No Thing

The answer to our deepest question is never a thing. An idea is a thing. A belief is a thing. The mind itself is a thing, as much as a lump of soil or an emerald. But no thing can ever satisfy our yearning for the infinite. We are really searching for nothing.

Moses asked to know God's name. The name of a thing. God told Moses that the only name of God is I AM. Not "I am this" or "I am that." Just I AM without an object, without a predicate noun. God's verb has no object. I AM means, "I am no thing."

When we let objects, thoughts, memories, desires, pass through naked awareness without grasping them as knowledge, when we let the subject simply be without an object, that is pure meditation.
Then the subject radiates its own un-created light. To know, without knowing any thing, is to know God.

Art: Moses and the Burning Bush by Marc Chagall



Petals and thorns
have no sweetness.
Rest here instead,
where bee's feet
get sticky.
Step off the wheel
into its center.
Find the pollen
of stillness.



Say Yes to what Is in this moment. Saying Yes opens you up to a power that heals the earth more than any No, even if your No is "right."
Yes springs from a place that is beyond right and wrong. Yes rises like nectar from the roots of an ecstasy beyond the mind.
Say Yes to this moment and all the planets for a radius of a thousand light-years around you taste the sweetness of your sap.
Do you want to change the future? Drown completely in the ocean of Yes and disappear in this Now.
Even God will be intoxicated by your next breath.