Thursday, December 22, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Born in Bethlehem,
come out of Egypt.
Be called a Nazarene,
and be a king with no place
to lay His head.
He painted no pictures,
yet some of the finest painters
received their inspiration from Him.
He wrote no poetry,
yet the world's greatest poets
were inspired by Him.
He composed no music,
yet composers of their highest perfection
of symphonies were composed in His praise.
Every sphere of human greatness
has been enriched by this humble
carpenter of Nazareth.
In infancy He startled a king,
in boyhood He puzzled doctors.
In manhood He walked upon the billows,
and hushed the sea to sleep.
He healed the multitudes without medicine,
and made no charge for His services.
He never wrote a book,
yet not all the libraries of a single country,
could hold the books that could be written about Him.
He never wrote a song,
yet He has furnished the theme,
of more songs than all songwriters combined.
He never founded a college,
yet all the schools together cannot boast,
of as many students as He has.
Great of many have come and gone,
yet He lives on.
Death could not destroy Him,
the grave could not hold Him.
We shall be forever with Him,
or without Him.
~ ~ ~ ~
~ Robin Ann @,~>
Thursday, December 1, 2011
In the Vedic tradition, each person can choose four paths that arise from feeling, thinking, acting, and being. Each path is called a Yoga, the Sanskrit word for "union," because Unity - merging with one reality - was the goal.
Over the ages, the four Yogas have come to define specific paths that suit the kind of temperament a seeker has, although in truth you can follow several or all at once:
Bhakti Yoga., leads to Unity by loving God. Karma Yoga., leads to Unity through selfless action. Gyana Yoga., leads to Unity through Knowledge. Raj Yoga., leads to Unity through meditation and renunciation.
It's not necessary to think of the four paths as being Eastern. These Yogas were the original seeds, the means that brought Unity within reach. Literally translated, the fourth path, Raj Yoga, means "the royal way to union." What makes it royal is a belief that meditation transcends the other three paths. But the fourth path is also inclusive: By following it you are actually following all four at once. Your meditations go directly to the essence of your being. That essence is what love of God, selfless action, and Knowledge are trying to teach.
Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004).
Friday, October 7, 2011
They are the architects of greatness.
Their vision lies within their souls.
They never see the mirages of Fact, but peer beyond
the veils and mists of doubt and pierce
the walls of unborn Time.
Makers of empire, they have fought for
bigger things than crowns and higher
seats than thrones.
They are the Argonauts, the seekers of the priceless fleece--The Truth.
Through all the ages they have heard the voice of destiny call to them from the unknown vasts.
Their brains have wrought all human miracles.
In lace of stone their spires stab the Old World's skies and
with their golden crosses kiss the sun.
They are the chosen few the blazers of the way, who never wear a doubt's bandage on their eyes.
Who starve and chill and hurt, but hold to courage and
to hope, because they know that there is always proof of truth for them who try ~ that only cowardice and lack of faith can keep the seeker from his chosen goal, but if his heart be strong and if he dream enough and dream it hard enough, he can attain, no matter where men failed before.
Walls crumble and the empires fall.
The tidal wave sweeps from the sea and tears a fortress from its rocks.
The rotting nations drop off Time's bough, and only things the dreamers make live on.
They are the Eternal Conquerors their vassals are the years.
♥ ♥ ♥ ~ Herbert Kaufmam ~ ♥ ♥ ♥
Watch your thoughts, they become your words
Watch your words, they become your actions
Watch your actions, they become your habits
Watch your habits, they become your character
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny!
What is the feeling when you're driving away from people, and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing?
It's the too huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye.
But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Gather us in, Thou Love that fillest all;
Gather our rival faiths within Thy fold;
Rend each man’s temple veil, and bid it fall,
That we may know that Thou hast been of old.
Gather us in—we worship only Thee;
In varied names we stretch a common hand;
In diverse forms a common soul we see;
In many ships we seek one spirit land.
Thine is the mystic life great India craves;
Thine is the Parsee’s sin-destroying beam;
Thine is the Buddhist’s rest from tossing waves;
Thine is the empire of vast China’s dream.
Thine is the Roman’s strength without his pride;
Thine is the Greek’s glad world without its graves;
Thine is Judea’s law with love beside,
The truth that censures and the grace that saves.
