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Center of Joy Within

Written by Gede Prama

“Why do you love to sing when sharing the Light?”, that’s the question of a lot of friends. In the beginning, it was simply unimaginable knowing that the audio book and the voice on the radio reportedly healed countless people. When it was studied, it turns out there is a field of knowledge in the form of the healing power of sound.

One of the old British singers named Cloe Goodchild even deliberately studied in India to deepen the healing power of sound. So it can be understood that one day there is a head of department in a district in Bali, who reported that his wife was healed simply because of often listening to the song on the television show “Lentera Gede Prama”.

When it is monitored deeper, there are certain people who were born with the fifth chakra (esophagus) which is very beautiful. This kind of person will easily share the Light, and touch many people through sound. Of course only if the purity and sanctity of the voice are kept as good as possible. Especially by spending a lot of time in silence.

Like a flowering tree, sounds are similar to the blossoming flowers that share their beauty everywhere. Behind the beautiful flowers there is a flower tree that is carefully and sincerely being taken good care of. The same thing happens to the one whose voice touched a great deal of souls. There is tree of beautiful souls deep inside.

The leaves are called perseverance to always learn. Not only learning outside, but also learning inside and learning in the secret world. Not only learning through reading and debating, but also learning in more depth through action and achievement.

The trunk of the tree in this case is the persistency of continuously carrying out what is learned in everyday life. Like learning the balance of riding a bike. Only the perseverance to continuously practice is how you perfect riding a bike. Including practicing after life has collapsed many times.

Anyone who is so determined to study outward, learn inward, learn in the secret realm, and not easily give up, will one day come into contact with the center of joy inside. There they will see and hear directly. Not through someone else’s story.

It turns out that behind the big bang called the beginning of the creation of nature is the energy of joy (spiritual joy). Not joy as the opposite of sorrow. Not joy that can be ended by grief. But the joy which is there from the very beginning.

As a practical step to get there, before bedtime always spend time making a list of things that deserve you to be grateful for. From a healthy body to a healthy family. In your spare time, learn to sing songs that can remind you of the wonderful memories.

Whenever you see beauty in nature, from the warm beach to the cool hill, use the beauty outside as a bridge to connect with the beauty inside. Gratitude and a deep sense of tribute are close friends in this regard.

As darkness naturally disappears with the presence of Light, grief, sadness, difficulty will naturally move away once a person is connected neatly with the center of joy within. Moreover, one who is connected with the center of joy inside, let alone his words, even his eyes also share the Light.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo: Compassion Family Documentary.
Proofread By: Kirsty Spence.

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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