Enchanted forest-A festival of sharing and spontaneity.
I follow subtle signs in life whenever I travel somewhere or go to any festival. For me there is never any special reason to go to different places. For me, it is never a place but an omen that always derives me.
Recently a similar omen derived me to go to Enchanted Forest, a festival that happens in the wild in California. This omen came to me from a dance floor when I was dancing with an amazing dancer for couple of moments and he told me that in couple weeks he would be going to woods to a festival and I should also come there since it would be up to my alley of wild and nomadic nature.
These couple of minutes of conversation with him was enough reason for me to go to this festival. Few weeks later, I packed my backpack and drove to enchanted forest.
As soon as I reached the festival ground, I started walking towards the camp area .I kept walking and found a nice spot to camp. The moment I started taking my stuff down, I felt that I should not camp here and go back and search some other spot. Even though most of the spaces were occupied , I put on my backpack and started walking backwards. While I was walking back, something just pulled me to a space where I found a small spot for me to camp.
Finally I started putting down my stuff to camp. The moment I started doing that,I saw a dancer walking towards me with wide open arms and gave me a hug filled with joy. He immediately told me that this is the spot where Dance community is camping, It is the same dance community where I go for dancing each week. For a moment, I felt that joyous heart of my dancing buddies attracted me to camp with them. For a moment, I felt that I found my tribe just out of that eternal spontaneity that lives within existence.
The main highlight of enchanted forest for me was the river that flows calmly within the festival ground. Next morning when I woke up around dawn, I straight away took my naked body into the river. With my body fully immersed in the river, I saw the Sun rising out of the colored mask of sky. I was so much in tune with the experience that I could not keep my eyes anymore and just went into a state of bliss .In such state of bliss, For a moment I felt that Sun is rising up just to appreciate me, For a moment, I felt that sun has surrendered to me the same way I surrendered to Sun. In that intense moment of my existence, I felt that I was no different from Sun.
After finishing my morning rituals, I went to the main festival ground where different vendors were serving food. I decided to sit on a table and thought to sit in silence before grabbing food. After couple of minutes of me sitting in silence, I found a jovial guy with a beautiful girl sitting next to me eating a big meal and drinking coconut water. The guy started talking to me and started asking my few questions about life in general. Just within few minutes, he asked me If I could share food with him. Of course I said and started sharing food from his plate. This person was in such a celebration that he told me that he wants to give me more and more. Before he left, he went to a vendor and bought me some more food and some coconut water. Just after he left, some other folks came and sat with me and repeated the same thing of buying me some more food for me.
Finding people in such celebration, I dropped tears out of my eyes. Every one reminded me of my soul that only finds contentment in giving. For a moment, I felt that even though we have forgotten to live a life of giving in civilized societies, But giving is still embedded in our genes. The moment we come close to our natural tribal way of life, we become natural and giving comes out of such natural behavior.
It is interesting that few days at a festival and I came up with same wisdom that I gathered when I travelled around the world for few years. Enchanted forest reminded me that Life is all about spontaneity and sharing. Without these two, No wisdom could make any sense.
Creativity-A deep chaotic expression
Chaos is not we are born to live in , but unfortunately most of us are living a life that is very much in chaos. There is nothing wrong to be in chaos but not to be able to come out chaos puts lot of question to human existence in the modern societies.
In most of our actions, we try to get rid of our chaotic thoughts. Often We tend to find someone to be in relationship just to get rid of chaos that is present within our thought.
We never try to face the chaotic nature of out thought, we just want to find someone we could relate ourselves to forget about our chaotic hollow. In the East, people do it all the time by finding someone to get married to and in the West , people keep on indulging in various relationships just in search for a soul mate . East or West, it does not matter, the reality is that for most of us, to keep looking for a relationship is nothing more than an effort to escape from our chaotic nature.
The most surprising thing is that we suffer chaos within us so that we could transform it into creativity. For an artistic mind , chaos is a beautiful gift . An artist always accepts the chaotic nature of mind and transforms it into a brilliant creativity.
In fact the chaos is never separated from creativity. To separate out chaos from creativity is just an act of dull mind since for a genius, existence of creativity is never possible without the existence of chaos.
Creativity is just a deep chaotic expression.To be creative means to appreciate chaos.
We must not forget that chaos is just an imagination out of which beautiful reality called creativity is born. Only way to transform any chaotic phenomena into something creative is just by acceptance and observation of chaos within that phenomenon.
We must not forget that creativity is just a deep chaotic expression just as Death is just a deep expression full of life.
Death:-An expansion of Life
To live means to experience the phenomena of change. To die means to experience the stillness that is present in the change.
