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By Cynthia (Karima) Clayton
Excerpted from the book “Being & Becoming”


I wish for you to find “that place” within yourself, where you don’t need anyone or anything.

That center of stillness, which the world can’t invade. And to go there as often as you can. That is your refuge. That is your answer to pain. It is a space that is not yours personally, but a place all Masters have been, and is there for you to share, and lay down in repose.

The world will never give you what you want. It only fuels the wanting of your ego for more, other, better, me and mine. This tiny self is never happy. Your only happiness will come when you know you are a part of the bigger Self. The only peace you will have, and it’s not to be earned someday but is yours TODAY if you really want it, is to enter “that place” within, in awe, with respect, with love in your heart and a clear quiet mind. Humbly ask to rest there, listen with all your attention, and you will feel loved.

There is no greater feeling than this, no other calling more urgent. The world may be a game on many levels, but that sacred silent place is where reality and divinity exist side by side in their purest essence, and your purest Essence.

When you find that deep stillness, words forming thoughts on the screen are a vague but messy ripple, are annoying, even slightly painful. When you find “that place” at Center, a negative thought actually hurts, a doubt seems disrespectful, a resentment  seems to turn around and jump back on you, a less than perfect vision seems so wrong, and potentially destructive. What is uttered in our hearts in that silence… is sacred creation.

And all that surfaces that we call “less than perfect,” all that sends ripples out on the water, is needed for existence. For duality-reality is born and revolves around the Stillness, in waves of life manifesting. We create our own waves called the life we know. But all of us know that stillness, as well.

And it is ALL holy. It is ALL God.

Source: Ashland Resource Center

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