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Forward, Upward, & Onward

Forward, Upward & Onward 🙋‍♂
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November 27, 2020

Triggering someone’s negative reaction to your ‘good intention’ thoughts is certainly bothersome.You may interact with negative people daily, be they friends, family members, a partner, or a colleague. You love them, you care about them, you can’t just cut them out of your life, but they are negative and their negativity is troublesome. What can you do? The best way of dealing with life’s challenges is to take a good look at ourselves and taking responsibility for what we think, feel and do.

You are running the ‘YOU show’. No need to complain. Make sure you are taking responsibility for your feelings and mood. Why complain that other people’s negativity is affecting you, it will only create more negativity. Take responsibility for your thoughts and feelings and see what you can do to make yourself feel better and change the existing situation. Don’t forget your senses of humor and ability to laugh at yourself.

Take responsibility for your feelings and mood. Complaining about others negativity is useless. See what you can do to make yourself feel better and change the existing situation. Look closely at the negative people in your life. Is what they are doing really that bad or is your brain playing games with you? Remember, the brain is configured to look for trouble, and it focuses on other’s negative qualities. It’ll be very hard to get it to see the positive side of things, but it doesn’t mean there isn’t one. Look for the hidden opportunities.

If you want to cure negativity, sliding down right along with the negative person won’t help, it will just make it worse by validating their thought and behavioral patterns. Rather, focus on solutions, not problems. Instead of being a victim and judge, you need to take full responsibility for your thoughts and feelings, and take a different approach. “Everything that annoys us in others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung.

Work on understanding life’s inevitable duality – accept the negative with the good. Life is really ‘non duality’ where there is no right and wrong, black and white, it’s usually some sense of in between. Don’t harp on people’s negativity, don’t judge or fight them. Let them be, look and accept. Remember, your world is no more real than a reflection of who you are, deep inside. Don’t try to bring everyone into your own world, accept theirs as no less real than yours, and their point of view as no less valid.

Dealing with negativity and trying your best to dispel it can be exhausting, and at some point, you have to move on with your life in a positive way. Find a path that allows you to go on with your life without the negativity of others, but also, without the regret that leaving a loved one or friend behind may cause you. Remember, like a plane – forward, upward, and onward!
Arhata~

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Get on the Ground

Get on the Ground!!!

November 13, 2020

Drop your mind! Comply to what you are not in control of. Use common sense and awareness with discernment. Life precedes you and stays long, long after you are gone. Always look to make the best decisions. If you don’t, life will come up with one that you may not find to your fancy. Be the caretaker of ‘you’ in body, mind, and spirit. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Not yesterday! Always do not forget to take out the garbage. In this case, always empty the garbage in your head, especially that which has haunted you for years.

No one wants to let garbage pile up. It can be called ‘STUFF’ that is saved decade after decade. The material needs to not accumulate, but particularly the stuff lugged around in the head which serves nothing but the ‘shut down’ of who you really are. Be courageous and do something about it! Believe in a God or not (and remember it’s just a word for the English speaking), and it’s not meant for anyone to worship the letters…that’s not the real thing. Many, many cultures have many languages and perceptions of god.

Be open to love and the feeling in the heart. Let love rise into the mind with discernment of the best possibilities for all situation’s. Life is like a puzzle on how to react/respond to all stimuli and that ‘stimuli’ may be the perceptions within you. BE like ‘Superman’ who was disabled when someone brought a hard substance called Kryptonite making him lose his magical powers. Use that imaginary kryptonite to take the energy out of negativities. Always remember though that the negative can be a teacher, and an opportunity to look for a positive solution. If the negative is harming your life, make the best of it using step by step into the light out of it.

Today was the superstitious ‘Friday the 13th’ where bad luck is more likely…supposedly. Tremendous rain this morning. Haven’t used an umbrella in a long time, and as I started out into the rain someone offered me an umbrella. I opened it on the porch and knocked over a prize plant breaking the vase. Picked up the broken pieces and then the same person brought me a new planter from the garden and all was ok. I decided to stay out of the rain. 20 minutes later a resident alerted me that the overflow sink in the laundry room basement had overflowed. We did our best to fix it. The rest of the day was marvelous. Negativity knows no season but along with it comes positive solutions that reduces negativities. It’s important to keep your feet on the ground, head in the stars and your heart in the one season of open to love. Stop resisting! Get in your heart! Make life a ‘walk in the park’.
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Take, Take, Take
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November 10, 2020

When giving a gift, have no expectations. Giving is receiving and receiving from the heart. The givers heartfelt choice is to not to ask for it back of course. He who gives from the heart has received. End of giving. The receiver is best to receive from the heart. If the giver, later for whatever reason, wants what was given returned, he becomes what most of us learned as ‘kids’, an ‘indian giver’. In other words, someone who has reversed the giving and become a ‘take, take, taker’, and it can only be from the mind which it likely was given from initially.

