söndag 7 september 2014

Forgive them, they know not what they do

Profound video.

Message that will take us from being 'humankind' to kind humans.

Here is the video: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152687483099769

Some of the transcript (but please see the video): "How do we fix Ferguson... And we fix Ferguson in the same way we fix Afghanistan, Gaza, Chicago, Palestine, Gaza... And that is to stop. We have to stop and be open to the possibility that we have been brainwashed on every single level of our life. Brainwashed with thoughts – thoughts that we fought over, died over, killed over, gotten angry, sad and depressed over. We are so loyal to these thoughts, we got to question them. They were created by the culture we were born in . It taught us that race was real, and we believe it. It taught us that war and violence creates peace and we believed it. It taught that love was weakness and we believed it. But open any history book. And you will notice a trace. Every generation after generation, same story over and over again. We tried everything from politics, to protests, to marches, to riots, but none of it works. It creates short term results, not lasting solutions. Just because our parents, or grand parents believed something doesn’t mean we have to repeat it….

This is our time. We have a real chance to make a difference. Or we can do something over and over.. We forgot about who is looking on the outside, which is ourselves. Who are you, who are you in the deepest sense. I am not talking about your race, your ancestory, I am not even talking about your memories. .. Who are you in the deepest sense? Because figure that out. There will never be external peace, if there is not first internal peace. Once you figure that out – I promise you the entire world will transform, it will change. And as more and more people find themselves, [hu]mankind has the opportunity to transform into kind [hu]man.
Jesus once said forgive them they know not what they do. They know not what they do, because they know not who they are. ....

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I would add 'beyond species'. Love and compassion to all sentient beings (that's why I don't eat meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or use animals in any other way; I don't want to harm anyone; and animals are exploited, harmed and often killed in the production of these products).

måndag 11 augusti 2014

If I don't love you, remind me to wake myself up!


If I don't love you, remind me to wake myself up!
-Byron Katie; https://www.facebook.com/theworkofbyronkatie

Love to everyone. All humans and all nonhuman animals.
When we wake up, we realize we are all One.
No separation, no limits, no boundaries.
True Love.
In True Love there is Forgiveness.
No violence in words and deeds.
In True Love there are no others.
In True Love we relate in the Now, in the Present Moment, and not based on our images of 'ourself' and 'others' (including 'others' past).

And when we Truly Love we don't harm each other. We don't participate in discrimination. We don't violate others interests. We don't use others. We don't harm, kill and use others for food (meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc.), clothes, vivisection, war and other purposes.

Finally one more quote I love:“If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion, peace. ”

Tolle, Eckhart (2009-03-25). Stillness Speaks (Kindle Locations 583-584). New World Library. Kindle Edition.

If you like this, you may also like this: http://bloganders.blogspot.se/2014/08/collection-of-my-poemswritings-about.html

lördag 2 augusti 2014

Poem - you are Infinite, not a fragment of bad self-esteem

You are Infinite, not a fragment of bad self-esteem
Your thoughts are saying:
You are worthless.
It echoes in your body.
You feel low and depressed.
You try to suppress your thoughts..
But the more you try to suppress them, the more intense they get.
Others are judging you.
You are judging yourself

In this world of facades, where only some facades are deemed to be accepted.
Where people hide their true self, and play a game of facades because they are afraid of being rejected.
Where people are afraid of being authentic.
Where you are judged because you happen to experience some thoughts.

Listen, my friend.
You are not a limited cluster of thoughts and feelings.
Yes, you have made it to your identity. 
But you are not your thoughts of depression and low self-esteem.
Your thoughts come and go.
Your bodily sensations come and go.

I love you my friend.
Please come Home.
Home
Our Home without limits.
Where there is Peace that surpasses all understanding
And Unconditional Love

You are already Home.
But you fail to see this because that you have identified yourself with a broken piece.
You are not that broken piece.
You are complete.
You are aware of all your broken pieces, but you are not your broken pieces.
You are aware of all your crushed dreams, but you are not all your crushed dreams.
You are aware of all your broken hopes and sorrows, but you are not your broken hopes and sorrows.
You are Unlimited, All-Embracing.
Nothing can harm the True You.
You are complete.

