Water flows rhythmically to and from source…Just as our breath flows in and out so effortlessly…a simple exchange of energy, a seemingly infinite process that knows no beginning or end…gentle reciprocity, unhurried and unattached to any outcome or destination… comfortable silences speak volumes… revealing a wealth of natural beauty and serenity borne out of patience and simplicity, and untouched by human greed or motive. Such is the infinite flow of chi connecting all humanity, the animal kingdom, nature and Universe and returning all life that is, was and will be, back to Source.
© Words by Lisa Pearlman 5/10/13
Photo courtesy of Philomina Minj on Google+
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“Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery…only We Can Free Our Minds” ~ Bob Marley
We are all spiritual beings inhabiting human bodies, conditioned by our environment, culture, upbringing and experience. We are, indeed, born free, with a “clean slate”…but the minute we are of form in the world, we become a slave to our surroundings, enslaved by the “matrix” we are unwittingly immersed in from the moment of birth, the paradigms imprinted in our minds, conditioned by way of language, cultural mores, family values, blind patriotism, religious beliefs…our whole identity and moral code is shaped by our external environment, while our internal environment is equipped with all the answers we could ever want or need. To deprogram our paradigms, we must listen from within and allow our inner voice to guide us. We must cultivate mindfulness, an unbiased awareness that transcends not only the world around us, but also our absorbent sponge-like minds. Transcendental Awareness essentially removes the sponge, the perceptual filters that organize all the incoming stimuli into manageable compartments, freeing the mind from the constraints of self, leaving only an open receptacle, both full and empty at once, vibrating with cosmic energy. This energy within is in harmony with the Universe’s energy, also referred to as Source, Chi or God. When your energy is in alignment with the Universal Flow of Energy, all potentialities exist as viable possibilities, and all polarities merge into one unified point of singularity.
© Lisa Pearlman 4/6/13
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I am awe-struck by Bob Marley’s idealistic words that follow, expressing his feelings on true love…I embrace his vision and echo his romantic sentiment completely. Unfortunately my past judgement was faulty and what I believed to be true love with my “soul mate” turned out to be a figment of my imagination…remnants of a shattered dream, an all-encompassing, strategically constructed illusion borne from a naiively naked heart. My vulnerable, unsuspecting, foolish heart was brutally victimized by a hungry wolf; I was mesmerized, captivated by a poseur draped in sheepskin. If it seems too good to be true, stay vigilant and hold on tightly to your innocence, to your precious heart; for when the planets are aligned, the soulmate will appear, and all that is you, and all that you are, will be revealed.
In the meantime, be the change you wish to see, live and teach by example of kindness and compassion; Love everyone, but trust only in yourself, as you eternally bask in the warm glow of spiritual self-love.
© Lisa Pearlman
Ideally, “only once in your life” will you experience true love, as described in the revealing words of Bob Marley:
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” ~ BOB MARLEY
Design by Cedella Marley
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Some valuable advice for anyone having a tough time letting go and moving on from a past relationship: Greatness awaits you…set yourself free so you may recognize and receive the miracles and opportunities that present to you. Love yourself and keep “Doing You!” I can honestly say that after years of being stuck in a self-sustaining cyclical web of codependency, dysfunctional relationships and maladaptive behavior patterns, ” I’m Doing Me” these days – better late than never! And it is never too late to become what you might have been or do what you could have done. Each day is a fresh start, a new beginning, another chance to get it right! Embrace change – it is the only constant in life – so welcome change like it is your best friend! RBecause “this too shall pass,” as sure as the day passes into night. Life is a series of moments, each one ephemeral and unique, each one transitioning into the next, forming a seemingly effortless ebb and flow of constantly changing stimuli…so accept each moment as it is NOW, be present for it or you might miss it while you are busy thinking about what was or what will be. The past has come and gone, the future may never manifest… So Be Here NOW.. .it is all that matters anyway ♥
© Lisa Pearlman 2/16/13
© Photo by Lisa Pearlman (shot with iphone 4S cam, edited on iphone 4S)
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Live each day like it’s your last…it just might be! Your lifetime of choices become your legacy, regardless of the amount of material or length of time you amass during your temporary human experience.
Be authentic in all your actions and interactions…Follow your heart but do so mindfully…Choose Compassion over Apathy…Be Kind to yourself and others…Love Unconditionally…Be Fully Present for all of Life’s experiences, accepting all without attaching meaning or preference to any one in particular – Life is a series of sequential moments, each one unique and fleeting; as one passes, another silently follows…
Above all else, Always DO YOU! Make Choices that enable your experience of Manifest Happiness and lessen your experience of Suffering. YOU are the only one who can choose and control your Thoughts, Attitudes, Feelings and Actions. YOU are the Reality Architect – YOU create your personal Reality!
If you choose wisely and live your life authentically…mindfully…humbly, then there will never be a reason for regret. Do not postpone matters of the heart -they are of the utmost importance…do not leave positive sentiment or loving words unsaid, as you may not get another chance to convey them…do not express negative, hurtful sentiment or criticism as you may never get a chance to apologize…Words wield power…they can never be retracted once uttered…they linger in the mind and heart like a moldy scent…their effects echo for eternity, a repetitive loop of cutting edge sound replayed in one’s memory like a broken record.
It’s ultimately your choice…why not start creating a legacy of Love today?
© Lisa Pearlman 1/21/13
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