Nature is nature and gives what it does with no possibility of taking the earthquake or storm back because some didn’t like it for whatever reason. Nature as the giver does not take responsibility for how it’s reacted to. The receiver has the responsibility to make the choice of how to react or respond. Nature is gift giving being it perceived as heartfelt or heatless, it is all in the eyes of the perceiver.

The mind often is looking to serve what it wants selfishly. Wanting something back without regard for it being received from the heart, because of judging that the receiver didn’t appreciate it, is reverse ‘take, take, taking. There is no Santa Clause, but if there were one, he wouldn’t come back to take his toys or decide before the next Christmas that the receiver wasn’t appreciative enough!

Greed is always from the ‘mind’ to serve the wanting of the mind of judgment. Always ‘the receiver’ to be receiving is thank full and appreciative regardless of the outcome. Intent of giving and receiving is of goodwill and joy. Giving a meal in a restaurant is from the heart. Receiving it is from appreciation. How one eats it, be it ‘finished’ or not, is the receivers choice that began and continued with good intentions.

We have seemingly arrived in a time of ‘take, take, take’. Something for nothing; buy one get one free and even having to do nothing but be given free by others. The truth of the matter is that simply by giving you will receive all that you need. Giving is receiving.Today let me find a way to ‘give’ unconditionally and with love.

Give a smile; give a word of appreciation; give a thought of good wishes; give your co-operation for a task. Make today a day of giving and tomorrow you will receive the fruits. Love is more than a word as well as free, and is not of the mind for the real love of the heart. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, NOT YOUR MONEY!
Arhata~
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Philophobia Love ❤️
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November 8, 2020

Some people say that it is very difficult to be positive in this highly negative world. But just as an incense stick spreads fragrance everywhere and dispels bad odor, the power of constantly pure and positive thoughts can transform the negative attitudes and atmosphere of any person or place. You have the ability to be the ‘Canary in the mine/mind’ or a light unto ourselves by making it an intent to set yourself up as an example of what you’d like others to be as far as a positive attitude that like a fragrance is catchy to others.

Life is a potpourri of infinite things to be encountered. Asking most people what is that ‘thing’ which gives them the most difficulty of sorts, and most would say other people. That ‘thing’ is attachment to superfluous habits that need elevating to a new harmonious level. You may have those habits and/or others (others for sure).

Deep in the throes of love who you think you are disappears as well as the ‘beloved’. You enter into a divine silence where all beliefs and thoughts evaporate into a stillness without words, You have left the body, the memories, the past and future into a timelessness that might be called a godliness of the beyond the beyond. It can’t be identified in words especially to those who haven’t been in the experience. In the world of the spiritual, those moments can be called meditation where oneness and stillness pervade in an emptiness where the universe has merged into your being.

The sound of silence is without words. The ‘I love you’, the attachment to all things that you let go of is but a birth into a new reality of consciousness that becomes the mother lode of ‘secrets’. All unconsciously know it’s there but only those in deep belovedness find themselves into a place where all walls have become windows to fly into the vastness of the beyond. You become, no one there or here, but continue to have the ability to go along with what was the ‘you’ that is remembered while finding ways to let the world know that judgments they imprint on you are really reflective of their inability to escape the imprinting prison of who they identify as being.

The eyes of deep love and mediation see what can’t be seen by the eyes of worldliness. Those in that state of attachment to worldliness cannot see the unseeable that is there for anyone to find themselves in by letting go of all the shackles of the past and future to be seen only as a memory within the loving heart. The real you is beyond what you imagine to be the best you.

Arhata~
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Queensboro Bridge Love 🍂 🌺
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November 5, 2020

Coming across the Queensboro Bridge from a glorious, summer weekend in the ‘getaway’ Hamptons at the other end of Long Island, the sight of Manhattan is breathtaking, and reminds one of the marvel of architects and the labor to build this amazing city with hundreds of skyscrapers. ‘I Love New York’ represents a lot of the loving that goes on in this great city. The 1970’s was the decade when unabashed ‘loving’ exploded open for the first time in history everywhere freedoms were the norm. The ‘Big Apple’ was no less than at the forefront.

Heaven is a place on Earth, but sometimes next door to Hell. Life must have the positive and negative for the mindful and consciousness to grow, otherwise people will become useless and lazy as well as unprepared for even natures calamities. Life is one of the bridges or transitions from one experience to another, many very fair and some unfair that frequently come from not paying attention and making best of available choices preferably with a balance of the heart and mind in a space of common sense.

A bridge is sometimes the passage from one experience to the next as in leaving the sands and peacefulness of the Hamptons of the past and crossing that bridge into the unknown future. The mind needs the future for seeking. The mind is a restless avoider of the moment where truth awaits the perceiver. The mind needs the future in order to move. It can move either in the past or in the future. It cannot move in the present; there is no space. The truth is in the present, and mind is always in the future or in the past, so there is no meeting between mind and truth.

