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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Nirahara Samyama Continues

My report is - I have more energy in the body.  It is Sunday and I ate last time on Tuesday.  Patterns with late night eating are still present but a little less active.  I feel that food is a great entertainment but if not used appropriately consumes a lof of energy and time.
The idea that we need to eat to have energy is a wrong idea I guess.
Not sure I understand how people who are not familiar with Nirahara Practice can do  that.  Can they actually do that at all?  I am thinking of course they can but how?  What if they chant their own prayers (whatever their belief system is)?  I hope Swamiji will explain.
Enjoying my high awareness state!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Nirahara Samyama Again

It is my second time with  this practice.  I am at the second level which means in a 7 day stretch of no food no hunger meditation.
The most interesting and eye opening thing is that I can clearly see the patterns and the proof that when we think we are hungry and must eat it is just a mind pattern not a real thing.  In a pursuit of quick enjoyment mind abuses the body.  Here is why:
I have the same amount of liquids throughout the day:  mostly coconut water and vegetable juice (this too is less than a glass, supposed to be diluted too)  so if  my body really needs food  I should be hungry the same way throughout a day but......I felt that I am hungry at night after 7 pm  two days in a row and not in the morning or afternoon.  Interesting,right?
The feeling went away after I chanted mantra.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It is all ours...

I was at a freinds' house last night.  I needed to be on a landline but my home phone is not  functioning well.  This family has a beautiful house.  The husband showed me the study and invited to settle with my things there.  The study or office is a beautiful room with shiny dark wooden floor, tall book cases, a big, beautiful desk, and of course a big leather couch with a very comfortable chair.  I looked around and said: "Oh, what a beautiful office you have!"  He smiled and said: "It is not mine.  It is everybody's.  We do not have space in the house that is mine or hers or theirs.  Even our  bedroom is a playroom for our children sometimes."
What a blessing to have parents like that!   They have a son and a daughter.  These children will not grow up with the idea of superiority towards their spouses and they will never abandon their elders.  They are not just told to do the right thing.  They experience living in this  environment.  And once you experience it you can not comfortably shrink to a superiority idea which is scary when expressed in both genders.  Women thinking that they are better than men are as scary as men thinking they are smarter than women.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Not advice but sharing!

I had a great realization today.
There are many situations when I give advice.  I feel that the advised action will bring good results to the other person.  The key word in the previous sentence is "I" because I come from my experience only.  By the way more often than not an advice will never be used.
Is it ok?
Yes.  This is how I got to it.
The question is: "Have I given the advice because the person asked me for it?"  Not always.
Should I keep giving advice?  No.  Advice is always implies that the person giving an advice knows better.  Do I really know better?  No, of course not!  It is their life and I only have a glimpse of it in one tiny aspect of it.
Have you also noticed that people who love giving advice do not ask a lot of questions?  They have an idea that they know.  We all have colds from time to time so most of us will know how to treat it but there are other illnesses that might manifest as colds so when we see the symptoms we should not assume we know the diagnoses.
It is different with enlightened beings though because like doctors (or I should say much better than doctors) they see our medical history so it is a different story.
So what about me?  Should I continue sharing?  Yes! Sharing is a song about LIFE and it's melody and lyrics are unique to the person singing it and  I am singing mine.  

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Helper...

I am waking up n the morning, sitting down for my puja and meditation. Every day.  I rarely miss  this experience.
Why?  Am I afraid that if I am not doing it, something bad will happen?  Well, no.  I know that God is not here to punish us, we do a great job on that ourselves!  As a matter of fact we are so good at that, he needs often to lessen our excellence with creating situations that hurt us.
So why then?  Simple.  Inspiration.
I was sitting at my meditation today and then a thought came that I am involved in a lot of projects and how awesome I would feel if Swamiji were conducting them and I was just a helper.  The next thought  was "Wait, I am just a helper", then I felt a relief from pressure.  By the end of the meditation I had three different topics for podcasts that I wrote down,   then I finished editing my last podcast which is called "Deprived Generation" and it is only 9 am in the morning.  I have big plans..
Let Him be there and let me never forget that I have an honor to be a helper...