Sunday, September 24, 2017

A continuum of being we are.

"For after all, if we get out of the superficial life-death-sleep classification to follow an essential classification of the universe, we see that from top to bottom (if there is such a thing as top and bottom) this universe is nothing else but a continuum of consciousness-force or, as Sri Aurobindo says, a gradation of PLANES OF CONSCIOUSNESS which range UNINTERUPTEDEDLY from pure MATTER to pure SPIRIT - subtle Physical, Vital, Mental, Supramental (we may use other words if we like, another terminology, but the fact remains the same) - and that everything takes place in the midst of these planes our life and our sleep and our death; there is nowhere to go outside this and not only is everything located there but everything coexists there, without separation."

"Life, death, sleep are simply different STATIONS of the consciousness amidst this same gradation. When we are awake, we receive mental or vital vibrations which are translated into certain symbols, other ways of seeing, understanding or living the same reality. In all these instances, the key of our existence, here or elsewhere, is always our capacity of consciousness; if we are unconscious in our life, we shall be unconscious in every other ways death will be truly a death and sleep truly a torpor.

"To become aware of these various degrees of reality is then our fundamental task; and we have done this work integrally, the lines of artificial demarcation which separate our diverse modes of living will crumble and we shall pass without break or without a gap in the consciousness from life to sleep to death; or, more precisely, there will not longer be death or sleep as we understand it but various ways of perceiving continuously the total Reality, and perhaps finally an integral consciousness which will perceive everything simultaneously. Our evolution is not over. Death is not a denial of Life but a process of Life." From "Adventure in Consciousness or Aurobindo" by Sat Prem

Saturday, September 23, 2017

All perfection we are
Living synchrony
Harmonious symphony
Evolutionary love energy
Living poetry
Eternal mystery
Ever discovering
The magic of
"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both." LP Jacks"

Friday, September 08, 2017

Imperishable Being

"Although the real man who has already acquired his own "I," and the man in quotation marks who has not, are equally slaves of the same "Greatness," the difference between them, as I have already said, consists in this, that since the attitude of the first toward his slavery is conscious, he acquires the possibility, even while serving the "all-universal actualizing," of applying a part of his manifestations, according to the providence of Great Nature, to the attainment of "Imperishable Being", whereas the second, not cognizing his slavery, serves during the entire process of his existence merely as a thing, which no longer needed, disappears forever." G. I. Gurdjieff

Monday, August 07, 2017

The 10 things a father wants his son to know...

Ram Butler is a man I've known for over 30 years, we met in the Siddha Yoga Meditation Community in the early 80's. Ram is the creator of the "Siddha Yoga Correspondence Course" which and his current expression is "Living in the Truth of the Present Moment" blog and inquiry. Ram always has amazing comments on Facebook.

His latest is essential wisdom from an illumined soul, he wrote:

"Last night, my son Shane wrote and asked, 'If there were 10 things you'd want your son to know moving forward in life - what would they be?'
A wise son, I thought, openly seeking tips from his elders. Like a good father, I responded. He liked my list, and encouraged me to share it here with you:

1. Love your Self unconditionally. 

2. See the same Self in all others; gaze in the eyes of others with great love. 

3. Recognize the Truth that God in all His Glory dwells within you as your own Awareness of Being.

4. Where you focus your Awareness becomes your reality. 

5. Enjoyment is the highest form of worship. Therefore enjoy life in all its manifold expressions and manifestations. 

6. Do what you love, and love what you do. Make this a consistent practice. 

7. Forgive everyone for everything. Never hold a grudge. 

8. You are always guided by your own inner Light, and you can always trust that inner Light. 

9. You are pure and perfect just as you are--there is nothing to become. 

10. Always live in the eye of the hurricane when the world seems crazy all around you; live in your own secret heaven"

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A continuum of opening to interdependence.

"Q: How does one decide in oneself whether ego is ignorance or wisdom?

"A: It is not really a question of deciding. It is simply that one sees in that way. You see, basically there is no solid substance, although we talk about ego existing as a solid thing having various aspects. But in fact it merely lives through time as a continual process of creation. It is continually dying and being reborn all the time.

"Therefore ego doesn't really exist. But ego also acts as a kind of wisdom: when ego dies, that is wisdom itself, and when ego is first formulated that is the beginning of ignorance itself. So wisdom and ego are not really separate at all. It seems rather difficult to define, and in a way one would be happier if there was a clear-cut black and white, but somehow that is not the natural pattern of existence. There is not clear-cut black and white at all, and all things are interdependent.

"Darkness is an aspect of light, and light is an aspect of darkness, so one really can't condemn one side and build up everything on the other. It is left entirely up to the individual to find his [ or her ] own way, and it is possible to do so.

"It is the same for a dog who has never swum - if he was suddenly thrown in the water he could swim. Similarly, we have a kind of spiritual instinct in us and if we are willing to open ourselves then somehow we find our way directly. It is only a question of opening up and one doesn't have a clear cut definition at all."

- Chogyam Trungpa and a friend.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

The Promise and Power
Of Our Perspective

Alive with Love
We Live
Through Love Alone

Intensity of
Intention to Love
More Infinitely

Is the Promise
We Hold
To Provide Light
And Love

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gratitude for the quo
Questioning ever curious
In the flow
Decisions are emergent
From undeniable instinct
Integrated with love and trust
For heaven

Everyone is a reflection of our own process, and every encounter an opportunity to always reflect on our living loving perspective.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

What is leadership?

Innate inner integrity with loving intelligence manifest in every word, action, intention and relationship. Doing the inner work in every situation to love more, lead with ever increasing emotional intelligence and dancing with the inevitable unknown. Continuously developing new and innovative ways to cooperate. In a co-creative journey with the cosmos ever guiding, listening, sharing with those who lead, and knowing your role is to serve. Always aiming to inspire others with your success, love and abundance for manifesting the possible for a culture of mutual giving and celebration.