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An Ego Strategy to Avoid Surrender, by Eckhart Tolle

FaceBook  On Mar 24, 2012 Edit Lak wrote:

 So true, so true... Indeed, so true.. I have spent my life in failed relationships, because from an early age were taught to 'fall in love with people, right; But no one taught or teaches us how to 'love' though... The real heart love... The vision and feeling of love is corrupted before we even get a glimpse or a feeling into the word... Look at a child playing with other children, they love - unconditionally love and see from the pure Real love before us each day and we still have problems with it... So why do we as adults then put false pressures onto ourselves from media, advertising, social expectations, cultural requirement, beauty and sexual demands, we as adults really don’t help the cause of a true and loving world, Is it because most of the adults motives are about self, status and money... Even protecting a friend in an argument, or discussions, or an expressions, or in group event, or in just a working or living environment all come from ego... Some with big ego, some with smaller ego, but either way an ego – not consciousness - but ego... Look around the house, if one has a big TV in a standard size house - Why? If one has a robe full of shoes and clothes – Why? If one competes for anything - including the expectation of 'love' - Why? If one pushes a thought process without stopping, thinking, or indeed whilst judging, peter-stooling or word-smithing in a healthy and rich environment, one is then totally full of 'rubbish' and living in 'ego -  Ego has won and the person is only the robot to the functions and the commands of ego...   Having said that though; The ego is the greatest teacher – we just don’t know how to work within its boundaries.. To let go and not think of love, hate, words, insecurities, expectations is the answer... Am I qualified to express and example of how to do this - No, no I’m not... I have done a lot of self-work, and I still need to learn a  See full.

 So true, so true... Indeed, so true..
I have spent my life in failed relationships, because from an early age were taught to 'fall in love with people, right; But no one taught or teaches us how to 'love' though... The real heart love... The vision and feeling of love is corrupted before we even get a glimpse or a feeling into the word... Look at a child playing with other children, they love - unconditionally love and see from the pure Real love before us each day and we still have problems with it... So why do we as adults then put false pressures onto ourselves from media, advertising, social expectations, cultural requirement, beauty and sexual demands, we as adults really don’t help the cause of a true and loving world, Is it because most of the adults motives are about self, status and money... Even protecting a friend in an argument, or discussions, or an expressions, or in group event, or in just a working or living environment all come from ego... Some with big ego, some with smaller ego, but either way an ego – not consciousness - but ego... Look around the house, if one has a big TV in a standard size house - Why? If one has a robe full of shoes and clothes – Why? If one competes for anything - including the expectation of 'love' - Why? If one pushes a thought process without stopping, thinking, or indeed whilst judging, peter-stooling or word-smithing in a healthy and rich environment, one is then totally full of 'rubbish' and living in 'ego -  Ego has won and the person is only the robot to the functions and the commands of ego...   Having said that though; The ego is the greatest teacher – we just don’t know how to work within its boundaries..
To let go and not think of love, hate, words, insecurities, expectations is the answer... Am I qualified to express and example of how to do this - No, no I’m not... I have done a lot of self-work, and I still need to learn a lot more to let go, and whilst embracing death is great acceptance, or fighting cancer is a great teacher, it’s still not letting go, so, pretending to let go, or say to let go, or preach to let go is not actually letting go ...' letting go is 'love'  and that letting go is a fear driven, the big fear of what we will find in ourselves and love if we let go.... Until then, I learn and try to be the best I can with a human in-built fault and my own faults... But, I have seen Eckhart Tolle, and in 40 something years of my life I couldn’t still my mind, but in his presence I did that within 15 minutes, that was years ago, I thought it was a miracle... It wasn’t a miracle, it was real ‘the realness’ of no expectation, I learnt and saw, that if one doesn’t come from ego there is nothing left to pull or feed from that state and a smile automatically replaces any thoughts, That smile is love shining through :-)  ..... Ego only feeds ego and that is harmful - Let the smile win !!!.  :-)  I also learnt if one doest stay in that state of self love - the ego returns...   Much gratitude to all - Great Reflection... Thanks..

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Living Lessons of Biomimicry, by Janine Benyus

FaceBook  On Mar 20, 2012 Edit Lak wrote:

Yes...  Everything starts when the tools of destruction are put down and the seeds of love are sown instead, with that action alone, wisdom is grown..  Wisdom and Food. .. Huh this has blown my mind, since a child I remember that we had a ‘throw your rubbish in the bins campaign’ but we never had a throw your seeds everywhere campaign so it can grow to feed all of us...  That would be great and genius.. However; I almost read this paragraph of Janine Benyus in a laughing ‘paradoxical’ state, as, ecological science is the science we needed to have from the other bio-hazardous, GM sciences we have...  We needed to make a good science – intelligence from the bad we made...  We need to get back to the Earth – Genius – Not at all..   Its almost hilarious though.. We have an amazing universe that saves us from harm, we have a lush earth that can feed, heal and protect us from all the elements, we have no boundaries as we are all connected to the same life sources, we have a life that contributes to the whole life of ‘us’ .. So where are we now, after the fist plain that dropped the first bomb, Nowhere, we are bio- mimics of our own fears.. we have been made as bio-human to mimic and follow others that sell a story of genius,  so while we bio-mimic and not live, we will never  have vision in the quote of  ‘Let the living lessons begin’ That’s ironic because were killing everything and still learning nothing... But... as we philosophise on where we have gone wrong ‘what’ and how to grow food ‘what’ so the world starves and dies.. Yep... Seriously...  So I think don’t mimic – start acting  - plant and grow – heal and give, no science or genius needed, as there are Positions Vacant on Earth and it requires Genuine Humans to partake in living, giving, loving, growing, learning - no gimm  See full.

Yes...  Everything starts when the tools of destruction are put down and the seeds of love are sown instead, with that action alone, wisdom is grown..  Wisdom and Food. .. Huh this has blown my mind, since a child I remember that we had a ‘throw your rubbish in the bins campaign’ but we never had a throw your seeds everywhere campaign so it can grow to feed all of us...  That would be great and genius.. However; I almost read this paragraph of Janine Benyus in a laughing ‘paradoxical’ state, as, ecological science is the science we needed to have from the other bio-hazardous, GM sciences we have...  We needed to make a good science – intelligence from the bad we made...  We need to get back to the Earth – Genius – Not at all..   Its almost hilarious though.. We have an amazing universe that saves us from harm, we have a lush earth that can feed, heal and protect us from all the elements, we have no boundaries as we are all connected to the same life sources, we have a life that contributes to the whole life of ‘us’ .. So where are we now, after the fist plain that dropped the first bomb, Nowhere, we are bio- mimics of our own fears.. we have been made as bio-human to mimic and follow others that sell a story of genius,  so while we bio-mimic and not live, we will never  have vision in the quote of  ‘Let the living lessons begin’ That’s ironic because were killing everything and still learning nothing... But... as we philosophise on where we have gone wrong ‘what’ and how to grow food ‘what’ so the world starves and dies.. Yep... Seriously...  So I think don’t mimic – start acting  - plant and grow – heal and give, no science or genius needed, as there are Positions Vacant on Earth and it requires Genuine Humans to partake in living, giving, loving, growing, learning - no gimmicks needed :-)This was interesting to read on the complexity of ‘just’ using words, words, words...Hmm.. 

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Seeing is an Act, by Jeanne de Salzmann

FaceBook  On Jan 31, 2012 Edit Lak wrote:

 Hmm, Yeah – I get that we only see what we want to see,  but to see beyond the eyes of what we believe - is seeing.. Hmm, actually, I do this with reading, many times I read what I want to read, only to get letter returned, or an unexpected reply to please explain. then I read the piece that I was originally reading, only to realise, I have totally got the first readings wrong,  So, saying that, – I’m still not seeing  ;-)  hehehehe ...Ahh, we can only but try, as it doesn’t matter how calm, awakened, educated, spiritual we tend to think we are, we are only seeing what we are capable of seein at any given time, because that is what we are only  prepared to sacrifice in uor seeing, in opening up to the new  ‘reality’  I suppose I have experience seeing real vision though, and it wasn’t through meditation or relaxing, or chanting or nothing really. It was driving a car, pulling up to the lights, stopping and looking across the road to a mother walking with her young son holding hands, they stopped at the traffic lights, the young boy pulled his mother’s hand up and kisses it, the mother looked down at her son and then kissed ther sons head.. I smiled like the universe had just opened up, I didn’t hear any noise at all in a busy street,  But I felt bliss, peace and love...   I saw the love through others pure actions and that set something of in me.. Yeah, this paragraph is deep..It basically asks us to remove a mask of self-fear, and 'see' without that cover .. Hmm, I have seen many spiritualist say for many years that this is all an illusion, and we can overcome most things by looking inside, the outside is not real and it has no purpose or cause, yet we live the purpose and cause everyday - as we choose to push it away – So that must in itself have an deep impact and effect on one&rs  See full.

 Hmm, Yeah – I get that we only see what we want to see,  but to see beyond the eyes of what we believe - is seeing.. Hmm, actually, I do this with reading, many times I read what I want to read, only to get letter returned, or an unexpected reply to please explain. then I read the piece that I was originally reading, only to realise, I have totally got the first readings wrong,  So, saying that, – I’m still not seeing  ;-)  hehehehe ...Ahh, we can only but try, as it doesn’t matter how calm, awakened, educated, spiritual we tend to think we are, we are only seeing what we are capable of seein at any given time, because that is what we are only  prepared to sacrifice in uor seeing, in opening up to the new  ‘reality’ 

I suppose I have experience seeing real vision though, and it wasn’t through meditation or relaxing, or chanting or nothing really. It was driving a car, pulling up to the lights, stopping and looking across the road to a mother walking with her young son holding hands, they stopped at the traffic lights, the young boy pulled his mother’s hand up and kisses it, the mother looked down at her son and then kissed ther sons head.. I smiled like the universe had just opened up, I didn’t hear any noise at all in a busy street,  But I felt bliss, peace and love...   I saw the love through others pure actions and that set something of in me..

