How Philosophy Can Save You: The 10 Most Important Ideas That Shape A Meaningful Life by Brianna Wiest
At 74, and coming the end of his scientific and broadcasting career, David Suzuki mused on the notion: “If I had one last lecture to give, what would I say?” The result is a very special talk full of humour, warmth, insight and passion.
At a packed house at the Perth Convention Centre, Suzuki voiced his long-time frustration at the obsession for economic growth at the sacrifice of nature, while urging us all to strive for a sustainable future.
David Suzuki was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1936. He has had a long and prolific career as a scientist, environmentalist, broadcaster and author. His scientific field is genetics, but he is best known for his television and radio programs that examine and explain the natural sciences, including “The Secret of Life” and “A Planet for the Taking.”
Suzuki has won many awards for his work including the 2009 Honorary “Right Livelihood Award.” He has written over 48 books, his latest being “The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for Our Sustainable Future”, on which the lecture he is delivering is based.
Dada Gunamuktananda: Yogi and Meditation Teacher
Bio: Dada Gunamuktananda has trained in meditation, yoga and natural health sciences in Australia, the Philippines and India. He has been a meditation teacher of Ananda Marga since 1995 and has taught and lectured on meditation in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
Title: Consciousness : The Final Frontier
Synopsis: The exploration of inner space, our own consciousness, is ultimately connected to our discovery of outer space. Just as the world becomes a smaller place with increase in communication and transport technology, so the universe becomes a smaller place with the increase in meditation technology!
[my response to a new friend, Aja, who asked about the concept of my little planet photos, amongst other conversation]
that’s awesome! i wish i was raised spiritual.. i had to work through indoctrination and other limiting beliefs/views from my family :) it’s funny to see so many of them still there, and how it’s causing them to continue old ways.
that’s a great way to look at it.. yes, it feels like that to me too.. as our vibration/energy increases by doing what we love, everything flows much more smoothly
i haven’t really thought about one specific concept for the little planet photos.. i’ve written and explored a lot of various perspectives, some related to the images, some not.. (you can look for the “writing” tag/link on my website if you’re interested though there’s a lot of other stuff to filter through) it feels like all of my work is somehow related to exploring perspectives, wider or more expansive ways of seeing the world, and exploring perception itself. they are all metaphors for one to expand one’s own awareness to higher levels to be able to understand this inter-connectedness of everything, and to be able to discover one’s own spirituality, the divine, god, one’s higher self, the inner teacher, oneness, whatever you want to call this higher perspective/understanding/awareness of this experience we call life. it feels like part of the exploring perspectives with various techniques and pushing the envelope, so to speak, is to subtly or subconsciously get others to feel more open about seeing the world, both their own world/life and the collective world around us, in new ways. as one learns to expand one’s own awareness and perspectives about aspects of one’s own life, the self-limiting beliefs and viewpoints fade away.. as enough of these disappear, it’s like polishing a lens, and the discovery of the infinite and one’s connection to one’s source becomes crystal clear. yes it could take a while and this journey is longer for some than others, though.. i’m starting to get off track here :) but essentially yes, the work is about all of this. before i even knew i was on a spiritual path or journey many years ago, these sort of messages were coming to me, and i can see this unfolding in my photography as part of my own journey. i think it all started off by me just exploring and having fun and getting interested in it and seeing where it would go.. and it took me on an adventure!
i could ramble/flow on much more about all of this.. i love engaging and getting lost in deep conversations about this sort of thing :)
have you had any brilliant moments of higher awareness, connection, knowing, etc in your life that really stand out, or any truly defining moments related to your own understanding/spirituality?
