Archive for July, 2009

Q #8 ~ Ten Questions for a New Humanity…
July 31, 2009

 

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In January of this year [2009] I completed a small, self published title: Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life.  Within this book there is a segment called “Ten Questions for a New Humanity”.  I believe this to be a very important piece that has value, meaning, and relevance for those who are interested in creating a life that is congruent with their highest aspirations; for those who are looking to be the change in their own life and the world they live in.

My intent is simple, to stimulate a ripple effect by encouraging others to engage these ten questions consciously; mindfully and purposefully; whether that be by journaling, meditative contemplation or direct dialogue with another or even within a group format.

For the next 10 consecutive days I will publish one question a day from Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life and Ten Questions for a New Humanity. It is my hope that these words may inspire you to begin or perhaps even deepen your own journey of enquiry into Who You Are.  It is my hope that by engaging these questions you will begin or extend your present conversation and connection you have with Self, “others” and our Earth that it will spark greater levels of congruence with that One relationship.

 I encourage you to send a link from this blog to three of your friends, or more, who you think might be interested in participating within this conversation.  I want to invite you to post your own responses to each question when you feel guided, so that we all can share in the inspiration and words of wisdom that may unfold out of your own inner dialogue.

If you would like to further support this initiative AND my work, you could also visit the online publisher of Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life; and, for a small investment, order the full colored “booklet”…

You can take a sneak peek inside the pages itself by visiting this link:

 

Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life.

 

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Changing your world, ONE Question at a time…

We all have our home in nature.  Our body’s, our minds and our authentic Selves are the expression of nature’s unbounded intelligence.  For the unknown to become known, for the bound to become unbound, there must be an awakening of THAT intelligence within as our authentic Self.

In the past the old way of Being was based on the biology of survival thinking and awareness; distinction and separation, power and authority, subjugation and degradation of the Earth and its peoples were the modus operandi and way of being, based on “having” and “doing.”

The evolution of consciousness is based on an impulse that impels us to move beyond ways of being that are based on survival; thinking and awareness based on the biology of an old brain.  In this now, we have an opportunity to redefine Who We Are by investigating what we are not.  With attention, we can have a direct experience of immersing ourselves in consciousness itself.  As we abandon who we imagine ourselves to be, discovering and embracing Who We Are; the fullness of natures intelligence will be experienced and expressed spontaneously and naturally for the benefit of Self and all others.

The cradle of a sustainable life is based on a refined sense of Self; a Self that lies beyond having and doing, a sense of Self that is based on an expression of Being.  When we take care of Being, the having and the doing will spontaneously be taken care of.  In our knowingness, in the awareness we have for the present moment, the quality of our attention will reveal what relevant action is needed or not needed for the moment.

As we shift our attention from the foreground of our life experience, to the background of our Being, we will no longer marginalize what was once marginalized. As we derive a new sense of identity that is no longer based on a survival mindset of struggle that leads to internal and external suffering, we will unleash an inner, unbounded; Self that requires no outside stimulus.  We will find the right ingredients from which to build a new life and new humanity. 

The present moment is pregnant with possibility, and when we relinquish the need to live life from the level of the mind and the infinite strategies that are expressed by that mind, we can slip into the knowingness of Soul, where the right response to every situation arises spontaneously out of the stillness and Self that was always there.

 Here’s the eight question:

 

How can I live my life with a greater reverence and humility for the mystery of Being; with enhanced gratitude for the gift of life, and with greater humility regarding my place in nature?

Q #7 ~ Ten Questions for a New Humanity…
July 30, 2009

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In January of this year [2009] I completed a small, self published title: Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life.  Within this book there is a segment called “Ten Questions for a New Humanity”.  I believe this to be a very important piece that has value, meaning, and relevance for those who are interested in creating a life that is congruent with their highest aspirations; for those who are looking to be the change in their own life and the world they live in.

My intent is simple, to stimulate a ripple effect by encouraging others to engage these ten questions consciously, mindfully, and purposefully, whether that be by journaling, meditative contemplation or direct dialogue with another or even within a group format.

