The veil of illusion, or maya, that has been keeping you from perceiving reality as it is, is starting to burn away. The fire is not the heated fire of passion, but the cool flame of awareness. As it burns the veil, the face of a very delicate and childlike buddha becomes visible.
The awareness that is growing in you now is not the result of any conscious “doing”, nor do you need to struggle to make something happen. Any sense you might have had that you’ve been groping in the dark is dissolving now, or will be dissolving soon. Let yourself settle, and remember that deep inside you are just a witness, eternally silent, aware and unchanged.
A channel is now opening from the circumference of activity to that center of witnessing. It will help you to become detached, and a new awareness will lift the veil from your eyes.
Mind can never be intelligent – only no-mind is intelligent. Only no-mind is original and radical. Only no-mind is revolutionary – revolution in action.
This mind gives you a sort of stupor. Burdened by the memories of the past, burdened by the projections of the future, you go on living – at the minimum. You don’t live at the maximum. Your flame remains very dim.
Once you start dropping thoughts, the dust that you have collected in the past, the flame arises – clean, clear, alive, young. Your whole life becomes a flame, and a flame without any smoke. That is what awareness is.
Osho A Sudden Clash of Thunder Chapter 1
A coat of quotes and passing poetry
Dali and the ace of fire.
The ace of fire is vitality, the ace of wands is purity.
The first elemental suit of the tarot is fire and the wands.
The ace is root. It reflects the source of your inner fire.
That is the potential. In you, and the potentiality represented to this as a sign in the tarot system of divination.
This artwork is from Salvador Dali’s representation of the one of wands, the ace of fire.
The crazy at its most endearing. The creative at its most beautiful.
The idea in its essence.
A Random Tarot Card Greeting - Your source reflects you to find your potential."
Ace of Wands - Potential | Dali Tarot Deck