Eye of the Hurricane

Discovered something useful tonight about vortex.. happiness..flow state..and the fragile and sensitive nature of it

I often go to play snooker (a billiards game) at the local pool hall. It’s a bigger table.. harder to play.. and requires more concentration. I get immense joy playing and competing, when I’m playing well. Its as close to meditation and flow state as I know (next to graphic/web design, my other happy place)…

I’m fully aware how to get into flow state in snooker and I know under what conditions I probably won’t as well (lots of distraction.. noise.. people). I played someone tonight who “turned me off” by his style.. mannerisms.. edicate…table manners. At first, I blamed him for my poor result. But then I realized he is trying to find his vortex/source/flow state as well..

I tried extra hard to lead by example… hoping it would have an effect on him. It didn’t.

But then I remember Hicks said something crucially important in regards to finding vortex: “OTHERS don’t need to do anything to help you.. you get to choose.. “.

During a break.. I went back inside looking for joy.. I tried to remember what about the game makes me truly happy and I stayed there in my mind.. and the result was wonderful.. I played well enough to win, not my best, but I enjoyed it because I found flow.. I stopped worrying about winning or losing.. but I won anyways.

I left the night feeling successful cause I found access to vortex even when the world around me was chaotic and full of interruption..I didn’t play to the standard I’m capable of.. but I left the place with a smile in my heart..

LESSON: The tiniest things can throw you off.. when you take your eyes of vortex/source for even a few minutes… Especially in activities where you think source doesn’t matter.. it always does.. always.. The experience tonight reminds me of the poem, “IF” by Rudyard Kipling (http://mayur.ca/if-by-rudyard-kipling/)

I think I need to pursue meditation…I heard it helps you stay inside throughout the day


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A more in-depth discussion for Billiards players and sports enthusiasts: http://snookerdelight.com/snooker-articles/flow-state-meditation-and-the-chaotic-billiard-room

30 days of Lily pads

“First there is just one lily pad in a corner of the pond. But every day the number of lily pads doubles. It takes 30 days to fill the pond, but for the first 28 days, no one even notices. Suddenly, on the 29th day, the pond is half full of lily pads and the villagers become concerned. But by this time there is little that can be done. The next day their worst fears have come true. That’s why environmental dangers are so worrisome, especially those that follow reinforcing patterns. By the time the problem is noticed, it may be too late. Extinctions of species often follow patterns of slow, gradual accelerating decline over long time periods, then rapidly collapse. So do the extinctions of corporations.”

Book: The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000SEIFKK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl…

Let go of that which holds you back…

Keep letting go until you feel free, light, and happy.
 
It’s difficult if you aren’t there yet. But as you let more things go, it becomes easier to let more things go. I’m not talking about wealth or objects of desire.. I’m talking about the dead weight.. the demons.. the bad people.. the bad ideas.. the stuff you know is eating you up.. the stuff that makes you cry.. past hurts.. past pain..
 
How can u possibly swim in the “stream” with all that weight on your shoulders? How can you move on? Its pretty difficult…even Micheal Phelps will tell u to take the dead weight off your back…
 
I know what it’s like.. . I carried everyone’s issues on my back from poor past programming.. I was helpful and kind.. and of course… everyone being in need would respond with appreciation which would in turn re-enforce the behaviour in me.. but then it also created a bad loop cause I need appreciation from everyone else.. a losing scenario.. I stopped it by letting go of that need.. by watching a lot of Joel Osteen and realizing god/source has my back.. some soul food and deep lessons..

Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AbrahamHicksVortexGroupOfLOVE/permalink/1309759499150513/

The power of your own thought

The last few months..my journey.. maybe it helps you

Step 1: Get to the point where you DO NOT care what ANYONE thinks..like anyone.. like i mean.. anyone at all.. ever.. get to that point..

Step 2: Get to the realization that NOTHING in your current environment matters.. not TRUMP.. not the economy.. not your current job.. not your mother or father or wife or husband.. THEY can never live in your shoes.. they don’t read your heart like you do.. NEVER EVER ever.. Your current situation doesn’t have to dictate the future..

Step 3: Realize you can’t change anyone.. if source can’t make them see.. what makes you think you can? That was a big moment for me…Really get this one and a huge weight will be lifted off.. you will suddenly realize only one light source can be changed.. yours.. your fire can be stoked… if some others catch notice.. great.. but who cares if they do or don’t.. thats just bonus points..their time will come when they are ready for it.. just not now..move along

Step 4: Relax.. its all in your control.. meditate and focus on what you want.. just dream.. think.. smile.. laugh.. let all the pain go.. no barriers.. no limits.. think big.. dream it.. see it… kill the little voices of doubt that want to creep in.. Get to the point where you are saying.. “Hmmm.. you know I think I could.. hmmm.” ponder it.. and DON”T LET GO of it.. whatever it takes.. people will try .. your own mind might step in.. but hold fast to the little heart warming dreams..

Things will happen that will astound you

(See part 2 of this journey.. what the effects of the journey have been so far for me…http://mayur.ca/when-you-get-into-alignment-with-life/)

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Breathing and Metaphors

Breathe in, breathe out. 20,000 times a day on average. It’s a metaphor for your life. When you are young and ambitious, you breathe in by getting money, sex, people, children, possesions, profit, and experiences. When you are old, you breathe out by giving everything away – your daughter to a husband, your home for a condo, your money for others, your time through donation, your energy for someone or something else. People who find themselves early in life, breathe in faster, and out sooner. Sometimes we go through a few cycles of this.

If by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Nobody has the answer but you

Some of you are living a fulfilling and complete life. Through luck, hard work, and never giving up, you got it. Congratulations. I know it’s not always happy, but it is on balance.

I haven’t been so lucky. But it’s not luck. I get it. It’s putting in the effort. You only get what you deserve through the work of your own hands and mind. In the past, when I was stuck, I looked for answers. The one thing. The single answer or book or course or social network that could get me to this strange island everyone else seems to be visiting called “happiness”. To be honest, I still seek the answer but I take a wiser approach now. Somehow, I didn’t seem to get the early lesson of actually working hard and that happiness is earned, not deserved.

The most important thing I have learned is that NO SINGLE HUMAN can have the complete answer. It’s not possible. Each of us comes from a single point of reference: our own lives. Even if you read 50 books on destiny and happiness, they might all be wrong and the answer might be in the 51st book.

Even making this post is my arrogant point of view.

One thing I have figured out: we are designed to live and get better. That seems to be our genetic destiny if you look at the human population in the past 300 years. We are getting smarter, faster, and living longer.

But everyone has only so much time.

So if you have a dream, then do it. If you want to be a juggler, cook, pie maker, CEO, or sweeper, do it. You only have this one life (as far as we know). Live without regret. A week from now life could end for something benign, tragic, or accidental like the snap of a finger.

Pursue the dream. Do it smartly. Get some mentors – we are social creatures after all. Read books and use your unique, human-only gift: to think and get better. Don’t try to re-invent. It’s time wasting.

Live.

Start with yourself

Facing challenges? Know thyself. Troubles with someone? Know thyself. Don’t know how to respond? Know thyself.

“Look at yourself, shift your gaze from everything around you and direct it to your interior. This is the first request that philosophy makes to his apprentice. You are not going to talk about anything outside of you, but only of yourself” – Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Philosopher