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That “Gotta GO, Gotta DO!” thinking and the 100,000 thoughts that go careening through our minds every day like balls of whizzing snakes – keep us enslaved by the illusion that we’re actually human “DOINGS” and not human “BEINGS”.
It was the great American writer, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., author of Slaughterhouse 5, who first coined the phrase, “I am a human BEING, not a human DOING.”
Later on, it was widely used by the late, legendary, best-selling author and self-help guru, Wayne Dyer, who added to that borrowed phrase,“Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don’t… you aren’t.”
Either way, it’s a powerful reminder of who, rather WHAT, most of us have become: “Human DOINGS”.
Mostly, we run around like screaming chickens (due mostly to no fault of our own – see next paragraph), playing ONEUPMANSHIP with one another, trying to “OUT-BUSY” the other, as if the measure of our greatness is just how jammed our calendar is.
I have just one word to say to that: PHOOEY.
Frankly, every “crazy-busy” person I’ve ever met isn’t anywhere near being happy, in any way, shape or form. Most are burnt out and in denial about “creating their own crazy-busy”, as they undoubtedly do.
They’re mostly addicted to it and measure their self-worth by just how “busy” and therefore “important” they are.
They would never allow themselves the luxury of, as wise Italian folks advise, “Il dolce far niente…”, or “The sweetness of doing nothing”…
Whenever I hear that phrase, I’m always reminded of the great scene in the film, Eat, Pray, Love. It’s where Liz Gilbert, played by Julia Roberts, is on a journey to find herself, ultimately through establishing a meditation practice at the Siddha Yoga Ashram in India.
On her way there, she stops off in Italy, where she has an encounter with a local, Luca Spaghetti, who says to her, “You Americans, you get burned out! Then you come home and spend the entire weekend in your pyjamas in front of the TV!…”.
Liz’s Language Coach adds, “‘…il dolce far niente’… Means ‘the sweetness of doing nothing’. Italians are masters of it.” Luca’s monologue ends on a tad racy, yet funny, note. However, no less true of not just of Americans, but of everyone who runs on “non-stop crazy-busy”.
“Doing nothing” is a form of meditation. Not “formal” meditation per se, but it sure beats doing the “non-stop crazy-busy” thing!
The very BEST thing to do, however, if you want to experience the big-time benefits of daily meditation that include an instant 40% reduction in stress and anxiety; the swifter attainment of any goal you may set for yourself; becoming more compassionate; becoming aware that you can DIRECTLY contribute to raising the consciousness on the planet through raising YOUR OWN, then you need to…
…become “UN-BUSY”…JUST STOP EVERYTHING! And meditate! It’s that simple.
I just came across this AMAZING website… BRAVO! Now That’s the spirit!
Sadly, “BECOMING UN-BUSY” and “JUST STOPPING EVERYTHING AND MEDITATING” seems as much counter-productive to us as it seems counter-intuitive.
This is true of most of us, given the social engineering humanity has endured at the hands of the prevailing, yet slowly crumbling, anti-human agenda that’s been perpetrated on humanity for thousands of years.
The “agenda” I’m referring to is the one where we’re taught, encouraged, even molded to be human Gotta GO! Gotta DO! “DOINGS”, who have forgotten our true value and immeasurable strength, and are kept completely in the dark about the full genetic capabilities of human kind! More about that – and about other ways we’ve been socially engineered en masse – in future Posts.
The Moral Imperative to Meditate
I strongly believe it’s our “moral imperative” to meditate, and teach our children how to meditate as well.
More on that, too, in upcoming Posts, as I intend to create Guided Meditations for Children, Teens and Elders in the very near future. In fact, I’m THRILLED to be able to create Guided Meditations for everyone… for the highest and greatest good – and FUTURE – of all!
It’s also our moral imperative to cultivate our precious connection to our “silent passenger” or “higher self” through meditation.
It’s the silent passenger or higher self that really should be in the driver’s seat if we are going to achieve our highest potential.
When we’re playing “Human DOING”, it’s the ego that’s running the show, and leading us astray, or “down the garden path”, as they say.
The “higher self” or “silent passenger” needs to be allowed to have a voice, and to be heard by you. This, so you can be guided to act based on positive inspiration and impulses, for your own highest and greatest good, and that of others’.
It sure is a “mad, mad, mad, mad world” out there. Even madder than when this photo was taken of the Carlton Theatre in Toronto in the early 60’s. Image courtesy of The Toronto Star.
Goodness knows WE NEED CHANGE, and it isn’t going to come about through the same thought processes that created the situation in the first place.
In the words of the late, great Albert Einstein, “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
The only way to actually change our thinking is by changing our brain through the ground-breaking neuroscience discovered, over the past 30 years or so, through the observation of individuals meditating in clinical settings.
In a wonderful article by Sigal Samuel, published just a few days ago, entitled Are we morally obligated to meditate?, Sigal says, “A growing body of neuroscience research shows that meditation can make us better to each other...
Starting in 2005, Harvard neuroscientist Sara Lazar began to publish some mind-blowing findings: Meditation can literally change the structure of your brain, thickening key areas of the cortex that help you control your attention and emotions. Your brain — and possibly, by extension, your behavior — can reap the benefits if you practice meditation for half an hour a day over eight weeks…
A host of other studies showed that meditation can also change your neural circuitry in ways that make you more compassionate, as well as more inclined to have positive feelings toward a victim of suffering and to see things from their perspective.
Further research suggested that meditation can change not only your internal emotional states but also your actual behavior. One study found that people made charitable donations at a higher rate after being trained in meditation for just two weeks. Another study found that people who get that same measly amount of meditation training are about three times more likely than non-meditators to give up their chair when they see someone on crutches and in pain.”
