The Gateless Gate is to be found in every landscape, in all situations. It only takes remembering this is so for it to be so, standing before us to turn the light around, bringing perspective and perception to bear on this here and now, transporting us, shifting us, from the rational, physical world of logic and reason, morality and ethics-- transcending the world of give and take, conquest and humiliate-- and opening us to the spiritual world of seeing and hearing, perceiving and realizing, knowing and doing, being and becoming aligned with the flow of life through all situations and circumstances, where we exhibit/express our innate and original nature in doing what needs to be done where it needs to be done, when it needs to be done, how it needs to be done, because it needs to be done, no matter what, in each situation as it arises, all our life long. This is the universal covenant of life with itself and its lived environment. And when we break the covenant, it all falls apart until we realign ourselves with the flow of life, and take up our role in the process of seeing and doing, apprehending and responding to the need of the moment, with the gifts we bring to the moment, for the well-being of life as a whole. The Gate supplies us with the mental shift that is needed to turn the light around and re-orient ourselves from seizing, forcing, striving, achieving... to seeing, hearing, knowing, doing, being... at one with ourselves and each other and all sentient beings in balance and harmony with all. The Gate is real and we are Gate-keepers, honoring the Gate and keeping it open to the flow of life and being between the worlds of physical reality and spiritual reality-- each supporting the other for the good of the whole, from generation to generation, world without end. It is the way. And it is time for us to be about it.
If we aren't living the kind of life that is worth dying for, we should sit quietly seeking what is worth living for, and do that-- letting nothing stop us from doing that. Ukrainians understand this. Billionaires, not so much.
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Thank you. I just lost someone who was very important in my life and this post helped me.