How To Let Your Brilliant Being Shine

Posted by on January 6, 2015 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments

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lightfeaturedI recently came across one of my favorite poems, My Brilliant Image, by the fourteenth century Persian Poet, Hafiz:

One day the sun admitted,
I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
The Infinite Incandescence
That has cast my brilliant image!
I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The astonishing Light
Of your own Being!

Hafiz is telling us that the astonishing light, the brilliance of our own being, is already with us.  We are filled with great light that permeates everything.    Brian Swimme, Evolutionary Philosopher and Co-Collaborator of the documentary film, Journey of the Universe, calls it “allurement”.  What we are talking about here is love.  Allurement and love mean the same thing.  It is allurement that brings the particles and atoms together.  It is allurement that brings atoms into communities called molecules.  And it is allurement that is bringing us into the awareness of our truth, the astonishing light of our own being.  This is exactly what Eben Alexander, author of Proof of Heaven, and Anita Moorjani, author ofDying to Be Me, experienced while lying in a hospital room in a coma.  They both discovered that “heaven” is a state, not a place.  This astonishing light or “state of heaven” is everything…it is the earth, the plants, the air, the wind, the trees, the animals, all of that, and it is also YOU!   Yet, most of us don’t realize it.  Like Sleeping Beauty, we pricked our finger on the spindle of the mental world and we have gone to sleep.

I use the meadow metaphor in my book, What’s In the Way IS the Way, to illustrate the beauty of our being.  It includes flow, spaciousness, light, love and stillness, and it has always been with us.  But, we haven’t noticed these qualities of the meadow in ourselves because we have so often been engulfed in struggle.  When we are in a dark place, facing any challenging situation in our lives, most of us are caught in our minds and we don’t see the beautiful meadow.  We only see the cloud bank around our heads.  But, as we begin to bring awareness to the struggling self, we begin to realize that the meadow has always been there.

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