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Friday, November 30, 2012

Dissolve...

At first, I was lost in the 'relative' perspective: 
"I'm a person desperately trying to fix myself, to become perfect, pure, enlightened.". 
Later, I was lost in the 'absolute
' perspective:
"There's no me, no world, no time... and no perspectives!".
These days, what's seen is this:
The absolute dances AS the relative. And so the words 'absolute' and 'relative' dissolve... into silence.

Just is what is..
A simple investigation:
Thoughts come and go. Are you the thoughts that come and go? Sensations appear and disappear. Are you those sensations? Sounds, feelings, smells, dance. Are you those sounds, feelings, smells?
And keep looking: do you have any way of actually separating what you are from these thoughts, sensations, feelings?
Is there any gap between what you are and all that appears?
Or is there simply intimacy with all life?
Don't jump to 'yes' or 'no'.
Don't look to the mind and thought for answers - mind comes and goes.
Look to what is actually happening.

ps/smoh






Thursday, November 29, 2012

Set your BOUNDARIES

Setting boundaries to protect yourself - emotionally and physically; teach others how to treat you.

Boundaries are like fences in that they keep bad things out and good things in. 

This means that you protect yourself from things or people that might hurt you and you nurture things or people that help you. 

When you have someone in your life that is an addict, boundaries are imperative!!

Boundaries are limits or barriers that protect you, your time and your energy.

They keep other's actions and behaviours from hurting, distracting, annoying, or imposing on you.

When your boundaries are well-defined, they help to prevent conflict within your relationships.

They are like your personal rules or policies.

Codependency and boundaries go hand in hand.

When you say no, you have to mean no.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The way is in.


What I am is identical with this moment – perhaps that is the true meaning of 'identity', it's how the moment has meaning, otherwise it doesn't have any.

It's not two things that are the same, me and this moment - it's that there are not two things - there is ONLY this - and it's what I am.

People turn to spirituality, non duality to find a way out but there is no way out, is there? 
As I see it, the small self, feeling separate, wants to be completed, it is never comfortable because it feels separation. 
So it seeks unity but its very existence is stopping that happening. T he concept of the small self is the cause of its own suffering and there is no way out because everything is inclusive.

The way is in.

Face the stuff that you are running from and find wholeness in those experiences, and then they can no longer trouble you.

You cannot escape from what appears as present experience, for who would escape? We don't escape TO freedom - the freedom is IN our total inability to escape. 
Who would escape from this moment exactly as it is including any idea of the one who can or cannot escape?

Absolute mystery, absolute gift, absolute not-knowing, absolute inescapability, I see true freedom in these -- I see that I am right here, at the interface between a world of form and the absolute something from which it springs! 
Or is it nothing!?

What you are, as the open space in which all thoughts, sensations, feelings appear, is always in meditation. It is meditation itself. Within this ever-present meditation, the idea 'I'm meditating' is allowed to appear and disappear. But what you are never stops meditating.

The meditated does not meditate. The image of the meditate ('the one who meditates') appears and disappears in meditation. Nobody ever meditates - meditation is not something that you do. It's what you already are.

Life is non-stop meditation. 

My guru is this moment. 
My lineage is this moment. 
My spiritual path is this moment. 
And my home is this moment.  
And in this moment there is no you, only existence.

When all worldly riches and spiritual 'highs' have come and gone, what remains? That which is present then, is present now.

IT IS LIFE!

ps/smoh


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Is it possible to hear criticism, even insult, and find deep acceptance in any response that emerges in the moment - grounded in the unshakeable knowing that what you really are doesn't need defending? 

And then, being radically open, is it possible to find a nugget of truth in what they are saying, even if it results in momentary humiliation, and destruction of the image of the one you thought you were? 

This doesn't mean you become passive and weak. Quite the opposite. You stop identifying as 'victim' or 'hurt one', and stop seeing the other as 'enemy', and you remain open and vast, the infinite capacity for all life, for all thought and sensation and feeling. 

And here, in the midst of conflict, you discover the place where conflict ceases to be conflict at all - and wake up to a love beyond reason. 

Yes, every human relationship is a constant invitation to let go. Your mother, your father, your friends, your lovers, your co-workers, everyone you meet - here are your final gurus, your ultimate teachers. 
Listen to them.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Beautiful!

‎"Let Us Begin by clearing up the old confusion between the man who loves learning and the man who loves reading, and point out that there is no connection whatsoever between the two. 
A learned man is a sedentary, concentrated solitary enthusiast, who searches through books to discover some particular grain of truth upon which he has set his heart. 
If the passion for reading conquers him, his gains dwindle and vanish between his fingers. A reader, on the other hand, must check the desire for learning at the onset; if knowledge sticks to him well and good, but to go in pursuit of it, to read on a system, to become a specialist or an authority, is very apt to kill what it suits us to consider the more humane passion for pure and disinterested reading.” 