In short, here’s my heartfelt advice: Practice STOPPING letting your THINKING THINKING THINKING thoughts control you and turn you into a “Human DOING”! Even if it’s just for a few milliseconds at a time in meditation. Do that and you will quickly regain your “Human BEING-NESS”!
Here’s a link to full article that’s definitely worth a read:
Being Light, exquisite art by Andrea Mancarella; http://andreamancarella.com
It’s time, great ones, to create a new paradigm on Earth; one that’s far closer to the truth of all things, and that will actually help us grow in leaps and bounds as individuals and as aspects of the ONE that we are.
That is to start recognizing and gaging the amount of LIGHT one carries within. The more light they carry, the more you will want to interact with them, share with them, be with them, create with them…
I am sure you have met a person that just seems to radiate light. Perhaps it was a teacher or caregiver you once had, or it could have just been the man who once sold you an ice cream cone in the park.
They don’t have to be great saints or sages, just human BEINGS who have cultivated their light within through whatever form of meditation is “meditation” for them, knowingly or unknowingly.
All we know is that we just WANT to be around them, to bask in their energy that we just can’t seem to get enough of.
Now THAT’S a worthy fundamental pursuit, and what a wonderful world it would be if it really WAS every human being’s CORE pursuit?
To those who are able to carry only a little light at present, we wish them a swift journey to the light of “enlightenment”. That is to become apprised of all things, and regard them, always, in a supportive and non-judgemental manner, while continuing their journey to the light. Eventually, we all end up returning home to it eventually. Thankfully.
Seeking the LIGHT Within
As I mentioned in last week’s Post, “In meditation we seek out and celebrate the light within, the sacred essence of ourselves as “people of the light”; our soul light, that burns ever brighter the more we cultivate our connection with it through the ancient and vital practice of meditation.
As conscientious meditators, we do this so we may continually raise the vibration of our beautiful planet, and live in PEACE and in love, together, here, as ONE, for as many days as Mother Gaia and Creation affords us.“
Meditation.Works: Guided Meditations that WORK!
Any one of my Meditation.Works Guided Meditations will take you on a meditation journey you will never forget, given all the incredible insights and experiences waiting for you just behind YOUR EYELIDS in meditation.
So please remember, when you find your mind careening and spinning out of control, just become UN-BUSY, STOP EVERYTHING AND MEDITATE!
If all else fails, “Be the Rubber Duckie”, like I said in my last Post, just floating on the waves in meditation, without a care in the world!
Just remember, you are a beautiful HUMAN BEING that’s evolving into an even more beautiful HUMAN “BEING” with every in-breath and out-breath – and certainly not a HUMAN “DOING”!
Last But Not Least, GOOD NEWS!: The Heavens are Looking UP!
Once more, from astrologer extraordinaire, Phil Booth of http://boothstars: “The NEW Moon occurs on Friday, January 24th, 2020, at 4:42 PM EST.
On Friday afternoon, the New Moon occurs, marking the beginning of a new cycle. In the sign of Aquarius, friendship, brotherhood, group activities, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, humanitarian efforts, or joining a group will be a strong focus on a personal level. New beginnings regarding all of these matters are possible now.
This is a time during which we should solve problems that require thinking “outside of the box”; look to the future with a brand new, positive, and hopeful vision; brainstorm and socialize; focus on extending a friendly hand, receiving support, and expressing platonic love for those around us; give our emotions and passions a “break”, as we develop more objectivity and some detachment from past haunts; learn how something (or someone) works; revitalize ourselves through experiences that are new or simply different; reach out to people in our social circle and in our community, and recognize the value of our friendships and social networks; recognize that some level of detachment and distancing ourselves from our habits and attachment to the past will help us break away from destructive behaviors that are holding us back.With this potent Aquarius energy, we have the chance to make progressive changes in our lives. For some of us, circumstances are such that we need to pay more attention to these matters. This New Moon’s square to Uranus suggests a rebellious time when abrupt moves are possible. We’re especially concerned with progress and freedom now. All major planets are direct, and there appear to be fewer blocks to progress.“
Remember, just 15 minutes of meditation a day is enough to actualize the multiple benefits of daily meditation, which are really countless, as each person experiences the effects of it in the way they most need to – which is truly magical – alongside reaping the other physical, psychological and emotional benefits that daily meditation has to offer, of course.
This Week’s Guided Meditation
Announcing this week’s Guided Meditation:“Breathing and Inspiration” . Here are direct links to it:
Guided Meditation, “Breathing and Inspiration” – 15 Minute Version:
Guided Meditation, “Breathing and Inspiration” – 30 Minute Version:
This Guided Meditation links the breath with “inspiration” (which is, in fact another word fro breathing), so you can easily slip into an open state of awareness and be more open to receiving inspiration!
Here’s a brief excerpt from the Guided Meditation:
“Human beings breathe in oxygen in order to live and give off carbon dioxide in order for plants to live. In this symbiosis, plants, humans and animals co-exist in a ‘give and take’ process known as ‘mutualism’.
Another term for breathing is ‘inspiration’. The word ‘inspiration’, from the Latin word ‘inspirare’, means ‘to breathe into’. Today we know the act of being inspired can occur at any moment and be applied to any aspect of life, be it a creative or work endeavor.
If you afford your mind the space it needs to become filled with inspiration, much as you do when you breathe and allow your lungs to be filled with air, true inspiration can occur...”
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With Great “Lovitude”,
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Oh, and just one more thing!
Here’s a pic of one of my readers that took the “Be the Rubber Duckie” suggestion to heart! Well, actually, to the next level!
As always, till next week, Happy Meditating!