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Krishnamurti – A Man for Our Times

posted by David G Arenson ND

Via: The Total Human Being Network

The outstanding spiritual teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti was once asked the key to his happiness. His response is gold – “I don’t mind how it goes.”

How perfect to meditate on those simple words.

Born in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986) was adopted by Dr Besant, then President of the Theosophical Society. The Order of the Star of the East was formed as it was predicted that Krishnamurti would become a world teacher of peace to lead the world into a new age.

“As human beings we are all capable of inquiry, of discovery, and this whole process is meditation. Meditation is inquiry into the very being of the meditator. You cannot meditate without self-knowledge, without being aware of the ways of your own mind, from the superficial responses to the most complex subtleties of thought.”

Ultimately Krishnamurti became a great teacher outside of any religion or dogma. He preached universal ideals of mindfulness, awareness, love and happiness:

“Our Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice. It is man’s pretence that because he has choice he is free. Freedom is pure observation without direction, without fear of punishment and reward.
Freedom is without motive; freedom is not at the end of the evolution of man but lies in the first step of his existence. In observation one begins to discover the lack of freedom.
Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity.
Thought is time. Thought is born of experience and knowledge which are inseparable from time and the past. Time is the psychological enemy of man. Our action is based on knowledge and therefore time, so man is always a slave to the past.
Thought is ever-limited and so we live in constant conflict and struggle. There is no psychological evolution.

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When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts he will see the division between the thinker and thought, the observer and the observed, the experiencer and the experience. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time.
This timeless insight brings about a deep radical mutation in the mind.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

We are living through some tumultous times and Krishnamurti’s call for timeless observation and awareness of the mind, is a voice that needs to be heard right now. Focusing our attention on the outside is a recipe for suffering. Focus within and find the inner light flickering with hope and glory.

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David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher and Energy Healer
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When I Started to Love Myself

posted by David G Arenson ND
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What would happen if we loved ourselves? What will happen when we start to love ourselves…

Perhaps the most important personal growth topic that exists! Imagine actually really deeply fully and totally loving yourself. You know why? ‘Cos you deserve it in every way!

Yes! You deserve to be loved, to love, and to bask in the glory of being the only “you” in the entire universe!

As the Buddha taught ~ “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

I’m sharing amazing prose by my beautiful friend, Tamara Critch who contemplates this idea. I first heard these words read to me in the midst of a meditation and felt deeply moved and enriched by it. I hope you enjoy:

 

“When I started loving myself
At any given opportunity, I see, I am at the right place at the right time.
Everything happens for good reason and I can be calm and still have faith, even when things don’t always work out how I’d like.
Now I know this is: TRUST.

When I started loving myself
It’s uncomfortable to try and force desire on others,
especially when the time is not right or the person is not ready,
even though this person is mostly me.
Now I know this is: LETTING GO.

When I started loving myself
I recognize emotional pain and grief felt in my body are simply warnings for me not to live against my own truth and set healthy boundaries.
Now I know this is: AUTHENTICITY.

When I started loving myself
I stopped longing for another life or to be someone else
and see that everything around me is an opportunity for growth.
Now I know this is: WISDOM.

When I started loving myself
I stopped depriving myself of free time, that’s just for me
No longer concocting future projects, I do what makes my heart laugh, that is fun and full of joy.
In my way and in my time.
Now I know this is: SINCERITY.

When I started loving myself
I stopped needing to always be right and now embrace the teachings of being wrong and not taking failure as anything personal
whilst remain patient.
Now I know this is: HUMILITY.

When I started loving myself
I refused to live in the past or worry about my future.
Now I live only in this moment ,where it all takes place and observe the body and how it’s feeling as it is without judgment.
Now I know this is: MINDFULNESS.

When I started loving myself
I realized that thinking creates reality and the many things I can’t change and even though being positive will not guarantee bad things won’t happen,
it just helps the journey to be more enjoyable
and that makes all the difference.
Now I know this is: HAPPINESS.

