Floating in an Ocean of Bliss
One of the most beautiful responses to my last article at the Compumatrix Blog: ‘World Kindness Day’ was from Adele Bosman who wrote about simply being yourself:
‘Kindness needs so little effort if we can drop competition and comparison ~ The lotuses bloom so beautifully because they have not heard the legends about other flowers.’
Relaxation: A key to our true potential.
Most of us, if not all of us, conditioned by the circumstances we were born into, develop the habit of comparing many aspects of ourselves to others ~ Our physical, emotional, mental self, our material world, even our spiritual growth ~ Which in most cases has the effect of limiting our true potential so that gradually we become discontent, stressed and in the end vulnerable to illness.
As we learn and practice going beyond this deception, our awareness increases, creativity is enhanced and we start to relax more into just ‘being ourselves’ ~ We become more content with who we are, more tolerant, compassionate and at ease in all situations, and tend to lead healthier and happier lives ~ Which also has an impact on all life around us.
There are many natural healing modalities and schools of martial arts, yoga, meditation, philosophy and spiritual teachings with practitioners and teachers that can gently guide us in our search for the equilibrium of our true Self. There are also many self help programs, videos and books galore that can explain and demonstrate an array of relaxation techniques and exercises.
We may also have our own ways to find the inner peace that comes with relaxation. This ‘poem’ is an attempt to describe an experience of relaxation deepening that I had yesterday: Floating in the salt water harbour side pool at Northbridge.
My Cup of Abundance
Swimming ~ Floating ~ Swimming ~ Floating ~ Swimming ~ ~ Floating ~ Swimming.
Floating ~ Swimming ~ Floating ~ Swimming ~ Floating.
Swimming ~ Floating ~ Swimming.
Drifting with gentle currents: Little by little turning ~ Rotating.
My orientation: Drifting ~ Out and in ~ Drifting ~ Going and coming back.
Feeling buoyant: Remembering a recent conversation: Consider ‘Non resistance.’
Lying still: As still as possible ~ Letting the gentle waves lift me and support my falling.
Bobbing up and down upon undulating waves. Moving with ~ Feeling each variation of pitch.
Submerged: Feeling ~ Arms submerged ~ Legs submerged ~ Face (almost) submerged.
Merging: Feeling hair ~ Swaying softly ~ Remembering seaweed combed by ripples.
Feeling chest expanding/contracting: Being raised ~ Sinking back down again.
With each breath: The letting go ~ The relaxation ~ The deepening.
Feeling my entire body: Feeling a wholeness.
Feeling the sun’s brilliance: Light.
Seeing crimson orange and gold.
Feeling the cool breeze. Feeling warm.
Feeling connected: Body ~ Water ~ Sun ~ Air.
Feeling safe: The support of being held: The faith ~ The trust.
Feeling inner peace: The contentment ~ The joy ~ The beauty ~ The gratefulness.
Feeling it was time to come back again: Energized ~ Happy ~ Light ~ Simple ~ Confident.
Understanding my direction for 2015: To see, understand and let all limitations dissolve.
TO BE KIND TO MYSELF ~ TO BE KIND TO OTHERS & TO ALL LIFE.
Raising my Cup of Abundance
2015 will be a very exciting year for all Compumatrix members.
See the value in everything that has already taken shape ~ See the value that every single person at Compumatrix has contributed ~ So that our new year can really sparkle ~ And your Cup of Abundance overflow with love and kindness ~ For yourself, your family, your friends and your fellow humankind.
We dance spiraling around each other.
The featured image is one of my original photographs, first shared on my Tumblr Blog in a Photoset: Gardenia and Bougainvillea floating in water.
The Northbridge Pool
An icon since 1924 of the Sydney area that I live in: The Northbridge Pool is often referred to by the ‘regulars’ as ‘A hidden jewel.’
Just last summer my friend Sylvia and I became ‘regulars’ and with very few exceptions swim laps twice a week, in the 50 meter open salt water swimming pool at Northbridge,
Alison Lee Cousland is a contemporary artist and designer, with interests in natural health & healing: ecological & sustainable living: blogging & social media.
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