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?

 

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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?

 

 

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?

Q #1 ~ Ten Questions for a New Humanity…
July 24, 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…

 We are all on the path of an evolutionary impulse.  Unity is not a destination it is an experiential reality that we all can touch, taste, hear, see and smell in this present moment now.  However haltingly the plot of our present story may appear to be unfolding, we all have the same opportunity to engage the Spirit of Being that underlies the field of all expression in this now.

 The world does not need changing; it is change!  And by cultivating an awareness of the eternal, permanent field of Being, we can impact the impermance of our daily life in ways that we could never possibly imagine, supporting our intentions for living a more fulfilled and meaningful life.

There is already great change in the world, the kind of change that has the potential to bring more fear, confusion and suffering to the moment or the seeded elements of change that can establish a foundation that cultivates a wholistic transformation on the deepest level.  When we engage the present moment with awareness by calibrating our choices, visions and aspirations to the essence of Who We Are, we allow the effortless expression of Being to guide the impulse of life that throbs in every choice, vision and aspiration.

There will always be “a doing” in life.  No matter the level of awareness that may be expressed as long as you have a body, there will be “a doing”.  The relevant question to ask is whether the “doing” in your life is based on previous conditioning and survival based thinking or instead, expressed in alignment and harmony with the impulse of a progressive, present moment potential that lies within the wisdom of Being.

Most, live lives based on the conditioning of our past, a story that was inherited or engendered as part of our upbringing.  Much of the confusion, struggle and suffering we experience in the present moment, is based on the denial of commitments or agreements we made to ways of being that were not or are not, expressions of our authentic Self. 

Many pursue life based on external principles, agendas, beliefs and paradigms that have no relevance to the present moment expression of inner Being and we suffer; we buy into or agree to live our life as we believed it “had to be lived”, “was lived” or “needs to be lived”; we “do” life according to some external pseudo, way of Being.

As we begin or deepen the inner dialogue and connection we all have to the wisdom of our essential core, the impulse of Being begins to inform and transform the choices, decisions or directions we take in life; the path of our life is influenced directly by the natural impulse and wisdom of the present moment.

When we become familiar with, and cultivate our own inner aspirations, dreams, goals, visions, desires, talents, gifts and passions while also cultivating and harnessing the still value of Being within, we calibrate the Being to thinking, and the thinking spontaneously adjusts to the “doing”.  When our actions are effortlessly directed by the impulse of Being; Being as thinking, aligns, enhances, and elevates the doing that will always occur in life to new levels of expression.  We begin to experience potentiality that could never have been foreseen or experienced within that now…

Here’s the first question:

 1)     What aspirations do I have that, if pursued, could provide the preamble for more peace, passion, inspiration and transformation in my life and the world I live in?

 

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