After almost 2 years intense reading and expectations, I got 2 months vacation. In fact they cannot be called vacations as I continued to write, read, discuss and debate on matters that affect my people. Some friends may consider this as outdated, unfashionable and sometimes a naïve. And others may consider it something wonderful yet follow it with suspicion. Very few still could be in doubt what really I am doing. I prefer to take as they are here in my meditation time to stay calm, patient and just observe what is going on within the white cloud.
I accept such views as they are, as if they are like a glass of French wine placed in a dinning table.This is wonderful. What else can I do with this beautiful diversity that I am surrounded with? I want my life to be like that of a white cloud, simply floating some hundred meters high above the ground and drifted with a coming wind. No resistance, no objection. Newton’s Law can sometimes be ignored. Here is then the time of my “MEDITATION” time, A self-talk.
My meditation time needs some new energy, energy of the living soul, whom I have gone through my life journey. In deed, many beautiful men and women are in my life library, the library that I have started to build two decades years ago. The library collection that I have is small but growing fast. Probably it can accommodate up to a level that Plato put it in his book, “The Republic.” Osho, the beautiful master said, “A really alive person is continuously sharing his energy-whatsoever he has-because he knows that the more you share, the more you have.” Sharing is beautiful but when it is because of love. The living love saint of modern days from Latin, Paulo Coelho, has put his wisdom words as such: “Wisdom and experience do not change a man. Time doesn’t change the man. The only thing that change us is love.” I asked who is this man and I went around my library and found Mohandas K. Gandhi who said, “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” This is all what “The Secret”booked, “Thought becomes things.”
If what I think becomes things, then, shall I think for today, tomorrow or just spend my time thinking on the past? In search of this secret, I went to my Buddha archive and got a very brief answer. Buddha who was enlightened after spending 40 years meditation sitting under a tree whispered to me by saying, “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” I did not understand till Pope John Paul II arrived in the door steps of my studio yelling, “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” Hearing this I just woke-up, took a shower, brush my already decaying teeth, even no breakfast but drinking simple pure water that cleans my acid residue inside my stomach. I immediately started the job that I love most; thinking, reading, writing and sharing. As Confucius put it, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is wonderful morning advice and as Jesus preached, “Let all that you do be done in love.”
Love abides everything, but love without smile is hard to experience. A morning that started its course with a smile is worth to spread life not only to the one that smiles but to the one who receives. Mother Teresa, a woman of the super human quality once said, “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” Oh yah, I do not have beautiful teeth to show, but my smile is internal and you can easily read it, if not, just smile, do not spend a single moment without. I will just give you this piece from Nelson Mandela, “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
Meditation of the day!