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Today…In The Silence…I Came Face To Face With…

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1,000 Words; drawing/photo by Toni Roberts

the

mind-crippling

Fear

at the

Root

of all

Human

   Ills

   believe me

  It

was not

PRETTY

It’s Funny…Funny Peculiar…Not Funny Ha-Ha…

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Hutchinson River Wetlands; Long Island Sound; photo by Toni Roberts

 

how everything in life becomes

clear…unconfused…simple…and quite evident

once the

MIND

has been

stilled…cleared…opened

to

receive

and then

   release…

      just like the breath…

   in and out…

   in and out…

   thus…

one becomes an

intermediary

between

Life

   ItSelf…

and one’s

   world…

Today…

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Vassar Campus; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

I cease my attempts

to construct a new and different

future

based upon the same

old

blueprints

from the

   past

As I Sat In The Silence Today…

      as I sat listening within…

contemplating the new life that is about to enter the family…

so soon after the suicide of my beloved grandson…

   I heard these words:

“it is

BLOOD

and not the

CHURCH

or

STATE

that determines and defines what is

FAMILY

and the

“RIGHTNESS”

or

APPROPRIATENESS

   of relationships between and among humans…”

such is the strangeness that drifts into consciousness

when one’s mind sits idle and open…

such a re-making of one’s worldview

such a re-seeing of reality

and

re-ordering

of one’s

cultural indoctrinations

such strangeness

born of a mind and heart not engaged in the mindless madness of the world

such an exquisite awareness of what is

REAL

and what is

   NOT

I’ve Finally Cracked The Great Mystery…And Gained Mastery Over The Torments And Enigmas Of This Human Existence…

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Daughters of Gaia; collage/photo by Toni Roberts

 

I’ve reached

the

bottom-line

of

bottom-lines…

I’ve found

the

   WAY:

     SIT DOWN…SHUT UP

and

   LISTEN…

      for the only way to

KNOWLEDGE

is via the

      INNER PATHWAY…

the way of the

   HEART…

THE WAY

   OUT

        IS ALWAYS…

       IN…

As I Sit Here In Contemplation Of My Navel…

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; Photo Seven by Toni Roberts

it’s beginning to dawn on me

through these recent days of

joy-mixed-pain

that there is no such thing as

good

or

bad

     in the events of life…

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   it’s simply that…

shit happens so that other shit can happen

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; photo by Toni Roberts

LIFE

does nothing

to

   us…

only

for

   us…

and as trite as it may sound:

everything

comes

to

    pass

 

 

 

I Am Experiencing How…

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Photo by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

      one hundred percent acceptance of all conditions and circumstances of my life…   

   without judgement or immediate action

   of any kind…

   on my part...

   always results in constructive and positive change…

   as if by magic...

Hope Springs Eternal

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Photo credit: Patricia Bolivar; 7/9/16 Steps of New Dawn Foundation

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Photo credit: Patricia Bolivar; Perspective shot; Steps of New Dawn Foundation; 7/9/16

Whenever I feel down, defeated, overcome and depressed, all I have to do is look at these photos! Two friends and I attended a “sweat” this past Saturday at the New Dawn Foundation in New Rochelle, NY; and as we mounted the entrance steps what greeted us but a message from Mother Nature about never giving up…about how the seemingly impossible can and does occur. Not only did this brave little warrior of a plant coming up from a crack in the wall not give up its quest to reach the light from its home deep in the darkness below concrete steps, it had the bodacious audacity to blossom in its victory! I was caught without my camera but my friend, Patricia Bolivar, came to the rescue with her smart phone! Does this photo not lift your heart?

Today I Listened Deeply

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Healing Childhood Wounds; photo by Toni Roberts

 

I quieted the

   Inner chatter…

Shut down the

   Drunken-monkey-mind…

And using my

Heart

As a

Listening Apparatus

I tuned into the

Inner Silence

at the

Core of my Being

 

I am learning daily how to hear

   Truly…

  And thus become the

Human Receiver

   I

 Came

This

  Way

   To

         Be...

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http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

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Today, While Sitting, Breathing, Waiting & Listening…

I heard whispered:

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Reflections Of Light On The “Hutch”; photo by Toni Roberts

you are a

living portal

through which the

INEFFABLE

enters the

3rd

   dimension…

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