When I started loving myselfiloveme
My body started to sing and vibrate health
when I forgave that person, cells began to regenerate, healing in itself. The sweet surrender to the noise existing outside happening
doesn’t need to be taken within.
Now I know this is: GRACE.

When I started loving myself
I experienced so much love and magic in my life and miracles began to happen when I never expected them.
I then saw that love is not something I do or earn.
It’s something I allow.
I allow love to love me.
Now I know this is: GRATITUDE.”

~ Tamara Critch, http://mywellnessworx.wordpress.com

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You are awesome as you are, and I love you!

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David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher and Energy Healer
Find out more about me: http://www.findshambhala.com

Inquire about arranging a retreat: http://www.mretreat.com

To send a question for Q&A with David, please email David - david@mretreat.com

Let there be Peace on Earth and Let it Begin with Me

posted by David G Arenson ND
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Image Quote: Seymour Miller and Jill Jackson

A new age is emerging from the dust of conflict. Arising from the embers of destruction is an end to war. It is the final days of dismemberment of and disembodyment of the sacred temple which is the human being and our radiant earth.

With war and strife being broadcast on the airwaves with wild abandon, it would seem that the end of days is nigh. Yet what if the very opposite was true?

What if the negative eruption was merely a prelude to peace? What if the storm we are seeing is a final explosion of strife before the calm of dawn emanates its serene message?

The powers of control that have held us hostage and hijacked our freedom, are weakening. It is only through vile propaganda, fear-mongering and hate-speech that war can be prolonged. It will not last. It cannot continue in perpetuity. It is simply not in our nature.

Our true nature is far removed from this chaos. Humanity is waking up. We’ve been looking in all the wrong places. The peace we seek cannot be found outside ourselves – it’s within. The mirror seeks its reflection – our true nature is infinity.

What is the legacy of our civilization? What message do we wish to leave to our future ancestors?

Do we wish to wait for the world to move, or could it begin with ourselves? Let peace begin with me.

Transformation starts with looking in the mirror at the self. It can be no other way. Simply put, taking responsibility for everything that appears in one’s life, is the starting point.

“As you live deeper in the heart,
the mirror gets clearer and cleaner”
~ Rumi

We come to experience wholeness by opening ourselves to vulnerability, revealing the flower within. Honoring our whole selves including our dark or shadow self is a very loving act that brings us home to wholeness, authenticity and truth. Death exists without the need for us to die every day. So, too of sadness, illness, and any limitation.
 Polarities exist in everything. Polarity exists without the need for us to experience all polarities. We don’t have to experience hardship to enjoy life.

Zen teaches us acceptance of all that is. In this acceptance, we allow ourselves to be compassionate for all things. So we may come to experience wholeness. It is through cultivating a compassionate and accepting heart, that we develop these feelings and qualities within our souls. Then we end up discovering what was there all along. Really, all that is required is to come home to ourselves – a grand surrendering to all that is.

“No matter how many leaves would the tree of your soul have
in front of the intense
heat in the words of
Time in this world,
they can never shade the
Eternity lost inside
You.”
~ Sorin Cerin

At its core, our nature is God. We carry the essence of the infinite within. Learning Nature’s laws thus guides and informs us about our own nature. Living in harmony with Nature is the route to living in harmony with ourselves. And the opposite is true – living in harmony with ourselves leads to living in harmony with Nature.

Perception guides how we interpret Nature, yet Nature’s boundless complexity persists despite our judgements. At its knowing core, Nature is giving and receiving, infinitely pliable. From Nature, we can learn the power of infinite flexibility. Before receiving, there must be giving and before giving, there must be receiving.

The context of our times is one of fear and limitation. We have been wrong about one fundamental idea which has polluted our entire consciousness – this idea that we are separate. Becoming liberated” is about freeing oneself from the lies and deception of the society around us that believes ourselves to be separate.

When we feel lost,” our soul has not gone off track. Our soul is a light, it’s never lost. It’s more likely that we are totally on course and coming closer than ever to personal transformation. We grow more on the edge of our comfort zone.

