Embracing the Paradox

"Love Mandala" mixed media painting by Kanta Bosniak

Living a Spiritual life does not equate to living on a mountaintop unless you actually live on a mountain top! And even then, truly spiritual life does not stay clear of life. For soul growth, we are called to embody, get in the mix, connect, and play.I think one of the most endearing and impressive qualites of a human being is the ability to hold two seemingly opposite thoughts in mind at the same time. We are here; we are dreaming. We are in the Mind of God just being, and we have no goal; we take purposeful action to extend love and serve. We find Love within and cherish it as if it were our lover; we find the Beloved in our beloveds and cherish it as if it were sacred.

This is is living life as a “Love Poem.” This is bringing Love down and grounding in in the soil so that it may be fully expressed in human life and in all of our relationships, our work, and in all the ways we engage with life.

I love how these simultaneous levels of being are expressed in the Gita. “Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.” and yet at the same time: “Action is greater than inaction. Perform therefore thy task in life.”

May you enjoy deep peace and exciting, fully engaged life!

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