Death always flows along with the flow of life. A very alive person always feels the synchronous flow of Death that occurs with Life.
To separate Death from Life is just ignorance towards life. One can never live life complete without the experience of Death.
To feel Death when alive could be the experience that gives a reason to existence. The feeling of death when alive could be a reason behind the creation of a creator.
To live means to exist in different dimensions and to die means to exist in all the dimensions. Death is nothing but an expansion of life.
Experience of Death is born at the very moment when Life is born and experience of Life is born at the very moment when Death is born.
Death is nothing but an expansion of Life.
Life is a phenomenon of changing feelings. Lot of different feelings gives a character to ever changing experience of life. Death is phenomenon where all the changing feelings are transformed into one feeling of infinite bliss.
Life is an imperfection within the perfection whereas Death is perfection within the imperfection. To live means to appreciate imperfection whereas to die means to appreciate perfection.
To make existence complete, one must experience both imperfection as well as perfection. In other words, to make existence a complete process, one must see the face of Life as well as Death.
Death can never be complete without the experience of Life and Life can never be complete without the experience of Death. Existence is not only about life or death but to exist to the fullest means to experience Life and Death with each changing moment.
Glory of Love
Love is just a four-lettered small word but to understand this four-lettered word, one could spend many lives and still die oblivious about the generosity of Love.
Love is just a wave that originates in the heart and electrifies the brain and the moment it electrifies the brain, the limit of brain expands beyond the universe.
It is light of love that shines within the Sun and it is the light of love that shines within the eyes of mystics.
It is the glory of love out of which creativity is born and it is the glory of love out of which creator is born.
It is Love that gives light to Sun so that It could shine in glory.
It is the language of love through which Sun and Earth talks to each other and it is rhythm of love through which nature dances in ecstasy.
It is rhythm of love that vibrates in ecstasy during the changing colors of dusk and dawn sky.
Love is a euphoric feeling that exists when lovers kiss in deep passion, Love is an eternal silence that exists when lovers hug in deep harmony, without lovers, love could not exist and Without love, only agony could exit.
A life is nothing more than just a monotonous drama without this feeling of love. It is love that fulfills Life with peace and indeed It is love that fulfills death with peace.
Sadness-A sacred expression.
I am feeling very sad in this moment. I felt this kind of sadness after long time. I don’t know how to act in this state of my existence. So I just started writing to put sadness into words.
Often when I feel extremely sad, my sadness always leads me to some ecstatic event of life. So in my opinion sadness is just an omen towards Euphoria.
I feel that Sadness is just a way for our soul to communicate with us. In my opinion, sadness is no different from another sacred expression of our soul.
Sadness is another sacred expression through which our soul communicates with us.
I feel very grounded and humble in the moment of extreme sadness. My feelings of deep sadness are not very different from the feelings of love. I would say that deeper one feels the sadness , the more one goes towards love since sadness and love are just two different expressions of same entity called soul.
I never try to escape from the moment of sadness since I have a firm belief that moment of sadness has so much sacredness in it and this sacredness that exists within the sadness always brings us closer to our soul.
Sadness often reminds me the beauty of being ecstatic. Without the experience of sadness, I could never write any poetry to express the experience of ecstasy. In fact without sadness, defining Ecstasy is just futile.
I feel that Ecstasy exists since sadness exists. Without sadness, only dullness could exist.
Somehow I already started to feel ecstatic while embracing sadness while writing. So I am going to quit writing anymore since I promised myself that I would only write this post out of my sadness.
Love-A song of Divine
There is a Passion that exists in the lust of lovers. The name of that passion is called love. Love is only true passion that could be known to humanity.
To fall in love is just like diving in Deep Ocean without even caring about the depth of ocean. The deeper one goes in love, more alive one starts to feel same like an ocean that becomes so full of life at its deeper levels.
Love is the reason of godliness that exists in dawn and dusk. Indeed it is light of love that shines so bright within the light of Sun.
Love gives birth to freedom and out of freedom,a state of bliss is born and in that state of bliss exists the meaning of Life as well as Death.
Love is the reason behind the rebelliousness of lovers. Love is magnetic in nature.It is because of love that lovers attract towards each others.
It is Love out of which poetry is born. It is love out of which music is born. It is rhythm of love in which existence finds harmony and sings the song of divine.
It is Love that fills the heart of a human and It is Love that is responsible for any kind of creativity that exists within the existence.
Not only I owe my life to Love but I owe my death also to Love. I am no more than a piece of flesh without this insane feeling of love within my heart.
Creativity-Mother of art
Creativity is not an art but an act and out of this act of creativity, each and every type of art is born. Life itself is an art that is born out of creativity of creator.
