What I am penning I myself haven’t mastered, so be objective and open minded, in simple terms don’t judge and run thru it once before re-reading it…kindly give it a non reviewer look for content validation and usefulness in furthering the purpose of life…To Live …..Good Orderly Direction
God grant me the
accept the things I cannot change
change the things I can and
know the difference….
Cannot Change : external manifestations of resolved karma
Change : ones reaction to it without oscillating between craving or aversion
Wisdom : realize that ones reaction determines the future outcome.
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Why is it difficult to stay with old folks ?
They are trying to fill the vacuum of their retired lives by religiously following a regime of various household chores, which is fine, but they also start minding other members’ life which is where the conflict rises. The working generations are looking for a little leisure time at home, uncluttered by the hectic work schedule. But instead hear the rattle of the never ending lifestyle corrections.
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In synchronicity one touches the very truth of existence itself – ‘that the universe is a mere reflection of the mind within, as the mind is & its thoughts so the universe around forms in tandem’. The ancients had wisely stated this in two potent words as “Aham Brahmasvi”. In synchronicity one realizes the fluidity of reality itself & how it is directly dependent on the mind.
Yeah! when the mind is trained to seek the source instead of a heavenly abode, it transcends the web of Maya totally & just realizes the Vedanta maha vakya “ Aham Brahmasmi ” since his very self is the nature of the source & not just that, the self, I , are but the other names for the source which is nameless but all names emanate from it. Then such an individual will only be living to consummate the residual karma, so that he is no longer continuing in the endless loop of rebirths.
Yes synchronicity is an amalgam of both the individual’s subconscious and here and now. Being in the here & now one is dissociated from Karma and connects with the cosmic consciousness. While not in the here & now(which is usual) one clears the past karma. More the awareness, closer is one to here & now and lesser the karma to address. This path leads from here & now(linear plane), to sychronicity(relative plane) and in the end to the source which has no space-time fabric(since the univese has emanated from it).
To reach this state of synchronicity & experience this basic truth about ourselves and the universe about us, one has to be in the here & now. And to be in the here & now, one should be free of any regret or remorse which develops guilt and thus binds us to the past and similarly be free from any desires or aspirations which keep us focused in the future.
Truth is vital for synchronicity coz any form of dishonesty breeds in us guilt since our conscience knows the truth. And only with a crystal clear conscience can one undertake this spiritual voyage coz in spirituality we are dealing with reality as an illusion or lie and we cannot proceed having a lie about this lie to destroy this lie.
When the mind is unbridled by fears of the future and doubts arising from the knowledge of the past only then can it exist without anxieties in the present. And only in the here and now are we the true architects of our destinies. This is the true rapport of the statement “do your karma, do not bother about the fruits” in the Bhagwat Gita by Lord Krishna. Coz’ bothering about the fruit takes us to the future and automatically apprehensions of the fruit set in, in the process it undermines our own efforts. This is the reason all philosophies scream at us to liberate ourselves from the past and the future and be in the present coz’ that’s where life is, in the here & now. That’s why the adage, ‘past is history & the future a mystery’
Synchronicity can both be a euphoric experience and also equally bothersome nightmare.
There can be no greater joy than the experience of synchronicity coz the universe around us dances in tune with our thoughts, leaving no thought that rises in us unfulfilled. One truly feels one is the Lord giving rise to euphoria and the all powerful feeling of able to do anything Coz ones own mind & its associated thoughts are all that matter in the universe. This can result in a person becoming manic & threat to the peace of people around(that is the reason why the sadhus are sometimes aggressive and they prefer to retire to the mountains to prevent incurring bad karma by their tempers).
This is also the reason that one finds a lot of psychiatric patients talking of either being Gods or having connections with the maker. This is because they have managed to pierce the veil of Maya or the transitory nature of reality but have not been able to get hold of their own minds in a manner so as to walk along sane with the belief of others. It is this belief system that defines both the collective consciousness or sanity & reality or space-time fabric.
Similarly since the reality is a seamless reflection of the mind & in synchronicity we are aware of it, we become doubly conscious of our own thoughts, giving rise to fear of unwanted thoughts & these very fears reflect in the reality. Hence the saying “fear attracts the object of its fear”. The situation becomes phobic & depressive coz ones own mind and not anything outside is the cause of the negative thoughts and hence the gloom around.
