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WTF is Meditation? 🙏

WTF is Meditation? 🙏
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June 13, 2021
Is it vitamins for the heart and mind? An inner vacuum cleaner? A reboot technique? A technique to soften and/or un-attach from personal traumas? Creating a mind/heart set to reexamine situations in your life for lessons and/or opportunities? A method to heal whatever ails you or at least make it more manageable? A gift from the Eastern guru’s? A focus and development into an art of deepening our love of self and ability to love another more?

Why was this technique practically unheard of in the western world until it silently and gradually slipped in during the 60’s and 70’s with it’s Yoga and meditating techniques as well as it’s popularity of the music group, the Beatles and guru’s or Masters of the ‘spiritual’ from India like Yogananda, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Vivekananda, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (aka Osho), and the first popular American, guru Ram Das (Richard Alpert), etc.

Meditation (meditating is the act and art of non doing and ‘letting go’). It’s a process of getting to know yourself deeply and completely, both who you are inside and how you react to what is outside. Meditating is, in its many different techniques, a helper for you to enjoy yourself beyond the stresses and troubled moments to see that they are merely superficial. You will experience that your true nature, and the real you is actually very positive. You are really in the true sense a miracle of nature born to see and experience that.

The essence of meditation is just witnessing the body, mind and feelings without judgment. Modern humans, of eastern or western origin has changed so much that new methods are needed. Hence, many ancient methods of meditating are available that counter sitting and ‘just contemplating one’s belly button. Many methods besides forms of breathing and being still embody Yogic techniques and many pre meditative techniques that involve sounds, movements, aerobic exercises, etc. Infinite forms of meditating can be tailored to the individuals wants and needs.

Meditation is a very simple phenomenon. Meditation is not to do something, but to just be and not doing anything while being at your center. It’s a knack of un-disturbance, and being with the flow. Utter silence is its empowerment for more joy, clarity, vision, and creativity. To be the watcher and not the doer. Watchfulness and awareness, unclouded and not disturbed. A main thing to know is that meditation should be a fun thing to look forward too. It’s not often thought of, but coupling in deep love is perhaps the greatest meditation opportunity. Be the wordless watcher and experience who you really are.
Arhata~

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Islam Best Religion

Islam Best Religion

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June 10, 2021

There is ‘no comfort in the truth’, and this is one! The last major religion to survive, I believe will be the last of the Abrahamic religions consisting of Judaism, Christianity, and lastly, ‘Islam’. Others may say Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, etc. Actually, it doesn’t matter. There is a new religion already here in its infant stages hidden in plain site. People are ready for it, but they just aren’t of the mindset to move away from the churches, temples, and mosques that are run by well meaning administers who bring the words of god by whatever name to billions of people.

It’s not wise to suddenly take people out of the rural country of say 100 years ago and suddenly put them into a bustling modern city of different rules, regulations and expectations. Life is and will always have mysteries hidden from all eyes. Why are we here, what’s it about, where are we going after death? Why is there such trauma? On and on.

All religions are man made (no women) for the people of the times who needed allegories, parables, and archetypes to have moral guidance, optimism, hope, promise of an afterlife, etc. Also, they were/are control devices of the people (major). Still most are of the mindset of people hundreds, thousands of years ago, and they still have a purpose now. There are of course many truths in all religions, but many falsities and bullshit also. As one evolves and sees another way of seeing the same thing with more clarity, religions will slowly disappear and holy books will become museum pieces. Not time to throw the baby out with the water! There is beauty in all religions but mixed with a lot of statements that need better usage of words, ie., King David was a Muslim is a perception that is ‘feel good’ for Muslims while not so for normal evolved Jews.

The good news is no one ‘has to’ change their belief in their God or holy man. Beliefs have meaning and will continue. It’s good to know though that all beliefs come with doubt by definition. One should have strong ‘faith’ in their beliefs, without that beliefs are weak. One can be blinded by religions if there is no questioning. Love or religion best experienced is from a clear heart and open mind. The scriptures are in the loving heart.

