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Every Day A Pilgrimage

 

“A pilgrimage is not a conquest, it is a surrender. It is a way of getting yourself out of the way.”
–Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

 

Getting out of my way…Not second-guessing or build up rationalizations for the emotions I’m feeling but just letting it flow. Giving up worries and rationalizations and concerns about how others are seeing me. Surrendering to myself and listening to what my spirit is saying. Stepping back. Too often when I try that I tend to trip over my feet. How can I make each day a pilgrimage of understanding; of growth? It means surrendering my world or at least my world view. So difficult yet so so necessary. What new vistas can open up in our understanding and awareness if we could only live in flow.
Blessings, G

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Bathing in the CurrentsBathing in the Currents by G A Rosenberg

 

Midnight FlowerMidnight Flower by G A Rosenberg

 

Reflecting and Absorbing Self

 

“You’re just an imitation of what is around you, it’s just that you don’t imitate one person; you take bits and pieces of hundred people and make yourself.”
—Sadhguru

 

My sense of humour came from her.
Sharp sardonic reflections
on what goes on around me.
My logical mind came from two others.
The desire to understand has come from so many.
I got my smile from the girl next door
My personality is a matrix
of lives that have touched on mine
Each somehow reflects the spirit within while it reflects the world around me
My external being shifts as the people around me changes. Ive always been somewhat spongelike in that way
absorbing the traits and reflecting the nearby foibles
while somehow staying true to my inner being.
What responsibility does this give me? Do I surround myself with the best. No, I’ll surround myself with those who will most help me recognize my true being
sunlight and shadow and beyond.
Blessings, G

 

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In My Dream I saw three robed figuresIn a Dream I Saw Three Robed Figures by G A Rosenberg

 

Space CubeSpace Cube by G A Rosenberg

Truthful Consequences.

 

If you can joyfully accept the consequence, do what you want; if it is that you will cry when the consequence comes, better be conscious about what you do.”
— Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

 

Do only what you can handle the consequence for joyfully. That is one of the strongest statements of personal responsibility that I can think of. All too often, we do things that we know will hurt us in the long run and then either act surprised when we get hurt or try to find someone to take the pain away. It reminds me of the man who went to the doctor, lifted up his arm and said “Doctor, it hurts when I do this.” The doctor of course replied, “Don’t do that. ” Well not unless you enjoy pain or the results of the pain will bring you happiness in another way. If that is the case, own it. I did what I wanted to do. I may have to bear hardship because I did it, but it is worth the hardship. I chose to do it, no one made me. WIth freedom to act comes the responsibility of dealing with the results of our actions. Do we really wish to give up that freedom to avoid the responsibility? I know I don’t.
Blessings, G
 

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Gothic RustGothic Rust by G A Rosenberg

 

Eye of ProtectionEye of Protection by G A Rosenberg

Make Something Beautiful

” If no matter what is given to you, you can make something beautiful out of it, that is intelligence.”
— Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

 

Funny, I read this quote and I knew it was what I wanted to write about or at least what I wanted to share for tonight. Yet it starts a whole string of quotes off in my head and its tempting to just list the words of others to show why I am moved by this one but I feel I want to tackle this one. I have seen people who have been given so much yet their lives were ugly things, lacking in either appreciation or integrity. I have seen people with almost nothing, beautiful in their pain and this beauty so truthful it made me weep.
So in this I definitely see beauty as being a function of integrity.

What about intelligence as Sadhguru says? Fostered by archaic systems of education many of us tend to have very fixed, very limited ideas of what intelligence is. To me, it goes beyond tests of IQ or the ability to do complex maths or be able to analyze a block of text tho all of those things may be a part of it. To me, its a matter of aesthetics.

