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Thank you so much for sharing that with me- I'm going to try it myself! It's weird, now that I have a copy of my book as a real book instead of a manuscript with red edit marks all over it like when I was writing it, I can really hear the book's own voice, and so I've really been enjoying reading it, not quite as an outsider, but as a reader rather than as an editor. I hope others will try keeping a copy by the bed or couch to use as you suggested, and I hope folks share their enthusiasm for the book with friends to get the word out there. The book world is undergoing a lot of change in its business operations, which makes marketing a very difficult task-- so word of mouth is the book's best hope at staying in print!
I miss you all soooo much these days. Our computer died, and it has been hard to find time to use public computers because our family life is so challenging right now, having recently lost our baby. Sara, the kids and I are loving each other through these hard times, just like we have through so many other struggles as a big family. In any case, I send you all waves of love and light, and long, gentle hugs... and a silent prayer for the light of truth to guide the hearts and minds of all humankind (each one of us!) in brighter and more harmonious directions. Thank you so much for all the love, beauty and wisdom you share here! It lights my heart everytime I read here.
Just dropping by to say hi and to wish everyone a joyful Sunday. It is always a pleasure and an inspiration to read the posts here.
Ty, I'm continuing to read your book and am very much enjoying it. Today your words were a beacon light shining through the fog of my depression. Instead of pulling the bed sheets over my head and lying there, I am getting up, stretching, moving and opening up that window you write of so that “the fresh air of ourself can move and circulate.” If anyone else in this group suffers from depression, I recommend keeping “Being Ourself” by your bed. It helped met get up and moving this morning, and encouraged me to focus on the positive in my life instead of dwelling on the stressors.
HAPPY 365 MORE JOYFUL DAYS AROUND THE SUN!
Beaucoup 'd amour
Namaste' dear one
Thanks so much Sky for sharing this, I really like that analogy too, about taking much needed daily vacations from the all consuming urgency of "me, myself, and I" with all the drama of relationships,domestic work, and money... to bask in the light of the wholeness which is always right here (everywhere) and available for healing and rejuvenation. We do have coexisting responsibilities to both our spiritual needs for freedom and quiet and our everyday needs for support and sustenance. Recognizing that our individual struggles exist within the context of the greater whole, our true identity as nature itself (or Tao or Ourself), is a great relief. It allows us to open up and actively float downstream, in the peace and harmony of the inner life.
In any case, I wanted to let the group know that Sara and I are currently without a computer, so we will try to write when we can from public computers, but it might be a little slow for a week or two from our end. Keep connecting and chatting with each other though because you all are different parts of this same whole with SOOO much to contribute.
Peace and Love!
I ordered your book and it arrived just in time for my birthday. I am reading it slowly, as you suggest, and enjoying it. I am quoting a sentence from it that got my attention. "Everybody and everything, including all of our thoughts and feelings, all exist within and are part of the same house. Moving out of our messy, poster-clad bedroom with the dirty laundry of isolation littered all over the floor, and checking out the magnificent house as a whole is getting to know Ourself."
As I was reading I was sitting in that disordered room literally (my house was becoming a mess and I needed to get up and do something about that) and mentally (dirty laundry was piling up internally as well as externally). This group and the posts I read here take me out of that bedroom for a while and help me to feel part of "Ourself" rather than alone and separated. I look forward to reading the rest of "Being Ourself" and to spending time carrying out the reflections you include in it.
Yeah, now I see! I'm more familiar with Japanese art than Arabic, and so you are right, my memory brought forth a Japanese term. Your name Eyass is a great name. So glad you are around! Also, I've noticed this group is growing, and all the newcomers seem to be really on the "same wavelength." I hope that isn't too Scooby Doo'ish of me to say. In any case, I'm excited to be here with you all, and please share anything and everything going on in your wing of the whole!
It's Ok Mr.Ty you made me Japanese by this name Eyan loool.
anyway I'd like to say what the name "Eyass" means.
It's an old Arabian name but it's so rare to find people who are called Eyass.
so my name is rare.
it is spelled like this "e-yas"
"in arabic" It means generally the critical period of the man's or woman's life.
and specifically the hopeless period of woman's life where the "menstrual cycle" stops forever.
"so the meaning briefly is the hopelessness and what a very nice meaning !!!!!"
I looked for a meaning in English and It was a coincidence that the baby of falcon is called "eyas or eyass" and I brought some videos about the nice "eyasses".
wish the best for all.
Sorry, I meant Eyass, not Eyan.
Welcome Angela/Nomad! So nice to see ya!
And Eyan... thank you so much for the beautiful and insightful words on love. Your words were so powerful and to the point. I really look forward to reading your future contributions!
It is sunny out, a beautiful May Saturday, I'm working down at the homeless shelter, but having a good shift with the great folks here, and the birds are singing so delightfully outside the office. Positive vibration!
love is that deep feeling that releases our talents and pushes us to understand ourselves.
love is the bridge that enables us to discover life secrets and human desires.
love is is a part of the "purpose of life"
and It may be central part so everything is connected with it.
all of us know what the life becomes when love is absent it will be boring,routine,senseless,
love is the secret key to the happiness so
no one will be happy without love.
you can give love and you can receive love
the only difference that love you give is coming from inside you and love that you receive is coming from inside the people who love you.
written by Eyass