Freedom through being ourselves…

Anadi and I took a picture of our shadows kissing on our run today…

It was a mini run of only a couple of miles… In truth the longer – winding through the trees – to the beach and back.

We had woken up later – 8am – and the heat was already in the day… Swimming was more appealing!

I stopped to take a photo, the waving trees paused mid dance like musical statues, the moment captured…?

An impossible quest, ‘holding onto’ the past through anything is like trying to embrace a shadow…

It is only we who know whether when re visit the records of the past, in art and history or own personal albums, whether we ‘holding on’ ‘regretting’, ‘wishing for the time again’; or celebrating, honouring, viewing, learning, understanding more about ourselves in the mirror of the energy in front of us…   In the form of pictures, wonderful works of art, books and monuments, beautiful buildings and statues…

Are they about us now, expanding us, communicating, part of our experience? Or are we stuck back with them…?  They do not really exist, only we do…

I then saw our shadows on the road, as I went to snap the image, Anadi kissed me…

Our shadows kissing… They do not exist, they are images caught in a moment; nothing exists…

And yet everything does, everything exists as part of the experience of life, and the spirit. Being human and being part of the divine are one and the same thing. Everything we see and experience exists and does not exist, and so with this awareness we can come closer to life being a meditation.

Be still and listen to the sound of silence all around, live life fully and joyously as it is all an illusion to be enjoyed…

Practice living in each moment, knowing that however hard we try we cannot capture it….

Anadi and I have taken to calling everything we do practice… Practicing meditation, practising tantra… The way of being wholly ourselves in every moment..

Life as a meditation, life as play, tantra does not divide the human from the spiritual… Tantra explores life, all pursuits as a route to spiritual  evolvement, to consciousness, to the awareness that we are one.

It denies nothing of the body, nothing within us, acceptance of whatever arises is the path to transformation. Whatever we deny within us, pushes forward and so the tantric way allows us to investigate our own truth in every moment without guilt or judgement and so let go of mind and become still…

Tantric sex running swimming eating, pursuing an artistic endeavour, is all about experiencing ourselves through the body, through being in this world, so that we can let go of ‘holding on’ and discover freedom through being fully and wholly ourselves…

As Osho says

‘Tantra is the way of wholeness – neither obsession with the world, nor withdrawal from it. It is being in the world lightly, with a little smile. It is playfulness. It doesn’t take things seriously. It is light of heart, it laughs…’