Posts Tagged ‘life’

Go Sailing !!

March 3, 2016

The Clock Of Life

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.

To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one’s health is more,
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.

The present only is our own,
So Live, Love, toil with a will —
Place no faith in ‘Tomorrow’ —
For the clock may then be still. [Go and follow that Dream]

Robert H. Smith

The Pursuit of Money !!

March 3, 2016

The last words of Steve Jobs –

I have come to the pinnacle of success in business.
In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success.
However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.
At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud,
have become insignificant with my imminent death.
In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.
Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.
It should be something more important:
For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.
No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.
God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.
I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.
This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.
Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.
What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed.
You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.
Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life.
Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.
Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends…
Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.

Life Lessons

May 12, 2015

Few people on the planet have lived the kind of globetrotting and adventure-filled life that chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has. You can probably learn a thing or two from the man.

1.) “Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.”

2.) “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”

3.) “Don’t lie about it. You made a mistake. Admit it and move on. Just don’t do it again. Ever”

4.) “What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?”

5.) “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”

6.) “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.”

7.) “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”

8.) “Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.”

9.) “I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you.”

10.) “Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.”

11.) “We know, for instance, that there is a direct, inverse relationship between frequency of family meals and social problems. Bluntly stated, members of families who eat together regularly are statistically less likely to stick up liquor stores, blow up meth labs, give birth to crack babies, commit suicide, or make donkey porn. If Little Timmy had just had more meatloaf, he might not have grown up to fill chest freezers with Cub Scout parts.”

12.) “Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.”

13.) “Luck is not a business model.”

14.) “There’s something wonderful about drinking in the afternoon. A not-too-cold pint, absolutely alone at the bar – even in this fake-ass Irish pub.”

15.) “Under ‘Reasons for Leaving Last Job’, never give the real reason, unless it’s money or ambition.”

16.) “It’s very rarely a good career move to have a conscience.”

22.) “Without new ideas success can become stale.”

23.) “But I do think the idea that basic cooking skills are a virtue, that the ability to feed yourself and a few others with proficiency should be taught to every young man and woman as a fundamental skill, should become as vital to growing up as learning to wipe one’s own ass, cross the street by oneself, or be trusted with money.”

Our Spiritual Origins

November 27, 2014

Our Spiritual Origins

consciousness sparkRene Descartes, Contributor
Waking Times

You may think you come from some smart apes or from no-where, however, wouldn’t it just be nice to know the real truth. The only reason you don’t know is that ‘they’ have lied to you and you have never been searching for it, that is, until now.

Conventional philosophical, historical, scientific and religious sources should have explained why you are here, and what you must do to achieve what you were meant to achieve in this life. And to do that, you first have to understand what you really are, because you truly don’t know, do you? Don’t kid yourself, you don’t. What you look at in the mirror is just some ape-like-body in a mini skirt or a tie, but it’s not you. So, if you don’t know what you really are, how can you get anything right in your life? Your life is just an accident waiting to happen. And for many of you, your daily doings are totally accidental and most likely far from successful in achieving your life’s purpose.

You may choose to believe in the story of Adam’s rib, seven days, and talking snakes, etc., but it is not clear to anybody what is really meant by those metaphors. The many transliterations and misinterpretations you hear from the many “Orthodox taught” are varied and imaginative, but only the truth can help you understand. Accidental interpretations, wishful thinking, faith or metaphors you don’t understand cannot.

If the information doesn’t make sense, it’s non-sense.

Our Spiritual Origin

According to the real, secret teachings, the Universe was not first created out of matter, but existed prior to material creation in spirit form. Imagine a Consciousness similar to our own, except that this first Consciousness was boundless, a Universal Consciousness, or Super Consciousness. This is what religions much later termed ‘God’.

At some point, the Universal Consciousness desired to express itself. It began to conceive, to imagine and to express its inner promptings. And so the creation began – light, sound … eventually stars, galaxies etc. This was prior to the physical creation of the Universe that science records. This was a realm of thought, fantasy and imagination; no physical forms existed, only thoughts in the Consciousness of the Universe. The physical Universe had not yet been created.

According to the secret teachings, there came a point in this spiritual creation where the Creator’s Consciousness desired to bring forth companions, creatures like itself that would share in this expression of life. In order for the creatures to be more than creations, they had to possess individual consciousness and freedom so that they could, if they would, choose to be loving companions and co-creators. Otherwise, they would only have been servants of the original Consciousness. So within the one Universal Consciousness many individual points of Consciousness were awakened and given freedom.