Most carry the burdens of unresolved issues which inevitably, like a changing weather day of sun, clouds, and showers, need belief that there will be days of comfortable sun. There may be a rainbow of hope, but a clear sky within the heart and mind lets the sun of love and the ‘Sun of God’ shine in. A mind and heart of meditation knows that regardless of systems of belief, there can be a godliness and a savior in the heart regardless of how the holy books describe them. Positive Prayer and Meditation are roads to knowing the new religiousness.
Arhata~

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Boilerplate Love

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June 6, 2021

The door to creating a more exciting life is here!

Thinking and loving outside the herd mentality is to allow innovative thoughts and experiences to be expressed freely instead of being replaced into more routine, humdrum ways in lockstep often to the way of the masses. Boiler plate in written verbal usage is to have preset forms for convenient use that need no imagination because they are ready made for whatever situation that presents itself. Legal forms are often ‘boiler plate’.

Being creative with the expression ‘boiler plate’ is to see it as a pattern or standardization of behavior that is a deadening of living and even loving. It can be a loss if `Universities as well as all schooling’, don’t promote creative, imaginative thinking outside the box. Why fall into line with ‘mass thinking’ which I call ‘boiler plate’ or copycat thinking, living, and just being like the perceived way that everyone else is doing. It’s being in a rut where imaginative ways are left in the dark of thinking and positive behaving is rarely ‘outside the box’. It’s ok to not be ok and choose to make life exciting to live.

Most of the world is made up of ‘nice people’, however most fall into routines especially with behaviors that become habits, often habits of comfort such as those falling asleep with the many elements of love, their deepening and improvements becoming all but forgotten and just gathering dust. There are endless ways to express love, talking, communicating, feelings, etc. – sadly most take love as more a word than a potential daily experience. Fear? Laziness? Ignorance? Taking it for granted, etc.

Why wait a life time for love of yourself when it’s already there to ignite, and the good news is that the un-ignited embers of love never go out. When you take a moment to power down the invisible corridors of the future where windows and doors of opportunity that are here right now. life opens up beyond what’s it been. They are hidden and you must understand that putting off ‘til tomorrow, that never comes, can be unconsciously slipping into the prisons of resistance. The opportunities to ‘breakout’ as year goes into years, become darker and darker.

To love is nothing, to be loved is something, but to love and to be loved by the one you love, that is EVERYTHING. Put your thoughts to sleep. Do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. – Rumi. Time to wake up from the swamps and take a conscious trip to the stars. Better said? Love yourself not from the swamps of love, but to the stars of love. Your thoughts, love, and just living can become like tirelessly dreading water. Wake up and fly with your heart as the compass! The door is open!! Arhata~

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Boiler Plate Love

Boiler Plate Love
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June 6, 2021

The door to creating a more exciting life is here!

Thinking and loving outside the herd mentality is to allow innovative thoughts and experiences to be expressed freely instead of being replaced into more routine, humdrum ways in lockstep often to the way of the masses. Boiler plate in written verbal usage is to have preset forms for convenient use that need no imagination because they are ready made for whatever situation that presents itself. Legal forms are often ‘boiler plate’.

Being creative with the expression ‘boiler plate’ is to see it as a pattern or standardization of behavior that is a deadening of living and even loving. It can be a loss if `Universities as well as all schooling’, don’t promote creative, imaginative thinking outside the box. Why fall into line with ‘mass thinking’ which I call ‘boiler plate’ or copycat thinking, living, and just being like the perceived way that everyone else is doing. It’s being in a rut where imaginative ways are left in the dark of thinking and positive behaving is rarely ‘outside the box’. It’s ok to not be ok and choose to make life exciting to live.

Most of the world is made up of ‘nice people’, however most fall into routines especially with behaviors that become habits, often habits of comfort such as those falling asleep with the many elements of love, their deepening and improvements becoming all but forgotten and just gathering dust. There are endless ways to express love, talking, communicating, feelings, etc. – sadly most take love as more a word than a potential daily experience. Fear? Laziness? Ignorance? Taking it for granted, etc.

