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Be Still
March 13, 2017
Hello,

Can I share with you a wonderful poem. It is inspired by what was taught to the young Indian children who lived by the great cedar forests of the North West. You could walk into these forests for just 100 yards and lose all sense of direction.

The trees are not lost. Be Still and the trees will find you.

Lost by David Wagoner

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.



A PEACEFUL SOUL
by Sophia Yasmeen

    Being a peaceful soul nurtures the greatness of humility. People age quickly due to inner turmoil. When thoughts , words and actions hold no resistance the self is said to be a peaceful self. When actions are not pulling or pushing you. When have to , must do , should do , should have done , could have done , shouldn't have done are being recognised by the self .....the self can be truly peaceful. All resistance is being removed from your peaceless world when you recognise ...how much the self is under the burden of the influence of action and the words spoken to others. When the soul carries it's form of light into words and actions the actions become full of light. Existing stops and living begins. Blaming the self for not making enough effort is also an unnecessary form of resistance that is all MAYA (vice). First you will blame the self for something then blame the self for blaming the self. When all forms of resistance are being removed from the life the soul stops fighting with its role. What others do or say has no bearing on your own state of being and the greatness of humility flows through the soul.

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

best wishes
Andrew


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