the wonder of wonderment

Friends,

Have you ever asked yourself why, and how, and when it might come in handy to wonder? To just tell yourself, “I don’t know.”? In other words … to allow yourself to be flexible enough to not have all the answers. This is an interesting point-of-view, one that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. And … even more impacting on my day-to-day life, how annoying, and even down-right disruptive it is, to have to deal with others who are not so flexible. Not so filled with wonder. Those kinds of people and that kind of interaction are not so much fun.

chaos or ... letting go

chaos or... letting go

Of course it all comes down to choices. Again! Always, it seems, whenever we talk about how life can be a good experience, or a bad one—it all comes down to how we perceive things. And that is our basic human privilege, to embrace the choice of how we feel about something that we all can exercise, even if we’re in the most oppressed or abusive situation. Our inner attitude can be powerful, even if our outer situation is under duress. Any one of us can look at even the direst of circumstances as an opportunity for growth, for change—or—see our plight as a pain in the neck and choose to play the victim role. Our choice is what determines how we feel in each and every instance of life, with all experiences, interactions with others, or what’s going on in our own private minds.

the entire Universe is within everyOne of us

the entire Universe is within everyOne of us

Today I choose to not be affected by others’ negativity.

Today I choose to embrace all that is good in life, and to not focus on the negatives.

Today I choose to celebrate the magic within everything, everything body, every moment.

Today I choose to not dwell on the evil, the confusion, the aggression or the aggressors.

Today I choose to look at life as a spiritual experience we humans are privileged to have, and not to forget that the greatness of my spiritual experience is contingent upon my state of wonderment.

Today I choose to not judge others for whatever view they have chosen.

I’ve very glad i have chosen to be like this, because the other side of the coin doesn’t seem like much fun. People who haven’t thought this “choice” thing out, especially the ones who get caught up thinking that being political, radical, or religiously fundamental, is the answer for all lacks in life–well, I’m glad I’m not on that band wagon. It doesn’t seem like a very fun or fulfilling way to enjoy life.

Today I choose to keep balanced in mind, body and spirit. I will pay attention to all these different aspects of mySelf, and in that way, I have a better chance to stay healthy and whole—and even satisfied with this thing called “life.”

My philosophy is to have fun, as much as we can—even in the worse of all situations. Life is short! Enjoy what we have. Not to envy what others have, but work with what I have. And always get better. As long as I remember to do these simple things, and not get caught up in others’ opinions and judgments (and thus, get dragged down to their level)—I feel connected to the Highest Truth. The Truth that I experience, and foster, each and every time I go deep within, in medidtation. By allowing my inner Light of Truth to shine, my inner experience becomes, ITself!, like a guiding star. Like a beacon of light in the dark dark sea of wonderment.

looking for the light even in the darkest sea

looking for the light even in the darkest sea

May your Light shine forth so others can find the way, also.

Peace to all of us on Earth!

your friend, lordflea

makin’ do with what you’ve got

excuse me while i chuckle.

just got an email from my friend terry, who has just moved to moloki, hawaii, to caretake a 2,000 acre health/wellness/meditation complex with her hub, om-tom. she was writing me how hard it is, how things are just not running right, equipment breaking down, computer stolen when they went in a rented car to the main island–oh, what else, oh yeah, the makeshift computer doesn’t work, and on top of that, there’s no phone reception.

life is rough.

my partner is having a hard time, too–life is challenging these days. it seems to me we’re having not just an economic crisis, but a spiritual one as well. here’s one way of looking at it, a la art:

keeping mind-ful in the midst of hell

keeping mind-ful in the midst of hell

after a decade of living on islands in the “third-world” i can empathize  with you, terry, perhaps more than others…and know that you are just living the life that happens, when you’re not on “the continent.” it’s just the way it is on islands. but the “pros” you will experience, and have, and continue to, will FAR outway the “cons”… believe me. living separate from “all that is” is sooooo spiritually fulfilling, and fun! just write me whenever you get down, and i’ll jump up and dance with you, my friend, and share with you my experience of developing patience, tolerance, and … quite a snotty attitude, actually, that “i’ve learned to do better” than ordinary continentals, as we call them. Because once you get used to adversity being the way it is, always! and learn to adapt to “what is,” … a person changes. we become so much more an “in the flow” kind of person. and that’s really where the Self resides. being in constant contact with true Inner Peace takes hard work. but the rewards? living a good life, even in the midst of unprecedented adversity.
 
who needs things to flow smoothly all the time? that’s so…predictable! ha ha! look at me, miss positive. but i’m not there, where you are, terry, right? but … if i wasn’t here, taking care of mom, you bet that’s where i’d be. i can’t wait to pack my bags and leave “ever-reliable, oh so abundantly efficient” america (or any continental place)…and go to live with the simpler, more “don’t care” kind of folks—the islanders.
 
sorry about losing your mac, though. that’s a bummer. we get spoiled, don’t we? i still use a dinosaur p.c., but i’m happy.

here’s a little cheer-up for my pals terry and om-tom out there in molokai. when life gets tough, when our nerves start to shout! ouch! here’s one solution—retreat into your ever-abundant imagination…yes, just float away in a story. even if you haven’t got bread to eat, you still have your imagination and you that can fill a person right up to the top!

this character sitting in the middle is my good pal Cleozed. he’s a composite, as you can see: man, plant, fish, and –what else?

Cleozed and Hummin'womb-an

Cleozed and Hummin

walk in the unlimited-ness of your being…expand your possibilities, and come fly with me! how, you ask? just breathe…long breath in…long breath out…ahhhhhh-men, and ahhhhhhh-women, too!

in the Light, lord flea