An invitation to The Void Space

Dear Readers & Writers of all sorts,

Since I received a notification this morning that this site has 101 followers, as of now, I thought it’s time to invite you all into the Void Space with me – right here, and right now.

Please be with me till the end of this post, if it’s safe.

It is not important to sit with an upright spine, but if you feel good about it, do it so.

Give yourself a half-smile.

Release the tightness of your body.

Relax into your peaceful smile.

Please don’t force anything. You’re good as you are, in your own way.

Trust this process, Trust this guidance.

Breathe in, stay with your breath as you breathe in.

Breathe out, stay completely with your breath as you breathe out.

Tap into that ‘Ease’ that you may feel right now.

Become a flow with breathing as your anchor.

Breathe in, Breathe out.

There is nowhere to go, nothing to do.

Stay here, with your breath, now.

If your mind brings something – a thought, a sensation or an emotion,

No matter how pleasant or unpleasant it might be,

Remain as an Observer and continue to stay here, with your breath.

You are safe here. You are beautiful here. You are your True Self here.

Welcome aboard. You are in the Void Space now.

Thank you for being here.

Please let me know how did it go in the comments. I’ll be happy to guide you further with obstacles that you might be facing.

Please visit my first-ever post here, where I gave some tips for the beginners in Meditation.

Note:- You might want to do your next sessions with (half-) closed eyes.

The most received post is The Mirror with 76 views, as of now. I’m really happy about this.

Thank you all once again for being here. It feels like a Family – I’m happy and grateful. Looking forward to knowing you all more and more through your writings, comments, and your continued presence & support.

Much Love,
Velu

This Love, my love (11/07/2020)

It is a Winter morning in Summer
You are the perfect rescue to my soul,
Filling my body with your fragrance
Warming my mind with your freshness
Bringing my whole existence an ever-new joy
There is no present, past, nor future with you
There is only timelessness, forever and eternal
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
As I drink the last sip, permit me to remain with you.

Faithfully,
A Tea Lover

11th of July 2020
Trento, Italy.

Three Kinds of Action (Yoga)

I’m glad you’re here to share the VoidSpace with me today!

The word Action has a huge significance in Indian/Eastern philosophy. In fact, one of the ways to interpret the word Yoga is to think of Action. We also are very much familiar with the term Karma (Fruits of Action) and its significance in our everyday life.

Let me expand the three kinds of Action as I have understood:


1. Action:

  • Performing duties to fulfill the expectations posed into us by the society, friends and family.
  • The mind is mostly restless with ever-growing material needs/desires.
  • There is a strong attachment to the outcomes of the actions.
  • There is a conflict between the Heart and the Mind.
  • External world is given a higher priority than one’s own inner being.
  • There is pleasure and pain, success and failure, happiness and depression, health and disease. i.e., there is duality.

2. Non-Action:

  • To simply put, this implies non-utilization or under-utilization of resources (The mind, the senses and the body) to live in Harmony.
  • This involves serious laziness.
  • This is ignorance of extreme kind.
  • This leads to disease, and death.

3. Actionless Action (Righteousness = Dharma):

  • This involves doing actions only for the sake of bringing more and more Peace, Harmony and Health into our lives and other sentient beings.
  • This involves renunciation of the desired or non-desired results of the action.
  • There is no space for panic attacks, depression, or ego-based pride.
  • The thinking mind is in its true “Home” – the Heart. There is no conflict between each other.
  • There is no one external to be pleased and nothing to chase.
  • It is, therefore, possible to perform the action using a ‘single-pointed’ mind and pure dedication (the success probability is higher + inner contentment is guaranteed).
  • Most importantly, pleasure and pain are alike to the doer as she is in touch with her inner being.

Feeling confused?

Jesus Christ says “And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:“. Here, the lilies of the field perform Actionless Action.

Krishna says “Those who see action in inaction and inaction in action are truly wise amongst humans. Although performing all kinds of actions, they are yogis and masters of all their actions.

Still not clear? Let’s talk in comments! 🙂

Being in the Void Space – Episode 1

This series of posts will give you an idea about some of the experiences that I go through in the Void Space .