Collection of my poems/writings about Love, Peace, Presence

Poems, peace, unconditional love, awareness

Writings of others

More resources (articles, links, etcetera)
Resources

Peace and love in a fragmented world

Rustling leaves.

Swaying trees.

Dancing in the Now.

Birds twittering, rejoicing, being.

Singing, listening.

No worries at all.

Embracing the Present Moment

The Reality that most of humans forgot.

Nature is testifying and calling us.

Teaching us by example.


But most of us humans have lost the true Reality.

We are living in and clinging to the past or the future in their pursuit of identity and search of completeness, peace and happiness.

Entering into and clinging to relationships and acquiring objects to fill our wants, desires and needs, to become complete, to end our suffering; and leaving the relationships and/or objects when the illusion is broken and it is found out that the ‘other’ couldn’t complete us, and the suffering that was dormant resurfaces.

There is no real freedom.

Our lives are being governed by past conditioning.


We are being violent by treating each other (including all animals) as ‘others’.

We treat each other as fragmented pieces that can be used to fill our wants and needs for happiness and completeness.

We confuse Love with clinging and sticking to/using/entering into a relationship with someone or something to fill our wants, needs and our longing to be complete.


And in this pursuit (of all that was mentioned above) we are destroying each other, all animals and the world. (In relationships, in wars, in other interpersonal conflicts; causing emotional and physical harm and death to animals when we use them for entertainment, clothes, food (dairy, eggs, meat, fish, honey, etc.), vivisection, etc.)

Realization of our Oneness will bring Healing to the disharmony created by our erroneous view of seeing and treating ourselves and others as fragmented and broken pieces.

When we realize that We are Unchanging Awareness, the One Being aware of our ever changing thoughts/sensations/body/emotions. (You who are aware of your thoughts, emotions, etc., has never changed throughout all ‘your’ life; ‘your’ thoughts/emotions, etc. change all the time.)


When we stop identifying ourselves and others with ours/their past, ours/their mistakes or successes, good or bad self­-esteem, other limitations, or other images that we project.
When we realize and live according to this understanding, we can truly act out of True Love and Oneness; and stop treating each other as separate and broken ‘others’.


To relate to ‘others’ from the depth of our Being; instead of relating to each other from our fragmented and broken separate-self to our fragmented and broken image of each other.
In the moments we don’t live according to this understanding, we are perpetuating brokenness, disharmony and fragmentation regardless of ‘our’ best intentions.
When we live and embrace this Realization we will live in Peace, Love and Harmony. It will bring  true and lasting transformation.

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And here ‘I’ am breathing.

Waiting

Longing

Being

Wanting to embrace the Now.

But maybe that’s the problem.

‘My’ wanting is seeking for an embrace in a future moment.


Embrace the Present Moment Now.

‘You’ are already embraced by the Present Moment.

You are the Present Moment. You are Inseparable Life.

‘You’ just need to realize this and embrace her back.

Effortlessly

Surrender

Healing

Love

Completeness

Fullness

Inner Joy.

Calmness in the midst of the stormy ocean.





-Anders Branderud

Two pieces of a puzzles searching for completeness

Two pieces of a puzzle, feeling broken and incomplete, were searching for completeness.
One day they found each other.
They thought either consciously or unconsciously: If I only get together with that other piece – I will feel complete, and it will be an end to my suffering and to my problems.
Finally they connected and for a while they felt complete, for a while their suffering of being fragmented pieces was dormant.

For short, brief and Timeless Moments they gave up searching, possessing and wanting; and in those moments they were United With the Infinite Puzzle - experiencing Serenity, Peace and Unconditional Love.
But they erroneously attributed these experiences to their fragmented image of each other.
And searching and wanting to feel like a Complete Infinite Puzzle, mistaking and identifying themselves with a fragmented piece, they missed that they already are an Complete Infinite Puzzle.


One day conflicts arose, suffering arose, and the illusion broke to pieces.
The pieces tried really hard to get together again, they even tried subconsciously to manipulate each other because they wanted the other piece to look and to be in a certain way (to provide them completeness); and after a lot of hard efforts to get the relationship to work, and one piece trying to convince the other piece that they should stick together, suddenly one of the pieces accepted the puzzle just as it was in that Moment; and for a brief moment the searching and the wanting stopped. And in that brief Moment when the search and the wanting stopped for both puzzle pieces, when the Moment was accepted exactly as it is, they both experienced Unconditional Love and Peace.

