Healing Self, Healing the World

As we step into the canvas of self, we paint a brighter picture for the world.~Ani Po

It is not our job to fix the world for it does not need fixing. What the world needs is work at the level of self. Healing self, Healing the world.

Through our inward journey of self-realization, we come to a conclusion that the world is as perfect as it is going to get. How we see it will change and how we feel will surely change. It is through self discovery and self-care we find happiness in any given moment. No matter the circumstance, we will find peace and happiness.

As we learn and grow at level of self, the world around us shifts. The world does not need help in fixing itself, but may require more awareness of others. Maintaining self, we learn to extend the same courtesy to mother earth.

We shift, the world shifts. We heal, the world heals. The world around us is merely an extension of self. As we step into the canvas we are stepping into awareness of self and the world around us.

Strength Restored with Gratitude

Strength restored with gratitude in our hearts.~Ani Po

Our own strength comes from feeling gratitude for daily lessons, daily outcomes and the mere breath of our day.  It is through attitude of gratitude our power increase with every breath.

Practicing attitude of gratitude we gain much strength to tackle any tasks, conquer any feats and overall well-being. With each new day, exercising gratitude, we share gratitude with others…giving away our strength to others. In lifting ourselves up, we are lifting others up and vice versa.

Just for today I will try gratitude for even the littlest of things…Ani Po

Stepping into a Change of Self

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.~A.C.Benson

Too often looking outwardly, interpreting what we see. Judging good versus bad, pretty versus ugly, joyous and angry. Merely our own interpretation. Finding ourselves in an uncomfortable situation or in a difficult jam, frozen in our own fear or further judgment.

Being present in any given situation possibly amidst chaos or despair, but no longer affected by sadness.  Being present in any given situation we are free to interpret whilst remaining in peace if we so choose.

Maybe there is a co-worker who annoys the tar out of you, or they just don’t get it?! What if…it is they who get it and you whom fail to see truth? Skewed by anger, we only see others as needing to change.

Maybe we spend too much time trying to correct others for varying beliefs, by our standards, and not enough time enjoying what the Canvas of Life has to offer. Seeing differences, celebrating beauty…we shift our thoughts from self to global consciousness. In all the varying colors painted upon the Canvas, we rejoice at the many thoughts and ideas that assemble into one.

Instead of looking how to change things, ask how can we change? Instead of changing scenery, how can we change ourselves?

Stepping into the Canvas with a new perspective…a change of self. We are not to change any one person in the world but merely ourselves. While there is nothing to be done, if there is…it is with self-realization.

 

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

Alone

Sitting all alone,

With nobody to call me dear.

Sadness, emptiness,

With nobody to hold me dear.

There is a breath that comes from afar.

Like wind carrying thoughts of love to inner dimensions.

Sitting alone,

Something shifts my attention.

A lonely bird,

Pecking at the bark.

I wonder if she has these thoughts,

Probably not.

Then there is a voice,

As the bird speaks.

I am not alone, 

For you are sitting with me. Just as I, you are too. That squirrel, coming to feed from the bird feeder…we shall ask him.

Mr. Squirrel, are you alone?

Of course not! For there are those who leave seed and nuts, we call them human. Then there are the crows and bunnies, whom wrestle to the offering rock in hopes of a fresh morsel. Occasionally the human sits with us, but not as often as we would like.

I wonder why this is true,

Humans not surrounding with nature but concrete walls?

Pondering the words of my new friends,

Sitting alone but not really alone.

My attention focused on the birds, squirrels, crows and bunnies,

The trees, bushes, wind, clouds, morning sun, evening moon.

One sentient, two, then another,

Maybe you.

Expanding thoughts of self to a greater whole,

I am no longer alone…Ani Po

 

Good Day To You

Well Hello!

Where have you Been?

What for brings you back?

Where do you hang your head?

Welcome.

Shall we fly together,

To places of highest heights?

If separated,

Shall remain connected on varying and equal plains.

Opening heart for all,

Perch as long as you need.

Good day to you…Ani Po

opening heart

 

Our Truths Remain

Fear of attaining grandest of desires,

In itself riddled with more fear.

Remaining in untruths of own reality,

Continuing days in fear.

Speaking truths,

Falling on deaf ears.

No more deaf than our own.

Seeing truth,

Whilst failing to understand this truth.

Allowing these truths,

Understanding truth.

Our understanding remains,

In unknowing of our own understandings.

Our truths remain,

In a mysterious world of unknown.

Magical and unfolding,

Through our thoughts extending passed our own.

From nothing,

All things.

Reality is born…Ani Po

our truth remains