Sunday, November 29, 2009

The World is Evolving...

Sunday, Nov. 29

The world is evolving
from imperfection to perfection.
It needs all love and sympathy;
great tenderness and watchfulness
are required from each one of us.

Hazrat Inayat Khan
A Bowl of Saki

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Day - Everyday!

Thursday, Nov. 26

Everyday, think as you wake up:
Today I am fortunate to have woken up.
I am alive. I have a precious human life.
I am not going to waste it.
I am going to use all my energies to
develop myself to expand my heart out
to others for the benefit of all beings.

His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We Are Not Separate From Each Other

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few people near us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

— Albert Einstein

Reply by Scott Taylor 6 hours ago
As a part of all that is,we exist as individual sources of light,each here to experience physical life as an extension of this all knowing force.We are so close to our source, that when we smell a rose,God smells it too.Somehow we exist as vibrational tone and color,each with a unique pitch and hue,waiting patiently for our chance to rejoin the collective orchestra back where we all started.We live in a giant holigram,created by vibrational tones that we try and recreate here on the physical plane by making music and art..To remind of of what is yet to come..And has been,forever since the very first "I am"

A human Being,~spirit in a human form~~starts longing(at a certain moment) for Oneness.
Because we are THAT.
So then the soul is on a journey traveling HOME.I believe when it is Home it is Free.

This too shall Pass!" What makes "It pass?"

Our inner universe is similar to the outer universe. Within us are celestial bodies, planets, stars, even shooting stars, suns and moons - called protons, electrons, quarks within atoms, but mostly there is space called emptiness. We are all made up of these celestial parts, and the same energy that moves the stars through outer space shoots the stars within inner space. Impermanence is a fact yet the energy is eternal. Darkness is a norm yet the lightness penetrates throughout. Is the eternal energy that moves the stars the same energy that creates light?

Ron replies:
"This too shall Pass!" What makes "It pass?"

Our inner universe is similar to the outer universe. Within us are celestial bodies, planets, stars, even shooting stars, suns and moons - called protons, electrons, quarks within atoms, but mostly there is space called emptiness. We are all made up of these celestial parts, and the same energy that moves the stars through outer space shoots the stars within inner space. Impermanence is a fact yet the energy is eternal. Darkness is a norm yet the lightness penetrates throughout. Is the eternal energy that moves the stars the same energy that creates light?

Giving thanks releases joy - Happy Thanksgiving!

The secret of the power of joy
is this
giving thanks releases joy.
This feeling, this realization of joy
is all that matters.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's quote:

"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes."

My adds:
The longer I live the more peaceful life becomes.
The longer I live the more softer I become.
The longer I live the more joyous I become.
The longer I live the more accepting I become.
The longer I live the more enthusiasitic (as compared to excited) I become.
The longer I live the more balanced (yin and yang, anima & animus) I become.
The longer I love the more happy I am!
The longer I live the more healthier food I consume.
The longer I live the more water I drink.

Jeanne replies: "The longer I live 'the less I search and the more I just observe the amazing whatness before me."

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hold Infinity in the palms of your hand.

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.”

Have a beautiful Week`end~Love Teri

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ways of Healing this Year

sounds like there has been some major healing...and you are doing what you need to do for it all. You have never abandoned him, regardless of how you were being affected..
Hope all is going well for you and you have found that conscious peace that is your spirit's essence.