Today, I was in the Void Space and I told a part of myself : “I love you”

Him: “But, why?”

Me: “I love you”

Him: “But…”

Me: “I love you”

Him:

Me:

….

Him:

Me: “Hey, are you there?”

Him: “Yes!”

Me: “I love you”

I believe Love should be an unconditional phenomenon which requires nothing but one’s own Existence. However, when we grow up in a competitive society, it is natural for us to believe that we need to exhibit certain qualities through our academic/sport achievements so as to feel loved. I am glad I happened to meet a part of Me that needs reasons for someone to love him. Whenever he reappears, I’d redo the same sitting in the Void Space.

Have a good day!

Life is a Meditation

Every choice you consider, be it conscious or not, takes you somewhere in life. A choice gives birth to an action. But, is it always easy to make a choice? Of all the possibilities given to me, why should I consider a particular choice, and not the others? How can I be more effective in making decisions? This short article is aimed at bringing you a few tips.

Let’s say you want to be an entrepreneur. But, your conditioned mind gives you many negative emotions around this desire. Some of the most common responses might include, “No, it is not for you”, “It is meant only for the smart and rich people”, “You are not capable”, “Your product will not reach many people as you think”. Here’s the tricky part. These thoughts and the negative emotions around them are not necessarily bad. They try to bring you more awareness on your desire. At the same time, if you get pulled into these thoughts and you do not attempt to navigate through them, sadly, your desire gets buried.

So, what I think one should do? The short answer is “One should know Herself”.

One should practice to sit with herself at least a few minutes a day. She might ask herself “What do I want to be in life?”. Once she has succeeded in picking up a particular goal, she might write that on a piece of paper. Whilst she simply observes this goal, her mind will engage with a certain thought process. She should practice non-judgmental observation with these thoughts/feelings. Once everything comes out, she might write them on the same paper, one-after-another. If she could do it so far, it is great! Now, the job is to quickly go through all these thoughts and rationally look if they make sense using the auxiliary questions like “Are these thoughts truly mine?”, “Do these thoughts come from fears or insecurities?”, “Does my mind want me to stay in life where I am currently, because it is comfortable?”, “What can I do to overcome this obstacle in reaching my goal?”.

This practice can be named as Meditation, Introspection, or Self-Reflection. But, the core idea is to be aware of your unconscious mind that acts behind the screen, still contributes to the major portion of your life. By doing so, you have the chance to make conscious choices and the life itself becomes meditative.

I ask myself everyday, “Love or Fear, which one do you want to choose?”. What could be the question that you want to ask yourself? Thanks for being here. Good day!

A Tale of Life and Death

Imagine yourself to be a space of emptiness or air.

You exist, everyone could feel you, but they don’t see you.

You are aware of yourself, and everybody else’s physical existence.

You’re now given a body and 5 senses. What would you do?

You’ll begin to experience your life differently.

Now you’re also given a mind to think, to reason out.

With this gift comes also a curse: You forget who you really are.

You think you’re this body, and these senses.

But you are given ‘like-minded’ friends to spend your time with.

You look around what others in your culture doing.

You follow the norms to be one among them.

You want to feel safe about your life. You add more and more material wealth to you.

Sometimes you involve in ‘wrong’ doings to achieve these goals.

But then, there comes a day, where you are asked to give back everything you were given.

You cry!

You cry because you think your gained knowledge, and wealth are taken away.

You perceived all these gifts to be ‘always’ yours, and these gifts are you yourself,

You cry harder because you now feel you lose yourself.

You cry yourself to ‘Death’.

You go back to your Origin.

You become aware of your Truth, once again.

You realize everything uptil your last cry is nothing but a ‘Dream’.

Someone comes to you and offers a handful of gifts again: The body, the mind, the senses, and people.

Now, you are aware that these gifts are not your possessions; nor they are you.

You choose to accept these gifts once again but you are more conscious of your Truth.

Now, the life becomes more interesting. You experience all the shades of life, the gift that was given to you.

Pleasure and Pain are alike to you.

And when the day arrives, you don’t cry anymore, unlike the last time.

You happily depart back to your Home.