Let’s face it, it’s nice to share a meal with someone you can relate to.
When I want heartfelt comfort and soul nourishment…it really is immensely satisfying to know that I am in a relationship with a very intimate “Other”…and indeed, the more I surrender (snuggle up) to that Other-ness, the more I recognize that the other enjoys companionship just as much as I do. The meal just tastes better when we’re sharing the same grass.
But just to keep the scales balanced (I am a Libra), I love grazing in the open fields of un-endingness and non-distinction…it’s relaxing, it’s satisfying, there’s no resistance and there’s more than enough to go around.
So let’s face it…it’s good to abide in “both/and”.. which calls me to be a compassionate “other” when life needs “me-othering” and as permeating presence in the pastures of consciousness when distinction just gets in the way.
So, thanks Jesus and thanks Buddha. Even though you are of the same fertile “Ground of Being,” by showing up in different guises, its make sharing the meal more flavorful and standing together… a treat for the infinite be-holder.
“On a Walk” by Errol Strider
On a walk…or pacing…
when I really want to focus in…to perceive Essence…
I stare down into grass, dirt or concrete,
for in that focus…mesmerized…
the sweet inner gaze of the “Unfathamobile” filters up to me
And I stare…as into nothing…the ground within…
to walk in the experience
that I am…accompanied.