Saturday, October 25, 2008
Standing in the quietness of the darkness, I hear the wind singing through the branches, as the leaves energise themselves in the chatter of the unseen force, which touches them with the choice to either stay on the branch or fall off and return from whence they have come.
In the solitude of the darkness, balanced precariously in the fortitude of the stillness, the night comes alive with the possibilities and is blessed and caressed in the luminescence of energy which turns the night from a place of fear into an Eden of well being and harmony.
On a path filled with no path, the choice of direction is intuitive and the ability to trust in the whole, leads one to find the wheel of essence.
The existence of this wheel in the circle of life is to travel from the outer core to the inner core and onto the hub.
There is an invitation, to be embraced in the darkness and to come out and play.
Remembering the moments of youth, where the shoulder and the back did not feel as if life was under the oppressive weight of all around.
In the darkness, the realities of what is real and what is not, rely as much on the amount of preprogrammed thoughts and expressions one is willing to allow and choose and how close is the fear to one's heart.
Mind games and tricks turn an illusion into a reality and vice versa.
To look at the oyster shell on the seabed as it mingles with the rest of the inhabitants, is to see, what is, from a single perspective.
To retrieve the shell and prize it open is to reveal the inner beauty of a pearl and this is a different perspective.
The sea shell is inert, but the essence remains long after. .
How to translate this to the human experience and journey.
When one is prepared to open up and surrender and be vulnerable, the results of this are to change and transform one, as has never been known and what will be experienced and seen is the beauty and the essence of the authenticity and truth of a sentient being, which is able to expand as far as it's own prescribed destiny.....which is infinity.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Treading water is an energy consuming endeavour, which eventually leads to saturation and exhaustion.
What if there was a different way to keep one's head above the water, but more importantly raise oneself up and eventually begin to walk on water.
Changing the perspective of how one sees oneself and then how one is able to see what is around one, while interfacing with all the multi layered facets that present themselves.
In the exercising of the body, there are two ways in which one is able to accomplish this.
There is the muscle bunching and the muscle stretching.
Bunching increases the bulk of the vehicle and requires large input and large output of fuel and energy.
The body gains in size and expands in a ratio the amount of fuel and effort.
Stretching requires a lot less fuel and energy, causing the body to slim and have a lot of energy when finished.
How does this relate to changing one's perspective and what about the supreme muscle that all are gifted with-----the brain.
When all one see is oneself treading water, what other perspectives are available?
It is only in the release of the emotional content of one's life---- the surrender, that one is able to take oneself onto the next step of the journey and discover the essence of who one truly is.
Sometimes it might seem that this pre occupation with self is but a selfish act and that it has to do with the ego and vanity.
In the reading of someone else's thoughts, a picture develops and a judgement is made.
How easy is it to look at something and have an opinion.
Does one ever truly get the whole story and is there a time when one allows oneself the space to suspend this judgement and get to the essence.
Perfection is never perfect.....
Stretching the body and more importantly stretching the mind, allows one to take the next step and fulfill one's true potential.
If one is not able to know oneself, then how is one ever able to know another!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The loss of innocence may come sooner or later, but when it finally descends on one without the realisation that the event has actually transpired in real time, then there is a slow down in the awareness levels of curiosity and the willingness to transcend that which is.
This does not mean that one is never able to succeed at anything.
There are many who have lost their innocence, but have gone onto do great things for themselves personally and for society.
Until one faces the most important hurdle, which is getting to know self, there will always be the emptiness, no matter what one accumulates in the struggle for survival and arrival.
One could always be philosophical or wax lyrical, be overly poetic or just be straight down the line, on the most basic level, but it is in the understanding of the whole, while not getting sucked into a tunnel of processes and procedures only, that one is able to pay attention to the details without just giving it the lip synching service.
Where does the string begin to unravel and where and at what point is the plot lost?
In business there are many organisations and corporations reaping substantive profits, but in the process of maximising their profit line they have forgotten the most important component of their business and that is not their customers but their staff.
The breakdown in the work ethic and the productivity is due to , in a majority of cases, the belief that people are easily replaced at a cheaper overhead.
