This is what I will write: some thoughts, some stories, some of myself. The way I see the way of life. It is just me, my views, my opinions, my way of saying, my way of writing. My spirit, my fire, my love and the freedom of being myself.

Best wishes for 2009

Monday, December 22, 2008

To all my readers

mountain lily by Milena

I wish you wonderful Christmas days

and a joyful New Year 2009

May peace, love and freedom
guide your way.

posted by Milena at 6:36 AM

Breathing in I calm my body

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

There is nothing more soothing then watching your breath.
Then if you add the powerful healing and compassionate energy to it, it becomes the most exquisite meditation.
When you are not only lost in yourself and in the space between your breaths, the vastness of creation, the emptiness, natural state of the mind, the divinity of each moment, but you include all and everything.

When you can simply calm yourself with each in breathe, allowing a wave to reach deep in every cells of your being, bringing with it a sense of peace and tranquility, softening every part that may be hard or in pain, gently caressing it with tender love, you are well on your way.

You then breathe out and smile to yourself, extending your smile to each and everyone of your loved one and the one who hurt you, to every sentient being, to the wealthy and the poor, to the suffering and the dying with a wave of compassionate and sweet love.

Thich Nhat Hanh the sweet Vietnamese Buddhist Zen monk wrote this poem and it is one of my favorite meditation.

"Breathing in I calm my body
breathing out I smile
dwelling in the present moment
I know it is a wonderful moment"

About Thich Nhat Hanh

You can continue the meditation with "dwelling in the present moment," letting the essence of this truth hit you deeply.
" I know it is a wonderful moment."
Whether I suffer or in joy this is a wonderful moment because I am here, because I can celebrate whatever it is, because I feel it. I am breathing and I am alive and I can smile, despite and however hard it may be.
The Buddha in me is inviting me to smile, to let the sacredness of the moment be the only thing there is, to be mindful of all and everything.

I found an amazing dance meditation that goes together with this text.
Click on this wonderful heart dance you tube video.

And if you can do this with a group of friends it can bring such a joyful feeling of gratitude. We sang it together with our friends at Driek's birthday, no recording available though.

The three paintings are some of my creations of the last 2 months. Inspired by my special Tibetan painter friend :Tashi Norbu. Acrylic on canvas

About Tashi I will speak more later. For now I will say that his delightful paintings and arts have been a source of inspiration for many silent and creative moments with myself and tons of smiles.

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Is this God ?

Thursday, December 04, 2008

After days of snow this is how the mount Macaion looks from the top, where the webcam is located. The same place where I spent so much sweet time in solitude this summer. The mountain above my village.
All around the magnitude ot the east and west Dolomite, the Maddalene mountains with mount Luco. If you click on it you can view it larger.

Yes I believe if you have eyes to see that is one of the many manifestation of God's love for all of us.

The following words are dedicated to me by my dear friend T. Today on his birthday

"The wind doesn't need a reason.
Clouds move effortless, painting the sky.
Divine grace is given freely.
Flower delight comes and goes.

The dance of the beloved reflecting in my eyes.
My love for you is born
from the same source, worlds far away.

Reasonless, living in the heart
eternal, forever, renewed - indeed.

Free flowing, in the sound of solitude."

To it I answer:

In the sound of silence
I rejoice being here and now
to be able to discover the wonders of life
in the precious gift of your friendship.

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