Ten Notes For The Millenials

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The younger generation, the ones who we now term as “The Millennials”…. Those between mid 30s  and early 40s, and even those slightly younger than them, are always my favorite. Couple of reasons among which the primary one being, they are always the hope for the future of our human family. But more than that, for the purposes of this writing, I would like to share some of my notes, for the millennials.

Take it for what its worth, for you, the Millennials, and the younger generations to come, and use it; see what it does for you:

Note#1
The role model you admire, is the one quality you know is somewhere within yourself seeking to come forth and shine.
It is true. what you admire is what is already within you, awaiting your eager permission to come forward. So only one question remains: when are you going to decide to let that happen for you? If all the Facebook forwards and famous quotes are bothersome and just being recycled more than they’re worth, look away. You did not come here to live a role model. You came to create one. Get on with it.

Note#2
Everyone you know, including your own parents, are only as wide or as limited as their beliefs. That this is right and that is wrong, is already worn out on you isn’t it? You are born with more built-in smarts than all of those. But remember that. Any belief is just limiting. For it draws boundaries of your own thinking. It is like making a fence in your mind, yourself, which you then declare to yourself, “I won’t cross that fence, ever!”. Yes, it is that stupid!

Note#3
Question everything and everyone! No one, and I mean NO ONE has the last word. Not even the greatest master, the greatest scientist or really anyone. Doesn’t matter who you are charmed by, or taken with, or call your guru, no one has the last word. And that’s where you come in. Create your own cliches. Your theories. Sing your own song. And then, question that, yet again. You have only come here for a continuous growth and excitement. Calling anything final is just egotistical and nothing more. But you already knew that didn’t you?

Note#4
Use social networking for showing who you are. Not for feeling inferior by comparing yourself to others. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Blogs, Instagram etc etc are all there for you as tools; to showcase your uniqueness. Not for becoming a copycat for the culture of your neighborhood or town or city or even country or culture. Have friends globally. But do not be defined by them. Find your soul tribe on the net. But do not make that your fence. Make it instead your signature which you like to put out there. Not take in what others put, as a reference mark for you to measure up to.

Note#5
Your rage and restlessness, isn’t the result of you not know what you want from life; on the contrary it is from you not being silent enough on the inside, to let your inner wisdom guide you forth. In your inner silence, you make your path into your uniqueness, available to you. It is vast. It is silent. And you will find yourself there, everytime you go there. It is your inner sanctuary. It is always there. And always available to you. But in your silence, you welcome it. Take time to be silent. Disengage from the noise of the needs and wants of society from you. You need you first. Remember that. All else will follow.

Note#6
5 bounces off things you are repeatedly trying to accomplish but never do and always backfires, is a sure sign, for you to try something else. Do not waste any more time on it. Move on. Doesn’t matter who calls you this or that. It isn’t your parents or your siblings or your friends that count. It is still your own unique life. You are free to leave things, free to embrace things and ideas you choose at any point to call your own. Let no one, ever be a signpost for you to steer into some other direction. You be a conscious decider of that. Every time.

Note#7
When you look at, or imagine or think of the opposite sex, try to imagine them as your gender, only with genitals of the opposite sex. You’ll see much more clearer and without any bias at all, since you know you’re gender very well. Really, that is all there is. Do not make your opposite sex relationships into anything more than it really is. Yes, Romance, candle light dinner, all are fine and enjoy them, but once you see your opposite sex, as just another body but with opposite genitals and opposite gender type personality traits, you will always remember this day when you read this, and know, what the real aspects that matter to you in a relationship really are. So be romantic with life. All life is a romance. Not just a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Make love with life itself. And you can do that more freely, if you expand that little horizon of yours, starting today.

Note#8
Knowledge for your generation lost its value only because you were able to google everything, and there is no strife to get it. Move on from there; expand the knowledge that’s already there, be it in any field, and drive it further. Remember, you are your own ancestors, who have come to relive that knowledge and take it farther and better. It is what you came for. Yes you can find the meaning of any word in an instant. You can do courses online. You can learn endlessly from Wikipedia. But how much have you done that, really? Just because its available, does not mean you know it. The internet is not fed into your head. You just know its there, but you don’t even know what is there, really! Find out. Take any knowledge in any field, which fires you up, and take it farther.Expand it. Redefine it. Perhaps take it in a whole new direction or completely reinvent it. Otherwise, there will be no new knowledge for your kids and grandkids. And they will look upon you and call you stupid. Isn’t it?

