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Arhata

Can’t Get Enough.. 😮
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October 16, 2020

If you’re waiting for love, you’re not going to get very far unless… heart over mind, life will chew you up if you’re just going to hang around waiting for the miracle of love. Is waiting, what is already hidden in plain site inside you, counterproductive? Many are a prisoner of themselves, be it self criticism, lack of optimism, focusing on the negatives of the past, and just

letting go of the negatives which put you behind bars.

Looking for love is almost a sisyphean undertaking. From the ancient Greek of Homer’s Iliad, Sisyphus was sentenced to endless torture, and he has been portrayed as trying to push a huge rock up a mountain only to get near the top where he always slips back never able to reach the top. Like love, a toll can be taken by letting you down. Catching love can be like chasing a rainbow or trying to catch a housefly with your hand, or like short-order cooks slinging hash in a diner. Know you’ve already got it, six to eight inches below your chin.

I’m not surprised some people are ready to chuck the whole chasing love thing and spend their energies thinking about something more pleasant, like hockey fights. Like with anything in search of, one must stay the course. Looking for love can take its toll. Mixed love sometimes needs a holiday. Real deep love though is a holiday that never ends. Missing the mark of real love and wanting it but not opening your heart in the search is like needing hip boots and a machete as you’re wading your way through the barrier you’ve created while settling on love’s substitutes.

The devil hangs in negativity and the mind, with a heart that gets little attention but needless suffering. The prison of love is prison from love, that is living habits that don’t nurture the opening of the heart. Creeping negative habits and the chasing of material and mind satisfactions puts the quest for love in the unattended dark. Not getting enough of desires is walking in the opposite direction of seeing where love is hidden waiting by your attention. Always, being on the run for anything but what will release you from that prison is to always be like Sisyphus pushing the rock up the mountain, until one day the futility will dawn on you that it’s the barriers that blind you to seeing and feeling that love is already within you waiting to grow with your letting go of all that creates a prison. Be free and love arises.
Arhata~
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Breath of Love 🌹
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October 13, 2020

My mother never said she loved me! Could I have had a better mom? Not possible, her actions spoke love. People often use the words, ‘I love you’ with no action to back it up. It might be from ‘shallow breathing’ or because they haven’t experienced deep love, and are still hanging on to unresolved issues. Breathing in and out is taken for granted with benefits ignored! It is said that ‘breatharians’ live on air alone – not sure I would try that one even if it would save on groceries. Love is elusive especially when there is no ‘resonance’, meaning someone to experience the ‘feel good’ experiences with.

Millenniums ago in what is now India, slowly over time, mystics began to see the futility for nearly everyone of experiencing ‘conjugal love’ or couple love. Love has many dimensions beginning with a child’s love with it’s parent. Parental love is in a way ‘captive love’ with a child who is totally dependent on the giving of the parent. Individuals often make the mistake of forgetting that this is a very different dimension of love than that between two people in love. Self love is rarely contingent on loving a child, but becomes paramount in ‘adult love’ between man and woman where it wilts into erratic feelings of negativity with occasional spurts of inner warmth or, flowers into a dimension of bliss and fulfillment that becomes a true compliment with godliness. There is an inner ‘zone’, or place, that rarely is reached.. It has no word for it but, is an eternal superconscious love that changes the quality of life forever where the ‘feeling of love’ is in active sensitive mode every moment.

Mystics, finding glimpses of the ‘love consciousness’, sought to find another route beyond ‘coupling’ with godliness. With ‘arranged marriages’ and general ignorance, the probabilities of experiencing it were seemingly lower than nil. This predicament led a few rare individuals to discover that watching the breath with deeper breathing very slowly over time shifted into a blissful feeling of inner love or self love. Today those techniques are called ‘meditation’.

Rarely are the channels for deep love not clogged with memories perceived as negative experiences or the lack of sufficient love. Nearly all are consumed by the fog of complacency (acedia the 12th deadly sin) or a comfort zone and, create barriers as shields to protect from love’s blossoming to touch every season of life. Being aware of breathing welcomes in love to fill the vessel of the body, mind, and heart. Start a new breathing from the heart. Your heart is waiting to rise in love to fill your mind. Make heartfelt breathing your favorite song! Breath in love and exhale all negatives until both are love – inhale and exhale.
Arhata~
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Road to Hell

Road to Hell ⚒️️
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October 10, 2020

Have you strayed on the way, and are on the road to Hell? Oh, No!…you just might be on that road to Hell? Wake up and turn around, before there is no way back! The road to Hell is a great big jammed freeway on a rainy, stormy night where you’ll never reach home again. You may not have expected it, but has your life been filled with negativity and apathy to follow the high roads of life. If life stops today, have you filled it with positive actions, blessings for others, and the love of yourself?

Back when, one early rainy night I walked down Wall St. where I worked, I had a feeling in my being that this narrow, short road was ultimately a road to Hell as much as I enjoyed it. It was days before Christmas, and I was headed to a company Christmas celebration at the World Trade Center’s ‘Windows on the World’ 107 stories up over the world and New York City. Out of the crowded room mixed with people from my company and our wealthy clients from law firms, investment banks, and corporations came a surprise unexpected guest from one of the law firms…a girl I had been engaged to a couple months before, came toward me. She wore a blue fox coat with a big greeting smile.