thanks! back to the second part of your question about the images.. while there is the underlying message of expanding perspectives, yes, part of it is for one’s own interpretation, as one must expand one’s own viewpoints in order to come to one’s own experiential understanding and knowing. just as one can read all one wants though the intellectual understanding won’t be anything like the actual knowing or doing, and one’s own experience will be different based upon one’s previous experiences and perspectives, this aspect exists in the work too.. it can mean subtly or vastly different things to different people, and that’s totally fine. just as how we all perceive this world differently and even upon awakening to great profound experiences, it’s likely to be a little different for everyone.. so i’m not going to say my work only means one exact thing :) so i suppose the simple answer to your question is both, all of the above, some of the above, and perhaps none of the above for some :)
i recall when i first encountered little planet photos and started researching how to create them, it was after i was awakening to new understandings and perspective shifts of what was going on in my own life. [the short story: i had gone through a lot after attempting to start a new business venture unlike anything i had done before and it wasn’t working out, and i had become more aware of spirituality and really began to step back and look at what i was doing with my life and what really mattered to me at the time] after coming up with a way to somewhat easily be able to create a lot of little planet photos with minimal gear (at the time, now it’s much easier), i decided to really embrace the technique and that’s practically all i shot when i was exploring for a few days on a trip. i forget exactly when, though probably at some point early during the trip after going to a lot of beautiful spots in nature, the idea came to me of how awesome it’d be to do little planet time-lapses as i don’t believe they had been done before (likely due to limited technology and technique at the time). as i was limited with the gear i had with me at the time, i stood for an hour literally walking around in a circle around the monopod i had the camera on taking 4 shots for each still frame of the time-lapse, and i had a proof of concept. from there, when i got back home, ideas came to me of how to solve the technical issues of having the tripod not show up in the shot and being able to automate the process so i could have precisely aligned images to work with, and not have to walk around in a circle every time for an hour :) i’m not sure exactly where this is all taking me, but it feels like it relates to what you said and i agreed with in the beginning.. i was getting really excited about this new technique or idea and jumping all in on it, fully embracing it, and that enthusiasm sparked the creativity and being able to take it to the next level. it feels like this is part of the underlying message too by exploring so many different ways of seeing. the divine is working in subtle aspects to hint at those seeing the work to be able to engage in what really drives them. when people have come up to me when i’ve done kite aerial photography or they saw me in my truck camper or something, and i got really excited talking about it (because i was really was excited to be doing what i was doing at the moment), i could feel and see their perspectives/energy shifting and opening up. they likely wouldn’t ever have any interest in actually doing kite aerial photography but that enthusiastic energy flowing through me of what i was feeling might be just what they needed to make them feel better or inspire them to be able to do what they want (or feel called to). perhaps that’s what my work is about, inspiration
wow, so that was a bit long, hope you enjoy the chapter i wrote :) and thank you for the inspiration that came to me by asking! i think i’m gonna post this as one of my writings on my website/journal (only the part i just wrote, not your message)
oh and i just realized i had forgotten how i was originally going to relate that last part.. [it seems i’ve allowed the flow of inspiration to be a little affected by the continuous loud noise of lots of lawn care equipment all around my condo complex at the moment.. though sometimes we just need to let go and surrender in order to remember] i feel that part of the reason i discovered the little planet look (where you effectively see in all directions) and invented a way to be able to take this to another level (by creating time-lapses with the look) was because of where i was in my own spiritual journey.. as i began to become interested in learning about higher levels of awareness and perspectives such as oneness, i naturally attracted/created/manifested/aligned with a photographic technique that could illustrate this way of perceiving/understanding/knowing..
i’ve been noticing more and more signs of higher consciousness appearing in the world lately [some in not so subtle ways]
it’s really awesome to keep encountering such experiences when unexpected!
though they are not exactly unexpected as i’ve recently felt myself surrendering and bits of the ego dissolving. after this, i found myself drawn back toward the spiritual path. i knew this is the direction i wanted to go and now its naturally unfolding.
just the other day, as [...]
We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them discover it within themselves.
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.
The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.
For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.
HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.
‘Look Up’ – A spoken word film for an online generation.
‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.
Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.
Featuring Louise Ludlam & Stuart Darnley.
Original score by New Desert Blues.
Sound engineering by Daniel Cobb.
Filmed and edited by Gary Turk.
Copyright © 2014 Gary Turk
All Rights Reserved
Gregg Braden takes us on a short trip through consciousness that connects our feelings and our mass reality.
on my way to maine from chicago, i took a slight detour and went to the last day of the Amma program in New England. it is absolutely amazing how she can sit in the same spot giving Darshan for over 12 hours (the Atma Puja ceremony + meditation for world peace began at 7pm last night and the Devi Bhava program didn’t end this morning until around 11 am! i walked around, ate more than once, took a nap, [...]
(links to posts by Neale Donald Walsch found in Interpreting Conversations with God)
an extended series of explorations on “enlightenment” as a human experience.
part one: What is your path to ‘Enlightenment’?