~ Virginia Woolfe


Sunday, November 25, 2012

A piece of music, a film, nature, a stunning work of art, heartfelt words from a dear friend, can move us to tears with their beauty.
But then again, so can a pile of dog excrement, a broken coffee cup, or even intense pain. It's all consciousness revealing itself - in and as everything. Welcome home to what you are.

And it's true, not everyone would agree with these words. But I've worked with many people experiencing intense pain, some even on their deathbeds.
And I can say that yes, this recognition is possible, even in the midst of intense pain. It's just an invitation. I would never, ever force this on anyone who wasn't open.

And it's not purely a revelation through the senses. That is just the icing on the cake. Life will find the cracks in the wall of your own private philosophy; whatever is unsound will be exposed like this.

There is an 'unimaginable' peace in that, even while you struggle with the internalization of that realization.
And what really makes this search a search at all is the expectant waiting for a repetition of the way consciousness was previously revealed; that sense that I know what I am looking for and I just want it to happen again....never does.

But the beauty of this is that there is no need for the same experience....or rather, life has no need to reinforce a particular version of it.

So there's nothing in particular to wait for.....and there is no way to say that what is happening right now should give way to something else; that what is happening right now is lesser......and in that "equality" that lies a feeling of a kind of divinity or mysteriousness.

FOUR...

It is circumstance and proper measure that give an action its character, and make it either good or bad - Plutarch

Most things are not as black and white as so many people like to think they are. 

Different circumstances require different actions, and an action which may be wrong or dishonourable in one circumstance, can be very honourable and the exact right thing to do in another circumstance. 

Honour is not black and white. 

Right is right, and wrong is wrong, but that doesn't mean that the actions which make something right or wrong can always be classified as right or wrong. 

It is your intentions and the overall situation which make this determination.




Remember, people act in their own best interest. 

If you are unsure about someone's desire for something, look at what they do, not what they say. When someone says he is too busy for something, but is very interested in it - that is dishonest. 

Life is a matter of priorities and everyone makes time for what really matters to them. 

When someone say that he doesn't have time for something, what this mostly means is that it is not worth his time. 

This would be evident to people if their minds were not clouded by the desire for someone's interest to be genuine.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bestow love on all...


Today bless your spirit and acknowledge all of your beautiful qualities.

Don’t allow your ego, or anyone else's makes you doubt your innate goodness, holiness, love-lines and lovability.

You cannot improve upon the spirit within as it is the holy light of God in you. You can only improve upon your awareness of your gorgeous and divine spirit.

Sadly there are those who have temporarily lost connection with their light and want to drag you into the darkness of mind with them.

Forgive them but step away. 

Stand firmly in your own inner light, no matter how challenging this may feel with some, and know in doing so you might even eventually assist in helping those who feel dark to reconnect to their own light again.

We are all made of light and so do not be afraid of shining yours in the dark. Your inner light is the same light that we all share.

The more you shine out, the more you invite others to join you. All my love dear shining stars, be bright!

So it is.


ps/smoh

Friday, November 23, 2012

What is reality?

When you look at a blossoming flower, your brain takes the vibrational frequency of that flower through the eyes and decodes it into what we could call a virtual image. 

That image does not exist anywhere except in your perceptual mind. Another person standing with you will not perceive that flower in the exact same way that you do due to their own perspective. 

What does this say about the relationship between consciousness and reality?

Using this point of view it is clear that we never experience the physical world directly and as such the flower remains forever beyond our knowing.

All that we perceive, (see, hear, touch, smell, taste) has been constructed in the mind from sensory data. We think we are experiencing the world, when in fact our experience is one of the mind.

What is the difference between what we perceive as physical, what we are able to recall as memories and what we dream? 

All are in the mind. When we wake up and say "It was just a dream" we think we have come back to reality because now we perceive using sensory data. 

The truth is that it is just another creation of our minds.

Just thinking out loud...

ps/smoh


Thursday, November 22, 2012

HOW often do amazing friendships keep ending by non-mutual non-platonic feelings getting in the way?

Ooh too often ha ha!
I prefer that ending to the “Unveiling of secret douchebaggery “ending I usually get.

How many people on the Earth?

New friendships can be built quite easily, but it takes time to build mutual understand for the friendship to mature and evolve to becoming a strong bond.

What’s the solution?

Sometimes the feelings may be mutual but one of the two may not be ready for a relationship for various reasons, fears, and responsibilities.

It could all end then too.  Every relationship / love story has a time and till that time happens nothing happens or was it really a friendship if such differences lead to ending it? Or, don't friends love and accept each other and want for the other what they want for themselves?

Maybe it was a love story even to begin with...just that one of the two got too scared by the prospect of a relationship.

