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Why In The World Are They Spraying…
August 20, 2012

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THAT!
March 31, 2011

 

 

 

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Insight #82 ~ ZEN Shredding…
November 22, 2010

 

 

Pay attention to the story of your own life.

 

It’s easy to get caught up in the vision and dreams of others, the movers, the shakers, the high rollers, but what about your own visions and dreams? Your future; the intentions and desires, the dreams and visions you have for your life, are a unique mix of the known and the unknown.  The known is the story of your life; the unknown is a field of infinite possibilities determined only by the quality and direction of your attention.

 

Extended commentary:

There are no pat formulas that determine a successful life.  As much as we seek, grow and stumble through life experience, life’s inherent nature will always provide us with a diversity of experience that lies outside the fields of our own desire and preference; desires and preferences that often overshadow what is.

To often we become hypnotized by the story of another; the wish for a life to constantly move in upward spirals of being more, doing more, and having more.  Our expectations are often thwarted as the pendulum of life experience swings naturally between periods of expansion and contraction.

Navigating the expansion and contraction of life with ease will often be determined by the degree of attention to we give to the story of that life experience.  The story of our life is what’s happening or not happening in our life; better said, the story is the perception of what’s happening or not happening in our life.

When we compare, assess and evaluate our story we invite ourselves into the deep end of the story; we invite turmoil, conflict and provocation that arises from a perception that is skued for it to be other than what it is.  Resilience to the juxtaposition of life experiences comes not from the skill of navigation, but acceptance; acceptance of what is.

When our attention is placed solely on the story of what may or may not be working in our life, we lose touch with the part of ourselves that is simply aware but detached to the fleeting details that arise and subside within the pages of that story.

Yes, it is important for you to pay attention to the details of [your] own story without comparing, assessing, or evaluating it to another, but greater yet, it is important to give your fullest attention to the one who is aware of that story; the one who watches that story unfold in each and every moment.  The one who is beyond that story…    

 

 

Whose dreams or visions are you following?

 

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eEarth Week Challenge Day 7
April 29, 2010

 

 

 This is a story…

 

 

It’s a short story about a garden, and a Gardner named Sven.

 

 

For over 5 decades he has been a man of the Earth.  First he worked under it, [in the mines of Australia and Canada], and now he works on it [Vancouver and Whistler].

 

 

 For over 30 years, in uncomplicated ways, he has immersed himself with passion and care, love and devotion, tending the gardens of “others”. 

 

 

 

 With his touch, skill and attention the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

 

 

 

Sven, has a genuine, understated, concern for life that mostly goes unspoken. 

 

 

 

 There is great wisdom in his silence; there is joy in his understanding. There is peace in his work.

 

  

In the Earth, he has found awareness, purpose and freedom. 

 

 In the Earth, he has found patience and awe.  

 

 

 

 

 

 With a still, quiet intention, he goes about his business; come rain or shine…

 

 

 

Thank you Sven Hansen, for tending our garden!

 

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There is a rhythm and flow to Nature, and life;

an essential rhythm that for most of us, appears to have been lost.

Our minds, our bodies and the Earth, are calibrated by this rhythm.

Everything, is an experience and expression of this rhythm and flow.

 

There is a time to prepare,

as there is a time to plant.

There is a time to tend,

as there is a time to grow.

There is a time to pause,

as there is a time to harvest,

all guided by this rhythm and flow.

 

Can you find this rhythm?

 Can you feel this rhythm?

 Can you remember this flow?

 

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My life flows with rhythm and ease.

My breath, my life, my rhythm.

 

Every breath,

 Every moment,

 all rhythm.

 

I listen to my rhythm,

I feel my rhythm,

I touch my rhythm,

I AM

the rhythm.

 

Listen to your rhythm.

Celebrate your rhythm.

Trust your rhythm.

Experience the rhythm of mind, of body, of Earth.

 

The rhythm expands,

the rhythm contracts.

 Surrender to the rhythm,

I   A M .

 

 

 

eEarth Week Challenge: Day 6
April 28, 2010

 

The problem with most human beings on the planet is that we actually believe we exist.

