Thursday, 28 April 2011

Reality As It Is: The Truest Love

"Once you say hello to it, it says "I am your's forever".
Candice O'Denver

Friday, 22 April 2011

Looking at Death with Naturalness and Responsibility

31.01.11 Young Person's Clarity Call
Clarity in Everyday Life, Ch.12 - 'Illeness, Aging and Death' : Commentary by Silfan.

Ultimately, the most fundamental way of being ready for death is in coming to know the inseparability of all appearances; the indivisibility of reality.
This serves us on the deepest level whereby we feel ready for absolutely anything, including death. There is an instinctive knowing that it isn’t that we are separate individuals going through life being assaulted and humiliated by points of view, but that actually the expanse of uncontrollable points of view is us. We are not being assaulted by it- we are it. Knowing that deeply within ourselves is the most fundamental way to be prepared for death, or to be prepared for anything, and this is what we allow ourselves to recognize or gain familiarity with when we take short moments to rely on clarity.

Practically speaking, preparing for death by having all wishes and preferences laid out and documented - like what to do in terms of funeral, possessions, money and decisions of care during and after the dying process - can make the time as easy as possible for the people who are left behind. They can then also feel satisfied within themselves that they are really honoring your wishes, and not just guessing at what you would have wanted to happen.
When somebody dies and these things haven’t been clarified beforehand, in some cases it can be that the people left behind feel in disagreement with each other about what the deceased would have wanted. This can lead to unnecessary fall-outs and difficulties for people in a time that is already intense.

So I just wanted to share my experience with making these preparations, which I began to think about when Candice recommended this in a few of her talks. I decided to start putting pen to paper, writing things down as they became clear- on how I would like the different aspects of my death to be arranged. I found that there are also helpful websites on the Internet that lay out the requirements to make such a document legally valid. Just in the last couple of weeks I’ve more or less come to finish it. Although it did make total sense to do these things, now, having actually done it, I am suprised how profound it feels - it is a deep rest to just be ready, for my sake and for my friends and family's sake, which is why I am moved to share about it.

What wonderful support we have when we allow ourselves to gain confidence in clarity and learn from the people that we can see demonstrate the ultimate well-being of clarity in all aspects of their everyday lives, including the totally natural and beautiful inevitability of death.
It is wonderful to enjoy the repetition of the teaching in the Balanced View texts, audios and videos, where this ultimately relieving clarification of what we are is re-versed in thousands of different ways; ways that click clarity recognition into place in all of its subtle nuances and qualities. We increasingly know our nature exactly as it is - always, already free, inclusive of everything, beyond birth and death.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Ineffable Beauty

By relaxing the emphasis on the limited play of belief systems and assumptions, the ineffable beauty of reality exactly as it is, timeless and spontaneously present, exhaults us and springs forth the open ended passionate orientation towards the benefit of all.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Meeting Candice O'Denver

I was waiting, together with about 80 other people, in an attractive circular hall in Rishikesh, India, where a person called Candice O'Denver was scheduled to give a talk and present a teaching on actualising the vast potential of the human mind. It would be the first time for many of us, and the atmosphere, partly, was tangeable with doubting, questioning, and almost an impatience to debate. I sat fascinated to see what would happen - how could one deal with walking into a room so dynamic with expectation, and not always openness?

After some minutes, Candice entered the room........
She was completely worry free, worry free to an extent that you could actually feel her peace, there was not a trace of concern in her, nothing..... She simply stood smiling at the whole room for a minute, with a potency of freedom and a tangeably deep and spontaneous care for all beings that silenced every single one of us.
In no rush, without saying a word and before even taking her seat, she had answered every question in the room, pre-emptied all debates and soothed all doubts without them even finding their way into vocal communication. I was just astonished.

This was my first direct experience of an order of intelligence housed in a human being, that went far beyond anything I had ever whitnessed before, and yet, it was displayed with an air of total naturalness. It was literally life changing just whitnessing this right in front of my eyes, some part of me always suspected this level of potently beneficial being was possible, and available to all of us - and finally I had met somebody in whom it was instantly obvious, and who was offering every moment of her life to creating the opportunity and necesary support to bring anybody interested to the same discovery of potent benefit within and without themslves.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Companion of Love

A beautiful post among many, from Cheyenne Rivers' blog

"Clarity is the great companion and completely stable so we are able to face everything and avoid nothing no matter how difficult. This seamless soothing energy of total love and well-being has never left you, is always here, and will never leave. By allowing yourself the opportunity to completely take responsibility for all points of view, you are tapping into not only your complete true nature of naturally occurring love, but the connection with everyone and everything that we have always been looking for. One short moment equals all wisdom, all beneficial action, and for the benefit of all."