PUT the HAND to the PLOW and HOLD ON

photo by MeridaGOround

Awakening. Woke. Consciousness. Awareness. Mindfulness . . . all these terms are buzzing in the HiveMind these days. ¬†A friend shared an essay with me recently which is worth circulating. ¬†It reminded me of a tune from ¬†my iTunes library which I will now attempt to embed , by Mahalia Jackson, titled, ¬†Put the hand to the plow . . .¬†. > nope, Apple won’t let me, but youtube will. ¬†SKIP AD.

More importantly, here’s the essay. ¬†Blessings, for¬†now.

ALL, or nothing

PRESENT         absent

ONE                   zero

FULL                 empty

If One is All it must include nOne.

Psalm 27 verse 4, two renderings, in English :

[King James]   One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

[mine]  ONENESS with the Divine is my quest, until i awaken to THAT present state which inhabits all of creation forever, beholding JOY, drawn by enlightened desire.

¬ŅWhat do we really want?

NOTE: ¬†Elsewhere on these pages I’ve rendered the ethics teachings of Jesus (“the sermon on the mount”) in contemporary language, consolidating that sermon, which is scattered across several gospels, into a single attempt.