Yeah, this paragraph is deep..It basically asks us to remove a mask of self-fear, and 'see' without that cover .. Hmm, I have seen many spiritualist say for many years that this is all an illusion, and we can overcome most things by looking inside, the outside is not real and it has no purpose or cause, yet we live the purpose and cause everyday - as we choose to push it away – So that must in itself have an deep impact and effect on one’s self seeing over a period of time..

Anyway, it’s an interesting piece of work,  One that opens the mind to much ponderings !!!!

Interestingly Thanks
E

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Seekers of Ultimate Mystery, by Fr. Thomas Keating

FaceBook  On Jan 6, 2012 Edit Lak wrote:

Okay.. Interesting.. “To transform oneself is the contribution to transforming the world”?.. For me this entire passage is a mystery, not only in words so much, even-though it does play on words, but more-so of the conceptual  understandings .. Every paragraph is a debate waiting to happen...  Okay, so let’s go with it.. I would think  to cultivate conviction is to plant ‘hope’ and from that being of hope comes the conviction of ‘self’ as to the growing of self, and that bloom of self, the true-self just does  and does so naturally because it genuinely wants to, without any prodding or questions needed.. The true-self ‘real spirit’ just does, it doesn’t need to be a part of a fold to be accepted, because it already is accepted by own self, that’s the comfort...  So to cultivate anything ‘healthy’ and real - is to grow self first.. One would think!!!..  Self has no master, it doesn’t need it as self is endless in growing and doing and doesn’t need to be told... Hmmm, Life, wow..As I get older and work through my own ignorance’s, my own egoness, my own illnesses, these are the things that partly unfolding some mysteries, through that and the interconnection to other people.  I ‘hope’ I am becoming my true self, as I shed my skin that I don’t buy into any political arena’s, just for the sake of it, other than wanting the greater good of all. I don’t just accept something because someone pretty or handsome has said it, because I want the better good for all,  I don’t  just accept some so called wise words because it was said, because I want the better good for all in ‘life’ . But one thing I do know is when the mystery is solved, everyone will have the better/greater good for all..  Until then, I will just keep on trying and trying to ‘be’ what I can be, and help, and  See full.

Okay.. Interesting.. “To transform oneself is the contribution to transforming the world”?.. For me this entire passage is a mystery, not only in words so much, even-though it does play on words, but more-so of the conceptual  understandings .. Every paragraph is a debate waiting to happen... 

Okay, so let’s go with it.. I would think  to cultivate conviction is to plant ‘hope’ and from that being of hope comes the conviction of ‘self’ as to the growing of self, and that bloom of self, the true-self just does  and does so naturally because it genuinely wants to, without any prodding or questions needed.. The true-self ‘real spirit’ just does, it doesn’t need to be a part of a fold to be accepted, because it already is accepted by own self, that’s the comfort...  So to cultivate anything ‘healthy’ and real - is to grow self first.. One would think!!!..  Self has no master, it doesn’t need it as self is endless in growing and doing and doesn’t need to be told...

Hmmm, Life, wow..As I get older and work through my own ignorance’s, my own egoness, my own illnesses, these are the things that partly unfolding some mysteries, through that and the interconnection to other people.  I ‘hope’ I am becoming my true self, as I shed my skin that I don’t buy into any political arena’s, just for the sake of it, other than wanting the greater good of all. I don’t just accept something because someone pretty or handsome has said it, because I want the better good for all,  I don’t  just accept some so called wise words because it was said, because I want the better good for all in ‘life’ . But one thing I do know is when the mystery is solved, everyone will have the better/greater good for all..  Until then, I will just keep on trying and trying to ‘be’ what I can be, and help, and if I fail at things then I’ll just keep on trying some more .. That is the dimensions of my past and future contemplations – to just try and be me -faults and all.... 

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How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow

FaceBook  On Jan 3, 2012 Edit Lak wrote:

What a lovely story and a wonderful way of looking at a horrendous events in life’s history, and seeing a positive fruitful outcome from a near tragedy.  Mlodinovs father was a true leader of ‘will’ and a visionary of randomness..    Destiny... Does destiny have a ‘Will?’..   So how do you cultivate equanimity?   After reading, this passage and reflecting on my life and the occurring situations that have lead me to where I am now.. I would think ‘Our Own Truth’ Taking responsibility for the truth of our actions, and accepting the actions of others, leads us to the place of ‘optimism’ and from there we have a choice to ‘tame the beast inside’ to nurture and release the love , acceptance of self to the world and universe, or, to be blinded by ignorance..  To see these jigsaw pieces of our destiny unfold is equanimity. Is that composure calmness, stillness, tranquillity the key to ‘Self Destiny’.... I’m thinking of this and say – Yes; Because just for me, the more stuff I learn, accept about me , the more comfortable I become with ‘me’  and as I remove my imaginary layers of ‘ whatever’ shields me.. I realise and come to the point of its all ‘okay’ everyone that has come into my life has had a vital role, once I see that and accept it, then I sigh a ‘ohhh’ I get it.. ....  And it’s true.. Every self pain, has an outcome, and Its how we nurture that pain that grows ‘Us’ Well,  I’ll forever be the self farmer, cause it takes much love and patience to have a field of healthy equanimity and randomness   :-)  But the crop, when it comes, will be all worth it!!!!!!!In reflection and thought ThanksE  See full.

What a lovely story and a wonderful way of looking at a horrendous events in life’s history, and seeing a positive fruitful outcome from a near tragedy.  Mlodinovs father was a true leader of ‘will’ and a visionary of randomness..    Destiny... Does destiny have a ‘Will?’..  

So how do you cultivate equanimity?   After reading, this passage and reflecting on my life and the occurring situations that have lead me to where I am now.. I would think ‘Our Own Truth’

Taking responsibility for the truth of our actions, and accepting the actions of others, leads us to the place of ‘optimism’ and from there we have a choice to ‘tame the beast inside’ to nurture and release the love , acceptance of self to the world and universe, or, to be blinded by ignorance..  To see these jigsaw pieces of our destiny unfold is equanimity. Is that composure calmness, stillness, tranquillity the key to ‘Self Destiny’.... I’m thinking of this and say – Yes; Because just for me, the more stuff I learn, accept about me , the more comfortable I become with ‘me’  and as I remove my imaginary layers of ‘ whatever’ shields me.. I realise and come to the point of its all ‘okay’ everyone that has come into my life has had a vital role, once I see that and accept it, then I sigh a ‘ohhh’ I get it.. ....  And it’s true.. Every self pain, has an outcome, and Its how we nurture that pain that grows ‘Us’

Well,  I’ll forever be the self farmer, cause it takes much love and patience to have a field of healthy equanimity and randomness   :-)  But the crop, when it comes, will be all worth it!!!!!!!

In reflection and thought

Thanks

E

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We Are Between Stories, by Judith Thompson

FaceBook  On Dec 23, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

 Ubuntu philosophy is correct –African Philosophy..   Indigenous I live in Australia and we have a motto song that we sing;  “I am, you are, we are Australian”.. ...  It’s exactly in the way of ‘world'  It’s an recent song not old at all, but it’s just so correct, for we ‘all are’  It doesn’t matter who you are, what  color, what nationality, what gender, what age or denomination, when we are here, being and working together we are ONE... When I was learning and working through the Chakras, and the mirror works and inner child work, it is very common to be in the “I am because you are” state..  When one says NAMASTE = means the recognition of one's existence by other person. Please correct my English interpretations if I am wrong, but on the basis of my learning, Namaste means, "I salute or recognize your presence or existence in society and universe, And OR, My higher self, greats your higher self...     What a great way to greet someone instead of ‘Hey’ :-)     See full.

 

Ubuntu philosophy is correct –African Philosophy..   Indigenous

 

I live in Australia and we have a motto song that we sing;

 

“I am, you are, we are Australian”.. ...  

It’s exactly in the way of ‘world'  It’s an recent song not old at all, but it’s just so correct, for we ‘all are’  It doesn’t matter who you are, what  color, what nationality, what gender, what age or denomination, when we are here, being and working together we are ONE...

 

When I was learning and working through the Chakras, and the mirror works and inner child work, it is very common to be in the “I am because you are” state..

 

When one says NAMASTE = means the recognition of one's existence by other person.

Please correct my English interpretations if I am wrong, but on the basis of my learning,

Namaste means, "I salute or recognize your presence or existence in society and universe,

And OR, My higher self, greats your higher self...     What a great way to greet someone instead of ‘Hey’ :-) 

 

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We Are Between Stories, by Judith Thompson

FaceBook  On Dec 19, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

Hmm – We are Between Stories - How do you relate to the old and new story? Interesting....Hmm –Do we relate at all? Or are we just passing through it, and once we have passed through it, thats when we ‘realise‘what has happened? I’m thinking that’s exactly when our reality occurs, so, at that moment of understanding to ‘relate’ on any level or any situation, is when awareness occurs, and that’s when  we know and we can comment, or act on any given situation, or event – All-be-it of past actions!!!  And that’s how we relate with words and divisions - Possibly?  Otherwise, we would have affirmative actions in the ‘moment’ creating ‘Bliss’ with ‘Now’ knowledge...  Anyway, we all pass through the moment of old to new, like water passing through our fingers, So, time is the ‘evolution’ and that is the ‘reality’ we know!!!  By the time we actually realise what has happened, the moment has gone....  So, is new ‘Science’ just a replacement for old Religion? that makes us feel connected from an old dogma 'to' a possibly new code of belief?  Who knows, we have to be ‘aware’ in the ‘moment’ to realise and relate!  Thanks for the thought.E   See full.

Hmm – We are Between Stories - How do you relate to the old and new story? Interesting....

Hmm –Do we relate at all? Or are we just passing through it, and once we have passed through it, thats when we ‘realise‘what has happened?

