Radical Transparency

For decades, I had been blessed, very blessed, by spontaneous blissful experiences of a radical transparency — where everything is oneness . . . vastness . . . emptiness. But still — oscillations occurred — between the spaciousness of unity consciousness and the density of my ordinary consciousness. Far too frequently I experienced an anxious division within myself and a sense of separation between myself and others.

I remembered being shocked at the end of a beautiful Zen retreat. In an intimate moment, the revered teacher’s most devout students collectively voiced the same aspiration – to no longer expe