Some seek a Father in the heav’ns above;
Some ask a human image to adore;
Some crave a spirit vast as life and love;
Within Thy mansions we have all and more.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The following sayings and phrases can help you gain a better overall understanding of the meditation mind set, and hope they prove to be both enlightening and uplifting.
"Every meditation should be aimed at liberation from the illusion of separate existence."
"There are no separate bodies - there is only one body with many parts."
"There are no separate emotions - there is only infinite love and bliss."
"There are no separate actions - there is only the experience of eternal love."
"There are no separate minds - there is only one consciousness."
"Cosmic consciousness is our birthright. The means of attaining this are humility, compassion, and meditation."
"There is consciousness everywhere; in, on, and between everything, and you are united with it infinitly, eternally."
"The selfish suffer."
"The feeling of the tip of your tongue against the back of your teeth is present now and virtually every moment we are silent. It has the potential to awaken you to the present and to deliver a present - sensual pleasure."
"Your body is a collection of atoms that has changed its' construction and composition 100% since you first started reading this. You are not your body. You are that which can witness its' changes."
"The tongue is the hardest sense instrument to tame. Our need to comment is obsessive and compulsive. Chasing after taste bud pleasure is slavery. Witness your inner silence and be free."
"It is good not to suffer. But suffering can also be seen to be good because it makes you humble and compassionate. Stop suffering from thinking suffering is only something that makes you suffer."
"Your inner beauty is pure, luminous, and glorious. This real essence is yours eternally. Don't worry for a second about your external beauty. If you're in touch with your inner beauty, your outer beauty will be beautiful."
"If you help less, you will be helpless."
"Every breath is a gift of love from above. Fill with this love with every inhale and send it out with every exhale."
"The most serene person is the most selfless person. The saddest person is the most selfish person."
"No mind = Know mind"
"If at first you don't succeed, that's what was supposed to happen."
"Empty your mind of negativity and the universe will fill it with love, wisdom, and bliss."
"A corpse has every organ, bone, and body system that you have. The only difference between you and it is the spark of life that you enjoy. This is your real Self and is eternal and infinite."
"We should simply be a channel for God's will."
"Success and good health are blessings. Failure and illness teach patience, humility, and compassion. Thus, they too are great blessings."
"Beauty is in the I of the Be-holder."
"Desire nothing. Be content with everything."
"Great wealth will not bring you peace. The minute you get it you start worrying you will lose it. Real peace is the greatest treasure."
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Are you aware of a seemingly elusive feeling deep inside you that feels very good? It is like an inner smile, with warm light and radiance. When we open up and relax into that inner feeling, we feel as though everything is right with the world. And that we already have anything we could reasonably want or need. It is a feeling of a deep contentment, a profound fulfillment, and an exalted sense of well being. Some say that being firmly established in that most excellent inner feeling is the ultimate purpose of life. An ancient Eastern proverb says: Contentment is the highest goal.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
This simple checklist can help measure how you are nurturing your relationships.
The Gift of Listening
But you must really listen. Don't interrupt, don't daydream, and don't plan your response. Just listen.
The Gift of Affection
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.
The Gift of Laughter
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."
The Gift of Solitude
There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone.
Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.
The Gift of a Favor
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind. Good deeds are cool.
The Gift of a Written Note
It can be a simple "Thanks for your help" note, or a longer expression of your appreciation for that person being in your life. A brief handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime.
The Gift of a Compliment
A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job," or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.
The Gift of a Cheerful Disposition
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone.
These are eight important ways we can contribute toward whole and healthy relationships. They cost nothing, yet they may well be the most valuable gifts we can ever offer another person.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Love Is The New Religion
On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and
things seem dark
But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening
An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals are being
called to a higher light
It is a silent revolution
From the inside out
From the ground up
It is time for me to reveal myself
I am an embedded agent of an secret, undercover
A spiritual conspiracy
We have sleeper cells in every nation on the planet
You won't see us on the T.V.