In some cultures there's no such thing as a non-platonic friendships between guys and girls. In such places, it's rare to find lasting friendships between men and women, until one may get married. I'm sure you understand what I mean being a South Asian woman yourself too.

One could cross over the line of friendship because of the deep emotional bond and that may be the worry in even keeping in touch....for heterosexual’s deep man-woman friendships are fraught with danger of crossing the line if both are single
My guess is that you have a great number of people who would love to take you away into an individual relationship!

Though it may just could be the nature of man-woman friendships...when 2 are single at least one of the two is likely to want more than friendship...just chemistry, loneliness, need so on and so on...

It isn’t about great catch or a trophy or anything...just that the friendship bond can deepen further between a man and a woman...And either both or one may want to express it through intimacy.

Sometimes friendships can be fun because there is that little bit of man woman chemistry.

I think it is a show of how developed you are if you can express your feelings and then continue to be friends.
I have in the past and it has ended well and we continued to be friends. It comes down to maturity.

A lot of loves stories innocently start through friendship, those that have mutual feelings, go on to have a successful relationship leading to marriage.
If the feelings are not mutual then they can still survive the friendship, if the respect of friendship and common ground is still there.

Having said that, I know people in their younger days split up over trivial things, letting pride take over their better judgement that later regrets letting their special one go.
Friendship is about being able to be honest with each other. If you have feelings for a friend and they are not returned then there is no reason to break that friendship. The trick is to not burden the friendship with your unwanted feelings.

Sometimes you find that without the romance...the friendship really doesn’t have too much...pointless suppressing feelings and continuing then isn’t it...its worse when both have feelings but unable to take it to a relationship due to some other life issues, scars

Just my 2 cents

ps/smoh

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Say what you think and feel..


Many people are now dying to express their thoughts, literally now!

Human Beings make almost all their decisions emotionally, while at some level believing they are as rational as Mr. Spock.

Thinking is what makes human special and different. Acting only instinctual without thinking means a step back in evolution.

It’s easy to agree with the sentiment but our world has people fighting, and dying in masses because they DO think!!

Don’t like to be personal, but if someone is a teacher of our teens and has lost hope, teach them better!

YOU have their attention!

Most teens, certainly the ones I know, care more for each other, and their global community than any of us grown up do!

Bring on the future.

I applaud to parents that encourage 'free' thought within their children - respect for others is the starting point, and manners too go a long way.

ps/smoh

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I smile. It's not because I have received your love but because you have given love..

It's been a busy couple of weeks....
I suspect this coming month will go by quickly, and though there's a part of me that wants to hold on, slow down time, keep still, make it all last as long as possible, I feel this momentum already, the ship of me changing course, beginning to point itself in a new direction.

And this is all a good thing, I can feel it. I am noticing the utter lack of resistance I'm carrying about it, which makes me believe in its benevolence, and also in its inevitability. I've been holding this thought for the past week that things will keep making more sense the more I move forward into the uncertainty.

It's in the same family of thoughts I've been having about my identity. I feel sometimes like I'm not living the biggest life I can imagine for myself, that I'm not quite there yet, even though I'm not sure what that "there" really looks like. I guess it has something to do with a sense of expansion and possibility, of truly inhabiting my fullest potential, spreading my wings as wide as they can go.

It's a strange sort of animal, this thought, because what it does is not account for who I presently am. In fact, it detracts from the life I HAVE created for myself, the accomplishments that I can be proud of, the ways in which my skills are being used in good ways, the feeling of fulfilment I've gotten from this online teaching, for example, the incredibly powerful experience of working with people and facilitating a better relationship with their creativity. This is no small thing, and I forget that when I wrap myself up in the future trip of which I imagine myself becoming, of that "bigger life" I think I could - or should - be leading.

So I've had this thought, that maybe I'm actually living that life already. Maybe I'm already being my big self, doing my big work, spreading my big wings. So I've been telling myself that it's okay to really take in the reality of my present tense, which is that I'm following my instincts as well as I can, and using my skills as best as I can, and that the picture I've had of what's over "there" is actually right here.

There's an enormous peace that comes over me when I give in to this thought. When I can let it hold me. It doesn't mean that things won't continue to change, or that I don't want to keep expanding who I am and what I do, or that there isn't room to grow into another life, too.

There is.

There most definitely is. But this is about a kind of self-appreciation, self-recognition, and self-love.
This is about making a deep and honest and unabashed acknowledgement of personal sufficiency and strength. I am enough. I am doing enough. I will continue being and doing enough. I am where I need to be. And THAT'S the life I'm living. THAT'S the me who am living it.

