It’s better to give than to receive

30 09 2008

For the greater part of my life, I put my life on hold, looking for meaning. This past year, I finally learned that in order to find meaning,  I first have to give meaning. What you give, you get. It’s as easy as that. This rule applies to people as well as life in general. The energy and attention you give, will determine the quality of the outcome.

Life’s beauty and unlimited potential are available to me always. All I need is to be present. Be prepared to meet Life in everyone I encounter. Be willing to see Life in everything I come across. Life is omnipresent. To acknowledge its presence in everything, even the seemingly unimportant, creates meaning in unimaginable ways.  Namaste.

A course in being

19 09 2008

There have been times that I my body didn’t function as I would like it to. Not being able to take part in the daily bustle of life. Learning to give in, stop resisting and find fulfilment in days passing by with nothing done. Finding the strength to give my best despite being in pain and worn out. Embracing life as it is, being truly grateful for all the things I could do. Not taking the seemingly ordinary for granted.

Nowadays, I feel the energy move through my body, fueling my thoughts, energizing my moves. I feel renewed, having a deeper appreciation for the simplest things, like waking up refreshed, being able to go for a walk or even doing something as mundane as weeding or cleaning.

I have learned that doing and being are one, two extremes of a continuum. When done with attention, there is doing in being and being in doing. When I let go of any resistance I feel and simply go with the flow, doing and being get lifted to a higher level. Cleaning becomes as fulfilling as sitting in the sun. Life has never been this peaceful.