God is Truth. What that really means is Truth is God. There is no higher authority than Truth. Truth is what is real, unchanging and unbiased. All else is illusion. Illusion is neither good nor bad. These qualities only exist in the mind. Your thoughts create your reality. Think clearly. Meditate. That is to say, sit in stillness for a while. As long as you wish. Just do it. And don’t worry about death. Ever. When all is said and done, Truth prevails.
Grounded: a “Groundbreaking” Documentary About The Healing Power Of The Earth (2013)
“As you embrace the present and become one with it, and merge with it, you will experience a fire, a glow, a sparkle of ecstasy throbbing in every sentient being. As you begin to experience this exultation of spirit in everything that is alive, as you become intimate with it, joy will be born within you, and you will drop the terrible burdens of defensiveness, resentment, and hurtfulness… then you will become lighthearted, carefree, joyous, and free” ~ Deepak Chopra
About a year after sharing this post on Meghan Currie, guess what?, she decides to do a weekend workshop in Dublin (Ireland being the home and HQ of Sleepy Moose). What a crazy moose I would have been to pass up an opportunity to learn from such a bright spark, so I decided to take the workshop to push myself beyond all previous boundaries (physically and mentally) and to understand the strength behind her smile. And it was no easy feat, let me tell you.
To describe Meghan as cute, sweet and playful, is to miss half the composition. Yes she is all of these things, but there is texture behind the coating. It is this blend of grounded, earthy substance with free-flowing innocence that gives this yogi her appeal. Beyond the softness of her appearance is a strength, courage, and wisdom so prevalent that to miss it is to look upon a sky and never see stars. Sweet and strong. Cute and courageous. Playful and wise. A true blessing to encounter such a soul, I would encourage you to take classes and workshops with Meghan if ever the opportunity arises.
Moose: How did you get into yoga?
From December 27th to January 7th one hundred of us were observing noble silence (complete silence with no physical contact with others, not even eye contact!; and of course no contact to the outside world) while practising meditation for the majority of each day while having the daily food consumption (vegetarian) finished by noon, with the exception of a couple of fruit and a cup of lemon tea at 5pm.
This may not sound like most people’s idea of a fun time, nor the best way to spend the holidays, nor even the most ideal way to ring in the new year – well, for this moose, it was perfect.
If we are not happy with life, there are two options we can take.
One, make the necessary changes until you achieve that state of mind (peace, happiness, contentment).
Or, Two, leave things as they are and simply accept, with complete faith (in God, Life, The Divine Plan, The Universe, Destiny, etc.), that all is as it is meant to be.
Either way, change begins from within. Either way, a natural state of peace will prevail, and the temporary state of discontentment will soon pass.