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Angel of Joy

Written by Gede Prama

The dominant characteristic of people who rarely encountering joy, they feel uncomfortable to live in their body. The situation is similar to the coconut trees which naturally grow on the hot beach but they are forced to grow in the cool mountain. Tired, anxiety, tension are the daily menu of life.

The dominant characteristic of people who rarely encountering joy, they feel uncomfortable to live in their body. The situation is similar to the coconut trees which naturally grow on the hot beach but they are forced to grow in the cool mountain. Tired, anxiety, tension are the daily menu of life.

Outer Conversation

It has become a regular sight everywhere that human being love to have outer conversations. Do not talk about politics and power, even religion and spirituality are full of debate. As a result, from day to day people getting away from themselves. There is a deep sense of alienation there. Stress, depression and even schizophrenia could happen there.

One fruit of the too intense outer conversation, human being compete and compare excessively. The harder someone compete and compare, the more alienated they are in their own body. Borrowing from J. Krishnamurti, following others means destroying yourself.

In other words, there are a lot of people who destroy themselves unintentionally. For that reason, it is understandable if the World Health Organisation predicted, mental illness will be very worrying. The signs are already visible, from the increasing rate of suicide, divorce, rise in the mental hospital inmates, a growing number of children who are affected by autism.

Inner Textures

For that reason, in serious meditation practise people are suggested to spend a lot of time in silence. Initially only the mouth which stops talking, ultimately the mind is no longer speak. Only in a state of perfect silence then someone can peel the onion of soul layer by layer. The deeper a person peel the soul, the whiter the color of life. Peace is one of the main sign.

One of the important result of the inner inquiries is to meet a lot of inner textures. Similar to the Earth’s surface that is rich in textures, the same thing happens to the inner textures. Bad mood, good mood, sad, happy, love, sorrow are all the signs of inner textures. It is unique and different from one person to another.

As an example, in the time when body is healthy, emotions are balance, the loud sound of neighbor does not cause any anger. But in the time when body is lack of sleeping, there are a lot of problems in life, the same loud sound of neighbor can cause anger. The more one understands the inner textures then the less anger inside, and the more love that one can give to the surrounding people.

Life is joy

Once the grip of mind is loosening, the behaviour of emotion is recognized, the inner textures are disclosed, then a person can choose to be happy. Whatever the movement of life, one can choose to be happy. Healthy is a blessing, sickness is also a blessing. Mainly because sickness is an input that someone should be more careful in taking good care of themselves. Rich is blessing, poor is also a blessing. The beauty of being poor, a person can learn to be simple and humble.

This is the sign of a soul who stepped back home. In this stage, one can see that life is not a punishment, this planet is not a field of violence. In the depth of the deep, life is the way of perfection, this planet is a garden of compassion. In this perspective, it is understandable when a woman whose husband died several years ago, in certain meditation session, her window was repeatedly knock by a beautiful bird.

The message is simple, birds are angels of joy. That’s why birds keep singing, no matter people like it or not, no matter human being praise it or not. The same thing happens to souls who returned back home as a result of recognizing inner textures, this person has been reborn as an angel of joy. Whatever he/she thinks, says, does, become a song of joy. At the same time that’s also the best way to bless this planet which is currently inhabited by many human beings who immersed themselves in deep sadness.

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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