Note#9
Unify. Do not separate. Your generation has the unique and priceless ability to communicate with men and women,just like you, on the other side of all borders, created by your fathers and forefathers. Something that no other generation, had, ever before. Use it to do what other generations could never dreams of. Unification. Integration. A Billion heads are better than a Million. You already do not buy into mainstream media. You even shutoff from much of the garbage on twitter or social media. You have a discernment inside you which is priceless. You know what is nonsense and what the good things in life are. Bring that innate knowledge to unify. A kind of unity, which through a medium like social media, has the ability to redefine what humanity can do and accomplish. One which can erase permanently, the assumption, that humans are always the same and will never change. Your generation has a chance to rewrite future, and erase the wounds of history, once and for all time. Your life would truly be worth lived if that is accomplished is it not?

Note#10
Any and all limitation you think are in your personal life, is only an idea in your head. Nothing more. Stop giving it the life it does not deserve.You are the one giving life to the ideas in your head. And then you call it your heart. And emotions. and Feelings. And all kinds of words and more words and novels and so on, go on to describe in greater and greater detail and confusion, of what it all really means. But it is just an idea. Or someone else’s idea. Or an idea of an idea itself. But in the end, it is just that. The idea is not you. You are the one giving it life. Otherwise it has none. Think of all the ideas that you still do not know exist! All of those ideas that you know nothing about, are all dead to you right now is it not? Why? simply because you haven’t given it a meaning and a life yet. Create your own ideas, but ones that come from within your soul, your own inner knowing.

 

My hope is that these notes will awaken something deep within you. I cannot name it, for you will give it a name, a meaning and your own unique brand if you wish. My hope is that you see, you reflected from within you to the world outside you. My wish is that you dance with yourself inside and outside. And let the world then sing you song, and the glorious you that everyone is waiting for on abated breath. Why is it you think, others watch you as you walk or sit in a park or walk by people? They are waiting for you, to do something, to become something. Something that is uniquely you. They are holding their breath, for you!

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Ghosts of the Unmanifest

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In my ever thirsty quest of seeking my self, two things that repeatedly came to the forefront are what I found to be probably the heaviest burdens I had to let go of and to be perfectly honesty I am still working on it. But here is something that came to me, and it is worth sharing, if you care to try it and see for yourself. Like life itself, as you know, spiritual growth and realisations are all along the way of the journey itself, without any end or for that matter without any beginning too. And I call these, the ghosts of the unmanifest, and youll see in a minute why the term.

The first one: Think about a desire you had, a very strong one, one that you work for, one that you dreamt about having or being for a long long many years, not a passing wish on an ever changing wishlist that each of us have. This differentiation is all important one. Perhaps you wanted a dream house for many years, working for it and it seems like horizon, always in sight, never around to step into. Something similar. Something dear to your heart and you want it so bad, and its been a long time and not yet happened. See? Those kind. Bring those forward, as many as you like, and don’t be too hard on yourself if you can do it only one at a time, since this can be a very heavy excercise; for those desires which matter to us most, are closest to our heart and are unfulfilled, are probably the hardest to bring to the front, for that is an area filled with disappointments, worries, anger, hate, jealousy and many other forms of dense energies. Bringing them to the forefront, and being with the energies, isn’t an easy task by any means! So be gentle with yourself in this. And even if you bring one and stand before that energy, try releasing them with the following proclamation to yourself, out loud or even silently within:

I now quench,
The fires of my unfulfilled desire,
Into the cool welcoming waters,
of the eternal light of my spirit,
As never before,
That I am now
And so it is.

Feel that release of energy. Desire is a form of fire. Fire of spirit, that can only be quenched by the coolness of spirit itself. The creator that is you and the destroyer that is you are the same being. Only you can destroy that unfulfilled desire or be consumed by it. That is how powerful you are. And you can do that same release proclamation for every single strong, unspent desire, that haunts continually and never seems fulfilled and if you wish to release it and let it go and be free of it once and for all, lest that fire consumes you in the process.

The second one: Think about a person that hurt you very badly in the past. An insult, a betrayal perhaps in the past. Once again, we have all done others bad and had been dealt that card back to us also, so there is no judgement here, but just pick out those from the past that can be the densest and heaviest ones. From childhood perhaps. Relationship perhaps and so forth. It should be the one that you could never sincerely bring yourself to forgive in any way, tried hard as you may. And so it repeats and repeats itself in your life in different ways since you have been unable to forgive and move on with your life unburdened. So bring that now to the forefront and try releasing them with the following proclamation to yourself, out loud or even silently with you:

I now absorb,
the pain of my heart,
into the ocean of love that is me,
As never before,
That I am now,
And so it is.

