“The best plan is no plan. The best form is no form. The best self is no self. The best style is no style. The best action is in the spontaneity of the moment. For you know, nothing you are going to say or do. But, you trust in what happens and you allow that to unfold naturally. Trust in the moment.”
Why would one do this?
Living a life without a plan, gives you the freedom to make decisions on a moment-to-moment basis. It gives you to the freedom to have more time to just be, without worry, stress, or fear of uncertainty or change.
You abide in contentment, not knowing where you will go in the next moment, or what you will do or say to another person or how you will serve others.
You trust in Reality (God’s Will, The Universe, Source Energy, The Tao (pronounced-Dao), Allah, etc;) of what happens.
You have faith that all things will turn out for the best, because, whatever shows up in Reality, is the best in this moment.
You live and abide in acceptance, inner peace, non-attachment to the results of your actions.
If your intention is right, then the result will be also. This is how Masters work.
Be a Master and try it.
Jesus lived like this. Bruce Lee lived like this. Lao Tzu lived like this. Buddha lived like this. Byron Katie lives like this. Eckhart Tolle lives like this. Michael Jordan lived like this. Panache Desai lives like this.
There must be something right if, these individuals are living it.
I live like this when in one moment, I do not know what I am going to write, then this happens. I, Marcus Thomas does not write this. The Source, Consciousness, that express through Marcus Thomas does.
When the writing occurs for me, I feel I am on purpose. because, in the moment, The Divine is expressing what it needs to. That is serving a collective purpose. That’s when I know I am living my purpose as a writer, when I am empowering you.
Just be. It is not a question of doing, it is one of being.
It is so beautiful to know,
I am not this body
that I am consciousness,
or to be honest, indescribable
Its wonderful to know
our existential oneness
all the things of this Universe
It is so loving to know,
what you mirror to me,
is also in myself
and what I mirror to you,
exists in you
The dance of creation
nothing to something
something to nothing
From oneness to separateness
from relinquishing the illusion
to the living reality of oneness
Our evolutionary process happens
through short-lived lives
from fear to love
Such nostalgic rememberance
is a just of being
"What you reject in your self,
you reject in another
What you embrace in your self,
you embrace in another.”
The world is at peace. There is nothing wrong with it.
We interfere with it every day, which causes all the problems. We interfere with each other, which causes suffering.
I am at peace. There is nothing wrong with me.
When I cease to interfere with life, to think that I am the “doer” of this body, I suffer. When I think react to life, to my thoughts, I suffer, which causes all my problems.
When I just be, become aware of my judgments, thoughts and story, I realize there is nothing to fix about myself and I live this radically, by loving and accepting every part of me I have disowned, hated, judged, been afraid of to embrace my wholeness.
You are at peace. There is nothing wrong with you.
When I project my judgments, fears and beliefs on you, to think that I know what is best for you, I experience separation. I experience suffering because I interfere with life.
When I step back, and look at you withholding my judgments, projections, and open my heart with love and acceptance for others. I experience who you really are and not the conceptual beliefs I made up about you in my head. I experience the real you, oneness in a shared relationship and wholeness, first in myself, and then in another.
"Hope and fear are both phantoms
that arise from thinking of the self.
When we don’t see the self as self,
what do we have to fear?
See the world as your self.
Have faith in the way things are.
Love the world as your self;
then you can care for all things.”- Tao Te Ching, (Stephen Mitchell Translation) by Lao Tzu
Forgive them, for they know not what they do.
People do not know they are possessed by their thoughts. Our thoughts possess us, because we believe them and we harm each other as a result.
People do not know they are not their thoughts, emotions and sensations. Therefore, we look for ourselves in changing phenomena, not in the impermanence, that which does not change about ourselves.
People do not know they cannot actually harm each other being that their are not their bodies.
People do not know that forgiveness is not necessary in the face of unconditional love.
Forgiveness is only necessary if you believe you can be harmed or hurt by another.
Most of us, do not know that they are much greater than who they have been taught to believe.
Most people do not know how to love each other. Therefore, each of us are learning to love ourselves, then love each other. This makes forgiveness necessary.
Most of us do not know that love is inside each of us. We believe it only exists outside of us and we have to “get it.” This is a misconception.
Most of us do not know that nothing which we have cannot be taken away, unless we believe it to be so.
Therefore, Forgiveness serves a purpose, because all we want is to love and be loved.
Where Love Abides by Marcus Thomas
Chasing after love,
Abiding in your own heart
love exudes you
You think the source of it
lives in the world,
appearance of things that make you happy
If that were so,
how come the disappearance of things
makes you suffer?
I’ll tell you why,
every thing that you worship outside of you
And every thought, feeling, sensation
comes and goes
You think it is who you are,
but, I tell you
that every thing that has a birth
Everything that has a death,
Love is that which does not change,
it takes the shape of many forms
but it is not the form
It is that which is permanent
That is what you must seek
Turn towards your self,
leave all your preconcieved notions,
beliefs, concepts, rules,
at the door of your heart
Close your eyes,
and walk through the door
where love has never not been
That which is ineffable
is who you are
Love is reality, fear is an illusory concept created in your mind.
Every time fear arises within you it is attached to a thought about a past or future being projected from your own consciousness.
That future has not happened yet. But, you fear it possibly arriving and that paralyzes you. It is because of what you “might /might not” happen.
A woman being afraid to open her heart again to love the new person in her life because, she fears she will endure heartbreak a second time keeps her out of love. Her fear keeps her from the very love she says wants to experience.
For that to happen she has to open up to love, to the risk of being heart broken so you can experience a love without conditions. A love without conceptual boundaries or conditions on her self or another. She has to step out of faith, trusting that whatever obstacles come her way she can endure.
"Failure is an opportunity.
If you blame someone else,
there is no end to the blame.
Therefore the Master
fulfills her own obligations
and corrects her own mistakes.
She does what she needs to do
and demands nothing of others.” Verse 79, Tao Te Ching
Once she has accepted her own pain, projections without judgment, she recovers, she returns to the peaceful happiness that exists within her self. She knows now that the love she gives comes from her alone, and she gives it freely. Her partner appears, she meets him/her without conceptual ideas about what is love supposed to be like and she practices by inviting her partner to do the same. It gives her joy to share that love with another, without worrying if she going to receive it back. She doesn’t care because, there are no conditions. Together they create a space for love, for both of them to share. As that love expands from her to her partner and from her partner to her, there love grows.
There are no prerequisites, no masks, no lies, no obligations, but the freedom, transparency, adventure and wonder for both partners to explore their love and be present for each other as walk through their journey moving from separateness to oneness.