Wednesday, January 30, 2013

zen in the elevator

Spirit of Awakening
Picture Spirt of Awakening provided by h.koppdelaney
in the elevator today a colleague of mind seem quite distant,
it was twice i noticed her this way over two days...
i said to her whats the matter to which see replied somewhat of a manner,
that she was in despair of the work situation around her,
to which i replied, despair is all around us,
its natural to happen because the world is not perfect,
we are bound to be disappointed if we are attached to the world,
she said that if she does not find happiness there where shall she find it?

i thought to myself, we always seem to want to find happiness in what is temporal, changing, and in a world of basically selfish agenda...
there is no question that one should not enjoy the good things in life, but one should realize this is temporary and what the path to it is...
the path to it is in giving, in doing the right thing, in serving, in non attachment, in inner peace
this naturally attracts more goodness in all shapes and form...

i wish i could have spelt this out to her in the elevator fully,
i tried but not very successfully...
maybe the a minute of concern may have still brightened up her day
i know realization is not something that can be given in words
it can only be resonated in another person or in yourself...
it can only be kindled, however the flame of truth comes from being scorched in the world

Friday, January 25, 2013

rest in yourself...

Full Moon Meditation
Picture Full Moon Meditation kindly provided by h.koppdelaney
don't fear the current moment,
for what you fear is pointless!
for what is going to be happen, 
has already been shaped by the past,
waiting only for the clarity, confidence, integrity in your next move...
be like the chess master, calm, present, focused...
rest in yourself, 
pour your consciousness out fully on whats at hand, 
experience it, accept it, embrace it,
be it a challenge, a relationship, a suffering...
and see what magic happens...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

thank those who come in your way...

Golden Path
Picture Golden Path kindly provided by h.koppdelaney
in life its not how many times you fall down,
its not how many times you are kicked in the ribs, while you are down...
its how you are able to take it without retaliating 
its how you are able to get up, dust yourself off, keep focus on where you need to be...
thank those who come in your way
because they only make you more stronger, more wiser, more compassionate
strange as it seem, the worst in people,
can reinforce in ourselves that we don't want to be like that ever...never...

is it your true nature to follow something wrong?

Wisdom - Diamond Light
Picture Wisdom - Dimond Light kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

its human nature to go with the crowd?

but ask yourself, 
is it your true nature to follow it?
especially when it is all so wrong?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

the grass on this side of the fence can be always more beautiful

Speed of Consciousness
Picture Speed of Consciousness kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

as i sit back and reflect on my life,
i realize the more complicated, the more miserable...
the anxiety of being bored, being insecure is a curse,
for it brings about always the want of something else
be it thrill, vanity or sensual pleasure...
while not really appreciating the beauty of hear and now
to feel the wind blowing in your face,
to cherish the ones around you,
to touch everyone around you...
yes simple is good, yes being present is good

the grass on this side of the fence can be always more beautiful
but has it not to be attended to?
mowed, weeded, beautiful gardens planted

Sunday, January 13, 2013

let go, be still, be content....

Sun Flower
Picture Sun Flower kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

if today we regret where we are,
we have to remember that it was we who created it...

if we have the power to create the now from the past,
then we also have the power to create the future from now...

but this does mean, that our thinking, our attitude, has to also change from the past...
for our world is created from our peace or conflict inside

heal the inner world to heal the outer world,
let go of the prison of grievances, anger, regret that hold you back from happiness...

for if we want to paint a new picture, 
we need not to look at painful memories, 
but what is beautiful today, 
and what can be more beautiful tomorrow...

let go, be still, be content

Sunday, January 6, 2013

stars do not fear looking like fireflies

Conscious - May there be Light
Picture Conscious - My there be Light kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies
~Rabindranath Tagore~

 if stars do not fear looking like fireflies, 
why should you care, what others think of you?
in being nothing, lies the secret of being everything...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

do your best, leave the rest...

Picture Buddha Spirit kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

many times we wonder, why me?, why this?, why now?...

we have to face the fact, that on this level of existence,
there are never any ideal circumstances
even if there were,
they will be always be temporary...

ideal circumstances however perfect are never conducive to growth and learning
because there is no test of character, no test of values, as such no leaps and bounds in growth taking hardwiring...

the good thing is that less than ideal circumstances are also temporary
so its best to always accept whatever is present good or bad and make the most of it...

'thy will be done' in Christianity
Jesus embraced his suffering even though he knew it was coming...

'thy will is sweet' in Sikhism

'trust in God, but tie your Camel first' is a saying in Islam, that you have to do trust God, but there is no excuse not to try your best either...

in buddhism one is taught how to embrace the current moment fully, mindfully, not rejecting anything...

in the Bhagawan Gita, Lord Krishna talk at length of the important of acting without attachment to results...'One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the God, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water.'

all are pointing to the same thing, accept what is given to you in gratitude, do your best, leave the rest...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

allow time for the jelly of your mind to set...

Buddha Mind
Picture Buddha Mind kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

in order to be where you want to be
you must project what you want to be...

the old saying 'fake it till you make it', does apply

however you are only faking it till you are making it,
then you don't have to fake it any more
there is nothing dishonest about that...

Einstein one said something like 'insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

we live in a stressful and competitive world, we have to make changes in ourselves to be happy, and to stay happy...

but to do that we have to have some idea of what we want to be, do we not?

projecting what you to be, visualizing what you want to be, enacting what you want to be, is kind of like a jelly mould for our character and learning of new habits,

keep projecting what you want to be for the better, allowing time for the jelly of your mind to set...
then the jelly takes the pressure off the mould and does not need it anymore to stand on its on...

it may take months, it may take years, but hey...change will happen, and you will not go insane :)

happy new year everyone, may this year bring positive change within and without for everyone...