The Infinite Spark of Being

Thoughts and the things I've learned.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi”

1 of 5 clips. An AMAZINGLY educational series on the Vedas, Kundalini and a bunch of other great stuff.

Sanskrit Pronunciation for Yoga Teachers and Students.

I found this, this morning. It’s awesome! there are audio clips for everything to help with pronunciation… THIS is the kinda stuff I get excited about! ha ha
http://www.tilakpyle.com/sanskrit.htm

Awakening to life through truthful relationships.

Great great stuff. FIrst 4 minutes got my to say “word” under my breath at my desk. 

Neil Tyson DeGrasse Great speech!

"God" is not testing you

No one is testing you.
All the shit that happens to you is not a test.
There is no one to test you.
However, you can become mindful enough to see the lesson
and see the teacher.

Your pain is so real

[From time to time I will be reposting some of my older posts. This is one.]

Your pain became your identity didn’t it?
How could it not. It’s all you’ve ever known.
You identify so closely with your pain and your trauma
that the thought of letting go of it scares you.
And why wouldn’t it?

It’s so comfortable to hurt. It’s so familiar to be sad.
It’s what you’ve always done.
You know what to do with sad and you know how to be depressed.
You know how to want and complain, and you know how to be ungrateful.
You know so well how to harbor regret and contempt.
It’s gratitude and happiness that you have trouble with isn’t it?

You aren’t sure how to let is slip away.
If you do that who will you be then?
You don’t know that person. 
That person that isn’t weighted down by childhood trauma.
That trauma is a security blanket for you.
You cuddle it.
Wrap yourself in it.
Wear it like a hat or maybe a shaw.
This way everyone knows how hard it is for you.
You had it the worst.

Your pain is so real.
No one understands how real your pain is.
Maybe you keep it in your pocket?
Maybe you hide it away in a box, and only take it out
and show it to those closest to you.
That way they know who you are.
They know just how much you hurt. 

Maybe you don’t show them at all?
Do you hide it from everyone because if you showed them
they might tell you it’s not the disaster you thought it was?
Maybe you aren’t the damaged child you have
invested so much of yourself into being?

Or maybe you know it’s just not as real as you need it to be?
I mean really, if you’re not abused and misunderstood who would you be then? 

Please watch this. Please. Please stop feeling sorry for yourself and pretending your suffering is so real. It’s not. The people in this video are not capable of understanding this to be an illusion or a fertile ground for creation and education. You however, do have that ability. Please start using your brain for something other than self pity. Work on your consciousness. Fix it. It’s broken.

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.
–Osho”

“These atoms speak, and call themselves my name.” — Jane Roberts”

And… Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who engages me, discusses with me and just gets plain weird with me. It is all appreciated. Even the ones that try to “save” me. 

Stop what you’re doing. Stop watching porn GIFs, re-bloging fake buddhist quotes and watch this. It’s a Feel Good clip.

Alastair is author of several books including, ‘Hell and High Water’, ‘Rekindling Community’ and ‘Soil and Soul.’ His work is very much built around Community whatever form that takes and how a real experience of that can take someone into the heart and experience the connectedness that we all share beneath the surface. 
Alastair says: “Community is about creating synergies out of diverse parts. Becoming grounded means having one foot in the physical realities of this world and the other in the dynamics of people”.

“The Future is a concept.
– Alan Watts on meditation”

“I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I’ll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I’ll be back again, and again and again and again and again..
– Johnny Cash”

—   From the song Highwaymen. During his time in the country super group The Highwaymen. Members included WIllie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristopherson and Johnny Cash.

Click here to listen to an audio interview with Buddhist Rapper Born I Music