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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger
This is the way of it -- the terrifying, shattering, exhilarating, total yielding that opens us to true union with the Eternal.
Take of me all you please --
if you want all of myself, I'll not say no.
This is the fierce courage that every saint and sage has found. "Take anything, everything, even my very life, but give me Yourself!" This is the daring prayer of the great peaceworkers and social healers, and of every lover of God.
To reach out this way while remaining free from fear, requires both subtle balance and iron determination, for it throws us into direct conflict with the ego-self's constant assertion that it is the most important thing in the universe. We are forced to step beyond such an impoverished sense of ourselves. Before we can let go of our littleness, we must recognize our immensity:
I am Love, who am filled with the all...
Only then can we say honestly, and with total confidence to that Eternal Presence--
what you want,
we want, beloved --
tell us your desire nakedly
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