Friday, May 27, 2011
I greet all beings existing in this here and now with love and care. Let this day foster awakening for all mankind.
In this experience we call living we each have a role to play in the total performance of life. The performance or dance that we each express is what we call our personalities. These personalities are shaped by our environment, family, friends, culture and all of the experiences we have growing up. The dance or play of personalities is the way we learn about ourselves as well as the world around us. These roles that we adopt and become can and will change constantly, depending on what is happening right here and right now. We call these right here and right now moments, experience. We are constantly being shaped by our experience, or are we? Are we being shaped by our experiences? Or are we shaping experience by our being? This is a self reflective question that only you can answer, and because of the beautiful nature of existence any answer you give will be the correct one and will be your starting point of self inquiry.
The sustenance of our existence right here and right now is our environment; through environment we are able to experience life here on planet Earth. Without a suitable environment we would not be able to live in these bodies, which are really interpreters of our environment through the functions of the senses. We need our senses to be able to see a bright sunrise or feel the warm breeze on a cool autumn day. There is a strange interconnectedness of the senses and the environment. If you took one of those factors out of the equation, you would end up with a half problem with no knowable answer. In math you need two variables or two different equations to solve. In the same way you need both the senses and the objects in order to have the experience, without them you would not know what you are experiencing. When we look at the problem of nature verses nurture through the lens of playing the perfect role, both nature and nurture are intertwined to give us the experience of life, both spinning round and round as we all move our hips to the beat.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Why Not You?
A house divided against itself can’t stand.
Yet we separate ourselves into categories of woman against man.
Looking at the years of my life roll by, searching for the truth and asking GOD why?
When I find the truth will it be permanent? Will the truth stick to me like glue?
Infinity all wrapped up in the finite body, the question then becomes,
Why not you?
A steady stream flows from the vast ocean, streaming at its own pace.
The waves of the sea are all coming and going.
The beauty of nature blessing us with its perfection and grace.
Waving smiles to humanity its virtue is always showing.
Feeling the water in the palms of my hand, I ask myself;
What is the meaning of life? And how can this meaning reconcile all the pain and tragedy?
“Dear Lord I need help, maybe can I have a little clue?
Walking down the beach I bend down to see three words etched in the sand.
Why not you?
Looking to teachers, priests and gurus, my mind searches for the right way to live and be free.
A nature that I wish I could be, but the struggles are too strong, even for a powerful person like me.
One day a teacher asks “what is it that you search for and who is doing the searching?"
“It’s my soul, my spirit, my higher self that is looking to be free”
“Free from the pain of existence in this mortal body, always looking for and finding misery”
The teacher turns and says “look no further than the person asking the question”
“The freedom of life shows up when the questioner does not separate themselves from the question”
“So, why not you?"
Maybe when I die I will be free and able to see clearly the meaning and purpose of all that I call me.
“Why wait until you die, you can be free right here and right now, the answer comes in who you want to be”
“You will always be what you want to be, the wanting is seen through identity, that’s who you call the real me”
“So when you are saying me, look and see who you identify yourself to be”
“In that moment you will see that you are not your identity”
“But the Awareness of identity, the Awareness of the question “who is the real me?”
“The same road you take to find the answers is the same road that will lead you to this present moment”
“This present moment is the eternal now and from here there is no other”
“So when you want the truth to shine down in your life and bathe the flowers of your mind through and through”
“Feeling separated and lonely, like there is no way you can find out what is true, ask yourself”
“Why Not You”