Sunday, March 22, 2009

Start of our homework

Still full of all you people, doing the best thing to do at this moment: working in the garden.
But working with my hands in the ground.. I was thinking we brought the conciseness through the channel in our hearts but there are still things to do to make it a bigger success. First we have to consume it in our belly, than plant it in our sexuality in a way to give it the energy to plant and grow in the world. In all cultures the last part is ritualized because they understood it is the only way to bring things in our reality.. Let me know if you feel the same way. I can think of a ritual you can do at home, and finish this in this way.

Peter de Haan


  1. Hi Pete

    Thankyou for this gift - I would love to hear more about the ritual which can ground our collective work and lead to its successful fertilisation, blossoming and fruition. I have been inspired already today by Sytske's passion, courage and heart action, a wonderful example of application of our work together -
    Cariad C

  2. Hi Everyone,

    Arrived safely back in San Diego, Wanted to contribute the attached “Thought for the Day” (a daily message I receive from a very helpful/apt group founded by Sri Eknath Easwaren) which relates closely to my experience of “taking in” the message that “the experience IS the outcome.” Much love and many blessings to all of you.

    Terri Monroe
    Theresa M. Monroe

    Associate Professor of Leadership, and
    Director of the Leadership Institute

    University of San Diego

    5998 Alcala Park

    San Diego, CA 92110


    Eknath Easwaran’s Thought for the Day
    March 24

    Those whose consciousness is unified abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace. But those whose desires are fragmented, who are selfishly attached to the results of their work, are bound in everything they do.
    – Bhagavad Gita

    It is not so much work that tires us, but ego-driven work. When we are selfishly involved, we cannot help worrying, we cannot help getting overly concerned about our success or failure. The preoccupation with results makes us tense, and our anxiety exhausts us.

    The Gita is essentially a call to action. But it is a call to selfless action, that is, action without any selfish attachments to the results. It asks us to do our best, yet never allow ourselves to become involved in whether things work out the way we want.

    It takes practice to learn this skill, but once you have it, as Gandhi says, you will never lose your nerve. The sense of inadequacy goes, and the question “Am I equal to this job?” will not arise. It is enough that the job needs to be done and that you are doing your best to get it done.

    The Thought for the Day is today's entry from Eknath Easwaran's Words to Live By.
    (Copyright 1999 and 2005 by The Blue Mountain Center of Meditation.)