Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Life is an adventurous story~

Every story has its ending, but in life every ending is a new beginning. Physical life on earth is an adventure, a lesson and a part of a story to be written. There is no eraser for this life story, but only lessons to be learnt.

Although we cannot change every little thing happens to us, we can change how we experience it. If we could unencumber adults' mental filters of what are "right" and "wrong" to think and believe, we would be able to accept anything new freely and joyfully.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Life is the train, not the station

On our soul's journey home to a state of infinite love and wisdom, a journey filled with mystery and miracles, we rest, recuperate, and reflect at the stations, in between lifetimes, until it is time to board, to reincarnate again: another train, another body.

Sunset Andorra -- Dedicated to Philip Law
The earth is like a schoolhouse in which students of different grade levels are assembled together. Its courses are taught in every language and cover every subject. Students of all nationalities and all races attend this school - All are on the path toward a spiritual graduation. The lessons in this physical world, school, are difficult because here we have physical bodies, so we experience illness, death, loss, pain, separation and suffering. Yet the earth also provides beautiful redeeming virtues, like unconditional love, soul mates, kind and compassionate people and most importantly, the opportunity for accelerated spiritual growth. The body is essential for the soul's manifestation in a physical dimension. Eventually, over the course of many lifetimes, we will learn all these lessons and reach for the more advanced dimensions, unlocking many mysteries that physical body may not understand or aware of. For truly we are all angels temporarily hiding as humans.

Our bodies and our minds are the masks our real self - the soul - wears in the physical world. When we die, we remove our masks and we rest in our natural state. There is no disappearance, no oblivion. We simply take off our masks, and other outer coverings, and we return home to the spiritual realms. It is important to remember that we have an eternity of time to learn our lessons. We can let go of guilt, of despair, of feeling trapped and rushed. Our symptoms and fears have probably carried over from previous lifetimes and love will be able to heal them eventually.

Understanding is the basis of love. We cannot bring our houses, cars, bank accounts, diamonds, titles, awards and status with us when we move on to another train, another body. These are merely temporary. What exists forever, is a good heart. At the end, only love is true. 

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Controlling Your Mind - No More Misconceptions


Misconceptions are much more dangerous than drugs. IT is true because drugs themselves don't spread too far, but misconceptions can be contiguous and spread everywhere. All this comes from the mind. 


Drugs taking doesn't come from the drug / physical substance itself, but from the person's mind. Psychological attitude plays an important role in controlling people with polluted mind to take drugs or engage in other self-destructive behavior, but instead, we only consider how bad drugs themselves are, and completely ignore the role of the mind. The example of Drugs here can also be substituted to other phychological misconception, such as materialistic life-style, wealth, status, power and fame. 


However, it is an irrefutable fact that as human beings, we always seek satisfaction, no matter what stages of life we are in. By recognising the nature of the mind, we can satisfy ourselves internally; perhaps even eternally. I believe everyone would have that day acquiring the ability to realise the nature of one's own mind. We see the sense world so clearly, but we are completely blind to our internal world, where the constant functioning of misconceptions keeps us under the control of unhappiness and dissatisfaction. If we are all caught up in attachment to drugs, money and many aforementioned examples, our limited craving mind will make it impossible for us to enjoy life's pleasures. Therefore, it is not life, wealth and power which enslave us, but the remaining attached to life, wealth and power. The cause of suffering, is not thinking 
itself, but clinging to our thoughts.


  Cardiff Bay -- Taken by Philip Law
Lastly, rome is not built in one day, same as recognising the nature of one's own mind. It is hard and may require perseverance in believing yourself, regardless of all the temptations and influences by others. It also requires you putting a safe distance between you and your thoughts, finding a place to stand outside the cascade of emotions and desires. Once you can master your own mind, you will become spiritually free. Whatever befalls you, you can walk on untouched, unattached. You would be able to lose your jobs and keep your self-esteem, slash your budget and still feel like a brillion bucks, lose a loved one but not your love of life. 


By Charmmy Ka Ian Lio 

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Start With Yourself


The following words were written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in the Crypts of Westminister Abbey: 
''When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. 
But it, too, seemed immovable. 
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it. 
And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed my self first, then by example I would have changed my family. 
From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.''

Let's rewind our memories and ask ourselves: 'how much time we have wasted on changing others in the ways we wanted to' ? 

