Listen To The Silence

There are 3 ways of thinking; that will lead you to the ego (false self), 1. Stuck in past, 2. Stuck in future 3. Resisting the now Re-action: just like the child crying, reaching for the toy. The adult child in us comes out The ego’s re-action to: stuck in the past; why did that happen to me, why did she leave me, I should have got that promotion, he screwed me over, The body reacts; with depression, crying, sadness, not doing anything with your life, blaming others for everything that goes wrong in your life, unhappiness, and procrastination The ego’s re-action to: fighting the now “this should not be happening to me”, do they know who I am.” “How dare them make me wait”, “Yelling, stumping feet, Being rude to people.’ The body reacts with: frustration, irritation, tension: headache, high blood pressure upset stomach, heart burn disease and addiction. The ego’s re-action to: stuck in the future I will be rich soon,: tomorrow will be better, I will move up that latter soon. When the house is paid off, we will go when we have more money, than the business will be bigger, things will be better, someday, someday soon. Then I will relax, and then I will spend time with my family, go on vacation etc.… Effect on your life and body: worry, fear, anxiety sadness, disappointment unhappiness addiction. Any one of these whether its stuck in future, past, or fighting the now, is sure to make your life miserable: Many will use drugs, alcohol. Being drunk or doped up on pills whatever the high: Addiction will be your hardest fight against the ego (false self), because it feels as if you are present, we are drawn to it. The more you drink or take the drug of choice the more the ego makes you think and feel present . But in reality you are so gone in the ego you can’t be present at all.. Depending on how much you have had to drink of coarse. We know this later when we sober up. you might remember thinking you could dance like Saturday Night Fever, or maybe you were god’s gift to every girl or guy at the bar, or you suddenly thought you should quit your day job and become a Karaoke DJ, yes the ego has taken you over completely. Still without presence in our life we crave to have it, even if it’s just a pretend presence. So the addiction continues. Causing its own problems of resentment, abandonment, loss, and the ego is there to tell us; feel guilty , you’re a loser, you don’t deserve to be loved, I can’t cope, I’ve had a hard day , somebody screwed me over; I deserve a drink, I do it to unwind, I do it to relax. There’s nothing else to do. I can quit when I want. It’s not a problem. And the addiction of course cause more problems in your life for you to think and ponder over. And the addiction of thinking goes on and on. Like any addiction, smoking, drinking, overeating, thinking… is an addiction as well and it takes practice to stay present. But the more you do it the easier it gets. And the  longer you practice the  easier it gets. start with things that are not stressful  like at home in the shower, sitting outdoors relaxing. Try enjoying something without thought. And you will start to see things as you have never seen them before. Later you will be able to do it walking through a busy mall. And soon you start to feel true peace not the imaginary false peace of addictions.

Any creative thing in this world a song, a great painting, a great movie script, anything that will last in this world came from being present. And that is why we love music movies, painting, and other creative things, even creative places. People love sunsets, trees, blue skies, mountains anything outdoors, storms, snow and rain. These things are the creative presences of the universe. The place where we came from and the place we will return.

In the Frist verse of the Tao Te Ching it reads: The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao, The name that can be named, is not the eternal Name. Which mean we cannot be named, we are not our thoughts, someone may say: you are old, you are rich, you are poor, you are a big jerk, but that is not who we are. I know you may be saying… ‘No really! he is a big jerk’, he may act like a jerk, but that is not who he is. It’s like telling a child ‘that is, grass …..It is green’. Now we have named it. We might say it is soft, now we have labeled it, we could have said it is soft, it is green, and it is called a rock. And the child would learn to call the grass’ Rock’ we only know what we are taught, you might ask’ what is it then? Its true essence cannot be named. Like an infant seeing their hand for the first time, looks at it in awe, what do they know, that we don’t, Its more about what they don’t know… how to judge… ,label…, and name. When you look at a person without naming, judging, labeling you will see a different being. Krishnamurti once said, “When you teach a child that a bird is namedbird,’ the child will never see the bird again. Many people look for love, wanting that prefect relationship, love cannot be named, it’s not a thing to be given nor received, and it cannot be labeled: prefect, good, bad or otherwise. It’s not a thing, love is like a promise you keep.

 

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Song Of Life

life flows like a song with energy, vibration waves of sound… and like a song it has many parts. If you focus on the part of the piano, drums, or just the vocals  you miss the flow, you miss the message of the sounds together as whole.

Some days the song makes you happy, and some days may triggers a memory that makes you sad . The good news is just by changing your thought you change your song.

As you go through your day let the song of your life flow, and remember if you don’t like the song your life is playing, change the record! If you don’t know what a record is… change the CD, iPod, mp3.

Don’t focus on every instrument in the song or in your life, don’t play the same song that brings you down over and over. Let go of that song, the old love song that makes you sad. Let go of those songs.
The first time you hear a new song of course, it’s unfamiliar to you, you’re not sure if you’re going to like it, but then suddenly it’s your new favorite song, you can’t wait to hear it, you listen to it over and over  choose the songs that make you feel good.
let your day flow…like a song and make it a song that makes everyone around you feel good, a song that makes them want to sing along. Don’t make your song so serious that when you sing out of key you forget to laugh.

Our songs wont always be happy songs…

Is happiness something we all want all time!?. when we open a gift we might show excitement,  joy, and happiness. But going  around everyday like that?. That would really annoy everyone around you. You know that person… that’s so happy you want to hit him.
Sometimes life is like opening a gift, and sometimes like getting your car towed. The trick is not to let, getting your car towed,  upset you so much you miss the gift.  So good song, bad song, sad song. If you resist the rhythm!  your song will be distorted .

Simply go with the flow let your song play, sing along, or change the song.

Learn From Nature

Health:

 

Grass needs only sun and water lots and lots of water, our bodies are the same; without water we shrivel up become dry, our skin and hair look old. The longer we go without water the more we become sick with disease. Everything on earth is made up of water. They say to drink half you weight in ounces. Along with feeding your body, sea salt, fruits, and vegetables. Too much water is only if you don’t’ maintaining enough of the right minerals. So adding sea salt will give you what you need.

 

Like a garden; seeds planted in good dirt full of minerals, water and sunshine will grow beautiful, healthy food, as with humans it’s the same if you don’t have the sun, water, and minerals, it won’t matter what food you put in the body it won’t grow or digest  the right nutrition,  Keep your garden free of weeds giving space to flourish with ease,  so is the same for your body without weeding out stress, giving your body space to relax, our body cannot digest and flourish good health.

 

Like the tree; with strong roots, can weather the winds, bending and swaying in harmony so can we learn to get along and stay will rooted.

A flower; what gives it such beauty… fragile, but strong enough to break thru the heavy earth? We can gaze on it without intentions, not needing of it, for food but, just enjoyment of its smell, and beauty. What flower struggles or worries to grow? We too can be like the lilies