More likely we have disconnected from Nature, our nature. A nature walk is more curative than any medicine. Nature is the great disorder we have been seeking to heal in ourselves. Nature is the silent hidden enemy we have been warring against. Nature has been our nemesis – we have been fighting against each other, against ourselves. Our epiphany lies in accepting our Nature.

We have traditionally seen ourselves as separate and it’s become a source of artificial comfort. This mentality restricts our quality of life. It prevents us from reaching out to our neighbors, across borders, yet it is also symbolic of what we do to our inner world, for our outer world reflects our inner world. How we limit ourselves. Not only do we limit what we can achieve as individuals and as a collective, we also limit how we see the world and our resultant ability to experience the world. Limitation colours our perspective.

We are all the same flesh and blood, made from the same cosmic particles. The differences we highlight are an illusion. Our perceived differences are the greatest illusion that exists. It is only that which we focus on that makes us seem different, if we really knew what we were, we wouldn’t see ourselves as separate any more. We are connected, part of the one grand awakening, part of the divine dance of creation.

“You can expand to infinity — it all depends on your courage. And courage also comes as your experience grows, as you see that the more you expand, the more beautiful life becomes; the more you expand, the more love showers on you; the more you expand… everything takes on a new psychedelic dimension. It becomes more colorful, more alive, more dancing. The ordinary world suddenly starts changing into something extraordinary. The mundane becomes the sacred. And these are the most significant moments in life — when the mundane becomes sacred.”
~ Osho

How do we find peace when the world seems hopeless?

The journey from war and separation to peace and harmony starts with each of us taking responsibility for ourselves. Our personal pilgrimage into wholeness requires the courage to look within. Healing arises from an open heart via self-awareness, honesty, acceptance and compassion. The peace we seek requires each person to step into healing all that has troubled and oppressed our ancestors.

The healing heart of one person affects the whole collective of humanity. We may not realise today, yet in a few years time when we look back, we will be amazed how circumstances magically worked out to take us where we were meant to be.

Let’s rest in gratitude for all that is now, and work together to make it how we wish it could be.

“Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
With every step I take,
Let this be my solemn vow:
To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.”
~ Anon

Healing is a journey to wholeness and freedom that exists already. We were born free. Our true nature is peace. And it all begins with me…

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Image Quote via Rumi (Google Images)

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What do you think? Feel free to comment down below!
You are awesome as you are, and I love you!

And if you love me back, please click ‘share’ up at the top!

David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher and Energy Healer
Find out more about me: http://www.findshambhala.com

Inquire about arranging a retreat: http://www.mretreat.com

To send a question for Q&A with David, please email David - david@mretreat.com

Surrender, Let Go & Let God

posted by David G Arenson ND
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Quote: Alan Watts

We suffer when we try too hard. Life cannot be forced. How have we arrived at this place of limitation where we are collectively placing up walls up on our consciousness which imprison us and go against Nature’s ways?

Society has been wrong about one fundamental idea which has polluted our entire consciousness – this idea that we are separate.

We have been hijacked by left-brain analysis and domination, taught to tick boxes, and fulfill obligations, follow order and suppress creativity.

It’s time to end our left-brain-centered thinking and open ourselves to new pathways of expression, in essence, surrendering to the imagination.

Moreover, our estrangement from each other is a barrier to self-discovery and the evolution of society.

We have been taught to think in terms of limitation. It’s time for limitlessness to be reintroduced into our thinking.

“Do you think you can take over the
universe and improve it?
I do not believe it can be done.

The universe is sacred.
You cannot improve it.
If you try to change it, you will ruin it.
If you try to hold it, you will lose it.”
~ Tao Te Ching, 29

Before receiving, there must be giving and before giving, there must be receiving. Perception guides how we interpret Nature, yet Nature’s boundless complexity persists despite our judgements. At its unknowing core, Nature is giving and receiving, infinitely pliable.

From Nature, we can learn the power of infinite flexibility. To live forever we need to be infinitely adaptable.

“The softest thing in the universe
Overcomes the hardest thing in the universe.
That without substance can enter where there is no room.
Hence I know the value of non-action.

