-The Zen Mind 2017
-The Zen Mind 2017
“As I concentrate on one pointed focus, be it the breath or something else, what I judged as discomfort disappears, leaving my mind and body soothed and tranquil.”
“In the sanctuary of a quiet mind, I open the door to Consciousness.”
“I always have a sense of belonging, when I come home to that place within me, that resides in inner peace and calm.”
I can choose positive thoughts. I can choose negative thoughts. At any moment, I can choose to observe either.
Through the eyes of enlightenment, the highest form of the Divine exists in its most relative form. From this space, one doesn’t deny or negate waves in order to witness an ocean. Instead, one honors the magnificence of the ocean throughout the activity of each passing wave. When each person in your sphere of reality can be honored as expressions of the Absolute, no matter how they act or appear, it is the Absolute that has dawned in you. You certainly don’t have to like how others behave, or ever keep yourself in toxic environments of abuse for any reason. And yet, whether relationships are meant to come together or be pulled apart, it doesn’t have to distort your view of reality as the Absolute truth of eternal love. People may not always be loving, but underneath it all, just as the ocean moves each wave forward, it is the ecstasy of eternal love carrying you along from start to finish.
On this auspicious day of Holi, may your life be as bright and as beautiful as the colors of the rainbow!
“Whatever emotion arises that may destabilize me, I breathe into it. As I observe the sensations in my body that this emotion causes, I become aware of it diminishing in intensity, and passing away.”
“Putting love first is the foundation of every meaningful relationship.”
“Trust, and listen to the sensations in your body: let them be your inner guides to your authentic self.”
This technique is based on inner sensitivity. First grow in sensitivity. Just close your doors, make the room dark, and light a small candle. Sit near the candle with a very loving attitude – rather, with a prayerful attitude…. Take a bath, throw cold water on your eyes, then sit in a very prayerful mood before the candle. Look at it and forget everything else. Just look at the small candle – the flame and the candle. Go on looking at it. After five minutes you will feel that many things are changing in the candle. They are not changing in the candle, remember; your eyes are changing.
With a loving attitude, with the whole world closed out, with total concentration, with a feeling heart, just go on looking at the candle and the flame. Then you will discover new colors around the flame, new shades which you were never aware were there. They are there; the whole rainbow is there. Wherever light is, the rainbow is there because light is all color. You need a subtle sensitivity. Just feel it and go on looking at it. Even if tears start flowing, go on looking at it. Those tears will help your eyes to be more fresh….
Sensitivity must grow. Your every sense must become more alive. Then you can experiment with this technique.
Feel the cosmos as a translucent ever-living presence.
Everywhere light is – in many, many shapes, forms, light is happening everywhere. Look at it! And everywhere light is because the whole phenomenon is based on the foundation of light. Look at a leaf or a flower or a rock, and sooner or later you will feel rays coming out of it. Just wait patiently. Don’t be in a hurry because nothing is revealed when you are in a hurry. In a hurry you are dull.
Wait silently with anything, and you will discover a new phenomenon which was always there, but of which you were not alert – not aware of it…. Your mind will become completely silent as you feel the presence of the ever-living existence. You will be just a part in it, just a note in the great symphony. No burden, no tension…the drop has fallen into the ocean. But great imagination will be needed in the beginning, and the sensitivity training will be helpful….
All these techniques also change your body chemistry. If you feel the whole world as filled with life, light, then you are changing your body chemistry. And this is a chain reaction. When your body chemistry changes, you can look at the world and it will look more alive. And if it looks more alive, your body chemistry will change again, and then it becomes a chain.
