It is not the physical breath of which we speak. The Physical Breath and Mental Concentration practices lead to a state in which the Mind becomes clear and spacious enough to allow us to identify with The Breath of God .
Help me to let go and feel the spacious opening of a mind not cluttered by unnecessary things for this is the best season of my life. The budding leaves. The breeze. The open sky. The Milky Way. All of it helps me remember, for it is remembrance itself.
Dear One, Ours is not a caravan of despair. Even if I have broken my vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come. ~ Thank You Rumi
Pir Vilayat, Blessings be upon him, guided us to the highest spheres well beyond joy into an ecstasy that sweeps out the clutter of our mind. And, Blessing upon Blessings, then when we settle back into our outward breath, we are without identification, we are just awareness.
In the Democracy newspaper article I wrote late last year, I realized I needed to know more of the citizens of Grant County. To help do that I plan on writing a newspaper series, “We Are Grant County’ in which I interview people at their home or workplace, filming it and then writing a short piece about it for the paper linking it to the media itself.
When someone starts asking me a question or shares a special feeling, my eyes close and I go deep within. Very deep. ‘I’ am gone . . . gone away. In what is a timeless duration, I open my eyes and share a reflection upon what they said or asked. I could explain this as a product of my elder mind struggling to be in focus, but I don’t care what it is. I accept it. I appreciate it. If I need to call it something, I imagine it as ‘deep listening‘ Let us imagine a wonderful world together. – – – Shams
Taking a gentle in-breath, the half breath, is enough to allow our deeper self to become present. But for me I need a cue, an early warning sign. I have found it. It is when without patience “I think I have something I must get in — as if I know what is right.” Then I am starting to become possessed by my own opinion, and if I catch my self at this very beginning stage, I only need to practice one gentle in-breath to be Present. But more often than I would like to admit it explodes into ‘interrupting’ and even the egregious of sins, ‘over talking’. Dear One Help me. – – – Shams
Be Not The Molder and Shaper of Thoughts.
Be In The Natural State. Having a plan, an agenda, having something ‘You’ want to say, these desires and expectations to ‘make’ it one way — All This Is Interference. Expect Not. Plan Not. Control Not. Assume Not. Imagine Not – Predict Not. Let Them Be. “Dhems a lot of Nots.” – – – Shams 😉
In The Path of Gardening, in this work of Breathing-In poisons of this world, openly receiving, accepting and letting then in, really feeling them and then Letting Them Go. Here I find a worthy Life Work.
“It seems like everything I do and say and create are all letters to my Self ” Rather a pompous statement but surprisingly true.
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