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Honoring the Gill Inside You, by Mark Nepo

FaceBook  On Dec 20, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

Yes, yes and yes... My gills had poison at one stage, but I did not know then, because sometimes the survival instinct takes over and nothing else matters,noting else is seen, until we fail miserably and then, when were in a hospital bed thinking 'what went wrong, why did I get ill?' :-) Yes our gills and hearts produce clean energy to live and to share and to love and to give, that is the daily awakening to a beautiful life - yes!!.. So the wonderous gills of life, does not and shouldn't produce a toxic reason to be - no, not at all.. Honoring self is the purest form of light and life... I LOVE THIS passage, I love this passage. I'm passing this passage on. Much love and gratitude to you all xoxox <3 

 

Beauty Harmonizes Law and Liberty, by Rabindranath Tagore

FaceBook  On Dec 12, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

I must admit when I first read the title for this reflection, I was a little taken back and had much to say on the mirrored passage of what was written, with my thoughts of the global effect of laws and the beauty, the beauty I thought more the ugly effects of the pedestal of that law. Hmm, how completely thought provoking and tingling the senses of one own self debate was I in, huh I said to myself.. Yes there is a visual picture of un-laws and the horror of injustices and miss-justices and the breakdown of laws to make freedoms available to the whole, the bureaucratic effects of laws and the ugly pedestal effect of looking at laws of dictatorship, the laws of slavery even to this day, the thoughts came and my mind raced - Huh I said.. But and a very big paused ‘but’, Once I read this article for the third time, I got it, I really got it, there is the laws within the laws that take us to a different free place of awakenings and growth, the sounds of the orchestra, the laws of the pedestal conductor that leads the beautiful law of complete sounds to every emotion known to man, the pedestal of higher self, and the beautiful law of meditating, the law that tells you to breath, then takes you to a place of better self-being of stillness and growth. The laws of the collective to trust in an unsorted structure to believe and deliver rights for man, the beautiful manifestations that come through that. Then he beautiful law of healing, my saving of life, the pedestal of allowing the body time to heal, the natural law of allowing for time to just heal through everything that comes at us. That’s my awakening to allow that time to be, to heal and to see where I was to where I AM.. Yep, I never liked pedestals before, but I can see that some pedestals, laws are indeed just great, beautiful and in balance with the natural laws of all. Thank you, this was a beautiful mind opening piece. Much love xox

 

Be Love Now, by Ram Dass

FaceBook  On Aug 3, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

Ram Dass… Yep – The imperfections are the perfections of the extension to the man: Love, I agree with you Ram Dass – Be Love Now… Yes..  I think Love is learning and once you lovel-earn, no matter what, you cannot un-love, because even the ‘dislike’ after love, is the love that you remember, so extinguishing the mind may only be a phrase, but the mind lives in memory, hmm it’s all remnants from love – love, or whatever fuels the thought to think and remember.. All I know is I try to smile, be true and be love, I don’t always hit the mark, but as I age, I am more real love, to develop love, true love I think is to just grow and allow everything to come ones life, without experience there is no comparison in anything in life, so experience and live, cry, feel laugh express and try to extinguish love, for love will come in and warm the heart in everything that was lived anyway, even the bad. Love that’s the path I like being on  - Jai Jai Love  :-)  <3   Thank You… 

 

Emotions for Liberation, by Sally Kempton

FaceBook  On Jul 30, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

You know this really resonated with me. I completely see in the ‘shouting’ and expressing some form of anger, or fear, releasing expression, or whatever, but either way a strong emotion, I don not condone for one second and say it is correct or proper behaviour, but I do see, completely see the action. You see I came from a distanced family, not connected or plugged into the love, or the showing of love, pride, cuddles or achievements – cold fish I think you would call it, but hey – they were mine. So my spiritual learning’s came from an early age from my own learning’s of different things and that continued on and off throughout my life. BUT, what I have noticed with me and some others is that when you get a bliss moment, and when one is seriously in harmony, so when one has to think outside of Eden or deal with people situations, bills, groups, or anything that breaks the happy bubble then some little devil pops out to of nowhere to show its ugly head, or the opposite side of what is being lived, the light and dark live together and that dark is the opposite of self bliss, but I think that is where the balance is. There is no such thing as super Guru or super-human everyone trips through reality and consciousness, or through the preserved ideas of ‘one awakening’, no-one is without fault or emotions. We are what we are, the most perfect species in the world with a tone of emotional baggage that we carry from day to day.. Normal, it is all normal, freedom of emotion to express is normal, that liberation to express is the normality, we need it to balance self and life, to suppress that or any emotion is an illness, to allow that moment to pass is a greatness, but greatness is only as great as is the moment!!! .. Now if you pull in front of me on the freeway with out your blinkers on and be discourteous, you will see and feel my othersider of dark emotion blurting and hissing out the window, yes that crazy woman is me,  See full.

