the fire of flaming truth

i am not the body-personality nor am i the author of the
actions of that physical being. i am the observing awareness, the
indwelling presence ever abiding beyond thought, who calmly witnesses.

that which is done through the body's agency, because of the influence of
the personality, belongs to that entity alone. it is not mine.
i am the pure bright awareness enlivening the body: truly, i am
not of the body. i am ever free, ever stainless, like a cloud in the sky,
like space itself, just present, offering no resistance & no attachment.

now i am standing on the threshold between body-personality &
observing awareness. in daily life both flow with the evolving events
of the moment. yet the body-personality has many ups & downs,
whereas the awareness remains clear & steady, unattached to the outcome.

this is what i contemplate in sadhana, Shiva. i currently am a
fluctuating amalgam of spirit & matter. it's like that tremulous
moment when the butterfly realizes that she is in the chrysalis &
can  remotely sense her wings slowly developing, but she herself is yet
vulnerable & powerless to act. nor is it needful, for creation
is unfolding & happening naturally, by itself, for all of us.

ah Shiva! this sadhana is on-going, a way of life, & i am quite
fundamentally drawn to it, attracted like the moth to her fulfillment
in the fire of flaming truth. i am witness to the blazing conflagration.

Author: swadharma9

i am 81, living in a nursing home and deepening my spiritual life as is appropriate as one ages. i am a student of the Sanatana Dharma and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

5 thoughts on “the fire of flaming truth”

  1. Ah, if I could only absorb truth as you see it. So hard sometimes in the midst of a busy life involving others to meditate on such things. Thanks for the amazing words. I feel you are one of the wisest people I know.

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  2. The image of the butterfly becoming conscious of its wings yet unable to fly till Creation deems it right, is so beautiful and so true. There is a time for everything. We fret and worry but creation is naturally unfolding for all of us. Thanks Joy for yet another message of peace, of being in sync with the Universe.

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    1. thanks for your thoughtful response🙏🏼 ah, cultivating calm patience is so necessary for me! my patience is more of the restless foot-tapping, hand-wringing variety🤪 the moth joyously diving into the flame is more my tendency actually! the butterfly reminds me that cultivation of patience & willingness to yield to necessity is where my work lies!

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