It must be late. I'm turning philosophical and self-help. But no matter. Sleep is just around the corner, and June is already here, and even there's so much more I want to tell you, I know that I'll get to it. I will, in my own way.
Because that's the only way I know.

ps/smoh

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I am meeeeeeeeee


I'm bold and italic, in other words, stand out...... most definitely I do. This is what I am. It's not a matter of how you say something as it is what you say.
Today let us ask ourselves how we can better serve humanity by taking action...by giving more time, energy, creativity, generosity, and inspiration to those around us.
Today let us are the bright light in the world.
Just shine your heart wide open.
Please Lord Guide me this day to show up in the best possible way as a positive force of good in the world.
Let my Higher Self take the lead and guide my lower mind and emotional self toward the path that most resonates with my inner truth.
Send your beautiful guardians angels to walk by my side and sprinkle the way with joy guides who keep me laughing.
Thank you and so it is.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

For the love...

For the love of a tree; she went out on a limb.

For the love of the sea; she rocked the boat

For the love of the earth; she dug deeper.

For the love of community; she mended fences.



For the love of the stars; she let her light shine.



For the love of Spirit;, she nurtured her Soul.



For the love of a good time; she sowed seeds of happiness.



For the love of the goddess; she drew down the moon.



For the love of a good meal; she gave thanks.



For the love of family; she reconciled differences.



For the love of creativity; she entertained new possibilities.



For the love of her enemies; she suspended judgement.



For the love of herself; she acknowledged her worth.



And, the World was richer for her. 






Friday, November 16, 2012

It's time to come together. It's up to you, what's your pleasure? Everyone around the world... Come on!


There are some things that YOU’RE just finished with! 

So stop turning around and looking back. There are some bridges that YOU should never cross again. Be real...YOU simply can't put humpty dumpty together again.

YOUR past should be just that...YOU’RE past.

Whatever YOU earned or learned, loved or lost, bought or sold...it can never be the same...that time is gone forever.

Embrace the pain of letting go of that which is not good for YOU.

Step into it...YOU'RE stronger than the pain.

YOU can survive, and YOU will thrive again.

Get off of the emotional roller coaster, and take back YOUR mind.

Stop the rewind button, and use the memories from YOUR past to build a better life.

People and situations show us parts of ourselves that we could never ever see by ourselves.

Seek the wisdom, learn the lesson, and move on. 

Always remember despite how YOU may feel ~

YOU have something special ~ YOU have
GREATNESS within YOU!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What is worse than ignorance, Intellectual arrogance?

Education isn't the solution to all our problems which seem to be caused by ignorance. When the intellectuals of society consider themselves superior to others not as formally educated as them, it widens the gap of the delusional duality which obviously doesn't really serve Humanity. Humbleness is a trait of the wisdom and not everyone educated in wise.

It's ridiculous how some haughty "educated" individuals can be. I'm a little overwhelmed.
I keep remembering that we are dealing with human traits regardless of the particular field or area. The behaviour is tied to personal insecurities eventually.

Some people educated or not seem to elevate themselves above others! Some we forgive because they are generous and kind! And the mean ones irritate us because it is so unnecessary! Learn gobs and be kind to each other! And we really don't know where everyone has been!!

Lots of these guys’ whole identities are built upon those letters at the end of their names. Strip that away and what do they have?

Education when achieved through hard work let’s say a PhD or a masters degree is an ego hard to let go for some who have and will hold on to it as a means of distinguishing themselves from the commoner ( education level ) wise .
This implies a proud moment in his or her history that it becomes hard to let go of this divisional achievement particularly to people who might not be successful financially......

The meaning is simple ... A Bill Gates to Warren Buffet to Ben Bernanke are much more humble even with educational and intellectual prowess and are open to hearing out and learning rather than an education obsessed not so all round successful academician with a doctorate who will be obsessed with his education and could turn out to be an emotionally unintelligent person.....

The Buddha’s final words " I am still learning " when practiced in the real world means you listen to everybody’s point of view no matter what your educational process is !!!.. That the only indicator of true wisdom

Education is to expand ones options.
To let you see there more than options.
To choose to be pompous and arrogant is not the best use of education.

Academic incest is not education.

I will never forget my teacher who said to the class the purpose of the teacher is to provide survival to the student. It is the task of the student to provided learning for the teacher.

However, I recall a line my father said to my sister and me, upon graduation. "It is what you learn after you know it all that matters."

Everything serves humanity.. Humbleness and ignorance equally... Wisdom is discovered in transcending your judgement of either.

Education is important, compassion is critical. I'm a selective ignorant and believer of finding balance in the duality of our world.

Elitism in academia is as bad as withholding food from the poor, just because. I admit it is one reason I came out of the 'fraternity' of academics despite being easily qualified.
There is heartlessness and ruthlessness in that segment of society, to keep people from elevating from their circumstances and bringing other people along.

A human being takes advantage of a multitude of other things to complement his own deficiencies in certain respects.

Can a human, whose state is such that he uses everything he finds to his own ends, be expected to respect another human being?
Can he extend his hand to another in co-operation and turn a blind eye to his own desire for the sake of mutual benefit?

