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Restore the Natural Rhythm

Restore the Natural Rhythm

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The practice of  meditationre-opens the gates of consciousness to the universal rhythms of life. It steeps the mind in those rhythms,allowing the impurities of the mind to dissolve in the light of  awareness.
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Restoring the Natural Rhythm of Earth
 Through Individual and
Collective Meditation
SRI SHUDDHAANANDAA BRAHMACHARI
 The Rhythm of Life
The Universe is in perfect rhythm. Mother Nature always flows in an infinitely intelligent, harmonizing and natural rhythm. Because our existence arises withinthat larger, harmonized context, we always have those larger, universal rhythmsavailable to us. They are our own, true nature, the very source of our own existence.If you could look within your body, you would see trillions of cells, all functioningin perfect harmony. If you could split the hard stuff of matter and see the atom, you would see the rhythm of infinite space dancing within each tiny particle. All of lifemoves in eternal rhythm. Our soul, our Spirit, is one with the eternal dance of thatcelestial rhythm.Our mind is not so harmonious however, and we are identified with our mind. Sothe rhythm of our life becomes increasingly elusive, unfamiliar, shrouded in theignorance and illusions of our conditioned mind.The practice of meditation re-opens the gates of consciousness to the universalrhythms of life. It steeps the mind in those rhythms, allowing the impurities of themind to dissolve in the light of awareness. Meditation allows the natural rhythmand harmonies of life to manifest more readily. When you are one with the universal rhythm, your breath is rhythmic. Yourbody-mind-soul is in perfect balance. You are untouched by the apparent ups anddowns of life and the constant flow of change. You become calm, composed andserene.The more removed we are from our Spirit, which is inseparable from the source of all life, the more we deviate from the primary, innate intelligence that seamlessly moves life forward in harmony. Global warming is nothing but the manifestation of the loss of rhythm in the collective consciousness of humanity. People all over the world have abused Mother Nature for sensual and material gratification for toolong. The natural balance of Mother Earth’s rhythm has been lost.
It is human beings who distort that natural balance. It is humans alone who can restore it.
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No Waste, No Want
Human beings are essentially seekers of happiness. Yet, in our pursuit of happiness we have drifted towards theperiphery. We have abandoned theCenter, the essence of our being that isnaturally in harmony, for externals.Humankind has become greedy, lost inthe illusion that happiness comes frommore and more material possessions. We thought that by mastering natureoutside we would be happy. Thedamage that has been done is a directresult of our individual and collectiveillusions.Humanity has to move from theperiphery back to the Center again.The fountain of happiness and peacelies in the balance of the inner and theouter world, in living harmoniously  within the larger rhythms of nature.Each and every one of us can take outeraction to save water, electricity, gas, andother resources to ease the misuse of Nature’s abundant gifts. But we need totake an inner journey as well. Most of us lack adequate respect, consciousness,and appreciation for our Mother’s gifts. We might mean well, but who amongus does not have unexamined areas of unconsciousness? We need to wake up, to realize the wisdom of “No waste, No want,” andto discover ever new ways to practice itin our daily living. Developing new patterns and behaviors that heal theenvironment, cultivating our awarenessof life’s boundless gifts and the ways wecan be in deeper service to them, areacts of love for life. They give us joy.They cleanse and heal the earth withpositive vibrations, while warding off the negative impact of a pollutedenvironment.
Your Heart Beatswith the Rhythm of the Universe
Feel blessed that you were given ahuman body, a human mind, a life in which to grow and learn, and mostimportantly, a
heart 
. Your heart is acenter of the world, a center of theUniverse. Bring the whole of theUniverse through the center of yourheart. Feel the whole Universe fromthat center. When your heart is open,you feel for everybody, for every being.Then your heart beats, not only withblood, but with the rhythm of theUniverse, with the rhythm of divineecstasy.Spend time outside often, meditatingon the beauty of the natural world, itsharmonies, and its rhythms. Allow those harmonies to amplify andresonate in your body. Feel them asyour own. Nature and all of itsharmonies are in you. They gave birthto you. Know that you are connected tothe inexhaustible source of the cosmosin your own heart. Gradually, allexternal forms come home to the onethread running through the garland of life. Prayer, meditation and naturalbeauty will bless you with the growingawareness and experience of onenessand peace.
Feel the BeautifulRhythm of Your LifeFlowing throughEach Breath
Spend some time in silence each day.Find a quiet, peaceful place, preferably a place where you can be aware of thebeauty of Nature. Sit comfortably erect.Relax your body from head to foot,focusing on relaxing each body part.Then take a few deep breaths. Inhaledeeply and exhale deeply. Breatheconsciously, withdrawing from externalperceptions. Watch the flow of 
Human beings are essentially seekers of happiness.
 
Yet, in our pursuit of happiness we
 have drifted towards the periphery.
We have abandoned the Center, the essence of our
being that is naturally in harmony, for externals.
Tathaastu
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