Logically that might be the case!
When a general in charge of infantry wants to achieve a certain objective, there will always be the expected collateral damage.
By looking at people as expendable commodities, one does not give credit to the inherent capabilities of any individual.
Following through with that the intention is only to produce and the byline and mission statements of attention to detail and customer service are but sounds passing through the portals of an empty building.
The only way to achieve more with less is for a paradigm shift to occur.
Being in a dynamic situation requires the leadership to be dynamic and flexible, and to make sure that all those who follow are aware or at least have an understanding of the process.
Any farmer of fruit will be able to clarify and relay the attention to details that goes into producing a crop of fruit.
Nothing can be taken for granted, if one wishes to achieve the maximum yield, while ensuring that the quality is present.
The better the quality---the better the price.
If all experience is a learning curve and if history is the ultimate learning curve, then how come the interest in assimilating other learning curves has dwindled and in some cases is not even present.
What is it in human nature that prevents the assimilation of the essence of what has transpired and taking it forward ?
How is one able to effect such a shift in the context of our chaotic world?
Ultimately it is back to the individual to have certain realisations about their own purpose in life and how that meshes with the whole.
For some this is not even a factor.
Even under the harshest conditions there are those who are able to raise themselves above their situation and assimilate what has happened and in some cases is still happening and have the ability to transcend the experience, even if it fulfills a lifetime.
In essence one should not categorise transformation into a box.
If it is not the nationality, religion, colour ,creed or location, then it must be something that is inside all of us, which when tapped into, provides the ability to expand and grow as a spiritual being and not limiting it to one particular field of endeavour.
It is the ability to have a micro focus, which is the essence and a macro focus which is the whole.
In a apple orchard, wondering through, one could pick up an apple and dissect it.
Under close scrutiny one would be able to see the texture of the outside and the inside flesh.
There would also be the colours and the smell and the seeds that nestled in their very own compartments.
Look around and see the surrounding trees.
Move upwards and one might see the extent of the orchard and even further, all the buildings and then the neighbouring farms and as one gets further one starts to see things as they truly are in a broader perspective and most importantly the inter relationship that exists between all.
From outer space, we have the whole of the earth where all the man made boundaries disappear and all that remains is an orb in a sea of darkness, shrouded and swathed in clouds.
Wait! there is only one side......the other side is not visible.
The point is that we are limited by our own perspective and our ability to see all the connections.
So!.......even with the loss of innocence, all is a possibility, if one gives oneself the permission to expand and lose the fear of remaining in the seedpod of an apple for an eternity.............
Sunday, October 5, 2008
When all is beyond the senses
More than touch
More than feeling
More than taste
More than smell
More than sight
Going beyond the parameters
Beyond a present comprehension
Where there is no space
where there is no time
Beyond the space- time continuum
The essence of self
The essence of universal energy
To be one with the root
Oneness with all
Wholeness in creation
A coming home
A cyclic exponential journey
An expression of free will
The stone tablets of destiny
In the firmament
In the sacredness
The universal energy grid
Saturday, October 4, 2008
In the absence
In the presence
In the presence
In the absence
Searching for each other
Searching for the unity
To find a fragment of one's own energy
One's own root
No evidence to prove
No evidence to disprove
A quality of wondrous juxtaposition
A puzzle of epiphanous meaning
A dexterous inculcation
An evolution of absolution
A soul mate in hiding
Lost and now found
A vibrational equality
Synthesis in the microcosm
Wholeness in the macrocosm
How far ?......
How long ?.....
How wide ?.....
A mute talks with the loudest voice
A deaf person hears the music in the silence
A blind person is able to see all
All is evident
All is relevant
A cycle repeated
A cycle of accumulation
A cycle of understanding
In the absence.......always the presence
In the presence......the harmony
Wafting in on a chilled breeze
In the lightness of shadows
To the beat of one's heart
Sensorial delights unfold
On the road
Through the darkness
Of resident madness
A headlong confrontation
With the intention of spirit
On the road to destiny
On the crossroads
Of one's own evolution
All the dancing lights
Wafting in on a chilled breeze