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 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.

 

Drying off our Dampened Spirit

Coming in from the rain,

Allowing fears to wash away.

Squelched by despair,

Renewing our hopes.

The sun returns,

With rainbows promise.

Songs anew,

Melody to sing along.

Drying off our Dampened Spirit we are restored.~Ani Po

 

Stepping into the Rain

Oh the clouds roll in,

Blocking the sunny day.

Worry not,

For it clears troubled hearts.

Step out into the rain,

Won’t you?

That’s it,

Letting it wash away fear.

Look up,

Kissing a thousand angels.

Cleansed of the past,

And worries of future.

Step out into the rain,

Won’t you?

Stepping into the rain we are stepping into our fears. Stepping into fear we are clearing that which holds us back. With every drop, every kiss…we are reminded of healing within our storms…Ani Po

Listening to our Inner Voice

Spinning faster and faster,

The world may go.

Ever-changing faster and faster,

We care to know.

Adapt or resist,

Carries a difference.

Ease and flow,

Or tension and fear.

Letting it go,

Hearing an inner call.

An invite of sorts,

Asking to peel yet another.

Stepping into the Canvas with a heart of ebbs and flows. As with natural course, so to our heart leads the way…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

I Am an Empty Vessel

Empty vessel,

Mirror of the day.

Oh that I see,

Is who I am.

The wind caressing my skin,

Greetings of universal love.

Oh messages of the day,

Processed and released.

Pain and suffering,

Gone into infinity.

Love and Peace,

Restored.

As gentle as the day,

Thoughts come and go.

Holding onto nothing,

I am an empty vessel…Ani Po