Why wait a lifetime for love of yourself when it’s already there to ignite, and the good news is that the un-ignited embers of love never go out. When you take a moment to power down the invisible corridors of the future where windows and doors of opportunity that are here right now. life opens up beyond what’s it been. They are hidden and you must understand that putting off ‘til tomorrow, that never comes, can be unconsciously slipping into the prisons of resistance. The opportunities to ‘breakout’ as year goes into years, become darker and darker.

To love is nothing, to be loved is something, but to love and to be loved by the one you love, that is EVERYTHING. Put your thoughts to sleep. Do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. – Rumi. Time to wake up from the swamps and take a conscious trip to the stars. Better said? Love yourself not from the swamps of love, but to the stars of love. Your thoughts, love, and just living can become like tirelessly dreading water. Wake up and fly with your heart as the compass! The door is open!! Arhata~

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Palpable Absurdities

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June 1, 2021

Sometimes experiences seem real or to some crazy or absurd as in doing something today, that your future self will benefit from. Expressing genuine love will always have a residual effect.

Love is as strong as death such that you feel you can even touch it. Palpable is usually reserved for situations in which something invisible becomes so intense that it feels as though it has substance or weight. Someone who has experienced a death in the family might say that her grief feels palpable.

An absurd example might be when a mother is called by her little one that there is a ‘boogie man’ under the bed or in the closet. For the mom it is a palpable absurdity and of course mom has to use ‘skillful words’ of explanation. An addled, suspicious or paranoid mind is one confused, foggy, or discombobulated and appears to another as a palpable condition that seems obvious. A mind filled with the emotion of the heart appears as if it can be reached out and touched, or in other words, palpably real.

The gap between what you say and what you do can be palpable as, between what you promise and what you delivered, and is like a drain in the road. The drain is where water escapes, just as your power will seep away if there is a difference between your words and your actions. Ask yourself everyday, were your thoughts, words and actions aligned? Were they palpably real? Ask someone else what they saw in you too. Feedback is the food of all positive change. Were my words and actions palpably seen or have you been just shadow boxing and being a ‘wack-a-doodle?

A personal palpable absurdity is that when a friend suggested that I looked related to rock star’s Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fame and that I could be his father. What made it palpable was our close ‘extended family’ connection in the same neighborhood, and that included his attractive similarly aged, mom Wendy. At the time of his ‘conception’, since I was in the same ‘neighborhood’, that was palpable…but absurd?

There is an unusual word called, ‘sciamachy’ which is a battle against perceived, perhaps imaginary enemies, which is really fighting with your own shadow as the real enemy is within you. ‘Missing the obvious’ like ‘male energy’ is immoral, when the reality is not necessarily so or that female energy is cloaked and sneaky. More palpable and absurd is missing the endless fountain of love within you. Remember…fountains have to be turned on!

Arhata~

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Set Fire to Negativity 🔥

Set Fire to Negativity 🔥

May 29, 2021

Set fire to the rain and storms that invade your life, and make way for more sunshine in your moments. Set fire to the negatives to burn, all hostilities, angers, judgements, burdens, stress and strife of your life. Be free, and see how beautiful it would be if you could set fire to your negativity. Help yourself break free from negativity for you mean too much to life and the giver of your life.

The key to life and love is to open up your heart and soul. Let all negative fall from your mind and heart, and as they fall, rise to claim the new view of you. Breath out what needs to be let go of and breath in the love that wants to join you. Life can be dark, but let the darkness be over while letting the invisible source of life kiss your heart and mind to be saved from the depths of darkness. Your hands may be strong, but you have been too weak of heart and mind to keep from falling into the abyss of the dark and helpless.

