In Yogananda’s darkest times, he always went to one place: within.
Meditation is the name of the deepest relaxation. – OSHO
I love food – especially in the winter, when the sun is down and my mind is frosted, friends are far away and laughter is quietly asleep.
Like a true Omnivore, I can generate energy from anything I eat and feel good with it – from milk to apples, bread to lentils. I love it all and I feel the benefit of it all. Even that of meat. But how beautiful is this cow? seriously. It’s hard to take a look at this gorgeous being and then eat it in a taco.
I can’t love the cow and eat it too. Hunf! I quit smoking the other day and I know the next step will be to go vegetarian. Not crazy vegetarian, just quietly vegetarian – learn tonnes of recipes, be comfortable in it. No pressure, stepping in and out of it as I wish. Cleanse my body, love the beautiful beings around me without ‘but’. Honour this cow, who deserves a peaceful life as much as I do…
I quit smoking the other day and I know the next step will be to go vegetarian. Not crazy vegetarian, just quietly vegetarian – learn tonnes of recipes, be comfortable in it. No pressure, stepping in and out of it as I wish. I just want to cleanse my body and love the beautiful beings around me without having a ‘but’ in my mind. Honour this cow, who deserves a peaceful life as much as I do…
It’s not easy though. If only I didn’t have to choose.
Like this Cachena cow. This lucky/unlucky cow (you decide) lives in the moment. She has no choice! Every morning, she takes on her destiny without a single worry in her mind, no matter if she’s about to live or to be tacoed. The choice is all on us, really. The ones who worry…
Humans, we can’t control life, but we can foresee it. Because of that, it’s our responsibility to create the spectacular life that we are capable of imagining. Wow. Lucky and unlucky us. So there’s a tiny bit of pressure.
I’d like to share with you who inspired me to write this post: this cow and the woman singing in this music. No joke. Here’s my ‘Give-veganism-a-try’ meditation kit:
Step 1: Stare at this beautiful cow
Step 2: Listen to this healing music
Step 3: Imagine this cow’s heartbeat synched with yours, radiating light around her
You’ll see what I mean…
Actually, it’s the Yogi life that’s important to silence. Because Silence is everywhere. But the yogi life gives us the opportunity to truly start listening to it, thoroughly, uninterruptedly. Aum. Aum. Aum.
Watching my thoughts go by and by, like a work of art constantly evolving in a chaotic structure, to nowhere specifically, with no sense apparently.
I put down the brush and look behind the canvas. And as I look, 100 colours drip from my fingers and colour my soul. They dance. This is the first work of art that I can truly call mine – not a copy of my favourite impressions, but my own visceral creation.
Me within Me is the Purity, Me within Me is the Reality, Me within Me is the Grace, I am the Master of the Space.
“When you stand out of the mind, all the problems disappear because the mind disappears.”
*Pic source: unknown