Healthy and Luminous Until Old Age

Written by Gede Prama

If you measure a fish using the point of view of a bird, or measuring the capabilities of a bird with the extraordinary abilities of a fish, all creatures will then look idiots”, that is one of the legacies of the great physicist, Albert Einstein. The point is that living someone else’s life is very energy-consuming. Sadly, as a result of a long educational process as well as the vast movement of socialization and culturalization, people are unconsciously being formed into becoming someone else. It comes to such a predictable ending, there are so many restless and anxious souls everywhere. A friend, who had a rising career in a large bank told a story about that the headaches he had for years. Upon being asked about his past, it is finally revealed that his parents was failed in becoming a bank officer in the past, then forced him into becoming one.

This is one of the important roots of anxiety in this era. Most humans are not growing in their natural environment. As a result, their life then becomes miserable like a frangipani tree that is planted in the wet mud. Similar to lotus that is being planted in the dry soil. The lacking of any significant improvements might lead the soul journey to a very dangerous state. It rings a bell for us to start learning to heal ourselves. Most importantly because when you are healed, you will not only be able to heal others, yet it will also make your soul journey becomes meaningful and luminous. Such an exceptional series of achievements in the current dark age.

First aid for the soul wounds

In many houses, there are first aid kits for emergency use. It contains medicines that can heal the body if it suddenly gets injured. The most saddening part is that there is neither box nor guideline for the soul when it is accidentally injured. While in the reality, the soul gets injured far more often than the body. The immature parents, problematic schools, abusive environment, prolonged feelings of loneliness, career failures, insensitive spouse, naughty children, are some of the sources from where the souls gets injured, which might be happening in anytime and anywhere. Without the provision of first aid for the soul injuries, there will be many soul wounds accumulated within that will then emerge in the form of dangerous diseases, or life threatening actions such as committing suicide.

In order to help all beings to be safe and sound, whenever bad mood appears, please do not wait until you are burned by anger or until you are suffered from a deadly cancer, immediately present positivity as a balancing energy. It can be in the form of listening to favorite musics, reading inspirational books, enjoying beautiful scenery in the nature, or visiting a close friend who never fail in making you laugh. The keypoint is to awaken your inner energy of joy. The second step that can be done once you feel calm within, is to create a long list on your personal victories since childhood. From winning a kite competition during childhood, winning a soccer game at school, becoming the best student in class, until having a rising career at works. Thirdly, train yourself to always see life and the surrounding environment from the blessing sides. There is always a blessing in disguise behind everything that happened, even from the most complicated problems we are facing.

The following is often shared to many friends who have been participated in our meditation sessions, the best medicine that truly heals is called the perseverance to always be connected with the energy of the present. The dualities, such as right-wrong, good-bad, happiness–sadness, that cause the inner conflicts, are both being embraced like the sky embracing the clouds. Everything is similar to the waves that come and go. And the task of meditation is like the beach that welcome any kind of waves to naturally come and go. To enable the body into becoming the best friend of growth, remember to always take care of the body in a full balance. Balance the body movements of being between active and passive. Balance the time allocated for being inside of a room and being outside in the nature. Balance the food nutrient intakes between meat and vegetable. Balance the time allocated for having a me time and for doing something for the interests of others.

Finding a beautiful soul home

To enable the body to grow into becoming a beautiful home for the soul, it is extremely crucial to understand the current nature biorhythms. In the past, in the era of shortage, people were sick because they needed to increase something within. The best cure in the past were adding more food, medicines, as well as vitamins. In the age where the economic growth is becoming the most undefeatable commander, a sick person need to reduce plenty of things from within. From reducing sugar, fat, drugs, and the consumption of other dangerous ingredients. Studies of cancer found a pretty strong connection between obesity and cancer. Apparently, the cancer cells are very fond of sugar and sweets. Those having cancer are mostly having such a complicated mind that needs to be immediately reduced.

Similar thing happens with the emotional body. To stay healthy and safe, there are many things that need to be reduced within. Excessive desires to always look better, wealthier, more reputable than others, are among of the many things that need to be significantly reduced. Observe the live of many friends whose live is full of struggle. There are those who have such a beautiful appearance in the outside, yet turn out to be very agitated in the inside. Michael Jackson is the world best teacher in this regard. He had abundant amount of wealth, received abundant number of praises, and known for his great reputation. Yet, as being recorded in the history, the end of his life is very heartbreaking. The founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, also had a similar story. Famous movie actor Robbins William and David Carradine also shares the same story.

Those historical records act as a symbolic sign that invites everyone to grow, from a life that is full of struggle to a life that is full of acceptance. In the ancient path of life that is full of acceptance, there is an old message that sounds like the following: “Suffering happens because humans fail to acknowledge that You are the goal you have been looking for in your entire lifetime”. This is such an anti-mainstream perspective. Most modern people are assuming that having certain traits like wealth and reputation are the most ideal future goals to be pursued. While in the ancient path of life that is full of acceptance, those are not the ideal characteristic to be sought. The main task is to return back to our natural call. As simple as a fish that being fish, a bird that simply being bird. In result, people will not only be experiencing less fatigue, yet will also feel more connected to the soul.

The physical body that was formerly an obstacle of growth has now transformed into a pleasant and beautiful home for the soul. The human being whose getting exhausted for chasing the futures has now transformed into becoming the one who befriends with the present. Borrowing an old saying from a number of ancient holy scriptures, “Being the unique and authentic version of yourself is the most peaceful life ever”. It is as peaceful as the dolphins in the ocean, and as beautiful as the butterflies in the park. At this stage, one will understand through his own achievement, a flexible mind and a grateful heart provides more energy than any of the world best food and any of the most beautiful holiday ever. A smile is the most beautiful angel ever born in the human body. With this kind of angel, you will not only be having a healthy body and soul, but you will also be healthy and luminous until old age.

At this stage, human being will not only be able to identify the evolution from the perspective of biology and ecology, but will also experience the evolution of consciousness. Having a higher awareness that we are no longer sick because of living someone else’s life. Instead, we start live a healthy life by being the best version of ourselves (read: live according to our natural calling). It has a simple characteristic, life becomes completely flowing. If the water in the river flows in search for the ocean, these kind of souls have understood through achievement, not through debate: “You are not a drop of water looking for the ocean. You are the ocean in the form of a water drop”. Welcome home beautiful souls.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo: Pinterest.
Proofread By: Monica Laurena.

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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