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The Mirror – 2

Bountiful is your life, full and complete. Or so you think, until someone comes along and makes you realize what you have been missing all this time. Like a mirror that reflects what is absent rather than present, he shows you the void in your soul – the void you have resisted seeing. That person can be a lover, a friend, or a spiritual master. Sometimes it can be a child to look after. What matters is to find the soul that will complete yours. All the prophets have given the same advice: Find the one who will be your mirror! For me the mirror is Shams of Tabriz. Until he came and forced me to look deep into the crannies of my soul, I had not faced the fundamental truth about myself: that though successful and prosperous outside, I was lonely and unfulfilled inside.

From the novel ‘Forty Rules of Love’

These Words
Pre-written in my Heart – delivered as
A direct Message to the soul.

As I read the Message
Everything around me moves
I become a leaf – that remains static
In the windless space.

There is a Void
Yet, I am not hungry
Nor am I afraid,
I remain Empty.

Every time I read
I surrender to this Prophecy
I resurrect the broken Mirror in my Being
Thus spoke the complete Soul.

The Fire of Love

As She came closer with Her eyes gazed on him,
His whole system began to shut down,
Except his Heart
Which remained tangible to his senses.

As She touched his cheeks,
And caressed his hair softly,
He desired to turn into a pile of hay
To give such a Fire of Love a way.

As now She blew a kiss,
The Fire began to spread rapidly
From his lips, to the Heart, to all of his body.
The Earth and the Sky are in an ecstatic communion!

As She gently pressed Her body against his,
And his breath began to attune with Hers,
He was turning into ashes yet very much alive,
Into nothingness yet the Source of everything.

In the wilderness of Love,
He became one with the Fire – that She is.
And there was no separation afterwards – For
Their Love is written in Eternity.

#DivineLove #DivineFeminine #Shakti&Shiva

The Fearful Mind – Episode 2

Have you ever wondered why fear arises in the mind? I know it is not easy to contemplate the roots of unpleasant emotions as it requires a lot of Practice, a Courageous and Compassionate Heart.

Fortunately, I had the opportunity to look at my fears deeply and thanks to that, I am able to understand certain aspects of myself.

I will try to write in this series of posts (episode 1 is here) what I have observed so far. Let’s dive in.

#2 Fear as a sign of unhealthy attachment

I know it is very easy to get attached to things/persons that bring happiness in our lives. However, when this attachment gets so intensified to an extent that we constantly fear losing what we possess. I know it is a relatable feeling what I’m talking of. When we long for something, we remain restless and when we get to experience what we longed for, we begin to be afraid of losing it. Poor us!

In Truth, Happiness is our true nature and it is a pure ‘internal’ thing and does not depend on our life circumstances. This realization will already liberate us from suffering of three kinds – Longing, Anxiety, and Lamentation.

#2 Exercise:

a) Appreciate what you have in your life ‘right now’, by expressing gratitude, for example.

b) Accept that we will have to leave everything we possess at certain point in ‘time’ – okay, maybe it is sad but the bright side is that – this acceptance will help us live our lives more present and joyous.

What else can you suggest someone to let go of their attachments? Let me know in the comments.

Have a blessed day! 🙂

The Mirror

I’m so excited writing this because a couple of days ago, I have found a picture of Radha (Goddess of Love, Compassion and Pure Devotion) and Krishna (Her Spiritual Counterpart) and I was so taken away from the message that it gave me.

What do I feel from this picture? Bliss, Peace, Surrender, Love.

And, when I noticed the mirror in Radha’s hand which reflects Krishna’s glorious face, my Heart melted away as it says us that the beauty we see in Radha is a reflection of Krishna and it holds the same the other way around – Krishna’s Divine personality is a perfect reflection of Radha.

And today, one of the rules from the book “40 Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak popped up on my Facebook feed – As I read it, I quickly recalled Radha and Krishna! Here’s the rule:

Loneliness and solitude are two different things. When you are lonely, it is easy to delude yourself into believing that you are on the right path. Solitude is better for us, as it means being alone without feeling lonely. But eventually it is the best to find a person who will be your mirror. Remember only in another person’s heart can you truly see yourself and the presence of God within you.

Shams of Tabriz (Forty Rules of Love)

How effortless is to be in such a Solitude!
To recognize the mysterious Mirror –
That perfectly reflects the presence of God within us!


Thanks for reading!

Much Love,
V

The Fearful Mind – Episode 1

Have you ever wondered why fear arises in the mind? I know it is not easy to contemplate the roots of the unpleasant emotions as it requires a lot of Practice with a Courageous and Compassionate Heart.

Fortunately, I had the opportunity to look at my fears deeply and thanks to that, I am able to understand certain aspects of myself.

I will try to write in this series of posts what I have observed so far. Let’s dive in.

