Im really enjoying this – not a lot of stress and very easy to skim through, aside from the indian names and Hindu references.
Whats funny is the amount of disconnection you fund yourself in.
In a beautiful country like ours with a more beautiful outlook of what is written in newspapers, thats exactly what I needed.
Google, it, have a look, see if it might fit you.
A few weeks back, I had an image of myself signing books to beloved colleagues at work. Wanted to share with them the knowledge that was/is and continues to bestow upon my being. I imagined writing a personal message to each and everyone I cared about and knew that they’d read this.
Never had the chance to make that a reality until now.
You see, I was looking for a book by an author who brings peace and loads of awareness. Found out that the ministry had his books on the X list.
Really. This is so funny for me to deal with.
Something in me goes “Sigh” another “Come on, really?”.
Because Eckhart taught to take the moment as it is, a decision arose within and whispered “Ditch the country, get it from Dubai”.
Amazing is it not ? I travel now to get books.
Wont discuss the state of illiteracy and lack in houses of knowledge.
Then again, I could have asked friends to get it on their iPads, just like I do. I felt it was inconvenient so I decided not to entertain that thought.
This book – A New Earth, is the reason why p0ach.com exists. Why I smile all the time. Why I never look my age. Why I always always always get more than what I want. Why I pray in peace. Why and how I feel the stillness of the almighty.
Might be rambling a bit but I don’t really care.
I enjoy the care free state of mind I know I’m blessed with.
With every living element in me, I wish everyone could read the book. I genuinely do.
Lately, work and worldly attachments have been beyond B’s “Love on top” – its been insane. Not complaining, just a way to lay out facts as they are. I think I live for pressure and crazy big laughs while running errands.
Many sides I cherish about what I do like leaving a gap to realize that I’m breathing, listen to silence, stay in the moment and meditate.
Thought i’d add a layer of creativity this time. Dragged a chair out at 3,40 am, sat in our mini garden, surrounded by our big (NaKhal) tress. At first, I heard birds singing, enjoyed the fresh breeze, slowly felt the dawn waving out till morning came in – an automatic smile covered the atmosphere, I don’t know how to explain it – it was just JOY.
I guess dust and low expectations take away the beauty our eyes are capable of seeing – thats where I thought i’d stay focused on the flowers for a change.
What shook me the most was the fact that all of the above is in front of my room everyday, every minute, every second and I just recognized their being – Before I left I said “Hello – Thank you – Im sorry – I love you”
The energy was spectacular.
Funny how every time I leave home, I pass by and give trees the side eye “Remember yesterday?” kind of look. I know its koko, but its just sublime.
Smile – You are alive today.
Pressed down lots of points to you about time.
How quick, how fast, how tasteless we get about events and things happening around us .. it feels .. i don’t know .. it just feels like a dream.
Didn’t have time to meditate lately, felt an urge to sit for a while and have a look at the date I took a picture of – up there – sat there for a couple of minutes admiring its beauty, exploring details and making fun of myself on how fast and unclassy I shove these down my throat.
It really is beautiful. I made my senses become aware of its beauty, embraced it, then decided to make it part of my body. I ate it.
Very short thought process isn’t it ?
Might have been short, but the affect is timeless.
Everyday I learn something new, make a new mistake, add new data to my mind, heal myself and go forward.
One thing I do everyday and it never changes: Everyday Im thankful to be alive one more day.
I feel blessed. I really really feel it.
To the source of all energy “I love you – Im sorry – Please forgive me – Thank you”
Time is an illusion – get it ?
Do you see it ?
Created this simple looking picture.
Basically, its a picture of a white board with a tiny black dot.
What do I want ?
I want you to please understand that the big white board represents all the good, success and blessings you have in life. The black dot, represents things you countinously complain, nag, want attention for and beg to share with others.
Don’t believe me ? Have a look at twitter. The people you follow, those who follow you, most importantly, your tweets.
Do you see how small that dot is ? Do you comprehend how much time you spent on it ?
Finally, do you realize how blessed you are ? Do you see how big/how much/how grand you are ?
I hope I awakened something in you. Appreciation and gratitude.
I guess now I know why my eyes blink. I can’t read when work starts, so in this “well deserved” // “self paid” vacation I’m abusing my senses. HAH!
Spiritual seekers, this book is known as a classic. Shame I didn’t read it yet, but I’m about to. SO EXCITED/Cant Wait !
Here is a description from Amazon:
“Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. This acclaimed autobiography presents a fascinating portrait of one of the great spiritual figures of our time. With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda tells the inspiring chronicle of his life: the experiences of his remarkable childhood, encounter with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher, ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America. Also recorded here are his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther Burbank, the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West. The author clearly explains the subtle but definite laws behind both the ordinary events of everyday life and the extraordinary events commonly termed miracles. His absorbing life story becomes the background for a penetrating and unforgettable look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence. Selected as “One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century,” Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into 20 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a classic of religious literature. Several million copies have been sold, and it continues to appear on best-seller lists after more than sixty consecutive years in print. Profoundly inspiring, it is at the same time vastly entertaining, warmly humorous and filled with extraordinary personages. Self-Realization Fellowship’s editions, and none others, include extensive material added by the author after the first edition was published, including a final chapter on the closing years of his life.”
One more thing: WOW!
So happy I have an iPad, browse, buy and voilla, the book is there.