Oh it’s good to be home. Carrying memories in my heart of the people I met and the places I’ve seen. And one of the images that will always remain in my heart is the rock of Delphi, right outside the Temple of Apollo in Greece. Where thousands of years ago, the Sybils or High Priestess sat delivering the oracle to weary pilgrims who came far and wide seeking answers from the other world.
The marble is slippery and the stairway is worn out after thousands of years of use. The ruins stand testimony to a time and a place in history that has influenced the entire world. And if you want to know about the energy, there’s still power and peace to be found on the grassy slopes of the Parnassos Mountain. An energy that speaks of acceptance, becoming a better person, of compassion and tolerance.
As I walked around the rock, I tried to imagine a lady in white robes sitting there lost in her thoughts surrounded by scribes and interpretors who’d translate her cryptic messages to the pilgrims and the travellers who came from far and wide for her answers. I closed my eyes and felt the breeze upon my face happy in the fact I had nothing to ask because I knew nothing. I was content just being there.
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates
How many of you have kept journals or diaries while
growing up? Books that contained your most private of thoughts and most
precious of words that reflected your inner self at its most authentic, pure
and peaceful level.
How did you feel during writing? Peaceful, still
inside, oblivious to the sounds and the chaos around you. And so relieved to
just get the words out.
Your probably didn’t know it then, but you were meditating during the act of writing. Finding the little spot of peace within you. Finding answers. In a place or environment of stillness.
Meditative writing is a form of meditation where in
you can either:
into a meditative state before you pick up your pen or strike the key board and
allow your subconscious mind to direct you.
Become one with your pen and keyboard and make
the whole process one of peaceful expression
Benefits of Meditative Writing
clarity. When you write down your thoughts and see them on paper or on the
screen. Meditative writing helps you to relax and see things clearly.
route on your journey to self discovery
down the mind and breath to the pace of the pen/kb giving space n expression to
the subconscious mind.
you to stay in the present moment, builds greater self awareness.
release for unexpressed/suppressed emotions like anger, resentment, sadness,
out challenges and helps you find your own solutions.
its like rebooting your mind
tool to stretch your mind, can be done anytime and anywhere
of your own emotional/spiritual growth
Healing tool, used successfully
for those who have suffered a trauma or long term illness
How you can do Meditative Writing
To begin keeping a meditation journal, first pick out a nice notebook and a pen or pencil that suits your style. It is important for us to like the feel of the pen, and the look of the notebook and paper. These kinds of things may seem insignificant and unimportant, but they are like the subtle qualities in the food we prepare or the clothes we wear – they reflect who we are, and what our tastes are, so if we choose them carefully, we will be more inspired by them and inclined to write down our daily observations and insights.
Keep the journal nearby, and begin by always writing entries before and after meditation. Even if you just write a sentence, it is a good exercise to get you in the habit of putting some of your feelings and thoughts on the page. Later you can set aside time, just as you set aside meditation time, to write about your meditation practice in more detail. Or you may be satisfied to just write longer entries at the end of your meditation sessions.
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Realise that if something is meant to be, it will come to you when it has to. When you stop expecting or searching too hard, things begin to happen. You may discover that you are not the cause and are truly powerless to change what is happening around you. Let go of something that’s just bringing you down unecessarily. A relationship which was under strain shows signs of harmony again. And if you were worrying about a payment, it will be received.
Time to take a reality check, especially if you’ve been running away with
your fears. What you fear the most is not going to happen so breathe easy.
Learn to relax in the present moment instead of constantly worrying about the
future. At work, a coworkers sudden resignation or departure may send everyone
into a tizzy. A good time to hang out with your girl friends, women have a lot
of positive influence in your life, and now’s the time to absorb it all.
If money makes the world go round, your world is spinning in the days
ahead. Old payments, old dues, sudden windfalls, it may all come together. A
good time to invest in something. And if you were planning to travel, plans get
finalised. An old friend from a long time ago may want to meet with you. Watch
out for a recurring ailment. Go easy on the exercises, remember everything is
best in balance.
The ball is in your court and everyone’s waiting for you to decide and
choose. One tip, instead of postponing the decision how about listening to your
inner voice. It knows exactly what you should be doing. Avoid critical people like the plague, and
make sure you’re doing something for yourself. If it gets too overwhelming tell
everyone you need some me time and go get it! A lucky week for finding romance.
Sometimes a little white lie can lead to a major misunderstanding. Or sometimes something said inoccently could escalate into a fullblown argument. Watch your words. Before you shoot off your mouth, think, please. A lover or a mate may act possessive or jealous and it would best to handle it sensitively. Remember, they arent going to change. On the workfront, an important decision could bring about sudden changes in the whole company. Be mindful about how you treat your colleagues.
Ouch you’re irritable, and don’t we all know it. Though you may appear calm on the outside inside you may be boiling. Before you explode, introspect. Figure out what’s making you so angry and do something to release the emotion peacefully before you have a scene or a showdown. You may feel treated unfairly at work, or discover a friend was actually a rival. Pay attention to what you’re body is telling you.
Delays delays delays. Count to 10 if you havent yet, cause this is the month of learning patience. Deadlines may change. People may frustrate you with their attitude. And the plane may not take off on time. Beyond your control. No point reacting. How about learning to accept the situation and do something else in the meantime. Romantically the person you are eyeing in may be playing games with you. Figure out their game plan. And woo them before they lose interest.
You know it’s time for change when you just don’t feel like going to work anymore. How about polishing your resume. Or meeting up with some old colleagues. Get the ball rolling. The cards do predict changes coming up for you but first you will need to do some work for it. Personally things run smoothly, there’s peace within you which reflects in your relationships with your closest ones. A wonderful month to drop an old habit, your willpower is at its strongest now.
Someone lends a hand just when you needed it. Friends come out to help you. Or you get a job in a dream company because of someone’s recommendation. All the good things you have done for others is returned in the form of praise, help, advice and promotion. Revel in the good karma, you’ve earned it! A good time to feel grateful for your blessings. And if you were planning to get married, it may happen sooner than planned. Children bring joy and inspiration to your world.
A new chapter begins in your life. You may decide to adopt a new atitude.
Or may have begun a new job, or a partnership with someone. Whatever it is,
shows promise and potential. Remember communication is everything. Be clear and
honest and nothing will go wrong. Resolve any differences before they fester
into resentment. A surprise may be in store for you.
Expect the unexpected in love matters and personal relationships. A part of
you may feel like walking away or forgetting the pain of the past, but it will
be hard. Seek help or healing. Travel plans may be sudden and unexpected.
Remember the pessimism you feel will be replaced by joy, and whatever is
happening is only temporary. Hang in there, and if what you think or hear is
negative, don’t believe it.
If you were feeling nervous about something new, don’t. You may discover your natural talent for something you never knew before. People recognise and value you for who you are. Don’t seek approval, go inwards and believe in yourself. A period is about to begin in your life where you will need to reach out to a larger audience. And the more self assured you are the greater will be your success.
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