Spiritual Awakening and God-Realization is now freely and unconditionally available to all human beings, made possible through the spiritual phenomenon of Oneness Deeksha – The Divine reaching out to man!
More about Oneness at www.onenessuniversity.org
Impact of Being Awakened – Sri Bhagavan
many more videos can be found here:youtube.com/user/worldofoneness youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7C92A307829C1A99
In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short and won the 2009 Emmy for ‘New Approaches’ (making it the first film to win an Emmy on behalf of the internet).
This project was created with the same spirit that america was founded on. Our intentions are to connect everyone in america through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can’t do this without you. We want to tell your story and show your city or town through photographs of you, and people you know. As we travel around america looking for people and places to shoot you will be able to keep track of where we are going and help us decide where we go next. Join us in our journey by liking our facebook to get yourself photographed by us.
just came across this while at the last link I posted..
“Intro to Awakening” by renowned teacher, author and healer Stuart Mooney. For nearly 40 years, he has lectured, all over the world, on the Nature of the Awakened Consciousness. His spiritual travels are legendary.
Talk on Enlightenment II
Talk on Enlightenment III
Talk on Enlightenment IV
Talk on Enlightenment V
The Dawn of the Age
This is a non-commercial attempt to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless ‘consumers’ are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today. The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (www.sanctuaryasia.com).
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
text of speech: ‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says
I found this beautiful video on Gwen Bell’s site last night. I’ve only briefly skimmed through a few pages on her site, though from what I’ve seen, Gwen’s perspective resonates a lot with how I see the world. Check out her place at gwenbell.com
What you’re feeling is what you attract (and the lens you see the world through). Yesterday afternoon, a couple hours before sunset, I felt connected to the trees, plants, and nature in the park I discovered when I went for a drive a little north of here [photos will be added later and found under yesterday’s date]. I am grateful for the opportunity to go explore in nature and spend lots of time there growing my awareness, especially when I get my truck camper in the next couple weeks. Do whatever it takes to continue to live your dream and experience your passion.
This Earth Hour 2012: 8.30pm, Saturday 31 March, celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world by switching off your lights for an hour, then go beyond the hour.
From its inception as a single-city initiative — Sydney, Australia – in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2011 created history as the world’s largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 135 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the one thing that unites us all — the planet.
Earth Hour 2011 embraced 5,251 cities and towns in 135 countries and territories and reached an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide. Our new video, backed by acclaimed Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós, showcases the passion of this year’s Earth Hour participants from all corners of the globe, celebrating the planet and taking action Beyond the Hour.
I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Bruce Almighty.” However, in I AM, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world. www.iamthedoc.com
This is a video collaboration between Oribel Divine, Dr. Meg (Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D.) and Anders Holte. An idea came to Oribel when she first received her set of The Living Light Cards created by Dr. Meg. One of the cards, The Master’s Staff, #38 kept popping up and the meaning behind The Master Staff’s symbol absolutely resonated with Oribel and she wanted so much to share them with others as well. And so began the journey of the creation of this video.
Dr. Meg gave her blessings and her permission to use the words for this video and Anders Holte was happy to contribute his wonderful high consciousness music Lemurian Home Coming for this video creation.
And with that I hope you enjoy the final result which to me is a journey for the senses and ask that you just allow for whatever to come up come up.
Watched the Kute Blackson Miracle video again today and came across this video of his..
Here’s his Love Now music video:
found these Rumi poems put to music on youtube..
The music is from the album Nights and Days from Greendjohn. The song is Happy Sadness. Always my gratefulness to Google for the images.
A true Lover doesn’t follow any one religion, be sure of that.
Since in the religion of Love, there is no irreverence or faith.
When in Love, body, mind, heart and soul don’t even exist.
Become this, fall in Love, and you will not be separated again.
By day I praised you and never knew it.
By night I stayed with you and never knew it.
I always thought that I was me–but no,
I was you and never knew it.
I am drumming, I am drumming, I am drumming
For my Love’s ever nearing union.
They say get a life. What is all this drumming?
I swear to the Love, the day that I stop drumming,
Is the day that I will stop living.
Not Christian, Muslim or Jew
Not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or Zen.
Not any Religion of Cultural System.
I am Not from the East or the West,
Not out of the Ocean or up from the Ground,
Not Natural or Ethereal,
Not composed of Elements at All.