I’m thinking that’s exactly when our reality occurs, so, at that moment of understanding to ‘relate’ on any level or any situation, is when awareness occurs, and that’s when  we know and we can comment, or act on any given situation, or event – All-be-it of past actions!!!  And that’s how we relate with words and divisions - Possibly?  Otherwise, we would have affirmative actions in the ‘moment’ creating ‘Bliss’ with ‘Now’ knowledge...  Anyway, we all pass through the moment of old to new, like water passing through our fingers,

So, time is the ‘evolution’ and that is the ‘reality’ we know!!!  By the time we actually realise what has happened, the moment has gone....  So, is new ‘Science’ just a replacement for old Religion? that makes us feel connected from an old dogma 'to' a possibly new code of belief?  Who knows, we have to be ‘aware’ in the ‘moment’ to realise and relate!

 

Thanks for the thought.

E

 

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Everyday Creativity, by Ruth Richards

FaceBook  On Dec 9, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

Ahh.  The beauty and mysteries to life – our life – and the lives of everything and ‘All’ around us.. If we tap into the reality of life ‘naturally’  to the beauty of this world and our human essence, no matter what colour or season, landscape or imagery of the world we see...We then realise and see the true 'gifts' before us, we see where we are at, and where were living and being for the first time, through clear and unsolicited eyes, no media reports, no distortions, no photo-shopping, no subliminals, no expectations, no gadgets, just seeing ‘NOW’ and in-front of us, letting go of the ego, the pasts, of expected projected outcomes, and just simply, seeing before us NOW. That’s huge, really huge...  That’s a true petal opening within us, our heart blooming to visions,colours, life, inspirations and US -the true self..   We also then become the teachers for others to see these amazements, because if we can see them, then, we can point these wonders out to others. We are the life mirrors to others, as this mother demonstrated to her daughter was in this passage... Beautiful, just lovely..   Letting go of expectations – opens the doors to authenticity....We are the change and we can certainly create more positive changes – first within us and the around us, then beyond us..  ..  Nice....   Thanks againE   See full.

Ahh.  The beauty and mysteries to life – our life – and the lives of everything and ‘All’ around us.. If we tap into the reality of life ‘naturally’  to the beauty of this world and our human essence, no matter what colour or season, landscape or imagery of the world we see...

We then realise and see the true 'gifts' before us, we see where we are at, and where were living and being for the first time, through clear and unsolicited eyes, no media reports, no distortions, no photo-shopping, no subliminals, no expectations, no gadgets, just seeing ‘NOW’ and in-front of us, letting go of the ego, the pasts, of expected projected outcomes, and just simply, seeing before us NOW.

That’s huge, really huge...  That’s a true petal opening within us, our heart blooming to visions,

colours, life, inspirations and US -the true self..   We also then become the teachers for others to see these amazements, because if we can see them, then, we can point these wonders out to others. We are the life mirrors to others, as this mother demonstrated to her daughter was in this passage... Beautiful, just lovely..   Letting go of expectations – opens the doors to authenticity....

We are the change and we can certainly create more positive changes – first within us and the around us, then beyond us..  ..  Nice....  

Thanks again

E

 

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Letter to My Grandson, by Daniel Gottlieb

FaceBook  On Dec 3, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

 Ohh my goodness, as I read this the tears rolled down my face, As the truth of this passage is forever true.. If I only had a grandfather to teach me, If I only had a grandson to teach....   My heart couldn’t believe what has been written..  So, the truth is out there!!!Well, it’s now later on in my life that I have learnt the words of Gottlieb. My life; Dysfunctional family, Poverty, addictions, Isolations, loss, Cancer, Questioning spirit, Rejection, Pains.. Life.....Life, Life... Yet, in my life, and in all of these experienced ‘hardships’ I have created the amazing me .. I love the ‘life’ me..  Ha, as I just look back and think of my life, my life as this journey, I realised I LOVED every moment of every step I took... Even the word ‘death’ didn’t distract me from the love of ‘being’ It more fuelled the fire to ‘BE’...  Look, each one has his or her own story, and anyone that doesn’t relate to this passage needs to go back to ‘young’ years and grow – now...  As many adults live in such ‘binky’ insecurities, I know I certainly did. Many adult are adult immature, many adults hide in the shadows of ‘something’, many adult are scared to feel, many adults just don’t know how..   That’s not a life, that’s not this life at all...  Life is to experience the inner thunder of the soul and spirit, it’s to be shaken up to realise we are here and we have a purpose, the validation of this is ‘breath’ while we breathe, we have a purpose...  Anyway,  I’m just going to go and wait for the bus now,  to take me to the book shop, and buy as many copies of this book as I can  ‘Letter to Sam’ so I can read it fully, and give the rest away as a gift of LIFE and LESSON... Much Love and Thank You E  See full.

 

Ohh my goodness, as I read this the tears rolled down my face,

As the truth of this passage is forever true.. If I only had a grandfather to teach me, If I only had a grandson to teach....   My heart couldn’t believe what has been written..  So, the truth is out there!!!

Well, it’s now later on in my life that I have learnt the words of Gottlieb.

My life; Dysfunctional family, Poverty, addictions, Isolations, loss, Cancer, Questioning spirit, Rejection, Pains.. Life.....Life, Life... Yet, in my life, and in all of these experienced ‘hardships’ I have created the amazing me .. I love the ‘life’ me..  Ha, as I just look back and think of my life,

my life as this journey, I realised I LOVED every moment of every step I took... Even the word ‘death’ didn’t distract me from the love of ‘being’ It more fuelled the fire to ‘BE’...  Look, each one has his or her own story, and anyone that doesn’t relate to this passage needs to go back to ‘young’ years and grow – now...  As many adults live in such ‘binky’ insecurities, I know I certainly did. Many adult are adult immature, many adults hide in the shadows of ‘something’, many adult are scared to feel, many adults just don’t know how..   That’s not a life, that’s not this life at all...  Life is to experience the inner thunder of the soul and spirit, it’s to be shaken up to realise we are here and we have a purpose, the validation of this is ‘breath’ while we breathe, we have a purpose... 

Anyway,  I’m just going to go and wait for the bus now,  to take me to the book shop, and buy as many copies of this book as I can  ‘Letter to Sam’ so I can read it fully, and give the rest away as a gift of LIFE and LESSON...

 

Much Love and Thank You

E

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A Spiritual Conspiracy, by Author Unknown

FaceBook  On Nov 30, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

I totally agree with Gina whole-heatedly...The connection is with the doing, the connection is with the vision, the connection is looking at 'self' and contributing to the mass, the good and the change ..To honor and respect  the author. is to read and 'connect' with the passage, and 'other' passages to see and do good for the ALLl...  

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A Spiritual Conspiracy, by Author Unknown

FaceBook  On Nov 29, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

 The question of being kicked hard and why?Compare.  Work from your dark mirror, as we do at times, and ‘ASK’ your light mirror of the comparison of where you have been working from, and the issue at hand. You will soon find out if it’s a negative or it’s being sent back to you to learn, or grow with, reason with, or see differently, or have input with, or challenge and answer, or just have moment in reflection and stillness..   Or if a ego voice partaking in all the ‘talking’ -  Ask the opposite mirror of ‘what is?’ because for everything good we do for others , and our world, we will at times feel some pains.. I have learnt that, actual deep spirituality and our true sense of the god essence is likened to driving a fancy car, that’s very old and valuable, it has a super reputation, great safety points, solidly built from master builders, loyal on every journey, it has its own quirks and a one-person driver.But, but, but. That car needs to go in for a service every now and then, yep, we need our own ‘spiritual service’ to define us at times –validate.  Or, of the situation at hand, we all tend to go off the rail a bit, not that that’s a bad thing, we all get caught up in the moments and we become our own’ness  and not ‘oneness’, we forget what were doing just for that split second and then  see and feel thing differently..  So a little check every now and then doesn’t hurt...  Battery- check, Tires – check, Brakes - Check, Oil – check, Ego – check, Stillness – check, Destination – check...   So as the travelling vessel, we just need to ‘check’ and get a service every now and then for our own wellness, to continue on the path of this passage -  ‘unknown writer..TaE  See full.

 

The question of being kicked hard and why?

Compare.  Work from your dark mirror, as we do at times, and ‘ASK’ your light mirror of the comparison of where you have been working from, and the issue at hand. You will soon find out if it’s a negative or it’s being sent back to you to learn, or grow with, reason with, or see differently, or have input with, or challenge and answer, or just have moment in reflection and stillness..   

Or if a ego voice partaking in all the ‘talking’ -  Ask the opposite mirror of ‘what is?’ because for everything good we do for others , and our world, we will at times feel some pains..

I have learnt that, actual deep spirituality and our true sense of the god essence is likened to driving a fancy car, that’s very old and valuable, it has a super reputation, great safety points, solidly built from master builders, loyal on every journey, it has its own quirks and a one-person driver.

But, but, but. That car needs to go in for a service every now and then, yep, we need our own ‘spiritual service’ to define us at times –validate.  Or, of the situation at hand, we all tend to go off the rail a bit, not that that’s a bad thing, we all get caught up in the moments and we become our own’ness  and not ‘oneness’, we forget what were doing just for that split second and then  see and feel thing differently..  So a little check every now and then doesn’t hurt... 

Battery- check, Tires – check, Brakes - Check, Oil – check, Ego – check, Stillness – check,

Destination – check...   So as the travelling vessel, we just need to ‘check’ and get a service every now and then for our own wellness, to continue on the path of this passage -  ‘unknown writer..

