Posts tagged aruna-shields
Happiness is Inside not Outside

Acting in the relative world can be exhilarating; there are endless new ways we can entertain ourselves in the 20th Century – everything from going into space, goat yoga, virtual reality gaming, naked bungee jumping, etc. We are lucky to live at a time where the world has so much to offer. Soon there will be self-driving cars – however at the moment it’s crazy – we’re driving hunks of metal at 80 miles-per-hour as we hurtle around

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What is Transcendence?

Most of us are familiar with three states of consciousness – waking consciousness, deep sleep and dreaming. There is, however, a fourth state called ‘transcendental consciousness’. In Sanskrit this state is known as ‘turiya’ (the fourth), and the word ‘samadhi’ (settling of the mind) may be familiar to some of us; ‘sama’ means evenness and ‘dhi’ means the intellect; it is a state of total equilibrium and union with the universe.

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How to be Naturally Confident

Once we realize who we truly are we become confident. When we realize that we are much greater than transient thoughts and emotions our power emerges. Our thoughts change depending on how much sleep we have had, what food we have eaten and how much stress is in our environment. If we mistakenly identify only with the realm of thoughts, which are forever changing, we are constantly thrown up and down

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There is Light in Loss

This week I received an unexpected message from a family member saying ‘little BoyCat crossed the rainbow bridge today’. He was ‘little’ in height, but not in width; so cute and fat he looked like a furry potato! His funeral is scheduled tomorrow at sunset and will involve us planting this potato. This potato will sprout new life and every time we water it, it will remind us of the joy in transformation.

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Strive for Nothing; Achieve Everything

In the past I woke up with a strong urge to improve my life. It felt like I was leaning forward expecting the next moment to contain something that this moment was lacking in. Sometimes the leaning forward was subtle, other times it was stronger. This leaning forward was uncomfortable and only stopped when I realized that I could spend my entire life chasing carrots in front of me. In a moment of silence I asked

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