Staring off into the vast distance
Motionless in a thousand mile stare
Standing firm but fluid on the sand
Always present and aware
The ocean breeze is my breath
My hearts ebb and flow is the tide
In this moment I am it and it is me
The alchemy of the divine
Tranquility enters my timeless void
Blooming like a lotus in a still pond
Peace is now the reality of my being
I dance to colors of the sunset song
Stars stand watch in the night sky
Out here I feel like i’m never alone
My soul begins its own evolution
Finding the path to get back home
Quiet in my contemplation fully aware of all sensation
Thoughts floating around in it’s own rhythmic pattern with no destination
Fully aware of even the most minuscule of things
The heat of my body and the birds outside that sing
Feeling my warm breath cascading down my lips
Breathing in and out air that flows to my brain that it thirstily sips
And I watch the sun beams breaching through my window
Illuminating the once dark surfaces that darkness will never show
My thoughts keep floating around like a ribbon in the wind
I am still being dominated by stillness and awareness held deep within
If I ever caught the ribbon and it had a message it would be this
To live aware in the moment that you passed by reading this you missed
So I let my thoughts float as I stay calm and present in my demeanor
Feeling the balance in my being and learning all from life as my mentor and teacher
When you follow the path of your own guide,
Lets you see the path you have inside,
You will always know what your doing is right,
Because your path remains in the plainest of sight,
In the eyes of others it may look arbitrary,
But in your heart is where you will see it is necessary,
Walk your path to your own rhythm and rhyme,
Only you can see the path that to others is blind,
Pay attention with compassion along the way,
And you will never forget what got you here today,
If you want to see your own truest of paths,
Ask yourself earnestly and let your heart do the math.
” If there was something you could do or give that everyone can benefit from and that nobody could make money on, what would it be? “
I have asked this question to a few people and it was amazing what their answers were. I told each of them to sit and think about the question carefully for a few minutes and then give me their thoughts. Their answers were almost identical in which they all replied with saying compassion with love coming next. This to me was a very profound moment, because it told me that their answer came from their heart, not their brain to come up with this conclusion. They didn’t over think it or even came across not being too sure about it. Their answer was absolute without any kind of wavering thought of otherwise.
What they all have in common though is that they live life, they live in the moment of the very minuscule of a second and absorb things like experiencing it for the very first time over and over again, appreciating and respecting everything around them as a gift of life. This life they live was not taught to them but experienced by them to see things their heart and soul really sees. Some of the things that were being said coincide with the great philosophers of times past without even reading any of the material. Their answer came from within, not outside of them which is where we think we can find the answers to all of life’s questions.
These answers came when they stop living in the speed of life and starting living with the speed of themselves. Living life with integrity not longevity. When living in this way, giving and helping is automatic, like a reflex to the senses that sees a beautiful flower that you are in awe of. A feeling you can’t help but to act upon, overwhelming joy and happiness consume you and you know of no other way. It’s really not hard to show and give compassion and love to one another, even with the simplest things like smiling at someone who looks like they are having a really bad day can change their attitude and outlook. That person may do the same for others and things go in a domino effect from there naturally. Compassion is my answer to that question as well. What is yours?
” The Self is the internal abundance that can be realized at our will any time. It is capable of lifting us up from difficulties particularly during moments of stress, frustration, nervousness and duress. It has the power to nourish, nurture, absorb and inspire. All we need is to have faith and surrender our ego-self to the higher Self. The challenge we face, therefore, is not in allowing the Self to take charge but in surrendering ego-self. It is fear that keeps the ego intact, preventing its surrender. Our ego-self survives and feeds on our fears, miseries, doubts, compulsions, obsessions and cravings which are nothing but self-created but that appears real. With continuous use, they have become our mindset. We tend to derive solace in them even if the payoff is pain. ”
The ego is the most destructive force you have inside you that most are not aware of. Ego is tied to greed, selfishness, vanity, fear, paranoia just to name a few. It is never satisfied, a bottomless pit that can never be filled.
“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
Concentrating on being someone other than yourself gives you a false sense of being. Just because you walk the path of others does not mean you can fill the shoes they walk in. The path you choose to take in your life can only be walked in your shoes and your shoes only. The only perfection that exists is that we are imperfect. It seems to me that there are lots of people that have a fear of being ridiculed for being themselves or just being different in general. This world is a beautiful place with different beautiful people, being different should be encouraged and not frowned upon.
Being yourself gives you the power to choose your own destiny and have your own visions to impact your own life in great ways. Its always good to have role models and people you look up to and want to be like, just make sure if you walk the same path to wear your own shoes and not to try and fill theirs.