This writing reminds me of a poem sung by Saint Kabir-Kasturi kundal base'-musk fragrance lies within us. The musk deer senses the fragrance and he is looking for it outside of him. Poor deer! He does not know that the source of fragrance is within him.The fragrance is arising from his navel center. The poet, Rabindranath Tagore, is searching for beauty far away in the Himalayas. A little flower right in front of his eyes quietly whispers: O great Poet! What you are looking for is right in front of you ! In my experience, poetry expresses this wisdom more poignantly than prose.
Being with people who are awakened to know and realize this Truth has helped me to relate to this way of being whole, wholesome and happy in my everyday living. I regularly practice Mindfulness Meditation and relate to happenings in life mindfully. I feel wholeness when I remain connected with this wise way of living.When I deviate from this wise way of living, I feel separated from my self and from others, I miss the sense of oneness in manyness. The good news is that such experiences make me realize that I am a human being. By accepting them mindfully, I move into the being zone. I transcend. I am journeying at times feeling isolated and disconnected and returning home, feeling whole. I am grateful to many who have helped me remain awake and centered.
Namaste to all.
Jagdish P Dave
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