For whoever is ready to hear

To be able to play a musical instrument well, along with technical skill, it requires ABOVE ALL, a formidable unforced yet swift and alert attention.

Not only that Music asks for heeding and hearing each and every Instant as if it was new, but it demands the impossible: namely, to be aware of tones which go in fractions of seconds

I repeat: not seconds but fractions of seconds.

Imagine you being compelled to find order and right relation between those tones in that intense velocity. AND YET… If I make an analogy, one needs that incredible sensitivity, inner sharpness and rest when it comes to “outwitting” and de-conditioning the obsolete mind…

Only in that unspeakable speed can we deal with mind in all its insidious entitlements:

Thought, name, time, corporeity, memory, experience…

Changing your inner landscape for a new life to emerge

It is not about changing your life but about changing your inner landscape so that a new life can emerge. Make peace with where you are RIGHT NOW, no judgment, and allow some more ease and spaciousness to come in, to relieve you emotionally. So much of your energy is caught up in struggle right now.

– Marla Estes

A meaningful dialogue about thinking, resentment and pain

She writes:
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about you and everything you’ve said to me thus far. You’re very weird. In a good way – big grin. But I wonder sometimes whether thinking too deeply about “the point of it all” is what is in the way of just being. Have you noticed the people who go through life selfishly, without a care for those around them seem quite content? Sometimes I wish I could function without fear of the consequences of my actions, without continuously beating myself up about my past. If it isn’t something I can change there is no point is there? And yet, my trips down memory lane grow frequent, without my consent. How does one let go of all this bitterness? Be free of all the resentment and pain?

Forgive me for my ramblings, I do not of course expect you to have all the answers (then you’d be God) just wondering out loud.

Me:
For the record, people who are selfish are the victims of their fear, and basically they don´t care for others, because they have no clue to what Love is…They play so, but they are never content, it´s just a superficial mask.

So I forgive you for your ramblings, because you happen to ramble interestingly 🙂
I don´t have all the answers, or do I…? 🙂 I may be God and don´t know it yet…

No, but really, I have “answers”, and the applying of these answers on myself,
have brought about this incredible process of deep transformation I am unfolding.

Here is the deal:

“Thinking” can never be “deep”. Simply because thinking is a mechanical repetition of the past through the never-ending sequence of memory. A constant reiteration of different experiences, reinforced through “remembrance”.

Thinking can only happen in time. And time and memory can never grasp the timeless. Can you see that…?

Now…If you are caught in thinking – that is, in time – whatever change you try to bring about will fail. No matter whatever “new” you will apply yourself to, you will continue with the same pattern in a different guise. That is what you say with “my trips down memory lane grow frequent, without my consent.”

The conditioning has you in its grip.

With other words, your past is stronger than your true sense of I-ness. But who you really are, is not a sum of your experiences.

“How does one let go of all this bitterness?”

Bitterness is your resistance to What is. Life consists of sorrow too, and at some point, you need to unreservedly meet your sorrow without any judgement. Trying to be free of “your dark side” doesn´t rid you of pain. You cannot be free of your resentment, unless you deliberately choose to stop fleeing your pain.

So delve…In plain langauge, learn to stay with What is, without any choice.
That´s a hard one, since we are masters in running away from ourselves.

“Sometimes I wish I could function without fear of the consequences of my actions,
without continuously beating myself up about my past.”

Psychological fear can exist only where there is division. Fear is the space between two thoughts, a gap between different aspects which your perception makes up.

Only you may know what “the consequences” would be, but if you want different consequences, you have to stop beating up yourself, that is, stop punishing yourself, or whoever you may think responsible for your plight, becoming aware of your secret wish to take revenge…

Hope my words mirror something meaningful in you 😉

Bliss can never equate experience

jjwalters:
Some people probably know from birth what their bliss is.
Others?… Experience tells them…

I just fell into mine through trial and error.

Me:
Good point: trial and error. It goes for me too.
The severe teacher…

I don´t trust experience though.
When experience ceases, inspiration replaces it.

jjwalters:
What about inspiration based on experience?

Me:
Experience is always old. It entails a sum of yesterdays,
a sum of repetitions, a sum of memories…Memory creates habit,
and habit – which basically is resistance to whatever
new – leads inevitably to fear…

Utterly speaking experience is fear…

Etymologically, inspiration means Immediate influence of God,
to inhale, to breath in.

Hence, how can inspiration – which is something ever new – can
equate something inevitably old?

Il nostro destino

I found this beautiful quote in Jennifer Allison´s today´s post:

“Non abbiate paura, il nostro destino
Non può essere presa da noi, è un dono “.
– Dante Alighieri, Inferno

“Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”

I really wonder though…

What do you do the times when Destiny feels like pure hell…?
You are irrevocably caught in its whims, and these “whims” are so incredibly precise…

I speak from own experience:

No matter if immense hardships can show in due time to be a blessing in
disguise… – Can we still see Destiny´s dark side as a gift…?

Never ever settle for accepting straight facts

Intriguing synchronicities have unfolded these last days.

Apparently, when something powerful is felt and expressed, that insight kind of affects the whole field of consciousness, and the ones on the same frequency pick it up.

Tonight, while quoting Jacob Barnett In order to succeed, you must look at everything with your unique perspective, and not settle for accepting the straight facts, concomitantly I received a text message from a composer friend of mine who has suffered all his adult life due to bad teachers at the Music Academy who spoiled his natural confidence and choked his inner voice. Really, I was really taken aback reading his line:

If most of the people have similar backgrounds of experience, what will become of the uniqueness of each and everyone?”

As it happens, the answer was at hand for him.

To be mentioned that I have known this guy for the last 30 years, and as long as I remember, he never before used the word “uniqueness”, let alone asking a similar question.

We speak very rarely these days – every second month or so…
Why did he “choose” that very moment for his question…?

This is quite staggering, to say the least…

The unique skill of mirroring the other

This is highly unlikely I will manage to put right words to what I want to say, but I´ll try.
Put Reason aside for a while, letting other levels in you conceive this.

To be able “to perceive” another person, one needs to have established that ineffable peace of mind which is so uncommon for our days. You need to look deep into your real nature, in order to understand and back up the other.

For most people, knowledge means their own projection transferred on one another. Knowledge entails thus, something you have learned before, something you have accumulated through experience, and as experience means often conditioning, it is rather an inappropriate tool when it comes to mirroring the other.

Most people don´t perceive rightly, but make you just a part of their projection.

True knowledge as to understanding the other, requires the almost unearthly task of letting projection die – something that common man loathes. 

At the end of the day, every person is a mystery – a puzzle. In order to solve that puzzle, you need to be free from Knowing, and rely completely on the moment´s intuition. 

Real openness means, again, to be free from any kind of knowledge, given that you´ve gone through all the stages of knowledge. Pretty paradoxical…

In plain words, to assist someone implies to dare go with the other person on a untrodden path. 

Eventually, that´s what life is about –  to unravel together the mystery of every moment..