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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?

 

 

Insight #39 ~ ZEN Shredding…
March 25, 2009

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Don’t be dependent

on your ‘posse’.

 

 

If we put people on pedestals and then expect them to live up to our standards, this often turns into a dose of disappointment.  To have friends that value and honor you is a good thing.  To imagine that you can rely on someone in all situations and circumstances, indefinitely, is an unrealistic expectation. It’s OK to immerse yourself, but detrimental to enmesh yourself in relationships.

 

Extended commentary:

 

On many levels, I do not think it is healthy to rely on one person for all things.  While there may be a need and desire to want all things from one person, I have found that when you have embraced a level of success taking care of your own needs first, you will be freed to enjoy in a detached way, the opportunity to receive from all “other” relationships.

 

Our conditioning provides us with the erroneous but romantic notion that one person or source will provide us with all that we want and need in life; in most cases this serves only to undermine the possibility for any relationship to flourish in an unconditional way.

 

Building relationships with a variety of people allows multiple levels of your experience and nature, to be nurtured in healthy ways.  When your circle of relationships is diverse and varied, there is a greater likelihood that you will experience deeper levels of fulfillment and meaning in your life as those multiple mirrors reflect back to you the depth of Who You Are and who you can be and the less chance there is of a psychic expectation of neediness being projected; that it “all” come from one particular person.

 

Someone once suggested that our karma is determined more by the people we surround ourselves with than by past experience.  While I no longer believe in the concept of karma itself, from my own experience and witnessing the lives of others I can see why such an observation would be made. 

 

The “Posse” of people we surround our self with by nature, has a corroborating influence on the way we think, feel and act in life; the impulses of who we were, who we are, and who we want to be, can often be stimulated in successful and not so successful ways, by our most prominent peers.  The greatest trap within our most important relationships occurs when we become too attached to a particular relationship, where a healthy interdependence is replaced by dependence.

 

 

 What dependency or attachment do you place on the relationships you value the most?

 

To order a copy of ZEN Shredding please visit:

 

http://www.trafford.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000161942

 

OR

 

Check out “Living The Dream”, the gift book version of the slideshow/movie that is available to view free on You tube or the ZEN Shredding website; an inspiring read with full color photo’s of Whistler/Blackcomb Alpine…

 

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/322380

 

 

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When you get a chance, please visit the home of my latest work:

 

 

Soulananda;

The Essentials of a Good Life…

 

http://www.soulananda.com

 

 

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