What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral.
We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher.
That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution
Rumi, 13th Century

6.08.2010

Letting Go

Why is it so hard to let go?
Past lives, past loves, past mistakes.

Time has the tendency to latch on
Haunting our minds
lingering with us
memories surface in the subconscious
Floating amidst the present
Confusion

Attachment becomes
A pillar of salt

Memories don't live
don't hurt
like people do
The future depends on a
mapping of the past

Truth being, that
the past is not I
for I am only now
here, the present

What has happened
good, bad, indifferent
didn't make me, cannot make me
not without permission.

Release begets redemption
Letting go to
let me go.


iNi

have let go

NadYa Dee


Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."