What is My Life?
But I am not my life! I know this with a certainty beyond my experience. I know because I know. Nothing can take this away from me. I have always known.
What is sleep? Sleep is the forgetfulness of life becoming.
What is the awakening? Awakening is consciousness exhumed from life.
In the end, this life will pass—as they all have passed, but in the very end the last will not be followed by the next and all my accomplishments and failures will have been poured from the empty and disappeared into the void. I know this with a certainty beyond my experience. I know because I know. Nothing can take this away from me. I have always known.
What is repentance? Repentance is the respect consciousness pays to life—but this respect is Self-serving and in the very end, it too, will disappear into the void.
There is no escaping life—that is not the point—but to “pay to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and keep for God what is God’s,” that is the way. As a friend once asked, “Are you running your trip, or is it running you?”
In fact, there are two lives. When the first one disappears, the second appears and stands free and unencumbered, at peace and at rest. Love alone exists; Love alone prevails. This I have glimpsed and nothing can take it from me—for, after all, how can nothing be anything to everything?