Force is followed by loss of strength.
This is not the way of Tao.

Being is born of not being.
Soft and weak overcome hard and strong.

Yielding is the way of the Tao.”

~ Tao Te Ching, 30, 36, 40, 43

At our core, we are Nature, so why have we let ourselves be ruled by rules, judgments, analysis, critiques, old-fashioned science and limitation?

Yielding has all to do with letting go. This means letting go of our perceived limitations, as well as letting go of swimming uphill, as well as letting go of anger, letting go of jealousy, letting go of idleness, letting go of outdated ideas, perpetual letting go.

How we limit ourselves.

Many of us are living lives of quiet limitation. Not only do we limit what we can achieve as individuals and as a collective, we also limit how we see the world and our resultant ability to experience the world. Limitation colours our perspective. We rather stick to seeing the world through “safe” eyes and not rocking the boat too much. We are perennial under-achievers.

“What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don’t live up until their death.” ~ Charles Bukowski

We see ourselves as separate and it suits us that way. It makes us feel comfortable. We like the perceived safety of the “laager” (a camp or encampment formed by a circle of wagons). This mentality restricts our quality of life. It is based on a lie that cannot continue to be perpetuated indefinitely. It prevents us from reaching out to our neighbours, across borders, yet it is also symbolic of what we do to our inner world, for our outer world reflects our inner world. Borders are imaginary; they only exist because we create them.

Our perceived differences are the greatest illusion that exists.

We are all the same flesh and blood, made from the same cosmic particles. The differences we highlight are an illusion.

It is only that which we focus on that makes us seem different, if we really knew what we were, we wouldn’t see ourselves as separate any more. We are connected, part of the one cosmic awakening, part of the divine dance of creation.

“We are all on the same path… Our separation from each other is an illusion of consciousness.” ~ Albert Einstein

This grand illusory cosmic dance of the imagination is exciting beyond compare, liberating beyond belief, and ultimately it will be humanity’s salvation.

First, we will have to explode the fears and myths that imprison our minds and hold our souls captive.

Most people are taught to see the world in terms of limitation and outdated definitions that place everything neatly into little boxes.

Is there such a thing as an objective reality? Perhaps the whole world is a dream or a dance of consciousness dreaming itself alive?

Perhaps everything we perceive is merely imagination. This shouldn’t be a deterrent – our weakness is in believing we are rational and that our strength is in reason. Even the brilliant scientist Einstein knew this when he posited that “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

So it is the world of imagination that really conceives of our reality construct. It is our imagination that dreams our perception of the world into being. In choosing to pollute our world, we have distorted our reality. It has placed a cloud on the prism of our consciousness.

We are holding on to things that need to be let go of and released. Society has created left-brained order which has outgrown itself and become imprisonment. It’s time to let go.

“In the pursuit of learning,
every day something is acquired.
In the pursuit of Tao,
every day something is dropped.”
~ Tao Te Ching, 48

Loving what appears before us (reality as we see it) is a process and sometimes can be very challenging; it’s not always blissful, or at least not immediately so.

It is through cultivating a compassionate and accepting heart, that we develop these feelings and qualities within our souls. Then we end up discovering that it was there all along and really, we were just coming home to ourselves.

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Quote by Sonia Ricotti via Google Images.

We often experience a gap between what our head is telling us, and what our heart says. Most often, the more we follow our heads, the more we suffer. The degree to which we can let go of needing to know how, is the degree to which we are able to liberate ourselves to “let go and let God.”

Moreover, this thing called “life” is the greatest possible journey of awareness we can go on.

Just for today – Follow your heart – and go with the flow…

Let go and let God!

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What do you think? Feel free to comment down below!
You are awesome as you are, and I love you!

And if you love me back, please click ‘share’ up at the top!

David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher and Energy Healer
Find out more about me: http://www.findshambhala.com

Inquire about arranging a retreat: http://www.mretreat.com

To send a question for Q&A with David, please email David - david@mretreat.com

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