The Spiritual Path

After you spend time in yoga or meditation.
You get a sense that it is okay.
Life has not changed or become any different yet you get the sense that whatever it is it  will be handled.
This feeling stays for a while and then the disturbances of this world take over indicating that you have to go back into your place of silence.
The constant visits to that meditative place and the belief in the strength of that space is the path of the spirit – it is the spiritual path.

 

 

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The day that seemed so far away

When you are in a difficult period in life, you seem to be caught in a hurtling river. It feels like the power of the fast flowing, uncontrolled  and violent stream tosses you around like a  twig. You try to find direction but are sucked in by the force of the water jet over and over again.

Feelings of frustration, despair, hopelessness come and go. From time to time you find some respite on the shore; only to dive back again – the ordeal continues. It is like something you can’t accept or avoid. It’s like a movie with some good parts but mostly it is crazy and dramatic which engulfs you.

The tough times also make you dig deep and make you resolute. You start looking for alternatives. What comes up is a function of hard work, creativity and some luck!

Finally you are out of it, the negativity and poison which gets into you starts seeping away. You feel a sense of relief, the drama is over. The actors in the drama are still yelling and screaming but you cannot hear there voices – it becomes quiet, silent, you slowly walk away from the clamorous din.

You realize how toxic is the water that you been in. It corrodes your body mind and spirit. The only way to address it is leave it, to get out – you cant be in it and yet be not affected by it. You are only human!

Having been on this earth for a while I know that there is no perfection but there is progress.

There is a better way more peaceful and productive, I have faith and plug away.

The day that seemed so far away is here.

Today is that day!

Within myself

Its a Sunday afternoon

I am relaxed and calm.

I can feel my body, my breath is slow and deep. I feel centered and comfortable. Gratefulness arises, everything feels OK. My mind is not racing with ideas, I just feel like being still.

This peaceful space in myself is my spirit, my atma. It’s a place of love and tranquility within myself.

The Ducks

The city; cold, icy, treacherous roads, stress, tension people running around from one place to another driving their cars.

Worry, panic and nervous energy prevails.

A river flows through the city, on the unfrozen part of the river a flock of ducks sit, trying to stay warm, perhaps looking for some food.

They look serene, quiet and happy.

I look at these ducks and smile.

They teach us presence, acceptance and happiness.

 

 

One Day

One day this whole thing comes to an end.

The drama, the fight, the struggle – it’s all over.

In a flash we are gone.

It will happen to all of us, to me, you and everyone.

The light that gives us life leaves us and goes away.

People left behind are tearful, perplexed not understanding what has happened or why, bewildered; even though we all know it, it’s inevitable  – no one can escape it.

The fire burning within us slowly dwindles into a small flame and then extinguishes.

The spirit goes to the same place that it comes from.

Beyond this coming and going there is place of eternity, of space where another flames always burns, never extinguishing.

It is the light that gives us light and life.

It is a beautiful place, tranquil and smiling.

This morning I sit and contemplate on that light.

And I feel peaceful, in love and happy.

 

Sadness

Some moments of life are full of sadness.

The break of a relationship

The shattering of the dream, of the hope of what it could be but couldn’t.

A deep sorrow envelopes you.

You just sit with it, let it be.

A few tears come and then they go away.

Life takes over.

You move on and move through, a bit wiser, a bit more patient. You appreciate more and let it be just let it be.

Good Morning

It is a beautiful morning.
Everything is poised beautifully, happiness and sadness are both in balance. A delicate calm prevails, the earth is at peace.

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