Your Space in my Blog: 4th of February 2009

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  1. Rasha Jazairi says:

    Hi Sharad,
    i could think of a reason for why the winner stands alone.
    i think when you you succeed in something and stand in the front, many will be looking at you with jealousy and wants to pull you back.

    in most of success stories, you will find 10 people trying to pull you back while if you are lucky there might be one fulling you forward !!

  2. Sharad says:

    I wanted to ask a question to Paulo Coelho regarding his new book’s title.. Isn’t the title an oxymoron ? Doesn’t the fact that some is alone (lonely) itself makes him a looser ?

  3. Candie says:

    I agree with you Marie-Christine on both of the things you are talking about.

    “Bowling for Columbine” was a great documentary…
    I guess it’s all about money…again!!

  4. Sibila Maria India says:

    Below are two excerpts from Eckart Tolle´s site. This is a vital, life-transforming example of what I sincerely see as globaly liberating today. Change comes from inside out, when our consciousness shifts, the planet heals.

    When you are present in this moment, you break the continuity of your story, of past and future.
    Then true intelligence arises, and also love.
    The only way love can come into your life is not through form, but through that inner spaciousness that is Presence.
    Love has no form.

    - Excerpt from Eckhart Tolle’s Stillness Amidst the World

    Fra eckharttolle.com, articles, awakening-to-your-life’s-purpose:

    SOM: In your vision of a new earth, the purpose of life involves what you call awakened doing. What do you mean by this?
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    Tolle: Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live.
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    In awakened doing there is complete internal alignment with the present moment and whatever you are doing right now. The doing is then not primarily a means to an end, but an opening for consciousness to come into this world. Aligning yourself with the Now is aligning yourself with universal purpose, the purpose of the whole. What is the purpose of the whole? The birth and flowering of consciousness. The whole then guides you in whatever you think or do.
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    As I explain in A New Earth, awakened doing has three modalities, depending on circumstances and the nature of the activity. They are acceptance, enjoyment, and enthusiasm. If there is neither acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm in what you do, you are out of alignment with universal purpose. You are creating unhappiness, that is to say suffering in one form or another. One way of defining the ego is simply this: a dysfunctional relationship with the present moment. What I refer to as the “new earth”—the outer forms created by awakened doing—arises as more people realize that their purpose is to allow consciousness to emerge through whatever they do.
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    SOM: Do you believe that humanity is ready for this transformation?
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    Tolle: Yes. I see signs that it is already happening. For the first time there is a large scale awakening on our planet. Why now? Because if there is no change in human consciousness now, we will destroy ourselves and perhaps the planet. The insanity of the collective egoic mind, amplified by science and technology, is rapidly taking our species to the brink of disaster. Evolve or die: that is our only choice now. Without considering the Eastern world, my estimate is that at this time about ten percent of people in North America are already awakening. That makes thirty million Americans alone, and in addition to those people in other North American countries, about ten percent of the population of Western European countries are also awakening. This is probably enough of a critical mass to bring about a new earth. So the transformation of consciousness is truly happening even though they won’t be reporting it on tonight’s news. Is it happening fast enough? I am hopeful about humanity’s future, much more so now than when I wrote The Power of Now. In fact that is why I wrote that book. I really wasn’t sure that humanity was going to survive. Now I feel differently. I see many reasons to be hopeful.
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    SOM: You say in your new book that for humanity to make this transformation, there needs to be a shift from object consciousness to space consciousness. Can you explain more about that?
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    Tolle: Yes. I am saying that I see the emergence of space consciousness as the next stage in the evolution of humanity. By space consciousness I mean that in addition to our being fully conscious of things—that is to say of sense perceptions, thoughts, emotions, and whatever happens in our lives—there is at the same time an undercurrent of awareness or Presence operating in us. Awareness implies that we are not only conscious of things, such as the objects and the people around us, but we are also conscious at the same time of being conscious. Conscious of the timeless I AM without which there would be no world. We can sense an inner alert stillness in the background while things happen in the foreground. That is the unconditioned. That is true intelligence. If there is only object consciousness in our lives, we remain trapped in the conditioned, trapped in form, which creates an appearance of separation. We are always trying to change the form or are resisting it in some way. We are looking to the world of form for salvation. But when we are aware of space consciousness, aware of being aware, we are freed from identification with form, which is ego, and there arises within us a sense of oneness with t