A view from Bristol -by Philip Law
To walk your own walk in this life and as you are travelling down the road, don't look down at your feet, keep your head up and your eyes focused on what you believe to be true. Be neither a follower nor a leader, you are not a forsaken, you are forgiven. When shadow exists, simply find higher ground to stand on. If you come across an obstacle or impasse, pay mind to it, but don't focus on it for too long, or your feet may sunk into the quick sand that's around it. Offer your hand to those you come across who are stuck in their personal sand traps but do not point them to the direction you think they must go, that have to be their direction, only imply to them that they are never alone, they will eventually find their ways. When you finally reached your destination and you look back, it is your own foot prints but not someone else's. You will then learn who you truly are in life. 

by Charmmy Lio

Saturday, 22 October 2011

LOVE IS EVERYTHING

Before you read this note from Osho,I would like to comment something on it.
I agree with the fact that God is an inner creation based on infinite LOVE.
I am and have been experiencing this myself for a while. Life can be heaven or hell depending on what you think, and you can definitely choose your own thoughts. The more you love, the more happiness you will be sorrounded from and the more you hate the more hell life can be to you.  It is an inner path that nobody can explain to you, you have to find it yourself, there is no manual in life that explain to us how to reach happiness.  Religion might help to point you in the right direction (so did cristianity in my case), but after a certain point you will even have to leave religion and carry on the pathway yourself, cause it is only oneself that can find it. And this is precisely the hardest difficulty: to accept the fact that ultimately we are alone and that death is our destiny. Once you fully accept this you are ready to completely forgive all your evilness and be in peace with your past, not worry about the future and live thanking everything life gives you. To forgive ourselves we have to stop judging ourselves, we have to LOVE ourselves infinitely in order to reach that peace, it is only then when you actually stop judging the rest of the world and start seeing everyone as your brother, you love them even if they are bad to you, cause you know the reason they are being bad is because they need more Love.
As I said, there is no manual or instructions you can follow to listen the deepest of your heart. Nevertheless,  the "code" is there in  LIFE itself, in the people we meet who inspire us. For example, the person who has inspired me the most throughout my life is my grandmother Nati. Why? Becuase regardless any obstacle, unexpected difficult moment in life, she would  always smile to life, she would never complain. She is happy because she LOVEs, she accepts things however they happen in her life and she thanks and gives, she shares whatever she has she shares. What is the key to this endless happiness and to ultimate freedoom? I can see it perfectly incarnated in her: The answer is LOVE, givingness and gratefulness. Adoring what LIFE gives you and not trying to live somebody else's life. Looking inside yourself, not outside. And I am aware how difficult this can be in a society that keeps reinforcing the negative aspects of the human beings. But beleive me, it is worth to stop and think, to try to listen the inner silence and ignore the background noise we are sorrounded from.

When you STOP WORRYING about the future, about what "you want to achieve" and simply let it be, things do shape up themselves and your life starts getting a dimension of magic you wouldn't even reach to imagine before.

The reason I am sharing my inner thougths with you all is because I would love if everyone could be happy inside.
LOVE FOR EVERYONE
Marisa


This is the post on Love and God from Osho:
"" Beauty is not an objective quality; it does not belong to things. It is the loving eye that imparts it, that creates it. Beauty is a creation of love.

Ordinarily people think they have fallen in love because the other person is so beautiful. The reality is just the opposite: the other person looks so beautiful because they have fallen in love; love is fundamental. Beauty is a creation of love, not vice versa. Hence, when you are in love the person appears beautiful; when you are not in love, suddenly the same person looks very ordinary. He was ordinary before love; he becomes ordinary again when love has disappeared. But between these two he was tremendously beautiful – love was creating it.

Look with the eyes of love, and the whole existence becomes beautiful. Look with hate, and everything becomes ugly. It all depends on you, on what kind of world you want to live in. If you want to live in hell, create more and more hate and you will be in hell. If you want to be in heaven, create more and more love and you are in heaven, because love will go on imparting beauty to each and every thing that surrounds you. This same world becomes divine looked at through the eyes of love.

Hence the mystic can say existence is divine, because he is pure love. He can say God is, because he is pure love. God is a creation of his loving energy. He cannot show his God to anybody else; it is impossible. You fall in love with a person, but you cannot prove to anybody else that he is beautiful. It is impossible, because it is not an objective quality. The mystic is in love with existence itself; that great love of his being creates God. God is
his subjective experience, it is his creation.

God is not there available ready-made. Before you can know God you have to create God, and the way to create God is love. Love is the only creativity there is, the only dance there is, the only beauty there is, the only God there is.

Source – Osho Book “The Rainbow Bridge”

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Future Orientated Behaviour

If you are a scientist, you will probably agree that the future is not given but what you create. Despite there are so many variables, distortions or challenges confronting our original objectives and plans, future is still on our own hands and it is a state that can only foreseen by our own perspectives but no one else. 


Steve Jobs (1955-2011) demonstrated the greatest example of creating a future: the Apple products: iPhone. iPhone has been creating invaluable opportunities for software scientists and service market workers (the third parties) to develop own applications and sell their own innovative ideas as apps. This scenario regarding iPhone is a wonderful example of positively creating platforms, jobs and incomes for many great developers, who could maximise their talents in positive and creative ways to improve our qualities of technological life.

Steve Jobs, my heros, you have combined creativity with discipline, and innovation with scale.

Thanks for your creations and I believe these technological innovations would continually provide us with enormous convenience and advance the way we look at our futures. You had been a spiritual support for many software scientists and myself, as a cancer scientist, the best thing I have learnt from you is that, I should not predict the future, but to create it.