TRANSFORMING LIVES BY INSPIRING PEOPLE TO SEEK THE TRUTH WITHIN
After a hiatus of few months, i’m starting to wake up early in the morning again for meditation. The motivation came from wanting to develop better sleep patterns and also from the energy of the new year of the monkey.
Previously i tried waking at 4am for few weeks. I would go back to sleep again after meditation, however my mum found out one day that i was waking up so early and showed me her disapproval. After that i stopped and it is now a few months later that i’m trying to get back to it again. This time i’m waking at 5am instead and not going back to bed afterwards, but trying to do things which i would do at night. The good thing is there is plenty of time in the morning to do whatever and i am not rushed at all. I found myself being early for work much to surprise of my colleagues.
According to Traditional Chinese medicine, there are timings for going about our daily activities for optimum health and for sleep it is best to be asleep by 11pm. After few days of waking early, i feel my energy levels are better in general however there would be feelings of tiredness earlier in the day. That’s where the afternoon nap comes into play, which will provide the sustenance of energy throughout the day. However in Singapore, there is no culture for afternoon siestas so i may need to sneak a short one in during lunchtime. Usually I would overstimulate myself at night and not want to sleep even though i was tired, only dragging myself to sleep after 12. Now it is like automatic, i would feel like sleeping early as the sleepiness comes quite early and more strongly. Already my mum is like criticising me, let’s hope i can continue until it forms into a habit.
Break of Dawn
Break of Dawn…
Birds are chirping everywhere
Let the fresh dew embrace you
Sleepy Head is time to awake
Sit down to meditate
Break of Dawn…
Mother Earth will take away your pains
Renew your being
Feel the cool breeze running through your hands
Break of Dawn…
Feel the silence and the peace
No one to disturb you
Just God and me
No desires, make me whole, make me free
Break of Dawn…
Mother, thank you for awakening our kundalini power and giving us Self Realisation. This power is so comforting, so nurturing, so generous, so loving and so complete.
Thank you for giving us all the beautiful qualities and powers in us, and working so hard for us.
Mother, please awaken all the powers which are still dormant within us.
Mother, please keep us in the state of shraddha-enlightened faith and in nirvichara -thoughtless awareness, so that we become proper instruments of your powers.
Mother, we completely surrender to you. Please lift us higher and higher, away from all the things that are against the Spirit. Our only desire is to be absolutely One with the Spirit.
18th Oct 2015, 6th day of Navaratri
Travelling exposes us to different cultures and lifestyles. Coming back from a trip, i feel the lifestyle in another country is different, but basically we humans are still the same, seeking for the same things.
We have come a long way. The fight for human rights has given us dignity to live without discrimination. How long more are we going to be denied of our birthright for achieving the ultimate? To know our own glory. The inner revolution is here! We are treading on a war path, the enemies are not without but within. We need to arm ourselves with the weapons of faith and forgiveness. Going forth with the zeal of a warrior yet at the same time having the sensitivity of an artist. This is a different battle altogether. This is a battle to lift the human condition, from darkness into light.
How do you know the meaning of your life when you are not connected to the power that created you?
With so many terrible things going on, things are not very certain anymore, all types of diseases and disasters await us, it seems we will be finished tomorrow.
Instead of decoding the universe, why don’t we try to decode ourselves first? To see heaven in a wildflower, likewise humans are created in the image of the Divine and we should try to know our self. We don’t know ourselves. We look for all the answers outside not knowing that there is already a system inbuilt within us which can give us the solution to everything. Only thing is to activate that system, and that requires the meeting with a Self – Realised person who holds the key to that ignition.
“You are seeking, definitely. Perhaps you do not know what you are seeking, but one thing is definite, you are not satisfied with things as they are. There is something beyond, which you have to seek. There is something beyond, no doubt, which has been told to you by all the prophets, by all the scriptures, by all the incarnations who came on this earth. It has been promised also that
you will be judged one day. But the first judgement will be your own. You yourself will decide whether you are seeking the Divine, or some frivolous things. If you are seeking the Reality and the Truth, then only you are going to be chosen, then only you are going to be the citizen of God’s Kingdom.”
~Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Living in MythStuck in the head, thoughts coming from don’t know where and everywhere, telling me to be somebody who I’m not.
Following the crowd so I’m not left out. Chasing dreams of success, so I can be proud of myself and be better than everyone else.
Disappointed when my expectations are not met, growing old with regret. Angry with life. Why did life treat me so bad?
Modern superstitions, lack of meaning in our behaviour, values and morals waylaid but it doesn’t matter.
Playing it too safe, daily monotony at its best, stagnant and weary, rigid like the rock of Gibraltar.
Blinded by our experiences, leading us down a dead end, unable to see the solutions, wallowing in pain, there is always someone to blame.
Future of uncertainty, questions of our culture and identity, where do we go from here?
Going from one extreme to the other, either cowardice or aggressive, how do we come to the centre?
Let go of all identifications, ending our own frustrations, be silent and still, be silent and still, be silent and still. Be One with the Tao.
These days feeling so restless like anything. Don’t know how long I can continue to work. Feeling sick and bored of work. Only the feeling of responsibility and duty is keeping me going. Cannot stand the rigidity of being stuck for long hours in the office and the routine of waking up and having to go to work every morning. Feeling stagnant like a pond of dead water.
Having a break next week or so, going to England for Easter! I’m sure England’s green and pleasant land will soothe me for some time.
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!
And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?
Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green & pleasant Land
Today after watching a video clip on youtube, had the feeling that many teenagers and young people in this world face a lot of confusion and anxiety about their future. The character in the video, a teenage japanese girl who had felt quite confused about her future was lucky to get her dream fulfilled by a TV show. At her age, i was completely lost and the future seemed bleak to me. There was no one to guide and counsel me, only expectations that i felt i had to fulfill which i didn’t know how to. It was a difficult period and looking back, i feel that i needed much love and support in those times. I can understand why many young people would get into relationships with the opposite gender at a young age looking for love which perhaps their families did not provide. Now that the family unit seems to face many challenges these days, the one that suffers most are the children. And they are the hope of the future so it really is my desire that people can place their children as their priority and not a liability. I’m not talking about pampering the children but really knowing what they need which is attention and love. And not just when they are small but also throughout their teenage phase. Giving them money or gifts is the worst i feel, many Singaporean parents are so deprived of time to spend with their children, their only concern is to make more money and they make up to them by spoiling them.
Few weeks ago, i was feeling that the people in Singapore are too difficult -materialistic, conditioned, egotistical and i really don’t know what will be the future of this country. Shortly after having these thoughts, i got a call from my aunt to bring her keys, she stays in the next block and she had misplaced her keys. So outside her flat, the neighbours were there, a Malay family. The couple came to the grandma’s house to pick up their daughter after work. So after passing the keys to my aunt, i was waiting for the lift together with this couple and their kid. The kid was about 2 or 3 years, saw something i was holding in my hand and was quite fascinated and started to play with me and even said hello in her own sweet way. It was a really nice feeling and those previous moments of hopelessness was gone. The event really affirmed strongly to me the power of innocence and that children are indeed the hope of our future.