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.

Silent Love

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“Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.”~ Rumi

We are full of words. We want to express, we want to be heard and we do not want to stop talking. Look around us, look at us. We want to speak. Given a chance to speak amidst someone we rarely watch ourselves. We want to establish our authority amidst wherever we are. We use our speech for that. The more we want to be heard, the louder we tend to speak. We have now grown to speak so much, that even before someone finishes a sentence – we are ready with our answer. We have lost the art of listening. That being one way, the other way is being convinced that we can only be heard when we speak. We are so much in belief that if we don’t speak, we will never be heard. In this life, it has become such that if you are quiet – then you are ignored. We have many lessons that only when you make noise, you will get what you wanted. We are totally surrounded by noise. When we look at nature, it remains quiet for sometime. Even the trees stand still, the river moves ever so quiet, the ocean has its quietness just after the beach. How do we even start visualizing a moment when we are really getting what we want, but without uttering a word? How can we be sure that we are being heard? How can silence really communicate how much we mean to others or how much they mean to us?

Every thought in silence runs really deep. Trust the silence to be heard well.

When you really want to communicate in silence, you have to build trust. You have to trust the other person that they are so tuned to you, that without you uttering a word, they are hearing you well. Nature has a way to send your message across. If that message is immediate and relevant, it will reach the other instantly. If the time is not yet ready, it does appear to take time. How can you know all of this, if you do not trust? Trust is so inherent in love. You have to place everything you know and do not know – on the present moment and just be. That living in the present is full of trust and life. You do not have any expectations on seeing an expression or reply in words from the other person. When everything around you is love, how can your message not reach the beloved?. It is such a beautiful moment of wait – when you really trust and accept and wait. Even if you have to express happiness, anger, frustration or extreme affection – trust, accept and wait. Love will make you heard.

It is hard to visualize how silence can really communicate. Silence not only allows you to communicate externally – it is the only way to communicate internally to yourself. When you stop speech – your soul does the talking. That is not just a talk, but a unique melodious song.

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.