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Misconception, Male and Female energy 

In interesting view of male and female energy ...

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Posted by Glen Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:01:00 PM

Just Do It 

A bit of explicit language on this video but you will see my point.  There won't ever be the perfect time to start, so start anyway.

 

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Posted by Glen Sunday, February 16, 2014 11:44:00 PM

What is Mindfulness 

Being mindful is often said to mean being in the present moment.  While this is the first step there is more to it than just being aware of what is happening around you.  It is observing your present

Free of Greed

Free of Attachment

Free of Aversion

Free of Delusion

This is the ethical dimension of mindfulness.  

Satipathanna establishes the four ways of establishing mindfulness.

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Posted by Glen Saturday, February 08, 2014 5:20:00 PM

What people do has no meaning 

I watched a video recently where the speaker said that life has no meaning, it's only the value that we attach to life that gives it meaning.  I didn't believe it at all at first but I do concede that the value of life is interpreted.  So I might value the life of a human, plant or animal differently to someone else.

What it led me to think about, however, is more practical and significant.  That is that what people do has no meaning until we attach a value to it.  

If I saw a girl dancing, what would be my immediate interpretation?  Is she happy?  Angry?  Did she just step on a nail? Is she flirting?  It's my choice as to what value I attach to it.  Similarly, if I am driving and someone cuts me off - did they deliberately do it to annoy me.  Are they present?  More so, if someone has made me feel hurt, what value do I put on their actions?  I could choose to be angry, sad, hateful, ashamed, powerless and so on.  Perhaps I could decide that their behavior has very little to do about me and a lot to do with themselves.  

I know that a few months ago I hurt the feelings of a friend by my actions but after apologizing and having that apology accepted I held onto the thing and wouldn't let it go.  Perhaps that thing has been long forgotten by them but I was choosing to put an unrealistic value on both the thing that I did.  Instead, I choose to attach to my authentic self and practice relating as authentically as possible in every moment.  

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Posted by Glen Wednesday, January 15, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Formlessness : Don't take things personally 

One of the key factors in happiness and success is not attaching to the outcome of any particular event and not taking things personally.   My weakness is in approaching people and starting conversations but I recognise that a person who is not interested in conversing with me may have their own issues or agendas to deal with and I should not take rejection personally.  Rather to accept the outcome and move on regardless.

 

Formlessness is more advanced than that, however.  It means that you do not show anger or react to threats, rather to move seamlessly around a hostile situation like water around a rock, never allowing threats or hostility to consume you.

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Posted by Glen Saturday, December 21, 2013 1:09:00 AM
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Guided Meditation

 

 

I love this one

This is a moment of suffering

And suffering is a part of life experienced by humanity

May I give myself kindness and compassion that I need

I welcome and embrace all of my feelings and stay embodied within them

Dissolve the feeling and illusion of dividedness and become one with myself

Love and Belonging

Love and Belonging are irreducible needs.  Without these there is suffering.