Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Window

I looked out of the window
Beyond lay the world
Streets, lamp-posts, houses
People, dogs, bins and unending roads...

It filled my vision from one
corner to the other of my eyes
All engulfing and all ecompassing
Until there was nothing more to life
than streets, lamp-posts, houses
People and unending roads...

And then when it all pressed
down upon my heart a bit too much
when the weight of mundane life
rode unending roads to no avail
I raised my eyes just a tad bit upwards...

A sudden spark of blue made itself known
The sky!
There was the open sky above
high above endless roads and frustrated lives!
I raised my eyes some more
and the blue was a jewel growing bigger, brighter....

The world receded, became ever so little
its burdens insignificant
its demands futile
its promises of pleasure
so very unimportant.....

The Sky called

to freedom from a soul less life
to rise above the mundane
to a flight full of delight
to a journey towards

Infinite Light....

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Swirls and Vortexes...

The importance of living in the present moment, the here and now, has never been more apparent to me, than now! Living fully in the present means - without being burdened by the past or worrying about the future to the extent - that it prevents us from acting and actualising the present. Easier said, than done, of course! So much of our pain and distress stems from the fact, that we insist on holding on to things. Our inability to let things go are a source of great distress and pain. The only certainty in life, is the certainty of change, the inevitability of change. The sooner we accept that and experience every change with equanimity and a calmness of spirit, the better will life be.

Time is forever swirling around; A great vortex of creation and destruction and creation again and in between all these points in infinity, lies the continuum of life. But how much attention do we pay to the real meaning of life? How many of us would like to confront and contemplate on the end of our own existence and those of our near and loved ones? And is this 'end' really an end? And whether it is or isn't, it becomes imperative that we take a good look at the lives we lead. A cluttered life, where the pace is frantic, where time and space are filled with so many (artificial) needs and desires - that - those very needs and desires end up devouring us, robbing us of peace and tranquillity. A return to simplicity - that is the call I hear, that is the drum beat I yearn to dance to...


Orange and gold painted itself in a slow glow from the horizon, a gentle breeze blew, riffling a few leaves and they swirled around in circles before gently settling down on the earth. The mild chill of autumn is everywhere and as trees turn colours, i feel life taking on new hues. This moment complete in itself and so is life....

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Eternal waves...

Such meandering a path is this life...the harder I try to walk the straight line, the harder it gets....the harder I try to not be involved, the harder it gets....perhaps I should just let be.....

One can intellectualise, to theorise, one can try and rise above emotion- but but but- we weave our own webs and then wail - I am caught! I could and can see the web I am creating around me...I can see life casting its ever increasing net of complexities around and over me...a fool enjoying her follies! The ever-expanding waves of pleasure and envitable sequence....

There I sit in the middle of those ripples and waves, trying desperately to be equally still under their dual onslaught; remembering that is the way of the wise; every act will have a consequence good or bad, that is inevitable; why then the attachment to any particular consequence? When we try to control and have an attachment to any particular consequence..we create pain....

Despite intellectually 'understanding', the challenge is in actually applying all this in life..not once, not twice but always. To sink into the stillness of wisdom, to withdraw within to The Centre which is the source of all joy.... - Free Shoutbox! Who Links Here
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