For any individual, social facility is an objective strategic value. Moreover, given the right people, sociability can be a pleasure!!
More generally, human does not have automatic knowledge of what to value, but actual needs are set by his nature & state of surroundings and off course the type of people around.

I'd rather say it’s not a crime to be good but we must also judge who we are good to. Sometimes ignorance is bliss!!

Well, Gandhi would argue the first part of your comment with you, and I will posit that being judgemental is not our assignment...and considering all life forms are truly a part of the singular divinity, judging who is "worthy" of our compassion and kindness becomes an exercise for those still asleep.

But I do agree that "Ignorance is Bliss". It's just that no one will admit to that state...and therein lays the sadness.

ps/smoh

Namaste


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

•´¯`•.♥. •´¯`• what I want for the world •´¯`•.♥. •´¯`•

I want for our future to be safe.

I want to live where we don't need to fight wars to settle our disputes.

I want bad people to be nice to their fellow man.

I want so that nobody has to be sick or go hungry again.

I want every person on Earth to have a home to live.

I want my mummy and daddy to be secure when they cannot work any more.

I want our world we live in to be helpful to each other instead of being cruel and mean.

I want everybody to be honest and not lie.

I want our water, food and air to be safe for all

I want there to be no disease.

And lastly,
I want everybody to be in heaven where we can forever be happy and always with the ones we love



AOH

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On Giving


Then said a rich man, "Speak to us of Giving." 

      And he answered: 
      You give but little when you give of your possessions. 
      It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. 
      For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow? 
      And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the overprudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city? 
      And what is fear of need but need itself? 
      Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, thirst that is unquenchable? 
      There are those who give little of the much which they have - and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome. 
      And there are those who have little and give it all. 
      These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty. 
      There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. 
      And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism. 
      And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; 
      They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space. 
      Though the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes He smiles upon the earth. 
      It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding; 
      And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving 
      And is there aught you would withhold? 
      All you have shall some day be given; 
      Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors'. 
      You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving." 
      The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. 
      They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish. 
      Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights is worthy of all else from you. 
      And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream. 
      And what desert greater shall there be than that which lies in the courage and the confidence, nay the charity, of receiving? 
      And who are you that men should rend their bosom and unveil their pride, that you may see their worth naked and their pride unabashed? 
      See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving. 
      For in truth it is life that gives unto life - while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness. 
      And you receivers - and you are all receivers - assume no weight of gratitude, lest you lay a yoke upon yourself and upon him who gives. 
      Rather rise together with the giver on his gifts as on wings; 
      For to be overmindful of your debt, is to doubt his generosity who has the free-hearted earth for mother, and God for father. 

KHALIL GIBRAN


Monday, November 12, 2012

Follow The Temple of Understanding.

Religion is a man made institution that rules by fear & profits off the masses. These doctrines and dogmas have only instilled ego and fear into the people that follow them.

Religion divides humans; spirituality allows you to see that we are all one. Follow your own path!

I realised that the only thing that religion sells is fear and the more you fear the more control it has over you. If you feel that god has to judge you then what are you doing wrong.

If you ask and keep searching for Truth, Truth will be sure to answer. Been questioning my previous assumptions and experiencing true revelation. God is.

I've been thinking, and it seems to me, if we eliminated the entire world's religions, we would still have the same problem, but in a different form.

It is human nature to try to control and divide, so the key to the problem and solution seems to be in ourselves, not whether or not we practice a certain faith.

People can be as diverse as the grains of sand or the stars in the sky in their beliefs and respect and love one another, and likewise we can question all religions and eliminate them, but that would not solve the root of the underlying problem.
Changing consciousness and learning love and tolerance seem to be the root of the solution.

Nothing at all can substitute for personal experience of the divine. There are many thousands of people who meditate for years and never experience touching this divinity. Only personal experience allows us to see and truly know about this oneness.

There are pathways to personal experience and these have never changed. Anyone who has claimed illumination has found one of these ways.

If God is within each and every one of us why should there be a middle man selling the path to him? Religions thru ages have kept a gap between humanity and God just to keep the business running!

As long as everyone lives in fear of a God who is judging you every moment of your life, the business is running with profit and preachers keeps their job selling the ticket to the path of salvation.

Drop all the religions and find godliness within! Only there you will find the totality. And for that all you need to do is to be silent.
It has always been there and no middle man is needed!

The problems are not inherent in the doctrines of the messages; this is pretty universal in message, being very similar to the laws of karma.
What I would suggest is that the problem lies in the misinterpretation and misrepresentation of religions by people who would hijack the ideologies for personal agendas.

Clearly, if we all simply acted consistently from a "Love thy neighbour as thyself" principle, the world would be vastly improved.
That statement alone delivers no bias in it; it does not say love your white, rich, straight, Muslim, Christian or other neighbour, it says simply, loves thy neighbour.

