A Secret to Seeing God

A man once looked into the cradle of his baby girl.
Her eyes shined with light.
His heart grew wide in his chest,
for the first time in his life.
In her beautiful slate blue baby eyes,
he thought he’d finally found the path to redemption,
away from his angry father,
away from his mother who never seemed to care.

He didn’t know what a mistake he made in that moment.

He mistook this feeling of love
for his own redemption.
He didn’t know what this really was.
This was simply God looking at God.
This was the freshness of God born anew,
as she is again and again and again every day.

As he looked into the baby’s slate blue eyes,
He thought
he could do so many things
to be better,
to be a better man,
to prove to the world
that he was good.

He didn’t know.
He didn’t know the hell born of trying to change the past,
the sickness grown by being a reaction
instead of a steady soul on his own ground.

This well-meaning man made a huge mistake.
He saw God in the eyes of a child,
and he thought he could do things with her
to save himself.

There is no doing.
There is no becoming better
when you catch a glimpse of God in form
and feel your heart expanding like a galaxy.
In that moment, the only wise road is appreciation.

Revel in the effulgence but don’t try to capture it or use it.
The second you try to hold it for yourself,
it’s gone.

Oh, Loved Ones,
here’s a secret of seeing the Divine
again and again and again:
When you catch a glimpse of God in form,
Recognize the expansive feeling in your chest
only as a great and simple gift of the Divine.
It’s not a call to act
but a wonderful invitation to enjoy.

Never mistake a finite form for the essence of God.

Now when you see the light of god in a baby’s eyes,
there’s nothing you should do to keep it,
for you are already good.
The reason you can recognize it
is because you are of the world,
and all the world is God.
God is alive in your heart, too,
and so there is nothing you need to do to be better.

Here, here is your own ground.
Written here
is a secret to seeing God.


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