Opal Siren

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A little meditation for me


For the past two months, I have been experimenting and researching about mediation, the power of our thoughts and yoga. In my quest, mostly through the OWN network, I have found some really good books to read, like A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle , and some really good philosophies on life, like Zen Buddhism.

I have been plagued by questions like: What is my purpose in this life? What can I do to be a better person or make a better contribution to the world around me? Why am I always so worried and anxious?

I do not have the answers to these questions, but through mediation, reading and being with my thoughts,  I have found some inner peace and time to spend with my inner self. Slowly, I am getting closer to the answers I need to alleviate some of my frustrations and concerns about my life.

I have to admit that I am a bit obsessed with Super Soul Sundays on the Own Network. If it was not for Oprah and these shows, which are broadcasted every sunday, I don’t know if I would at least be asking myself the right questions, like: “How can I connect more to others?”

But the most important lesson I have learned through this quest, is that I am already connected to nature and to God. I am not some entity on my own in this world. I have a connection with my fellow humans and with everything that lives on this planet. I am a human but I am also a soul with a spirit. There is some divinity in me and every single human on this Earth. I really have been able to understand myself  and others better. I also have been able to understand my religion and other religions as well, because I am more conscious that I am connected to everything and everything is connected to me.

It is in my humble opinion, whether you are a religious person or not, that mediation can really help us connect with our true beings and most of all help us be more authentic in our relationships. It can really calm us and quiet our inner voice for just a few moments, so that we can collect ourselves. Meditation can also better help us hear what it is that God, the universe or the energies that are, want from us as humans and as divine beings.

I am so grateful to have found sources of inspiration like Ekhart Tolle, so that I can at least ponder on their philosophies and bring more perspective and understanding to my own life. I truly hope that this journey helps me make better choices and eventually allows me to connect even more to nature. I hope that if you are interested in a journey like this, that you can also share me with me your own thoughts.

 

Happy Reading!

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There are signs everywhere!!!!


Hello there!

The weather here in VA is amazing thus far. Even on the “coldest” of days you can manage to go out with a simple jacket or sweatshirt. The sun has been so bright and all I want to do is go outside.

Things for me are not as sunny though. Things could be better, but I also know they can be worse. Last night, after what was to me a very stressful day, I prayed before going to bed. I prayed to God for a sign that everything was going to be o.k., for inspiration on what to do, and of course for much-needed faith. Faith that I have not had for a long time. I will admit that I have not prayed like this in a very, very, long time.

I was just so stressed, angry, and full of anxiety, that there was nothing else I could think of to relieve the pain but to pray. I prayed until I fell asleep.

Then, this morning my husband and I got up early to run some errands. On our way to our first appointment, my husband stopped the car. I looked up at my husband in a confused way not understanding what was going on. I said to him: “Why did we stop?”. He replied: “Look! There is a duck with her ducklings crossing the street”. I could not believe my eyes. Our apartment complex, and everything else near me, is near an interstate highway. Not the place where you would be looking for ducks. Sure enough there was a mama duck with her little ducklings following her all over the road. I was astonished! It was the sight that I needed to bring me hope and much-needed peace. How can you frown at this sight????

We shot a video of the ducklings, but I am not able to share the video on here. Below is a picture to resemble what I saw:

NATURE is resilient and determined. That is the sign that I needed. I have gone through much worse in my life time. This little obstacle that is happening to me right now will pass. As the matter of fact, all of my “problems” are not even worth thinking about or important.

Here is a common duck trying to keep her offspring alive in a paved paradise. She is leading the way to food perhaps, but most of all she is keeping them ALIVE. She probably should had paid attention to the street signs before crossing…Hello, they are everywhere! But all joking aside, she is doing what she knows how to do with what she has. That is what is important…I can only do what I know how to do and with what I got. It is not going to be perfect or right each time. I should be grateful just for the mere fact that I am living…that we are all living! No money, house, materialistic nonsense, is as important as life itself, and I needed God’s sign through NATURE to prove me that. I am still breathing and very much capable of surviving this and anything else!

If this duck can do it all on her own, so can I and so can YOU!

Happy Reading!!!

 

***Image obtained from: http://www.animal-space.net/2010/12/duck-and-ducklings-blown-by-wind.html

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