Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Darkness and Vastness

Mahakali, Vajreswari Temple, Kangra, India
Maya doesn't mean "illusion," it means something more like "things are not what they seem."

Darkness and Vastness are lovers.

From them, all light is born, and within their embrace, all life is played out.

Darkness is your friend. We call her "Darkness" but her true name is "Radiance."

Her healing touch awaits you moment by moment.

Just close your eyes, and she will hold you to her breast. Within that embrace, you realize that all is radiance, and that light is not separate from her.

Vastness is your friend. We call him "Vastness" but his true name is "Power."

He is always at your side. Just take one gentle breath into the space of your heart, and his clarity will disintegrate all resistance to what truly is.

-- Richard Power

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