I do not Exist, am not an Entity
in this World or the Next,
Did not descend from Adam and Eve or any Origin Story.
My place is the placeless,
A trace of the tracless.
Neither Body nor Soul.
I belong to the beloved.
I have seen the Two Worlds as One
And that One call to and Know,
First, Last, Outer, Inner —
Only that breath breathing
Human Being …..
there was another great conversation last night at the Satsang at the Flowering Heart Center. the Ho’oponopono healing process was one of the things that came up. it had come up in recent weeks or months too. here’s a link to an article i found talking about Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len who healed a whole psychiatric ward using this method: www.wanttoknow.info/070701imsorryiloveyoujoevitale
it’s really awesome to see how many of the teachings and conversations lately at the weekly satsangs have been expanding and align with how i’ve seen the world and understood reality. i admit i have strayed away from this higher awareness as i got caught up in other things along the way, though perhaps everything is now unfolding as it is, as i’ve been getting back on the path, surrendering what no longer serves me, and moving forward in this journey. as you’ll read in the article, part of this process involves taking full personal responsibility for all we have created. i learned a lot of this during the Avatar Course years ago and experienced seemingly magical transformations. it’s time to take responsibility again. to own what i/we have created and have been refusing to see or experience. it will be quite liberating to step into a new world, a new reality, upon doing so.
Michael and Suzanne will be holding a course “Healing the Shadow & our disowned selves” going into this type of process/healing. it’ll be at the Flowering Heart Center in Clearwater on May 15 or you can watch it online live or later. here’s a link to read more about it: floweringheart.org/shadowprocess.htm
Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.
Today, these trends have reached their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.
I highly recommend the work of Wayne Dyer. When you go to his website and enter in your email to receive updates, you’ll get access to a free download of his audiobook 101 Ways to Transform Your Life (this may have changed on his website by the time you are reading this). I used to listen to these as daily affirmations shortly after I first discovered him near the end of 2008 and found it helpful to change how I was feeling and thinking back then.click here for Wayne Dyer’s website
Abraham Hicks – Value of Procrastination
Abraham Hicks – Mechanisms that activate instant manifestation
How Do You Define Yourself?
Playing the Game of Life – Alan Watts
The Secret of Life – by Alan Watts
As it is, we are merely bolting our lives—gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in—because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being. If I ask you what you did, saw, heard, smelled, touched and tasted yesterday, I am likely to get nothing more than the thin, sketchy outline of the few things that you noticed, and of those only what you thought worth remembering. Is it surprising that an existence so experienced seems so empty and bare that its hunger for an infinite future is insatiable? But suppose you could answer, “It would take me forever to tell you, and I am much too interested in what’s happening now.” How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god? And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment—from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies—how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?
what an incredible experience the last week or two has been! life is amazing when one allows it to flow!
i’ve been having some great conversations with people i just met and some that i’ve known for a while though hadn’t really conversed with. lots of amazing connections and understandings have come up. i was originally only going to be up in chicagoland for 2-3 weeks and was wanting to get on the road soon for my trip to the [...]
Divine Madness – Alan Watts 2/4
Divine Madness – Alan Watts 3/4
Divine Madness – Alan Watts 4/4
Sri Amma Bhagavan’s Message on December 21st, 2012
Sri Bhagavan’s Message on December 21st, 2012
Sri Bhagavan on God
Sri Bhagavan, co-founder of Oneness University, speaks on the topic of God
Sri Bhagavan on death #3
Sri Bhagavan of Oneness University on the Death process.
Why relationships at all?
Bhagavan Who is GOD ?
Sri Bhagavan on God
I. Avatars – Sri Bhagavan
An originally profound interview with Sri Bhagavan.
Experiencing Alone Remains – Sri Bhagavan
“Therefore, what is there is merely the experience, the experiencer is gone. There is merely seeing, the seer is gone. There is merely the thought, the thinker is gone. There is merely what is there, we are gone. And with that existential suffering goes away. Even if this should happens only for 5 minutes, you have such a powerful insight that you do not exist.”
