Timeless Existence

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I am living in a timeless existence.

I don’t know what day of the week it is unless I look at the calendar; I don’t know the time unless I glance up at the clock.

I wake up to the chirping of birds and follow the circadian rhythm of my body.

My table is not a banquet full of dishes anymore; it’s just one dish which is enough for me and my body to curb the hunger.

I have filled my home with music, at all times. With the sounds of spirituality, early morning, blending effortlessly with the sounds of drum beats, as the day ends.

I am aware of the inhalation and exhalation of each breath I take, thankful to just be.

I walk up to the terrace of my house every evening as the sun sets, glancing at the twilight sky sending a silent prayer to the universe to heal each living being.

I exercise, I look after my health, I pamper myself with rest , I read, I write, I paint, I am keeping my mind busy  learning a language, creating contents for a course I may use in the future, I connect with nature, I pray, I meditate, I get in touch with all my loved ones and more than all of this, I am grateful and eternally blessed to have some wonderfully loving people, some who have always been there and some I just met, around me at all times .

I have learnt the essence of living with the bare minimum and the precious state of just enjoying the moment in a timeless existence.

 

-Madhavi

 

 

 

The Power of Waiting

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“Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act”- Paulo Coelho

 

I’ve been a rather impatient person for much of my life. I just can’t wait for things to start happening quickly. The wheels of motion, moving super-fast is what exhilarates me.

I thought, waiting was something you did if you didn’t have nerve or opinion. It was just a pretext not to take action. But why just me? Most people feel waiting is a waste of time. They want to seize the day, the moment and make something happen.

But over the years I have learnt to accept life as it is and I know better now.

Waiting may actually be one of the most powerful tools we have for creating the life we want.  

The ego, or mind, is very uncomfortable with waiting. This is the part of you that screams, “Do something! Anything is better than nothing!” And, because we are a very ego-driven society, you’ll find plenty of external voices that back up that message.

The mind hates uncertainty, and would rather make a mistake than simply live in a state of “not knowing.” The uncertainty, the edge between possibilities, is a place of pure potential. We could take any direction from here. When we slow down, the landscape gradually becomes clearer. We are able to see the picture in its entirety. We start to use all of our senses.

There’s a proper timing to all things. There are things that happen on a subconscious level, in ourselves and in others, that prepare us for the next step. Oddly, when the time to act does come, there’s often a sense of inevitability about it, as if it was always meant to be this way.

Somehow you know in your bones that everything will turn out exactly the way you want it. You don’t feel fear. Or doubt. And there is a definite sense of “now’s the time” .  Call it your sixth sense, or intuition, but you definitely know.

Have you seen the migratory birds? They know it’s time to fly away to warmer climates. They don’t stand around debating whether to go, consulting maps and calendars. They just go when the time is right.

In the same way we can cultivate our inner sensitiveness that lets us know what to do when the time is right. We need to keep our inner senses tuned to urges or intuitions.  And expect that an answer will come.

There’s a subtle but very real difference between the feeling of fear which holds you back from doing something you long to do, and hesitations which warn you that a decision which looks good on the surface is not right for you.

Wait instead. More will be revealed, if you give it some time.

Don’t rush through life. Linger in the unknown and see what becomes clear as you sit with uncertainty.

Learn to trust that silent voice in your gut.

Have faith that the right course will unfold at the perfect time.

And then, when the time comes, just do it, as simply and naturally as the birds take flight.

Have a great week.

🙂