Tuesday, March 31, 2009

to be alive

how fortunate to be able to sleep and wake up with a smile on the face. ...............the mind was relaxed and in a mood to align with the body.

looking out the window, the sun is shining and the trees and leaves are playing with the sunshine.......the shadows and the breeze create a natures' painting............the window has framed this moment.............i smile to myself as i remember the text exchange with my childhood friend, it is her birthday today and silently i gift this joy to her.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

as it rains............

the earth is eager to receive the sun and rain.........patiently.............it bursts in to the symphony of color..............what a beautiful orchestra

Friday, March 27, 2009

distracted

the technology today is amazing.................we can multitask.................

the cost of talking on the cell phone while walking and driving is life itself..................a young woman died 2 days back walking on front street, talking on the cell as she laughed and shared her stories with her friend.........

the cell phone didn't kill her, accidents happen when we are distracted and they happen so fast.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

now sight

one hears comments like "in hind sight, I should have"...................

or "this approach or this thought/suggestion is far sighted"....................

how about using the phrase "now sight", for example in now sight I am doing this, feeling this, noticing this......................."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

the joys of driving

without the headache of owning a car, i also don't have the money ache of car expenses. but thanks to a friend, who was generous to lend me her car while she is out of town, i am enjoying the pleasures of driving. i avoid the rush hour traffic, put on my music, and as the sunshine warms up the car i go around doing my pretend errands. well some of the errands and chores are real, but then that is another debate, what is real in terms of essential and what do we create out of our whims and desires.................

Friday, March 20, 2009

spring resolution - i will do more and consume less

clear the clutter and make room, in the mind and in the home.............when there is space there is room for fresh air to circulate, the brain finds nourishment and creativity emerges.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

who am i

life is a series of continuous moments and situations,,,,,,,,,,,,,,as we pass through the situations we begin to discover and understand our self.

do we ever "know" our self? or do we understand our self in relating.............. noticing our actions and reactions to people in different times and places.

Monday, March 16, 2009

nourishment

watching the program on 60 minutes about "slow food" brought to mind this thought...........what if we made a commitment to ourselves to nourish both our bodies and our minds.........taking time to slow down, enjoy taking deep breaths, smelling the fragrance of the food being cooked, served and while eating............

soak in the sun and the wind as you step out the door............... a simple change in being with the moment, when we listen to someone we listen with full attention.......the talker, the conversation and the listener becomes one...........

Saturday, March 14, 2009

"Truth is a pathless land"

The Core of the Teachings
The following statement was written by Krishnamurti himself on October 21, 1980. It may be copied and used provided this is done in its entirety. No editing or change of any kind is permitted. No extracts may be used.
“The core of Krishnamurti's teaching is contained in the statement he made in 1929 when he said: 'Truth is a pathless land'. Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophic knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection.
Man has built in himself images as a fence of security-religious, political, personal. These manifest as symbols, ideas, beliefs. The burden of these images dominates man's thinking, his relationships and his daily life. These images are the causes of our problems for they divide man from man. His perception of life is shaped by the concepts already established in his mind.
The content of his consciousness is his entire existence. This content is common to all humanity. The individuality is the name, the form and superficial culture he acquires from tradition and environment. The uniqueness of man does not lie in the superficial but in complete freedom from the content of his consciousness, which is common to all mankind. So he is not an individual
Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice. It is man's pretence that because he has choice he is free. Freedom is pure observation without direction, without fear of punishment and reward. Freedom is without motive; freedom is not at the end of the evolution of man but lies in the first step of his existence. In observation one begins to discover the lack of freedom. Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity. Thought is time. Thought is born of experience and knowledge which are inseparable from time and the past. Time is the psychological enemy of man. Our action is based on knowledge and therefore time, so man is always a slave to the past. Thought is ever-limited and so we live in constant conflict and struggle. There is no psychological evolution.
When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts he will see the division between the thinker and thought, the observer and the observed, the experiencer and the experience. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time. This timeless insight brings about a deep radical mutation in the mind.
Total negation is the essence of the positive. When there is negation of all those things that thought has brought about psychologically, only then is there love, which is compassion and intelligence.”

the sun on my face

as i walked outside and soaked the sunshine it was truly a moment to cherish....... wow i can feel this moment, and the steps become lighter and i feel like a child........ spreading my arms wide i am soaring......

Monday, March 9, 2009

surrender and find yourself

own your life by surrendering to the situation............surrender to any situation in any given moment. when we surrender, we remove conflict, when the internal conflict is no more than we are one with the situation.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Just being

pause before you read, take a deep breath into your belly and notice the fullness of the breath.........as you exhale notice the thoughts...............be one with the thought..........try not to analyse the thought..............be with the thought and the feelings.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

as people continue to kill.....

...one wonders at the working of the human brains. it seems the brains have programmed themselves that the answer to all life situations not conducive to one's thinking is to destroy. humans kill other beings for pleasure, to support a belief system in their head, to survive the perceived enemy, and on and on. as the experts and leaders (so called) gather and provide volumes of scientific and historic evidence to support or deny the intention of the action, the reality still remains, lives are lost. is it too simple to teach and live only one way of life that supports the idea "do not destroy and kill"; but then we will living in utopia and "thought" has convinced mankind that "utopia" is not possible and should not even be given a consideration.
so
"turn off the tv and radio and not listen to the news"