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Something calling to you

   

There is something in you that is not troubled in the least by the various challenges and upheavals of your life. No matter what has happened to you -- or is happening to you now -- it is untouched and unharmed by any of it.

Good times come and good times go. You meet someone who makes your life complete, or maybe you lose someone you loved with a passion. You achieve a dream you were following for many years, or perhaps you wake up one morning and realize your life is empty and always has been.

But this silent presence within you is unmoved by any of it. It shines like the sun. It’s at peace. It doesn’t move, it doesn’t change. It’s not going somewhere, and it didn’t come from somewhere either. It’s like a seed planted in the earth, waiting to be born into a flower, or a tree, or a new world. And the only word I can think to describe it is love.

This love that is in us was never born, and will never die. It is the source of everything but here's the interesting thing. It has never once lost its faith in you. It knows why you are here, and amid all the trials and tribulations of your life, it has never once deviated in its love for you.

Shh. Be still. Listen. Can you hear something calling to you amid the hustle and bustle of your daily routine? It’s love, your own true nature, and it wants to be free. It wants you to be free too. It wants to come out of hiding and set the whole world free.

Its time has come and it’s on the move. It has its own agenda for this world and it doesn’t really care about our political persuasions or cultural persuasions or religious persuasions. It’s love, and you'd better believe it is not going to be defeated.

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Stan December 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. ~ James Baldwin
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Christopher Foster December 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for sharing the quote Stan and all the best to you in your endeavors.

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Pat Fuller December 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Saturday and Sunday while driving to and from my son’s home near Chicago, I listened to Eckhart Tolle’s cd set called Through the Open Door to the Vastness of your True Being. It was a great reminder of the truth of the here and now. Your post today is another reminder.

I am complete in this moment. This is the only time I truly have to be love to this world. Thanks for the reminder. It is so easy to get lost in ego and forget the true purpose of existence.

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Christopher Foster December 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Hey Pat, you sure made good use of that drive to your son’s home. Eckhart’s book was a game changer for me. Thank you for your comment and I wish you blessings and joy.

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Patti Foy | Lightspirited Being December 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Thank you, Christopher!

This was so beautifully written, and I read and appreciated every word. Just perfect for me on this Monday morning where I woke up and hit the ground running. Pausing to touch in with this part of me that you so eloquently speak of seems to just be another thing on my list that I try to cram in. :-b (Not exactly, but it feels that way sometimes.)

Thanks for sharing your peace, and lots of blessings to you.
(P.S. I like your new-ish tagline. Fits, IMHO.)
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Christopher Foster December 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Patti, any time I read anything you’ve written I think, ‘Gosh, Patti sure is a great example of a light-spirited being.’

Thank you for your comment. It’s a privilege to share this blogging journey with you.

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Gail Brenner (AFlourishingLife) December 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Very beautiful, Chris. Crystal clear. Your words are pointers that go direct to the source. Thank you.
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Christopher Foster December 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Gail, thank you so much. Your comment makes me very happy. Blessings and love to you.

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Joy December 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Thank you for this reflection of radiance!
You describe love as: a silent presence. So often we “don’t know how to be love”, yet this is the answer: be a silent presence. Simple and doable. When we are present, we are love; when we open our hearts, we share love effortlessly and receive love graciously.

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Christopher Foster December 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I think this is a very important insight Joy. It’s not hard work to “be love,” as you say. Very simple. Very doable. So happy to hear from you and wish you a wonderful day.

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Galen Pearl December 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm

This reminds me of the beauty in A Course in Miracles. Lovely, lovely post.
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Darlene December 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Great post and so needed right now!

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Christopher Foster December 13, 2011 at 11:00 am

Thanks Darlene. Good to take a moment and wish you all the very best. Blessings to you.

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Elizabeth Nunn December 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm

In total agreement, Chris. Your words were perfect just as they are.

I also think that love is what holds the Universe together. Could it be that gravity is contained in love?

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Christopher Foster December 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

Thanks for sharing Elizabeth. This is sure how I feel. Absolutely love holds the universe together. And I think you’re on to something that even gravity or any other “law” simply is a reflection of the one reality we’re talking about here. A ton of good wishes to you.