  5. Marie-Christine says:

    There are a couple of things that I still want to mention.
    One is the problem with guns. Why on earth do we need to have guns to protect ourselves in our own house? Does not that incite more violence rather than protection?
    The other thing is the over prescription of medications.
    We are becoming more and more in an alarming Prozac’s state than a healthy functioning one. I have read articles where the doctors work hand in hand with the pharmaceutical companies – being lured with trips to “enchanting islands” – to use their products. The cost of these pills are hard to swallow to say the least. Generic products as far as I know do the same work and cut the cost down. I know you can get some cheap generic products from Internet Online Drugstores. No money is spend on advertising hence the low-cost, the manufacturers are based in an offshore zone (such as India , I am not too sure but I believe they might do that in Brazil too) and no child labor is used. Imagine all that saving cost… that can be spend on a Universal Health Service all around the world.

  6. orly says:

    dear thelma me too i had those problems in my thyrode and i went into tne natural way, and i am survier from thyrod problems,,,, i believe that we can do it,,,,u and me we did it,,,, but some time we have to take also the western medicin,,,,,, when i had breast cancer i chose the chemo and tadiation, i am not sorry about it and i am a 6 years survivor thank G-d take care
    Orly and lets be healthy!!!!

  7. Candie says:

    Thanks for the answer Thelma.It has positive feedbacks everywhere,so,I’m gonna give it a try,I’m gonna offer one to my friend too,it will help her..
    After all it’s flowers,can’t do you any harm,isn’t it?
    ;)

  8. Jenny Pavich says:

    I like this idea Paulo. I like that people have a place to read something that perhaps has the power to change your day, your mood, your path even.

    My boyfriend Jannick and I have been putting together a blog, soon to be website, sharing stories from people all over the world who are passionate about pursuing their ‘passions’.

    We are creating a global platform that is a creative expression of the many paths people choose to pursue. And doing our best to illustrate how life is created through the pursuit of your passions, and not the other way around.

    We believe that this is an extremely relevant topic in current society. I agree with you Peter de Kock, a Noble prize for following your dreams is an excellent idea. Can you imagine the shift in society if that attitude was truly supported?

    I happen to believe that happiness is discovering for yourself how you want to spend the 24 hours you have each day, and then finding a creative way to make that happen.

    Here is our link: http://www.juliossol.wordpress.com

    What do you think??

  9. THELMA says:

    Dear Candie, a few years ago I had troubles with my thyroid. It was hypo-working. I had made all the checks and I decided to go to a Physio-doctor, because I did not want to start medication [thyroxine] and be depended on it for the rest of my life. So I started with vitamins etc. and Bach flower remedies too. For me it worked wonderfully and together with Homeopathy and God’s help, now I am back to normal and I do not have excuses any more for ….the more …kilos I have!;]
    LOVE,
    Thelma

  10. Alexandra says:

    Well,I dont know how many of us do know who is monsignor Millingo.Is pretty famous in Italy,for he left the Christian church,first once while pope was Paul ,for marying a woman called Maria Sung,member of the Moon secta.Was great scandal,but pope forgived him,he said after a week that he was possesed by the devil.The fact is that while he was in Vatican,as cardinal,he used to do sermons to get out devils from people.To mention that he is coloured,from Africa,and his sermons were with typical drums.
    After a while,he started again to accuse church,he escaped and return to that Maria Sung.
    Think he is excomunicated.
    But other day saw him in a show,in Italian tv,dressed as cardinal.
    The show was variety,and some women danced on the scene .
    That was the bomb.Maria get mad.Made an incredible scene,ourageous.He was on the scene menacing poor old cardinal that she beats him,that he must soon live the show with her.Really ,the dancers were not naked.And for being in that show,Millingo took money.So,he could not go away.
    All Italy laugh on that.Thought very funny story

  11. Candie says:

    Questions to who wants to answer:

    Bach flower remedies does it work?

