I would like to take this opportunity, to wish all our lovely friends and members of The godlight chat and forum, a very happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas.
With love and best wishes Kaz
Always live with an open heart. This means being available to both the outer and the inner worlds. The openness of the heart is nothing else but the vastness of pure awareness, the eternity of the present moment. Sahajananda
Thanks for your lovely post. I wish you and your family (and everyone here) a merry Christmas and a Happy new year!
When I was going to reply your post, I was thinking about an old poem in my country. It goes like this:
Growing the seed of heart, to become a tree. It's here and there, everywhere, in everyone. It's been beautifully blooming in its goodness. This, a particular flower, is called "love."
Cheers from DonQ! (monty)
P.S. The more I'm getting old, the more I have been thinking about how to relearn about being happiness. For example, there was a time when only a book could make me feel happy. But why it was hard to feel that way again? I'm going to post about this song (Pachelbel Canon Medley in D with medley of songs. ) on another thread:
'Streets Of London' by Ralph McTell Have you seen the old man in the closed down market Picking up the papers with his worn out shoes In his eyes you see no pride and hanging loosely at his side Yesterdays paper, telling yesterdays news So how can you tell me you're lonely And say for you that the sun don't shine Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London I'll show you something to make you change your mind
Then I thought about Confucius: Confucius said, "The superior man (or a real spiritual person) does not seek fulfillment of his appetite nor comfort in his lodging. He is diligent in his duties and careful in his speech. He associates with men of moral principles and thereby realizes himself. Such a person may be said to love learning." Tzu-kung said, "What do you think of a man who is poor and yet does not flatter, and the rich man who is not proud?" Confucius replied, "They will do. But they are not as good as the poor man who is happy and the rich man who loves the rules of propriety."
"What pattern connects the crab to the lobster and the orchid to the primrose and all the four of them to me? And me to you?" - Gregory Bateson (from “Mind and Nature”)