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In The Stillness…
June 7, 2014

In The Stillness

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In

the

stillness

of

fading moonlight,

where I feel

naked and abandoned,

let me

be consumed

with

your eyes;

let me

taste you with

each

experience:

the

sound, smell

and

touch we

call

life.

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Zeitgeist ~ Moving forward
January 30, 2011

 

 

 

A world in transition? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace = The Absense of Hurt…
September 21, 2010

Can there be peace without hurt?

Is the ability to navigate the arising of hurt, peace?

Is [personal] peace enough; a prelude to global peace?

 

Like most, I’ve learned a lot about hurt and the relationship it has to the experience of peace.  Like most people, I’ve hurt and I’ve been hurt; violence is absence of peace and a substitute for hurt. Hurt is always inherent within the one who is hurting or has been hurt.

In my own life I have recognized the presence of hurt.  I have witnessed the one who was hurt, the one who is hurt, and the one who will potentially hurt or be hurt.  When I’m hurting, there is an absence of peace.  What is present instead is the memory of hurt: the hurt that arises from the past, the hurt that appears to be present in the moment, and the fear of further hurt in the future.

In these moments when [I] have lost [myself] to the perception of hurt: to the memories of my past, the experience of the moment or the fear of a projected future, what is recognized is the impact the story of hurt has on the potential experience of peace within the moment.

As long as we are in the story of hurt: the one who was hurt, the one who is hurting or the one who will potentially be hurt, there can never be peace; there will only be hurt or the fear of hurt.  The pain, struggle, fear, confusion, destruction and immense sadness that arise from the details of the story of hurt are debilitating.

Peace for most, is the absence of hurt, be it the story of hurt or the story of the search for peace that arises as a result of hurt.  As long as [you] are in the story of hurt, there can be no peace; there can only be hurt.  The root of all hurt is the [I] that imagines it can be hurt, was hurt, or will be hurt.  The [I] perpetuates the story of hurt itself.  The one who controls, the one who gathers, the one who hunts, will always be hurt.

All stories arise from the [I] who imagines it exists; the one who believes in the philosophy of separation and hurt, and the philosophy of peace.  When hurt arises [we] can focus on the story of hurt: the reasons, the justifications, the explanations, the actual details contained within the story of the who, the what, the where, the when and the why; or we can place our attention on the one who sees the arising of that hurt itself.

It’s not easy, but it is simple. [We] can focus on the hurt or we can notice the one who witnesses the story of the hurt that appears to be rising.  With a simple shift of attention, we can alleviate the subjective experience of hurt.  What is possible then; what can occur in that shift is space for peace to arise.

With the shift of attention there is a space, a wiggle, a movement from the perception and experience of being hurt to the perception and experience of being at peace.  In the midst of hurt, there can be the subjective experience of a being at peace, the kind of peace that surpasses all understanding.

We all hurt and we all have hurt.  Until we move beyond our [personal] story of hurt, we will continue to subjectively experience the results of its perception. Peace begins with the ending of hurt: the hurt that was, the hurt that is, and the hurt that may be.  Until we break the cycle of the story of our own hurt, we will not taste the sweetness of peace.

 

Can we celebrate peace when so many are hurting?

 

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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…

 

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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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