Take flight

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life? ~Rumi

Human lives were always dependent on each other and with every other species. We were interconnected in ways which were symbiotic and supporting each other. Especially with other beings, we evolved together. We were the species which brought meaning and purpose to a lot of life and able to articulate the aspirations and dependencies better. We were the only species which knew the truth and the absolute creation as a whole. We discovered new lands, invented things to make our lives better, and we were ever curious. Our curiosity has led to everything we use in our modern lives. We are perhaps one of the very few species which was able to take a broader perspective on life and evolution. Something is happening to us in the evolutionary journey as we grow our dependence on very fewer species, and our curiosity gets limited to information creation and access. We have become too dependant on financial based sustenance and success based on wealth creation; we are missing our capabilities which are within.We are getting used to our limitations rather than questioning them. What we are truly capable is what we have to rediscover from within ourselves.

Only when we know that we carry wings, can we spread them

Only when we spread the wings, can we fly!

Human potential is truly unlimited. The depth of human thought or strength of human will, the courage of the heart or the power of survival, the fight of the ailing body or the grit of the connected mind, the vastness of intelligence or the potential of human determination, the finesse of the healing touch or the beauty of compassion – everything is an incomparable gift in collective to our human evolution. Yet, we have or beginning to forget our true nature and become addicts to convenience. We know our strength through human evolution, but we have to be careful of not losing it. We have fought through generations to become what we are; we cannot crawl in our existence now. To look beyond the maze of mental barriers and physical limits, we have to move up to a terrace. To look beyond our weak ties of communities and small nuances of everyday life we have to look through a window of an airplane. To look beyond geographical boundaries and embrace the oneness of the planet we have to be in space. To look beyond what we can and to embrace our true nature we just have to close our eyes and look within. Only by rediscovering our true nature can know our wings and unfold them. Only when we soar we can see the bigger picture. When we do, the world becomes one and gets smaller, and we begin to become insignificant.

Pull of love

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“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.”~ Rumi

We are taught to be very logical. Everything we know must be justified by a logic. We tend to put a formula to our likings. We want to like and possess things which we can wrap our heads around. If our mind does not understand something, then it must be wrong. The way to decide right and wrong is based on logic. We are taught right and wrong and we are guided by what we are taught and what we know all our lives and wrapped around logic. We add layers on top of this – we either dismiss things which we cannot place logic around and become extremely possessive about things which make perfect sense for us in our heads. We rarely trust our instincts in the first place. Even when we want to go with our feel – which is not from the mind, but from our heart – we are cautious. We question it completely. When our mind gets satisfied with something or a person, we again complicate it by expecting it to go our way. Because fundamentally we placed logic around it, the thing or relationship has to perform. If it does not perform, possessiveness takes over and we get upset. All this happens because we are not letting go from the start.

Dance freely with the song, let the wind take you to the place you belong.

If we remove logic from us, go straight to the soul to follow it constantly, we are guided by the love which pulls us. We no longer are listening to our mind, no longer have attachments or expectations, we are not bound to what we seek, rather we are liberated from the start. If you trust the song, you will dance as long as you want. You are not expecting the next step, but rather enjoying the dance. You do not care what the next step will be or where it will take you. Dance, smile and enjoy that moment. Let the soul take you to where you belong. Completely trust that it will only take you to what you love. Soul knows your love. Go to that thing or person with total trust and full of love. Be just the clay in the hands of the beloved. Let the beloved take care of you, mould you and enjoy that care and process of being made into something you love. That is what you are supposed to be. Do not add the experience of where you came from to where you are going. They are two different places, be open to explore that place which is drawing you. That person who is waiting with the love. Just go and surrender.

We are trained not to trust the other. Nature feeds every soul in this planet and also directs us to the beloved. Just don’t force yourself on something or someone even if the message comes from the heart. Go beyond, let your soul be your guide. That love rests only in the soul. That place where the soul takes you is truly where you belong. Make that your home!

Ocean drop

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“You are not a drop in the ocean, You are the entire ocean in a drop.” ~ Rumi

We are easily overwhelmed. When we look at our world and the universes’ beyond that, we realize we are really tiny. At the same time, we own this universe, our own way. We do pride ourselves about being here and taking what is available to us as granted. We are swinging most of our times imagining to be the rulers of our own world where our ego takes over us and sometimes feeling really small in all the grandeur around. We are belittled by others and sometimes by ourselves. Duality owns us and we keep swinging. The duality of remembering that we are small and at the same time being one with the universe. To remain conscious at both levels is quite difficult – because it needs us to kill the ego. When you are one with nature and you realise that you are no different from it, ego gets replaced with oneness. Is it possible to constantly remember that you are part of the all powerful universe and that you have the same qualities all within you – at the same time remain grounded? How can you remove the “you” but get totally replaced with “us” – which is being with the larger you and larger ocean.

