Monday, January 30, 2012
I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.
Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.
Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.
Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.
Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.
Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.
Today I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.
Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.
Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.
Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework or I can feel honored because there is shelter for my mind, body and soul.
Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.
What today will be like is up to me. I get to choose what kind of day I will have!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
The Space Between The Breaths,
The Space Between Thoughts -
---There is an interval of time or to be correct NO TIME, that could be designated by the space between breaths/thoughts. Intuitively, it seems easy to answer yes to this as a concept, but to experience this space usually takes some development.
---For me it is the easiest to just be aware that the space exists and NOT to breath often when I am there. It is an ‘’IS’’ place. The space itself expands and one becomes aware that he occupies that space and breathing becomes so deeply shallow that one does find himself breathing in and about that space...never moving too far from it.
---The same happens with thought. One, through meditation, finds that he has slowed his mind down enough - to stop thinking and allow the naturalness of mind to think for you. If one is at a high degree of self-knowledge and self-acceptance…there is NOT a problem with any thought being intrusive. One finds that he is an observer of his own thoughts and thought processes. Each is very innocuous and not very earth shattering and whatever comes up is very easy to deal with.
---Learning to be in this space and staying there can be the same as being at HOME with yourself. Learning to develope spending your time there reaps many benefits as one realizes that this is the void itself, that you undoubtedly heard about. It is more of an allowing it than a trying to make it…occur. One learns to stop interfering with it’s presence and watches it expand.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
---There are many people who speak about living in the HERE and NOW. What do they mean by that?
---Many people are in the present moment PHYSICALLY, but very few are actually there MENTALLY at the same time. Some WORRY about what is going to happen, whether it be soon or way down the line.
---Others spend their time thinking of things in the past. It could be some kind of blame where they feel someone is responsible for their circumstance. Or, it could be some kind of GUILT for something they, themselves, may have done that succeeded in making them seem less than perfect.
---Some could be in the present with an agenda to make things happen in a certain way. But, I wonder how many are in the present moment free and clear…just happy to be where they are. Whether in or out of the hospital, I’ll bet we don’t find a lot of people in that category. I find that when people ENJOY what they do, they are much happier. Take Care.
Monday, January 2, 2012
1. PRESENT TENSE
I am We are
You are You are
He/she/it is They are
---The PRESENT MOMENT is where we find the good stuff.
We do most of our good living and are most attentive in the PRESENT MOMENT. FEAR is what takes us from the Present. It gives us ALL kinds of discomforts and makes us want to be someplace else. When we have a fondness for what we are dealing with, there is a very good chance that we are standing in the present. There is also a very good chance that we are easily giving ourselves to what we are dealing. As
I said...we want to stay in the PRESENT MOMENT but find that our penchant to respond to different fears...KNOCKS us from there.
2. PAST TENSE
I was We were
You were You were
He/she/it was They were
---We live in the PAST, basically, because we are still working on things that we never completed. We never learned our life lesson's from events of the past. We NEVER have fully done things that we have started. Even though we are physically in the present we still have the mindset we had in the past. If we learn our lesson then there would be no problem, but most folks do much the same types of things ad finitum. They do much of the same things over-and-over.
3. FUTURE TENSE
I will We will
You will You will
He/she/it will They will
---Our FUTURE finds us doing much the same. In the ideal we would have a situation where a person moves from one task to the next - completing each task as he goes along. But, that is why folks live in HOPES and DREAMS so much. People are trying to resolve what they began. They are NOT as satisfied as they should be...and they really can't put their finger on why? They are NOT free enough to break from the past. They are still trying to fix things to complete events that they are still involved with. Most miss the PRESENT MOMENT and live in the PAST and FUTURE.