In The Moment

We’ve all heard the saying, Be in the moment.

Many of us have a grasp of what that means. To me, I consider my understanding of Buhdism of the concept of enlightenment; that there is this place or way to exist that is filled with peace and joy and an empty, open mind where one is connected with life in an ideal way.

However, being in the moment means something different to everyone. Can you be in the moment if you don’t know / understand the moment? Is perspective reality or is reality reality?

Of course, the answer is, reality is reality, and perspective gets in the way of reality.

Today, I’m thinking of this in terms of people getting in their own way. Do you know people that exaggerate and / or that don’t speak the truth? Do you know people that lack context in their rationalizations? People that have their own story about what’s happening, and you can’t help but ask, why is this person seeing things this way?

As I think of various examples I find common threads. There’s typically negativity. The perspective is often that, someone else is doing something I don’t like. Finger pointing, and this can completely cloud the person’s awareness.

So, awareness is a big part of knowing or of being in the moment. And, everyone will tell you that they think they’re self aware. So, does it come down to perspective? And, what about the idea of an empty mind? Can you be in the moment if you’re holding on to something? Holding something against someone(s)? Carrying weight from the past into the opportunity in front of you?

No. One can’t. I’ve experienced that evolved state of consciousness. The golden light. The empty, open mind. A state of being where I was living a more evolved existence.

It was temporary, but I was shown just how far We are from our potential. I was shown that heaven and hell exist on earth, and that it’s a matter of the mind; that our minds are getting in the way of a better way of living.

We’ve all got a story. Rather, stories. A past, and stories to ourselves about our circumstances; what’s happening to us right now, who we are, and what we’re doing; what our place is.

The truth is, we were never taught the right way to be. Our parents and theirs never understood the true nature of life. So, what is this life to you? What is your purpose? What are you trying to prove? For who? Why?

Do you believe in love? Do you believe in the idea of peace on earth? Are there certain questions like these that you ignore day in and day out? Is it your job to make a difference? Does it start with self?

As always, I hope my writing reaches someone(s), and that it has a positive affect. Food for thought if nothing else. My suggestion for you is to spend more time in meditation. No. Not necessarily on the floor, Indian style. But, with yourself, in a quiet place, where you can practice Not Thinking. Just be. With yourself and this beautiful life you have, just the way it is.

The Answer is Very Simple

We clearly don’t have the answer figured out, or we’d be investing much more in education; helping our youth as much as we can and teaching them how to be better than we are.

Think about it. It’s really that simple.

Massive change is needed. Educating the next generation the right way is the quickest path to meaningful, lasting change.

And, this starts with leaders, acknowledging on behalf of the people, that we’re all fucked up; our system, and the majority.

Think Less. Feel More.

I’m thinking about, Think less. Feel more. And, I’m thinking about this along with the idea of self awareness. Self awareness in terms of what comes out of our mouths.

In any given situation, work or home… think before you speak, and ask yourself, Can I find the answer on my own? Do I know the answer? Does this person want to hear what I have to say? Did they ask for my thoughts or opinion? And, are the words that I will speak coming from a good place? Am I seeing this person in a positive light? Are the words that I have in mind kind?

With these thoughts I surmise, there’s too much talking, and too much thinking. Too many unnecessary comments and conversations.

Think less. Feel more, and I believe we’ll find a better head space. Better perspective… and kinder words.

Help Me Help You

Is it Rude to Conclude, you’re-unwilling-to-change?

That your head’s very-much-in-the-Sand?

If not, may we talk? I’m talking simple debate.

I’m just wanting to Understand.

Can’t you see that I care? In your interest, I’m here.

I can see that you’re set in your Way.

But, give me a chance. I’m suggesting, more-time;

A gift for the taking, Today.

Perfect Circle

So what do you see?
What are you workin on?
Do things look good,
To you?

Lemme see that weight?
Your pain.
I wanna hold it.
Give it here,
My dear.
It’s ok.
My love.
I wanna show you somethin.

Turns out, it’s not the dark,
But the brightest light
That makes it hard to see.

But, look.
Your reflection

Next to you the sky’s are blue.
Can you see it now?

Perfect circle.
Around the sun.
There’s been no rain
Above the clouds.
It’s always there.

We just can’t always see it.

Right Prayer

I believe in myself and my loved ones.
Oh, Great Energy, protect us and guide us.
We desire balance, peace, joy, and prosperity, and to be aligned with you.
Help us to see and to grow closer to you.

Help us to always mind your love and light and to hold ourselves and others in this truth.

We are too often short sighted and small minded.
Help us to see through and past our trappings and situations that draw us in and down.

May your greatness shine through us.
May we lead by example.
May our actions be such that we’re valuing the interests of others.
Help us with awareness and compassion.
Help us to trust and to find peace and strength in your way.

Thank you, Great Energy.

On My Way Back to You.

Kinder thoughts
As you come and go.
From my mind.
All the time.
Wishing for that better space;
Open.
Fine. No problem, as the past fades away
In its place.

Connected, right, the light comes in,
Like the wind,
For a time.

Just want it to stay.
For always.
For us.

Just want you to stay
With me.

Why did you have to go
So soon?

Come back to me.

I’m on my way
To you.

How to be Going Forward

In a way
That weighs,
I’m in the way.
Encroaching on space
Of others.

I consider my place.
I’m mindful of others.
But I’m often not what they want.

Expectations of me.
Some i can’t see.
Some others, i disagree (with).

So, what should I do,
But fight-through these things,
And Stand-for what i am about?

Just being here, or just walking by you, can insight the deepest of fear. I can cause you to flee; your reaction to me. You may listen, but my truth you can’t hear.

Through The Fire

If we only knew
How it was
And can be
We would see
What I’ve seen
And I know.
And, i know
It-can be-better
Right here and right now
Is forever
And Heaven is here
But it’s fear
That keeps us from there
As we stare
And believe
This is something it’s not
Is hell
Here on earth
Is the way it will stay
Til we change.

So close
Yet so far
We dont know
Where we are
But the fire
Will clean us
As long as we need it
Til we-have come through it.
It’s backwards
Yet progress.
We’re moving towards light
Then we’ll see…

What we couldn’t.