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the only truth I know is my own experience

My special New Year wishes to everyone! December 31, 2009

Filed under: personal,spirituality,thoughts — axinia @ 11:09 am
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I wish from the bottom of my heart that each and everyone can have a deepest experience of touching one°s Self, this deepest and the most beautiful part of our being.

I wish you all amazing experiences in finding the Truth and Beauty of Life.

The experiences of Oneness (which is becoming more and more easy nowadays).

The experiences of Love to all and oneself.

The experiences of Compassion.

The experiences of Enlightenment.

The experience of Achievement.

Many, many blessing for all of you, my dear ones…

LOVE,

axinia

 

~My Bucket List :) Wishing, Hoping and Attaining~ December 29, 2009

No, it is not my New Year Resolution. It is simply a nice tag a friend Sahaja has asked me to do.

I am not someone who likes to achieve goals. If I have a task to fulfill (say, a project), I will determinately follow it, but I do no “achieve” goals. I belive that the power of my Spirit  attracts the Matter and thus I get things done without much effort. Thus I enjoy drifting on the waves of the Ocean of Life and see where it takes me to.

If we do not speaks of goals but of dreams, I have a small list of four, which I would like to see happening in this lifetime:

1. Save the world. No kidding! :) I think that I have enough potential and powers to make an impact on many people. And I know many people who are of the same type. So the good chances are that one day we’ll do the job!

2. After I get and bring up my own children, I want to become a Principal of a Private School and realize my long time dream of a new generation school system, bringing up the best people of tomorrow. I have this concept already in my head and I am sure one day I will get a chance to fulfill this beautiful vision!

3. I want to build a house with my own hands. No kidding! (imagine I can do that! :)) (more…)

 

On Christmas day Mr. Jesus was begging me to crucify him! December 24, 2009

On the Christmas day I am flying to Rome. That’s symbolic… I will surely visit Vatican…I wonder if I will feel the presence of Christ in there?

Today I want to make a very unusual post – it’s a re-post of one blogfriend. This is a great fable was written by Suresh. I simply love that. It is hard to write up something better than that, really. The message is too good!

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“In celebration of Christ” fable by Suresh:

As usual I was getting ready for morning prayer. You know today is special, its Christmas! and I have lot of people to attend to. I have been working as a Bishop for years and nothing much has changed except that church contributions have grown bigger and I have grown fatter and little balder. I have felt good being a Bishop!

My vesture looked nice and ironed. It’s always nice to walk around in Italy during Christmas, So much celebrations and festivity around. As I walked out of my house, a well built stranger with piercing eyes was waiting for me. I wished him well and asked him “who are you? What Can I do for you?”

He said “I am Mr. Jesus and I am here to bless you”

Hahahahaha,

I said “Good Morning Mr. Jesus, Nice to see you and would you like to come with me to address morning prayers?

Jesus: “Sure if you insist,

I said with half smile “Son what do you want? good joke but what can i do?

He said “I want nothing, I am Jesus and I have come back to help my people. I waited for a second and then said “Sure, would you like to show me your ID or some proof that proves you are Mr. Jesus.

He just walked near my pool and started walking on water. Afterwards he came outside the pool and called my servant John,asked him to show his limping leg. It took him few seconds to cure Johns’ leg. For me everything was moving too fast. John was down on ground with folded hands in eternal prayer.

I knew that this man is really Jesus!I thought this is not going well and its an important morning . I called Mr. Jesus inside “What’s this magic you are doing? I was stern and serious.

Jesus said “there is no magic, this is who I am” he continued “Can we go to prayer hall now? and I would love to meet my followers and dear Christians. I have waited for this day for so long.

I had to tell Jesus the truth.

Look Mr. Jesus I can’t take you and introduce you in prayer hall”

Why not? Jesus asked. (more…)

 

Conscious Femininity: I’m not talking about gender December 23, 2009

It’s becoming more and more clear that the old way is not going to work. We can no longer say I am right and you are wrong. We can no longer make fun of people who don’t think the way we do. There is a shift in consciousness, and that wave that we are all a part of has radically changed. And if you think back to when you were a child, I’m sure you looked at the globe, you know, the world, and you thought China is a long, long way away, I’ll never see China. And all of these parts were unrelated. Where I see the hope is that we are now one world. We’ve been praying that for a long time, that we would be one world.