For the next 10 consecutive days I will publish one question a day from Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life and Ten Questions for a New Humanity. It is my hope that these words may inspire you to begin or perhaps even deepen your own journey of enquiry into Who You Are.  It is my hope that by engaging these questions you will begin or extend your present conversation and connection you have with Self, “others” and our Earth, that it will spark greater levels of congruence within that One relationship.

 I encourage you to send a link from this blog to three of your friends or more who you think might be interested in participating within this conversation.  I want to invite you to post your own responses to each question when you feel guided, so that we all can share in the inspiration and words of wisdom that may unfold out of your own inner dialogue and vision.

If you would like to further support this initiative AND my work, you could also visit the online publisher of Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life; and, for a small investment, order the full colored “booklet”…

 You can take a sneak peek inside the pages itself by visiting this link:

 Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life

 

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Changing your world, ONE Question at a time…

 

What do you value?

 

What absent values need to be cultivated in your life?

 

New beginnings require inspiration, inquiry and innovation.  The promise of a new tomorrow is created in the expression of allegiance we have to the present moment and the expression of the Self within.  As we learn to abandon values that no longer sustain new ways of Being, we must also with imagination, adopt values and principles that reflect the diversity and unity of Who We Are and who we want to Be.

The tension we experience in life is often reflected by the tension of conflicting values within us.  Through inquiry, exploration and inspiration, we can elevate values that support us in the expression of our authentic Self, while also enhancing the relationship we have to those who may not entertain similar commitments but share a common vision of living in harmony with Self, “others” and the planet we live on.

There are no formulas and there are no rules for “inner” or “outer” transformation but along the way we may find inspiration and guidance in words of truth spoken and lived by those who have pursued or are pursuing the journey of discovering who they are.  We may discover new ways of Being, having and doing that lie outside the conventional values that we presently have.

Here’s the seventh question:

 

What values do I need to enhance or adopt to form a solid foundation for a personal, sacred trust towards sustaining a new life and world?

Q #6 ~ Ten Questions for a New Humanity
July 29, 2009

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In January of this year [2009] I completed a small, self published title: Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life.  Within this book there is a segment called “Ten Questions for a New Humanity”.  I believe this to be a very important piece that has value, meaning, and relevance for those who are interested in creating a life that is congruent with their highest aspirations; for those who are looking to be the change in their own life and the world they live in.

My intent is simple, to stimulate a ripple effect by encouraging others to engage these ten questions consciously, mindfully, and purposefully, whether that be by journaling, meditative contemplation or direct dialogue with another or even within a group format.

For the next 10 consecutive days I will publish one question a day from Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life and Ten Questions for a New Humanity. It is my hope that these words may inspire you to begin or perhaps even deepen your own journey of enquiry into Who You Are.  It is my hope that by engaging these questions you will begin or extend your present conversation and connection you have with Self, “others” and our Earth, that it will spark greater levels of congruence within that One relationship.

 I encourage you to send a link from this blog to three of your friends or more who you think might be interested in participating within this conversation.  I want to invite you to post your own responses to each question when you feel guided, so that we all can share in the inspiration and words of wisdom that may unfold out of your own inner dialogue and vision.

If you would like to further support this initiative AND my work, you could also visit the online publisher of Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life; and, for a small investment, order the full colored “booklet”…

You can take a sneak peek inside the pages itself by visiting this link:

Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life

 

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Changing your world, ONE Question at a time…

 

Can I listen to “my” Self?

Can I hear” my” Self?

Who is THAT One voice within?

The culture of peace and affirmation begins and ends inside us; the movement forward can only be elevated by the movement of our attention inward.  We become stewards of the Soul by becoming aware of Soul.  As we become aware and attentive to the One great Soul, unspoken words and conversations that we have within us are transformed; they become the guiding principles from which to live our life. 

A mind that is distracted by unnecessary things will always entertain, thoughts, feelings, emotions, perceptions, memories and associations that confuse, distract and overwhelm our subjective experience; our self engendered thinking becomes the self engendered suffering we experience in our daily and worldly life.

In our quest for new ways of living and Being in this world, we are eventually confronted by necessity to examine and investigate ALL core beliefs we have about ourselves and the world we live in and the “I” we imagine ourselves to be.  What lies have we been told about how to live life and how to be in life?  What lies do we tell ourselves that keeps us locked in the prison of our social conditioning?