Dear Anon,
Yes, "major healing is best way to describe it"! I have several different ways to heal including a magnificent minister at Unity church here - Rev. Margaret - her sermons and weekly book group using Eckhart Tolle's book The New Earth. Going weekly to Jackie's Conscious Light Prayer group , and checking in with Baba fairly regularly has helped. The essence of the teaching of A Course In Miracles helps - I have distilled this essence down to "Everybody is innocent and doing the best that they can now and every attack is a call for loving forgiveness." The Oneness Movement with it's healing Deeksha blessing has been of assistance. The Ho'oponopono prayer from an elderly Kahuna in Hawaii has been terrific - "I am sorry. I forgive you, thank you. I love you." Since we are all "One Love", I picture my nephew, wife(we are going through a peaceful, forgiving divorce, which I attribute to this prayer), my Aunt, my Mother or anyone who I think has wronged me, but since we are all One, I make sure I feel the forgiveness myself primarily. That "Ho" prayer has been of much solace. I still use Byron Katy's "Ask three questions, write them down and turn them around" for a lot of help with judgements. The third question - "how does that thinking serve you?" has become very significant to me. However, the single most assistance has been learning to be a Vipassana Meditator. I have reframed my Mother's paucity of inheritance as a "Divine Inheritance", as if I had inherited the bulk, my plan was to go to India for the Oneness Institute, which is very expensive. Then, in my relative poverty, I heard of a free ten day retreat: Ten Days of Silent Meditating. I was really impressed by prisoner's transformation going through the same retreat in "The Dhamma Brothers" documentary. I wanted that same peaceful acceptance within me. Here is an article I wrote about it:

Ten Days of Silence for Peace of Mind

Ron Alexander

After I returned from a ten day silent Vipassana Retreat, I have been asked "Why would you even want to be in silence for ten days?" That was a good question. I would have thought it crazy, if I had not seen the "Dhamma Brothers" documentary, about the amazing transformation of lifer prisoners (some convicted murderers), after they spent ten days of silent Vipassana Meditation.

Vipassana means to see things as they really are, and was started by Gautama Buddha 2600 years ago. "...Buddha taught: an art of living. He never established or taught any religion, any 'ism'. He never instructed those who came to him to practice any rituals, any empty formalities. Instead, he taught them just to observe nature as it is, by observing the reality inside. Out of ignorance we keep reacting in ways which harm ourselves and others. But when the wisdom arises-the wisdom of observing reality as it is-this habit of reacting falls away. When we cease to react blindly, then we are capable of real action-action proceeding from a balanced mind, a mind which sees and understands the truth. Such action can only be positive, creative, helpful to ourselves and to others." S.N. Goenka "The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation".

Science also supports the premise behind the Buddha’s meditation, as can be read about in Tolle’s books including identifying with inner space instead of form.

Daily eleven hours of meditating was not easy, many times I felt like just bolting. However, I am glad I didn’t. I am meditating more and more effectively experiencing much more peace and joy.

Goenka advises “daily practice – persistence, and you will succeed. Also to “end each sitting with a ‘Metta’ (Loving Kindness) prayer:

May all beings be happy, be peaceful, be free!”

Dr. Paul Fleischman, a psychiatrist and Vipassana Meditator was the man I went to see at UNC Asheville, when I was up there a couple of weekends ago! He is brilliant and his lecture on science and Vipassana Meditation, somehow covered the whole history of the Universe. Unfortunately, Dr. Fleischman told me that his book about this will not be ready for three years, however The Dalia Lama wrote The Universe in a Single Atom which is very insightful on the same subject.

I share most of this on my and with a much bigger audience on Carlos Santana and Jerry Jampolsky's site.

anon, thanks for your compassionate inquiring,

no mistake, ron

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Spiritual Mecca

"Asheville and surrounding area is the new mecca of spiritual energy. That people are being drawn from all over to Ashville and nearby areas without knowing why.

