“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
The waves crash against the rocky beach,
There is turbulence on the ocean surface.
The beaches see the tides rise and move in,
There is constant movement everywhere.
Yet when I dive deep within the ocean
I witness something else inside….
In the midst of all this chaos, there is a calmness,
The innermost sanctuary is filled with peace.
If I could learn from the ocean,
This is what I would understand….
Dive deep, dive within and find your place of rest
There lies within me, the abode of peace and tranquillity.
This is my home , my only true abode …..
The pot needs to be broken again and again to recreate itself. For it to become a bigger one, It needs to lose the older one. The act is of preparing itself to carry more . And so do I. …. I too need to constantly break free of my chains and concepts. And also ideas of what is, what I have been, believed in and been chained by/ to. I need not fear any more the breaking of the pot . I recognize now, that it is for my own good and growth …..
This is the process, I finally realize. I cannot hold on to the breaking of the pot. It will happen automatically in due time. That is it’s nature. And the outcome on the contrary to what everyone believes in, is not of pain or suffering, but of understanding, compassion and love…
Some people say: “In this big universe, you’re just a speck of dust.”
You may be a speck of dust, but oh, what a speck of dust.
In this speck of dust, the infinite and the finite are fused;
and you are the threshold of the two.
Here, the mortal being comes as close
as it possibly can to the immortal.
The same power that drives the universe breathes us.
We have been chosen to be the platform for life.
~ Prem Rawat
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! ♥
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).