We’re awake when the commonplace is suddenly elevated and we see beauty everywhere, in everything.
In light of the first of the Four Noble Truths (Life is suffering), shouldn’t birth be swaddled in sorrow and death elicit a sober joy?
Death is the opposite of birth, not Life. Life has no opposite.
“Forgive them. They don’t know what they’re doing.”
We act according to our level of consciousness, neither higher nor lower. The realization of this is forgiveness.
More suffering comes into the world by people who take offence than by people who give it.
The word consciousness cannot be pluralized. That is because there is only one consciousness, one life, albeit manifested in many forms. The recognition of this is love.
Perhaps it’s all a dream. (It’s been said so, many times.) And every aspect of the dream, enraptured and animated by a breath still being drawn, has been designed to wake us up.