#1 Fear as a resistance to the Life

Life is prone to change. Everything in and around us change every one millionth picosecond, whether we are aware of it or not. Thanks to this phenomenon called “Impermanence” that we can always change our choices – to Love more, to Forgive more, to be more Compassionate to ourselves and other beings.

However, when we get too attached with the objects of life, we might feel a lot of anxieties arising as we hear the terms like “Change, Impermanence” etc., So, the first reason why we might be fearful is that we feel a lot of resistance to the Fluid Nature of Life.

#1 Exercise:

  • Take a relaxed deep breath. Look around. Look at your own body. Look at the flowers in your garden. Look at the flow of river. Look at the clouds in the sky. Do not come to any sort of conclusion just yet but get yourself immersed in all of these objects around you. Pretend to be a tree, a mountain, a cloud for a little while. Take another relaxed deep breath.
  • Write down your experiences with this exercise and ask yourself if it is reasonable to be afraid of “changes” in life.

If you feel inspired, please let me (and other readers) know your response in the comment section.

I love you, have a great day!


Delusion

I wept for hours
I thought I lost you
Wandered hopelessly for months
Knowing myself all along deeper and deeper
It wasn’t easy but I kept going inwards
And I realized, you are never lost nor gained
‘Cause you are what you are
And you are me
And you reside in my Heart
When I sing the song of our Soul,
You whisper in unison with me –
And ‘God’ is our Orchestra Conductor
I love you and I am not deluded anymore.

Peace

Peace is my highest deed

If it requests my acceptance, I do it faithfully,

If it invites me to understand deeper, I do it immediately,

If it advises me to do my work and renounce the results, I do it happily,

If it asks me to surrender to the given situation, wow, I do it lovingly,

If it sometimes tells me to give up, sure, why not? – I do it mindfully

Because

With Peace in my Heart, I am truly ‘Home’ and

Home is where I have everything that I truly desire.

Am I in Love?

The world seems unchanged – But
My inner being feels infinitely expanded.
Am I in Love?

The songs that once set to tremble me
Caress me lovingly,
Am I in Love?

The anxiety, the preoccupations that dimmed my moon nights
Seem to have had come to an Eternal Silence in Brightness,
Am I in Love?

This sudden movement of Fire-like cool-breeze in my Heart,
This Peace, Joy and Freedom to be in Existence in this very moment,
Are these signs that I am in Love, again?

Knowing that this ‘strange-yet-familiar’ Feeling shall go away (and come back),
I remain incredibly unchanged in this Spiral Loop of Eternity
Yes, I am in Love.

On The Self

May the politicians meditate on the Self that
They shall work beyond the welfare of their own countries

May the citizens meditate on the Self that
They shall love their neighbors as much as they love themselves

May the lovers meditate on the Self that
They shall become immortal lovers of this Planet

May we all meditate on the Self that
We shall begin to eat in a non-violent way

May the Nihilists meditate on the Self that
They shall realize how Beautiful is to be in Existence

May the Fearful meditate on the Self that
They shall embrace all their fears with Love and Compassion

May the Faithless meditate on the Self that
They shall give birth to the Unshakable Faith in themselves

May I meditate on the Self that
I shall see the Truth beyond all Illusions of Mankind

May you meditate on the Self that
You shall see more than what I see.

Om/Amen/Amin


Meditate = Being Aware with undivided yet loving and kind attention
Self = That which exists everywhere, all the time (Synonymous to Love/God/Truth)

But, what is Awareness?

In my previous post where I talked about Awareness, I had mentioned –

“…but with our Awareness anchored in the Present Moment, we will not be disturbed by our mind/thoughts.”

You might wonder why I separated Awareness from the mind – Isn’t Awareness a function of the mind? Scientifically, yes – this is what anyone would naturally agree with.

My perspective on this is slight different. Yes, Awareness is a function of the mind; No, Awareness is not a function of the mind.

Confused? Let me explain. Say, you have a thought – “I am a Sinner”. This is a thought created by the mind. But, let’s say you have another part of your mind that observes this thought in Silence. If that version of the mind had to say about this, it would be like “I observe that my mind thinks I am a Sinner”. Now let’s put this Observer in a Non-Judgmental place. He/She judges not but remains observing. This Observer is whom I refer to as “Awareness”.

Therefore, Awareness exists both inside and outside the mind. It is a part of our mind that remains in non-judgmental silent observation. It is outside the mind because it doesn’t actively involve in the mind-created thoughts/beliefs/feelings.

Again, let’s think about this if it makes sense.

“…but with our Awareness anchored in the Present Moment, we will not be disturbed by our mind/thoughts.”

If you think, depression or anxiety is resulted because of believing that our thoughts are us. But, it is not true, even grammatically.

We are not our thoughts; We just have thoughts.