YOUR GIFT (writing ? gradening ? dancing ?) IS YOUR DOOR TO MINDFULNESS IN DAILY LIFE
Each of us is born with a gift. Dharma is its name. Everyone’s gift or Dharma is equally valuable.
Gardening is no less prestigious than writing a book to get the true result.
What matters is not what you produce with your Dharma but rather the inner state you reach during the process. - Therefore, the flowers or the words are equally just "the fingers that point to the moon".
What also matters is the effect on people looking at your dharma result. - The story, the garden…are the mirror of the source which awakens the observer.
-What you feel when gardening (remember it?) -The inner calm needed for a good story (feel it?) These experiences ARE the real fruit to collect.
This inner state remains the same despite many different gifts that are, each, doors to reach it.
Today a Mom explained to me her child was exploring a state of trance when she was dancing. Here it is again, a new dancing door for the same inner state – the same BIG ONE (also called the Tao) that makes her forget about time (there is NO TIME in here). It’s her doorway to the Source, to God in her…
The same ONE as yours when gardening or writing. Nothing matters but the inner state of consciousness.
It’s your doorway to the Source, the One.
It’s the space where the Universe acts from within you outward, "Its" way to reach others. If you could remain in that inner state (body and mind), you would not even need the Dharma itself. You would feel no need of it. You would already "BE".
This gift has been given to touch your inner Power - Not to have success in society. Success could happen - or fail to happen - on the path of creation - out of control. The creator is so absorbed by the creation instead of the goal, drawn into the divine whole… fulfilled by the holy pleasure to produce from their Dharma… that they cannot think out of the Present moment. The Space, the Tao, is always "In the now". Not having success in societies eyes doesn’t mean the creation is not good. See Vincent Van Gogh, Sebastian Bach, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Johannes Vermeer, or Oscar Wilde, to name a few…. All People with such a precious, profound Gift or Dharma that they couldn’t even be seen by others during their lifetime.
You are not this body. It is just a vehicle to experience the Life.
Sometimes, the body suffers - greatly on purpose. To avoid it, it looks for an activity to forget and heal. Suffering is the "friendly" pushed button that forces one to seek, find, use the gift and feel at Peace.
Imagine you are behind the wheel of your car, you drive it but you are not it. Whatever the vehicle brand is (Jeep or Jaguar?), its purpose is always the same: To transport you to somewhere of your choice (Hawaii or Venezuela?)
Same for your life.
You are in this body, you drive it but you are not it. Whatever its gift is (writing, gardening, dancing?), it can bring you to the destination of your choice: Paradise or Suffering?
What is important then: - The brand or the destination? - The gift or the inner state?
Go fully into your Dharma, any gift you have and feel the destination, the inner state.
Then forget everything, the car, the body, the shape, the brand, the gift, the success -----and live your daily life in that state of mind.
Keep it every second.
Be "1" with the energy brought to life thanks to the door you opened. Look at everything, every experience, through the eyes of the Source.
Inner State is THE destination.
“If your presence doesn’t work, neither will your word.” ~Yogi Bahjan