Love this creative life. It is inspired by Love, animated by a Mystery and Force and Power I can feel but do not understand nor can name. It pulses through you, too.
I'm happy for you!
So there's the emotionally charged thought and narrative. It draws in consciousness and pulls mood down, disturbing peace. I can continue to feed this and remain in darkness or choose to forgive and let go. Hmmm, easier said than done, tho.
Still, not one to miss an opportunity for learning & growth. Good time to practice- when the intensity is real! I accept the challenge. See what I can do with this.
Was running this morning on the trails, and it was nearly 40 F, and I heard bird calls, and it was beautiful. Greatly appreciated nature this morning, myself!
Its therapeutic, J. Glad you got some exercise and are engaged in something youre passionate about plus the extra bonus- birds in nature singing and cheering you on.
Disenganging thinking during meditation helped me think better if I had to work out a tough puzzle or some kind of practical problem. I just found meditation not very fun, it was certainly helpful though. How do you make it fun, Love?
Hi, John, I've been doing this for 3 decades. It's a tool for rebooting the mind and for discovering the true Self. The work can be challenging & lifelong, but worthwhile & essential all the same.
Like I suggested I've tried it before. I guess one day it might stick into a routine for me. Until then, it's useful to have an understanding of the mind's potential peacefulness. It's something to keep with me and turn to should I need.
People fear what they don't understand. How can someone be quiet and happy?
It is mostly the loudest people who are the unhappiest. Ww don't meet a lot of people at peace with themselves, so it is weird. Well done you reached that stage
Wish I could do that as well. I think you're an example of good life.
he's a beautiful friend. Was concerned. Surprised with transformation. Doesnt get it as he loves women. Unfaithful husband.I disapprove of that, but dont condemn him. We each find our own path.
Thanks, Esther. It's working for me as a kind of therapy. I started dating again post-divorce, but realized my heart wasnt ready. So, I'm putting my heart, passion, and energy into other things.
Agreed, Jeff. For me, a quiet mind IS a happy mind. Lieteke, I think it's sad most people do not know peace. Sure, we all get overwhelmed and suffer time to time, but to have no refuge or quiet center to rest need not be.
It is sad! Society is really putting so much pressure on everyone, to be thin, to have great jobs, to have all the latest gadgets to do.. to have.. but people don't realise that won't make them happy. Inner peace, staying fit, eating healthy is what
Helps to make you who you really are. Trying to better yourself, through study, meditation or whatever way. And of course taking care and respecting others.. we humans really forget about that most of the time.
Rather than model love- compassion, patience, faithfulness, tolerance, acceptance, kindness, forgiveness, consideration, loyalty, compromise, selflessness, et al- she confounds love with pleasure, which never lasts. The kids are watching.
Anyway, my soul is at peace. I celebrated agape, the purest form of love, on V-Day. and a little metta. May she know true love and be freed from illusions and suffering.
Who are you thats ill & trying to build a concept of self that is healthy? Who are you that struggles, trying to build a concept of self thats enlightened? Its ego wiggling into a new shell, like a hermit crab.
why do we care so much whether others accept the facade we put out there? Why do we defend it so vigorously? When we're offended it may mean it hit the false part of us we built in order to protect what needed no defense. Let the false self crumble.
Green tea with raw honey musings.
Waiting for the sun to rise to enjoy the light show, the heralding of a new day. Recalling those days when the scared little self dreaded the start of new days. That entity called 'i' is far away, dissolving into the Light of Spirit.
Yeah, screw the false self :) I mean, thank you for your service, you may retire now.
It's not a fight; it's a game, or, an experiment- an observation of mind- experiential learning.
It sure does feel like a fight sometimes.
it can feel like a struggle at times, Manda.
Dying to ego. Rather than self-destructing, there is deconstructing- the falling away of identification with thinking. The fingers reach for the mug of green tea sweetened with raw honey.
Try Moroccan Tea, it's a mixture of green tea and fresh spearmint leaves, with tons of sugar. (It's still nice without all the sugar because the mint is sweet enough for me, but then, I normally drink green tea without sugar...)
Mmm. Thanks for the recommendation, John. Ill try it.