Joga je beseda, ki jo v večini primerom slišimo v povezavi s fizično aktivnostjo, ki je blagodejna za naše telo. Vendar ta pojem obsega veliko več, v Indiji je to neločljivo povezano s celotnim bivanjem in vsemi vsakdanjimi aktivnostmi posameznika. Preberi več
You are That
which is beyond belief,
which is beyond thought,
which is beyond emotion,
which is beyond sensation,
which is beyond perception,
which is beyond experience,
and which is beyond the mind itself.
You are a Presence
of awakened non-dual awareness,
undivided by any mental formation.
– unconditioned and free.
~ Zen ThinkingPreberi več
Pobarvanke za odrasle so postale v zadnjih letih zelo popularne. Uporabljajo jih za sproščanje, meditacijo in razbremenitev. Najdete jih na policah prodajaln, poleg knjig in časopisov. Osebno imam seveda najraje mandale in pripravila sem vam novo pobarvanko-mandalo.
Moram pospraviti stanovanje. Moram delati. Moram skuhati večerjo. Moram poklicati nekoga. Moram likati. Moram vstati zgodaj. Moram telovaditi vsaj 3x tedensko. Moram meditirati. Moram si postaviti visoke cilje. Moram nekaj doseči. Moram, moram, moram, moram, moram…
Poznate to lajno? Ta beseda uporablja vso svojo moč v tem času, ko sem doma v karanteni. Bog ne daj, da bi si vzela čas zase in samo bila, brez misli, brez ciljev, brez obveznosti. “Ne, to ni po pravilih, to ni po planu!”, pravi ego.Preberi več
Many humans have been conditioned to see and believe in a limited perspective of smallness. Elephant trainers of the far east tie a thin rope around the ankle of a baby elephant and throughout their lives reinforce the boundary of the rope. The adult elephant is fully capable of breaking the rope but the elephant has been so conditioned to believe he cannot, that he does not understand his own power to free himself. We are like those elephants, just learning about our self-imposed belief in limitation. Living with our limited perspectives of ourselves, we rarely see past our limitations and, as a consequence, we bind ourselves to our habits.
But we are so much more…(from short story The Elephant and The Rope)
If today was it, would you die knowing you did your best?
If tomorrow never came, would you be proud of the last think you said to each person you love?
If someday was only now, would you do everything you’ve always put off?
If you knew you had a choice about what kind of life you could be living, would you choose different?
If you knew failure is impossible, what would you do?
If it were true that everyone you meet is you in another body, how would you treat them?
If love was the true currency of the Universe and the more you gave away the more you receive, how would you spend it?
If the fear were the biggest illusion and the greatest lie of all time, how would you choose to live your life?
If the Universe always supported a life lived towards achieving dreams, how bigg would you dream?
In nadaljujemo z ustvarjanjem…tu je 2 del delavnice risanja mandal, kjer bomo osnovo mandale iz prvega dela delavnice, napolnili z liki, vzorci, zaporedji in jo senčili.
Mandale nas pomirjajo, zdravijo, veselijo, čistijo…ob njih lahko meditiramo, ustvarjamo ali se le zabavamo. Poskusi, pripravila sem kratko video delavnico zate: v 1. delu delavnice si bomo pogledali osnove risanja mandal, pripomočke, ki jih za to potrebujemo in nekaj načinov, kako rišemo.
Scott Peck, M.D.: The Road Less Traveled, A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth
Vsaka prebrana knjiga pusti nekaj svojih sledi za sabo, ki nekako vibrirajo z mojo dušo. Tako je tudi s knjigo The Road Less Traveled. Knjigo je napisal psiholog/psihiater in govori o svojih izkušnjah, prepričanjih, ki izhajajo iz njegovega dela in življenja. Temelj knjige sem razumela kot neke vrste seznam ugotovitev oz. načinov delovanja, ki jih mora človek pri sebi prepoznati in upoštevati, da lahko stopi na pot osebne/duhovne rasti…
»Although an entire book could be written about each one, let me simply list, roughly in order of their occurrence, some of the major conditions, desires and attitudes that must be given up in course of a wholly successful evolving lifetime:
“The pain of giving up is the pain of death, but death of the old is birth of the new. The pain of death is the pain of birth, and the pain of birth is the pain of death. For us to develop a new and better idea, concept, theory or understanding means that an old idea, concept , theory or understanding must die. Thus, in the conclusion of his poem “Journey of the Magi,” T.S. Eliot describes the Three Wise Men as suffering the giving up of their previous world view when they embraced Christianity.
All this was long time ago, I remember,
And I would do it again, but set down
This set down
This: were we led all the way for
Birth or Death? There was Birth, certainly,
We had evidence and no doubt. I have seen birth and
Buth had thought they were different; this Birth was
Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death.
We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,
But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,
With an alien people clutching their gods.
I should be glad of another death.”
(str. 74) Preberi več