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Post date: 4 years 7 months ago

Bardo Thodol or the Tibetan book of the Dead can sometimes be mistaken as a dire and gruesome text. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Bardo Thodol teaches you about the nature of dying so you can understand the nature of life. The book acts as a guide for the dead during the state that intervenes death and the next rebirth. I highly recommend everyone who seeks a higher understanding of life to read it.

Also see this inspirational documentary narrated by Leonard Cohen:

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Post date: 4 years 7 months ago

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."

- Rachel Carson


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Type: journal
Post date: 4 years 8 months ago

Last night I had at first a semi-lucid dream.

I was walking on a road in a city. I was feeling bad and experienced negative thoughts about myself.

At one time I walked under a small bridge or a overpass and during that moment one thought said:
- "You are bad and not worthy."

But when I came out from under the overpass I looked up onto the wall. And on the side of the road I could see writings like graffiti. And the writing began with these words:
- "I love you. You are perfect ..."

In that moment I became totally lucid in the dream and immediately understood that this was my own Self sending me a message. And at that moment all the negative thoughts was dispersed like the bad spirits they were. And I stood there in silence watching the writings and felt only joy and wholeness.

This is our real nature, to be loved and feel whole.

Overpass

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Post date: 4 years 8 months ago

like a rose garden
always keep a smile
like imagination
talk without a sound

..Read More/Comment: As a particle of dust - Rumi
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Post date: 4 years 8 months ago

I love Rumi. Magically, poetry that sweeps away all doubts.

..Read More/Comment: The Worm's Waking - Rumi
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Post date: 4 years 8 months ago

Don't be too careful when you search for truth. If you need something really bad then be prepared to fight a round with fear.

Fear is always the real enemy who keeps us chained in the past.

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Post date: 4 years 8 months ago

These new "micro" updates will be included together with other blog posts and articles, but are more of a  twitter/facebook like "thing". They won't be included in the newsletter because I see that not everyone are interested in mixing subjects and because I'm also not exactly sure yet what they will be about.. So to read them you need to visit this blog.

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Type: journal
Post date: 4 years 8 months ago

Dealing with frustration and helplessness can seem like a never ending struggle and no amount of motivational speeches will help you get out of real emotions.

Quote Diane Arbus

Life never stops, there is always new things to see and learn about, when we feel good it's easy to navigate in life but when we feel bad our ideas from our particular viewpoint can come to a halt. Suddenly we don't know where to turn and all the roads leads back to where we begin.

Our consciousness reacts to problems by trying to solve them by thinking. This doesn't necessarily mean it's a good way. More thoughts can simply mean that you start to walk in circles. Going over the bad things over and over again. And there is no need to make bad behavior into a habit.

Challenge the bad thoughts

Coach your mind viewing it as a obstructive child. Sudden feelings of sorrow and gloom needs to be gently pushed aside. Always make a mental note to deal with these emotions later, and remember to do it! If you cant always trust yourself, then your thoughts will become weak because your actions are. When you feel frustration and helplessness you should questions these thoughts. Believe in your emotions. Follow your heart and go to a place where your thoughts start to feel clearer.

Start to ask yourself in a gentle and compassionate way:

Who is the one thinking these thoughts?

Where does these thoughts arise?

Where is the mind where the thought seems to come from, is it the grey matter in between your ears?

When new thoughts starts to come to the surface of your mind. Gently ask them: Who are you? Where do you come from? Let them be seen.

When these thoughts are held in compassion, lifted up into the light and viewed calmly then they start to disappear. These thoughts are not the true inner you. Like all thoughts they are illusions made up of other things we have been thinking and somewhere along the way they became a blockage.

Once you start to realize that thoughts are thought and no more real then whatever else you might think about during the day, you need to start let them go gracefully. Let them leave you like a cloud or in some other mental imagery you feel comfortable with and simply see them drifting away. If they come back, then see them again and do so out of compassion and keep doing this as many times as it is necessary and always finish by letting them go, over and over again. Don't stop and dwell to much in the past. Remember not to fight with your thoughts, instead practice compassion. If you fight you'll never win, since you're fighting with your self..

Once you make progress. Use the time to rest and then when it's better you can make plans for something new.

A few words about accepting forgiveness and moving on

Without the ability to forgive ourselfs and others we loose almost all possibility of ever making real changes in our life's.

In order to change, it isn't necessary for others to behave differently towards us. But we need to start thinking in another way and correct the destructive thought-patterns which cripples us or we will always end up making the same mistakes as you've regretted doing in the past.

We can't really expect to stop ourselves from repeating a destructive behavior without somehow realizing why we started doing the bad behavior in the first place. But there needs to be forgiveness as well as compassion.

Remember that forgiveness doesn't automatically mean that we condone what has happened, instead it means to acknowledge truthfully so that we are able to let go and move on. See what really is without reliving it and do so out of a compassionate viewpoint. Don't struggle or fight with the memory anymore.

(This article was first published in 2011, but have been completely rewritten in 2013.)

Type: journal
Post date: 4 years 10 months ago

On this day when we are going towards brighter days, give out light and warmth to your fellow human being on this beautiful earth. I'm sending you my hopes of a wonderful, human and peaceful future! I wish you all a great winter solstice!

Solstice

Type: journal
Post date: 4 years 10 months ago

I hear some say with obvious conviction that there is no negative spiritual enteties, or a variation where you only need to think positively then nothing can touch you.

Like many other newfangled "certainties", this is a modification of an ancient knowledge, which reads as follows: For something to really be able to hurt you, you have to be afraid.

A typical normal person has a certain resilience to negative experiences. From name calling to a real spiritual entities trying to find their way in. To be afraid, or to feel real fear and horror are much less spiritual resilient against adverse events than those who stands firmly on the ground.

But it is a misunderstanding, and I suspect that it is also sometimes a mischievous distortion to claim that just because you repress or doesn't believe in evil, you are thereby protected from it. It is a bit like trying to walk blindfolded into a busy street and believe you are protected simply because you don't see the traffic.

"Faith can move mountains", not stupidity.

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