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  1. Miles
    November 27, 2014 @ 4:15 am

    Morning Fred,
    Very good. I think Jesus said “I am that I am and that is all that I am”, or is it you who just said that ?
    Maybe you have just described my experience which I’ve been unable to ground for many years.
    I would love your comments.
    In times of great peace and stillness, usually in meditation, I am aware of the” I am”, after seemingly being absent coming into awareness, without any projected thoughts around it. Then a letting go and falling into deeper silence, Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. From this emptiness there follows what I can only describe as an upward rush of profound all encompassing love. The physiological sensation of wanting to embrace mankind / the world and give it the sweetest gentlest kiss. I would like to think this is the gratitude you speak of.
    Then confusion follows. There seems to be an automatic desire to share this beauty, but the body/mind can find no way of expressing the stillness. Life then seems to ache for something tangible to hold onto ,to
    manifest this potential, while God laughs at my frustration. Is this the sex of creation. Even as I am writing this I am smiling at my delightful innocence. Love will ground as and where necessary. All is well.
    If I had your gift with words you may have had a serious rival in trying to express the inexpressible.
    Meanwhile I’ll leave it to you. With Gratitude.

    Love Miles

    • Fred Davis
      November 27, 2014 @ 11:24 am

      Beautiful, Miles. That is indeed the gratitude of which I speak. The unit doesn’t need to try to express the stillness. It in itself an expression of the stillness.

      All love,

      • Don De Vries
        December 3, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

        Fred and Miles, you both got to me in such a delicious and tantalizing way. Thank you. I am sharing something that immediately came to mind from another source, another of the luminous sharers, then something that came to me to write.

        Across the planes
        of consciousness,
        we have to live
        with the parodox
        that opposite things
        can be simultaneously

        – Ram Dass –

        Springing from the ineffable empty
        translucence of seeing
        completely clear nothingness
        issuing from the vacuumous void
        of darkest space
        is the true knowledge
        that it is
        completely full


        • Fred Davis
          December 3, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

          Hey, Don! Thanks for the Ram Dass quote, and for yours!

          In peace,

  2. Robbin
    November 27, 2014 @ 7:44 am

    Great post followed by a great comment. Could almost have been part of the post.
    May this life constitute a blundering but grateful finger.

    • Fred Davis
      November 27, 2014 @ 11:22 am

      Hey, Robbin! Thanks!

      All love,

  3. blake
    November 27, 2014 @ 11:18 am

    thank you for this.

    • Fred Davis
      November 27, 2014 @ 11:21 am

      Thank you!

  4. arlenez
    November 27, 2014 @ 11:59 am

    Hey Fred.

    Great Post!

    Lots to chew on and digest on this eating day, once my mind stops stopping!

  5. Fred Davis
    November 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    Hey, Arlene! Thanks so much. I wish you a fine holiday.


  6. Gary Falk
    November 27, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    Great article, Fredness.
    And perfectly timely as well, although
    it is certainly a timeless message.

    The Gary unit salutes you.

    Which brings to mind something my former
    Tibetan Buddhist teacher used to say, and which
    I’ll simply paraphrase:

    No gratitude, no enlightenment.

    I think that’s safe to say.

    All love and All joy,


  7. Fred Davis
    November 27, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

    Your Tibetan teacher was right on the money.

    In love and gratitude,


  8. Alfred Koegler
    December 1, 2014 @ 7:49 pm

    Loved this post Fred! In loving gratitude…

    • Fred Davis
      December 1, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

      Hey, Alfred! Thank you so much. It’s always great to hear from Upstate New York!


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