Now technology has made us one world. And we haven’t got the slightest idea what to do with it. We don’t know morally what to do. Ethically what to do. Politically impossible. And the dangers are becoming more and more terrifying. And what I’m suggesting to you in that dream of that woman coming in on that wave, it is the feminine principle that can bring a whole different thinking process to the patriarchy, as we have known it. Patriarchy thinking that way cannot work.

I mean you can’t have people worshipping God — and everybody saying they’re worshipping God — with totally opposing ideas. The feminine principle would attempt to relate. Instead of breaking things off into parts, it would say, where are we alike? How can we connect? Where is the love? Can you listen to me? Can you really hear what I am saying? Can you see me? Do you care whether you see me or not? Now, these are very, very serious questions. Because the feminine is so difficult, ladies and gentlemen, to talk about the feminine because so few people have experienced it. What I’m talking about here is presence, and relatedness.

When I use the word feminine, I’m not talking about gender. I’m talking about an “energy”. It’s as ancient as the Hindu religion. Shiva and Shakti. And those two energies go right together. Shiva, the masculine. Not patriarchal. I don’t think patriarchy has anything to do with masculinity. It is a power principle that becomes a parody of itself. You know as well as I do that women that are trapped in patriarchy could be worst patriarchs than men. So patriarchy has done as much profound damage to men as it has done to women… (more…)

 

Slideshow: Winter in Vienna December 21, 2009

Finally a true winter feeling in Vienna – snow and -10 Degree Celsius! I love it. A snowy winter has its spell and it has been a rare gift in the recent years. Mostly we had warm, snowless winter times…

I made up a  slideshow of my recent photos  for you to share the joy:

LOVE,

axinia

 

My favourite Zen story December 18, 2009

Zen is one of the few spiritual practices that teaches thoughtless awareness. Nevertheless, it is often hard for me to comprehend. Probably because the approach – how to come to thoughtless awareness – is still mental (the way I come to it is more physical).
 
Zen stories are popular and I like some of them a lot. Here is the winner of  my personal Oscar. In a simple yet outstanding way it describes how our brain works.
  
Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman.

Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across.

One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders,

transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him and departed.

As the monks continued on their way, the one was brooding and preoccupied.

Unable to hold his silence, he spoke out. (more…)

 

The Happiness clusters (social networks study) December 17, 2009

 This is how “we” look for  sociophysics: the way people socialised based on their feeling of happiness/unhappiness. Stunning, is’t it?

The study shows dynamic spread of happiness in the Framingham social network. Graphs show largest component of friends, spouses, and siblings at exam 6 (centred on year 1996, showing 1181 individuals) and exam 7 (year 2000, showing 1020 individuals). Each node represents one person (circles are female, squares are male). Lines between nodes indicate relationship (black for siblings, red for friends and spouses). Node colour denotes mean happiness of ego and all directly connected (distance 1) alters, with blue shades indicating least happy and yellow shades indicating most happy (shades of green are intermediate)

Clusters of happy and unhappy people are visible in the network, and the relationship between people’s happiness extends up to three degrees of separation (for example, to the friends of one’s friends’ friends). People who are surrounded by many happy people and those who are central in the network are more likely to become happy in the future.

Longitudinal statistical models suggest that clusters of happiness result from the spread of happiness and not just a tendency for people to associate with similar individuals. A friend who lives within a mile (about 1.6 km) and who becomes happy increases the probability that a person is happy by 25% (95% confidence interval 1% to 57%). Similar effects are seen in coresident spouses (8%, 0.2% to 16%), siblings who live within a mile (14%, 1% to 28%), and next door neighbours (34%, 7% to 70%). Effects are not seen between coworkers. The effect decays with time and with geographical separation. (more…)

 

 
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