But instead of understanding that they were all part of this Infinite Puzzle of Unconditional Love and Peace all the time, that they were the Infinite Puzzle in Every Moment, they attributed this experience to their own fragmented image of each other. And then when they started searching and wanting again, the experience vanished, and they continued their pursuit of wanting the other piece to fit perfectly into their fragmented view of the puzzle. 

Then conflicts arose again, and the illusion was shattered to pieces again.
After a lot of hard effort trying to become complete by connecting to one piece of the infinite puzzle, one of the pieces gave up.
She thought: This piece is not the piece that is going to complete me. She is the cause of the suffering and incompleteness that has now resurfaced in me. So she left and started to search for completeness elsewhere – looking for that one single, fragmented piece of the infinite puzzle, that miraculously would make herself feeling like an Infinite and Complete puzzle.
The other piece felt abandoned and suffered for a while, until she realized that there is no other piece that can provide completeness and happiness; and that she is already Complete, being One with the Infinite Puzzle.

It was always impossible, you see.
‘I’ was supposed to complete ‘you’.
‘You’ were supposed to complete ‘me’.
Two broken and fragmented pieces of an Infinite puzzle trying to become complete.
Yet, they feel broken.
Because they feel that there are pieces missing.
And then they start blaming each other.
‘It is your fault’ that I am not happy, that I am suffering, and that I am not complete.

Like two waves in the ocean who feel incomplete, because that they don’t realize that they are the Ocean.
They are two pieces in a puzzle feeling incomplete, because they don’t realize that they are the Infinite puzzle.

Like two trees in a forest feeling incomplete because that they don’t realize that they are the forest.
They are two humans in the world feeling incomplete, because they don’t realize that they are Inseparable with Life; that their true Identity is Unchanging Awareness.

They feel Incomplete because that they don’t realize that the puzzle already is Complete; that they are One with the Infinite Puzzle. That they are the Infinite Inseparable Puzzle.

They suffer and feel incomplete because they have mistaken their identity to be pieces of a fragmented and incomplete puzzle.
And they continue to suffer and feel incomplete as long as they pursue the impossible pursuit of finding completeness in other pieces of the Infinite puzzle. 


-Anders Branderud
For more poems or writings, see: 

Collection of my poems/writings about Love, Peace, Presence

onsdag 30 juli 2014

Unconditional love, love without conditions, a love that liberates


Love this quote about true LOVE ♥:
"THE FLOWERING OF LOVE

When you see a flower in the garden, and in the presence of that flower you feel good and alive, you call the flower 'beautiful', and you cut the flower out of the ground, and you place the flower in a vase on your windowsill. You say to the flower, "You are mine and mine alone, beautiful flower; you make me happy and whole; do not leave me and do not change or I will be broken…", and you have the audacity to call this 'love'.

Wrenched from its natural ground, divided from Source, the flower is 'yours' for a while, yes, you can tell yourself that, but soon it withers and dies, starved of life and possibility. Deep down, you know that the flower could never be 'yours', so anxiety and sadness rumble underneath the entire project from the start. This is not unconditional love, friends, this is possession; fear masquerading as love. This is the attempted annihilation of beauty in the name of security, and it is what we are taught and sold, and it is why your human relationships are fraught with such drama, unspoken expectations and deep sorrow.

Wake up to a deeper kind of love, friends, a love without conditions, a love that liberates, a love that never says "you are mine", a love that would never wrench a flower from its beloved ground, a love that won't possess or control but sees the beauty in another's ungraspability, and loves their freedom despite the pain. A love that doesn't come from without but is the nature of the within, the inevitable consequence of knowing how free you truly are.

Love the flower, see the beauty and the fragility of the flower, yes, be infinitely kind to the flower, but never forget, it cannot be yours and it cannot complete you. It belongs to the universe.

Love the entire universe through the flower, and let go of promises. We only make promises because we do not trust ourselves. There is only Now, and that is the ground of love, and its fertiliser.

– Jeff Foster"
From http://www.deepestacceptance.com/





--------- Another quote:

Your body is away from me
But there is a window open from my heart to yours. From this window, like the moon I keep sending news secretly.
~Rumi