You know this really resonated with me. I completely see in the ‘shouting’ and expressing some form of anger, or fear, releasing expression, or whatever, but either way a strong emotion, I don not condone for one second and say it is correct or proper behaviour, but I do see, completely see the action. You see I came from a distanced family, not connected or plugged into the love, or the showing of love, pride, cuddles or achievements – cold fish I think you would call it, but hey – they were mine. So my spiritual learning’s came from an early age from my own learning’s of different things and that continued on and off throughout my life. BUT, what I have noticed with me and some others is that when you get a bliss moment, and when one is seriously in harmony, so when one has to think outside of Eden or deal with people situations, bills, groups, or anything that breaks the happy bubble then some little devil pops out to of nowhere to show its ugly head, or the opposite side of what is being lived, the light and dark live together and that dark is the opposite of self bliss, but I think that is where the balance is. There is no such thing as super Guru or super-human everyone trips through reality and consciousness, or through the preserved ideas of ‘one awakening’, no-one is without fault or emotions. We are what we are, the most perfect species in the world with a tone of emotional baggage that we carry from day to day.. Normal, it is all normal, freedom of emotion to express is normal, that liberation to express is the normality, we need it to balance self and life, to suppress that or any emotion is an illness, to allow that moment to pass is a greatness, but greatness is only as great as is the moment!!! .. Now if you pull in front of me on the freeway with out your blinkers on and be discourteous, you will see and feel my othersider of dark emotion blurting and hissing out the window, yes that crazy woman is me, then after as a I calm myself with an Aum - hmm ;-)  ..  Some may say expression is wrong, but is it ??? Thanks for making me see ‘emotion is liberation’ and liberation is through emotions  - It is   xoxox 

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Violence and Nonviolence, by The Dalai Lama and Victor Chan

FaceBook  On Jun 30, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

 I’m mesmerised… You know, I’ve gotten to mid life, scratching and screaming on the way – all in a good way  :-)  but living and relocating countries at a young age, new languages, no older siblings or anyone to grow my inner self with, but I did it, I did everything I believed in and I followed my soul to the fence- line of life. That fence-line is the safety zone of what I believed was my comfort and understanding zone, you know that place where you get to and say, ‘geez, I’ve done a lot, I’ve learned a lot and now it’s time to rest and let the young ones fix everything, well it isn’t a comfort zone and I was just like may many other people, a hypocrite in my own rite that stopped ‘being’. It’s only recently that I have realised that sitting on this side of the fence accomplishes nothing, but by breaking down the boarders and barriers in inner self, is the answer. If we do not keep on hearing and seeing the differences of ‘non-violence’ and violence in our actions, we forget our possibilities’ to change the negative into positive, If we do not do, we slip into the ‘lazy’ a bad lazy, a dividing lazy of destruction...  Well, If only this/these principals of this article/passage were only taught in schools, and were expressed verbally in open conversations every-where as practice, just as breathing is, then this world would be a different place to live in.  It really would be..  It would be the place we are all hoping for. This like the previous passage is ‘wisdom growing’, is true self growing, in one’s own space, from the wise life and experiences of those that are not scared of the fence-lines or boarders, and break free from them .. That living with the experiences give us the wisdom and knowledge to grow, to  pass through others, of our connections and next generations, for them not to have problems and stru  See full.

 I’m mesmerised… You know, I’ve gotten to mid life, scratching and screaming on the way – all in a good way  :-)  but living and relocating countries at a young age, new languages, no older siblings or anyone to grow my inner self with, but I did it, I did everything I believed in and I followed my soul to the fence- line of life. That fence-line is the safety zone of what I believed was my comfort and understanding zone, you know that place where you get to and say, ‘geez, I’ve done a lot, I’ve learned a lot and now it’s time to rest and let the young ones fix everything, well it isn’t a comfort zone and I was just like may many other people, a hypocrite in my own rite that stopped ‘being’. It’s only recently that I have realised that sitting on this side of the fence accomplishes nothing, but by breaking down the boarders and barriers in inner self, is the answer. If we do not keep on hearing and seeing the differences of ‘non-violence’ and violence in our actions, we forget our possibilities’ to change the negative into positive, If we do not do, we slip into the ‘lazy’ a bad lazy, a dividing lazy of destruction...  Well, If only this/these principals of this article/passage were only taught in schools, and were expressed verbally in open conversations every-where as practice, just as breathing is, then this world would be a different place to live in.  It really would be..  It would be the place we are all hoping for. This like the previous passage is ‘wisdom growing’, is true self growing, in one’s own space, from the wise life and experiences of those that are not scared of the fence-lines or boarders, and break free from them .. That living with the experiences give us the wisdom and knowledge to grow, to  pass through others, of our connections and next generations, for them not to have problems and struggles,  for all of us to accomplish peace ‘externally’ and ‘internally’..  Thank you for the giving and growing you offer, much appreciated with love..

