Lesson of Letting Go from the Cats – Our Zen Masters

This is a story that happened about 2 months ago.

“Adopter wants to take Oren tonight instead of tomorrow. I can tell you how attachment feels like. It makes my heart feel heavy to let go.
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So let’s talk about attachment. We build this feeling everyday to people we love, to our pets, to our materials. Is this love? This is human love. There is a thin line between love and the urge to possess. Attachment that turns into possession is one form of suffering.

Attachment serve its purposes to connect us, at least to average human who have not yet enlighten (including me). And we know better. When we couldn’t let go; we suffer.

At first I said no to adoption tonight and thinking that I do better tomorrow. Then I took a moment to understand this feeling better. Oren, Cerah (means Bright) and Melancholy (these are the cats names) are the expression of Consciousness. If you like to relate to God, they are a fragment of God’s essence of Love. Through them we can see how Life being playful, how life creates balance and so much more to learn. Most important is; through them we get to see ourselves better.
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Attachment happens. We are just human. What we can do best is acknowledge the attachments. And when time comes to let go; do it with Love so suffering don’t consume our heart and Soul.

So I already gave my kisses to Oren. And I asked the mama cat (Melancholy) and Cerah to be ready to let go. Surprisingly Melancholy walked us to the gate and when Oren left, she walked back to Cerah.
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This Love feels like heaven. Eckhart Tolle was right. They are great Zen Masters. We are blessed to host them even just for a while. To our adopters, Thank you.”

Thank you for letting me put the words here.
Good night.

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Meet Our Zen Masters

Look at these faces. One of the language of Love. If meditation is difficult for you, stare at these faces and breathe. You will feel Love. Then you wanna kiss them and talk to them and hugs them and call them your babies 🙂

Even they just gonna be around for a while, their presence make so much different to us. And Eckhart Tolle was right. They are the Zen Masters.

Wisdom from Our Elders

LOL. This made me laugh.

Creative title, and it’s true.

Live moment by moment and let the body age gracefully.

Slowly the numbers doesn’t bother us anymore.

And for what it’s worth, I feel that the F words are sexy.

F referring to the age Forties and Fifties.

Wearing A Veil

Recognition is an unpredictable stuff. Some people can spend a lot of time with you but they still don’t recognise your true self. What they see is a veil that covers you. And because they don’t know that the veil is not part of you, they will say “the veil makes you perfect so keep wearing it”. It’s not their fault, and not yours either because we don’t know we are wearing a veil.

The moment you take off the veil, you become your True Self and suddenly these people don’t know who you are. They cannot recognise you because all these while they see you through a veil. But some people could recognise you from far away even they don’t know you that much.

That’s why I feel recognition of a True Self is unpredictable because we don’t know who will notice it and who don’t. And the moment you take off your veil, your life will change, your circle of people will change, your priority will transform and your purposes will be recognised.

Trust Yourself

Trust is not easy. I’m not talking about trusting people. In fact, we trust people way too easy than trusting ourselves.

Trust ourselves first. Trust the sacredness of our Self. Trust the silent Soul within us. Trust our instinct and intuition. Trust our genetics. Trust our bloods and heartbeat. Trust every breath we inhale and exhale. Trust the fear and love we feel. Trust the anxiety that pushing us to wake up. Trust the pain that is screaming. Trust the healing that is flowing, that light is shining.

Trust is not easy. It was taken away from us for many centuries.

Trust is a practise. Trust is about surrendering to Life; even if our shadows shout and scares us with doubts and pain.

Trust that we are here to be different. Trust is the only way to begin.

Most of the Time

I wanna wrap today’s experience in four words – Most of the Time.

Most of the time, we have no clue of our potentials.
Most of the time, we ignore our birthrights.
Most of the time, we are confused and in doubts with our existence.
Most of the time, we chase the reflection of others.
Most of the time, we look at the shadows and say “that’s who I am”.
Most of the time, it gives us anxiety and stress and depression.
Most of the time, we are unseen, unrecognised.
Most of the time, we have no clue why we are here.
Most of the time, we lost our way in this so called Life.

Most-of-the-time shall STOP now.

Are You Ready to Forgive?

Forgiveness Means:

1. A state of Awareness that between pain and freedom You choose Freedom.

2. Let Go the attachment you have with the pain.

3. Space you willing to give yourself so the body, mind, and Soul can heal from the pain.

4. A willingness to Love your Self again.

5. Respect you ready to give to your body and your entire existence.

6. A transformation from self-judgement into Acceptance.

7. Shifting your energy from ‘I’m the victim.’ to ‘I Am Claiming My Power.’ Forgive yourself first, and the Love you have will naturally forgive every pain in the world.

Note: An article headline on Waves Lifestyle front page (The Iskandarian newspaper) – issue April 2015

Why do We Need to be Conscious of Our Emotions?

Emotions are a new form of Awareness. With emotions, we become aware of vibration and waves of Life. Emotional Awareness is powerful because when we feel emotions, it is the entire body feeling it.

While Mental Awareness gives us a sense of understanding and reflection of Life, Emotional Awareness gives us moments of Life as a human. We are not entirely complete until we acknowledge our feelings.

Have you notice this? Try to feel Love and our bodies want to dance or kiss. Try to feel hate, and our bodies want to destroy whatever that we hate.

When we become aware of our emotions, Life becomes more colourful, and our sense of connection with Life becomes more vivid. Emotional Awareness also opens the door of Acceptance of ourselves and others.

Be conscious of emotions will take us to understand all spectrum of emotions. With understanding, we will know why there are hatred and compassion swing on the same momentum, and why sadness and happiness are the same peak and valley.

Be like a Tree

How do we stop fighting Anxiety and let the force flow through the body without we lose our sense of Self and Awareness?

The answer is; be like a Tree.

In my course, I explained how Anxiety associated with movements. It is designed to move (e.g. fight or flight). If you could observe, you will see that people who have Anxiety hardly sit still. The energy makes us move; often against the flow. And fighting the flow of anxiety is like swimming against the tide.

If you look at the trees, they are Still, and yet the branches and leaves move with the wind. If the branches and leaves fight the wind, it breaks. If we fight Anxiety, we break too because the force of Anxiety is great.

In the present of Anxiety, find your centre of Awareness and be still. Breathe and let the Anxiety flow as it is. If you have to move, do it consciously. If you are dealing with Sacred Anxiety or psychology Anxiety, none movement helps strengthen your sense of Awareness. And through your Awareness, you will feel the courage to face Anxiety with peace and compassion.

Old vs New

When I looked at these old switches, it reminds me that the old and new are the same things. Old and new implies time. It’s duality of time. They can be vertical or horizontal. It doesn’t matter because it is just a timeline.

It is how we choose to see the timeline that counts because the one who perceive time changes her/his reality and information of time.

I can say that my last year self is old because this year I am new, or I can choose to see that this year I’m older than last year. One perspective makes me new and the other makes me old. Perspectives change how we feel duality through our emotions.

New and Old is just a cycle. We change on the surface of time. Embrace it. Be conscious of it. Only then, we become peace with time.