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A Spiritual Conspiracy, by Author Unknown

FaceBook  On Nov 25, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

I saw the title of this passage and thought 'Ohh yehhh' I saw the ponder question in this passage and thought 'Ohh what' I read this passage and went 'OHH WOW' Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.. The fact that this 'quiet collective consciousness'is being addressed and discussed, in forum is beyond word, my heart sings just even thinking that we are here now. we are here!! As a child, I was told by the elderly then, that LOVE will be the religion. I was also told that we are the GOD's and that we WILL come into our beings, like we were before, as our will is the 'will' to be, and that is freedom.. Many years ago this type of topic was of a quiet discussion, only with a selected few, because we were forced into not being the 'will' was taken away.. But now,this is and we are the statement of open voices, we are the clarity of the vision, we are the reality of the being-the 'US.. And one only has to look at ones own life thus far, to see the signs and self, of progression of illumination, of heartness, of selfless of mindness, of breath, of stillness and of the 'oneness', even through all the darkness of destructions around, we still witness the rising of love, family love, friendship love, self love, mankind love and global love.. That is a mighty heart pounding 'humanity love' that I'm proud to be a part of.. Those who get it have an understanding of timeless, transcendence, existence of enlightenment and WHOLE BEING, and for those who dont get it, still have an opportunity of love choices and awakenings, the awakening to feel that love wave, and allow that ripple to go through the body, heart and soul, to awaken and to see what has been missing from our human existence... There is no room for egos, selfishness, self-righteousness and destructions to rise for our futures. The pendulum of time and polarity will now swings with beautiful 'synch time' peace, acceptance and love.. So; Spiritual Conspiracy - No.. Spiritual Awakening - Yes, yes indeed, an awakening it c  See full.

I saw the title of this passage and thought 'Ohh yehhh' I saw the ponder question in this passage and thought 'Ohh what' I read this passage and went 'OHH WOW' Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.. The fact that this 'quiet collective consciousness'is being addressed and discussed, in forum is beyond word, my heart sings just even thinking that we are here now. we are here!! As a child, I was told by the elderly then, that LOVE will be the religion. I was also told that we are the GOD's and that we WILL come into our beings, like we were before, as our will is the 'will' to be, and that is freedom.. Many years ago this type of topic was of a quiet discussion, only with a selected few, because we were forced into not being the 'will' was taken away.. But now,this is and we are the statement of open voices, we are the clarity of the vision, we are the reality of the being-the 'US.. And one only has to look at ones own life thus far, to see the signs and self, of progression of illumination, of heartness, of selfless of mindness, of breath, of stillness and of the 'oneness', even through all the darkness of destructions around, we still witness the rising of love, family love, friendship love, self love, mankind love and global love.. That is a mighty heart pounding 'humanity love' that I'm proud to be a part of.. Those who get it have an understanding of timeless, transcendence, existence of enlightenment and WHOLE BEING, and for those who dont get it, still have an opportunity of love choices and awakenings, the awakening to feel that love wave, and allow that ripple to go through the body, heart and soul, to awaken and to see what has been missing from our human existence... There is no room for egos, selfishness, self-righteousness and destructions to rise for our futures. The pendulum of time and polarity will now swings with beautiful 'synch time' peace, acceptance and love.. So; Spiritual Conspiracy - No.. Spiritual Awakening - Yes, yes indeed, an awakening it certainly is.. Thank you to all the light workers, to all the working and concious beings, that are making coming home to our spirit homes and souls possible.... Now, we have talked about this, discussed this, opened up the topic that IS, so it doesnt stop here, we continue on, and continue on to be the 'light' and help others.. We never stop LOVE and LIGHT.. Thank You Namaste to All...

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The Difference Between Natural and Unnatural, by Masanobu Fukuoka

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To further ponder...  So therefore, we are the creators of change. And to look upon others indifference, is to look into one’s own self or selflessness?  As the ‘change baton’ is passed from one generation to the next, So, we are at some point ‘in this life’ the ‘difference’,  And being that difference, we do what?  Do we fix the natural to the natural, and what exactly is the ‘fix?Are we even aware in that moment of creating the change, that we are the change? And what impact will that change have latter on down the track..  Remember the feminist movement ‘burnt the bra’ to have families now with two working parents and no one home to establish a safe home!!!!!    Hmmm, does Fix =  Impact???   Does our own insecurities have its own reasoning and then we realise we are not adult responsible enough , or not even wanting enough to be the change we crave for, because that means work, and voice and expression and living..  And even maybe looking at ourselves in a deeper stronger way what some ‘cannot’ cope with... We have spent centuries saying ‘Myself’ instead of being and saying ‘Ourselves’and there lies just one problem of the my, my, my, me, me factor, compared to the us, us, we, we factor, as the ‘we’ is working together for a better natural.. But;It’s true we cry and complain as we have nothing, and we cry and complain when we have much of everything, we criticise others and suffer ‘tall poppy syndrome’  Is it possible to clean our own back yard each day first, then creating the capacity and room to see our own potentials to assist and help others..  I think we can, we just need to fix our own unnatural to naturals first, with all the impacts, and move forward to the better and safer natural...  See full.

To further ponder...  So therefore, we are the creators of change. 

And to look upon others indifference, is to look into one’s own self or selflessness?  As the ‘change baton’ is passed from one generation to the next,

So, we are at some point ‘in this life’ the ‘difference’,  

And being that difference, we do what?  

Do we fix the natural to the natural, and what exactly is the ‘fix?

Are we even aware in that moment of creating the change, that we are the change? And what impact will that change have latter on down the track..  Remember the feminist movement ‘burnt the bra’ to have families now with two working parents and no one home to establish a safe home!!!!!    Hmmm, does Fix =  Impact???   

Does our own insecurities have its own reasoning and then we realise we are not adult responsible enough , or not even wanting enough to be the change we crave for, because that means work, and voice and expression and living..  And even maybe looking at ourselves in a deeper stronger way what some ‘cannot’ cope with...

 

We have spent centuries saying ‘Myself’ instead of being and saying ‘Ourselves’

and there lies just one problem of the my, my, my, me, me factor,

compared to the us, us, we, we factor, as the ‘we’ is working together for a better natural..

 

But;

It’s true we cry and complain as we have nothing, and we cry and complain when we have much of everything, we criticise others and suffer ‘tall poppy syndrome’

 

Is it possible to clean our own back yard each day first, then creating the capacity and room to see our own potentials to assist and help others..  I think we can, we just need to fix our own unnatural to naturals first, with all the impacts, and move forward to the better and safer natural...

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The Difference Between Natural and Unnatural, by Masanobu Fukuoka

FaceBook  On Nov 19, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

Wow – Okay ‘The Difference between Natural and Unnatural’I’ve luckily reached 46 years and in that time, I’ve learnt that; The following method doesn’t work, it dulls the brain and stops the spirit from having passion to, and in, universal life - UnnaturalI’ve learnt, that rushing manicness doesn’t work, it distorts the brain and spirit from actually knowing or learning anything at all – Unnatural.I’ve leant, being quiet is a cop out – Unnatural.I’ve learnt, talking to much is ego driven – Unnatural.Not listening to body and nature - Unnatural. So,  after spending many years in the Unnatural, I’ve really, really learnt we really, really don’t know where the natural is, because we haven’t been taught to think or develop that way of natural in a busy throwaway society; That is until one day when you awaken to realise there is more to you than a mere body and someon-elses thought, there is a real ‘You’ in the ‘you’ self, and when the two introduce themselves to each other an awakening occurs in the form of reason and rationality..  So, now I know some good balance is to listen, exchange ideas, have debate, love what you’re doing, and be yourself -consciousness , to ask and talk to your spirit, to question and test.... Some trees, the same as humans, from the same crop/life need nurturing, or being attended to, while some others may not.. the way we can find out if a tree – animal – human needs attention in a natural way is to, watch, feel, taste, ask, nurture love and explore from the options that are available to us  For not everything and everyone is the same, and remembering that a patch test  is always a good thing in life and nature. But, but, but.  Other than just giving something a go and taking the risk. I don’t think we actualy know how to do that, yes we have polarity, and  See full.

Wow – Okay ‘The Difference between Natural and Unnatural’

I’ve luckily reached 46 years and in that time, I’ve learnt that;

 

The following method doesn’t work, it dulls the brain and stops the spirit from having passion to, and in, universal life - Unnatural

I’ve learnt, that rushing manicness doesn’t work, it distorts the brain and spirit from actually knowing or learning anything at all – Unnatural.

I’ve leant, being quiet is a cop out – Unnatural.

I’ve learnt, talking to much is ego driven – Unnatural.

Not listening to body and nature - Unnatural.

 

So,  after spending many years in the Unnatural, I’ve really, really learnt we really, really don’t know where the natural is, because we haven’t been taught to think or develop that way of natural in a busy throwaway society; That is until one day when you awaken to realise there is more to you than a mere body and someon-elses thought, there is a real ‘You’ in the ‘you’ self, and when the two introduce themselves to each other an awakening occurs in the form of reason and rationality..

 

 So, now I know some good balance is to listen, exchange ideas, have debate, love what you’re doing, and be yourself -consciousness , to ask and talk to your spirit, to question and test....

 

Some trees, the same as humans, from the same crop/life need nurturing, or being attended to, while some others may not.. the way we can find out if a tree – animal – human needs attention in a natural way is to, watch, feel, taste, ask, nurture love and explore from the options that are available to us  For not everything and everyone is the same, and remembering that a patch test  is always a good thing in life and nature. But, but, but.  Other than just giving something a go and taking the risk. I don’t think we actualy know how to do that, yes we have polarity, and we may have taken the risks of not knowing the outcomes of what were doing ,but persist in the endevours anyway,  But how it is to be totally know and be free to try and develop in a true natural, spiritual, nurturing balanced way between ‘Natural’ and Unnatural’  

Maybe, it already just is, and were actually working from a deeper sence of being?