Having studied and practiced many doctrines and a synthesis of them over the years, it has been my experience that it is more the human shortcomings, largely insecurity that lies at the very heart of most human suffering.

It is when we believe that who we are and what we have is not enough, when we believe that we have to take rather than ask for what we want or need, that the ethics that preserve love and peace become marginalized.

I was introduced to Judaism, Buddhism and other ideology in a spirit of sharing, not to draw bigotry or hatred in the unique differences between me and people around me, but to encourage a sharing of ideas and an exposure to the beauties of our differences.

I think we have fallen away from that, and differences have been used as reason to inspire mistrust and hatred rather than celebrating the beauty of individuality and diversity.

You can read between the lines and see the fear in all the statements the religious are making in their criticism, its just man's interference/mind that has blurred and scrambles the messages.

When we think for ourselves instead of what others tell us to think, we will find the truth. Then we can separate the truth from the lies, and when we do this, it in our own minds those BOOKS do lead to salvation because we see the truth in what they say and the lies....

High time to realise that doctrines and dogmas are very often based on a principle of 'fear of God' and separation. Most people who say they follow their "religion" don't live it! How can humanity are saved when they live by only the rules they choose to fit their lifestyle.

I don't believe our answers can ever come from an outside source. We decide what to believe in and what thoughts we keep within our minds. When we are able to have inner faith and believe in ourselves we feel surer and at peace.

I was lucky enough to grow up in a family where my father always told us that he allow us to choose our own path, whatever it was. I'm very thankful for this choice he made, as it allowed me to have an open mind, and in the end to create my own with my own beliefs, far from any formatted faith.

I have seen so many people practice religious rituals daily unconsciously. Many of them have no understanding or connection with god. Many do what they are told out of fear. And that’s the way organised religions want it. God has nothing to do with religion. Each person should explore, question and decide their own God. A punishing God or a compassionate God?

Maybe we need to draw out all the parallels that work, establish which ones have been most successful across all creeds backed up by case studies.

Evaluate which messages have been disregarded or used to torment other human beings to identify specifically where our wrong thinking has got us and define a set of broad non-prescriptive ideals.

That we can all agree make sense backed up by science but that are conducive to sharing the planet and keeping it all intact for future generations.

We can certainly establish the fact that no human being is in possession of the full picture, is still battling with their ego and therefore the more powerful they become, the less their judgement can be trusted. If we can do this by tomorrow, that would be great.

Fear keeps people stuck in doctrine. It makes them feel safe, it tells them they fit in, and it takes away their need to think for themselves. When they r ready they can awaken to the universal love that is inherent within us all. Until then we must lead by example!

 It's just man's interference/mind that has blurred and scrambles the messages, misinterpretations of God’s word...



ps/smoh

Sunday, November 11, 2012

As humans we hold onto so much, emotionally, physically and mentally.

Every experience we have on earth is stored, in our mind, our body, and our tissues.

We are being guided today to realise that it is not necessary to hold onto and harbour such emotions that cause us inner turmoil, pain, anger, resentment, the lower frequency emotions.

Our body is a vessel, of purity of love, of peace; this is what we are working towards as we travel on our ascension path.

It’s the being able to see things for what they are and to begin to let go, the human body is a vessel but not for harbouring negativity, it’s a vessel to hold onto the light so the work for us to concentrate on is being free, emotionally, mentally and physically.

This is not work to take lightly for as we begin to free ourselves on many levels through linking with many different spiritual practices, whatever we choose that to be, Megaton is very much at the helm of this releasing journey.

Fear not that which you may need to work through, fear not of how alone you feel at times and how you wish you could turn back the tides of time, be in this moment, for now is where the healing and letting go occurs.

If you hold onto things and have regret or remorse, pain or suffering and cannot find forgiveness or wish others would forgive, do not harbour on to this pain. 

This emotion, allow yourself to rise up, lifting up into the light, knowing that you are being cleansed and rejuvenated, unburdened and released.

Now is the time for letting go, of the past, freeing up your vessel so that it may soak up the light, so that you may be free and to live lightly with love and from the heart.

We know you struggle, we see this struggle and know that we are working to release you, but your part in this is your belief and to allow yourself to unburden.

 Take away the weight from your mind and heart, allow your vessel to begin to release from many shackles of many lifetimes.

When you are free, your wings will open and you will definitely begin to fly, and feel weightless....we are not asking that you walk around in robes and chant OM!

We are asking that you begin to allow these energies to assist you in your awakening, your ascension, and you can do it this lifetime.

See past the dramas of life, the dressings and the pain, know that you are exactly where you need to be right now and although there may be lessons as you call them, they are there for your release journey.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

In the first moments of day before our mind is fully awake can be a wonderful time for meditation.