Seek not; otherwise you will miss. Seek not and find. Don’t seek and find. The past and the future are rascals cluttering the mind ’til you let go of both and ‘STOP’, into ‘moment’. There is an ancient art of love making which is called, ‘tantra’. To be in the state of tantra, there is no past, no future, no you, no them, no body, just oneness and the moment of stillness where everything is no more. In the beginning, and in the end there is only the sound of silence. To be or not to be is not the question, for there is no question hence no answer.

Not only is the breath a bridge to your body, it is also a bridge between you and the universe. The body is just the universe which has come to you, which is nearer to you. You are the breath. ‘Still’ the breath.
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Boots on the Ground

November 1, 2020
Everyone is really good at a few things, and better than most sometimes by a lot. All of us are not good at most things, and we need to acknowledge that and soften the ego. The list of what I’m not good at would take a few books to list. Take a look at what you are likely better at than almost anyone, surely there are things! I’m in an elite category in 3 or 4 things especially – playing backgammon, public free speech, relationships as a spiritual journey, me ….and I’ll stop there.

So … ‘boots on the ground’ is a military term for ‘slugging it out’ in the thick of conflict. Used in a non military way, it’s a dedication to a purpose with acute attention and intention to be the best or among the best at what ever it is you are doing. Could be anything from cooking to intellect quotient to being lazy to sports to fixing things to ‘you name it’ and you could be at the top of the pyramid. Always focus on the positive things you are best at, or desire to.

Love is a battle field If you pick the wrong one to love, or just maybe YOU have been the wrong one? If you’re waiting for love, you’re not going to get very far. The only thing permanent is change. If love is a ‘battle field’, it’s because with you’re falling into love and end up getting wrecked in the fall, and the culprit is both of you, the other, or just you. In any case, whether the pitcher hits the rock or the rock hits the pitcher, it’s going to be bad for the pitcher. And, you’re the pitcher!

New love can be an ‘airhead’ trip where the heart takes over the mind in what’s a Wall St. term, ‘a friendly takeover’ where the details of each others past becomes put in the closet ’til the unresolved issues open the closet door and expose themselves. Then, the boots of love are on the ground probably for the length of the connection, unless ways are used (meditation and mindfulness) and are deployed to ‘rise the love to the ethers’ that are there waiting for ‘dual’ action. Everything worthwhile needs the appropriate sensitivity and care to grow and maintain it’s ultimate position.

Life need not be picking up the crumbs of a broken connection with yourself and/or another, when paying attention with discernment, the ladder to nirvana is waiting lonely within. Let go of any ‘philophobia’s’ or the condition where a person fears the idea of ‘letting go’ and merging with the fullness of love. Submit to it, and then if real and vulnerable, the surrender comes in silently in the form of divine and limitless love.

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Mask Mania!🤡
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10-20-20

Welcome to your life! Yesterday in the center of downtown Portland, Oregon at my 100’ free speech display, I encountered a few separate Christians who were eager to proselytize their literal interpretation of the Bible. I’m always positive and encouraging, but best open to ‘dialoging’ with any Christian, as I feel strongly supportive even though my soul sister, Acharya is the leading female ‘mythicist’ in the world with ad hoc evidence from deep research that all characters of religion are ‘archetypes’. Belief is a mask to ‘knowing’, and belief without questioning and examination can be a mask

People wear invisible masks, as those Christians did to questioning outside of what is written according to their interpretation. Telling each of them that I love Jesus even though he’s an archetype as the world’s most positive example, only met with preaching and no dialog or curious questions. The millions of people who are wearing masks during the ‘covid’ scare while walking alone in public are not only physically wearing a mask but have an invisible one of not doing deep, credible, research on the subject of the pandemic relative to all aspects of it.

‘Critical thinking’ removes the masks of deception in all facets of life ignoring the art of uncovering truths that hide behind the ‘popularly’ assumed answers, that upon deep examination reveal far more answers that seeing without deep thought.

The, sadly, greatest mask is the mask of avoiding ‘love’s deep, everlasting blisses and splendors. The tunnel of love has marginal light until you go through the ‘tunnel’ and into the light where one is out of the darkness of love’s energy forever. The tunnel of love is a mask that few open all vulnerabilities of the heart to see and have in their being the key to unconditional, incorruptible love. The mind is not capable of more than ‘feel bytes of love’ without knowing that the wide open heart is a lifting of the mask.

Life has many masks to protect each of us from what our minds are not ready to assimilate and cast off the barriers. Sad to say, but a pet dog has less of a mask than do most people who insist on keeping their past ‘trauma mask’ on to protect their unresolved issues. The mask then is a protection until one has the courage to march into love in the name of a heavenly cause. That cause is what each is entitled to in this life. The spiritual search is to expose the many masks by letting them go when the mind and heart meets the answers on the road of self entitlement through letting go the mask of unrealization. Love is free is the mask of ‘not letting go’ is released.
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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.
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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.
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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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