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3 Rajasir 8 years, 4 months ago Reply

I often find people with anxious, worried, dismayed faces and I smile because I see through them. What I see then is the struggle they are going through, both privileged and underprivileged.

A man can live life either as a No or as a Yes. If you live your life as a no, you become a warrior; you are constantly fighting. Then life is just a struggle, a war and you are fighting against everybody else. Of course it is a losing war, you are bound to lose.

One can't win against the whole; the whole idea is stupid. But it appeals to the ego. The ego always wants to say no. No is nourishment for the ego. Yes is creative, yes is the way of the creator, the way of the lover. Yes means surrender. If no means war then yes means surrender; surrendering to the whole, trusting the whole as a friend and there is no need to fight, trusting life and existence. Learn to say yes, learn to be yes, and a total yes. Don't hold back anything and don't make any conditions on the yes. And you will be surprised: life starts growing in leaps and bounds, life starts becoming such a splendor, such a beauty, such a grace that one cannot even imagine it. Life can become an unending ecstasy. All that is needed on your part is to open your doors and windows. Say yes to the winds, to the sun, to the moon, to the rain, to the whole.

You must be surprised to read these lines, and you should be because you are not at the moment in the plan of Yes and from your own vantage point you are watching this YES only as a mute spectator. Come, join the party of YES and be part of the whole, and you will see that the divine bliss which the poets boast of in their poesy will be in you, with you, around you, and as a result you will be a bliss, an inseparable part of the whole.

I love you all
God bless you
3rd June 2008

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2 chloe 8 years, 4 months ago Reply

Hi Rajasir,
I once read that John Lennon fell in love Yoko because she made an art piece that consisted of a ladder in the middle of the room that one had to climb to read the word YES on the ceiling. Lennon said if it had said NO he never would have fallen for her. I don't if its true or know why i just thought of this and its not really relevant. I just sort of liked the idea.

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2 crystalfoo 8 years, 4 months ago Reply

Yes, Chloe, that is true. I'm a bigg-o Lennon fan and I've seen that clip in several bios and docs. I can't remember if the entire art show or just the one wall was pure white (think it was the show) but it was indeed a huge canvas of white, a white ladder leaning up against a white wall and there was a magnifying glass through which you could see the word, 'yes'. Pretty cool. Lennon was looking for signs in his life, and I guess that was a big one for him. FOO

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1 chloe 8 years, 4 months ago Reply

Hi Foo,
Thanks! That's right there was a magnifying glass-I couldn't remember where I heard this story but Rajasir's comments brought it to mind. I'm a big fan of "signs" in life too, although I seem to misread them alot (lol)

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2 crystalfoo 8 years, 4 months ago Reply

Yeah, signs are like horiscopes...open-ended. ;)

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0 DwayneHoover 8 years, 4 months ago Reply


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1 Cheeseliker 8 years, 4 months ago Reply

Sometimes, the word No needs to be said.

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1 JordanNitro 5 years, 7 months ago Reply

No = Negative; self defeating
Yes = Positive; optimism enduring

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1 goru 5 years, 6 months ago Reply

I am always positive.

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