hi christy, this is sandeep here.. i read your mail and was tempted to write a few words for general benefit.. dont make a goal to be achieved over the next one month... the time that you are looking for in the future.. even if its a minuite away, will never come.. its right now or never.. there is actually no going or coming.. there is actually no journey involved at all.. just be fully aware in the present moment.. and you realise that your very existence, the mere awareness of it in the present moment is the highest form of meditation.. there is no gain that lies in any future moment.. the only thing that matters is that you got to loose all right now, act dead,, i repeat.. act dead right now and there it is.. in loosing all you gain all.. loose your mind and intellect.. the mental conversation.. loose your heart, the feelings .. and loose the passions running in the body... i by no means say that you fight with them, your mind is meant to think.. so let it continue to think,
but you dont think.. your heart is meant to feel, so let it feel, but you dont feel, your body is meant to go through passions, let it continue in the most natural manner, but you dont get involved, be fully aware of everything in each moment and dont search for any problems or solutions... will continue later... am in the army with a very busy schedule but could not resist commenting ... got to move on now ... no regrets... even the days job must flow on in the most natural way.. i dont need to fight with myself... will talk in greater detail later and if in case you already got what i say then there is no requirement of any further interaction... god bless you... enjoy the creation and stay beyond... love.. sandeepChristy Putnam <personal_balance@...>
I so appreciate your warm welcome and words of encouragement in finding what
I need/seek in this group. I have to say I agree with both sides of what
you say (it's the Libra in me I guess...lol). Technically we are One and
can't be "bettered" in Truth, though we as humans are both Spiritual and
Physical therefore live in Illusion/Duality. The Spiritual side of us
*knows* the truth about us being One and Whole while the Physical/Human side
is constantly questioning the illusions and needs to find those answers. I
think meditation is key to finding those answers within ourselves from our
Spiritual side. It is interesting to me that people continually say "I
don't know" when in Truth, if they just ask the question of themselves and
take the time to wait for the answer, it will be right there. Even
interestingly, I find myself saying the same phrase knowing full well, I
should be saying something to the effect of, "let me get back to you on
that, I don't have that answer right now." Part of why I have started using
that phrase again is that I have fallen out of the habit of meditating.
With being a mom to a 5 month old and a 10 year old it is easy to get caught
up in their lives and ignore my own. My goal in the next month is to make
sure to take some time for meditation as well as other activities for
myself, in search for that balance of self and family. Of course any
suggestions on how to accomplish this goal (from anyone in the group) is
welcomed! Please feel free to add me to your yahoo messenger...my screen
name is personal_balance
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have always imagined."
- Henry David Thoreau
Welcome! I hope that the experiences you have here
from reading and posting communications that are
intended to evolve consciousness will be enjoyable
as well as beneficial to your stated aims of bettering
yourself and the world around you. I applaud these aims.
It has been said sarcastically and with a snear by some
Non-dualists that to aim to have a better Self is somewhat
of a "wrong" and a "lower" ambition. But I feel that this
is just an example of spiritual snobbery and is stated
to show off that the person stating it has "got IT", and
realizes that the Self is One and can't be bettered, or
some similar Advaita-speak cliche. The other biggest snobby
similar statement is that there in nothing you can "do" to
attain enlightenment/realization/etc and therefore meditation,
or other "seeker" activities, like reading spiritual books
or going to see a guru for guidance are a waste of time.
At times you will probably see
these type statements here.
I find conclusions to be worthwhile only as things to meditate
about, and have found in experiential fact that the very best
thing you can "do" for you life is to meditate, and not just
to talk about whether it is valuable or if it is a waste
of time, or other similar adjectives and adverbs. All words
are just pointers, but those that point to Self inquiry are
the most valuable ones of all. I am confident that there will
be plenty of opportunity to find those type here. Thanks for
adding your obviously good intentioned energy here.
Peace and blessings,
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