Just before the coming of the pale rays of dawn, Mother Nature exists in a state of flux.

Earth's energy is stable, free of the disordered vibrations that are a by-product of humanity's comings and goings.
In these first moments of day, when the sun's golden light is only just peeking over the horizon, our animal mind remains in the land of slumber though we ourselves are awake.

Deep sleep has washed away the impurities of existence that accumulated within us, so our mental, physical, and emotional potential is heightened.

To meditate in this peaceful yet energetically charged in-between time is to connect with the divine in an extremely intimate fashion.

We discover a new kinship with the universal life force during morning meditations because our awareness becomes a mirror for earthly consciousness—we wake as the world wakes, quietly embracing the joy of being and setting the tone for a serene, fulfilling day.

In the first glorious glow of morning, the light, air, and energy flowing around us speak in hushed tones of the activity to come.

While we recognize that another day of being means becoming once again immersed in the challenges of action and reaction, we also understand that we can draw upon the unique energetic qualities of daybreak for comfort, creativity, and vigour.

There is bliss in the simple knowledge that we have been given the gift of another day of existence. We are inspired by sights and sounds of the sun's gentle ascension.

Birds serenade the luminosity, which grows richer by the minute. And though we may feel a residual lethargy, our vitality returns as our meditation helps us to become one with the stirring of other beings rubbing the sleep from their eyes.

At the start of each day, our destiny has not yet been written, and so there is nothing we cannot do.

How we choose to meditate is less important than our choice to attune ourselves to the spirit of wakefulness that travels round the world each and every day.

Even the briefest moment of quiet contemplation in the muted light of the sun can put all that is yet to come into perspective.

As a consequence of our daybreak reflections, our lives are imbued with the same stability, tranquillity, and increased awareness that humanity has long associated with the stillness of early morning.


Friday, November 9, 2012

There was a time where women stood together in a bond of sisterhood, women supporting women.


As women embrace the fullness of who they are as individuals, they may find themselves supporting other women, helping others to reach the level of inner comfort and outer freedom that they themselves have found. 
Among those who are less sure of themselves and their place in the world, it may be more common to criticize other women than to seek their help. 
But there are things that a woman can only learn from another woman, as there are things about being a man that can only be learned from other men. 
We all recognize that we have much to learn from each other regardless of gender, but sometimes we could use a supportive role model that gives us a more precise example of what and who we can become.

There was a time where women stood together in a bond of sisterhood, women supporting women. It is only natural that the pendulum swings out of balance for a while so that we may have the experience of what we do not want. 
It is up to women to bring the pendulum back into balance and bring back the sacred sisterhood we yearn for at our core.

If we envision a world where women support each other and help each other find their place in an ever-changing world, then we can become the change we want to see. 

Jealousy, envy, criticism, and judgement are refuges for the insecure. As we help others to become self-assured, we create a world in which all people help each other, regardless of gender. 

Only women can make the change in how women are seen and understood, not just by other women but by the world at large. 

The way we speak about each other to other women and to the men in our lives informs everyone to treat us with the respect that all women, and all people, deserve.

ps/smoh

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What is Moral?

When faced with a scenario or set of choices how do we know what is moral?

It’s about to get deep, real deep. I am going to pick apart the brain and analyse why a thing is moral or immoral.
There might even be some grotesque over-analyse of thought patterns and over detailed wording of ideas like “broad vs. specific behaviour of humans”.
I think one of the best ways to hit this topic right is to scope through some examples and bring up moral dilemmas.
In doing so we can peruse the dynamics of the human beings decision making apparatus. So let’s figure out what is moral.

It is Easier to not have to Think, I think the complexities of situations which warrant and demand deep concentration scare away many people.

These people often times seek answers in the extreme and because they are running from the complexity of the issue this is why they seek only evidence to support their belief.

The fear of the unknown is also a huge factor in confirmation bias. This can stem from a base desire to know the world.

To not know the world leaves so many scary possibilities. If we pretend to know things and neatly place everything into nice black and white categories then order has been restored!

This, however, retards humanities social and moral growth.

Seek truth rather than confirmation bias

Now about abortion, the conservative view might be correct, or it might not. I don’t really know although personally I feel sometimes it is justified and sometimes not.
We cannot be sure of truth if we have confirmation bias guiding our intellectual pursuits.

Be you liberal or be you conservative, if you never step out of your cocoon and test the waters which your pseudo-enemy treads upon you will never enrich your knowledge of the situation.

To seek truth is admirable; to seek comfortable lies is abominable.

ps/smoh

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Buddies or friends?????


If you look for flaws indeed you will find it as I am with many. I am that I am that you want to see but I know what I am matter not what you think.  
I know now I have been confused “buddies" with "friends”!

