Heaven on Earth. What a beautiful idea.
Why must one wait for death to enjoy this state of eternity? Why not enter while one is still alive?
This very moment. Open the door within your heart. That’s the entrance way, the tunnel leading to Peace, Understanding, Everlasting Love. While you’re concscious. Perhaps Awakening. And able to enjoy the “Afterlife” by simply closing your eyes. Got it? Close them. Close both eyes to reach that calm, that relaxing of the tense shoulders, the clenched jaw.
And now, open . . .
Open to the child-like essence inside where all is pure, innocent, Divine. We all have it. It’s within our reach. Just forgive your Self. Disobey any and all expectations. Let them fly away like a dove soaring toward the highest branch of the Tree of Life. Look. God is in everything. Everywhere.
Inspire your Self. Guide your Self. Love your Self.
Christina, Do you see why I needed to share Kibir’s poem published in the Kabat-Zinn book and highlighted in the writings by you? It moved me so much, after taking from your Heaven such a small taste. A sip. A curious sniff of all any of us ever wanted, ever hoped to return to: that state that has always been and always will be now and forever more if we but let it manifest . . . let all go . . . let our Selves be Free.
Heaven on Earth, an excerpt
by Christina at Abundantly Radiant
” . . . I’m reading “Coming to Our Senses” by Jon Kabat-Zinn. He quotes Kabir, a fifteenth century Indian poet who speaks to this idea of being present… perhaps a taste of heaven on earth…?”
Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive.
Jump into experience while you are alive!
Think…and think…while you are alive.
What you call “salvation” belongs to the time before death.
If you don’t break your ropes while you are alive,
do you think ghosts will do it after?
The idea that the soul will join with the ecstatic
just because the body is rotten-
that is all fantasy.
What is found now is found then.
If you find nothing now,
you will simply end up with an apartment in the City of Death.
If you make love with the divine now, in the next life you will
have the face of satisfied desire.
So plunge into the truth, find out who the Teacher is,
Believe the Great Sound!
Kabir says this: When the Guest is being searched for,
it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the work.
Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity.
translated by Robert Bly
For Christina’s inspiring post, see