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Tee December 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Thanks once again for an uplifting post. Hoping one day to find what you describe 🙂

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Christopher Foster December 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

Hey, thank you Tee. And thanks for the happy face. A real pleasure to greet you in this moment and thank you for reaching out your hand of friendship. Everything is going to work out perfectly.

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Evan Griffith December 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm

My God Christopher — just when I think my awe is complete, you write this lyrically powerful piece. Your paean to love is so direct and simple it could be set to song by The Beatles, and yet it is also spare and spacious and mysterious in the way of Lao Tzu . . . . I can feel it. I’m humming–

Thank you!
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Christopher Foster December 13, 2011 at 10:48 am

Thank you so much for your generous hearted words Evan. You humble me, but you also make me very happy. Sometimes I think we’re in a dance together in this life, with the opportunity always before us to learn to be a better partner of love. Blessings to you, dear friend. Take care.

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Terry Fischer December 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Thank you, it’s good to be reminded. Terry

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Christopher Foster December 13, 2011 at 10:38 am

Thanks Terry. With you in your journey. All the very best.

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Sharon Demarte December 13, 2011 at 6:34 am

Christopher, it’s obvious to me that your post came from that place of love that you speak of. Beautiful, simply beautiful!

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Christopher Foster December 13, 2011 at 10:37 am

Sharon, thank you so much, and may I say what a pleasure it is to connect with you in this way. Blessings.

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Tess The Bold Life December 13, 2011 at 8:02 am

Hi Christopher,
Simply beautiful. You have a gift that doesn’t quit giving! xo
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Christopher Foster December 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

You’re one of my best friends Tess. So happy that life worked it out so I can get to know you better. Looking forward to when you unveil your new course. Boldness isn’t just a word for you, is it, you live it and breathe it. Thank you for being who you are.

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Ken Wert December 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Hi Christopher! Beautifully said!

Love endures all the trials and challenges, all the inner turmoil and external calamities. Love exceeds and underlies and runs through all of life.

Love is an experience and a state of being and an external force and an internal condition. And love will outlast all the horror and destruction and abuse inflicted on humanity. It will be the only thing that saves us from ourselves. It will be the only thing that reaches into the depths of our souls and heals the wounds inflicted by others, accepted by ourselves.

Love is the answer to some of the most important questions in life. And love radiates from the pages of your blog because love radiates from the heart of the person who authors it.

Thank you, Christopher.
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Christopher Foster December 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Your words about love are absolutely gorgeous Ken. Nothing I can or would add at all.

Thanks for your kind sentiment at the end. Truly thankful that life has drawn us into orbit together. Stay strong.

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Dave December 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm

What a beautiful post Christopher, I’m so glad I came across it. Thank you for pointing the way to the radiance that’s always there, for all of us, even though we may have trouble seeing it sometimes.
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Christopher Foster December 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Dave, thank you so much. So true. Never a moment that radiance is not shining. Blessings

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Noch Noch December 21, 2011 at 10:26 pm

that’s so true. if it’s in us, that love for something, will never die. even if it takes a while to find it again 🙂
be still and listen. finally i am learning to 🙂
take care
hapyp holidays
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Christopher Foster December 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm

So happy to hear from you Noch. Just had the pleasure of reading your beautiful new post and leaving a comment.

You are an inspiration. I think there is such a great key in taking time to simply be still. The more you do this the more you will blossom. What a special, unique gift you have to bring to your world.

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Noch Noch December 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Yes thanks for the comment!! 🙂
I find, only by being still, can I hear the little voice inside me, and see things from a different perspective, things I do not notice before… and we need to stand still to smell the flowers, don’t we? 🙂
Thanks for reminding us to be still
Noch Noch
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Dr. Robert Doebler January 3, 2012 at 7:35 am

I think that despite of all the hardships we encounter in life, the one that gives us strength and pushes us to do our best is love. Not all of us are aware of this but i think everyone feels the love inside our hearts. Thank you for sharing Chris!

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Christopher Foster January 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Thank you Robert. What you say is so true. There’s a saying from long ago I’ve always loved,goes something like this, “Love never faileth.” It’s the literal truth isn’t it?

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Christopher Foster December 28, 2011 at 10:57 am

Beautiful words Noch. Thank you and have a blessed New Year.

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