A Tendency to Shine


If you prefer smoke over fire then get up now and leave,

For I do not intend to perfume your mind’s clothing with more sooty knowledge.

No, I have something else in mind. Today I hold a flame in my left hand and a sword in my right.

There will be no damage control today. God is in a mood to plunder your riches and fling you nakedly into such breathtaking poverty that all that will be left of you will be a tendency to shine.

So don’t just sit around this flame choking on your mind.
This is no campfire song to mindlessly mantra yourself to sleep with.

Jump now into the space between thoughts and exit this dream
before I burn the damn place down.

~ Adyashanti – from My Secret is Silence

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