The Book of Secrets, Talk #47
While you have the freedom to choose the quality of your experiences by how you respond to circumstances and how such orchestrations are viewed, inevitably, everything always plays out the way it is meant to be. Your choices always matter, but they cannot become the most powerful, courageous, noble, and inspired decisions you are here to make with any degree of pressure on you. You are always exactly where you need to be, doing precisely the things that need to be done, in order for you to become who you’re destined to be. Even when you cannot seem to act upon the options you know you’re meant to embrace, circumstances tend to repeat to build up a momentum of consciousness until a tipping point is reached. Once a tipping point occurs, you cannot help but make bold and inspired choices from your newly-expanded consciousness. This is the inevitability of your highest evolution that does not require you to punish or exhaust yourself in the name of spiritual growth. All is well, sweet angel. All is well.
“In stillness and in silence, I move beyond what I have considered my reality, into boundlessness and limitlessness.”
Meditate on the quintessential query: Who are you?
Source: Hawaiian Heart-Mind.mp3
“In stillness and in silence, I am renewed, rejuvenated and reborn, again and again.”
Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny — something to fulfill, some message to be delivered, some work to be completed. You are not here by accident. There is meaning and purpose to your being here now. The Universe intends to do something through you. All you need do is say “yes” and allow it.
You don’t have to do anything new to become your creative self – its already your essential nature – you only need to give it the outlet it always seeks in the present moment.
MEDITATION FOCUS: “Life flows through me effortlessly when my heart is open. Being open-hearted, Love is made manifest.”
To express complete freedom you become free within yourself. In meditation we are the lotus unbounded and free, centered and at peace.
The spirit of the Lion, as King of the animals, is the quintessential image of leadership. The Lion is saying to you that it is now your time to take a leadership position! A real leader is not just a dictator imposing his views on others. A real leader is a central point, a coordinator and a facilitator who understands the strengths and weaknesses of everyone. He can then assign roles, depending on the skills of each individual, allowing everyone to express their unique talents. Being a leader requires empathy, humility and common sense because “the needs of the Many outweigh the needs of the one”. You have all those qualities, so don’t be shy. It’s your time to accept your full potential as a leader.
MEDITATION: OM SO HUM
(9 hours … play this in the background at home or while you sleep!)
So Hum is derived from Sanskrit and literally means “I am That” . it means identifying oneself with the universe or ultimate reality. As we meditate on this, we realize that we are all one, we have all come from one Infinite Source, and a part (Ansh) of that infinite source is present in all of us. We are all connected.
“You are the same as I am” OM is the sound of universe. Om So Hum ~ I am the universe, I am part of it, I am connected to that Infinite source.
See you folks on the Astral … Flying high on the Wings of OMMM!
My True Nature is the source of my Peace and Aloha, not outside influences. I focus on my Ideals of being at peace in aloha; then, I can see clearly.
“In daily living, I can change my point of focus anytime I choose. It is up to me what I choose to focus on.”
1 – I can’t give you an answer right now; would you check back with me?
2 – I want to, but I’m unable to.
3 – I am not able to commit to that right now.
4 – I really appreciate you asking me, but I can’t do it.
5 – I understand that you really need my help, but I’m just not able to say yes to that. I’m so sorry.
6 – I’m going to say no for now. I’ll let you know if something changes.
7 – I’m honored that you would ask me, but my answer is “no”.
8 – No, I can’t do that … but, here’s what I can do.
9 – I just don’t have that to give right now.
1 – your beliefs
2 – your attitude
3 – your thoughts
4 – your perspective
5 – how honest you are
6 – who your friends are
7 – what books you read
8 – how often you exercise
9 – the type of foods you eat
10 – how many risks you take
11 – how you interpret situations
12 – how kind you are to others
13 – how kind you are to yourself
14 – how often you say “I love you”
15 – how often you say “thank you”
16 – how you express your feelings
17 – whether or not you ask for help
18 – how often you practice Gratitude
19 – how many times you smile today
20 – the amount of effort you put forth
21 – how you spend/invest your money
22 – how much time you spend worrying
23 – how often you think about your past
24 – whether or not you judge other people
25 – whether or not you try again after a setback
26 – how much you appreciate the things you have
27 – how much you appreciate the things done for you
“I fly, I soar, released from the past, unbound from the future. Earth and sky meet me in this everlasting moment. I am here now.”