Monday, April 24, 2006

22 April 2006 – Kashigar

“On ‘Promises!’ (for Ovi ezine)

‘The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have PROMISES to keep, and miles to go before I sleep!’ Henry David Thoreau

And what are the ‘promises’ Thoreau is talking about? The ‘promises’ to himself to really live! To discover! To find out! To take ‘the road less traveled!’ (Robert Frost). To become who you really are, this is the task!

Why else do we live? To buy a new boat? To have children? To make a million dollars? To travel? To live materially? God forbidden if we do, as it’s a wasted opportunity, a wasted life in my opinion. And granted… ‘The woods are lovely,’ and inviting, this material world, but to live on the surface of things is to hardly live at all.

‘Promises, Promises!’ I think a play/movie by that title! What does it mean?

When people think of such ‘promises,’ they think mostly of some kind of integrity, and keeping (fulfilling) these ‘promises.’ Our parents tell us this is important. But, the most important promises are the ones we make with ourselves: ‘I’m going to…’ ‘I will!’

Don’t let yourself down, or you will forever be unhappy! Keep the promises you make with yourself, and you will be forever happy!

The one promise I made to myself, when I was young was, ‘I will never regret not doing!’ And I have kept that promise! And I am happy at the age of 66-years!

F.A. Hutchison
Kashigar, Xinjiang Province, China”

I don’t know if I’m lucky, but I do know I’m blessed--that the words I chant/pray every morning have come true: ‘…but fear not, for I have redeemed you, you called me by my immortal name, Ahya!’

And if you are interested, ‘we’ can teach you how to do the same… ‘Our’ morning ritual, with several key prayers! ‘In the beginning was the word!’ And true because we create our ‘worlds’ by what we think and say! The meaning we give to the words we choose—our world!

‘Deeply esoteric,’ is ‘our’ Tantric/Shakti Yoga practice! That’s the only way ‘we’ can describe it, almost beyond describing, something you have to discover for yourself. There’s no dogma or dharma. ‘We’ only suggest, guide, stimulate, if you are so interested to learn. For ‘you’ are the ‘creator’ of such. As A. Einstein said, ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge!’

Thus, you must discover there is no ‘I,’ or ‘you.’ Only, ‘We,’ and ‘them!’ You must overcome the Ego (‘I’) first ! This has taken me (and I still work on it) most of my bodily life! But, now ‘we’ understand! And ‘we’ will!

Prepare for your ‘Great Transition!’

‘We’ have learned the secret of the s/ages!


Blogger Marty said...

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

...Robert Frost

11:50 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

11:52 AM  

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