From: Alex Mercedes
Subj: Why am I sending this to you?
Date: Mon, Apr 9, 2007 at 11:39 PM
Because the passage spoke to me
and I wonder if it speaks to you
this is not an exam
but it is a kind of test I guess
or I'm fishing or showing my hand
there's more than one kind of loneliness
Here's my dream:
I have two...or maybe even three....friends who live in my town
we might find ourselves doing anything, talking about anything
talking about nothing
we know that when we're together
and we're real
I am sharing this Cohen quote with you, all of you,
because I don't remember us ever talking about this
except for the fact that we don't live in the same town
I'm either wishing or believing that you're one of the friends in [my]dream.
Glad you're on the planet and in my life.
When God ListensWhen people come together and get real, which means go beyond ego, a powerful presence instantaneously enters into the room. Lack of pretense equals presence. And what is that presence? It is the Authentic Self, the creative principle, the god-impulse. When people get real, God starts listening! But when there is pretense, the creative impulse doesn't listen, doesn't pay attention. It is only when human beings stop pretending and begin to authentically engage with the life process that God realizes there are some sentient life forms that are available—available for his or her creative purpose, available to be conscious vehicles for the emergence of the future.Andrew Cohen