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A Parable Of Risk: Betting On The Here & Now

by David Zoe
Wayne had waited all of his life to begin loving, to enter into communion with all beings. It seemed
to him that there was always something more to atone for before he could feel himself worthy of
Love. Another act of forgiveness to go through, another bad habit to overcome, another day of
meditation, one more retreat, more solitude, always, always, though, there was the waiting.
The call had resonated so deeply with him, he knew he had to follow. Where would it lead? He
wasn't sure he could handle another journey and it's always accompanying dark night of the soul.
He didn't want to head out again only to always be with himself, only to return to where he always
is, to that place where all find themselves. Here. And that's when it deepened. It broadened,
sweeping him up in waves of Love and Understanding. It was a felt sense of completeness, total
and without exclusion. "Is that it", he thought? "That's all? You mean I need not go anywhere,
need not do anything? And all this searching, all this time spent chasing my tail like a dog, only to
find out, now, that, It never not Is, that, It Is ALL, even me, with all my insane judgements and
chattering voices, sweeping emotions and compulsive desires.
At that moment time ceased. At that moment the Reality of Eternity was no longer some fancy
intellectual concept but known beyond a shadow of a doubt as the only Real experience he had
ever had. The doors of perception flung openly madly revealing previously hidden dimensions of
the Real that he now knew were the fundaments of all Createdness. Like so much ice melting in
the sun of spring his once rigid boundaries were soon to be no more. The expansion of self to
Self was merely his own Essence unfolding like a thousand petaled Lotus. A fragrance, an aroma
wafted all around his boundless nature. Music, celestial tones emitted from his very Self, for he
was the music of the spheres, the infernal Stars, the exploding Galaxies, the plains and rivers of
Light and Love that rolled through them, the Awareness was him, was All. He could now chase
down dreams with the innocence of a child, wherever and whatever---even whomever--- he would
place his Awareness on he would become the Essence of.
"What Love", he thought, and it would increase. "What bliss and joy, what peace and
understanding, what connectedness", and it was so. The separation ceased to be. He now knew
that it was his travels, his journeys, his beliefs that he had to do in order to be worthy of that had
prevented him from Being his Real Self, from embracing the Totality that simply IS, that he know
knew to be ALL, from the heights of joy to the depths of despair. He was never, is never, not
Divine. He was never, is never, not at One with All That Is. And so long as he believed he needed
to go here or there, do this or that, in order to become worthy of being Who We Always Already
Are he would fail to recognize his most Real Self; the Self that is One with All, that is not
separate, but is of the same substance, the same Spiritual Prescence, that constitutes all of
manifest reality.
Was it a coincidence that at precisely the moment he realized it would only happen here, only
happen now, It did? Was it merely an irony that when he ceased the search, the search ended,
and not only ended but revealed to him what always already is the case, is the Condition of
Reality? All he could do was laugh. There was no punishment needed, no judgement called for. In
fact he now knew that as an Eternal One he co-created this game, this searching, these dramas,
so that All might not be so bored with ItSelf.
Time wasn't an issue. Time doesn't matter to those who know Eternity. So what's the rush when
you will never not Be? What's the headlong fury for when the Truth is that we have all time at our
disposal, that our games have no whistle that is going to blow, that the only end to the drama
comes when we choose to enact another role or choose to detach from all roles and enter once
again into the Unified Field of Oneness? Judgement dropped with this understanding and Wayne

knew that as he would re-enter the world of Game-players and Mask-wearers he would now allow
all to play the part they believe is their's to play, he was beyond judging others, for to him he now
saw the Truth; that it would merely be judgement of Self, the Self that is unassailable, the Self
that is you, him and her, this and that, those and these, us and them, here and there, One and All.
We are Wayne.
by David Zoe