 

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Pilgrimage to Nonviolence, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

FaceBook  On Nov 18, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

I beg to differ on;'Cooperation is the most difficult thing, ever. If your cooperation is not returned, it means it is not welcome. Just let it be. Don't fret about it. Turn the page.’In life, this does not mean it is not welcome, It actually means it is’ not learnt from yet’ If cooperation is not returned, it is because it is not’ learnt’, and I don’t mean academically, spiritually nor disillusionly. I mean from The ‘I SELF’, without learning from the ‘I self’ first and being inquisitive and active and practicing in everything, and failing in most, then returning to the inquisitive, active, practicing, everything and the failing again, then nothing, or the experience is not learnt..    The beauty of the spirit is that it’s wild and genuine progression to discuss, see and to explore in the ‘whole’ of everything is limitless, and limiting self, spirit, life, and universe to a no experience is rejection. Once the spirit comes into the experience, that then starts to become a wider ‘experiences’ then and only then can a growth area of the ‘being’ be had, otherwise, the limitations of the experiences forces the point, and that in itself is a rejection and refusal to the moment.  Remember, for something to pass through us, a pain a memory an experience, a question a 'Learning'  may take pain, so nurture the growth and use self-cooperation to aid..So, to the beauty of the questions asked, let you’re/ our learning continue and don’t restrict your minds..  If you choose,  don’t turn the page, but learn to say 'okay' from where you’re at, and then travel on in good heart, as our individual journey may just return us to the ‘page’ where we started that question, experience or journey from....  As we are all the experience’S’ in the questions we ask...Thanks   See full.

I beg to differ on;

'Cooperation is the most difficult thing, ever. If your cooperation is not returned, it means it is not welcome. Just let it be. Don't fret about it. Turn the page.’

In life, this does not mean it is not welcome, It actually means it is’ not learnt from yet’

 If cooperation is not returned, it is because it is not’ learnt’, and I don’t mean academically, spiritually nor disillusionly. I mean from The ‘I SELF’, without learning from the ‘I self’ first and being inquisitive and active and practicing in everything, and failing in most, then returning to the inquisitive, active, practicing, everything and the failing again, then nothing, or the experience is not learnt.. 

 

 The beauty of the spirit is that it’s wild and genuine progression to discuss, see and to explore in the ‘whole’ of everything is limitless, and limiting self, spirit, life, and universe to a no experience is rejection. Once the spirit comes into the experience, that then starts to become a wider ‘experiences’ then and only then can a growth area of the ‘being’ be had, otherwise, the limitations of the experiences forces the point, and that in itself is a rejection and refusal to the moment. 

 

Remember, for something to pass through us, a pain a memory an experience, a question a 'Learning'  may take pain, so nurture the growth and use self-cooperation to aid..

So, to the beauty of the questions asked, let you’re/ our learning continue and don’t restrict your minds..  If you choose,  don’t turn the page, but learn to say 'okay' from where you’re at, and then travel on in good heart, as our individual journey may just return us to the ‘page’ where we started that question, experience or journey from....  As we are all the experience’S’ in the questions we ask...

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Pilgrimage to Nonviolence, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

FaceBook  On Nov 14, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

Thank you and welcome to LIFE LESSONS 101  - ‘‘A second basic fact that characterizes nonviolence is that it does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win his friendship and understanding’’  In 2011, is this simple act still so difficult to understand? Does ego have full control?  and we are the uncontrollable,  do we have a higher intelligence to read this and understand, I’m in a quandary at the moment still reading this passage over and over again to find out where we don’t get it.. So, many portals - answers are given,  given from this passage and other passages,  throughout time like this one, with the same passion and commitment , but why don’t we understanding this in the modern world ??? 

Thank You Mr Martin Luther King Jr . And thank you to your father, who indeed also had great spiritual strength.. It just goes to prove the ‘ Voice’ of reason , compassion and empathy has the ‘Truth’, and those ‘truths’ move the world to a better non-violence place...   

 

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Stand In the Tragic Gap, by Parker Palmer

FaceBook  On Nov 6, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

This is great, by the time you finish reading this passage, it’s electrifying to the awakening, of the truth, of where we are today...   and that is the ‘Tragic Gap’ The paragraph of, “we must learn to hold the tension between the reality of the moment and the possibility that something better might emerge” This is the ‘common ground dream’ of all, no matter where on is in the world, or how we perceive the world to be, or how our lives, situations or theories are, in our own reality, we all “must learn to hold the tension between the reality of the moment and the possibility that something better might emerge”   Because that is what we’re doing right now, by reading this passage, pondering this passage, reacting to this passage, responding to this passage, and hopefully ‘oops’  I just stood in the ‘Gap’  and  HOPEFULLY making a difference to others by learning from this passage...   So I read, see and believe that - Standing in the Tragic Gap’ is a choice to be in the ‘Quiet’..  Now, does being in the ‘quiet’ change that GAP ?,or does the Tragic Gap actually have a voice of  reason, peace and intelligence, without tension, to take away and change a perceived reality of tragedies from the gap, and fill that gap in with ‘Love’..  Yes...   That is a reality and possibility of change.. Thanks - this was great, I choose to see my glass as half full..  E  See full.

This is great, by the time you finish reading this passage, it’s electrifying to the awakening, of the truth, of where we are today...   and that is the ‘Tragic Gap’

The paragraph of, “we must learn to hold the tension between the reality of the moment and the possibility that something better might emerge”

 

This is the ‘common ground dream’ of all, no matter where on is in the world, or how we perceive the world to be, or how our lives, situations or theories are, in our own reality,

 

we all “must learn to hold the tension between the reality of the moment and the possibility that something better might emerge”  

 

Because that is what we’re doing right now, by reading this passage, pondering this passage, reacting to this passage, responding to this passage, and hopefully ‘oops’  I just stood in the ‘Gap’  and  HOPEFULLY making a difference to others by learning from this passage... 

 

So I read, see and believe that - Standing in the Tragic Gap’ is a choice to be in the ‘Quiet’..  Now, does being in the ‘quiet’ change that GAP ?,or does the Tragic Gap actually have a voice of  reason, peace and intelligence, without tension, to take away and change a perceived reality of tragedies from the gap, and fill that gap in with ‘Love’..  Yes...   That is a reality and possibility of change..

 

Thanks - this was great, I choose to see my glass as half full.. 

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Finding the Deepest Joy in Relationships, by Ezra Bayda

FaceBook  On Oct 29, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

Greetings to you allI’ve just read this passage for the second time, and even on the second time, I took a deep sighI read the title again, and took a sigh..  ‘Finding the Deepest Joy in a Relationship’ Hmmm!!!    This is a lovely passage, interesting and questioning...But, I don’t know...  Love has no expectations; True love has no expectations- right?So if we have to question our level of love in the form of ‘Can I surrender to what is’, then it’s not the trust in ‘Love’ that we fear, it’s the lack of love, or understanding in our self’s that we question..   So if we have to do the three fold questioning and assessments of;  Am I truly happy right now? What blocks happiness? Can I surrender to what is?That in itself states your working on development – personal development..  And the other person you’re referring to in the relationship is but only a means for you to understand ‘SELF’   Then assuming only a parent has a degree of deep understanding of selflessness from a giving ...  Hmmm, another sigh ...  I’m not completely convinced of that...  Do I really need to be a parent to give selflessly as that is only where my ‘experience’ will come from?  Hmmm!!!   Deep sigh.... Are we not all the experience of the relationship, to the journey of life?Anyway ..  It was good to ponder a questioning of Deepest-Joy and Relationship...   I don’t restrict my life to follow anything in particular, I joyously learn from everything, I practice the greater good of all, and, continue to grow from the soul..So, as a semi-oneness with ‘all’ and most probably an outsider in the whole...This passage just didn’t sparkle for me as the ‘Deepest Joy’ maybe, and just maybe, this short passage didn’t do justice on the entire  See full.

Greetings to you all

I’ve just read this passage for the second time, and even on the second time, I took a deep sigh

I read the title again, and took a sigh..  ‘Finding the Deepest Joy in a Relationship’ Hmmm!!!    This is a lovely passage, interesting and questioning...

But, I don’t know...  Love has no expectations; True love has no expectations- right?

So if we have to question our level of love in the form of ‘Can I surrender to what is’, then it’s not the trust in ‘Love’ that we fear, it’s the lack of love, or understanding in our self’s that we question..   So if we have to do the three fold questioning and assessments of; 

Am I truly happy right now? What blocks happiness? Can I surrender to what is?

That in itself states your working on development – personal development..  And the other person you’re referring to in the relationship is but only a means for you to understand ‘SELF’ 

 

Then assuming only a parent has a degree of deep understanding of selflessness from a giving ...  Hmmm, another sigh ...  I’m not completely convinced of that...  Do I really need to be a parent to give selflessly as that is only where my ‘experience’ will come from? 

 Hmmm!!!   Deep sigh.... Are we not all the experience of the relationship, to the journey of life?

Anyway ..  It was good to ponder a questioning of Deepest-Joy and Relationship... 

 

I don’t restrict my life to follow anything in particular,

I joyously learn from everything, I practice the greater good of all,

and, continue to grow from the soul..

So, as a semi-oneness with ‘all’ and most probably an outsider in the whole...

This passage just didn’t sparkle for me as the ‘Deepest Joy’ maybe, and just maybe, this short passage didn’t do justice on the entire ‘WHOLE’ passage of the learning...    I do not know works of EZRA, but thank you for sharing as I will learn from reading this book :-)

 

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Two Ways of Learning Relaxation, by Shinzen Young

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Interesting.   I have sat pondering about this.. And yes, so true, that awareness and a "heightened" awareness brings relaxation and a deeper sense of self.  But there is also a truth that "experience" of relaxation takes some years to accomplish, by some form of a crashing/suffering/learning in life. I love the analogy given, that a child falls many times before it walks, and so does an adult fall many times before he/she can relax. It's not a miracle that happens to attain it.  It's a determination to "achieve" as we watch others also fall. Watching isnt entirely the experience, it's the fall and get up, but between those two is the "will" to make the get up happen. As we know you can read a book and get a good understanding of the text or story line, but unless you speak to the author, publicist or the inspiration -- muse behind the story, that's when one fully understand the entirety of the whole story, that's when it all falls into place... So to experience a complete relaxation (top to bottom) takes "life" and "mistakes".. My experiences to achieve true relaxation is not of two fold, but rather of a "life" fold, as we have to become the "one", the comfortable, the accepting and the willing to receive such a gift of relaxation from a  "nothingness". Yes, when you know there is nothing coming, its when one stops thinking and then starts breathing, and so true, much of a fuller life, relaxation, love, awareness and pure manifestations come from a relaxed state of being nothingness. This has happened to most people at one stage or another, but we lose sight of that peaceful, relaxation magnificence -- and call it boring -- so were off to have a coffee with someone else that's 'bored' instead of being,or being together and resting the soul for total conscious awareness to question thoughts and develop, so when the passion bug of insightfulness take  See full.