Our encounter only lasted another month, but at that moment as we looked through the night rain out into the magnificent city, I felt that I had reached heaven. A few years went by, remembering that night, I sat out on my 40th floor balcony overlooking Central Park and skyscrapers the day after Christmas, a vision came over me that working in the great city of New York was a road of riches, and maybe a road to Hell. A couple months later I left that road and climbed the stairs to a new life of meditation, giving, and enjoying a simpler life of nature’s riches. The new life began in California, can’t say it’s all been California and West Coast dreamin’, but giving up the ‘high flying’ opened up living on the ‘freeway’ of life to the road least traveled.

Is it the stairway to Heaven? Is there even a Heaven but within? Always climbing to the most heartfelt option is in a sense, ‘a stairway to Heaven’. The stairway is not crowded but open to everyone who opens their heart and journeys up to the valley of the rich in heart. The doors are open and the stairway always beckons waiting for you to move in the direction of the light above. Life has choices…with awareness and discernment of the most conscious path the best answers are forthcoming.

Arhata~

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Friendliness 🍂 🌺

October 7, 2020
A baby is friendly and without judgment. What happened on the journey to becoming a big baby, or instead someone who finds reasons to find the good in all, and peacefully smiles from within? It’s not important how you lost that peaceful friendliness to all, it’s why haven’t you used your quest for life and positiveness within to let go of hanging on to the ‘woe is me’s’, and instead risen to the top of who you really are? That ‘who you really are’ is seeing that you are among the finest, evolved example of humanity that has ever existed!

Letting go of all past negatives, you’ll find a summer breeze within in a moments notice. Initiating personal judgments on others is a warning sign that you are stuck in your selfishness and denial that only makes you feel better, while ignoring the darkness within. Self deception is a losing trick that can become a habit of protecting your denial of bad personal and social habits.

Do you start arguments by putting another on the defense rather than focus on a smooth dialog where contentiousness has disappeared. Dialog is an art. Those who have ‘hate within’, even if it’s about religion or politics or toward someone that made you unable to deal with what resulted in your anger, need find a way to fly beyond and over the negatives of the past. Life brings negatives as challenges to create strength to move beyond them and grow. True friendliness, even a soft quiet one, is an open heart to best give and receive the energy of all.
Taking another’s positivity and right to dialog with you is an act of selfishness that only you can fix, own it, and then be mindful of every step that isn’t from the heart.

Many are conditioned by habit to argue such that they will even create the fire of discord with the most innocent. The most beautiful thing in life is being destroyed before our eyes. That is the beauty of love and caring. It has been said that “love is a many splendored thing,” and that may be an understatement, as to what more defines the human spirit than love?

Today, many people are wearing useless masks while walking, bike riding, or even being alone in cars. They are told not to get close to any other; they are voluntarily, for the most part, locking themselves inside home prisons, and are not even allowed to work or be with co-workers. People are becoming unrecognizable zombies, frightened of all strangers, friends, and even family. Romance and passion are shunned. So many have acquiesced to this travesty that now most all communication is via a cold and impersonal computer screen. Mindfulness of the best information on dangerous viruses with common sense, of course, is wise. Don’t let fear hide deep inside your mind. Friendliness is love, and needs to have a resurgence that the world has never seen into a new man and woman of superconsciousness of mindful, heartfelt behavior that becomes the Savior of life and love.

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Arhata

Friendliness 🍂 🌺

October 7, 2020
A baby is friendly and without judgment. What happened on the journey to becoming a big baby, or instead someone who finds reasons to find the good in all, and peacefully smiles from within? It’s not important how you lost that peaceful friendliness to all, it’s why haven’t you used your quest for life and positiveness within to let go of hanging on to the ‘woe is me’s’, and instead risen to the top of who you really are? That ‘who you really are’ is seeing that you are among the finest, evolved example of humanity that has ever existed!

Letting go of all past negatives, you’ll find a summer breeze within in a moments notice. Initiating personal judgments on others is a warning sign that you are stuck in your selfishness and denial that only makes you feel better, while ignoring the darkness within. Self deception is a losing trick that can become a habit of protecting your denial of bad personal and social habits.

Do you start arguments by putting another on the defense rather than focus on a smooth dialog where contentiousness has disappeared. Dialog is an art. Those who have ‘hate within’, even if it’s about religion or politics or toward someone that made you unable to deal with what resulted in your anger, need find a way to fly beyond and over the negatives of the past. Life brings negatives as challenges to create strength to move beyond them and grow. True friendliness, even a soft quiet one, is an open heart to best give and receive the energy of all.
Taking another’s positivity and right to dialog with you is an act of selfishness that only you can fix, own it, and then be mindful of every step that isn’t from the heart.

Many are conditioned by habit to argue such that they will even create the fire of discord with the most innocent. The most beautiful thing in life is being destroyed before our eyes. That is the beauty of love and caring. It has been said that “love is a many splendored thing,” and that may be an understatement, as to what more defines the human spirit than love?

Today, many people are wearing useless masks while walking, bike riding, or even being alone in cars. They are told not to get close to any other; they are voluntarily, for the most part, locking themselves inside home prisons, and are not even allowed to work or be with co-workers. People are becoming unrecognizable zombies, frightened of all strangers, friends, and even family. Romance and passion are shunned. So many have acquiesced to this travesty that now most all communication is via a cold and impersonal computer screen. Mindfulness of the best information on dangerous viruses with common sense, of course, is wise. Don’t let fear hide deep inside your mind. Friendliness is love, and needs to have a resurgence that the world has never seen into a new man and woman of superconsciousness of mindful, heartfelt behavior that becomes the Savior of life and love.
Arhata~

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