It’s important for us to realise that at this point in our existence we did not have physical bodies. All of what has just been described occurred within the mind of the Universal Consciousness. Consequently, its form resembled that of thought or imagination rather than physical objects. In the very beginning we were individual points of consciousness within the one great Universal Consciousness. At first we were quiet and were content to observe the wonders of the spiritual creation as they flowed from the mind of our Creator.

In these early periods we were so much a part of the Creator’s Consciousness that we were one with it, virtually indistinguishable from it. However, it wasn’t long before some of us began to use our will and express ourselves. At first, we simply imitated the creator, but eventually we gained experience, and with experience came knowledge and confidence. Then we truly began to create on our own, adding new realms to the spiritual creation, much like a second voice adds to a song by singing harmony with the main melody.

All beings were made in the beginning, none came later, all are Godlings or Gods in the making. Some, by now, have reached perfection and again become One with our Maker, others will do so soon. This was exactly why we had been created – to share in and contribute to the great expression of life and to be its co-creators and loving companions. To fulfill this purpose we were created in the image of the creator: Consciousness with freedom, capable of conceiving, perceiving and remembering, capable of communicating directly with the Creator and the other companions.

Consciousness and free will were the greatest qualities given to any creation, but they came with equally great responsibility for their use or misuse. Of course, the all-knowing Universal One knew the potential dangers in giving beings complete freedom to do as they desired. However, the potential joy of sharing life with true companions, not servants, was deemed worth the risk. Therefore, each of these new free-willed beings would simply have to learn to take charge of themselves and to subdue harmful desires in order to live in harmony with the other companions and the Creator. To do otherwise would only bring chaos, suffering and separation.

Unfortunately, chaos came. As we continued to use our godly powers, we became more fascinated with them. We began to focus more and more on our own creations and became less concerned with and less attentive to their harmony with the Creator, with the whole. The more we thought of just ourselves and our own desires with less regard for the whole, the more self-centered we became, eventually perceiving ourselves as separate from the whole.

Of course, this sense of separation was all in our minds, so to speak, because there really was no way we could exist outside the whole because everything was of the Spirit. It was more a result of our sustained focus of attention on ourselves and our self-interests that resulted in a heightened sense of a distinct and separate self.

This was the beginning of trouble. It led to a very long fall for us, a fall that eventually left us feeling alone and separated from the rest of life. It continued to the point that we, who were actually companions of and co-creators with the Universal Creator, today come to think of ourselves as little more than dust-like creatures, descendants of apes and inhabitants of a planet on the outskirts of a typical galaxy in the endless and diverse Universe.

To know ourselves and yet be one with the whole was the ideal condition, but the centering of awareness on self alone resulted in a sense of separation from the whole. The more we exercised our individual consciousness and free will for self-interest, self-gratification, self-glorification, self-consciousness and self-righteousness, the more we heightened our sense of self apart from the whole.

The resulting loss of contact with the source of our life and the purpose of our existence was the beginning of darkness and evil, which is ignorance and disregard for the Universal Laws and Principles.

Without a clear sense of our relationship to the rest of life, many began to use free will in ways that were never meant to be. Others simply let themselves be carried along with the current of life, abdicating their free will to the will of others. In both cases, these were things that would make it very difficult for us to again be companions and co-creators to the Universal One. However, the Creator foresaw this potential and, prior to creating companions, created a Universal Law – whatever one did with one’s free will oneself must experience the consequences.

The law was not intended as punishment or retribution for offences, but as a tool for education and enlightenment. Thus, as we used our freedom, we experienced the effect and came to understand and learn. Interestingly, both science and religion recognise this law. In science it is often stated that “for every action there is an equal and opposing reaction.” Its religious counterparts are “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”; “as you sow, so shall you reap”; and “as you do unto others, it will be done unto you.” Even today’s common knowledge expresses this principle in the saying “what goes around, comes around.” This is the law of karma, sowing and reaping, of cause and effect and accountability.

It was, and is, the great teacher of the companions-to-be and it is an integral part of the hidden teachings. Once this law was established, the Creator conceived and freed countless independent points of Consciousness within its own Infinite Consciousness and, thus, the companions came into being, each conscious and free.

