Appreciate Kindness and Compassion

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.~ Dalai Lama
So many varying opinions and beliefs, it is easy to fall trap to judgment or resentment. Because two trees are different, they should not learn to grow together? Just because two animals of a different breed or class of animal, does not mean they cannot get along.
Looking beyond the conditioning of belief, we see all beings in harmonious fashion. Seeing all with Love and Kindness, we no longer see differences. Banding together as a greater whole, the Canvas is nearly complete.
Go out and share in Love…now it is Complete…Ani Po

Stepping into the Canvas with Inner Peace

Not possible.

Yes it is.

Maybe for you but not for me.

Why Not?

Too much to tell.

Try me.

Life is falling apart around me.

And?

What do you mean and?!

Exactly that. The world will fall at our feet crumbling or majestically. However we see the world around us shall regulate our inner world.

So I am to ignore the suffering in the world?

Not necessarily. Just don’t let the suffering consume you.

How do I do that?

Simply focus on the good in your life, giving thanks as often as you can, and lend a hand when you can.

That’s it?

Yep. Pretty simple equation. Life is not meant to cause suffering but allow us to find peace and happiness.

When did you learn this?

It took me thirty eight years to come to this realization, but it has been an ongoing learning process. Chipping away the excess of reality…allowing my playful side to return.

Did someone teach this to you?

Yes. My five year old son.

Stepping into the Canvas with Inner Peace. As the world turns and constantly changes with an illusion of time, we are reminded to dig deeper within…so that we may enjoy more of without…Ani Po

Connection within Nature

The connection within nature has far greater speeds.~Ani Po

Not sure if this has happened to you or not, but chances are it has. Most everyone I know has lost their internet connection at least once. The story is usually the same…”oh my goodness, what do I do? My internet is out…I do not know what to do!” The reaction is usually that of despair, as if they just lost something of great value.

I smile, searching for higher meaning. We could say we are to disconnect or exercise patience…or we are merely to learn how to handle the suffering that comes from our lack. Regardless of the lesson, the truth remains. We are riddled with suffering over something taking control of our lives. Does our life end because internet connections are lost?  Not at all!

Nature’s invitation is to reconnect with a greater internet speed…that of nature. No lost emails, no slow loading pages, no wifi outages, nope…nothing. The connection is always present, inviting us to connect with higher speeds.

Stepping into the Canvas disconnecting, only to reconnect. Connecting with faster internet speeds, we have infinite resources at our disposal.

Sifting Through the Rubble

Sifting through the rubble, discovering hidden gems.~Ani Po
Imagine walking along the shores of an ocean or favorite lake. Setting out to merely get away, escaping monotony of our day. It may take a few minutes to reach the desired location or it may have taken longer to get to our favorite spot. Nevertheless, upon arrival, something happens…a sort of overwhelming peace begins taking hold of thoughts and memories of the day.
Losing ourselves to thoughtless thought, we begin our search for that ‘right’ stone or something of rare beauty. In this moment we are caught sifting through pebbles upon the shores. Admiring the beauty and individuality of each stone, there still remains desire for a continued search of hidden treasure.
There are pointy stones and smooth ones, elongated and rounded, flat and oddly shaped…all of them unique to their own self. With each stone noticed, their beauty begins to rise over entirety of the lot. Each one more beautiful then the rest, whether sharp or polished from the sea bed floors. With every tide there remains further potentiality of more polishing of a beautiful gem, finding it even more of a treasure. What was once dull or jagged, is now smooth and polished.
Literally sitting on the shore sifting through rubble, discovering hidden gems of Sea glass and/or polished gemstones or inwardly sifting through personal rubbish, finding hidden treasures within. We can find beauty within the Canvas of Life or we can find our own beauty within the canvas of life. As we seek outwardly, looking inwardly…reflecting on many examples within the Canvas of Life.
Seeing the hidden beauty of each stone that surfaces, reflecting back at our own hidden beauty of self. Through outward evaluation or inner gaze…we come to similar conclusions…we are that hidden gem.

Our Reality of Truth

Our reality of truth remains sacred;

Our own thoughts and beliefs.

Changing every minute,

Adapting as quickly as possible.

We are ever-changing in an ever-changing world,

Learning, growing, doing and non-doing.

So precious is the time,

Blink and it is gone.

So lasting is the present,

Centered and being.

Alternative or real,

It is our own.

Our reality of Truth,

Resides in the confines of our belief.

Ani Po

 

Alternative News

This is a concept I do not understand, but apparently there is an abundance of alternate news happening in the world. What is alternative news? Alternate news is anything but the real news? What is real?

Apparently real news is required to having a major network such as CNN or Fox, while alternative news is anything other…such as Facebook, Twitter or Huffington post.

What if they are all alternative? What if all news coverage is altered? Just because something happens to one, does it mean it is truth to another? If I do not receive the news, am I living a fairy-tale or in fantasy-land? I do not know the answers to these questions, but can tell our realities may be different while remaining the same.

How can they be different or the same? Though we live in alternative realities, we remain on course for similar outcomes. The inevitable shall claim everyone of us, but we remain in turmoil as to how we are going to get there. No matter our paths, our paths are shared with those around us and so on…and so on…and so on. We are all having different experiences. But why do we see things so differently?

We see things differently because of fear of trying something new, thinking outside the box, believing in something other than what we were taught. The Universe laughs with me, as we enjoy varying beliefs which causes more suffering.

Life is too short to take so serious. Laugh more and lighten up…for goodness sakes! Someone has a different viewpoint? What do we do now? We are left with a choice once again.

Stepping into the Canvas creating my own reality, creating my own news. The world does not exist outside my periphery and the world continues to grow within these walls of my reality. My reality, my news…I am the editor and chief, re-writing my own…one step at a time…Ani Po

 

Undoing the Doings

Stepping into the past and stepping into the future, whilst we ebb and flow. Into the past we go witnessing doings that which are done. Forgiving us.
We step into future with the hopes of feeling lighter, much brighter and more life in our steps.

Stepping into the Canvas while Undoing the Doings within our Canvas of life. With a stroke of pen, we are re-writing our reality. What is the next chapter? What is the next picture within the frame? Grab a pen or a brush…make it so…Ani Po