Because we imagine that we are separate, distinct, individuals, we live from a level of survival consciousness that is based on taking.

Only a separate “I” would imagine that it can have, be, think and do.  Only a separate “I” would imagine that there is actually something to take. 

One has only to notice the state of the world and how we treat ourselves and each other, to see the degree to which we have lost ourselves to the sickness of separation.  The Earth is bleeding and we continue to take; because we imagine we are bleeding, we take.  

When will you give back? 

How will you give back?

It is only in the giving that you will realize there ultimately is no taking, the giver, is actually getting.  There is no taker and there is no giver; the giver, the given and the getting; the taker and the taken, are one.  Until we realize this truth there will be a reflection of bleeding; we will bleed, and the Earth will bleed…

 

Please feel free to down load, print and distribute one of my favorite works…

Soulananda eEarth Week

 

MY CHALLENGE TO YOU:

 I’ve forwarded this post and invitation to a few of my blog buddies, “I” invite you to do the same.  For the next seven days, in your own unique, creative ways; whether that be images, words or ideas of your own or another’s; use your venue of choice [it could be your own home and the simplicity of your own awareness] to bring attention to this moment, our Earth, and the awareness that is needed for meaningful, lasting, significant change.

How can you play?

[Facebook, Twitter, Blog or email] Inspire change: Provide a commentary or link; create a question, image or article that stimulates awareness, conversation or understanding of “Earth Week”; and its intention to continue to promote and bring awareness towards creating a just, sustainable and peaceful planet.

Forward this challenge to your own friends or readers.

 

 

 

eEarth Week Challenge Day 5
April 27, 2010

 

Has consumerism become the way to live your life?

 

Has it become your sacred ritual, to pacify a deeper

 hunger or perceived wound?

 

How far are you willing to go, how much are you

 willing to risk before you connect the details,

 before you see a bigger picture?

 

Watch the Story of Stuff…

 

 

 MY CHALLENGE TO YOU:

 I’ve forwarded this post and invitation to a few of my blog buddies, “I” invite you to do the same.  For the next seven days, in your own unique, creative ways; whether that be images, words or ideas of your own or another’s; use your venue of choice [it could be your own home and the simplicity of your own awareness] to bring attention to this moment, our Earth, and the awareness that is needed for meaningful, lasting, significant change.

How can you play?

[Facebook, Twitter, Blog or email] Inspire change: Provide a commentary or link; create a question, image or article that stimulates awareness, conversation or understanding of “Earth Week”; and its intention to continue to promote and bring awareness towards creating a just, sustainable and peaceful planet.

Forward this challenge to your own friends or readers.

 

 

eEarth Week Challenge Day 4
April 26, 2010

 

Is the theory of man made global warming a convenient lie?

Are we deceived and seduced, numbed and dumbed by the delusion of our own self engendered projections and a $4 billion carrot?

Should we do nothing, or are we already doing to much?

It’s very clear, even to the untrained, unscientific mind, that Carbon dioxide is not the cause of global warming.  What then, of those foreign policies, those mandates and those protocols; what then of those carbon credits and sustainability platforms?

 

 

“The theory of man made global warming is now so firmly entrenched, the voices of opposition so effectively silenced; it seems invincible; untroubled by any contrary evidence no matter how strong.  The global warming alarm is now beyond reason…”

From the Documentary: “The Great Global Warming Swindle”

 

 MY CHALLENGE TO YOU:

 I’ve forwarded this post and invitation to a few of my blog buddies, “I” invite you to do the same.  For the next seven days, in your own unique, creative ways; whether that be images, words or ideas of your own or another’s; use your venue of choice [it could be your own home and the simplicity of your own awareness] to bring attention to this moment, our Earth, and the awareness that is needed for meaningful, lasting, significant change.

How can you play?

[Facebook, Twitter, Blog or email] Inspire change: Provide a commentary or link; create a question, image or article that stimulates awareness, conversation or understanding of “Earth Week”; and its intention to continue to promote and bring awareness towards creating a just, sustainable and peaceful planet.

Forward this challenge to your own friends or readers.

  

  

 

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