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Beggarly, Friendly, and Kingly Giving, by Stephen Levine

FaceBook  On Jun 22, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

This was an interesting read particularly the last paragraphs of;
“And as we gradually give more of ourselves to ourselves, we naturally give more of ourselves to others.  There is a way we are with people, which makes it easy for them to be themselves.  We're not being someone who encourages to act in any other way. We're an open space, holding to nothing, giving it all away.” I found this statement so interesting to read, because I never thought, consciously thought, that if I give to myself, that that giving will initially be a giving to others, Oh yes I know in the growing and awakening of the self that we may have talked about it, studied it, chanted on it, meditated on it, put intention out to do it. But to sit back and read that to look after me, can help someone else, in a giving of me to them.. Nice.. Maybe I have just grown with these words. As I ponder on this and the giving’s I had gave, I think many of us ‘age give’, in our early childhood, we give because we do not judge and give freely - share, in our adolescence we give because maybe we want to be noticed or liked, then in our growing age we give to help, give freely, openly from the heart. So do we not walk the path of Beggarly, Friendly and Kingly in our growth, our growth into learning of self and growing into self… Hmm I give; I am a natural giver, even when the giving may not be wanted :-) But thinking back, I think giving even our ear to someone, to listen to someone is of a Kingly giving, and yep, I see now, how that comes from an internal growth of an open and willing space. This is a very lovely piece of self-learning. Much gratitude and appreciation xoxo

 

The Only Power of the Mystic, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

FaceBook  On Apr 9, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

Yehh, I get it. Well I understand this more now than when I was younger.
I understand it more, but the complexity of aging in life has made it more difficult to love, or so some people would believe and truly want to believe that, some think they need someone else, some, want something else, some require a stimulant to feel the love, but, some also know that love doesn’t need, want or require anything, because love flows in many colours and in many directions from one heart centre of self.
I feared the word Mystic when I was young, Oh, If I only know then what I know now  :-)  Isn’t it the case!  If I only knew what love meant, If I only took the time to see and feel the love;
I + love = You 
When I look at you, I see ME, so love is the continuum,
We are the love, and we are the ones that chose to open up to love and give love or even just revile in love, but ultimately, it is ‘US’ and that love is as individual as we are. This reading was enlightening, as I read, I realised that the virtue for me, or my virtue is to learn and make all the mistakes and have the lesson before me in my own experiences. That for me is life, learning, growing and true love. So now Imp sort of glad that I didn’t know this when I was younger, otherwise where would I have learned this part of my life love. Thank you, I am looking forward to learning more of life’s and self’s love.

 

Tale of Two Sermons, by G.I. Gurdjieff

FaceBook  On Mar 25, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

I read this yesterday and didn’t think much about it, it’s nice and that’s all that I thought. Today I was doing my thing when this story popped into my head. The author told us, G.I. Gurdjieff took us on his journey to narrate to us - ‘us’. He told us; “Yes, professor, knowledge and understanding are quite different. Only understanding can lead us to being whereas knowledge is but a passing presence in it” The two old men/brethren went and delivered sermons in their own way, in their own experienced way  - Neither wrong, just living and sharing their experiences, to some it was understood and to others it wasn’t, only because, there either ether or ‘or’ are the levels of our existence of experience, some choose to go and see, live and experience, cutting the cross roads of life without boundaries or following others paths, and some venture into some things when ready, all a personal preference of self , so taking or not taking knowledge comes from that , quickly or slowly understanding knowledge comes from inner self, but whatever that is, all the experiences are so different. That is the being of living and growing and truly “being”. When I am a robot at work nothing comes, but, when I open my mind and move, live, breath, experience, talk, make mistakes, think, sit in silence , relax, much and many wonderful things come from the understanding of being, If that understanding of harmony turns into knowledge I am very grateful for the experience. As each of these brothers lived the same world at the same time they had different experiences through their own ‘selves’ and own set ‘boundaries’  is the same as we live in this world of worlds and have our own experience, understanding of what we believe our knowledge is at any particular time.  This story is still in thought and slowly being understood on different levels. Thank You, it is, it is very interestin  See full.

I read this yesterday and didn’t think much about it, it’s nice and that’s all that I thought. Today I was doing my thing when this story popped into my head. The author told us, G.I. Gurdjieff took us on his journey to narrate to us - ‘us’. He told us; “Yes, professor, knowledge and understanding are quite different. Only understanding can lead us to being whereas knowledge is but a passing presence in it” The two old men/brethren went and delivered sermons in their own way, in their own experienced way  - Neither wrong, just living and sharing their experiences, to some it was understood and to others it wasn’t, only because, there either ether or ‘or’ are the levels of our existence of experience, some choose to go and see, live and experience, cutting the cross roads of life without boundaries or following others paths, and some venture into some things when ready, all a personal preference of self , so taking or not taking knowledge comes from that , quickly or slowly understanding knowledge comes from inner self, but whatever that is, all the experiences are so different. That is the being of living and growing and truly “being”. When I am a robot at work nothing comes, but, when I open my mind and move, live, breath, experience, talk, make mistakes, think, sit in silence , relax, much and many wonderful things come from the understanding of being, If that understanding of harmony turns into knowledge I am very grateful for the experience. As each of these brothers lived the same world at the same time they had different experiences through their own ‘selves’ and own set ‘boundaries’  is the same as we live in this world of worlds and have our own experience, understanding of what we believe our knowledge is at any particular time.  This story is still in thought and slowly being understood on different levels. Thank You, it is, it is very interesting.

