The river of Life

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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The river of life flows abundantly,
dazzling my eyes.
Cascading through my interior,
springs in me arise.
I touch the surface perceptively,
and see my reflection in You.
The transparent shades of majesty,
an irresistible hue.
Streams of living water permeates,
the confluences of my mind.
I let go of all obsessing
and in grace I become enshrined.
As I plunge into sacred moments,
I’m immersed in love’s allure.
Allowing the  river to take me
so that fear becomes obscure.
It fills my empty spaces,
there is no beginning and no end.
A mysterious force of nature,
allowing me to transcend.

Mindfulness Monday

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

monday meditationWaking on the wrong side of the bed,
declined by despair.
Living life in the fold of love,
on a wing and a prayer.
Counting every blessing
as dust falls from somber eyes.
Equanimity grows louder
leaden mood vaporized
Reaching out to the moment
and letting tranquility flow.
Shadows get subjugated,
I’m lit up by an inner glow.
Each waking moment on this planet
has severity of its own.
Looking around at transformed Earthlings,
I realize I’m not alone.

Magical Monday

On Mondays they serve sushi for half the usual price at one of my favourite restaurants. It is on the Knysna Waterfront not very far from where we live.

It’s my birthday today, so I had a good excuse to indulge myself in some delicious Tempura prawns and salmon roses.

The weather was superb and the ambiance even better. There were lots of visitors enjoying the holiday vibe.

This is the entrance to the Waterfront…

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You can see how far away Tokyo is…

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The restaurants were buzzing with activity…

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This is the little drawbridge…

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It was a lovely day for a sail…

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and the flowers were blooming everywhere..

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Mellow Monday

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Bitterness shifts
when I gaze
upon sunflowers.
Great Artists come to mind
amid the yellow profusion.

There’s no room for disdain,
in the presence of
such glory!
Discord is expunged,
when butterflies
gather to worship.

The problems of the world
dissipate,
in a gathering
of cheerful daisies.
The bees don’t seem to notice
the dissonance
of society.

I turned off the news
last night,
and listened to the singing
cicadas.
I heard the chorus of amphibians
breaking through
the darkness.

Can I make my abode in nature,
where disorder
has no meaning?
Where each particle that falls
holds a sacred purpose!

Monday Meditation

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“Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.”
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Did I forget meditation
when madness
moved too fast?
Has frenzy trapped
my senses!

I won’t listen
to that mocking voice
inside my head.
It speaks without hesitation,
the automatic voice,
that disturbs quietness!

There is beauty in silence.
I find it in the portions
of the inner mind
where peace exists!

The harmony of my consciousness
can be reached.
It dwells in the present moment!

I can no longer
take on despair.
My being is unwilling to accept it,
the weariness
has become apparent.
I won’t hold its toxic form!

Survival is in plain sight.
The regret of yesterday
is confined,
the fear of tomorrow
is only in my imagination.

I will serve stillness
and gaze upon
its attractiveness.
I will become fully acquainted
with restfulness.

I’m running through the fields
of forgiveness.
I’m putting my hope
in contentment.
I’m imbibing the kindness
that costs nothing!

Let me stop and smell
vibrant flowers
and observe that
gigantic moon!
The birdsong is my melody
and the trees
my mentors!

I feel my ego fading
with tranquility
in attendance.

The sun can have
its glory back
as the silence speaks!