Being one with the world replaces “you”. Then, you are the universe.

When you see yourself with immense potential – the grandeur of what this universe offers, the energy in which creation happens, the perfection in which the dance of nature performs, the uniformity in evolution, the love of souls binding every second – all of it makes sense. You can become what is reflected in this amazing universe. Everything has a reason to happen this way and your faith is totally restored in trust of destiny. You are here for a reason and that reason is what drives the larger existence as well. You are definitely not alone – every soul on this planet can dance with you in unison. You can be at peace with the same frequency which guides this manifestation of the wonderful nature. All you need is to discover your tune, discover your steps, discover your act and just let go. Your performance in this great play will automatically begin. You will lose yourself. Your identity will no longer matter. You are the universe, you are the ocean. When a drop merges with the ocean, it loses itself. It no longer identifies itself as a drop. When a breath merges with the atmosphere, it loses itself. It is not with pain, it is not with agony – just being so natural. Where it really belongs. Losing the ego in pleasure is an amazing feeling. You just have to re-discover. You already know it.

Go ahead, find yourself and the potential you have – which is not different. Do not force to do anything, once you find the rythym, you hear the already manifested song. You will automatically let go of yourself – as that is the place where you rightly belong. Any place is magical – as you are in sync, one with the universe. It is such a bliss.

Fault blamer

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“The fault is in the blamer. The spirit sees nothing to criticize.” ~ Rumi

We are judgmental. We have become critical about everything. Opinions, blame, taking sides, curse and arguments are part of our daily lives. We see this everywhere. Everything around us takes a shape or form about complaints. The key issue about all this is wanting the world to work a certain way. If it is not our way, we tend to have opinions. We want people, things and relationships to be exactly how we want it. We are so immersed in ourselves most of the time that we tend not to even see the other person’s feelings. Its about us, it is about our ego. We are becoming less and less empathetic towards others and our surroundings. We are finding fault in everything and everyone around us. We have become less and less satisfied with what we have. Most of the time we are outward looking and always trying to find a reason to point outward and pass the blame. We have forgotten to look inwards and many times we might be the reason of the problem or fault. How can we ignore ourselves and only point to others all the time? Where does blame originate? It comes only from our mind. Judgement happens only in the mind. Opinions need logic. Logic needs analysis. Analysis needs right and wrong. All this happens in our mind. Mind controls us most of the time, so the more we are controlled only in logic and finding faults.

Drop all that you know, for everything is immaterial in the plane of the spirit.

When you see everyone around you as just the spirit and the body as a covering – then you do not see the mind. You see fellow souls and equal spirits. We are totally one and the same. Be it a young boy, a little girl, a woman, a man or a withering old body. Everything is the same. Even if you look at the other beings – animals, insects, birds and all known forms – you will realize we are all covered by the body which covers the spirit. Mind rests in the body and if you remove all of this – there is nothing to be opinionated about. There is no reason to logic. There is no memory. There is neither past nor future. We are all one and the same and the minute we see each other as equals – we will never point externally. Pointing to the other becomes meaningless as at that level, as you are pointing at yourself. You are no different from the other. That brings not just compassion, it brings oneness. It brings the humility and nurtures care for each other. There is no ego which can play at that level. You are also equally insignificant as the other. All of us are no different from the universe.

When can you move away from this mind? Mind is the main reason for our judgements. Lets leave it behind. Become a neutral person, there is absolutely no right and wrong in a plane which belongs to the spirit. Drop all that you know, for everything is immaterial in that plane.

