Where is Your Kingdom of God?

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My self-realization remains a mystery too unbelievable to conceive. A short glimpse in my past reveals a stream of mental agitations rightly suited for a psychopath. I occupied for years a n egotistical infected mind.

Fortunes, fame, and acquisitions propelled my existence. I failed immeasurable amounts of times in my self-created illusionist world. I desired an external definition of self. I was a perfectly insane.

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“The ultimate truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. That is all that needs to be said.” Ramana Maharishi

A Stormy Sea

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The chase nearly achieved its hidden-purpose my self-destruction. My obsessed mind of endless attachments and constant thinking positioned my exit many times. Fortunately, my path to spiritual awareness existed through this portal, this burnt out life. Remarkably and thankfully, my spiritual restoration would take place on earth.  Again, thank God.

“The kingdom of God will not come if you watch for it. Nor will anyone be able to say, ‘It is here’ or ‘It is there.’ For the kingdom of God is within you.” Jesus

417266_11ddI never will prescribed to the acceptance of a God mediator.  I desire to find the God in me of my own accord.  I do not want interpretation of my salvation.  The world’s religions saturated with angry Gods, restricted diets, forbidden wearing of clothing creates more confusion than harmony.

I AM…?

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And so, I sought a definition to “I AM” without declaring obedience to man’s interpretation of God. This road a lonely stretch of self-inquiry where no exist to interpret the language and sounds of God.  I love it this way.  I am guaranteed to find my source inside me.

To pull someone out of the mud, you must first step into the mud yourself.” Hasidic Master Israel Baal Shem Tov

If the source of God is within me, I must go into the mud and bring myself to the light.

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Tao Te Ching Verse 7

The Master is available to all people

and doesn’t reject anyone.

She is ready to use all situations

and doesn’t waste anything.

This is called embodying the light.

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What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher?

What is a bad man but a good man’s job?

If you don’t understand this, you will get lost,

however intelligent you are.

It is the great secret.

Dragon will talk later about Kingdom.

A Brother’s Oath

I rightly contend words

from man’s mouth.

Men not well-trained

in human kindness

I lend only an ear.

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My consciousness

normally waits

in another room.

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No measure of words convince

the heart more than actions

which proceed the beliefs.

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Religious piety, noble position,

familiarity or social

acceptability does not

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To all men who speak

kind words, I applaud you.

To all men who live

kind words, I am

your brother.

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The Invisible Dragon

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1st photo: “mírame – look at me” – by ruurmo

2nd photo: “Awareness…” – by carf

What is Spiritual Faith?

First, What Faith is Not

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Faith is not relentless praying and meditating until wishes come true. **Faith is not the practice of good behavior with hopes of a better life here or after**Faith is not the practice of customs, traditions or rituals ** Faith is not precondition behaviors for rewards, faith is not tithes**faith is not hate or intolerance**faith is not God is “On our Side,” ** faith is not a pastor, minister, pope, bishop, palm reader or fortune teller ** faith is not specific behaviors practiced on certain days ** faith is not men-only to being preachers ** faith is not believing all who disagree with your faith should burn in hell ** faith is not heterosexual nor homosexual preference ** faith is not race, creed or color ** faith is not religious clothing ** faith is not chants, mantras, or The Lord’s pray ** Faith is not the Bible, Koran, or any other book, who claims it’s a book of faith ** Faith is not being right ** faith is not a great spiritual orator ** faith is not a mega-church or a small cozy one ** faith is not an act of miracles ** faith is not the Virgin Mary ** a picture of a crying Jesus ** or a bright light witnessed in near death situations ** Faith is not things working out for you ** faith is not converting followers to your faith ** faith is not abstinence ** faith is not abstaining from pre-martial sex, alcohol, booze or drugs, ** and faith is not the sole ownership of those who believes their faith is stronger than others.

What is Faith?

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Faith is nothing. Faith is thoughtless, faith is silence, faith is stillness, faith is inner-spirit, faith is self-harmony, faith is non-judgmental, faith is egoless, faith is love of all and abandonment of none, faith is guiding one’s own life, faith is change, faith is spiritual balance, faith is self-discovery, faith is self-honesty, faith is patience, faith is self-awareness, faith is desire-less, faith is non-expectations, faith is inner-growth, faith is inclusion…Faith is saying, I’m sorry…Faith is accepting I’m sorry…Faith is forgiveness…Faith is love… Faith is blind….

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Robert Williams

Tao Verse 25, The Greatness Within

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Tao Verse 25

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Before the universe, it existed.

Vast, shapeless without form.

Immeasurable, unfounded,

boundless, endless.

Indefinite, ubiquitous.

I call it the “Way.”

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All things flow from it.

The universe and earth

flows through its depthless.

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The Way is Great.

Great is the Universe.

Earth is Great.

People are Great.

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Woman follows the earth,

Earth follows the universe.

Universe follows the Way.

The Way follows itself.

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The Invisible Dragon

Day 28, A Spirit Within

A exploration of spiritual stillness, 30 day fast of reading, studying and practicing the 26th verse of Tao Te Ching. (Living Calmly) The month long spiritual exercise in accepting and being gracious for what lies ahead.  Being a avid hack writer, I’ll post 30 days consecutively, thoughts on “Being Content.” Poems, exercises, take-home assignments, etc.

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Day 28, A Spirit Within

devastation about, a scream vibrate the vocal cords
helpless without respites, a divine intervention summoned hastily
her trembling voice rumbles rain-filled clouds and disappears
the exhausted gladiator pierces heaven with another bellow,
“Awake, death approaches yet I am alone.”
a eminent stream reaches atop her breasts,
tighten the mouth speechless, a blacken reflection
a rain drops melody calms
death greets silently, so shall she…
colorful eyes fade, a whisper breath…

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Shall you give up?

There is never a reason to give up.  If you started with one shoe, get in a one shoe contest. Whatever you have to offer, get about the business of living it.

You can reinvent your life. It may be a long journey and directions unclear at times, but its there for the taking.  Raise your consciousness, shove new ideals in your mind.  Meet like-minded individuals who had struggles and didn’t give up.

The past’s a record which no longer exist. Don’t use it for motivation, for you keep it alive, rid yourself of it. Stay right here, right now, positively moving forward at a snail pace if need be.

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Reinvent Yourself

Careful your plans, speak occasionally and never to many. You can not learn to climb a tree from ground dwellers. Some people need your failures to quantify their lives, they live comfortably with your mishaps.  Rid yourself of such shallow people.

The hardest part of reinventing yourself is believing it can be done. Its important to surround self with like-minded people. Make sure you are not in a basket of oranges and you’re a apple. Don’t be afraid to make tough decisions concerning your life.  Fear cripples.

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Do Life in Peace

Live in peace, no need to hate or create an enemy to reinvent yourself. A bad ex, poor parents can not be your motivation, soon you’ll become what you hate.  Look and listen to people who speak in pain, they’ve become the hate which they hated.

Soft the way to a new you, surrender all forms of hate and indifference. You can do it, don’t give up so easily.  Life begun today, you just left the womb.  Start over right now.

The Invisible Dragon