I know I had been drawn to this area since the 80's and finally was able to escape the darker energy of Miami to move in ''91. Have made multiple moves away yet am always drawn back here. As you know these mountains are the most ancient on the planet and my personal experience is that they embrace with a wisdom and nurturing that I have not experienced anywhere else." Violette Ruffley

Last weekend I was in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in N. C.
I had a wonderful healing reunion with family - especially with Aunt and nephew. She is his great aunt, and has been rescuing him from trouble for a few months now. She really appreciated me taking him to Asheville for a Science of Meditation Seminar by Dr. Paul Fleischman. I don't know how much he enjoyed the lecture and the Dhamma Brothers Video, but he really enjoyed the beautiful day on the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the N. C. Botanical gardens.
A few days later, I received some good news from Barry (recovering from addiction, alcoholic problems), as I sent him the Unity Prayer of Protection along with his photo I took of him in the mountains. This photo was interesting as the setting sun, already behind the trees, burst forth and washed Barry with its light, as I took the photo. I remind him often that I will always see the Light in him, no matter what.
Barry enjoyed his photo and this Unity Prayer of Protection caption, and asked me to send it to him on his facebook "wall" so he could share it. A close up looks a lot better as you can see a rainbow of sunrays enveloping Barry. Someone said it looked like diaphanous "angel wings."

The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is.

Ron, great photo! There are many orbs of light beings throughout the picture in addition to angels wings. Truly a blessing of the protection, peace and love of Spirit.
JoAnna Adams

In addition, after dropping Barry off, I drove up an old two hwy. (80) from near Marion to try to find 'Carolina Dreams" - a meditation "furniture" establishment. I never found it but that on that "Lake Tahoma" drive, I felt very serene and secure, even though it was mostly deserted. It was a peaceful sacred feeling from just being in that upward twisting drive with beatiful lake, then mountain rocky creek beside road.

first allow me to tell you of my experience on the blue ridge in asheville a few months back.
while visiting a friend their for a weekend she took me to one her favorite outlooks. just to the left of the outlook was a small patch of forest. she encouraged me to take a walk into the forest. i asked if she was coming along with me. she said, "no you go yourself," it's a very peacefule place and i want you to experience it on your own. my friend who is wise and very intuitive knew what she was doing.

being the true beach person that i am did not pack, nor do i own a pair of hiking boots, so on sandaled foot i ventured into the forest. i walked a narrow path and soon spotted a flat rock unearthed and waiting for me. i sat upon the rock and gazed out in front of me. the trees and vines, the beauty of the earth mother. my eyes fell to the ground and there i saw a plastic grocery bag and then a plastic cigar tip. i glanced up and said to earth mother, "how very sad this must make you that my brothers care so little and do not appreciate all that you provide us with. how you nurture not only our bodies but our spirits." within seconds of uttering these words, a drop of water dropped from a small branch. i knew that instant is was the earth mother confirming to me the great sadness from our human greed, glutney, and lack of consideration for all living things. i apologized to her on behalf of my brothers that care so little for her.

i left the little forest area feeling loved yet with remenants of sadness...

Commitment to Love

November 16, 2009
The New Moon is in Scorpio today. It is time to start a new project or move on from things that you are not able to resolve. Scorpio is a sign of commitment, so things you begin today will get finished to your satisfaction. Can you count on yourself? Yes!

"Look past the seeming errors, mistakes, and misunderstandings, and see only the love within each person, including yourself."

Angel wisdom suggests that we keep our focus upon the love that underlies every situation, this action will bring about healing in the most profound ways.

See yourself and others, and every situation through the eyes of the Angels. See only Love. When you focus on love, anything that's unloving falls away. It is like turning on a light to diminish the darkness. Look past the personalities and egos and see the angel within each other. Forgive, release any hurt, anger or judgments to the Angels.

Call upon the Angels whenever you need help to elevate your 'vision' to a more loving vantage point.

We are here for you, just ask us for assistance and remember to listen for our answers, for you are dearly loved, the Angels

Friday, November 13, 2009

Count It All Joy

"Joy springs from a sense of connection to the Divine and is a quality which illuminates you."

Your Angel guidance is to cultivate this quality by seeking the Divine in every situation. Look beyond the surface and seek the light in the heart of each person. Then you will become aware of the wonder of creation and joy will ignite your life.