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Serving is Different From Helping and Fixing, by Rachel Naomi Remen

FaceBook  On Mar 16, 2013 Edith Lak wrote:

This is a great piece, true to self and so interesting. The first thing that popped into my mind was ‘Yes’ and the old adage of; ‘If you help someone, it will come back to you three fold’..  But serving is so so very different from helping – massively.  When I was young I was told to be weary of helping others, when I grew, I was told to help others and good will come back, now as I am coming into my own I realise that everything I do has a reaction, be it a good reaction or a bad one but never-the less  a reaction either way, and that stirs reactions within the me-self,  mainly because the word ‘charity’ has to be defined in my actions also, as most of actions and  reactions can be driven from lower self, ego and vanity by wanting self rewards and wanting them quickly, cause the more you help/give the more you get back – right :-)  Wrong… It wasn’t too long a couple of years ago, that I saw a man in a wheel chair go nuts at a person trying t help him cross the street, the man in the wheel chair started yelling at a young man who tried to push him across the road when the lights had changed to red, you could see the young man genuinely want to help the disabled man, but it turned, the disabled man yelled and went nuts at the young man, the young man got angry and kicked the wheel of the chair and huffed off, When the people yelled out are you okay to the disabled man, he said ‘yes’, I appreciate the wanting to help, but he should have stopped and asked me first instead of just thinking it’s okay to help me, I just had my chair fixed and it is different now, I need to push harder on the wheel for turning, but if he would have helped me, I’m sure my fingers would have got caught in the spokes. I looked, I saw and I went ahh, I see. Only if the young man would have stayed around to hear this, he wouldn’t have got upset and would have learned tha  See full.

This is a great piece, true to self and so interesting. The first thing that popped into my mind was ‘Yes’ and the old adage of; ‘If you help someone, it will come back to you three fold’..  But serving is so so very different from helping – massively.  When I was young I was told to be weary of helping others, when I grew, I was told to help others and good will come back, now as I am coming into my own I realise that everything I do has a reaction, be it a good reaction or a bad one but never-the less  a reaction either way, and that stirs reactions within the me-self,  mainly because the word ‘charity’ has to be defined in my actions also, as most of actions and  reactions can be driven from lower self, ego and vanity by wanting self rewards and wanting them quickly, cause the more you help/give the more you get back – right :-)  Wrong… It wasn’t too long a couple of years ago, that I saw a man in a wheel chair go nuts at a person trying t help him cross the street, the man in the wheel chair started yelling at a young man who tried to push him across the road when the lights had changed to red, you could see the young man genuinely want to help the disabled man, but it turned, the disabled man yelled and went nuts at the young man, the young man got angry and kicked the wheel of the chair and huffed off, When the people yelled out are you okay to the disabled man, he said ‘yes’, I appreciate the wanting to help, but he should have stopped and asked me first instead of just thinking it’s okay to help me, I just had my chair fixed and it is different now, I need to push harder on the wheel for turning, but if he would have helped me, I’m sure my fingers would have got caught in the spokes. I looked, I saw and I went ahh, I see. Only if the young man would have stayed around to hear this, he wouldn’t have got upset and would have learned that wheelchairs get serviced too, and, sometimes with problems. I saw what had happened and understood that , but it wasn’t  until I was away from home, in India, and I was giving seva-service, when something in me noticed a smile, and that’s all there was, just a smile, but the smile was of true happiness , I truly noticed the difference between helping and serving, where serving has no reward base to it and it has no repayments attached to it, nothing other than a smile, when serving there is no head chatter and no time attached to it , yes  I noticed I was serving and smiling, where-as before helping  others in different areas of whatever  was a chore with wanting a repayment of  the said dues in life returned, even though I didn’t say that to self, that’s what the internal programmed dialogue was – If I give, or If I’m seen to be giving - I get..  Expectation, our expectations of what we think we deserve back from life, and from others, from what we think we put into it, come from our own wants and needs to be seen as giving.   Awesome Reflective Piece..  xox

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Stop Shooting Arrows, by Thanissaro Bhikku