You won't read about us in the newspaper
You won't hear about us on the radio
We don't seek any glory
We don't wear any uniform
We come in all shapes and sizes
Colors and styles
Most of us work anonymously
We are quietly working behind the scenes in every country and culture
of the world
Cities big and small, mountains and valleys, in farms and villages,
tribes and remote islands
You could pass by one of us on the street and not even notice
We go undercover
We remain behind the scenes
It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit
But simply that the work gets done
Occasionally we spot each other in the street
We give a quiet nod and continue on our way so no one will notice
During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs
But behind the false storefront at night is where the real work takes
Some call us the "Conscious Army"
We are slowly creating a new world with the power of our minds and
We follow, with passion and joy
Our orders from the Central Command
The Spiritual Intelligence Agency
We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no ones is looking
Meditation and prayer
Random acts of kindness
We each express ourselves in our own unique ways with our own unique
gifts and talents
"Be the change you want to see in the world"
That is the motto that fills our hearts
We know it is the only way real transformation takes place
We know that quietly and humbly we have the power of all the oceans
Our work is slow and meticulous
Like the formation of mountains
It is not even visible at first glance
And yet with it entire tectonic plates shall be moved in the centuries
Love is the new religion of the 21st century
You don't have to be a highly educated person
Or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it
It comes from the intelligence of the heart
Embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings
Be the change you want to see in the world
Nobody else can do it for you
We are now recruiting
Perhaps you will join us
Or already have....
All are welcome...
The door is open
(From the book "The Big Glow")
Friday, August 19, 2011
Take with you words, strong words of courage.,
Words that have wings!..
Take with you words, words that know you.,
Words that are sacred as healing waters,
Pure as Light, and beautiful as morning,
Take with you tall words, words that reach up,
And growing words, with deep life within them.
Take with you words, words that know you.
There is nothing I can give you which you have not,
but there is much that while I cannot give you,
you can take:
No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find
rest in today. Take Heaven.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden
in this present instant. Take Peace.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow.,
behind it, yet within reach, is joy. Take Joy.
We search the world for truth, we cull
The good, the true, the beautiful,
From graven stone and written scroll,
And all old flower-fields of the soul.,
And, weary seekers of the best,
We come back laden from our quest,
To find that all the sages said
Is in the book our mothers read.
* What lies behind us and what lies before us..
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. *
~ All phrases, quotes and poetic emotion are the works of others, but their names need not apply simply because that is not the point in sharing at this moment., it is the messages within them that matters the most. I would never take credit for any of them although I would be lying if I said I was not inspired by them. Which I am very much so inspired by each and every one for individual reasons. ~
Blessings all and always keep safe
Love, Courage, Peace xo
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
It's one thing to discuss and debate the endless theory of Spirituality, but giving due consideration to the 'chicken or the egg' scenario, might not be essential before going down that road., to consider which comes first: Spirituality or the manifestation of mankind.
Beyond the scope of creative and evolutionary processes, already considered most likely to have brought about the human species and that are now well established and circulated on the planet. There are numerous theories put forward by well versed academics, such being uncovered by wandering along countless corridors of consideration. And also pertaining to more diverse hypothetical evolutionary processes.
Given, most accept the wide spread findings or theories of modern science a more logical or practical means of evolution, others consider it worthwhile to explore more diverse avenues of thought. And this, that might throw a different color light on the creative and 'growth option' process. With that in mind, I am taking a look at some more diverse ideas, and put them forward by some theorists, one of whom is Thomas Gold (1920 - 2004), whose fields of expertise were noted for: Astrophysics, Astronomy, Biophysics, Cosmology, Geophysics and Aerospace engineering. A somewhat diverse proposal that was placed forward by Professor Gold, labeled 'The Garbage Theory', suggested that life on Earth might have evolved from a portion of waste products (material type undisclosed) dumped on Earth many years ago by other explorers. He certainly didn't stand alone in or with the reasoning that this form of incarnation may have taken place. From a British history channel documentary series, the program looked into the practicalities of the ancient beings theory. Those who have oriented their minds in a way that will allow them to consider such prospects. Diverse as some might be, the considerations of the many are more likely to reveal the truths that will ring clear to the few. Personally, I will keep my ears, eyes and mind wide open as I continue to search for and try to uncover more that supports a more radical approach to my being here.