Angel wisdom suggests that you delight in everything, for joy is the key to enlightenment. Enjoy Life!

Sunday, Nov. 15

Do not look for rest in any pleasure,
because you were not created for pleasure:
you were created for Joy. And if you do not
know the difference between pleasure and joy
you have not yet begun to live.

Thomas Merton

Consider it all joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of all kinds,
because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
James 1:2-3

Affirm often: "I find joy in everything"

If you look at every human
being as a Divine mirror,
you will know yourself
understand life.

Sherif Baba

Reply by Francois Ward
Couldn't agree more just see love
in everyone because it is just yourself
you are looking at
, thanks Ron

Reply from Maria,
Thank you Ron...that was timely...I was just reading about what Jesus said about treating everyone...what you do to them, you do to him. etc.Have a terrific week!

<strong>Be as one, as my Father and I are one. Jesus

Joy is the realization of our oneness, the oneness of our souls with supreme love. Tagore

Unity of Self by Mary Pat Alexander

Unity is a theme that many are focusing on in this time of expansion. So often we do tend to think outwardly…unity of countries, unity of groups of people. We affirm “we
Are One”.

In our healing journey we learn that we must first focus on healing of Self. In doing so, we raise the vibration of all others around us. We raise the vibration of the collective consciousness of the planet. It is in this thought pattern I look at unity. Unity must first start with Self. Unity within then manifests outside of ourselves as our physical reality - a mirror of who we are.

To understand this with more clarity, imagine yourself as consciousness, as an energy pattern. Give yourself the color white. And then think of all the different aspects of who you are. Giving you a personal example: the Pat with perfect eyesight, the Pat with limited eyesight, the Pat who is calm, the Pat who is stressed, the Pat who is the perfect weight, the Pat who is overweight, the Pat that is a wife, the Pat that is a mother, the Pat that loves helping others, the Pat that loves doing things for herself…..the list should be a large one consisting of all the things that you are. Yes, this will take a bit of time :)

Take the time to feel each one as you think of that particular part of yourself, visualizing each one of those aspects of yourself as an energy pattern each with a different color. In your visual surround your conscious Self (the white light) with all of these energies…seeing each of them as a colorful sphere of light. In this we are visualizing each as an individual part of ourselves.

When you are ready, bring the spheres of light, the different aspects of You, into your core integrating them as One, in unity. You will see and feel all the different colors merge with the white light of your core. Your conscious self is now a beautiful opalescent color. Feel the Unity of the one Self.

In this feeling you are One.

Life happens while we make other plans. The important message here- is to make plans, be flexible, expect delays and detours. Remember life is a journey and not a destination. A long the way make time to live well - love much and laugh often.

Have a wonderful week full of love, light and make some time for chocolate
Anne-Marie McCormack

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Embracing Love by Amara Rose

How connected are we beyond social media? The imagined barriers between people and among countries have never been more diaphanous; a strong breeze could blend perceived boundaries like drifting sand. And as the old structures deliquesce, the vessel that will carry us through this monumental transition is Love.

Shaman and healer Brant Secunda says deer medicine opens our hearts. His words resonate: on my journey home in 1994, I began communing with deer everywhere, signaling "friendship" - and they didn't dash away. This lends a whole new meaning to the phrase, "deer heart".

Yet truly embracing love is a frightening experience for most people, however much we may want to. Fusion means to pour or melt; "con" means with, so "confusion" ought to translate into melting together - which it does, though not in a way that tends to serve the people involved. How do we love - fuse - with clarity?

In Home with God, Neale Donald Walsch's final book in his Conversations With God series, he faces the topic that inspires humanity's greatest fear and fascination: the experience we call Death.

The book is an extraordinary prescription for LIFE. I'm particularly moved by the following passage, where God speaks about "whole person centering," or living fully in the Now.

