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I have not been posting much, and there is a good reason for it.

I was at a spiritual retreat recently undergoing intense meditation and training–where I was in constant state of bliss and peace.

Coming back from it, this time around, was quite jarring for me. I am having difficulty balancing my spiritual life with my “real” life. The clarity that the retreat gave me had me question things in my life, and it’s hard to find (maybe face) all the answers–while battling a bad cold and working on a new project at work.

Please bear with me as I figure a few things out and find my balance. I plan on introducing a new 365 Day Project as well.

Also, please check out Oprah and Deepak’s new meditation series on “Energy of Attraction.” You can register for free at https://chopracentermeditation.com.

20140814-185701.jpgDay 21 – Zorba the Buddha, the Ultimate Synthesis

Thought for the day: I embrace both the Zorba and the Buddha within me

Daily Quote:
Everybody is telling you to keep a low profile. Why? Such a small life, why keep a low profile? Jump as high as you can. Dance as madly as you can.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about being able to live life fully and be spiritual too.

You can have it all… To live life fully and be spiritual too.

As you may have read before, I believe in reincarnation. I am grateful for this life and the opportunity to experience as many things as possible.

I have a chance to try different foods from different cultures. I have a chance to explore different places and get to learn different languages and cultures. I have a chance to be a better person as work through karma, and experience more grace and dharma. I have a chance to explore who I really am–especially my spirituality, and celebrate the masterpiece that is me.

Life is so short, enjoy it. Live the masterpiece that is you!

Excerpt from the course
“Zorba the Buddha”, is Osho’s vision of a new man who is whole, not split between materialism and spirituality – a person able to celebrate every aspect of life. Zorba the Greek, as portrayed in an old movie, is a man who embraces the pleasures of the body through all his senses. He enjoys life to the fullest. Zorba is playfulness. The other dimension of the new man is represented by ‘Buddha’, the embodiment of the spiritual, the silence and awareness that lie beyond the material world, or hidden in its deepest depths. For Osho, these two are complementary, not divisive. His vision is the synthesis of Zorba and Buddha.

Zorba is the foundation and Buddha is the palace. Buddha is the peak, but the foundation stones are laid by Zorba. It will be foolish to choose to be a Buddha without having the foundation stones. The Buddha is asleep in the Zorba. It has to be awakened. And nobody can awaken you except life itself. First become a Zorba, a flower of this earth, and earn the capacity through it to become a Buddha – the flower of the other world.”

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind
Day 8: It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy
Day 9: The Integration Of Body, Mind and Soul
Day 10: How To Slow Down
Day 11: Everybody Is Creative
Day 12: Intuition – Tuition From Within
Day 13: Meditation And Conditioning
Day 14: How to Drop Judging People
Day 15: The Art Of Listening
Day 16 – Relaxation Through Awareness
Day 17 – Accepting Every Part Of Me
Day 18 – Sex, Love And Meditation
Day 19 – Living In Joy
Day 20 – Maturity: The Responsibility Of Being Oneself

20140723-183316.jpg“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Interestingly enough, after I wrote my NaBloPoMo post for today, Stressor, sharing my fear to love, I found Oprah’s Spirituality 101 show on demand and Oprah explained that spirituality to her is… “a calling on your life. It means you live your life without fear and you know that no matter what happens, no matter what happens, you are going to be alright. You are going to be alright.”

What a nice thing to hear after what I shared. It was a great reminder to me, just like the message (“It is safe for you to love”) on the image above from Doreen Virtue’s The Romance Angels Oracle Cards or when I hear the song, “Brave,” by Sara Bareilles, or the story of Monica George, or the other reminders I encounter on a daily basis to open my heart or be courageous.

I am grateful for these reminders.

Links:
Oprah’s Spirituality 101
Monica George – Mom Warrior

Related posts:
NaBloPoMo 1/28/14 – Stressor
Day 61/365: Now
Day 42/365: Open Heart Lesson
Day 41/365: Free Floating, Patched Up Heart
Day 39/365: Hope
Day 30/375: When In Doubt, Follow Your Heart

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