Saturday, September 15, 2012

The open doorway in the center of your heart

In the very center of your heart, there is always an open doorway. It has nothing to do with any of this movement into “higher” states of consciousness, with the mythical sustained transcendent experience, or moving beyond this messy world of intimacy, confusing gooey love, and human vulnerability. It wants so badly for you to walk through, to meet for the first time this unbearable longing to be home, to behold for the first time the miracle of this precious human body, of *these* thoughts, of *these* feelings, of *these* passing states of consciousness. For in just one moment of caring enough – of somehow resisting the call to exit this experience for another – what you see is that it is all made of love, crafted out of the substance of love, all the way through, from the inside-out and outside-in. And no matter what the details of your specific and deeply personal reality, love has somehow configured itself as your unique life, and has offered itself as a gift… only forever waiting for you to receive it, as it is.