“Dig Deeper”

statue of man holding a cross

You can study the key tenets of Hinduism

You can memorize the essential Sutras of Buddhism

And you can philosophize about Taoist practices

But can you grasp the incomprehensible reality of Brahman?

Can you discover the essence of your own Buddha Nature?

And can you learn how to harmonize your life with Tao?

The intellect only takes you so far….

Dig Deeper,

Like a ground hog burrowing into the Earth

To see who you really are

And what lies beneath this.

Mindful Musings: Apr 8

“The Perfect Moment”

rule of thirds photography of lit candle

At certain junctures in our lives, the distractions of our physical existence can ensnare us like a rabbit in a hunter’s trap. Pursuits of such worldly desires as money, power and fame may seem to fulfill you for a time…. perhaps for the better part of your lifetime. But inevitably, the day arrives when you gain a glimpse into the deeper mystery of being through an infinite number of possible avenues such as a walk-in nature, hearing a beautiful song, ingesting a sacred plant and even witnessing the birth of a new born. This glimpse into the higher reality is in fact a glimpse into God, the Tao and the One itself. In such a moment of transcendent knowing, it might appear that the illusionary barrier separating your soul from your body has finally been broken down. But in truth, there was no such barrier to begin with. For your soul, the Atman, was there all along waiting like a glorious butterfly to capture your attention at just the perfect moment for your awakening.

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE.

Mindful Musings: Mar 24

“A Glimpse of Eternity”

2 person standing on rocky hill near green trees under blue sky during daytime

Walking

In the direction

Far away

From our broken

Low down society

Rotten

Like spoiled milk

I may just leave

Everything behind today

To gain a glimpse

Of that unspoken truth

The TAO of new beginnings

And Buddha meeting Christ

On the winding road of love….

The sun sets

the moon emerges

And still I wander

To where?

I don’t know

To when?

I haven’t a clue!

How long,

Until I decide

To effortlessly flow

With the eternal springs of life?

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE.