Friday, August 10, 2007

All for One and One for All

I finally rolled out of bed today at 8:30am and in the sweltering heat of my apartment promised myself to have a productive day. (Isn't it so tempting on days off not to do anything that requires effort?) After a long lingering shower and an aimless daydreaming session in front of the mirror, I decided to take charge of my thoughts and randomly open my favorite book of wisdom: "Ancient Secrets of Success 4 Today's World", by Tulshi Sen. Here goes:

"Crossing Over to Success:

We are Consciousness. For example when we say I am happy or I am rich or I am in love, we are expressing a state of our Consciousness. If we are not conscious of a thing, it does not exist for us. Consciousness is our life. When we are unconscious we don't feel. Life is feeling."

I closed my eyes and let the words sink in. Awareness. What was I conscious of around me? What was real for me in this moment? What was I feeling? I could feel the gurgle in my stomach telling me to go to Tim Horton's for a coffee.
Mmmmmmmaybe a bagel too... I could ponder the depth of Mr. Sen's words on the way to the coffee shop.

On the way I felt the warmth of the sunshine. I heard the kids in the park laughing as they ran a relay race. I smelled the freshly poured concrete at the construction site and finally I felt the warmth of Kaitee at Tim Horton's as she grinned and wrote my name and drew a "smiley face" on my cup again . With every sensation, my day opened up wider and I could experience myself in a bigger and grander way. Everything felt like a part of me and I was a part of everything.

A great songwriter by the name of John Denver once wrote:

And do you care what's happening around you,
do your senses know the changes when they come?
Can you see yourself reflecting in the seasons,
can you understand the need to carry on?
Riding on the tapestry of all there is to see,
so many ways and oh, so many things.
Rejoicing in the differences, there's no one just like me.
Yet as different as we are, we're still the same.

And oh, I love the life within me,
I feel a part of everything I see.
And oh, I love the life around me,
a part of everything is here in me.
A part of everything is here in me,
a part of everything is here in me.

...and that is what I'll leave you with today. Just starting this blog makes me feel true to my aim to be productive today. I've added a little artwork, which is another hobby of mine. Now, I think I'll go sing for a while...

Smiles across the miles,


tall penguin said...

Beautiful Ganga, I'm so glad you're going to bless blogspot with your unique rays of sunshine. You are a light in my life and a light in this world. Great to see you here.

tall penguin

Expansion.Of.Happiness said...

Hey Ganga! You have a BLOG?? SO cool! Come visit mines too.

Well, see ya and a great day!