Since Life is an art, each living being is born to be an artist. To be an artist, one does not have to perform some music concert or do some paintings. I would say anyone who could transform a moment of nothingness into celebration is an artist.
There is infinite amount of art and creativity in the silence of trees, same way there is so much of art present in the ducks floating in water in utter silence and in the chirping of birds. But most of us could never recognize the artwork present within the nature. We must take the ego away and look at the creation, and then only could we see the everlasting beauty of artwork in a creation.
So much Creativity is present in the ducks floating on water if one looks at them with an eye beyond ego.
Since human is also part of nature and since every existing being is so creative, Human is also supposed to be creative. In fact only an act like creativity could ever end the never ending misery of human being.
I often wonder what happened to the creativity of human being?
Evolution of mind could be one reason of lack of creativity among humans. Human mind has evolved so much that we have totally become unaware of the fact that life could exist beyond the mind too. We have become more like machines where we tend to satisfy ourselves with our monotonous mechanical lifestyles.
The other reason could be the invention of money. Money is really good to have but greed for Money often kills the creativity of a gifted artist. Money has made modern art very much goal oriented and when art becomes goal oriented, it loses the basic essence of creativity.
I hope one day human would realize that creativity is born out of ecstasy same ways as human life is born out of creativity of ecstatic divine. I hope that one-day human would realize that none other than creativity is only capable to fulfill human life with ecstasy and make it complete.
Life is simple but human mind has become too complicated to understand this simple phenomenon of life.
Life is simple but human mind has become too complicated to understand it.
Life is born out of creativity. So meaning of life could not be understood unless one is creative. In fact one meaning of life could be to be creative.
Human mind has evolved so much that we lost a sense of creativity in our evolution of mind. Even trying to find a meaning associated to life is also just a sign of lack of creativity.
The creator behind life is vibration energy. Some call that energy soul and some say it consciousness. Both Mind and body has been manifested out of this blissful vibration.
Until one feels the flow of this vibration energy inside the sacred body, it’s not possible for one to be creative and until one is creative, life cant be understood.
I wonder sometimes that why human has lost the capacity to feel the flow of energy inside the body?
One reason is that since human mind has evolved so much, it has become so difficult for human to come out of the mind itself. Human being is completely lost in mind. We have started thinking that life is limited up to mind but in reality mind is just a manifestation of creative energy within us.
Until we come out of our mind, we can’t be aware of blissful vibrations inside our body. The only way we could come out of our mind is by observing our thoughts without any judgment all the time. Only in observation of our mind, we could unveil the mystery of something as subtle as life.
Human mind has not been manifested to invent mundane discoveries of nuclear weapons, but it has been manifested to put the divine experience of life energy into words.
Human mind has evolved to put the expression of soul into words. Definitely it has evolved to be poetic but not to be patriotic.
I feel pity on human race in civilization, which is not capable to feel the bliss associated with life. It is such a pity that we are born to be in bliss but we are suffering because of evolution of our own mind.
Silence-Mother of creativity
Traveling is very much connected to a mind, which is extremely meditative. Nature acts as a magnet and attracts one who is awakened.
The reason that nature attracts an awakened being is that they have same amount of emptiness and creativity inside them.
In fact travelling is a meditation for me too since it opens channels of my creativity. I feel utter freedom when sitting on the mountains while talking to them.
On my last trip of India, I was fortunate enough to trek on the sacred mountains of Himalayas. While sitting on top of mountains, I could feel the breath of those mountains.
I could actually feel that those mountains and trees have lot of creativity inside them. I felt for a moment that human has lost creativity inside him due to miserable and dull capitalistic societies.
I realized everything from mountains to trees except civilized human could feel the bliss present in life. We have simple lost an art to enjoy our birthright, which is silence. Most of us are even scared of solitude and always keep trying to find companions and friends to be alive.
We need to realize that we could never be in solitude. We always have sacred breath accompanying us all the time.
Until we are aware of our own breath, we could never feel the bliss associated with life. We cannot simply find the infinite amount of creativity present within our silence until we feel our breath.
Until one is not creative enough to feel the bliss of silence, one could never celebrate life with others also. There is no way that until one falls in love with his aloneness, one could be cheerful in the company of others.
Celebrating life with others is an act of highly satisfied and creative human being. Most of time, in our modern societies we gather on parties or religious temples, in trying to fulfill our emptiness and dull lives, which we call celebration. But there is no way that we could celebrate the sacred life with others until we celebrate our own silence.
One who can’t celebrate his own silence can never celebrate life with others
I hope that one-day human would realize that one goal of life is to make it a creative act in the modern capitalistic society, which is full of emptiness and dullness.