And for all those fires and desires are your creations and can only be dissolved within you, the eternal you and creator you. There is nowhere external that it can be dissolved into. This is what I wanted to share today. I hope it helps you. And you can use your own words as they come to you. For they will be perfect for you. The only way you can tell if they worked for you, is if you feel it in your being. And one last big thank you that I would like to say, is to the mystic Matt Kahn (www.truedivinenature.com), from whom I borrowed the words (As never before, That I am now, and so it is) for those have to be common to other words you use. I am truly grateful we have such a teacher admidst us today, in these times of shift and change on the planet. Thank you Matt Kahn. For who you are and what you bring to us.

The personal god

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A human being is born. Is raised by his parents, family and culture and is bred and moulded in accordance to the belief structures and the dos and dont’s around her. A mould that a human strives to maintain and sustain all his or her life. For when I examine my own life and how it evolved, there is a void that I arrived when I step beyond this barrier. And that goes something like this: If I am not who I am made out to be, then what AM I ? Then one has to come to a place of being a new born and question what was that entity? Or worse, even go to where and how did I come to BE that infant? A question many spiritual faiths and mainstream religions around the world have attempted to answer in their own ways. But no matter where I went to, seeking in my own quests, I came invariably to the same spot, metaphorically. And that is, in the end, it is always a personal quest. Not a public one. It is always my own answer that I choose to give it. Not the church, temple, mosque or a state. It is always an individual life. Always personal.

Of late, I have also been reflecting on the principle of god along the same lines. For when one speaks of god or the one god, one is invariably led into myriads of journeys on the various thoughts and philosophies about god. the various forms or the one form or even the formlessness or omnipresence, omniscience or omnipotent god and all such terms. But what is all that but words and more words to explain more words. I have not found in my little forays into god, explainable even remotely by mere words. For is god is indeed the creator of the universe and I am a part of it, how can it be trapped in the verbiage and vocabulary of a human made language of consonants and verbs? And where does one start then in this quest of god? Do I go seeking solace in the prayers of a church, in the gongs of a temple, or under more open ended search for gurus and masters that are out there, prophesying to be in touch with the creator? Or like many say look inward to find your creator. Creator is inside. And there are a number of words even there to explain more words. And so I spent a considerable years lost in this maze of words and spiritual jargon and verbiage.

Until some years ago. And I won’t give even a verbiage of terms here, since that only serves to fuel another fad of spiritual isms out there. Instead all I want to do here is to point out something for you to consider. But like everything else, I have found, god is also a personal god. a personal god. To each his own. It does not really matter, in the end, what one is born into or what one choses to change into in terms of faith. Its in the feeling. Its in the fleeting glimpses of goose bumps that one gets in the little things of life. Its in the soft whisperings of the wind. Its a great blue sky upon a sun shining day, taking a deep breath and feeling of well being. Its in the little voice inside you that says I am here, when you least expect it. Its in the healing that occur everywhere, or the answered mothers prayers for her child. Its in the thought that changes the course of a mans life. Its in the good luck that one ascribes to, the synchronicities of life that a human experiences. These are just a very few examples of a personal god that each of us experience. They are soft. They are gentle. They are felt tangibly. And yet there are no words to really describe it, are there? That is the personal god I am pointing to here. And personal god visits each one of us humans in our lives. Everyday lives. And if we as humanity, start acknowledging this aspect as a common to all of us and use that as a basis, the personal god will heal more wounds of the society, than will any man made structures of temples or churches or mosques. I believe it is in acknowledging this personal god that visits each of us, that we can really connect with one another. And it has no name. It has no place or purpose. It has no structure or logic. It simply is.

The last and first bastion of God

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There have been times in my life when all have seemingly lost value, inherent value. Closely following that feeling is always faith. And then it all seemingly falls away like a pack of cards, you may say or a sand castle, or any metaphor you like to use. It doesn’t matter as long as you get my drift. It all seems to go away. Where, as one author puts it       ” breath becomes air”. Void fills my space, within, external and everything in-between. Everything feels surreal, unreal and I feel, once again, that familiar feeling of , “who am I really ” or “what am I really doing here?” sets in. And go as much as I may along this merry ride of pointless inquisitiveness of self enquiry, it does not logically or otherwise lead me into a place of a heart filled solace and peace, that I would normally feel at other times. Where has God forsaken me? I ask quietly.

