view from the top (tanka)

catching a view
that age old promise
walkin’ the beat
trying to reach the top
…just keep on walkin’

(c) Tournesol’16-02-17

Written for The Secret Keeper’s prompt: view walk promise beat old

Inspired by a poem I wrote earlier in free verse

Walk don t run free verse on meditative reflections Free Verse

walk
take your time
walk
do not climb

walk
do not run
breath in
breath out

walk
take your time
don’t beat
the clock
reaching for the top

walk
take your time
in the end
you will
get a view
crossing over

walk
take your time
breath in
breath out

seeking,
longing
that aged old promise
everlasting life

walk
take your time
breath in
breath out.

(c) Cheryl-Lynn  2016-02-17

Tranquility-Haiku (Carpe Diem TackleItTuesday #1 Serenity)

Sri Swami Sivananda (1887-1963)

This week the first episode of Tackle it Tuesday is Serenity and it is based on the philosophy of Sri Swami Sivananda (1887-1963) who composed the song of the 18-ity.  He was born in the south of India an studied medicine.  He worked as a doctor several years in Malaysia. After that he settled in Rishikesh at the foot of the Himalayans where he devoted his life to yoga and the spreading of it.

The first ity was serenity and the goal was to meditate and contemplate about this ity and become silent. Every ity needs a week (or a month) to learn. After you have done all 18 ‘ity, you start again with number one and so on.  There will become a time that you have changed into a better person, more in balance.

deep silence

at the top of the mountain

I discover myself

© Chèvrefeuille

centre on my breath

silence,  picture open meadows

OM, I`m at one.

&

eyes closed

cross-legged, breath relaxed

tranquility

© Tournesol 2014/08/04

Submitted for: Carpe Diem TAckle it Tuesday #1 Serenity

WOMAN OF LIGHT (VISION & DISCOURSE DURING MEDITATION)

This is very inspirational…I must read and reread this and share among my friends. I was taken at the beginning at , “Strength is compassion for all beings be they conscious or not. Life is an ocean, under the surface the waters are very calm but on the surface there are many violent waves. Mankind is that ocean, some who are in oneness become calm as the waters underneath and some are divided and uncontrolled as the waves above. Strength is to be gentle with all beings as I am being with these flowers.”

I Am Whatever I Choose To Become

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Yesterday I was deep in one of the ARUPAJHANA meditations(Formless meditations) and I had this vision. It was so powerful I am sharing it with you all. This not to change anyone’s mind or beliefs it is only to share. Enjoy.

I ended up in a field and in the distance there was a luminous woman picking brilliantly colored flowers. I approached her in my formlessness and she began to speak as though she knew me. She asked me “What is strength?” I said “Is not strength undying compassion for every conscious being?” She paused her flower picking and said “Strength is compassion for all beings be they conscious or not. Life is an ocean, under the surface the waters are very calm but on the surface there are many violent waves. Mankind is that ocean, some who are in oneness become calm as the waters underneath and some are…

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