Thursday, August 22, 2013
Say yes to life
Have you ever seen the 2008 Jim Carrey movie "Yes Man"? I love it. A man learns how to let life in and enjoy it much more. This philosophy of 'yes' is actually the basis of the Tantric philosophy, and while 'Yes Man' is a more simplistic form of 'saying yes', it still gets the point across for mainstream audiences. We must still, however, go deeper into the "Yes philosophy" and detail a crucial element to it. Below is a series of videos from Dakini Shima and Rahasya of the Advait Tantra School In Austrailia, detailing just what Tantra actually is and how it affects one's life. Contrary to popular western belief, it is not limited to the physical act of sex. Physical sex is but a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of what Tantra is all about. Tantra is the ability to accept what is happening in the moment, and to respond organically, naturally, spontaneously based upon that acceptance. Many of us act from the mind, creating ideas that are not happening NOW, taking us out of the moment, out of sync with existence. Whenever we are out of sync with existence, it creates suffering. If you watch video 3, it talks about how denial of experience actually creates 'armor' in the same moment. What we deny we are actually sheltering ourselves from. I created a video a few days ago on how to Offer Balance to Life--- It's important to honor and respect our own life force, for it is merely part of the flood of life that is the Universe. When we respect that life, more life, more vitality can be experienced. We can walk around with our head held high, we can be kinder to others, we can be content with ourselves. The experience of your own vitality is amazing! Don't deny any part of life, for it is all you. The more life you embrace, the more alive you will be. Say yes to life, good or bad and MAKE YOURSELF A LIVING REALITY. Excelsior, G.A.B.E.