Gold

Sometimes things that don’t glitter are Gold.

Gratefulness

Fresh air

beautiful skies

kids smiles

makes me quiet

makes me happy

and I bow down to magnanimity of this universe

in gratefulness

That tiny spec

I am that tiny spec

in which the whole universe reflects

non negotiable

someone said once that they are non negotiable
here is the boundary
here is how it is
take it or leave it
they could break, but not bend.

it made me think

am i negotiable?

The you within you

There is a you within you
which remains mostly unfamiliar
This other you is very powerful, peaceful and expansive
it becomes more visible when the other you becomes quiet
Once there is even a glimpse of this other being
even a glimpse
a lot of beauty emerges from it
all external processes are designed
to introduce you to your self

Cycles of Life

Our life is made up of cycles
In an up cycle things come to us, we feel abundant
In a down cycle things go away from us, we feel empty

Our emotions follow the same pattern
sometimes we feel bad even though nothing has changed in our life
and sometimes we feel good even though  everything else is the same
these are just the cycles of our emotions

Nature of life is impermanent
The down cycles do not last forever neither do the up cycles

Then there is the witness within us
the quiet watcher who is unchanged in any cycle
the more we attach to this witness the more peaceful we become in all life situations

Yoga is the process of connecting to this silent watcher; of recognizing the presence of presence

Just like stabilizers in modern ships reduce the amount of rolling in the seas, the practice makes you a little more calm a little more peaceful amid the ups and downs
it cannot eliminate the cycles but it can keep you balanced as you go through the cycles

 

Change

There is an eternal flow of life.
We are all coming from somewhere and going somewhere.

I pause and reflect on all the change, yet
I remain the same, the quiet non reacting  witness of all that changes.
It is a calm and peaceful spot.
I do my work and then take refuge in myself.

beautiful flute music plays on representing this changing world
me the quiet listener, just listens and appreciates.

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