The moment under our feet is always perfect =always the perfect time to change, improve, practice, start again, start better to feel better from the inside out – no matter what it’s about.
19 03 2011
08 03 2011
Anyone ready to share/explain what ‘spirituality’ means to them … to you?
14 02 2011
As the jets bounced droplets off my shoulders and rivulets of water flooded my ears, this thought appeared behind my eyes: what is this liquid with such magical properties that it is able to vanish from sight only to appear light as air, high above our heads, protecting us from the sun only to pour itself downward again and again as river making rains?
What is this liquid that hardens into an ice – symbol of our frozen state of being?
What is this liquid that knows to flutter down to our world to hide all that is soiled under a thick carpet of heavenly whiteness and that, from the rooftop of the world to the flat lands of Antarctica melts slowly, slowly to replenish life-giving, life sustaining deltas and seas?
What is this liquid that can cleanse, clean, refresh, wash humans, animals and objects alike? What is this liquid without which nothing can grow?
What is this liquid that is so essential to human life that even a few drops make the difference between life and death?
What is this liquid if it’s not the elixir of life?
My ‘ha ha’ moment for 2nite is “Don’t let the moth at your feet divert your focus from the dragon that is yours to conquer.”
*Justify Your Existence!* was the large decal message on the big, black, sooped-up SUV in front of me yesterday, as I was on my way to work.
I briefly pondered the intention behind this message. Maybe it was the dark appeal of the vehicle itself that swayed my thinking, but I assumed the slogan stemmed from a racist, discriminatory ideology.
Then I pondered the impossibility for anyone to truly justify their existence.
I mean, we can’t get away with it by saying I need to exist Because I’m a good person or Because it’s my right or Because I’m a mother or Because the work I do is important … can we?
And then, I realized that one way to answer *Justify Your Existence!* would be to reply: Sure, no problem. My purpose on this earth, in this lifetime, is to amend the karma that is mine to amend – the one that’s encoded in my energy field, the one that’s been passed on to me by all of my soul’s previous incarnations – as well as the karma that I have created for myself through my words, thoughts and actions.
Serious question: is there any other way to Justify Our Existence in *this* lifetime than by listening for our soul’s whisper to indulge less of our dreams and fulfil more of our Destiny?
I mean, that’s once we have figured out who we really are.
Having just said that, another question demanding a hard answer is Who are you?
Who are we, really?
We can’t get away with simply stating our name, as our name is only a name, a label of sorts.
We can’t get away with it either by adding our nationality because that refers only to the place we were born. Even if we grew up there, this location has, at best, only given us some of our traits and some of our habits. Neither explains WHO we, personally, ARE.
So, we could add facts regarding our ancestral lineage, the level of our education, the area of our expertise and our social status, as well as bits of information about what makes us tick but – serious question: would the sum of this information, even if we throw in our age and our zodiac sign, accurately answer the question Who are you?
I believe it would not.
I believe that all these combined facts only amount to facts; the facts that create our persona, the facts that indulge the low end of our ego, the facts that only add to our preferences such as the car we drive, the type of house we live in, the brands we prefer and the jewellery we like to display on our person.
So you might ask What then is the correct answer to Who are you?
Personally, I believe that the correct answer is I am a soul disguised in a *body suit*.
Lol! I know how weird that sounds and I am not suggesting, not for a second, that you should reply that willy-nilly to the next person who should ask
But … is there any other truthful way to reply to that question?
Talk back to me on this. I’d love to hear your views.
10 12 2010
There are at least a couple of reasons why X’mas - beyond the hype and the *compulsory* nature of the giving and the binging our on chocolates has nothing to do with celebrating Jesus for those who are into … Jesus.
Personally, I’m not, BUT
18 11 2010
Unless we are meant to die within the next second, both the moment we are looking forward to – as well as the moment we fear – inevitably happen with our next breath to become the present moment – the only moment that is truly ours to shape from the inside/out by the manner in which we will respond to it.
Put simply, if we are willing to practice being present in the moment through an *active* acceptance of the *crap* that is in our present reality – if we learn to accept it as the current karmic test of our spiritual commitment to OUR selves, then we are on our way to actively practice a genuine form of spirituality- the only form that IS karma amending.
13 11 2010
“People like to be in a crowded herd and follow the tail in front of them,” said today a good friend of mine.
08 11 2010
It is far easier to pop pills than to attempt understanding what lurks at the low end of our ego.
It is also much easier than facing our fears and insecurities, as they lead us by the nose moment by moment, one impulse, one knee-jerk at a time. It is so much easier that, in spite of each pill triggering an inordinate list of possible side-effects, from sleeping pills to Prozac to ‘party drugs’ to Oxycontin, a highly addictive opioid analgesic used as a mood enhancer, to the ubiquitous drop of alcohol, we have made ours a drug-dependent society – not to mention the drugs we ingest daily because of physical ailments which, dare I state the obvious, from rashes and constipation to heart attacks and arthritis and cancers … all have their root in our inner malady.
30 10 2010
Scientific advancements and societal improvements a.k.a. PROGRESS have not yet found ways to make us contented, more pleasant or more loving. They have only created ways to keep us alive longer – but, then again, not for as long as the ancient ones of centuries B.C. who often lived well beyond their first 100th birthday. Uh … mmmm … thank goodness for that.