“O Mani Padme Hum” is the same as “Namaste”.  It is a greeting or acknowledging of energy.  It is noticing potentiality.  It is acknowledging that now isn’t always.  What you see isn’t always what you get.

I once had a dream of a small girl.  She came up to me, with raven black hair falling past her shoulders.  She smiled an open smile and held out her left hand to me.  In her hand was a glass vial, maybe an inch long.  I looked and I saw two brown coils, like tiny brown worms, like strands of chromosomes, flex and twine in their pulses.  I understood this.  All is in flux, all is movement.  The only constant is change.

I realized that it is essential to not define something as “good” or “bad” – it just is.  We see it as one or the other based on our human perspective, but we don’t have the whole picture.  We can’t.

God is the Alpha and Omega at the same time and we cannot fully comprehend that.  We want absolutes, yes/no, yin/yang.   Yes, God is the beginning and the end, so God is bigger than we can comprehend. We are just a mote of dust in comparison. But it also means that God is dual natured, yet God is also unified. Our human selves cannot comprehend this.  We don’t have words for it and we can’t experience this.

It is satori. It is stopping time.  It is Zen. It is the right now and being OK with things as is, with no definition.  No definition means no words, but it also means no boundaries. It all gets a little fuzzy around the edges because there aren’t any edges any more.  Sometimes things are clearer if you take off your glasses. Sometimes life makes more sense when we stop trying to define it.


About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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