FaceBook  On Mar 10, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

Yes the shooting arrow, and then more arrows, and then the war of many more life-time arrows. Cupid shot one arrow for love, but we shoot the rest of those arrows for self punishment and self feeling and we begin to feel that pain and  punishment is the way to move forward in life and in society, it’s how to cope and how to hide and ‘mask’ our uniqueness of growing. How messed up can we get, the more we disconnect the more we hurt self, and that hurt is to make us feel better.. Wrong wrong, wrong, but it happens every day, and,  it happens with people lighting a cigarette, having many drinks, binging, purging, cutting, scabbing, hating, ego-mania, gambling, gaming and bullying. The one I see most often is some youth looking down to the ground and not looking up and around, looking down because self worth cannot lift its head, that neck arrow must hurt. In the computer age, the age of so easy, where everything is done instantly where we are actually are given more time, that’s more quality life time to live, so we punish ourselves by disconnecting from our ‘time’ to give us arrow time, to keep shooting more and more arrows and arrows, and the self made guru that sits on the bench and does nothing because he/she is wisdom’ catching has just as many arrow holes in self as the mother, father. child, student, person in the self sabotaging realm of consciousness awareness. So in what school do they teach us not to hurt self and instead to heal and not give shape to pain, in what community is precious life taught, in what part of the world does love come before pain? Well there are some places and cultures in this world that do practice self, love and healing, but it is most probably the smallest minority of the global population. So where are we really then , still shooting arrows no matter how small, cause I know;  ‘No one can kick me, as hard as I can kick myself for doing a bad job’ Where the hell did  See full.

Yes the shooting arrow, and then more arrows, and then the war of many more life-time arrows. Cupid shot one arrow for love, but we shoot the rest of those arrows for self punishment and self feeling and we begin to feel that pain and  punishment is the way to move forward in life and in society, it’s how to cope and how to hide and ‘mask’ our uniqueness of growing. How messed up can we get, the more we disconnect the more we hurt self, and that hurt is to make us feel better.. Wrong wrong, wrong, but it happens every day, and,  it happens with people lighting a cigarette, having many drinks, binging, purging, cutting, scabbing, hating, ego-mania, gambling, gaming and bullying. The one I see most often is some youth looking down to the ground and not looking up and around, looking down because self worth cannot lift its head, that neck arrow must hurt. In the computer age, the age of so easy, where everything is done instantly where we are actually are given more time, that’s more quality life time to live, so we punish ourselves by disconnecting from our ‘time’ to give us arrow time, to keep shooting more and more arrows and arrows, and the self made guru that sits on the bench and does nothing because he/she is wisdom’ catching has just as many arrow holes in self as the mother, father. child, student, person in the self sabotaging realm of consciousness awareness. So in what school do they teach us not to hurt self and instead to heal and not give shape to pain, in what community is precious life taught, in what part of the world does love come before pain? Well there are some places and cultures in this world that do practice self, love and healing, but it is most probably the smallest minority of the global population. So where are we really then , still shooting arrows no matter how small, cause I know;  ‘No one can kick me, as hard as I can kick myself for doing a bad job’ Where the hell did this thought come from? Oh that’s it, from my school, from home, from the workplace from striving to do the best..  Oh my, it is so imperative that we do change our breath, our thought and our way of being.  Thanissaro Bhikku is correct, the thought and writing is correct for us to experiment and test things out by playing with shapes and colors and thoughts. To think outside of the square to break free of self scars and self punishments. Our memory has pain, memory is not intelligent, it remembers pain, do we need to to stand in front of a car everyday and get run over to know pain - no, the body brings enough old age pain prangs that holds a lifetime of memory in it self, but self hurt must stop..  A lesson for me in this, much gratitude for open life lessons and continual learning xoxo

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The Most Subversive Invitation, by John O'Donohue

FaceBook  On Mar 4, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

Yes, yes indeed so true. Many point of view to read in this piece by John O'Donohue, but; To err is human, and to forgive is unseen. To be true to self is the breakage of the ‘conspiracy mirror’ we see ourselves in, in each and every day, that knowledge and experience is I think the true leaving the kingdom of fake surfaces. That knowledge and actions makes for the good decisions for self soul and humanity.  We/many may know this, and yet it is so difficult to understand, because our human complexities are just so untamed, we are detached, and with many problems, many problems. Is that the adventure of being here, of being human? I think so, we need to work ‘us’ out first, to remove the mask, to then move on with a genuine purpose, but how is that truly possible when a magazine cover dictates how it should be, or when governments and industry put restrictions on being truly human, that detachment, is time spent in a clogged up false system.. I see birds flutter their wings madly and cheep so loudly hours before a storms comes, these birds, they know the unknown and prepare together and to warn others also of the unknown, these tiny birds are prepared for  whatever comes there way, but we humans,  we only know this unknown when the storm/rains are coming from when we see the black cloud or feel the rain drop from the skies, Is the human adventure to know and win the unknown, No no, I don’t think so, the unknown is all around me, I wake up to the unknown everyday and everyday is as it should be – unknown, and in there, in that unknown is my lessons, so, is my relationship with that  ‘unknown’ any better from knowing that, yes, yes it is – from not knowing to knowing  and continual growing..  My relationship with me needs to be of the known, I need to break all the false layers of the false kingdoms, because when that happens, I will not have a moment of hesitation of  See full.