~ Sri Bhagavan
Life is a GAME!!! ~~ You create your own MIRACLES! – Sri Bhagwan explains HOW (with subtitles)
Sri Bhagwan Explains the purpose of the WHOLE CREATION.. How life is a GAME & about Attachment etc…
The Futility of All Effort on the Spiritual Path – Sri Bhagavan
“Man cannot make it on his own; it has to be given to him.” ~ Sri Bhagavan
On another occasion, Sri Bhagavan gave the following answer:
”If you would realize that there is nothing you could do about it, that is the beginning of love. In spirituality, the moment you realize there is nothing you could do about it, that is the beginning of all spiritual growth. As long as you keep trying you will never ever get there because that trying is the problem.
That trying is the thing which takes you away from where you want to be. You have to realize the futility of all effort in the inner world. All effort on the spiritual path is futile. If you could realize that, it could hit you like a ton of bricks and then all effort ceases. The moment effort is gone, there is love, and there is peace. But as long as you keep struggling you keep putting in some effort you will move further away.
If you want to discover love and you put in some effort, you will move further away from love. If you want peace and you put in some effort, you would move further away from peace because that very effort is the disturbance, the noise. You have to realize that futility of effort.”
Importance of the Heart – Sri Bhagavan
More about Oneness at www.onenessuniversity.org
an interesting interview, and an interesting look at one’s own perspectives (and how one is perhaps either quite engaged right away or stops watching before getting into the heart of it)
part 1/2 : Conversation with a ‘walk-in’ – William Linville
A conversation with a walk-in; in a body on a planet. . .
Lilou’s Juicy Living Tour www.Juicylivingtour.com
Part 2/2 : Positive outcomes of disasters & Dimensions / Realities / Portals – William Linville
Positive outcomes of disasters; the amplification of life, purification of the planetary matrix. . .
More inspiring videos on Lilou’s Juicy Living Tour website
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A clip of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s lecture at the San Pietro Abbey Church in Assisi during his Experiencing the Miraculous European lecture tour.
(Song: Window by The Album Leaf) One of the most inspirational speeches in recorded history was given by a comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin. If you like what you see please share the video any way you can and pass the message on.
Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.
As a visual artist, Louie has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time. He is an innovator in the world of time-lapse, nature, aerial and “slice-of-life” photography – the only cinematographer in the world who has literally been shooting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for more than 30 years.
Louie was recognized as one of the top 70 Cinematographers for the On Film Kodak Salute Series. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Louie is credited by many with pioneering the contemporary stock footage industry by founding Energy Film Library, a global company with a network of 12 foreign offices, which was acquired by Getty Images in 1997. Motion picture clients of his cinematic artistry include Sex in the City, The Bourne Ultimatum, Die Hard 4, Syriana, Crash, Men in Black and classics such as American Beauty, Koyaanisqatsi and E.T. among others.
Louie went on to found BlackLight Films, a creative production company specializing in producing original theatrical feature, large format films, HD and TV programming.
In 2004, BlackLight Films completed production of the theatrical feature film, America’s Heart &Soul, distributed theatrically by Walt Disney Pictures. In 2006, BlackLight Films completed a series of HD shorts, Louie Films, for the launch of Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Blu-Ray DVD releases. In 2007, the company produced a 1-hour special, Chasing the Light, which aired nationally on PBS.
Past projects include the 35mm film Seasons of the Vine for Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park and a 26-half hour series, America!, for The Hallmark Channel.
Louie has won two Clio Awards for Best Environmental Broadcast Spot, an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography for the Discovery Channel Special, Oceans of Air, and the Heartland Film Festival’s Truly Moving Picture Award for Walt Disney Pictures’ feature film release America’s Heart & Soul.
Louie completed production on a feature length nature documentary, Wings of Life, to be theatrically released worldwide, under Walt Disney Pictures’ new production banner, Disneynature. The film was released in France (March 2011) under the title Pollen and won the Roscar Award for Best Cinematography at the 2011 Wild Talk Africa Film Festival.
Louie spoke at the TED 2011 conference in Long Beach, CA and has been a regular presenter at the annual Bioneers Conference in San Francisco. Currently, Louie is in production with National Geographic to produce Hidden Worlds, a 3D Imax film.
Alan Watts – The Game of Life
Alan Watts – you are god in the dance of life
Alan Watts On God Is Now On The Present Moment
Alan Watts – Being Completely Here And Now
Alan Watts – Existence Is Weird
The Real You – Alan Watts
Alan Watts – We are nothing.
5 contemplations on All That Is.