    Have a nice day everybody
    ;)

  12. ********************************************
    Unpredictable Women
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    Oh, NO! What? How can this happen? -Said Ted. Did she run away? Why did this do to me? Where did she go? Come on! Now Please do not start this crap again said Shiva. She was so beautiful and she said so many times that she loves me; you know we were in relationship for last seven years. Suddenly she started to change her habits, she stopped calling me. She was silent from last Sunday. I am so sad, Shiva. You do not understand what I am going through. There is only one feeling which is killing my mind- if I ever see her at least once, I will slap her in her face and ask why did she fake our relationship?
    Life is just like this my dear friend, said Shiva. We lose something and we gain something instead. We are not the creators of lives but the creator is invisible. Sometimes we think, the “other person” is ours but I am sorry, Ted. Please remember, we are here in this planet alone and we will go alone. Look at me, often I say to people that- “I live one day and I die same day”. You are your philosophical wisdom, Come on! They are all crap. Nobody will understand what you mean by this quoted text.
    Let me give you explanation of this quoted text, my dear! We wake up early in the morning, Right? Yes said Ted, then we do out “things”. Yes said Ted. Later, we during evening we go back to sleep and become “unconscious”, while you are in this state you do not know what is going on around you. Sometimes we see dreams but those are just like “feelings of wind” when you are “conscious”.
    Whatever! Why did she leave me?, Asked Ted. She did not leave you; she just went in search of something which is unknown. Girls like mysteries and they are very unpredictable. With time, you need to become unpredictable as well. Most of the times we men, are very predictable. Girls can easily predict what we are thinking or what we want or what we desire. While this makes some Girls very Boring and some finds it amusing sometimes. Somebody has said it right, “Behind every successful men, there is women”. Why? Have you ever thought on this issue? Just because, with every successful men, are unpredictable in nature.
    Why do you generalize Shiva? You cannot blame the entire world and all the men stating that, those who are successful are unpredictable. Ted, Listen! You can always disagree with me. I am just stating my point here. Think where you went wrong while Maria was with you. Think, my dear friend! Just last night you were writing a poem “I love you” especially for Valentine’s Day. Now see- where is she now? She might be hanging with someone else, some other Teds.
    As Nature is unpredictable, so are Women. Because women are part of Nature and We are part of them. Please disagree with me, Ted. But I am your friend and I am thinking on behalf of you and your lost partner- Maria. Now tell me, how many times did you make love with her?
    Shiva! Why do you want to know about sex now? Sex is integral part to make any person happy. There are some elements which a human can do, to make other people happy. For example, Sex, Smile (especially in worries) and there are more which I cannot explain now. Hmm, Interesting. Well there were few times when we did really make out but it was not often. Because, many of the times I was busy in my work and it was not daily. This is the place you are caught again! Listen, Men is giver and Women are receiver. Remember always this, Ted. More you can give, the more you will get and less you can give, less you will get. Oh not again!, What do you mean? I mean, dedication and hard work in giving, will result more into happiness and pleasure. We all live in busy world, with our busy schedule and work but do not get busy because Maria will think, you are not dedicating more time to her, it has to be in balance format. Sometimes, we dedicate our entire time to women and then it become too much. And, sometime we dedicate very few times with women and it becomes too few. Balance is what is needed, my dear friend. Balance, Remember- Just like Nature itself.
    Well, this sounds very interesting. Thank you Shiva for letting me knows that, women are women and we need to be unpredictable just like nature to have balance in life and relationships. I appreciate your effort on this education.
    Two days later, Ted saw Maria in the lift of Hotel Everest. She was kissing some guy. Maria stared at him and very next second ignored him. Ted felt little uncomfortable watching the scene. He went to bar and took uncontrolled pegs of whisky, “Chivas Reagel”, while taking the last peg-Ted speaks out and said, “Good bye, bi$#?”!
    Maria why are you here, Asked Ted. I am sorry Ted, “It was my entire fault. I loved you then and I cannot live without you”, said Maria.
    The sunlight fell into the eyes of Ted and he woke up in despair.

    -http://www.mybheja.blogspot.com
    -Author of self-published books “Nature God” and “Human behavior on the Internet”.

  13. I want some new Nobel prices: a Nobel price for love and a Nobel price for following your dreams. And a Nobel price for telling jokes would also be fun.

