What a privilege and blessing this life experience is.
At the deep interior – continue to prepare for the transition. As I appear in this world – be the best version of myself. Towards those around me – encourage them on their path and journey each day. For the planet and beyond – seek to be a catalyst for awakening.
“Breathe Spirit into one’s Soul” is the original meaning of the word “inspire”. In my life, there have only been a couple who have done that in a profound, transformative sense. There have also been many who have made my soul smile.
The story evaporates as soon as i remember that I cannot divide the existence into right and wrong, good and bad. Why would I want to anyway? The madness quickly becomes apparent. Where is the inclusion? Where is Yoga?
The tiny, minute virus – Covid-19. It reminds me that I am part of something much, much bigger than what plays out in the theatre of my mind. It reminds me of the critical importance of being in harmony and alignment with all of creation. It reminds me of my responsibility to act to move towards the Truth every day..
Remembering that the future is just my imagination at work and a distraction from the here and now.
If I fail to see what I am (and especially what I am not) it’s because I’m too busily imaginative, too “spiritual”, too adult and knowing, too credulous, too intimidated by society and language, too frightened of the obvious to accept the situation exactly as I find it at this moment. Only I am in a position to report on what’s here. A kind of alert naivety is what I need. It takes an innocent eye and an empty head (not to mention a stout heart) to admit their own perfect emptiness....
If I fail to see what I am (and especially what I am not) it’s because I’m too busily imaginative, too “spiritual”, too adult and knowing, too credulous, too intimidated by society and language, too frightened of the obvious to accept the situation exactly as I find it at this moment. Only I am in a position to report on what’s here. A kind of alert naivety is what I need. It takes an innocent eye and an empty head (not to mention a stout heart) to admit their own perfect emptiness. It is when I am empty, that I am completely available to others.
By being devoted to my practice.
By seeing what is.
Its when I am out walking early before sunrise, down by the water with my dog. I might see fish jumping, dolphins frolicking or even a meteor shower. Just perfect!
From the moment that I wake when the world floods in through my senses, then the exploration of other dimensions with my morning spiritual practices, then down to the waters edge with my dog to see the sun rise. It is glorious and miraculous.
To be as simple as God. See what is given. This is the marvellous thing. If I relax into what is blazingly obvious, I find all that I need. Nothing essential is hidden. The more essential a thing is, the more given it is. I used to imagine it was the other way round. What is really important is given free now.
The conversations with my dog.
By listening to and acting upon the wishes of those I seek to serve.
I love to ‘forest bathe’ – a total immersion in the forest. And nor should we underestimate the role of the Bodhi tree in Gautama’s awakening…
They experientially build my understanding and openness to Grace.
It’s about seeing. Seeing often says wait, in fact, it very often says wait! It very often says, don’t know! It looks feeble, but it is in the nature of seeing to be inactive, waiting for the answer, not in a hurry. It is a very positive thing to do, to attend. It is a kind of prayer. Praying for the answer to come clear. Sometimes one has to wait a longish time, and that is okay.
In the forest, down by the waters edge, in the mountains, even in the garden with my hands in the soil.
That it is a form of giving… and when I give and receive selflessly and freely I am at peace.
Being more available to be of service.
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