Interesting.   I have sat pondering about this..

And yes, so true, that awareness and a "heightened" awareness brings relaxation and a deeper sense of self.  But there is also a truth that "experience" of relaxation takes some years to accomplish, by some form of a crashing/suffering/learning in life.

I love the analogy given, that a child falls many times before it walks, and so does an adult fall many times before he/she can relax. It's not a miracle that happens to attain it.  It's a determination to "achieve" as we watch others also fall. Watching isnt entirely the experience, it's the fall and get up, but between those two is the "will" to make the get up happen.

As we know you can read a book and get a good understanding of the text or story line, but unless you speak to the author, publicist or the inspiration -- muse behind the story, that's when one fully understand the entirety of the whole story, that's when it all falls into place... So to experience a complete relaxation (top to bottom) takes "life" and "mistakes"..

My experiences to achieve true relaxation is not of two fold, but rather of a "life" fold, as we have to become the "one", the comfortable, the accepting and the willing to receive such a gift of relaxation from a  "nothingness". Yes, when you know there is nothing coming, its when one stops thinking and then starts breathing, and so true, much of a fuller life, relaxation, love, awareness and pure manifestations come from a relaxed state of being nothingness. This has happened to most people at one stage or another, but we lose sight of that peaceful, relaxation magnificence -- and call it boring -- so were off to have a coffee with someone else that's 'bored' instead of being,or being together and resting the soul for total conscious awareness to question thoughts and develop, so when the passion bug of insightfulness takes over, we can then achieve a greater good in relaxation to achieve a purpose of oneness in relaxation.

Sounds mighty good - I'm trying for that ;-) It's all easier said than done, because the world we live in today has many man-made-self distractions, Isn't that funny, we deliberately sabotage the pure purpose of being and of what we are trying to achieve in awareness. Hmm... But a childs step is one at a time, so relaxing me can help to relax you, and then we can try to relax the world :-) Much love, thought and happiness..

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Make Death Your Ally, by Duane Elgin

FaceBook  On Jul 9, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:
Every day we wake is just another day we are closer to our death... Or so we believe This is just another way of coping with the fears that have been built into us. Death is not pleasant, it’s an awakening to self, and that knowledge can be shocking. Death has to be experienced daily to know that life truly exists. And by laying to rest each day the day’s sufferings, losses and pains in our lives, we accept to move on and live by accepting all deaths, that death brings us the ally of life Death is to life, as life is to love, and ‘love’ is our strength. So I think, it’s our own conflicts to the past, and insecurities to the fears of death-to die-that robs us of our life’s gift to totally live and understand in this moment - now. By accepting and knowingly overcome the fear of our death, in life, changes life. Change is death, every-time we change, we lay to rest the death of the past, from that death we take a step into our own consciousness, where we see and feel the true being of whom we really are and our immortality. I think if we step beyond polarity and duality we realise we have infinity that is beyond any death that we believe we know... I was given a death card some years ago – It wasn’t the death card that scared me or made me weaker, it was the people around me constantly saying cancer, from that dark time I learned to meditate, I removed the cancer word from my vocabulary, the ‘word’ held the harm more than anything else, then a great peace and love came, so, a stronger happy, peacefulness and acceptance with love came from a darker side of death, and from that my life was born – what a great ally to have... And everyones got an ally. Thanks for the reflection..
 

The Mystery of Love, by Kent Nerburn

FaceBook  On Jul 4, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

Thank you Mr Nerburn

Love is truely a mystery

I dont really know what love is, but maybe one day love will find me, 

and then I will be able to give it away..

 

 

Rest and Be Taken, by Adyashanti

FaceBook  On Jun 26, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

Yes... This is thought provoking and opens up ‘mind thought’ on;

‘Motionless silence is the stillness of immortality’ = ‘Universal Oneness’

I lived through an illness not so long ago, and I didn’t accept death- I embraced death as a part of me, By doing this, my life, my world and my idea of intellect and humility changed, It changed from a perceived ways of someone else’s education, someone else’s expectations put onto a life...  None of those tags, attachments, or labels is a reality, or a duality.
 
My lesson:
The true ‘I’ is the ‘true self’ and that self is the ‘Journey’
I see this;
I can see the moon through the pollution, hazes and ozone layers very clearly
I can see the sun clearly through its blistering heat
 
But, at times - I don’t see where I am right ‘now’
 
So, it’s very accurate and fair to say ‘Rest and Be Taken’ 
As we are completely beyond all duality, and that’s where the ‘journey’ of ‘open self’ starts
 
In thought, love and further learning -Thank You..
 
 

Liking Is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts., by Jonathan Franzen

FaceBook  On Jun 18, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

 Well, this passage charged me... And as I slowly read more - It became a tremendous piece of work and overwhelming at the same time...It’s fantastic, and so TRUE...  Intelligence sits and Judges while it philosophises about the core and spirit of life,Then, it labels pretty much everything it comes in contact with – That graffiti tag of life is very hard to wash off. That perceived sided mind-view that most of us tend to have been in at one stage or another in life, has over compensated from the true simplicity of true life and true SELF.To master intelligence and simplicity as ‘one’ of one’s self-truth, or to open the spirit to that truth, love, honesty, growth, individuality, self questioning, worth-value and freedom, is to express a life’s’ journey, a progression and a personal development in each and every one’s ‘own’ life... How we do that is ‘maybe’ being brave enough to break the shackles of others past expectations..  Hmmm.. ? I now know every-time I get angry, upset or just annoyed at someone or something, those silly little electric currents of self-emotions reminds me; I can just be as childish today, as, when I was a child...   But in these years, those self-emotions acts like an alarm clock for me, reminding me to stop and look inside me first and really see whom I’m truly angry at or upset with, and I normally I find that 7 out of 10 irritations are actually from ‘me’ Then and only then can I really change the course of my action in this life, by self acknowledging my own actions and not blaming others... But, But, But...   How do we find the freedom to love and show love in everything?  Is it that we have to find self -love and self-acceptance first, without using any other labels, other than just ‘love’, and from that love, to actually grow more love...   So thanks  See full.

 

Well, this passage charged me... 
And as I slowly read more - It became a tremendous piece of work and overwhelming at the same time...It’s fantastic, and so TRUE... 
 
Intelligence sits and Judges while it philosophises about the core and spirit of life,
Then, it labels pretty much everything it comes in contact with – That graffiti tag of life is very hard to wash off. That perceived sided mind-view that most of us tend to have been in at one stage or another in life, has over compensated from the true simplicity of true life and true SELF.
To master intelligence and simplicity as ‘one’ of one’s self-truth, or to open the spirit to that truth, love,
 honesty, growth, individuality, self questioning, worth-value and freedom, is to express a life’s’ journey, a progression and a personal development in each and every one’s ‘own’ life... How we do that is ‘maybe’ being brave enough to break the shackles of others past expectations..  Hmmm.. ?
 
I now know every-time I get angry, upset or just annoyed at someone or something, those silly little electric currents of self-emotions reminds me; I can just be as childish today, as, when I was a child...  
 
But in these years, those self-emotions acts like an alarm clock for me, reminding me to stop and look inside me first and really see whom I’m truly angry at or upset with, and I normally I find that 7 out of 10 irritations are actually from ‘me’ Then and only then can I really change the course of my action in this life, by self acknowledging my own actions and not blaming others...
 
But, But, But...   How do we find the freedom to love and show love in everything?  Is it that we have to find self -love and self-acceptance first, without using any other labels, other than just ‘love’, and from that love, to actually grow more love...   
So thanks for this share, I like knowing that ‘love can evolve love and freedom’...

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Live the Questions Now, by Rainer Maria Rilke

FaceBook  On May 29, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

This is simply a divine passage – pure honesty to the soul-spirit of life’s truth’s... Just Devine.  I take a breath from my contemplative thoughts from this question of; "What has been the role of questions in your spiritual cultivation?"   I smile and say;   ‘Ohh my goodness’   for without any of my inquisitive, annoying, constant, nagging, persisting and genuinely wanting to know questions of things and stuff – without those ‘thing and stuff’ I wouldn’t be here today... Those questions are ‘life’.  I honestly believe without those many, many questions and many, many mistakes to re-ask many more questions, I wouldn’t have had a growing life...    Be it we nurture a child with breast to give nourishment and sustenance to growing life; The same be it for my life’s questions, that’s the nurturing and sustenance of answers to my inquisitive question for ‘a life’ Now, my sustenance and strength to ask questions came later for me, as strengths and courage’s had to be sought first – and though those questionings a new ‘life’s spark’ of new questions grew as well, but no matter when and how – ‘each step of life is, or has a question’....    I am just an average person with no special skills, but my great achievement is to ‘life’ and to want to live life, and to ask some more questions from everyone, from all walks of life, without embarrassment, but of a friendly unity in nature... this road leads me to know ‘me’ with the learning’s, and re-learning’s of how to be first...  then from that my spirit grows and thus relaxes, leading me to a more comfortable understanding of knowing, or just accepting, as I comfort my soul ... Knowing I did, I can and, I will, at some stage, no matter how still I be, I will ask a q  See full.

This is simply a divine passage – pure honesty to the soul-spirit of life’s truth’s... Just Devine. 