"It is especially difficult to look another human in the eye for any period of time at all without beginning to fall in love. That is why people look away from each other so quickly. They don't dare look each other right in the eye for very long. The love that will follow will overwhelm them. Yet it is because they do not know what to do with that love that they are overwhelmed.

"The moment you surrender to love and allow it to lead you to exactly where your soul wants to go, you will have no difficulty. All struggle then will cease, and you will know Oneness."

Lately, the Hopi prophecy about these times has been reverberating strongly in my mind. It's never been truer than right now, as we surge toward the conclusion of a World Age. As the old ways become cosmic compost, Love is shining its Light more powerfully than ever before, bleaching falsehood from our souls, enlightening and enlivening us, bringing more joy to the journey.

2012 is the end of the spin cycle - old preconceptions and prejudices come out in the wash, and we get to begin anew

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

To Help or "Leave to Higher Power"?

Good News: This news may answer Melanies question about Barry acknowledging that he has a "Higher Power"?

Barry enjoyed his photo and this Unity Prayer of Protection caption, and asked me to send it to him on his facebook "wall" so he could share it.

The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches over me.
Whereever I am, God is.

Also, I added one of my favorite verses: God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. Proverbs 14:44

I am grateful to be in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in N. C. I have had a wonderful healing reunion with family - especially with Aunt and nephew. She is his great aunt, and has been rescuing him from trouble for a few months now. She really appreciated me taking him to Asheville for a Vipassana Seminar. I don't know how much he enjoyed the lecture and the Dhamma Brothers Video, but he really enjoyed the beautiful day on the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the N. C. Botanical gardens. I took him back to S.C. and came back for a one day sitting up here. I told Barry that if he finds he really wants to go for a ten day silent Vipassana retreat, I will support him.

Not that you are asking...but your comment prompted me to reflect on how useless it is to keep trying to change people. You can always lead a horse to the water, but it's up to him to drink it. As one turns such matters over to a greater Power, you can see that your role is not as pivotal as your ego once told you it was...This is my experience with the the toxic ex, for whom I just do the right thing and let her be as wacked as she wants to be. I am maintaining my equanamity by keeping the focus on me.

Let me know if such commentary is unwanted. One day I will learn to mind my own business. HA!


No, Anon, I appreciate your kind thoughtfulness, so please comment often in response to my ramblings. One thing, Barry is almost like a son, and is the last "blood" in family. And I did not put any pressure on him to do anything and he truly enjoyed his trip to the mountains - the Fall leaves are still out here in the South.
I am concerned about Barry and my Aunt. He dominates her and is out of jail only because of her. If it had been up to me, he would still be there as I consider him a danger to others and himself. And he got out without any conditions, which is doubly dangerous. I am going to call his lawyer and ask him how he could have done that. I feel like I am supporting my Aunt, by doing something to help Barry get out of his darkness.
I am committed to see the Divine in all beings, so how could I leave my nephew out. It is easier to leave my wife out (we are going through a divorce now, and she has reluctantly agreed to do it with peace and forgiveness. However, since she is sociopathic, I am wary of what will happen in court - there is no mutual easy divorce here - they all have to go to court - a shame, and court is backed up to next Spring.)

Here is one answer:

Everything we say, create, do, feel and think rubs off on those around us, and contributes to the Collective Human Consciousness, which we are in turn influenced by subtlely and grossly.

How we live, and what we consider acceptable or normal, reflects the precedents we have set for each other as humans - the consensus reality or status quo - from what we eat to what calendar we follow!

The values, behaviors and attitudes we received from our lineages, our families, as well as our friends and associates is ours to either follow or adapt, change, and evolve.

God asks us to share our wisdom with our fellow Humans to influence their free will. Obviously, the greatest way to influence is to walk our talk so that others receive the clarity of our authenticity.

It is our opportunity to inspire one another by modeling the values we have come to uphold. Our ability to influence one another is an essential factor in the realization of the unquantifiable potential for collective, ongoing, accelerated evolution of consciousness!