THE REALITY OF THE SELF is ineffable—beyond the limitations of mental activity, words, and concepts. The gift of the sage, however, is to approximate a description of the ineffable with a profound elegance and clarity that affords the spiritual student a glimpse of Ultimate Reality.
Who knew that the Crickets sing like humans?
Watch! That will open your heart …
Together we can inspire 10,000,000 people with this video – please share it with people you care about!www.Spiritual-Short-Stories.com
This video combines beautiful pictures, inspiring music, and a touching story to help empower people to live more fully.
In 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millenium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it.
download the original at: hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/07/
What does it mean, to awaken? A short movie narrated by Alan Watts… with background music by Kitaro- “Endless Water” and “Tree” from his album “Ki”…. Both songs can be heard at full volume hereRecommended reading – The Joyous Cosmology, by Alan Watts
“T0 BEGIN WITH, this world has a different kind of time. It is the time of biological rhythm, not of the clock and all that goes with the clock. There is no hurry. Our sense of time is notoriously subjective and thus dependent upon the quality of our attention, whether of interest or boredom, and upon the alignment of our behavior in terms of routines, goals, and deadlines. Here the present is self-sufficient, but it is not a static present. It is a dancing present—the unfolding of a pattern which has no specific destination in the future but is simply its own point. It leaves and arrives simultaneously, and the seed is as much the goal as the flower. There is therefore time to perceive every detail of the movement with infinitely greater richness of articulation. Normally we do not so much look at things as overlook them. The eye sees types and classes—flower, leaf, rock, bird, fire—mental pictures of things rather than things, rough outlines filled with flat color, always a little dusty and dim. But here the depth of light and structure in a bursting bud go on forever. There is time to see them, time for the whole intricacy of veins and capillaries to develop in consciousness, time to see down and down into the shape of greenness, which is not green at all, but a whole spectrum generalizing itself as green—purple, gold, the sunlit turquoise of the ocean, the intense luminescence of the emerald. I cannot decide where shape ends and color begins. The bud has opened and the fresh leaves fan out and curve back with a gesture which is unmistakably communicative but does not say anything except, “Thus!” And somehow that is quite satisfactory, even startlingly clear. The meaning is transparent in the same way that the color and the texture are transparent, with light which does not seem to fall upon surfaces from above but to be right inside the structure and color.
Which is of course where it is, for light is an inseparable trinity of sun, object, and eye, and the chemistry of the leaf is its color, its light. But at the same time color and light are the gift of the eye to the leaf and the sun. Transparency is the property of the eyeball, projected outward as luminous space, interpreting quanta of energy in terms of the gelatinous fibers in the head. I begin to feel that the world is at once inside my head and outside it, and the two, inside and outside, begin to include or “cap” one another like an infinite series of concentric spheres. I am unusually aware that everything I am sensing is also my body—that light, color, shape, sound, and texture are terms and properties of the brain conferred upon the outside world. I am not looking at the world, not confronting it; I am knowing it by a continuous process of transforming it into myself, so that everything around me, the whole globe of space, no longer feels away from me but in the middle. This is at first confusing. I am not quite sure of the direction from which sounds come. The visual space seems to reverberate with them as if it were a drum. The surrounding hills rumble with the sound of a truck, and the rumble and the color-shape of the hills become one and the same gesture. I use that word deliberately and shall use it again. The hills are moving into their stillness. They mean something because they are being transformed into my brain, and my brain is an organ of meaning. The forests of redwood trees upon them look like green fire, and the copper gold of the sun-dried grass heaves immensely into the sky. Time is so slow as to be a kind of eternity, and the flavor of eternity transfers itself to the hills— burnished mountains which I seem to remember from an immeasurably distant past, at once so unfamiliar as to be exotic and yet as familiar as my own hand.”
by DR. WAYNE W. DYER
Let others feel your positive vibe.
awesome to see more and more of us on this path as we collectively enter the era of the great awakening!
