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Life is Love

Life is Love

Life is Love.  Love is Truth.  Truth is God.  God is Reality. Reality is Light. Light is Love.  Love is Life.

Life has no opposite, no other, is infinite and therefore, unknowable. No belief, no perspective, no idea could possibly be equal to Truth/Reality/Light. Our ideas and beliefs are a part of Life and will never be equal to it, no matter what the Fundamentalists or Scientists say. This may seem depressing and morbid, but it is actually fabulous news because it places all perspectives and philosophies on the same level as finite, limited perspectives.  We will never stop making surprising discoveries about the Universe but this does not mean that the Unknowable will one day be known.  It means that our curiosity will always be fed an overwhelming amount of Wonder and Mystery.  The Question is not, How can I know and therefore gain control of Liife, but What is my relationship with Life?  Am I contracted and collapsed upon my self idea?  Or, Am I in love and trust, surrendered emotionally, to Life?

Einstein said that Wonder and Imagination is senior to Knowledge.  We are living in and AS a Great Wonder, an Infinite Mystery, a Cosmic Punchline that literally cracks you up.  Are you willing to be undone and penetrated and illuminated by the Great Wonder of Existence?  Or, Are you content to cling to your little rowboat and stay near the shore?

In either case, you are embedded in the Infinite Grace and Throbbing Potential of the White Hot Current of Life.  This is your actual Situation.  You were born without a clue and you are living in a Most Surprising Circumstance that is inherently blissful, ecstatic, and Enjoyable.  You have no idea what anything actually IS, you only have a name or an explanation.  However, the name is not identical with the thing named.  “Table” is a word, but what is that thing in your living room, really? How could it possibly exist?  We say God made it or the Big bang exploded it into existence, but that doesn’t solve the Mystery, it only ratchets it back a notch.  The Mystery remains.

Authentic human life is the result of establishing heartfelt Intimacy with this Great Mystery, the Wonder of Existence, the Galactic Person of Love and Truth.

“There is neither one God or many Gods.  There is only God.  All the one and many Gods are idols of That Which is God”  Adi Da

Our self image produces our ideas about God.  Enlightenment is the Prior Condition that exists before the self image is formed.  When you look in a mirror, do you identify with your reflection, or with the Aliveness which is looking at the reflection?  You cannot see your own eyes or bite your own teeth.  You need a mirror to see your eyes, you need a Universe to reflect your Infinite Aliveness. It’s easy to confuse your reflection with your Self.  Spiritual practice is about overcoming this trance, not about metaphysical beliefs, or the attainment of any state. Your natural state cannot be attained, it can only be Recognized. That’s the Point. Recognition is Love and Embrace of What is, even if it’s unknowable. You are inherently and coherently Intimate with That Which Originates all things, at all times, whether you are aware of it or not.  Happiness is the Awareness of Love as the Condition of all conditions.  This is the Original Gospel, Prior Unity with God.  It is not sometime in the future, it is now and always has been.  This is Glorious beyond belief, the Good News, the Treasure the man finds buried in his Field.  Everyone owns this Treasure, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Atheists, Agnostics, everyone.

This creates unbroken coherence and intimacy between us, beyond ideas and apparent differences.  Your big toe is different from your eye too, but that doesn’t make it separate.  You are one Singular Individual and cannot be divided into the sum of your parts. Who you are Precedes and Transcends and Includes all things.

Robert Cinque

In addition to writing essays like these, Robert Cinque also builds beautiful, affordable and comfortable yurts for homeowners and businesses in the fabulous Skagit County. Throughout the past three decades, his work has included building and installing wood art at local landmarks like the Cascadian Farm Organic Fruitstand in Rockport (WA), the Birdsview Brewery at the foot at “the American Alps” in the Pacific Northwest’s Skagit Valley, and many others. He has worked with visionary architect and organic designer Sunray Kelley for over 20 years on many beautiful projects. Together, they formed Radiant Homes and are actively engaged in the development of the Living Home, the Bioshelter, the no-mortgage, no-permit, food and energy producing home. Their work has been featured on National Geographic, MTV, Better Homes and Gardens, and represents the Greening of Architecture, a movement they consider to be the most important development since the Industrial Revolution. He says: These essays are about “dungeons of mind, the root of suffering, true sanctuary, and the glorious imperative to live intimately with That Which Is Alive As All Things. They are painful, bloody and hard-hitting (the “truth will set you free, but it will piss you off first”). They are designed to destroy what’s false and cultivate what’s real. They are not merely my opinions or philosophy; they are field reports from the underground where the Lie was deconstructed. They are wrecking balls, cosmic insults to vanity and arrogance, bulldozers and firebombs that burn out the tangled underbrush. They are intended to water the Seeds of Life buried under mountains and centuries of false beliefs, inherited “culture” and ego cults, so-called “religions”, including scientism, masquerading as truth. Idols are routinely lampooned and sacred cows are turned into hamburger as quickly as possible. I really don’t mean to offend any one personally. I’m not after them. I’m after the beliefs that are harming them: the Big Lie, the belief in separation from Love and Truth that strangles the heart and creates terrible, unbearable suffering. I love to help create Sanctuary and Shelter. I am a green builder and enjoy showing others how to build a no-mortgage, no-permit bio-shelters that also provide food and energy. cell 360-393-5663

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