Self suspicion

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“I should be suspicious of what I want.” ~ Rumi

Our wants are becoming vast. The more we have, the more we want. We are tending to forget our needs – but rather go on and dream more and more – all resulting in more wants. The unfortunate thing of our lives is that whatever we want is all from this world. First are material wants – which grows from one to another. Anything material leads only to another. There is no time when we get something which we desperately wanted and that is the end of that want. It is definitely going to lead you to something else. The world also operates in such a way now. Most of the things which we want, satisfy us only temporarily. Those things are also designed in such a way, that they should not give you a permanent satisfaction. They tend to gratify you instantly, but keep you longing for more. This cycle is what this world thrives upon. Second, we want relationships. Some relationships satisfy us for a much longer period, but as we are losing patience – even that period is shrinking. We can only satisfy our want for relationships till a time we can bear with it. As the wants are changing all the time, so does our need for relationships. The more we associate our relationships to our core needs, the less we will hanker for new ones. The last is the wants for your soul. This is what we spend the most insignificant time on. It also happens that the more you satisfy your own soul, the lesser and lesser wants you will see in yourself.

Awareness makes material immaterial and relationships satisfied.

Where does your wants arise from? Typically material wants arise from your mind, relationship wants from your heart and the awareness wants from your soul. We are normally consumed by the mind then by the heart and last by the soul. The minute we are able to associate our wants to these origins, you will start to prioritize. The more deeper we go and start catering to our awareness needs of our soul – the rest of the wants become immaterial. We start to see that our awareness makes you totally at peace and at deepest satisfaction. We have to become suspicious of ourselves. Start questioning – “Why am I like this?”, “Where is this want coming from?”, “Is it really necessary?”. Even if we momentarily give in and get to that want to satisfy our senses or heart, we will not be attached to it. Whether that want is satisfied or not – it would not make any difference to you. The want needs to get suppressed but you are not affected by it. The minute you go to the origins of the want, you will see they start to disappear. They start to become immaterial. You will still have those material and relationships around you – but without any sense of attachment. They will just happen but your soul is at peace. You are enjoying no matter what the want is, because the result is not affecting you.

Go ahead, feel the need for awareness in you. If you get to the awareness, all wants disappear and make you satisfied. Be at bliss, the only way is to get yourself detached. That detachment is going to deliver you of all wants.

Conscious surrender

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“Try something different. Surrender.”~ Rumi

Today, our lives have gotten into a routine. Looking at ourselves, we are emulating the machines around us pretty much. We have fallen into a fixed routine, cyclic and sometimes mind-numbing. Things which really do not fall into that routine is specially reserved only for “vacations”. Since the time we wake up, getting to work either at home or office, managing our kids, doing groceries, going out and meeting friends, errands or even be it going to temples – unfortunately we have made it a routine. Even while we fold our hands in prayer – we are doing it as a practice and most of the times without being in that prayer. This is how our environment, the things we use have manifested in us. It is totally true that we become what surrounds us. We are surrounded by mechanical things most of our time and we tend to become machines as well. It is amazing that we do not realise it, even when we realise it partly – we can only complain. It is hardly a moment we think of getting out of it. Because getting out of it for us, is still very very physical. We want to run away from what we are doing, get out of our present duties and be in a carefree place. That for us is freedom and we hanker for that.

Surrender to who you are and not what you want to be.

The actual fact is that, you can still do everything you have to do being in society – but with a difference. The difference is not physical but internal. The difference is acceptance and not dissidence. The minute you accept who you are, accept your surroundings and realise you can still do what you really want to, it changes not just you – but everything around you, the way you see it. The minute you see everything different, eventually it changes too. The more you fight the environment, the more deeper it gets as you get bogged down. We have to rise above it. The way to rise is to surrender. Surrender is not a negative, it is an act of giving up – but doing it consciously. It is about acceptance. Accepting what comes our way. Acceptance leads to satisfaction, satisfaction leads to lesser expectation and that in turn leads to gratitude and hence the giving up of your resistance to life naturally. It is wonderful what surrender can lead us to. When we surrender internally to our soul, and listen to only what our soul tells us – the mind and heart disappear. It does take time, but when the mind and heart disappear into our soul what is left is the pure you. Surrender to your true nature, surrender to who you are and not what you want to be. You can do this, by still doing what you do, only that it makes life truly beautiful. This life, make it as beautiful as you can, be different, surrender to yourself.

Seeing beyond

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“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” ~ Rumi

Everyday we meet people. With some we become comfortable in an instant, with some we feel we knew them forever. With some we have a repulsion without even uttering a word, with some we feel no connect. With some we fall in love, with some we think we knew them from the past. With some we get inspired from, with some we have an unknown liking towards. With some we feel a soul’s connect with some we want to share our lives. With some we fight, with some we are forced to have a relationship with. With some we just want to have a minimal relationship with, with some we have fantasies about. With some we we melt like butter, yet with others unknowingly we hurt with the words we utter. With some we long to be with ever, with some people around we cannot adjust however. With some we share admiration, with few others we have a deep obsession.