An Urgent Message for All Free-Spirits, Rebels, Visionaries, Misfits, Mystics, Mavericks and Pioneers…
i was listening to a couple audiobooks by Robert Holden recently. while the topics may seem general or simple, like being about love or happiness, there is a subtle profoundness to be experienced in what he is saying. some of what he mentions is really coming from higher awareness and, yes it can be applied to love or happiness, though it can also be applied to any aspect of life, and will lead to peace, higher awareness, and freedom.
i’d recommend checking his books or audios out. he’s one of the authors that will be featured in the Hay House World Summit, the world’s largest health and wellness event (which is starting very soon). there’ll be 100 free audio programs and 16 free movies/videos you can watch during it from many experts and authors. click here to check it out
recently i’ve come across a number of videos by couples who are living out of a van and sharing their experiences online. it’s been quite inspirational to watch them share their stories and journeys. shortly after i first got my truck camper i had thought of creating a video journal of my life on the road, though never did in the manner i had first thought of. i ended up shooting films comprised of short clips and time-lapses of my journey instead. i feel inspired to complete the rest of the videos, or at least the remaining ones from chicagoland to california (for now).
check out some of their videos. the first video is Mat and Danielle, of Exploring Alternatives, whom share why they love living a van. they also have a lot of videos on their youtube channel with tips of what they’ve learned in their lifestyle. in the second video, Emily and Corey of Where’s My Office Now? interview others living nomadic lifestyles (this is the last video in the series they did). they have other videos on their youtube channel as well. the last video is of Rachel and James from Idle Theory Bus (whom Emily and Corey caravanned with to do the interview series). they have a few more videos on their vimeo channel. each video has a little bit different feel. it’s interesting that all three couples began their journeys around the same time (which is also around the time i was on my journey out west with my truck and camper). it’s also beautiful to see the awareness they have or gain during their journeys.
watch their videos, explore their websites, and be inspired to do what you’re passionate about or feel called to, regardless of whether or not its something considered out there or not normal. so many people conform to the norms of society because that’s all they know or because they are afraid to do otherwise. it’s absolutely possible to live an alternate lifestyle and really enjoy doing it. it can open a whole new world to you and might just be much simpler than you imagine once you get going. you can often do so much more with less. start to let go of what no longer serves you. lately i’ve been selling a few things and getting rid of old stuff, and it feels so liberating to clear up that space and make room (not just physically but also in energy and attention) for what i do want to create in my life. part of me has even thought about selling my condo. i’ve thought a little more about getting my own land and building a sustainable or earth-friendly home, or getting a van or another truck and going traveling or even living nomadically (especially if i meet a nice, sweet, pretty girl who’d like to join me on the journey).
anyhow, i’ll stop writing before i end up rambling more. enjoy the videos, be inspired, and do what you love (or simply be)!www.exploringalternatives.ca www.wheresmyofficenow.com www.idletheorybus.com
I just got this in my email this morning. I highly recommend Wayne Dyer’s work. His audio programs have played a significant role in my spiritual journey and growth.
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A Free Video Series for Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose & Discovering Your Infinite Light
With this free video series, you’ll:
- Hear powerful spiritual lessons and personal stories from Dr. Wayne Dyer
- Release limiting thoughts, beliefs and behaviors
- Discover why it’s important to listen to and be willing to follow your inner calling
- Live in the Light of who you really are for more joy, peace and purpose
Paskin: What is intention?
Dyer: It’s the difference between motivation and inspiration. Motivation is when you get hold of an idea and don’t let go of it until you make it a reality. Inspiration is the reverse—when an idea gets hold of you and you feel compelled to let that impulse or energy carry you along. You get to a point where you realize that you’re no longer in charge, that there’s a driving force inside you that can’t be stopped. Look at the great athletes, musician, artists, and writers. They all tap into a source.
funny how spirit speaks through repeating numbers.. i had seen this video a couple times recently and was going to post it but had technical issues with my website.. now when i click the link to decide to post it, the number of views was 2,525,502 [and just before i saw that i was thinking about posting it with yesterday’s date and repeating the time.. 2014.09.19 19:19:19 ..]
these links below are the first two that showed up this morning in my facebook news feed. it’s funny how these are exactly what i needed to see at the time to share with others. there are no accidents :)
Process of Dying and Moksha (liberation upon death) – Sri Bhagavan
If you ask for liberation (moksha), the beauty is that no matter what has happened in your life, the Light cannot say “no”!
~ Sri Bhagavan
View also The Phases of Life: youtu.be/Ry_i2lWkolU
Here are a few more voices on the same subject:
Dying is easy,
believe me, it is like
Vast becomes the space . . .
in shorelessly drifting felicity
you give yourself back
to the Primal Ocean.
