BLOG - REFLECTIONS & INSPIRATION


I am grateful for this opportunity to share these writings with you. For me writing brings reflection, clarity, insight and healing. The real healing through writing is realizing that my need to keep quiet, is far greater than my need to express.

There are also quotes from different people. I find these to be revealing and inspirational reminders of what's important in this precious life; and for me that's to stop, and rest in the peace that's always here.


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THERE IS NO ESCAPE 

 

There is no escape from having to sleep; we leave behind all the demands, thinking and busyness that happens throughout the day; we close our eyes and enjoy the peace that sleep brings. From the richest to the poorest, no matter what country we are from, or what age, we all have to eventually return to this peace; and recharge. It’s kind of like a science fiction movie, where all of the human beings are busy like bees caught up in all the dramas of the day, and then at night, we close our eyes and sleep; ultimately, eventually we have no choice but to sleep. (And sometimes during the day) In sleep all that I identify with disappears, and I rest in this peace. What an incredible phenomenon that I take for granted. 
The song - "Eyes are wide open who is the seer" - https://kundamusic.com/track/643767/eyes-are-wide-ope

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECURITY & SPIRITUALITY  

 

 

It is easy to say "God's will" or "I see God In all", when the mind and senses are pampered and the ego is inflated. It does not demand spiritual heroism to demonstrate brave equanimity when life is smooth and fortune is smiling. But just as night follows day, their counterparts follow them. Then is the time to demonstrate true equilibrium of mind ! 

Bhagavad Gita - Daily readings by Swami Venkatesananda 
 

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THE HARD DRIVE IN MY HEAD 

 

I woke this morning; Sunday yahoo no work. It's been a very full on work week! I wanted to stay in bed and just slow down and relax. I started to breath slowly with the intention of not engaging in all the usual thoughts. things to do etc. I really needed to stop and plug into some peace and silence. I realize this is the place that connects me to joy, aliveness, balance, peace and well being; this is the source of energy; the recharge station. 

No ...surprise ! the incredible thought process kicked in, in relation to the past and future; and the problem solving capacity; amazing! It started doing what it does best, ‘it’s always on’ and looking for something to engage in, resolve, a truly incredible piece of technology. It loves a challenge. 

My mind, my hard drive; has been programmed though all the experiences of my life. It has incredible memory / data storage and the response and learning capability given any situation, is a marvel to behold, and the problem solving capacity is miraculous! 

Thoughts were randomly coming up, the movie I saw last night, the song I heard, pizza so many random ridiculous thoughts, that are an absolute waste of time. These thoughts weren’t chosen by me to engage in, these thoughts were just rolling in randomly. Like movies, a T.V. channel on automatic perpetual motion. 

When my attention is taken by one subject /thought process, I identify with it, and become totally involved, and go with it. 
It was so obvious that this mind / hard drive has a life of its own, and has nothing to do with me. When I identify with what is being presented, I get totally involved, no difference between me and the movie. But in these moments; in this awareness, I can see clearly what is actually going on; and in seeing this, there is peace.

 I am so grateful when this happens.                           

The song 'Everything We See Is Just A Dream' from the album 'Surrender' - https://kundamusic.com/track/643769/everything-we-see… 

(Photo from - 'The Daily Perspective' https://shperspectives.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/how-your-brain-forgets/ )

 

 

                                                                                                                     

COME HOME TO WHERE I ALREADY AM  

 

THE EVER FAITHFUL BELOVED AWAITS WITH OPEN ARMS, PATIENTLY, ETERNALLY, FOR ME TO ABANDON MY INFACTUATION, OBSESSION,  INFIDELITY AND UNFAITHFULNESS; AND COME HOME.

