Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A dance with Macbeth

by Tomas Johansson

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player 
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage   
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.

Macbeth is sad in the end of Shakespeare's tragedy.
In the beginning he has been fooled by the witches. They promised him that he should become the king of Scotland, and he then figured out how to let it be a reality.
 But all in vain - in the end Lady Macbeth has killed herself.

Shakespeare himself lived another life. When he got older he moved back to Stratford upon Avon, the little town where  he was born. Away from the busy London, away from fame and the pleasures of a big city. Maybe he was fed up with this.

His circle was completed and soon after he died. I hope his last years were good ones.

He had seen many famous people fall, even kings.

Even today people struggle and fall, but if you don't look for success you don't have to fall  from a high altitude.

There is a guided meditation where we are told to dwell on our nature; we are going to die, we are going to get sick.
And just therefore; be kind to the people around you. That only will get you a good sleep at night.

If you only look for pleasure, power and fame, you will probably end up like a small version of Macbeth.

Try to be pleased with what you have, try to appreciate the little things.

And try to make some silly dance steps - I think Macbeth forgot about that:


Monday, January 20, 2014

Medicine Buddha Healing Mantra Chanting

Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze Radza Samudgate Soha.

"English translation: 'May the many sentient beings who are sick, quickly be freed from sickness. And may all the sicknesses of beings never arise again.'

Buddha taught that suffering is caused by attachment to things, people, etc. We think things will bring us happiness. but our attachment actually brings us much suffering because we become obsessed with protecting them, ever hungry for more, and depressed when we lose them. A better way to live is to enjoying the abundance around us but not become attached -- "counting nothing as one's own".

Peace, It means not to desire anything because you are , all ready, all that is and all that will ever be!! (there is no need for a selfish thought (or a desire) when you know you are part of all that is and all that will ever BE Already! ) Being at one with the Universe is living in Abundance! Blessings"

Monday, January 13, 2014

What is a Miracle?

by Paulo Coelho

We can define it in various ways:

something that goes against the laws of nature;

an intercession in moments of deep crisis;

healings and visions;

impossible encounters;

a last-minute intervention when the Unwanted Visitor arrives.

All these definitions are true, but a miracle goes beyond even that.

It’s something that suddenly fills our hearts with Love.

When that happens, we feel a profound reverence for the grace God has bestowed on us.

So please Lord, give us today our daily miracle.

Help us to see in each grain of sand in the desert proof of the miracle of difference, and may that encourage us to accept ourselves as we are.

Because just as no two grains of sand are alike, so no two human beings will think and act in the same way.

Help us to be humble when we receive and joyful when we give.

Help us to understand that wisdom lies not in the answers we are given, but in the mystery of the questions that enrich our lives.

Help us never to be imprisoned by the things we think we know, because we know so little about Fate.

And may this lead us to behave impeccably, making use of the four cardinal virtues: boldness, elegance, love and friendship.