The peace and affirmation we so desperately seek and need for a sustainable life will never find permanent residence in the form and phenomena that exists outside our selves.  It is only when we risk taking the journey within, that we will find the clarity, stability and authentic affirmation and expression of our own Being, which then corroborates and calibrates the words and conversations we need to have, without. 

Peace and affirmation are noble desires; their essence, foundation and core live in the values we entertain with regard to Who We Are. The movement forward is the movement towards a voice and Self that is still and quite.  It has no demands.  As we cultivate the culture of this inner connection with our attention, there comes a time when we realize that inherently within us, the One who is asking was the One we were seeking all along.      

Here’s the sixth question:

 

What unspoken words and conversations do I need to have or hear to foster a culture of peace and affirmation?

 

Q #5 ~ Ten Questions for a New Humanity…
July 28, 2009

 

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In January of this year [2009] I completed a small, self published title: Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life.  Within this book there is a segment called “Ten Questions for a New Humanity”.  I believe this to be a very important piece that has value, meaning, and relevance for those who are interested in creating a life that is congruent with their highest aspirations; for those who are looking to be the change in their own life and the world they live in.

My intent is simple, to stimulate a ripple effect by encouraging others to engage these ten questions consciously, mindfully, and purposefully, whether that be by journaling, meditative contemplation or direct dialogue with another or even within a group format.

For the next 10 consecutive days I will publish one question a day from Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life and Ten Questions for a New Humanity. It is my hope that these words may inspire you to begin or perhaps even deepen your own journey of enquiry into Who You Are.  It is my hope that by engaging these questions you will begin or extend your present conversation and connection you have with Self, “others” and our Earth, that it will spark greater levels of congruence within that One relationship.

 I encourage you to send a link from this blog to three of your friends or more who you think might be interested in participating within this conversation.  I want to invite you to post your own responses to each question when you feel guided, so that we all can share in the inspiration and words of wisdom that may unfold out of your own inner dialogue and vision.

If you would like to further support this initiative AND my work, you could also visit the online publisher of Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life; and, for a small investment, order the full colored “booklet”…

You can take a sneak peek inside the pages itself by visiting this link:

Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life

 

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Changing your world, ONE Question at a time… 

 

Its always been about Being more, rather than doing or having more.  Even Being more elevates the doing and having of our most basic needs. 

Are you willing to shift and elevate our attention from that doing and having? 

Are you ready for the expression of a new way of Being?

The emergence of consciousness will happen or it won’t.  Your world may change, or it won’t, in regards to the expectations you may or may not have.  As you learn to step aside; as you unlearn what you have learned, the removal of the obstacles of your own thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, perceptions and associations creates the space or emptiness; the stillness for presence to arise and the unknown to becomes known.

In our reverence, we become stewards of wellness towards Self and others.  In our reverence, we become aware of that the connection within, nurtures and cultivates our interconnectedness without.  In our reverence, we know that to nurture Self is to nurture others; that by surrounding ourselves with people that care deeply about their own Selves, will they also naturally care deeply about your Self, and the planet we all live on. 

There is only the ONE community of life; ONE mind, ONE heart and ONE expression.  We can continue to ride the wave of perceived separation, or we can harness the power of the ONE Ocean.  

Here’s the fifth question:

How can I live my life with greater admiration and reverence towards mySelf and others?

 

 

Q #4 ~ Ten Questions for a New Humanity…
July 27, 2009

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In January of this year [2009] I completed a small, self published title: Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life.  Within this book there is a segment called “Ten Questions for a New Humanity”.  I believe this to be a very important piece that has value, meaning, and relevance for those who are interested in creating a life that is congruent with their highest aspirations; for those who are looking to be the change in their own life and the world they live in.

My intent is simple, to stimulate a ripple effect by encouraging others to engage these ten questions consciously, mindfully, and purposefully, whether that be by journaling, meditative contemplation or direct dialogue with another or even within a group format.

