“Out on the street, are so many possibilities to not be alone…”

So says a Death Cab for Cutie song, “Your Heart is an Empty Room”. This life, ah this beautiful life. It is not something to struggle against, it is like a steady moving stream. It is better to build yourself a solid boat of self-discipline and devotion than struggle to keep afloat through excitement and commotion.

“Burn it down till the embers smoke on the ground
And start new when your heart is an empty room
With walls of the deepest blue

Home’s face: how it ages when you’re away
Spring blooms and you find the love that’s true
But you don’t know what now to do
Cause the chase is all you know
And she stopped running months ago

And all you see is where else you could be When you’re at home
And out on the street Are so many possibilities to not be alone

The flames and smoke climbed out of every window
And disappeared with everything that you held dear
But you shed not a single tear for the things that you didn’t need
Cause you knew you were finally free

Cause all you see is where else you could be, When you’re at home
Out on the street are so many possibilities to not be alone
And all you see is where else you could be,
when you’re at home,
There on the street,
are so many possibilities to not be alone”

 

Be happy with what you have. The grass is always greener , but it may not be as sweet, or tender or digestible….or something…anyway my point is, what you don’t have will always look more attractive if you are not satisfied with what you have. And, if you get that thing you have been wanting, who is to say that you will be happy then? Then there will be something else that you want, and when you get it, THEN you will really be happy. That’s not how it works. You’ve gotta be content with what you’ve got.

RAG SUHI
By Guru Ram Das
From ‘Peace Lagoon’

“I would make myself a slave
To the one who can take me to meet my Beloved Lord.
When the Lord is merciful
He makes me to meet with the True Guru;
And I contemplate the Lord’s Name … O Lord!

If it is Thy Will to grant me happiness;
If it is Thy Will to grant me joy;
If it is Thy Will to bring me peace within …
I would ever meditate!
I would ever meditate on Thee.

And even in pain, I will never forget Thee.
If Thou bring to me hunger I will feel satisfied.
And I will feel happiness if You bring me sorrow …
And I will feel happiness if You bring me sorrow.

If it is Thy Will …
If it is Thy Will …
If it is Thy Will,
I would ever meditate …
I would ever meditate …
I would ever meditate on Thee!”

What is this life all about? For me, constantly returning to a place of peace and joy within myself. I can reach a place of such joy and peace during meditation and I am now working on being able to experience that feeling throughout my entire day and share it with others however I can. I have been blessed also to be able to travel in my life which is a good test of my mental flexibility and ability to let go. So…I have yet to mention this, I am leaving next month to go on a study abroad program in Buenos Aires Argentina! I will post more about my program and what I will be up to. In a nutshell I will be studying sustainable development, Spanish and learning how to do my own research. The program ends with a month long independent study project in which I will put all the skills. I’ll be there for about four months and as part of the program we will be going to Brazil for two weeks and also either Paraguay or Uruguay. I’m also planning on traveling with some other people from my program afterwards to Patagonia!

I am super excited, anxious, feeling blessed and appreciative. Things are falling into place now.

🙂

 

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