Why do so many types of feelings and emotions are evoked in us but just having others around? Why are we so different with so many different people? Why this is happening to us?

Experience everyone around you. Every emotion is your lesson.

We are meant to understand ourselves by the experiences we have everyday. Each and every experience we have every moment is a mentor to us. It makes us either strong or weak that instant, but in the vision of life it only makes you better. You learn consciously and unconsciously in this human form. Every emotion is your lesson. We have to watch ourselves from being outside, then you can feel the actor in you. How you are performing in this stage of life. The minute you watch yourself from outside, the whole world makes perfect sense. It makes sense for the body to have these experiences, the mind within to tame itself and desires which learn to be satisfied. But the soul is not affected by these. The soul has to watch all these and witness the performance. The more it is watching, the more you will realise that everything happens for a reason. Every person is helping you evoke the emotion so that your body is satisfied. The minute you see this – you are convinced more and more that you are not the body. That is the purpose of this life. To be able to see that you are much beyond what you perceive as.

When you see everyone who is coming your way as mentors, the first thing which happens is you detach yourself. Secondly, more importantly you are able to control the emotions you display. If you see everything as a mere experience, why will you get angry? where will hatred originate from? where will expectation see itself? where is jealousy going to manifest? where is lust going to  show up? All you are left with is empathy for the other person. You really want to help the other person get that experience to overcome their expression. That is a beautiful state to be in.

Break your heart

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“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens” ~Rumi

We all have had many heart breaks in life. We have faced it many times, but every time it shakes us to the core. We always wonder – “why me?”. Be it friends who betray at the worst times, friends whom you thought are the best partners but suddenly disappear from your life without a reason nor a trace, be it the person you thought you were madly in love with, who end up being such an alien whom you wondered “is this for real?”, or be it family – the people whom you can always trust as a place to go back to but suddenly turning against you. All of this breaks us up. We have to patiently stitch our lives together after such things. We have to carefully do it, even though we break down again and again during that process. Sometimes, we end up doing these things on us knowingly. We end up breaking relationships which hurts us so bad, we break down again. We feel that we are doing the right thing by doing these. Almost all of these times, we forget that whenever we break down we rise up wiser and stronger.

The more and more we break down, the soul becomes clearer and clearer.

The trick is to remember every break down. We want to forget our bad moments that we hold so much hatred towards. We must not attach hatred to the tough times, rather see it as opening us. We have to be thankful for each of these heart breaks. Only with them, we will find the real us. It is hard, as it concerns the heart. I see this as the more and more we break down, the soul becomes clearer and clearer. You are able to see yourself, act upon, concentrate on your strength, become wiser only when you go deeper and see your soul. That happens only in the moments where you break yourself apart. The heartaches caused by people really makes you go deeper and deeper inside yourself. The more tears we shed, the more it clears the cloud of illusionary relationships. The more we discover that we are much more purer than what we think we are. The minute we open our hearts, an amazing world of grace, love, peace and compassion awaits.

Go ahead, feel the inner you, drop the layers of hatred, drop the memories of the past, you will arise fresh and stronger. clearer and focussed. determined and driven. Full of peace and emanate love. That is the real you.

Disappear, Lose yourself, become invisible

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How is it with this love, I see your world and not you? ~Rumi

How do we see one’s world without that person? This is about living the other person’s life as that person does – and when you see that world as yours, when you completely own it beyond just being part of it – amazingly the other person does not exist in the form you earlier thought. That world which belongs to the other person which truly belongs to both of you – seamlessly blends that person. What you see as a wish, a thought, an action, the drama all are nothing but a manifestation of what the other person sees and thinks about. You see that person in everything, every small thing – you tend to not see the person as a person but a manifestation.

When you see the world through the life of another, you also lose yourself eventually.

Love in the purest form is nothing but a union of two individual being’s thoughts as one. Love is about accepting the other person as they are and at the same time – losing your ego to accept their world. True love in many ways unconditional. when you do have specific conditions to be loved or to be in love, you have not yet merged the two worlds. There is always expectations about how you want to see that world. The minute you lose yourself, disappear and become invisible in the bliss of that union of two souls, thoughts become one – worlds manifest as one, acceptance becomes the norm, there is no giving in as you are always ready to receive anything, there is just that world which belongs to the two souls – without even the two people as they are already in every single atom of that connected space.