In sharing space with fellow human souls, we are ever-invited into deeper intimacy of recognition of the unity that ties us together with all of creation.

May we compassionately assist one another, that together we may do what must be done to help as much humanity as possible stabilize during these times of transition and Quickening. Let us love ourselves unconditionally and nurture one another's growth.

"I believe in the liberation of the human
through the exaltation of humanity-
that is, the realization of the innate
divinity of each person."

Theresa F Koch (Teri)


For me as a physician, I am of the sort that I could not continue to be a position of telling people what to do. That was getting ME sick! How dare they not listen to my advice!

In this case, I was not telling Barry what to do - he really wanted to go with me to the mountains, and was in a joyous mood, while in nature. At the sitting, since he was not an old student, he had to wait in atrium. At lecture, I went in and sat in front, which he did not do, and afterwards, I found out he sat in back.

HA! It was a ego thing, like we are supposed to have being akin to some god-like figure. Like I really have power over people. If anything I can just be a conduit of God's will, by directing in a proper direction for the person to act on.

It was not an "ego thing" for me, I am very concerned about Barry, but he was in his free will, and so was I.

The empowerment I get today is about self realization. Me, too

That I can share with another what my experience, strength, and hope might be on the subject. That is what Jeanne has done for us here.

This is what I was doing with Barry, with the willing voices of two other much "older" (like Jeanne) Vispassana student/leaders there in N. C.

However, the individual must be a seeker.

Barry, despite his problems, is very much a seeker. Unfortunalely, many alcoholics continue seeking "spirit' through spirits.

I am learning that one may be doing a disservice to deny another his due misery. Believe me, Barry is doing his "due misery", yet I am not sure he has really hit bottom yet, and that may because his Great Aunt keeps rescuing him.

<em>He may need that to grow in the path that God has set forth. Thus, I believe that unsolicited advice
(Barry and I have re-created a bond, and it was not "unsolicited advice")can be harmful
, <em>when looked at in this regard. I think that is why they have us just sit down, and ignore others in the Vipassana journey.

Here is where I disagree, as I grow with more equanamity with accompanying more lightness, old friends and family are coming to me, and are asking me what is going on in my life - more solicited feedback.

One's journey is an individual thing. And so much communication can occur without all these words being exchanged. I thoroughly agree with this, and because of this, I am happy that I am being asked how I could have changed so much in last few months.

I'm not a fan of people stating how to do so and so. I AM a fan of one telling what happened to you, and how you made it through.

That last sentence describes exactly what has been joyously going on with me.

I feel that you are suffering in many regards: nephew, wife tripping. But you also have to see your role in it all, and just get out of victim mentality.>

Thank you, my friend, you have helped me get out of the "victim mentality" pointing me to the ten day retreat, etc. And with the support of meditating 2 hours per day, going to two support groups (ACIM & Tolles New Earth)and other workshops - especially the Ho'oponopono prayer, I am mostly out of egoic action and definitely "victimness". Reframing my paucity of inheritance to Divine Inheritance has really helped - "the most beautiful and best things in life are not things". I feel like I have a tool box of very selfhelpful growth tools, with Vipassana meditation being the strongest.

It is being shown to you that STUFF, which includes the cloak of people is just another thing to just caught up in. I'm sure my ex has yours bet hands down for insanity,(that could be an interesting bet)so I just eventually will have to just accept who she is, because I can't change a damned thing about her. I can just be an example of living sanity, and pray for her to get better somehow. I agree with this last statement, and I think she may get it that I want a peaceful, forgiving cheap divorce.

I hope this helps. I am going to bed--doing evening shifts last two days.