Remember there’s a side to you that you never knew, all the things you’d think and feel were often never true for you. Stop the games you play. You often think win, and yet is it a deception from the best that awaits but for your settling for the lesser. Set fire to the rain and pain in the negative brain of the heart and mind. Close your eyes, feel you’re here forever.You and love are as one together, nothing is better than the side of you that you never knew.

Take yourself on the river of rain to the oceans of love. Let your love’s survival not be the titanic of love. It’s time for us to get real serious before we part from this life, and with all the love we can hold to enrich us in the spiritual world. Let the dark moments be an opportunity to seek the light of positivity.

You’re never going to dance again like you did when under the gentle breezes of the soft blue skies. Love will never be the same, unless all your deep love is ready to spread its wings and fly everywhere. Let the negatives be ashes to aches and carried off by the winds to the oceans of love’s endless renewal of a new dawn and a new day. Always be in harmony with existence. Life is a dream, let you be the dreamer of actualizing life and not let it be just happenstance. Set your burdening limits on a funeral pyre, and then rise like a phoenix to the suns of love. Truth and love are jailed by your fear and ignorance. There is nothin’ else you’re searchin’ for more than love of yourself. Set the celestial, ethereal fire within to rise to the illimitable essence of the real you. Set fire to all negativity. Arhata~

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Fat Sucks

Fat Sucks
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May 25, 2015

Fat people need love. In fact, lots of it. Maybe there is some type of love missing including love of self. No one likes ‘tying their shoes’ to be an ordeal they would like to avoid, or for anything wanted to be avoided but for ‘issues’. If there was a magic pill that would readjust weight to one’s proper weight, wouldn’t that be wonderful? Hmmm…not really! We are what we are because of what came before, and that which we are attached to. Some of it good, some of it bad. The key is always letting go of what encumbers you from the positive ‘healthies’ of life.

Many of the nicest people I’ve encountered have been physically fat. I’ve had an aunt, a brother in-law, a grandma, and many friends who were excessively overweight. Strangely, right at this moment, I heard a click on my phone? Looking at it word for word…’’Arhata, if you do this for 24 nights you will lose 46 lbs.’’ (306) 213-4917. Hmmmm….I’m 215 lbs minus 46 = 169 lbs. No thank you, I’m well over 6’ and large framed!

Be careful when you criticize even if you think it’s constructive criticism. All people have something they are at least a bit self conscious over. Use ‘skillful means’ in a choice of gestures and words, as judgments can have a boomerang/karmic effect especially when you have sensitive issues about something. Everything is as it should be given the background. Spiritual development to improve all aspects of oneself that can be is a choice. Telling someone they have an eating disorder is not going to help you in Dale Carnegie’s classic best seller, ‘How to Win Friends & Influence People’.

The list of personal sensitivities is endless such as calling someone ignorant, dumb, stupid, etc. when the fact is everyone possesses an ignorant side with the tip of the iceberg being what they know more about than most. Be humble and realize, you possess more dumbness than smarts – and that can be proven. The human race, inspite of its many qualities and inventions, everyone struggles with something, a main one being knowing and loving the inner self

You are more than the shell for your soul that is your body, and every day fight to remind yourself of that, and reminding yourself that that is all people see of you sometimes.”Be mindful of the ‘fat in your brain’ that wants to get out and make room for healthy organic thoughts and emotions. Focus on people’s positives, and not what might be a touchy subject. Even if you cannot change all the people you choose to be around, life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate and value you. Spend time with people who you can dialog with and that make you smile, laugh, and feel loved. Love life with your best shot always! Be open to change negative perceptions.
Arhata~

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Flickering Love 🤷

Flickering Love 🤷
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May 23, 2021
Love can be a booby trap! Love is not the same for everyone. Give the most sensitive amount of fertilizer to plants, including sun, temperature, and water vs the same plants getting not enough of it, and the experience in growth will produce different results. A ‘flicker’ of truth, love or whatever is never going to produce the same results as that representing common sense, and heartfelt sensitivity.