Buddies are people you have fun with, enjoy hanging out with, are there as long there is entertainment, fun, and smooth waters.
They basically want smooth waters and get off the boat as soon as the winds pick up. They are drama phobic.

When things get rough, they disappear in their little safe house until the storm blows over, hoping you will be alright, when you actually cross their minds.

But they definitely won't be sticking their neck out for you, or put themselves out in any way. They will simply wait for the storm to pass and them see if you are still fun to hang out with or if the storm has jaded you, and go from there.

True friends are there for more than mere entertainment or fun. 

Of course you can still enjoy hanging out and having fun with friends, but the difference is, friends don't jump off the boat when the storms blow in - they stand beside you and yell, "Bring it on!  We are riding this shit out together!"

They are there no matter what happens or how badly you get hit. If you get pounded, they are there to pick up the pieces, and God help your enemies who cross their path!

True friends are akin to brothers in arms. Never confuse a buddy for a true friend, or a true friend for simply a buddy.

They may seem the same at times, but in reality, they are worlds apart.

ps/smoh


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It is not only what we do, but what we do not do, for which we are accountable.


There is always a way to be honest without being brutal.

The true warrior should be known for his honesty. His word should be as good as gold.

If he says something happen a certain way, then that should be exactly how it happened.

If you will live your life in this way, people will learn to respect your word, and when you say something, they will know that it is the truth.

This is exactly the kind of reputation that the true warrior wants to have among his peers. Strive to be a man of your word.

At the same time, consider how to be honest.

There are many people who delight in being brutally honest, which means that they think that as long as they are being honest, that is all that matters.

They don’t concern themselves with other people’s feelings or the consequences of their words; all that concerns them is that they have been blatantly honest, and in their mind, that is all that matters.

This is a selfish, inconsiderate attitude to say the least.

Many times, these people are using their honesty for an excuse to disrespect someone else or to covertly hurt someone’s feelings.

The bottom line is this is simply being rude and tactless. Arthur Dobbin stated,
 “There is always a way to be honest without being brutal.”

Being brutally honest is showing a lack of tact and a lack of thoughtfulness towards your fellow men.

Be honest, but do so in the right way. 
Like Emerson wrote, 
“There is always a best way of doing everything.

ps/smoh


Monday, November 5, 2012

Self-Knowledge


"And a man said, "Speak to us of Self-Knowledge." 

And he answered, saying: 
      Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. 
      But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge. 
      You would know in words that which you have always know in thought. 
      You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams. 
      And it is well you should. 
      The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea; 
      And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes. 
      But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure; 
      And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line. 
      For self is a sea boundless and measureless. 
      Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth." 
      Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path." 
      For the soul walks upon all paths. 
      The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. 
      The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. 

Kahlin Gibran


Sunday, November 4, 2012

No favour do I seek today


I come NOT to ask, to plead, or implore

I just come to tell how much I love You

For to kneel in Your presence make me feel blessed

For I know that You know all my needs best

And it fills me with joy

As my soul replenish and my heart renew

For prayers is much more than just asking for things

It’s the peace and contentment that quietness bring

So thank you again for Your mercy and love

And for making me heir to Your kingdom above.



But all cannot understand that the highest prayer or communion with God is a life of love.

ps/smoh

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Discipline is remembering what you want.

Whenever you find yourself tempted to be a couch potato instead of training, remind yourself what you really want.

What is it that you want to achieve?
What kind of person do you really want to be?

Ask yourself these questions, and then ask yourself what you need to do to achieve those objectives.

You can look at your goals in the warrior lifestyle like a garden. In essence, you are cultivating all of the qualities that you want in your life by giving them continual attention.

Just like a garden, you have to give your goals daily attention to see them come to fruition. If you start a garden and don’t continue to tend to it, your goal of a good harvest will not be fulfilled. 

You have to discipline yourself to do the garden work, even when you had rather be doing other things, in order to have a beautiful, striving garden.

The parts of your garden that are growing well and weed free will require less work; the parts that have weeds growing and are not thriving, will require more of your time. 

This same principle can be applied to the development of your character traits and martial arts skills.

You have to maintain the areas that you have developed well, and you have to work harder on the areas that seem to be problem areas for you. 






It is not the opinion of the common man that matters, but the opinion of men for whom you admire and respect. 

Many people take this comment the wrong way, as if it means that you should disrespect the common man, but that is not what it means. It doesn't mean that you should disrespect anyone, but rather that you should put more value on the opinions of men whom you admire and respect for their wisdom and character.

This only makes sense when you think about it. Would you prefer to take financial advice from someone who can't even balance his own check book, or someone who is a successful businessman? Are you more concerned with how someone, who knows nothing of honour and integrity, views your actions, or someone who is a man of honour and character views your actions?

Listen to those who know, and ignore those who don't know. Not everyone's opinions carry the same weight. Be wise when it comes to who you truly listen to.

ps/smoh