It’s one thing to know that a squared plus b squared = c squared, its quite another to have an appreciation for how this relationship works in our physical universe and another to be able to create using this principle. This expression of mathematical understanding to create is beautiful as is any form of pure self-expression. Perhaps integral sext-expression is the link between beauty and intelligence. I find that concept pleasing.
Blessings, G

 

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Shooting FlameShooting Flame by G A Rosenberg

 

Spiralling FountainSpiralling Fountain by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – March 14 2013

“Seek what you know as the highest. It does not matter whether it is going to happen or not – living with a vision itself is a very elevating process.” ~Sadhguru

 

What would you do for the sake of a dream?
What is your vision?
What is the difference between living with a dream and living without one?
Some of my favourite dreamers — Don Qixote, Emperor Norton, Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi, Florence Foster Jenkins, Nikola Tesla, the list goes on.
What is the highest vision you have?
In the best of all possible worlds, what does it look like?
What will bring you to your dream?

 

Wonderful Dreams Everyone
Blessings, G

 

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Cloud Gazing
Cloud Gazing by G A Rosenberg

 

Electric FlowerElectric Flower by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 6 2012

“The thirst to be boundless is not created by you. It is just life wishing to know itself.”
– Sadhguru

What is the primary drive? Could it be freedom? Isn’t everything we seek to know and relate our way of going beyond ourselves, exceeding the limitations of not only our bodies but ourselves as well? We free ourselves at birth and from there we free ourselves from helplessness and keep finding other ways of freeing ourselves from ourselves. What is not driven by freedom?
Blessings, G

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Grocking the Earth in its fullness by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – June 6 2012

“If you are truly a seeker of Truth, Truth can not hide from you. It is in the Lap of truth that you have happened. Most people who claim to be seekers are only seeking security, solace, or the fulfillment of their desires.”
—-Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

This echoes to me of many things. Jack Nicholson telling Tom Cruise “You can’t handle the truth”, indicating that the truth can take shapes we may not wish it to.
So often we go in search of answers but the questions sometimes remain nebulous. A man wants to know why his wife is distant and less attentive than she used to be but doesn’t necessarily want to find out that she is having an affair with her best friend. Another finds out that everything he was brought up to believe was at best half-truths. Indeed I have always been bemused by people who have been able to hold on to early beliefs. Still I’ve talked a lot about Integral Thought and the elephant and I think that the truth tends to be both simpler and more elusive than I yet can see.
Blessings, G

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Blue Stone Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Rainbowed by G A Rosenberg

Towers by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – April 7 2012

“Whenever you are happy, the real source of happiness is within you. It bubbles up. It is just that you are looking for an external stimulus to make you happy.”
–Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

It would amaze me how often people find excuses to be unhappy except that I know that I have often done the same thing. It is almost as if we believe that our happiness has to be conserved because we fear running out. We attempt to hoard our happiness and seek it in strange places. Sometimes when we feel it eludes us we seek to take that of others. I had it backwards for so long.
Happiness is a fountain that is always available to us and one we cap off at our own peril. Only by giving it to others can we widen the flow. Well that and acknowledging it is there in the first place
Blessings, G

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Centre by G A Rosenberg

A Dream of Red by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – March 8 2012

“Walk gently, with humility, respect and love or at least awe for everything around you. That way, a spiritual process will naturally happen for you.”
–Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

What an amazing process even to try. When I have tried this, consciously feeling love and awe as I walk k and watch the people around me, the trees and plants, even the creations that we’ve made–cars, buildings etc, I have found that the walk itself becomes elevated to a spiritual experience.
If only I could maintain this, it would be incredible. Too often the irritations that pop up during the day throw me off balance. I find myself walking not in respect, love and awe but in frustration and resentment at whatever is causing the frustration. Little by little I am learning to pull myself back. One of the best insights I have had of late is that it is the frustration and irritation that are my normal state but the respect, awe and love (watching just about any child will show you this). The negative stuff is like the road dust that covers the good stuff. It is our attitude that decides how much of that emotional road dust sticks
Blessings, G

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Drawing In Radiating Out Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Approaching by G A Rosenberg