For the next 10 consecutive days I will publish one question a day from Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life and Ten Questions for a New Humanity. It is my hope that these words may inspire you to begin or perhaps even deepen your own journey of enquiry into Who You Are.  It is my hope that by engaging these questions you will begin or extend your present conversation and connection you have with Self, “others” and our Earth, that it will spark greater levels of congruence within that One relationship.

  I encourage you to send a link from this blog to three of your friends or more who you think might be interested in participating within this conversation.  I want to invite you to post your own responses to each question when you feel guided, so that we all can share in the inspiration and words of wisdom that may unfold out of your own inner dialogue and vision.

If you would like to further support this initiative AND my work, you could also visit the online publisher of Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life; and, for a small investment, order the full colored “booklet”…

You can take a sneak peek inside the pages itself by visiting this link:

Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life

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Changing your world, ONE Question at a time…

In the world of form and phenomena there appears to be a finite number of choices that are responsible for an infinite number of changes.  Which of those choices will enhance, and which of those will detract you from your most innocent, most well intentioned desires?

The illusion of choice is that there appears to be choice.  While we might imagine or even believe that it is the “I” orchestrates the choice and change that may appear to occur in our world, the Universe itself, points that “I” towards its extinction.

Conventional reality suggests that there is a separate, distinct, identity scripting the impulse of an ever changing reality.  Ultimate reality suggests that for anything to occur, the entire Universe must itself concur in agreement for that very event, action, decision or choice to occur.

The presence of “I’ can only, ever, be an obstacle to the purest expressions of Being.  While the “I” might struggle and strive, calculate and confuse the most important of steps to be taken; it is the value of Being that underwrites all doing.

Life is uncertain. Change is uncertain.  Our fragile future is uncertain.  To move forward, there must be a radical transformation in the expression of our thinking, being and doing.  We must evolve the limitations of our external self, by engaging it actively within its own evolutionary impulse of an inner Self. 

What does not work is obvious, what will work remains unseen.  The bridge of evolution lies dormant within the consciousness of the one who struggles, the one who strives, the one who suffers and the who wants to figure it out. 

Change is inevitable.  Destruction is inevitable.  Life too, of some kind, is also inevitable.  What you need to do will become obvious as you ground yourself in the silent space between thoughts.  The choices and the decisions; the actions we need to take; the circumstances and situations that encompass all events will continue to come and go, guided and enhanced; elevated by the silence within you.  In silence you will find nothing; and from that no-thing will arise every-thing.       

Here’s the fourth question:

What changes do I need to make in the way I live my life that, if made, could improve the quality of my own well being and the wellbeing of the greater world?

 

Q #3 ~ Ten Questions for a New Humanity…
July 26, 2009

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In January of this year [2009] I completed a small, self published title: Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life.  Within this book there is a segment called “Ten Questions for a New Humanity”.  I believe this to be a very important piece that has value, meaning, and relevance for those who are interested in creating a life that is congruent with their highest aspirations; for those who are looking to be the change in their own life and the world they live in.

My intent is simple, to stimulate a ripple effect by encouraging others to engage these ten questions consciously, mindfully, and purposefully, whether that be by journaling, meditative contemplation or direct dialogue with another or even within a group format.

For the next 10 consecutive days I will publish one question a day from Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life and Ten Questions for a New Humanity. It is my hope that these words may inspire you to begin or perhaps even deepen your own journey of enquiry into Who You Are.  It is my hope that by engaging these questions you will begin or extend your present conversation and connection you have with Self, “others” and our Earth, that it will spark greater levels of congruence within that One relationship.

 I encourage you to send a link from this blog to three of your friends or more who you think might be interested in participating within this conversation.  I want to invite you to post your own responses to each question when you feel guided, so that we all can share in the inspiration and words of wisdom that may unfold out of your own inner dialogue and vision.

 

If you would like to further support this initiative AND my work, you could also visit the online publisher of Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life; and, for a small investment, order the full colored “booklet”…

You can take a sneak peek inside the pages itself by visiting this link:

 

Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life

 

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Changing your world, ONE Question at a time…

 What do you need? 

Why do you need what you need?

What will you do to achieve those needs?

Beyond the surface, are those needs any different than another?

