There is no self to help.
The best self-help advice of all.
When you try to ‘help’ the ‘self’
you reinforce an illusion:
That there is a broken self,
a self that is ‘less than’,
a present self worse than
a future self…
And you strengthen identification
with a mind-made ‘self’.
An entity called ‘me’.
You forget your nature as Presence itself.
So when you give up
trying to help a self,
you sink into an unconditional embrace:
The embrace that IS Life Itself…
Where all your imperfections,
your doubts, sorrows, joys and fears,
your longings and your ecstasies,
even your imagination of ‘self’,
and your frustrated attempts to ‘fix’ it,
or ‘help’ it reach a future perfection,
are 100% embraced.
No self to save.
No self to fix.
No self to enlighten.
No self to lose.
Just an exquisite moment.
An unlimited divine perfection,
all human imperfections.
Shining through the self-help.
So help yourself, friend,
by ending the search
for a better self.
And fall in love…
- Jeff Foster
A Sign of Our Times or How the Black Madonna Is Shaking Us Up for the Twenty-First Century
What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?
The seed of life is within us all, our dance here is mundane, strange and wonderful.
Meanwhile, someplace in the world, somebody is making love and another a poem.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
“Some of his poems are as if he’s consoling God for what’s happened to his creation”
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