 

                                                                        

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                                   Listen to the song 'Sweet Surrender' from the album 'Surrender' 

                          https://kundamusic.com/track/646432/sweet-surrender?feature_id=123461

 

 

               

 

 

A BIRD IN THE SKY WISHING FOR WINGS 

 

There’s no way in and no way out                                                                        

You can bang on the door 

You can scream and shout 

 

There’s no magic key no payment to make 

A begging bowl’s only useful 

To a king that is fake 

 

Wanting the profound 

Simple won’t do 

Simple became profound 

While tying up my shoe 

 

The hard drive in my head 

Is a rebel without a cause 

To enter that world 

I could well be Santa Claus 

 

I’ve been addicted to words all my life through 

There’s no where to run 

And nothing to do 

 

Heard all this before 

I get ten out of ten for living in theory 

Life is too short 

To be contracted and dreary 

 

I’ve read all the books 

I can chant and sing 

But none of it helps 

I am a bird in the sky 

Wishing for wings

 

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THE DUST WILL REMAIN  

 

Before dawn I recalled a dream I had last night. I remembered my Father; and how hard he worked; every day with so little time to do the things he loved; he worked into his late 60's. And my Mum was endlessly doing 'housework' there was always something to do, she almost never stopped.        

As dawn broke, and still in a half dream state, the dream turned into a fearful reflection and realization, that I was repeating my Fathers and Mothers life. I say this with love, respect and deep appreciation for my Mother and Father. 

My life has changed of recent time having just recovered from shingles and various other dents to my body. 

I have always been so particular of how I keep my home. Clean orderly beautiful and nurturing. The past few months I have had to let go of everything being up to a certain self imposed standard. I can see the fine line between neurotic obsesive habitual behaviour, and simply keeping my home beautiful in a relaxed way. 

I can see my tendency to turn my life into a stressful pre-occupation with work and all the other day to day demands and 'commitments" I avoid taking time for myself to stop and sit on the day bed and enjoy the beauty of nature that's all around me, 

It's now sunrise, and as the light streams into my bedroom and I look around, in the brightness of the morning light, spider webs and dust on the cupboard next to my bed is revealed and magnified. My tendency has always been to immediately remedy what I see as an 'uacceptable situation'. 

Instead I walked out onto the verandha and sat on the day bed in the new morning light; feeling the warmth on my face, that magnified and revealed the stillness and peace that's here when I stop 'doing' 

I can see that this precious life is short; and it gives me the opportunity to see what's important. 

In the light of day I can see all that has to be done, and I can also see the need to stop and rest in the underlying beauty that's always here. 

Long after I am gone; the dust will remain.                                         

   

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THIS IS YOUR LIFE  

 

 

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ONE QUOTE ONE SUNRISE ~ IS ENOUGH 

 

I can read the most inspiring quote that touches me profoundly; or be stopped in my tracks by the stunning beauty of nature. But in those precious moments, I abandon the possibility, the invitation, this doorway to the eternal. Almost instantly my mind goes into motion, I translate it, define it, process it; I move on; a story to be told an experience to be shared, in that moment I have betrayed the beloved and the precious invitation. 

I find myself more interested in sharing a profound experience than surrendering to it, and allowing myself to be taken totally by it. At what point in my life am I going to surrender to that precious moment once and for all, and pierce the veil of fear, and my habitual need to define it, to endlessly move onto the next experience.

Such irony, obsessed with all the experiences and justifications to keep moving on, all in the name of finding peace, love, joy and freedom. And when the moment comes, when existence invites me to surrender again and again to this profound beauty, to let go completely, to surrender, to die to this beauty; will I abandon and reject this precious opportunity again and again? 

I read a quote that inspires me and touches me deeply; and then it's all about getting the book, reading more quotes. doing the workshop meeting the person, sharing it on Facebook. 

One inspiring quote, one stunningly beautiful sunrise is enough; nothing more is needed if I surrender completely to the place that has been touched so profoundly in me. 

To stop ignoring and rejecting the beloved that is knocking on my door 24/7; each moment there is the opportunity to surrender, to rest in the peace and joy that I endlessly search for tomorrow. 

(Sweet Surrender ~ https://kundamusic.com/track/646432/sweet-surrender… )