Love is ‘organic’ when it doesn’t have negative energies in it. Most relationships are the ‘supermarket kind’ with a lot of non essential additives that remain inside the love. Rare are two people that come together with unrelenting, consistent deep love which I call ‘organic love’. Love with unresolved ingredients is what is called in the fruit and vegetable world non organic, and likely sprayed with pesticides (like the infamous Roundup). Fake love and love that’s off and on, especially for ‘show’ to others, inevitably results in poor love health that likely is always repaired with bandaid methods. A complete overhaul of getting rid of blocks that poison love by making it undependable is a gift to the self.

Incomplete love flickers between being on and off. The taste is not always right, and when in a relationship, each partner has their own ‘flicker on and off timeline’ making it difficult to see the light of harmony together. Life has a lot available to choose. Wrong choices and there is a lot to lose, especially to both in love through life’s challenges. Sometimes in a ‘flicker love’, when not choosing to evolve, there are power shortages accompanied by violent storms of energy. Hopefully the lights of love come back on, but it’s a warning that things need to be fixed. Always it begins with yourself first, but of course the other must also be fixed with an open non flickering heart.

In harmony with your inner self and, love ‘lights brighter’. In a couple, there is great strength when in sync, rather than both having flickering, struggling moments of disconnection. Sentenced to a yo-yo partnership really is ‘karma’ for being that way yourself. Being alone and not entangled in a prison like relationship is a great opportunity to seek and use the many techniques to raise your energy which is a natural way to avoid being chained to what you would avoid if your mental and heart system were working on all cylinders. Love is both dangerous, and yet in its higher expression an entry into a special freedom of joy and bliss. Deep love is enlightenment! Most everyone can have it. Take quiet times to close your eyes and watch the breath, letting whatever comes up just be. One day, it fades away and love shines through. Life gives rewards as you give to it.

Arhata~

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Careful Love

Careful Love 🌈

May 17, 2021

Love can be dangerous. Love can take your breath away. Love can be like a fire that burns out. Love can also put your breath back into a new life. However, be careful who you love! Unfinished love is lost love, but is love really ever lost? Love that never reached its completion will always leave an empty spot in the heart. Love sometimes wants to love what or who won’t receive it for their blocks to love within them, and of course do you have them? Change is constant and with that change comes winning or losing and everything in between. The moments keep flowing as a river bouncing over rocks and all else within their way. That moment is fleeting, but let the heart catch it, and it can fill the memories of love forever.

One’s life is always because of someone and that someone is many of different impacts beginning with ‘mom’. Because of those ‘once strangers’ imprint, you are the new you. No life is without pain and yet is an opportunity of gain whether you see it or not. Be in awareness and thankfulness if you can see loss or pain as opportunity. Sometimes new opportunity comes slowly and unrealized for a long time.

Always I think of the surreal, beautiful girl from another country when together we both enjoyed several years of love. After a year, it was like ‘oceans apart’ as we both stayed close even though we were 3,000 miles apart with me in NYC and her in Portland, Or. We both followed great job opportunities while leaving it open that we’d come together when it was clear who had the best career opportunity. Well, we both had the best job. After coast to coast visits every few weeks for a few short years life together flowed into the ocean where we parted.

The great loss was with a deep loss, but nearly a year later, I met someone who I never imagined then would the best friend of my life who affected great opportunities far beyond my imagination. Sometimes it takes ‘time’ to see that one loss can follow with something life changing in a positive way that wouldn’t have happened but for even a great loss. Loss is like a river, love yourself, send love out, and flow with it to the mysterious moments coming. Life’s flowing can be lifted to new positive dimensions for those who always let go and keep paths open.

Always nurture love’s feeling whether in loss or in the new moment. Remember that the love really is you loving your inner self. Love is like a baby, and needs great care through wherever it goes in life. Love is in the air, and the secret is that the air is love. Find more of it through your attraction abilities in a let go and/or breathing meditations. We are always young and free to receive and give love. Every moment is starting over!

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