What a trembling wonder it must have been in those first moments! Again, it’s important to realise that the companions were not physical bodies. They were like ideas in the mind of the creator that were given freedom to be independently conscious. As they used their freedom, they developed into unique points of thought, feeling, desire, expression and memory. Each was slightly different from the other by virtue of its different vantage point within the Universal Consciousness.

Each companion had spirit. They had mind and Soul. Spirit is the essence of life, the life force. Remember the condition of the creator before the creation; alive yet still. This is spirit. It is the living stillness in the midst of activity. So often we identify life with motion, but the essence of life was there before the motion. Spirit is the essence of life. Life in motion, or the power to move and shape ideas and even physical forms out of spirit, is mind. Mind is the sculptor, the builder who conceives imagines and shapes ideas out of the essence of life. Spirit is life; mind, the power to use it.

Each of the companions had spirit and mind. As they used their life forces, they developed experiences, memories, desires, fears etc. This caused their uniqueness; each had its own collection of experiences and aspirations; each its own story. This individual aspect of the companion is its Soul. Soul is the sum total of all that the companion had done with its free-will consciousness. It’s the companion’s story, its complex of memories.

All of the companions have spirit and mind, but each developed a unique Soul, because each built a different collection of memories and experiences, resulting in different desires, hopes and attitudes about life. Thus, spirit is the life force, mind is the power to use it, and Soul is the being that develops.

The creation then progressed from essence to thought, thought to thought-form, and from thought-form to particle-form or atomic-form; in other words, matter. There are many realms to life. One of these realms is the third dimension – physicality as we know it today.

The companions, filled with newly found consciousness and freedom, went out into the vast universe to experience life and to learn about themselves, the Creator and their relationship to it.

In their travels through the universe, few of the companions entered the three-dimensional influences of Earth where they entered into physical form for the first time. Multitudes of other Souls entered elsewhere in other systems, dimensions and planets where they took on other physical shapes and mind realities conductive to their desire, their needed experiences and their capacity to Love.

About the Author

Rene’ Descartes is a frustrated desert veggie farmer in South Africa who ponders and wonders much about truth. Having sailed around the world on a small yacht over a 4 year period, Rene’ is now interested in healing the terminally ill and in being of assistance to the all the souls entering earth right now. Email Rene’ at Shamballa@wispernet.co.za.

12 Chimes of life ! Follow them

May 26, 2013

On your wrist watch you have 12 numbers and each number indicates a chime you should follow in your life and try and help others you love to follow the same. I attended an seminar in Orlando Florida in May 2013 and was privileged to listen to Giovanni Livera explain the 12 chimes and how we should all live by them. Take this with you, read it and if you want any explanation just ask and I shall try to help.

The chimes start at number one in correspondence with your watch and run as follows:

1. Time for yourself – I make personal time for myself, I invest time to improve my health, I manage my overall stress at all time and I act like the individual I want to become.

2.Time to be positive – I choose a positive attitude, I make positive choices in my life, I see the potential in others and I see possibilities in negative situations.

3.Time to give – I give of my time to help others, I measure success by what I give rather than what I have done, I give of my talents to aid someone or something beyond my work and I give my treasure and share my material things with others.

4.Time for relationships – I love who I am, I invest quality time in the relationships that are important to me, I develop my spirituality and I approach everyone I meet with love in my heart.

5.Time to learn – I seek knowledge to better myself, I learn from my experiences and rarely repeat mistakes, I teach what I know, freely to others.

6.Time in the moment – I appreciate the simple pleasures of daily living, I take action on the most important things first, when I am with people I give them my full attention and I practice patience.

7.Time to dream – I believe my potential can be greater, I clearly define goals in writing and put deadlines to them, I take action towards my goals daily and many of my dreams have come true.

8.Time to play – I see humour in everyday situations, I laugh easily at myself, I make time to have fun each day and I celebrate each day.

9.Time to work – I strive to build my talents, I have discipline to finish what I start, I make good decisions with the money I earn and I have a passion for the work I do.

10.Time to forgive – I forgive others for hurting me, I ask others for forgiveness in my wrongdoings, I forgive myself for past failures and after an act of forgiveness I move on.

11.Time to be brave – I am courageous during the challenges in my life, I make the right decisions in difficult situations and I am not afraid to make mistakes.

12.Time to reset – I reset quickly after failure and begin again, I reset quickly after success and reach for higher aspirations and I cherish each day.

If you can live each day following the 12 chimes you will live a very happy and fun-filled life. Remember just look at your watch and follow the 12 chimes.