I take a breath from my contemplative thoughts from this question of;
"What has been the role of questions in your spiritual cultivation?"   I smile and say;
 
‘Ohh my goodness’   for without any of my inquisitive, annoying, constant, nagging, persisting and genuinely wanting to know questions of things and stuff – without those ‘thing and stuff’ I wouldn’t be here today... Those questions are ‘life’.  I honestly believe without those many, many questions and many, many mistakes to re-ask many more questions, I wouldn’t have had a growing life... 
 
Be it we nurture a child with breast to give nourishment and sustenance to growing life;
The same be it for my life’s questions, that’s the nurturing and sustenance of answers to my inquisitive question for ‘a life’ Now, my sustenance and strength to ask questions came later for me, as strengths and courage’s had to be sought first – and though those questionings a new ‘life’s spark’ of new questions grew as well, but no matter when and how – ‘each step of life is, or has a question’.... 
 
I am just an average person with no special skills, but my great achievement is to ‘life’ and to want to live life, and to ask some more questions from everyone, from all walks of life, without embarrassment, but of a friendly unity in nature... this road leads me to know ‘me’ with the learning’s,
and re-learning’s of how to be first...  then from that my spirit grows and thus relaxes, leading me to a more comfortable understanding of knowing, or just accepting, as I comfort my soul ... Knowing I did, I can and, I will, at some stage, no matter how still I be, I will ask a question just to smile and talk to you.... Because the question of ‘Hi – How are you?’ is very important for ‘our’ cultivation, as that’s my spiritual growth and development – to cultivate the ‘US’.. 
 
Hehehehe  ;-)  I had to stop for a moment on a quick additional thought of;
Trust in everything, but be weary, for not everyone you trust – or trust in, will be, or is the truth that you actually want to hear, be it in nature, stillness or a frenzied quest for an internal answer ... spiritual growth and development knows when you’re ready to know and grow more....
 
And it doesn’t matter ‘if or when’ the answers come
 For if you do not try or ask, we will never really know ‘how to grow’,
 to choose the developmental road we want to take, or be on ...
 
Much much, gratitude for this moment....
 

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Paradox of Noise, by Gunilla Norris

FaceBook  On May 21, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

"Which of life's paradoxes helps you attune more deeply to reality?" Ahhh... How Brilliant of a Question  :-)   Life is the paradox - isn't it ?   It's it the daily laugh to all uncertainty!!!   :-) Or, is only when one manifests 'life'  that,  that is the reality AND purpose of being?  :-)     Gunilla Norris said: 'Through our willingness to be the one we are, We become one with everything'.   And then - We realize 'Were Not' !!!!  hehehehe :-) What a beautiful way of incorporating 'New Atoms Doing the Same Dance'  with Lives Paradoxes     :-) Ahhh the joy of knowing everything and nothing at the same time... Is it that we are only the 'tuning forks' to the universal life sounds and lights? and, with each cord and ray that sounds, we are only there for that vibrational moment of 'Love energy' 'Life energy ' in the 'Being' ??    Thank You - I truly realise now - I know nothing, yet I will learn to know, to realise I have to learn some more...   I smile at life's parody of learning :-)   Thank you - Im grateful being in the 'virtual presence'  :-) of such beautiful souls...  See full.

"Which of life's paradoxes helps you attune more deeply to reality?"

Ahhh... How Brilliant of a Question  :-)
 
Life is the paradox - isn't it ?   It's it the daily laugh to all uncertainty!!!   :-)
Or, is only when one manifests 'life'  that,  that is the reality AND purpose of being?  :-)  
 
Gunilla Norris said:
'Through our willingness to be the one we are,
We become one with everything'.
 
And then - We realize 'Were Not' !!!!  hehehehe :-)
What a beautiful way of incorporating
'New Atoms Doing the Same Dance'  with Lives Paradoxes  
 
:-) Ahhh the joy of knowing everything and nothing at the same time...
Is it that we are only the 'tuning forks' to the universal life sounds and lights?
and, with each cord and ray that sounds, we are only there for that vibrational moment of 'Love energy' 'Life energy ' in the 'Being' ?? 
 
Thank You - I truly realise now - I know nothing, yet I will learn to know, to realise I have to learn some more...
 
I smile at life's parody of learning :-)
 
Thank you - Im grateful being in the 'virtual presence'  :-) of such beautiful souls...

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New Atoms Doing the Same Dance, by Richard Feynman

FaceBook  On May 14, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

This to me is 'One 'Breath' the breathe we take to live and to live and to live.

Thanks

 

 

Full Effort is Full Victory, by Eknath Easwaran

FaceBook  On May 9, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

Anonymous

Don’t apologise. You have given the most beautiful part of yourself – Truth and your true journey in life
How great a gift is that - Thanks
 
 

Full Effort is Full Victory, by Eknath Easwaran

FaceBook  On May 9, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

I was led to thought by some readings;

That when we have been asked - What value or worth one holds?
We tend to reply and say ‘not much’ or ‘nothing’, as we tend to think in munity or possessions of worth;
 
Yet we forget out heart and mind is the highest form of self ‘worth’
 
For, if we conditionally ‘expect’ something from a little ‘giving’ - then we have never really given at all
For, if we presume a ‘self good’ will come out of a ‘noble deed’ - then we have not really given at all
If we assume our spirituality will bloom by giving - then we have not really lived..  as we have to also learn to recieve with humble hands...
 
Our greatest possession is ‘self’ and selflessly that’s what we should give, when we can,
without any thought or expectations in return, because any expectation ‘wanted’ places the ego in control, So who is really thinking then?
 
So ‘Bravo’ to those who try and give, without thought, whenever they can, or when the opportunity arises, without wanting anything in return.. That’s when you know you’re not walking alone – you have your amazing self ‘with you’ for company... And I would think, that is also a great effort in aim for Victory..
 

Full Effort is Full Victory, by Eknath Easwaran

FaceBook  On May 7, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

 

Thank You.  I am – we are truly blessed to read this passage, to remind us ‘we can’
 
My Sincerity is to life, for allowing this ‘self’ to be in this world.
 
My Persistence is to continue on and breathe for as long as I possibly can, and continue to learn such grace and intelligence each and every day, even if I get it wrong – I want to keep trying and trying to learn, and give!!!!! 
I want my wrongs to teach me the rights, and my rights to show me the wrongs,
So, I will persist each day to be the ‘i’ in life..
 
My Efforts – holds no effort, as this non-effort is my genuine desire, my hearts-felt desire to ‘Be’ and appreciative each moment that I get
 
Thank you. I am truly humbled and grateful
Thank you.
 

The Test for Meditation in Action, by Shinzen Young

FaceBook  On Apr 30, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

I completely got lost in Shinzen’s reading that I forgot the Question;

 "What is your own test for meditation in action?"
 
Test – Test?  If one has to test self, then there is limited amount of trust to belief in ‘own-true-self’
So I replace 'Test' with ‘Trust’ - Trust, listen and allow of giving ‘life’ to real ‘self’
 
Over time I have learnt to listen, and still learning to listen to my internal self, so there is freedom of speech, freedom of acknowledging ‘self’ in my  life...
So it doesn’t matter if I am sitting in the lotus position, sitting on a bus, train, or just laying down on the grass with my true self, self is not discriminatory as to where a moment of quiet time is to be, self is just ‘there’. When the true self is driving this vessel, I know ‘I am’ safe in the passenger’s seat,
For, that 'trust' leads and teaches me peace in conflicting times, heals me when sick times, warms me in cold times, and loves me – when I forget
 
Even if that trust leads one on a journey you don’t want to have – The lesson will be phenomenal!!!!
 
No matter where, when, or how – just try and trust self’s request for meditation, even if it is a quiet meditation moment, you are paying a courtesy to ‘self ‘to rest in that moment.. 
 

The Test for Meditation in Action, by Shinzen Young

FaceBook  On Apr 30, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

You cannot improve on this perfection. 

Sinzens’s passage is of pure ‘Wisdom’ in the highest form...  

Each paragraph has eternal meaning of great reverence
 
Paragraph (1) reads as: When we first come into this life we form a self in order to cope with the world. The baby has a rather scant self and commensurately little ability to deal with the world. We develop a self to deal with the world, but we also develop the habit of solidifying that self, and that solidifying habit congests the flow of nature, leading to suffering.
Digesting that reading ‘Explodes’ in the senses of body and mind
“For we come into life as our own innocent and unique self, with so much to give from pure love.
But we quickly see the troubles before us, and we swiftly shield our-selves with ‘outer-self’ to cope with the world… That self made harness of sodifying our entire life, then turns into the quest of enlightenment and consciousness, to find our pure innocence and the truth that we started with in life anyway”…. Astonishing and incredible this truth is…
 
And the journey of growth of self, into self, from innocence and love, to develop continues in each and every wonderful paragraph...   Marvellous, truly marvellous...  
Its perfection
 
 

Giving Within For-Give-Ness, by Michael Bernard Beckwith

FaceBook  On Apr 28, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

Gayathri - You touched my heart, and I feel compelled to write  Yes. True forgiveness and ‘all’ forgiveness does mean to ‘Forget’ and it also means to ‘Re-Love’ But, that’s a conscious decision one ‘choose’ to make - in taking the‘affirmative’ steps, and that’s with affirmations, mantras, discussions, meditations and an open heart...     To truly forget and wipe the slate clean, and that is a true reality, to have no anger, falseness, or mental chatter left about the situation, one must genuinely go through the motions of self healing and learning of ‘Forgiveness’     You see we are all human, we will always have feeling , we will always have a hurt, or be hurt of some sort, we will always have a judgement, and a thought from that, of how ‘we’ and only ‘we’ perceive a situation, No matter how slight those things are within us, we will always have them, to one degree or another...       So my experience says – Do not react to what you believe is a personal attack or hurt, do not react, as that reaction is a knee-jerk retaliation, it’s a counter blow, and no matter how nicely people put that into words, it’s still a reaction. So Just stop and take a breath, walk away, then go back into your minds time ‘rewind’ the minds DVD, and honestly look at how the whole situation came about, walk through it, step by step, hear the words, and do have your emotions expressed if need be...  But, look at the big picture... see the story, re-watch the movie, watch it again if need be, looking at Yourself in the movie, how did you interact, and impact with the situation, and were you really meant to be there?    And only then can one make a good decision as to whether you need to ‘act ‘at all upon a matter, and only then, if that’s what you  See full.