Yes, yes indeed so true. Many point of view to read in this piece by John O'Donohue, but; To err is human, and to forgive is unseen. To be true to self is the breakage of the ‘conspiracy mirror’ we see ourselves in, in each and every day, that knowledge and experience is I think the true leaving the kingdom of fake surfaces. That knowledge and actions makes for the good decisions for self soul and humanity.  We/many may know this, and yet it is so difficult to understand, because our human complexities are just so untamed, we are detached, and with many problems, many problems. Is that the adventure of being here, of being human? I think so, we need to work ‘us’ out first, to remove the mask, to then move on with a genuine purpose, but how is that truly possible when a magazine cover dictates how it should be, or when governments and industry put restrictions on being truly human, that detachment, is time spent in a clogged up false system.. I see birds flutter their wings madly and cheep so loudly hours before a storms comes, these birds, they know the unknown and prepare together and to warn others also of the unknown, these tiny birds are prepared for  whatever comes there way, but we humans,  we only know this unknown when the storm/rains are coming from when we see the black cloud or feel the rain drop from the skies, Is the human adventure to know and win the unknown, No no, I don’t think so, the unknown is all around me, I wake up to the unknown everyday and everyday is as it should be – unknown, and in there, in that unknown is my lessons, so, is my relationship with that  ‘unknown’ any better from knowing that, yes, yes it is – from not knowing to knowing  and continual growing..  My relationship with me needs to be of the known, I need to break all the false layers of the false kingdoms, because when that happens, I will not have a moment of hesitation of being in the unknown, for that will then be an extension of the complete grounded, whole, awakened spiritual me self,. I think that’s the unknown we are all sort-of headed too?.  Many points of discussions to this read. Thank You…

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Lessons From 25 Years of Meditating, by Yogi Mccaw

FaceBook  On Feb 21, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:
Thank you, thank you, and thank you. Ahh thank you. I have no need to say anything else than; thank You Yogi Mccaw. ‘It is what it Is’, that is the experience in-it-self, of ‘being’ - just ‘being’.. At some needy point in my life, I looked at these super sellers of meditation and yoga, promising the golden land of nirvana and bliss, I went looking for that bliss, I was so disappointed that I wasn’t seeing the light, that I was SO wrong, I was then told to fake it, well I tried that for a very short time only to realise I was faking much more than what I was looking for, because once you start to fake one thing in life that then rolls onto two, three 4  5 and 6… It’s all a distraction from being. So one day at the traffic lights I realised that being ‘just being’ true to self and ‘experiencing’ is he phenomenal existence to bliss ‘good or bad.’ We make bliss and nirvana happen each day and that was hilarious, we live in the good each day and we chose to change it to whatever dramas we bind ourself too at any particular moment in time and life. But this is just my experience of living a life and that ‘ living’ is the tool.. 'Im just a tool in life' :-) hehehe. But each to there own amazing life’s experiences.. Thank you for this wonderful ‘really honest’ read. Loved it..
 

Processing Anger With An Open Heart, by John Robbins and Ann Mortifee

FaceBook  On Feb 15, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:

 I read this story – once, twice, three time, I got it the first time, but  It’s just when we  think of anger or have to take the mind back to an anger moment  that it triggers ‘thought’ on how I have conducted myself, or how I could have conducted myself in anger situations. The brain doesn’t actually like to go back to self anger moments  :-) Anger is the brother to hate and It is so true the anger emotion is within us all, the anger virus is not only conscious level its subconscious level, where anger manifests into physical and irreversible physical diseases.. I remember growing up with anger, of course my father was an angry person who taught my mother how to be angry and of course we inherited ‘anger’ in our lives. In early childhood I thought it was the normal to get angry at everything and by not being taught the differences, only because my father didn’t know, I went off into the world with small expectations, well it didn’t take long to fall on my face and fail friendships, partners, jobs, expectations, me and a little bit of life, yep, good old anger infiltrated everything. I hadn’t quite hit rock bottom, but when I was cheated on by someone who I thought I was going out with, I stopped and though I am angry and I hate him, only to realise I was angry at my self and had been for many many  years, so I disassociated – naturally and went on a different path, Thank you Mr cheating boyfriend, for giving me the moment to stop and think how wonderful I really was. So time passed and I learned to look at myself when angry and see what the go was. What the ego was playing at, at why I’m allowing myself to be distracted from what’s actually going on, because anger does that. Of course I get angry still, but at a different level’ with some politics, the state of the poor world, the 10% of wealthy compared to 90% of poor, but this anger is with an open m  See full.