  14. Hope says:

    Something is hapening but i dunno what.There was this person who everytime,sees me near or far passes me one same remark saying* in my country,i don’t do this and that*.Everywhere i walk in my college,i hear this guy taunting me and laughing at me saying the same country thing coz i had used that line to tell them about my country which isn’t rich of course.He did it thrice ,and my blood had boiled to it’s peak so i even thought of confronting him in the public,or punching him.I did yell at his back once saying,next time i will punch you,if u dare say that again.
    Yesterday when i was in a cafe stuyding for my exam,again this person comes form nowhere,shouts or rather screams to death with his frens and laughs out so loudly,disturbing everyone,and says * oh am sorry for disturbing and again he talks with his frens saying,* in my country we don’t shout do we and sayign this laughs ,looking at me*.I had once use that phrase to describe that every country has different culture and it shoud be respected.I just smiled controlling my anger.I walked out again saying,ur screaming like someone has been murdered.
    Today while passing again he said the same thing seeing me in my country.so i had it.I had controlled for atleast 4 months, I had even made many plans of having fist fight if i must,or complain and everything i could think of.I hated that guy so much.I was just waiting for the right time to explode.Today when he did that again,and as he was walking past me,i dunno what happend.I called him back saying hey you,whats your name?and he got scared,and i asked evrythign about him,and said,u know i alwasy here thsi rmark but dunno who actually is thsi guy,everytime u pass by me u say the same thing over and over again.I just wanted to see ur face and remember u so i will know who really you r.He looked scared and said,are u mad at me.I wanted to say yes i want to punch ur face,or beat u to death for insulting my country over and over again but i didn;t do any of these.Ijust smiled and said,no i just wanted to know ur face so thati can say hi to u next time,u pass.No i am not angry withu,u can go on doing it,i will just smile at u thats all and i walked,and he looked kinda embarssed by my reaction.All the people were staring at us cozi stood in the middle of the stairs.He wanted me to get angry i guess and he didn’t succeede in getting that recation atleast in public.He said sorry and went on with embarssement
    On the way i was thinking what is happening to me,i wnated to earn an enemy i ended up making him my friend.Something is happening tome andi dunno what.
    Even yesterday when we had this long exam and in the end ,i saw that in some of the questions were marked already.I mean on thelast page of true or false,someone had marked the false answers,i mean it was printed.Sometimes it can happen but rare very very rare,1 in million,but it was there.So i thought oh it is bonus and as i compared my answer as i had studied it was correct.
    Outside the exam hall i told my frens those last were false right,someone already marked for us ,and my fens where like what aru talking about?i ignored them yesterday
    today as we were talking about yesterday exam,i nearlly had an argument with my classmates coz he kept on asking me are u sure there were lines there,and i wa sscreaming i am absolutely sure and i asked every one,* right there was?And evryone thought i was crazy.He irritated me saying how can u be sure and i said coz i had studied and i knew it was false but few i wasn;t sure so it was there.He must have been angry he couldn;t use his cheatingmethod thsi time.
    BUt after arguing like that later i kept thinking,how come thsoe lines were there only on my paper and only for last few question for false.I knew all other answers and those weren’t i was sure of.
    Then i realized i once had a dream 5 months ago i guess,that during exam,i saw jesus face appeared on my exam sheet and it was great feeling.Next morning during the exam the examiner forgot and distributed me the question with all his correct answer,of coursei had studied already for that,but i just had peek of it coz i thought it was question but i knew it was jesus who did that,and after a quick peek i retuned of course.Or there was a time when i saw 3 little cute cherub like kids wearing kindegarten uniform,in my college beside me and i asked them why are u here? this is college not kindigarten but they brought there little chairs and sat beside me listening the lectures and later they saw my score ,and they were surrounding the teacher .i saw my score too which was passing too and everyone had failed coz it was hard but later when i looked it was changed to higher.next week to that,i saw th real grade it was exactly the same in my dream and got higher than the real coz i had got bonus for something.
    I see people making their way,up coz for them winning and pride is everything,not the way.If they know they cna;t they use all evil means to go ahead to save their pride like their parenst influential power and so on.In these years i have witnessed every injustice ,evilness,or unfairness i could see in my life.They call me crazy coz i didn’t use any of it like them.Then thinking of the lines presented in my paper,i see my frens almost more than 50 percent of them using evil way to go ahead and cross the bridge byhook or crook and i watch it silently getting hurt as even if higher authority is called they turn deaf ear.so if jesus and papa also throw rope like that from time to time i think i should take it as my priviledge,after all i may not be vIp here with their fathers power like them,but im VIP in heaven,and i can use that if my father wants me to use ,if needed.Atleast it is heartily given by papa i mean God.heheh I feel i am surrounded by angels these days and malovingit.it’s nic eot have prividge pass like that whenno on eon earth appreciate ur honesty except God.