In that evening, I was sitting in the middle of the ocean, on a tiny mortar boat, with 3 others. We were waiting. Waiting for the dolphins. For them to come to the surface, make a few flips and entertain us. To our dismay, it was also pouring rain. Dark clouds across the Indian Ocean, cold breeze sweeping across our faces did not make the waiting any easy. The loud mortar boat, or the uncomfortable wooden seat were not exactly helping.
I did not drive 6 hours from the city of Colombo to sit on a wooden seat to experience almost agonizing pain in the butt, literally. So I decided. I decided to enjoy being in the middle of the ocean, to just sit still and be, whether or not the dolphins show.
Suddenly a sense of mystic sacredness touched the whole being. Overwhelmed by it, I marveled at the intensity of the joy of living, of breathing. I felt the kind of joy that knows no bound. The ecstatic joy was unbearably intensive. With it arose a new energy, an intoxication with heightened passion of life. As I sat there relishing the moment, a dolphin poked its cute head right near the boat where I was seated.
That was the first time I experienced Pure Joy. Completely exclusive of ego. The mind which usually wanders hither and thither was now in repose. It was however, momentary. Yet, a tiny part of all problems seemed to have vanished without a trace of residue. The journey to that moment was a long one. A story for another day, another time and probably another place. The journey from that moment to this day to tomorrow and days after are undefined. I do however, make daily efforts to remain in peace, to remain quiet. To (not) do, to (not) be. To be conscious. To be aware. Even after more than two years later, a calm sense of happiness have managed to prevail in my heart.
This blog was born from that place in my heart. You will see here all things that back intentional living. The kind of things that help hold your center. Things that makes you feel happy, and free.
So, what do I do daily to maintain that peace within? And what can you do to attain satsung yourself?
1.The “Okay” Meditation.
You have seen this one everywhere. Meditate. Create a space. Slow down. Etc etc. Yes, it can help. But what happens after you come out of meditation? As much as I love sitting down on the floor to connect with my soul, I also prefer to just be aware of my feelings, emotions, and thoughts. If I’m happy, “okay”. That’s great. If I’m sad, that’s “okay” too! Everything in life is temporary. So is the sadness you are feeling. Whatever your situation, circumstance in life, the moment you are “Okay” with it, is the moment you come to peace with it. It brings a sense of calm. With a calm mind you can think clearly for solutions if it’s something that needs solving. If not, you can just stay calm and let time take its toll until the situation surpasses. Meditation does not need special time or place. Go in to meditation from where you are right now.
2.Use tools to clear the energy.
When I just don’t feel like meditating I use different things to simply calm the nerves and energize the surrounding. Candles and incense are two of my favorites. Sandalwood has always had a profound effect on me. Helping me be calm and quiet inside, eventually, almost automatically, making me enter a meditative state.
The last time I told my friend to be “Okay”, she kind of flipped. But then came to realize that it was exactly what she needed to do. What are your thoughts on being “Okay” ?