Another contribution in thought, Archaeology has really brought new evidence to the past theories of mankind's creation and evolution. It is rather sad that other influences of governments, science and such seem to delay sharing much of this new information with the world. I have the opinion that creation from what was already, is a much longer in the past than previously thought. All potentials are possible and the many choices determines mankind's growth patterns. It seems to me though that mankind had to become more 'aware' of these patterns before it could start recognizing the 'need' for self accountability on this planet. To review history, we can find many events were civilizations came and went without a thought of self accountability. So in this aspect then you may see that mankind evolving into a civilization that is recognizing to the consequences of not being self accountable. However, greed and other errs of society have it moving at a snails pace. I had heard in conversations in one moment that we are behind in evolving. Maybe so. All the individual souls that are progressing and evolving, of this.. there is no doubt. But when the soul finds itself in place, it then also possesses a higher level of intelligence and can make choices and decisions that will either cast it down into a lower life form again or open the way for even higher and finer levels of development. We are the architects of our own destiny. The set of desires we cultivate during the course of this life are already forming our next. Our bodies are temporary but we are eternal.
Scientists and Universities all around the world have been trying for over 100 years to prove that evolution is the mechanism that created life, yet.. no scientific evidence has been found. There are theories of where life came from, one theory of evolution says that the first life came into existence four or five billion years ago as a result of billions of years of accidental, random atomic collisions. Another, that life came into existence through a creator, creating life, and also Darwin's theory of natural selection. If you may not very well know how life originated, and although there has been a variety of experiments that has been shown to us, some of the possibilities, some will remain in ignorance. Some, in an enormous amount of time, effort, and funds have been spent trying to learn how evolution brought about the existence of the first living organism. But although some beliefs sound very logical, the only thing that anyone has provided are merely statements of theory. The rest will be absolute truth.
There are multiple avenues that branch out from the tree, but there can only be one historical path that life took and as yet we do not know which of these avenues will lead us through the maze and which will end up in a blind alley. At the end of the day, we have to admit that we're looking through the glass. We have our own hints, we have geologic record that tells us that life formed early. And the trouble with a 'nothing's new' scenario (in context with) is that the written word can be interpreted in many different ways thus making it idealistic for some misrepresentation or certain levels of sculpting to take place. In any hope and chance to anything including the imaginative one can perceive. But there again, then such to those who will have methods to make the subject clearer, if we are to allow more free thinking and expression to have its way, or day.
~ ~ ~ ~
To this place where I now am, and the person I am..
They are in no specific date order.. more like the pieces of a puzzle that need to be put together by anyone who's interested enough to find out how I reached the point in time., where I am now., and the events to such has led me to be..
Some parts relate to early childhood, others more later in years, some are just thoughts that have passed through my thoughts conjured up by brief memories that sprung to mind for no particular reason., or were even inspired by the words and thoughts of others.
Who can say why the images of life, that are (in reality) life in the making with each passing moment come into being.. Maybe its not for us (as individuals) at all ~ more so., they might be hidden messages, intended for others, who need a new direction in life and are pondering on what to do, or which way to turn.
I see our journey as a path. Many people say that this path leads us to Perfection. Not sure about that. All I know is that each step is the perfect stage for learning something that enables you to give the next step no matter where you want to go. Sometimes the teachings are not always easy and we change our ways many of times. Sometimes we intend to take shortcuts but all we can get are long detours. (and sometimes that's a good thing) Sometimes the path is full of stones and at other times it is full of flowers. We are all on this forever changing journey, forever growing, forever changing, and during its course come to many destinations, each merely a short stop signifying a new beginning.
We all experience success and failure, joy and heartbreak, the journey never stops. Then we begin wandering down an untraveled road, no maps, no directions or road signs. And innocent of any concept of corruption, but along the way we learn, gaining knowledge. And some of that knowledge can lead to choices or situations outside of our own making where temptation lays in wait to entrap. But it is difficult to say what any one of us would do in any one situation., or to judge the actions of others when faced with an easy way out without first walking in their shoes. And all we can ever do is the best that we can at any one given moment. Everyone has a purpose and we are all unique doing our own thing in our own way, having respect for ourselves promotes respect for others.
The life of an individual is like the seasons of the year: each with its peculiar beauty. Whatever the season..
~ Robin Ann @,~>
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
One, and One only,
There is a reality even prior to heaven and earth;