Good rest, my friend, I wish you the best and see your heart is into helping, thank you! ron


I didn't mention 'unsolicited advice' Ron, I was talking about rescuing addicts. The important first step in any addicts recovery (as the 12 step system that Alcoholics Anonymous use) is to acknowledge that there is a Higher Power than yourself. Talk to Barry about exactly this because if he can acknowledge it then he's chosen the path to recovery. That was how I got into all this spiritual 'stuff', it was part of my own recovery. Love Melanie X (not "anon")

Dear Melanie, "Anon" is not a crone and his messages were personal to me, and I prefer to not share his name.
Why is alcoholic "anonymous" anonymous?

Here is "anon"'s last comment: "You got it Ron. It's supposedly is happening the way it is supposed to happen. Take it easy."
and I think I will end this dialogue with that!
Thanks for your responses, love to you, ron

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

An Exchange of Dialogues about the Divine Energy of Unconditional Love

I contacted His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

His age & health conditions preclude his availability for an interview.
Ah, that is too bad and very sad!

My guest 11.11.09 is a brilliant physicist, Peter Russell who authored 'From Science to God' which I read. Peter was supervised for a while by Stephen Hawking at Cambridge U.K.
Yes, I met Peter when he was living on a sailboat in Sausalito about 15 years ago. I have read some of his articles, and will now have to get his book. Indeed, he his brilliant. You can tell him I met him with my sweetheart of the time, Terri Glass, the poet.

Unsure when I will find time to read the Dalai Lama's book, however I am keen to read it.
Amazing, how well schooled he is in Science, and of course, spirituality. One reason to be thankful for the Chinese - their taking over Tibet, let to The Dalia Lama becoming a "world citizen" (Which he calls himself).

Be well,
Thank you, dear Doreen, I am still pondering co-writing a book - something about the energy of an unconditional love that would include a scientific study of that Divine Energy. It would be an exchange of dialogues. I will have a lot of free time after this weekend. I am going to UNC Asheville to study the science behind Vipassana Meditation with Dr. Paul Friedman, who is a Vipassana Teacher and a psychiatrist:
"In November, Dr. Paul R. Fleischman M.D., psychiatrist, author, and Vipassana Meditation Teacher under the guidance of S.N. Goenka, will be in ASHEVILLE, ATLANTA, CHAPEL HILL, and SAVANNAH to share talks on The Scientific World-View and Vipassana Meditation and will conduct a number of group sittings. The lectures are free and open to the public. The group sittings are open to Old Students. An Old Student is one who has completed at least one 10-day meditation course with S.N Goenka or his assistant teachers. Please bring your cushions."

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Harmonized Mind - Equanimity

Monday, Nov. 2

A harmonized mind produces
harmony in this world of
seeming discord.

Paramahansa Yogananda .

Comment by Ron Alexander I added this to "equanimity dialogue" above: In addition, the way Goenka talks about equanimity, I think it means the same as "mindfulness" in other forms of Buddhism?

Reply by Jeanne 14 hours ago
Mindfulness is the westernized term adopted by the 'psychological' crowd. A few years back, following the loss of a close person... I was grieving and went to a counselor for awhile. She spoke of mindfulness and I told her I was a vipassana meditator. She sat back and said then there was nothing she could offer me that I didn't already have. I respected her so much for valuing vipassana that I continued to see her for a couple months.
Silja replies:

Yes, it really is immensely important to find the balance and harmony inside, that keeps from running around for useless things. What we need to have the harmonized mind is to get truly back to our heart. The system does everything to keep ourselves locked inside the mind and that is why it starts to run around like a rabbit (not intended to be an offence to a rabbit:-). If the mind is filled with more information than it can take (contradictory indeed), it looses the capacity to make individual decision. Then it leads to confusion. So it is not just words to come back to heart and it makes the mind even clearer.
Thank you so much!
The nature is one of the best healers and these are some of the most beautiful words to describe it in a simple and yet so wonderful way. Thank you Jesus!

What we all need is love and the only way to feel it is to search for it is inside our own heart. Meditation is the listening the truth. What it needs is to get connected with the feelings and to get quiet.

Think Love, Be Love