“Though this hut is small… it includes the entire universe.”
~Shih Tou—Zen Tradition
There is only one. It is called by many names. I prefer to call it the conscious energy of life… or consciousness. It is a self-delighting energy… or what is termed… blissful consciousness. It is you… it is me… it is the essence of all and everything.
Consciousness creates the relative field as the arena of all experience. Thus both relative polarities are the same consciousness. Again… there is only one. Thus… macrocosm and microcosm are the same blissful consciousness. This is to say that a human being and the universe that surrounds him/her are of the same essence… or consciousness. All that you are and all that surrounds you… is but one blissful consciousness. Both individuated and universal consciousness… are the same consciousness. As the ancient wisdom traditions said… the macrocosm is in the microcosm and the microcosm is in the macrocosm.
This week… let us increase our wakeful focus on this time-honored truth. Let us be more consistently aware that we embody and express the truth of one blissful consciousness and that the same consciousness surrounds us as all and everything… throughout 50 billion simultaneous universes. Again… there is only one. Let us more consistently live with such wakeful focus.
- Tags: Francis Bacon