Breath

Everything else grabs our attention, when the breath comes abundantly.
Everything else loses it’s priority, when the breath becomes scarce.
Then that which matters finally will only be the breath itself.

1209-not-many-things-in-lifeReal freedom is not when I free myself from external forces, but when I free myself from the clutches of my mind .

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Getting in touch within

 

It is not about fixing things around us.

It is about getting in touch with the peace within us.

Sometimes it is hard to believe that it is the other way around. All our lives we have been taught that to solve our problems, we have to focus on getting things right on the outside. We think that things will be perfect when we start to fix things around us. We fail to realize that most of the time as we clear up something, something else gets messed up.

We presume that everything will work out fine so long as we we keep solving our problems around us. But somehow each time we fix something, another thing pops up waiting to be fixed or solved.

Each time we fill one pothole, another pothole crops up. Each time we are satisfied that we have achieved something, another desire or goal arises to be fulfilled. Each time we think we have got what we had wanted, there is one more thing that we want.

When I get in touch with the peace within me, things change miraculously !  Everything may or may not remain the same on the outside. But my feelings, my perspective, my state of mind takes a complete U turn…  I no longer feel the frustration, anger and sadness that I had felt before.

The magic lies in this simple turning of my consciousness from the outside to the inside, even for a short period of time constantly … When I get in touch with that peace within me, it also embraces me in it’s arms. I too take on the shade of the colour of peace and clarity …

Real freedom is not when I free myself from external forces, but when I free myself from the clutches of my mind .

Then I can deal with the problems around me, not coming from a place of confusion, anger and frustration but  from a place of peace, clarity and tranquillity.

Life….

Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances.

You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, fall in love and smile until your face hurts.

Don’t be afraid to take chances and most of all, live in the moment! ♥

The seven principles of Huna

 

These are the Seven Spiritual Principles which create the core philosophy of Hawaiian Huna.

As the world attempted to eradicate the teachings of ancient cultures of Native peoples around the globe, Hawai’i’s wisdom was hidden in the chants of the Ancient Ones and the Hulahula (Hula dances).

They beautifully and simply describe who you are and what is possible for you. These are some of the most ancient teachings on the planet.


A Woman finding herself …..

She is a woman, finding her own space and place  in this  ever changing world.
One more human being, discovering herself,
 each day a new beginning – a new awakening .
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Loving, emotional, temperamental, moody, passionate ….
and trusting.  Desperately trying to be honest in the midst of  a world filled with greed and selfishness.
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Someone who gets  easily attached to people emotionally ….
One trait that she knows that she needs to change so as not to get hurt
But  then, she also knows that she has  her other side  too.
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Stubborn,  fiercely independent, wanting to break away from all the norms,
society has placed before her .
Sometimes she may even appear to be a little rebellious and arrogant  ….
Others may merely view her as a woman of respect and quiet in demeanor strictly adhering to the norms of society….
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But only she knows herself  to be this other  person ….
longing to  be released  from this capsule surrounding her  …
Someone who has been conditioned over the years by society with it’s usual code of conducts and morals.
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She can be shy and bold at the same time..
And  may suddenly come out of  her shell and reveal her innermost feelings,
or withdraw herself  within totally, unable to express what  she  truly feels.
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Someone  longing  to be released  from the chains tied around her .
She wants to taste the  liberty of freedom,
yet knows deep down, it’s limitations too.
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She is both black and white and all the hues in between,
 Finding herself strange and  complicated, sometimes she smiles to  herself .
People  may find her a little outrageous at times,
when she allows them a glimpse of her other rebellious side.
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Sometimes, surprising herself , she throws away all her fears and  inhibitions surrounding her.
Breaking away like a butterfly from it’s cocoon,
to spread her wings, she experiences little glimpses of paradise at times .
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A woman who loves her  freedom, and wants to feel the flight…
She is  constantly evolving, changing, growing,
Learning, unlearning, releasing and holding .
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Just as a fluid  she flows …
Discovering the many splendors, life has to offer her !
A woman,  on her very own journey finding  herself….

Reflections…..

 

 

“If we find ourselves frequently getting angry with people around us, chances are that we have too many rules as to how life ought be lived. The lesser the rules as to how life should be, the more joy we experience. Even if we have created rules for ourselves, we need to realize that other people have their own rules too. Freedom from anger lies in not pushing our rules onto others and expecting them to comply”. ~ Sudhir Krishnan