Showing posts with label peace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label peace. Show all posts

Monday, June 11, 2012

Why Meditate?


I breath in and out/
slowly and with a rhythm/
mind begins to clear/





Meditation is a process of learning to measure our thoughts. In measuring them and observing them we learn how to quite or mind so that we can find peace. According to the lessons in Gye-Nyame when we are asked "what is peace?" The proper response is Harmony and Order. So by practicing meditation those on the Journey bring Harmony and Order into:
1. Into there inner world
2. Into their day life
Being on the Journey regardless of what system you follow requires you to be able to draw on a source of power beyond your physical being, and meditation helps with this. It helps align you with the "True Self". According to the SelfMastery system that we use in Gye-Nyame the Self is defined as: " the absolute, complete, perfect qualities of being that is not influenced by external circumstances" meditation is a major way to commune with this part of our being. When we cultivate peace within ourselves this opens the door for communication the deepest part of our being.
Now meditation does not have to take place just sitting still. Any activatie can be turned into a meditative situation. A prime example I have found in my life of this is the practice of martial arts (capoeira or akido), running, writing (for me poetry, haiku, as well as blogging). These activities are all practices in which I have to settle down and get in contact with that deepest part of my being and get it done.
Now take a moment in your life and identify the practices in your life that you have that can be transformed into meditative moments.
I don't want to take away from sitting meditation because that is important as well. Todays world robs us of time and I have found other ways to increase my contact with my True Self, and I woukd suggest the same for you. Meditation is good for your total health and is a simple tool that can be used on your Journey to assist you in getting the fullness out of this life experience. Meditation helps you become more conscious of the world you live as well as the world that lives in you. So use it, and if you need help checkout my "Sacred Space" meditation on my spreaker radio show and the meditations that will follow. If you want to support the Gye-Nyame Journey you can purchse my "Meditation by the #'s " MP3 availible on bandcamp.com or purchase the "Player's Pyramid" which have a meditation described in its pages.
*I need to mention that you can receive the "Player's Pyramid" free as a PDF if you sign up and make a comment on the blog.
Nuff said
Support the Journey
Peace & 1hunidyears

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thank you

Thank you very much/
For within your behaviors/
Lies a lesson for me/
I have not posted in a while. I don't know if it is because of frustration or just plain laziness. Today the inspiration hit me and I didn't have time to write at work but I felt it was important enough to pen my thoughts on this situation.
Modern tech has made it so easy to share and I have been investing a lot of time on my spreaker station, but this Ha2ku needed to be discussed through the pen or should I say the key board.
While working with young people today I ran into a young man whose behaviors were irrateing me to no end. He couldn't or wouldn't (I don't know which) stop moving or talking with me. He was a case study for persistence. He had it set in his mind that he was going to get what he wanted and started asking me for it over and over and over and over..... hopefully you get the idea.
I noticed my breathing began to shift and became shallow I noticed my body began to heat up, and the words that flowed out of my mouth for him even though he didn't understand what I said was:
"Something in your behaviors is meant to teach me a lesson"
Although I knew he couldn't understand I did. The message was not for him it was for me and the other adults in the room. This young man at this time was my teacher and he was teaching me about patience, and compassion. What became even more apparent was that this teacher was sent to me at the exactly right time. Because he was forcing me to not only deal with him but all the other people in my life at this time who were pulling on my nerves.
In order to get through the day with him in the room I had to change my perception of the events that were unfolding. The same goes for my life. Instead of taking what he was doing personally I had to realize that he was not rebeling against me but all those in authority. When I stopped taking it personally I could deal with him better and was able to calm him down. Now to apply this lesson to my life and to the adults who were doing the same thing. Now, right nowe in my life I have the power to change my perception and not the people around me. Right now I am able practice patience and compassion and make my world a better place.
Nuff said
Peace and 1hunidyears