And suddenly from nowhere, seemingly as I sit wondering, my eyes meet a lovely blooming flower right in front of me. Shaking silently in a quietest of breeze, as if to say “Here I am!, Cant you see me?”. and that has always been, to me, something like a restart, or a reset of coming back out of a void of nothingness. beauty has that quality I feel. It has always been the starting point of all mans quest into divinity and when all seems lost, faith gone, value lost, a sense of purpose and practicality and a sense of quiet continuance of life itself seems pointless, there is beauty. it is embedded in everything around you, all the time!

all the time. Yes! All the time. And in the seemingly most inconspicuous of times, it will pop right in front of your gaze. it has done so for the most profound idiots and made them into orators and poets overnight ! it is the reason for all the quest of mankind into art, music and creative endeavors. It is the meaningless meaning. Beauty is beyond logic and understanding. It is the most meaningless of all senses, and yet because it is beyond everything, it is both the last and the first bastion of God. It has a grace of holding my hand,when all else has failed to grasp its slippery feel. It has a way of telling me to stay for a while. for no reason other than just enjoy. be present. smile, if that is not too much of an effort at the time. shed a tear or two, if I am still human enough. it has a way of holding me hostage to this reality around me firmly. for who in their right minds, who sees this beauty would actually want to leave it? even when i desire a fresh new landscape in my life, a new way of being, it has always started from a signpost of something beautiful. and not necessarily some exotic landscape or a tourist destination; but most of the time, something that is always around me, maybe in my own house, maybe I am even looking at it. and there beauty itself would catch me. and it becomes the start of something new. And so this pointless, meaningless beauty, becomes an all meaningful, blissful, and all the reasons that I cannot imagine but yet the very reasons I exist, to continue. to continue. until that point, where another moment comes along, and starts it all again! and again.

The Vast Now

 

635946939424314525-218159995_Start-Living-In-The-Nowthe other day i got a glimpse of this. probably nothing more than an idea or a concept. or probably a lot more. i shall leave that for you to decide anyway.

there is always the talk of the NOW in spirituality. i used to wonder a lot about that. and then i gave up. since all of that would be, once again, intellectual gibberish of words and nothing more, i did not bother myself with unnecessary mindstuff. but then again, these things have a way of visiting you, when you least expect it. many of you know that i mean there. so did the now. and here is what i found.

the now is very vast. it is void. void of time, void of any concept at all. it does not contain anything. and yet, because of that very nature, it has everything, inside and outside of time and space, since it is beyond both. there is a vastness of all ideas, all possibilities and all existences that may be there, even as possibilities, as well as realities. because of its nature, it is not definable in words, but rather felt as an experience of itself. and since i am the one experiencing it now, i am in the now and i am the now. and that can be a terribly expansive, scary feeling, if you want to call it that. i suddenly found myself in a vastness i could not get boundaries of, and yet there was a presence that was simple enough just to be here and of course, now. how can extreme simplicity and complexity be resident in the same breath or space?! well it was, and that is what now felt like.

there was all of me, all that wasn’t me, all that was my past, my present and all future possibilities were all there, and yet the birds were chirping, the beautiful fragrance of fresh morning air was there, gentle swaying of breeze, people moving about doing things, all were there. just another normal day. and yet, within this normal morning, was an extraordinary dimension of existence, of the now. it had all of me, so completely, that it dared me to completely accept me just as i was, in the now. everything. nothing excluded, since the now did not seem like it excluded anything or anyone, so why me? it also requested me to include all that was me in reflection of all the people i had ever known and met as me, since; again it was all inclusive. and so why the fear i wondered? perhaps it is in the vastness of it, as an experience and not a concept. it was not an airy fairy nebulous concept anymore. it was here. and i was experiencing it. without knowing what its size is, i knew it was vast. and because i was experiencing it, i was vast. and suddenly becoming vast, encompassing all of just you, as you, and knowing it all as beautiful and whole and complete, in one cold second? yes, the now can be scary. but this time around i enjoyed it. being lost in it without any requirement. without any need for running back into the security of what i had known.

can you accept all of you as you? it does exist you know. and you are it. without any modification or addition or subtractions or any this or that. you are that. for you always exist in the now. and that now is always available, here and now.

the barriers of belief

 