Thus it becomes obvious that it is not sufficient enough just to breach the mental construct called reality but one also has to maintain a degree of sobriety if one has to advance on the path called spirituality. If one doesn’t watch ones own mind with a second mind (called a two mind technique in some spiritual practices) then one invariably succumbs to what the ancients called ‘a spiritual ego’ which is worse than a materialistic ego. This is the reason the ancients in all cultures recommended a spiritual aspirant to always have a ‘Guru’, who acts as the second mind.
Synchronicity is a balanced walk on the edge of blade. Neither is it a manic soul-gratifying quest to enlighten the world nor is it a depressing passage in the confines of a mountain cave or mind. It is also referred to as the rabbit hole after the most profound book for children called “Alice in Wonderland”.
I believe God is just a spectator, whom we can use since he is our own being, to fulfill any desire by empowering the God within by our mind. He has no separate entity, in fact he is so benign that he has no identity at all. It is our very core. We start using our mind & our conscious thoughts to make a God of our will to create a universe (which is nothing but our thoughts) of our own.
Thus like a spider which weaves it cobweb from its own saliva and lives in it all its life, we too weave our universe(from our birth) using our thoughts & like an elephant(which never forgets) we keep every bit of pattern woven or every fragment of thought in our memory & continue our parade in life. Till we reach the end of our life or loose our memory we have no end in the woven pattern. The only liberation is when we draw in the woven web(wanting to catch the objects of our desire like the spider) & catch the first thoughts of our being before we started weaving the web, till then we see no escape from the Maya called universe.
This is the reason why religions worked on desires or fruits of karma. To ensure that when one gets detached from outcomes or objects of desire the web of mind then has no purpose of existence & it automatically perishes leaving just the state which exists when the fabric of time space doesnt exist, before the first thought. It is a child like state where the imagination is bound by dreams not reasons, though the dreams themselves are resolutions of previous creation/life.
There is no need to delve in the past since the present is but cumulative resolution of all the linear(awake) and relative(dreams) time scales.
Coming back to synchronicity, it occurs to indicate the present state as resolution of the collective past. But if the individual has resolved all existential and scientific queries then his synchronizations are on a universal scale.
Now let us talk of how synchronicity shifts one from the here and now (static existence) and accomplish general good(dynamic existence) since they can also be used to keep in touch with the universal consciousness.
Its been said That desires or wants are the main hurdles in attaining the state of oneness which is needed to affect a change. Funny isn’t the paradox that to attain the desired change one has to give up desires.
Here it is pertinent to talk about wants and desires. “Want begins where Need ends”.
A need is usually fulfilled as the solution is always close at hand. We waste time & effort in pursuit of the need which is near. Be it either a misplaced cell phone, or a search for self. So all it takes is an open mind & a little patience to acquire the need.
While a want is a desire which may not be in the scheme of things, it requires effort; even mental effort is enough–like positive thought with no doubts or fears.
This is what distinguishes a Human being as a species from the whole animal kingdom. Animals live almost in the here & now, leaving little room for desires. They don’t dream or desire consciously to alter the state of the environment; rather they just go along with the flow.
Here is the crunch that man faces—how to change a want into a need. A want which trespasses the needs of others is negative and that which transcends the self is positive in its impact.
In life it is not possible to live without wants. But, we have a choice of what to desire, how to go about having wants such that it is beneficial to all and becomes the need of the hour.
If one has no wants and the needs are met without struggle-in other words acceptance of karma, then one can experience synchronicity. This is the door to the universe of one’s comprehension, construction or consideration. That is the reason the Hindus start with OHM since it is the first sound after Big Bang and thus encompasses all of the creation since the initial expansion or expression of the singular entity called our own higher self. Thus the monosyllable ohm has the seed of the entire manifest universe and so its utterance is a sort of both consummation of all the connected karmas since then and also replication of the initial state each day so as to be closer to our pristine state without all the vagaries of the mind.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.
-Led zepplin – Stairway To Heaven
Life is what happens
when u r busy making other plans
– John Lennon, Beautiful boy
every thing under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipse by the moon
-Pink Floyd, Eclipse