Control

“You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may learn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk in water and live in…

Listening to God

It is said that prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening to God. Listening is the key. I can safely say that each of us, in our own way, are trying to find happiness. That feeling of content, the joy of simple things, the comfort of no anxiety or worries. It is a…

Simple Living

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”  ― Paramahansa Yogananda Simple. An easy word and a lovely thought. How do we simplify our lives? It’s actually, well, simple. Accepting what is without fighting it gets us to a place where we are…

Circular Paths

It seems wherever I am, I’ve been there before. My life has been lived predominantly inside, although I appear to be an extrovert. I can be, I just don’t want to be. I like my inside where I commune with the Divine, hum along with the sounds of the Infinite Consciousness, ignoring the world-confusion. The…

Living Inside Out

via Daily Prompt: Interiorly I’ve always lived inside out. My inside hasn’t always been content, mindful and in agreement with my purpose though. I came from a home with talented people, but with emotionally scarred people too. My mother was a holy terror and constantly had the family in an uproar about something or other….

Year

via Daily Prompt: Year A year is 12 months. 364 days make up a year but months aren’t even because we have 30 in some 31 in the others and even 28 or 29 in one of them. The 28 or 29 one is the longest month of the year. I’m happy to say my…

How to be Happy

Given all the differences between people and all the things that we think we want, what most of us strive for is just happiness. We know it when it comes but we tend to think it is a fleeting state of being, not a permanent one. It is a permanent state of being. We can…

Musical Instrument

Music is to the soul what yarn is to the knitter – we need it. Over my lifetime, I’ve taken organ lessons without enthusiasm. I wanted to play the piano, but Dad thought I should play the organ. Whatever. There were too many things going on at once with the organ. I’ve never been coordinated…

Summer Solstice

An extra hour of sunlight today. Is this all it is? No. The meaning is deeper, a part of our lives, a mark in time, a time when all is fertile with promise. This is the time of the rose, blossom and thorn, fragrance and blood. Now on this longest day, light triumphs, and yet…

How I Found Happiness

After the need to acquire everything under the sun died in me, thank God, I had some spare time. You know, not spending hours shopping or working so I could go shopping. I found some space in my home too, not taken up with clothes I don’t wear or things I don’t use. I found…

Something to Think About

Put on your diving gear – we’re going deep again. I hope I can explain this succinctly. It took me forever to get this. We come to a point in deep meditation where we find something out that we can barely grasp with our world-based minds. That no-thing exists. I don’t exist, you don’t exist,…

Binding Judgment

Judging a book by its cover – a euphemism for judging something you do not yet know anything about. Is that wrong? For me, no. I have over-active solar plexus and third eye chakras. I feel an impression of the moment, the situation, the person, yes even the book, in a flash. Working as a…