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if there is one strong energy, that blocks all of a humans progress into the unknowns and territories unexplained, it is the barrier of belief. and it is one very strongly tied into emotional security. the intellect does not require security, for it knows, it can always reason and find new avenues to discover and thrive from. whereas the emotional security is what humans normally call belief. it is a requirement on the part of the human, without any personal discernment. there is no credit given in a belief system, “to know”, “the gut feeling” or the intuition. beliefs are etched in stone, and that is the way it has always been. or so we are told. belief requires unconditional concurrence. it requires unquestioned faith. it requires followers. it requires a herd or a mob mentality for it to sustain itself.

and so humanity all over has this trait. especially in the old energy. for it was needed to somehow shepherd and monitor humanity into a proper direction by giving them a set of structured beliefs and systems thereof. and then it became the well known tool for power people to use and misuse for their own benefit. but above all, this highest strength is not even that. it is the personal. the immediate family and friends. the community next to the human. if a person choses to step away from that stronghold of belief, he or she must face consequences of emotional isolation. or so it had been, once again in the older energies. social ostracization. mockery. isolation as a result. and so in the older energies, very few got of the wheel of mainstream beliefs and systems.

now the energies of the planet have changed. there is new consciousness of questioning everything that was old beliefs, ideas and structures. and it is everywhere in the world now. people are waking up from a dream. and the very first hurdle they encounter, is the barrier of belief. can they step away from what they were taught and told. can they go with the awakening happening in the silent depths of their being. can they discover what this calling inside is all about? and it has already begun. the awakening of humanity is upon us. and it is vital to know, that there is no one stopping you now, to cross the barriers of belief. it is vital to know, that you have many who are feeling the same way you are, and are stepping out of the box they were born into. for humans take courage from other humans. and it is vital to realize, that you are not alone in this. there are many. perhaps around your in your workplace, in your community, town, village and perhaps even among your friends. for many, this will be a source of great courage to boldly step forth. they would need it. for many others who do not need that kind of support, are already there, waiting with their hands out to you. expand your family. remove your blinders of culture and beliefs and truly see. you never know what you might find.

divinity or drama

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so much of human divinity, is dulled by drama, its amazing for me to see it every day, every hour almost. it is almost like, there is never a time, when there isn’t any of that. the human duality is really strong i must say!! there is the repeated talks of this and that, worries about this and that, all the rights and wrongs about this and that. to lace it all there are personal voices that echo through the being. the voices in the head. the feelings in the heart. all constituting so much of noise! and is it any wonder, that we search for peace. both outside and inside.

divinity can only be tuned into. it is not there by default. just like tuning into a radio station. one must go there with intent. and just intent isn’t enough. for humans have always that laundry list of things they want, desire need, wish, crave. so how does one go there? if at all. and does it take a guru, a spiritual leader, or a holy book to get you there? or could divinity be really that simple and accessible to your everyday hour, minute and second? one should ask a lot of questions about divinity. and who best to ask such questions about divinity, than divinity itself! doesn’t it make sense that one should ask about god TO god? no human is qualified enough in that department. because there is always that duality playing strings within the hearts and minds of humans. there is always that energy of doubt, skepticism and suspicion that lurks when even listening to divine truths isn’t there? and if indeed there is a divine, and it has been said everywhere, that divine is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient? then isn’t god everywhere, even here now with you, reading through you? in fact, if you really looked at it, try asking yourself in the thick of any drama that you are in at any time, “god is here watching all of this, so what would god make of this?” you might find that very soon, there won’t be much energy to carry on the drama, if you do it really sincerely.

and yet, human duality is always there. there is always the differences of opinions. there is always that mind, that doesn’t want to lose: even it be spiritual right and wrong ways to go about contacting god. fortunately for us, there is no battle in love. there is no disagreement in compassion and caring. there is no dissonance in appreciation of beauty. so why not start making your phone calls to god, in those moments. the moments when you’re in joy, in love, in compassion and caring. just start a conversation with your own divinity. you never know who or what might talk back  to you! and in what shape or form. or through whom or what. and if and when you do , you might then begin to realize that to know your own divinity feels right. it feels like the place to be. no justification needed. no special front row seats there. most importantly, no dramas or attitude. and you’ll feel it in your own way, your own time and just the way it feels right and comfortable to you. you don’t have to believe or accept anything. there is no controls and compulsion like the human fabricated ways of living. most of all there is no place for fear. can you imagine a place without fear inside of you? that is the only place with true peace. a peace without any understanding of why or how or who or what.