Eye to eye How are you Where, when Open or closed As reality knocks May crack frames That are narrow To let go free Soul to soul Reach out Embrace Be embraced Light and sound Love all around Bring silence With noise Into life And death Transports all And one across Gates and bridges Worlds and planes Home’s a golden heart Ocean of love and mercy God is realizing itself Every moment now See each other Just as soul Eye to eye
“Welcome to the moment” — remembering the future
Entrusting yourself to divine guidance
The promise of the mysticism of all traditions, namely that heaven will take care of us, is a great challenge for us. At first we experience it differently: that we are dependent on external circumstances… [But] mysticism is alive (mysticism from the Greek myein, to close one’s lips and eyes, meaning: “what do I hear when I am silent; what do I see when I close my eyes?”). The surface of life is dominated by the will to survive and assert ourselves, which demands our performance and our full attention. But the surface is only thin; not so far underneath lives another experience, hidden but just as real; quieter and more delicate, but just as strong and sustaining.
The question that mysticism asks us is: “To whom do you give priority? Do you allow your life to be guided by the laws of the surface or by the mystery of the Tao, which provides and cares for us?” If we make the surface our guiding star, we must abandon all hope, because this is where performance and struggle apply. But if we place the secret at the center of our lives, it is the proofs and being right that we must abandon. Because trust, devotion and love apply here, and these are not based on the power of evidence, but on the power of meaning and affirmation.
— Kontexte des Segens, I Ching – The Book of Changes, 坤 KUN, Thomas Primas