It’s the life in the eye that counts Whether love, joy, or ecstasy – The look that sees you as the center of the universe – And as a manifestation of God – You remember that passing-by look For the rest of your life.
Tragedy, on the other hand, is when an actor isn’t aware he’s acting Doesn’t know he’s in a play And follows a script without the sense that he’s reading one.
He hears a smattering of applause, starts to bow – And then And then –
Mystics use “poetic” language to express
An otherwise indescribable spiritual experience –
Saying, for example, that the ultimate meaning of divine love is “annihilation.”
Once you are able to set aside your ego-self and become “no body” and “no thing”
You’ll be free to love everybody and everything.
Meister Eckhart taught: “The “eye” which I use to see God
Is the same “eye” that God uses to see me.”
This “two-way” view – currently available only to God and God’s friends –
Is what we all should be striving to attain –
A freedom with no why in it –
The kind of freedom that ensures the impossibility
Of God or the true self from ever being manipulated