All posts tagged: purpose

The Flower In The Storm

“What´s in a name?” A question often asked, and just as often replied to. “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – an often used quote from Shakespeare´s Romeo & Juliet. A rose is always a rose, it knows it´s purpose , it does not need a name to define itself. For us human beings – or should I call us human thinkers maybe, as if we were really human beings would we really need to categorize and put names on things to explain what they are instead of feeling in the energy and give names by that 😉 ? – language and words are important. So there can be a lot in a name. If we choose to listen in and honour that name, that word, that picture , the vibration of the name or the word is synchronizing itself with us. Today I was blessed to have a chance encounter with a dear friend in town, as I was racing through the streets on my very fast blue bike. A …

Flight

Our Writer’s Circle still has it’s seat in The Hague, but with quite some of us – myself included since a month and a half – living in other countries we take part in the montly speed writing sessions by writing wherever we are on the chosen subject and then we all share with each other online for the one’s who are not physicaly in Den Haag. Yesterday’s subject for the 10 minute speed writing session was “Flight”. Here I am sharing my piece; Flight I want to take flight. Feel the wind beneath my wings, letting my heart soar up to the heavens. From up there I will be with you again. All of you whom I carry in my heart. All of you whom have moved my heart and inspiration to flutter. Flutter like the wings of a butterfly, reborn to her true purpose in a new shade. Flutter like the wings of a songbird, the wings of a bat, the wings of a pterodactyl even. You have taken me to ancient times, …

Return

photo from http://www.dreamstime.com During our Writer’s Circle in January the subject for our 10 minute speed writing session was “Return”. It is not for nothing that I found that piece now, 4 days before we move countries, from The Netherlands to my native Sweden…. The return is imminent, faith awaits Her huge white wings sweeping me in, closing out the darkness for now As the wings open the dark, velvety night sky is adorned with galaxies, light-holes and wishes turned in whisper I stand there, basking in her glow, listening to the whispers from now, the whispers from before, the whispers that were, that are, that will come. In this place all is one. There is no then, no now, no later . Is the return really a return? Or is it an opening of what was always there? She asks me to open my eyes, my ears, my heart with softness, with a waiting, whatever comes in. A feather falls from the sky into my hand. I can feel its softness caressing my cold …

Buddhi, The Power To Choose

One of the four functions of the mind, according to yoga philosophy, is Buddhi. Buddhi is the part of our mind which “knows, decides, judges and discriminates” to quote Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati who has the most comprehensive study program and website out there on Traditional Yoga. To train your Buddhi – well, to first become aware of its existence and then noticing its workings and from there on training it – I have to say is for me what brings me in the direction of Joy, Peace, Balance or whatever you may call it yourself. Whenever I forget to train or even to observe my Buddhi, that is when it feels like my life starts falling apart, when I get overwhelmed, swallowed up by the world with all its issues and whims. After some time the moment comes back when I realize that it is not the world with its issues and whims which I am getting caught up in, but instead, somewhere in there, in the mind world, there were choices made to be swept …

Don’t hold back!

OK, I have been missing Oprah since the Oprah show stopped running. Yes, I admit – I was seriously addicted to my daily dose of watching Ms Winfrey sharing herself with the world. If I could not watch every episode, which I rarely could, I taped them and watched when I had the time. Some of those episodes that inspired me deeply I have still saved on my UPC box and they will stay there till it crashes. The other day while zapping I came across “Oprah behind the Scenes” and had no time for TV watching right there and then so I taped it. The whole series of course… Just now I had a quick snack, some berries and nuts and a cup of green tea, and threw myself on the couch to enjoy my tea before commencing with work and got to watch the last 20 minutes of the “Oprah behind the Scenes” that covered her last show. The love, the joy, the “I-don’t-have-words-to-describe-it” that emanates from her team, the people whose lives …