 I read this story – once, twice, three time, I got it the first time, but  It’s just when we  think of anger or have to take the mind back to an anger moment  that it triggers ‘thought’ on how I have conducted myself, or how I could have conducted myself in anger situations. The brain doesn’t actually like to go back to self anger moments  :-) Anger is the brother to hate and It is so true the anger emotion is within us all, the anger virus is not only conscious level its subconscious level, where anger manifests into physical and irreversible physical diseases.. I remember growing up with anger, of course my father was an angry person who taught my mother how to be angry and of course we inherited ‘anger’ in our lives. In early childhood I thought it was the normal to get angry at everything and by not being taught the differences, only because my father didn’t know, I went off into the world with small expectations, well it didn’t take long to fall on my face and fail friendships, partners, jobs, expectations, me and a little bit of life, yep, good old anger infiltrated everything. I hadn’t quite hit rock bottom, but when I was cheated on by someone who I thought I was going out with, I stopped and though I am angry and I hate him, only to realise I was angry at my self and had been for many many  years, so I disassociated – naturally and went on a different path, Thank you Mr cheating boyfriend, for giving me the moment to stop and think how wonderful I really was. So time passed and I learned to look at myself when angry and see what the go was. What the ego was playing at, at why I’m allowing myself to be distracted from what’s actually going on, because anger does that. Of course I get angry still, but at a different level’ with some politics, the state of the poor world, the 10% of wealthy compared to 90% of poor, but this anger is with an open mind and I think first of what is going on around me and not anger first.  So years later I got a text from that lousy ex boyfriend and we spoke and spoke and I realised I wasn’t angry at him I was sorry and was always sorry, I let my anger go a long time ago, I held no expectations on him as he is having to learn his way in life, with emotions, with being present  – the hard way – sadly, he has become an text friend you chat with every so often to wish merry christmas to. So for me, anger has taken me to many different emotions, manifestations of disease and  some wonderful understandings of anger and its anger fuel – that being ‘ones own self’. So no matter what we learn , how we grow, what we think we are capable of, even if we stub our toe – we are going to get some form of anger :-)  we all share being a bit angry at things. will we grow to outgrow it - I don't think so, as its a part of the 'life learning' will we understand it better the more we stop and think of our anger actions and open up to them - Yes I do believe we will and can, some/many have and some will learn to enjoy the new freedom it brings .. Thanks for the reflection – It was really a reflection xox

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Fearlessness, by Thich Nhat Hanh

FaceBook  On Feb 12, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:
I love Thich Nhat Hanh, I truly love Thich Nhat Hanh.
But what I have learned in my trip in this life is that fear is without a doubt inevitable!! Yes indeed – without a doubt. The daily change in life, world, self, politics, religion, laws bring fears into life, and, that fear bring it to life. Fear is a part of breath, the same way love is. I have been very ill once and that illness made me fear more than ever before, but that fear sent me to ‘accept’, then that moved me forward to a realisation, so fear is the journey in itself with ‘self’. I would lie if I said I still did not fear the past illness, but I now love my fear in that it drives you to change things, fear drives many, and fear is the crossroads of ‘self’ moving forward or ’not’ from our fears. We breath in of course, we breath in everything - we breath in love, anger, forgiveness, selfishness, ego, divinity, selflessness and everything, we then breath out everything also, we breath in again, and with each breath we continue to grow and learn of life, self, world, with fear and lessons to grow into love… Thank you for a wonderful read..
 

Can You Love The One Who..., by Leah Pearlman

FaceBook  On Jan 29, 2013 Edit Lak wrote:
 Ahh, Leah Pearlman.. This poem is a very lovely and deep. The poem of life it is, it really is; This poem should be a check and tick box within every New Year, just to see how self is traveling in life.. I think the ‘Can You’ is a work in progress throughout life, what once was thought I couldn’t, is now I can – age and experience  are the Cans’ and Cants’ within self.  I think back and I once determinately thought I couldn’t get beyond a point of my birth, my self. my illness, my path, my love -  now I know I can, and have and every year another ‘can’ is a witness to this  life.. Thank YOU for another insight and wonderment to life…  Much gratitude to you all.. 
 

The Cosmology of Peace, by Thomas Berry

FaceBook  On Jul 31, 2012 Edit Lak wrote:

 Well, this was truly interesting, truly truly interesting.. If I would have read this two years ago I would have gone ‘wtf’, not knowing what I was really reading, but still reacting to a thought of words: Today however I do know what this means and I do agree, selflessly, unashamedly agree, that; “The highest state of tension that the organism can bear creatively” Peace is nice in the beginning, we are all trying to get that, some places even have it, but what occurs during peace is just another form of complacency that follows man, and a sneakier form of corruption takes its place within humanity, we are blinded by stars if we think that ‘peace’ is all love..  We are human and we need to express and to create, we need to voice and to have a cause and to go to groups and to feel different at times – we are complex as much as we are simple, we are all wanting the same thing in ‘peace’ as much as wanting a smart TV- to have the quick answers.. Nothing is ever created in a state of bliss – if everything was wonderful we wouldn’t ‘think’, we wouldn’t have a need to think, we wouldn’t have the need to exist.. So our cosmology does come from the outer fear of just ‘stuff’ and that stuff creates a new dimension of the ‘new’ in the ‘now’...  Sadly or happily, depends on how one looks at it, we are just the pendulum swinging through dark to light, we are leaving dark entering light and it is scary with everything else that is going on in the world, but we evolve through its cause – cause and effect is just another day in our multifaceted lives as we have never really known peace on this earth, there has always been ‘since the know beginning’ some form of strife somewhere, and, when peace comes ‘strife’ moves onto another place...Remember this is what we have known, the big bang was the first introduc  See full.