Gayathri - You touched my heart, and I feel compelled to write 

Yes. True forgiveness and ‘all’ forgiveness does mean to ‘Forget’ and it also means to ‘Re-Love’
But, that’s a conscious decision one ‘choose’ to make - in taking the‘affirmative’ steps,
and that’s with affirmations, mantras, discussions, meditations and an open heart...  
 
To truly forget and wipe the slate clean, and that is a true reality, to have no anger, falseness, or mental chatter left about the situation, one must genuinely go through the motions of self healing and learning of ‘Forgiveness’  
 
You see we are all human, we will always have feeling , we will always have a hurt, or be hurt of some sort, we will always have a judgement, and a thought from that, of how ‘we’ and only ‘we’ perceive a situation,
No matter how slight those things are within us, we will always have them, to one degree or another...    
 
So my experience says – Do not react to what you believe is a personal attack or hurt, do not react,
as that reaction is a knee-jerk retaliation, it’s a counter blow, and no matter how nicely people put that into words, it’s still a reaction. So Just stop and take a breath, walk away, then go back into your minds time ‘rewind’ the minds DVD, and honestly look at how the whole situation came about, walk through it, step by step, hear the words, and do have your emotions expressed if need be... 
But, look at the big picture... see the story, re-watch the movie, watch it again if need be, looking at
Yourself in the movie, how did you interact, and impact with the situation,
and were you really meant to be there? 
 
And only then can one make a good decision as to whether you need to ‘act ‘at all upon a matter, and only then, if that’s what you choose to do!!!!.. That self educated, learned, knowledged, sensible reaction can also be a good thing, as it can change a negative course ‘perception thought’ into a better understanding thought..  And in that interim, you’re learning and slowly being self responsible for
‘self actions’, and that self-love and self-care for ‘self’ and others, and that leads to real forgiveness..  But that takes passion, courage, heart, belief, letting go and experience....
 
So many people, talk the forgiveness talk, but, they forget to first walk the forgiveness walk,
And, that responsible walk is to ‘True Genuine Forgiveness’.... and that also take much practice...   But, when that happens, you will see something ‘very special’ happen... I can’t actually tell you what that will be, as it will give it away, and stop that learning  journey from happening, but, it will definitely happen and be very noticeable....  
 
So dont worry, just one step at a time....
 

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Giving Within For-Give-Ness, by Michael Bernard Beckwith

FaceBook  On Apr 25, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

Wow:  What does one say to this?  What do we say...   Other than - Thank You... I’ve just been transported back into my childhood, sitting alone in a catholic church, listening to the service of ‘Forgiveness’... And thus the story of my learning started...   After reading Michael Bernard Beckwith’s passage, I turn my computer off and settled in for the night, with the seeds of the question now firmly planted, I wait for my spirit to talk and guide me of ‘"What is your experience of for-give-ness?"   So, as my spirit and inner child have no sense of time, I awoke at 2am this morning to have a mental dialogue about this topic of forgiveness, and to address this issue within me, on what; One great spiritual leader Beckwith has quoted, about, another great spiritual leader - Jesus… My life has just changed.. I have stopped all day to allow my though to transcend to paper.   And this is what eventuated in the stillness and quiet of my time…   Do we really, truly, honestly as spiritual people within society still see that ‘turning the other cheek’ must be counter acted on, or even having to react with a form of a ‘something’ even a giving back of a positive energy form is a reaction, and that action/reaction at first hasn’t been dissected in its purest form to know what energy level, or, thought of a healing love will be sent out, and for what purpose? Or, if any action is needed at all..    I would think that our only effort should be to, to just ‘Be’, as just being doest incite for the slightest bit of a mental sabotage of the emotions rising…   But Before any lesson of the blow is learnt, Before any lesson of the circumstance is understood, Before an understanding can be seen, Before a judgment is ever so slightly made, and, reacted to A true forgiveness of ‘forgiving thy-self&  See full.

Wow:  What does one say to this?  What do we say...   Other than - Thank You...

I’ve just been transported back into my childhood, sitting alone in a catholic church, listening to the service of ‘Forgiveness’... And thus the story of my learning started...
 
After reading Michael Bernard Beckwith’s passage,
I turn my computer off and settled in for the night, with the seeds of the question now firmly planted, I wait for my spirit to talk and guide me of ‘"What is your experience of for-give-ness?"
 
So, as my spirit and inner child have no sense of time, I awoke at 2am this morning to have a mental dialogue about this topic of forgiveness, and to address this issue within me, on what;
One great spiritual leader Beckwith has quoted, about, another great spiritual leader - Jesus… My life has just changed.. I have stopped all day to allow my though to transcend to paper.
 
And this is what eventuated in the stillness and quiet of my time…
 
Do we really, truly, honestly as spiritual people within society still see that
‘turning the other cheek’ must be counter acted on, or even having to react with a form of a ‘something’ even a giving back of a positive energy form is a reaction, and that action/reaction at first hasn’t been dissected in its purest form to know what energy level, or, thought of a healing love will be sent out, and for what purpose? Or, if any action is needed at all.. 
 
I would think that our only effort should be to, to just ‘Be’, as just being doest incite for the slightest bit of a mental sabotage of the emotions rising…
 
But
Before any lesson of the blow is learnt,
Before any lesson of the circumstance is understood,
Before an understanding can be seen,
Before a judgment is ever so slightly made, and, reacted to
A true forgiveness of ‘forgiving thy-self’ first is needed, to establish and allowing everything else to ‘stop’ for that ‘moment’ without a reaction… then, it is only then, with clarity of the lesson in human interaction can we make peace – That love of ‘self’ first, is then god essence within us that can truly mend, heal, fix, repair, learn, or even just let go off situation, because the situation may not belong to anyway…
 
So, as we teach our children not to react, we should also remind ourselves ‘not to react’ because any form of an action - is a real reaction -that cannot be undone - no matter how loving and innocent, after the fact…
 
Forgiveness for me is the learning of myself, and, forgiving myself first - Everyday
And only then, can I do any good,  in genuinely forgiving others..
As every interaction, has an equal and opposite reaction!!! 
No circumstance, situation, or, reaction is ever the same…
No matter how similar, but, never the same.. So, I try everyday to forgive my actions first.
It would be an injustice to ‘self’ and ‘spirit’ if we ran a pro-forma reaction on an old head program, and just say it, but did not practiced that, as forgiveness is the door to all ‘love’
Many waters have flown under the forgivness bridge of mine, some I have been successful at forgiveing, some I have failed at...   But I continue to try everyday the best I can..
 
Now, I really want to say - Thank you so very much, in further opening up my spirit and soul in taking ‘Forgiveness’ to a different level, to a deeper honest level of purity, without masks....  
It is with this debate, and pushing the boundaries of such, that we go further and further into the ‘heart’ and ‘truth’ of the matter of ‘US’               Much Thanks

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Before You Know What Kindness Really Is, by Naomi Shihab Nye

FaceBook  On Apr 17, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

This was an interesting article... I felt the journey of Naomi Shihab Nye.

And, I had an insight into her understandings, perspective and interpretations of ‘a’ kindness.

But, I did not feel the kindness, the actual ‘kindness’  
I felt the struggle of hardness to experience a ‘perceived’ life’s kindness lesson.
 
In Nye’s viewpoint, this reflected the duality of the struggle to accept, and feel, ‘self’ kindness.
 
An expectation, or a stigma put on ‘kindness’ So one must feel the sorrow of life before a kindness comes into the picture, Or can be had, Or can be felt, or given...   Hmm - Interesting
 
But.. Is this really how we know kindness?  
No, I don’t believe so.. 
 
I do see that life and life’s journeys teaches us some form of kindness.. But, I would think;
Kindness itself comes from the ‘self’, from the heart, from that selfless, thinkless place that doesn’t question anything, and doest want a reward for any kind action. Or for anything else for that matter really..
 
Kindness given and kindness got,comes from the pure, unthinking part or of the body and mind, that’s working together with ‘each other’ in true ‘love’, without any expectations.
 

A 9-Year-Old's Hidden Self, by Jacob Needleman

FaceBook  On Apr 9, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

A truly beautiful and inspiring passage. This reminds us all ,that, our interactions have meaning and true purpose. The comfort and safeness of a child to ask a deep question from her own growing, learning and inquisitive mind, As important as the question is, more importantly is the reply, not so much in the format explained, but to have the respect and care to answer the child the best one can, to be as one with the child without ego or mental nature running wild, Instead there was a responsibility, a stillness, a calmness and pure value and worth shown to the child, allowing the child to follow the answering story and to grow and understand from that..

The mother also practiced stillness and great self, by allowing a universal growth to occur..

Lobsang spiritual graciousness shows us that, we are all child and adult working as one... learning and growing together, that inner soul connecting.... And that’s a beautiful lesson....
 

Is Meditation Boring?, by Andrew Cohen

FaceBook  On Mar 1, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

What a beautiful expression of an internal theatre.

The picture show of consciousness, where entry is free - to awareness

The epic journey into one’s own theatre show, where;

Nothingness is truly the greatest ‘Somethingness’

 

Boredom??, Hmm, ‘boredom’ would just be a readjustment of ones seat, a continuum of the experience , so you can take a breathe and  get comfortable for the show.  

Lights cameras – Action  :-)

 

Thank you Mr. Cohen, what a fantastic pre-movie analogy