 If we are honest with ourselves, willing to expose the vulnerability that lies at the heart of any need, we will ultimately find an impulse of innocence.  When we can remain grounded in the innocence of that need, by acknowledging and remembering it with our attention, the need can be cultivated beyond mere survival orientation. 

Peril and promise can be found in the present moment; with attention and awareness we have the ability to shift and transform individual needs to a level where they also impact and enhance the greater needs of the whole.  There is freedom and power in the innocence of every need; when we unleash that innocence by becoming aware of that innocence, we access the kind of freedom and power that can transform the greatest of our limitations; what was once bound, becomes unbound.

As we shift our orientation from the distraction of “out there”, settling into the quiet innocence “back there”; we re-orientate the nature of our thinking, being and doing to a new level of Being where all creation arises. 

At this level of stillness, in the ground of silence itself, the thinking, the being and the doing will naturally synchronize to an underlying unity, were all thinking, being and doing is inspired.  In the stillness of a quiet mind, the thinking, the being, and the doing, will inherently become the support of all sustainable action and need.

 Here’s the third question:

3)     How can I elevate the visions and aspirations I have for my life so they are synchronized in solidarity and kinship with all others?

 

 

 

Q #2 ~ Ten Questions for a New Humanity…
July 25, 2009

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In January of this year [2009] I completed a small, self published title: Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life.  Within this book there is a segment called “Ten Questions for a New Humanity”.  I believe this to be a very important piece that has value, meaning, and relevance for those who are interested in creating a life that is congruent with their highest aspirations; for those who are looking to be the change in their own life and the world they live in.

My intent is simple, to stimulate a ripple effect by encouraging others to engage these ten questions consciously, mindfully, and purposefully, whether that be by journaling, meditative contemplation or direct dialogue with another or even within a group format.

For the next 10 consecutive days I will publish one question a day from Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life and Ten Questions for a New Humanity. It is my hope that these words may inspire you to begin or perhaps even deepen your own journey of enquiry into Who You Are.  It is my hope that by engaging these questions you will begin or extend your present conversation and connection you have with Self, “others” and our Earth, that it will spark greater levels of congruence within that One relationship.

  I encourage you to send a link from this blog to three of your friends or more who you think might be interested in participating within this conversation.  I want to invite you to post your own responses to each question when you feel guided, so that we all can share in the inspiration and words of wisdom that may unfold out of your own inner dialogue and vision.

If you would like to further support this initiative AND my work, you could also visit the online publisher of Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life; and, for a small investment, order the full colored “booklet”…

You can take a sneak peek inside the pages itself by visiting this link:

Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life

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Changing your world, ONE Question at a time…

From birth we are conditioned to believe that we have a separate, individual, existence that is independent from all other forms and phenomena.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  No concept or way of being could generate the kind of pain and suffering we all experience as a result of this particular idea.

The results of this distinct idea cause us to pursue ways of thinking, being and doing that become mechanical expressions of the mind; driven by motivations based on the idea of separation.  As we lose ourselves in distinction, we isolate ourselves from the greater whole within life; we lose touch with the essential underlying unity.  However unconsciously, we develop a psychology of “I”, based on the lie of division, segregation and dissociation from our bodies, from the Earth, and from the great suffering that lies within ourselves, the Earth and the rest of humanity.

As we begin to question, examine and discard self engendered, self centered ideas, we create the space for the voice of inner wisdom to be expressed; we begin to weave a tapestry of colour that includes a spectrum of elements that can align, enhance and elevate the actions we take to support not only our own needs and the needs of others, but also the greater needs of the Earth itself.

While the foreground of life demands action, it is the background of Being that underlies all expressions of doing.  To become aware of Being, is to elevate the doing.  As we elevate Being it naturally enhances the foreground of doing; the dreams, desires, gifts and talents we pursue, enhance not only our own well Being, but also Environmental well Being and Social wellbeing.  As we enhance with attention the experience of our inner Being, all expressions of Being are themselves enhanced… 

 Here’s the second question:

 

2)     Do the dreams, desires, gifts and talents I pursue, enhance and elevate the resilience I have to my own life experience, to my own inner wisdom and the service I could provide to the ONE greater Earth community?

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