Nobody dies, death means finished; for example, a drop of water when it evaporates has become infinite. There is no death for anything, everything finishes to become infinite.
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
At death there is only liberation. It’s just more chic to see liberation while you’re alive.
~ Max Furlaud
Everything that comes from birth undoes itself in liberation.
~ Jen Smith
Here. You are there already. You are in Nirvana. You are like a fish claiming it is thirsty. You are right in the middle of it. Here. Here.
~ Janwillem van de Wetering
Die before you die and be completely dead; then do whatever you want, it’s all good.
~ Wu Men
Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind rest at peace.
The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish and then return to the source. Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.
~ Lao Tzu
All things emerge from that silence, and return to that silence. You, too, would eventually merge into that silence from which you emerged in the first instance.
~ Sri Bhagavan
Everything ends in mystery . . .
Sri Bhagwan:- Learn to experience people rather than understanding people
Sri Bhagavan :- You are joy and your experience is Joy and your nature of you is Joy…
Sri Bhagavan – How to become aware of inner world
Oneness is Peace is Love is God
Who are you Bhagavan
Best Gift a Teacher Can Give a Child – Sri Bhagavan
More about Oneness at www.onenessuniversity.org
Ultimately No Difference Between Spiritual and Material Life – Sri Bhagavan
Omniscient State (audio 10)
Oneness Vol.1 Audio CD – A Guide asks and Sri Bhagavan gives profound answers.
Meaning of “Oneness” (audio 7)
Jim Carrey along with Greg Braden and David Wilcock explain what it means to be Conscious. Conscious of yourself and your situation. Also talks about the science of Consciousness and how is Literally effects the magnetic fields of the earth.
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.
I saw my friend Angela the other day on the journey back home from down south. It’d been a few years.. during our conversation, spiritual concepts came up and I told her I’d send her some book recommendations by Wayne Dyer and others. It got me thinking of making a list of all the (physical) books currently in my library. I’ve been wanting to make this list since before the summer though got so busy back then with going to [...]
Really rare awakening movie now available in English.
My friend, fellow Avatar, Paul Franssen, shared this on his facebook wall today. Just watching it and hearing the chant, I began to feel the high meditative vibrations..
Alan Watts – fear of enlightenment
Alan Watts On Drugs
Aldous Huxley – Doors of Perception
Alan Watts – Infinite Possibilities
Alan Watts on Human Consciousness
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Sri H.W.L. Poonja, lovingly referred to as Papaji, was born on October 13, 1910, in a part of the Punjab that is now in Pakistan.
He had his first direct experience of the Self at the age of nine. He met his Master, Sri Ramana Maharshi, in 1944. Shortly afterwards he realized the Self in the presence of his master. Being a householder, he continued to work and support the many members of his extended family until his retirement in 1966. After extensive travel Papaji settled down in Lucknow, India, where he received visitors from around the world. He died on September 6, 1997.
“Let there be Peace and Love among all beings of the Universe.” (Papaji)
“The Call” is a call from the heart, and for the heart, to inspire people to unite in genuine selfless service of the Earth and all living things.
“The Plan” appeals to the mind and shows how Unity, Truth, Compassion and Selflessness may bring balance and healing to the Earth.
“The Prophecy” brings the message of “The Awakening Trilogy” to its peak of inspiration and empowerment by shining a light, through the fear and confusion surrounding the Mayan December 21st, 2012 date. Created with great care and attention to the Wisdom of our Spiritual Elders and that of certain new scientists “The Prophecy” tells the story of 2012 with light and clarity.
Part 3 (continued):AwakeningAsOne.com
This short film illustrates the power of words to radically change your message and your effect upon the world.
Now is the time to let it all out. To express yourself fully. Your life is a work of art. You decide how you want to paint the picture. No longer hold back. Create your art, whatever it may be – writing, singing, drawing, painting, cooking, dancing, yoga, teaching, photography – and let it shine forth! Allow the world to see it, hear it, feel it! No matter what you think it might be, good or bad, put it out [...]
my friend Matt Naskrent sent me links to Kute Blackson’s site and I came across this great video..
Matt’s a great business and personal transformation coach.. If you desire personal coaching, you can contact him at PinnacleSuccessSource.com – tell him I sent ya and he can do a free session for you.