 Well, this was truly interesting, truly truly interesting.. If I would have read this two years ago I would have gone ‘wtf’, not knowing what I was really reading, but still reacting to a thought of words: Today however I do know what this means and I do agree, selflessly, unashamedly agree, that; “The highest state of tension that the organism can bear creatively” Peace is nice in the beginning, we are all trying to get that, some places even have it, but what occurs during peace is just another form of complacency that follows man, and a sneakier form of corruption takes its place within humanity, we are blinded by stars if we think that ‘peace’ is all love..  We are human and we need to express and to create, we need to voice and to have a cause and to go to groups and to feel different at times – we are complex as much as we are simple, we are all wanting the same thing in ‘peace’ as much as wanting a smart TV- to have the quick answers.. Nothing is ever created in a state of bliss – if everything was wonderful we wouldn’t ‘think’, we wouldn’t have a need to think, we wouldn’t have the need to exist.. So our cosmology does come from the outer fear of just ‘stuff’ and that stuff creates a new dimension of the ‘new’ in the ‘now’...  Sadly or happily, depends on how one looks at it, we are just the pendulum swinging through dark to light, we are leaving dark entering light and it is scary with everything else that is going on in the world, but we evolve through its cause – cause and effect is just another day in our multifaceted lives as we have never really known peace on this earth, there has always been ‘since the know beginning’ some form of strife somewhere, and, when peace comes ‘strife’ moves onto another place...Remember this is what we have known, the big bang was the first introduction to anger and universal, planetary, variational antagonism.  But we now all do share the same ‘want’ and same ‘desire’ for peace and love and global unity by putting resentments down, and that is the greatest thing to share and have between us, because the creativity through this change has cause some amazing poetry, organics, men reclaiming global brotherhood, woman saying no to abuse, and people standing up to be counted as one..  Were living in the cosmos of change, and we are changing creatively..   Well I have to admit this was an ‘awesome’ though provoking passage Mr Berry – Thank You... Much Thanks.  Love and Light ...

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Looking With Head, Heart, and Hands, by Jane Rosen

FaceBook  On Jun 26, 2012 Edit Lak wrote:
The first thing I thought of after reading this wonderful  piece was all those dedicated farmers talking to their animals, vegetation, herbs, berries and trees and being one with all – stunning.. The experiences of living  life in the moment, no matter how hard, fast, complex , confusing or even rewarding, but living with all the senses, believing in every core of one’s passion being to see, feel , touch and think outside the reactionary box, embracing and communicating with all beings in nature – for we are nature itself.  Was the stuck bird any different to a large and dark universe we talk to and negotiate with - yes I think so,  as this lovely lady trusted her own being and cut through the fear to talk to the moment  and work with nature.. A gift is the bird that scared ego not to have a say and put mental nature in its place for that moment while the true loving self spirit was free to see, think, feel and do...  Beautiful,  just a beautiful piece to read, with a great soul lesson of something to aspire to..  
 

The Spirit of Gift, by Satish Kumar

FaceBook  On Jun 19, 2012 Edit Lak wrote:
There is nothing more to say - this says it ALL.  If in our worldly travels and our ego building exercises of our closed eye perceptions of selfless in life, if to never get ‘It’ to never understand the thing that everyone is looking for, then Satish Kumar just explained it beautifully, in-fact it is the ‘it’ the explanation, this story is the true ‘gift’, the words connecting with the soul.. I’m humbled.. Thank you
 

A Whole New Dimension of Love, by Tenzin Palmo

FaceBook  On Jun 12, 2012 Edit Lak wrote:
 Yes, so true and so profound.
Holding on tightly to anything and squeezes the living life out of just about everything is fear.. That fear driven hold, to never let go, is the disease that insecurities are made of, and live in. Goodness knows how many times I have felt my hand and heart clutching with pain onto something in my life, because that’s all I knew, that’s all I had, that’s all I was given – or – that’s all I was allowed to believe my worth was...  How do we say it – That’s mine, that belongs to me, it’s mine, I own it, it made me.. That’s how we teach our kids right – Its yours, That belongs to you, and, It has your name on it so don’t lose it... Yep, I’m taught to hold onto (it) and (forever) as a child... Until one day one wakes and all is gone, even the tears of loosing those possessions run out at some stage.. But yes, letting go of possessions and thought is a challenge, indeed it is, and funny in the same sense, as when one lets go of anything, it’s amazing how all of a sudden, that thing we held onto for dear life with complete emotions of sadness and loss, only to see on the other hand that it brings a ‘smile’ of release somewhere down the track...  For me the learning pain of letting go is the happiness of finding ‘me’. You know  I’m learning in my life, that,  life is just too short to be a life’s hoarder,  I’m holding onto that identity because I believe it is me, but until I really and truly let go, I will never know, it’s a slow process and a choice really, but one day I will know who the whole me is...   
I just remembered a little youth saying that goes; If you love something, Set it free, If it comes back, it's yours, If it doesn't, it never was...

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