Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. – Berthold Auerbach.
Here is my first musical movie review. Thanks to Netflix I get to watch some of the best movies made out of Europe. “As it is in Heaven”(2004), Swedish movie directed by Kay Pollak, is clearly one of the best musical movies I have watched so far this year. I like the simplicity of it. The song below gives me chills each time I hear it. Meditation to music to movies there you go…finding ways to keep calm, just to be one self and finding peace. Everything is Zen, I reckon 🙂 Here is the ” Så Som I Himmelen” song from the movie, hope you like it. Let me know 🙂
Can we just not Google for the story, the reviews and more information on the movie. Trust me it is a good movie. Can we just not intellectualize everything? Just watch the movie and do nothing other than relax and enjoy watching the movie. No more unnecessary multitasking and web browsing. I know… I sound like a school teacher Radha 🙂 I just want to see everyone around me happy, content and at peace where ever they are. Life is in small moments and life is supposed to be fun 🙂
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
– Ludwig van Beethoven.
Well! of course there is meditation and then there is music. I love both. When I am feeling blues it is not always easy to sit still and breath. I forget. But then there is music I can listen to that can cheer me up. Of course I borrowed the idea from “The Secret movie”. I sort of made up my mind to keep myself cheerful and peaceful all the time no matter what goes on around me. Lately the one song by Adele is just played everywhere on the radio and gets me into exciting mood. It brings me right back to present moment.
Here is the song by “Adele” for you.
And of course there is my favorite classical music radio station KDFC 89.9 FM to cheer me up with some lovely music. You can listen to it on the internet. I just love this radio station. Check it out.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. – Sophia Loren, so true indeed.
Folks! I am absolutely thrilled and delighted to have Bruce Lee aka my nineteen year old teenager back home with me for the summer. Of course he walks upside down on his hands and almost every day asks me to feel the muscles in his arms. I will get into trouble if I say he is stick thin and needs to eat more, gain some weight. He helps around the house a lot, makes me an excellent cup of coffee. I am not kidding I have got one heck of a “good son” and I am very proud of him. I am going to enjoy his company the next few months. What can I say; I am just “HAPPY”.
The other night my little one asked me if i could sing a song to him to go to sleep. We have a nightly ritual. He takes almost an hour to talk, get a little massage, toss and turn to fall asleep. I don’t sing to him every night anymore but he asked me to sing on that night and so I did. And guess who get to finish the song? Of course it is Johnny himself. Instead of falling asleep he started singing with me. He makes up his own songs and so he was singing a lengthy song “la la lullaby to all the children in India and to my mammy” etc . Nope I did not talk about India at all that night. He himself started singing lullaby to all the children in India and America. We corrected ourselves and said we got love and lullaby to all the children of the world and the universe. And so there is “JOY”. I am glad I am blessed with two wonderful and loving souls. I am content and at ease with Life.
Oh’ the joy of meditation 🙂 and life with my boys. Wes is right, he says, when I have these two with me I forget the rest of the world which includes him as well ha ha 🙂 I am having fun. I never thought I would enjoy so much as being a mom. The small and tiny moments of life as a parent can be so joyful if only we breath and take a moment and be more present. How I wish I could stay in the present moment more often. As Stephen Covey says we get to choose every moment of life if we remember small tiny moments, bits and pieces that bring back smiles more often. The choice is always ours…Yah! you are hearing this from an eternal optimist. I would rather be an optimist choose happy thoughts, be a dreamer than watch fox news and feel the pains of real world. The one time I get a bit sad, rational Wesley for a change tells me to think positive and optimistic thoughts. I like that. He knows exactly what to say to me when i am down and sad to cheer me up. To be honest I don’t really know if I am capable of loving anyone but all I can say is I really, really care very deeply about Wesley and his idealism. His utter, blunt honesty with me even if it gives him trouble. I respect him for being so clear and honest with me. Even though sometimes it drives me crazy and I tell him he does not have to tell me all his crazy thoughts. You know what I mean lol ha ha 🙂 Anyways Americans are very interesting and nice people.
Alright now. If you want to know one of our favorite Lullabies here it is .
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. –Abraham Lincoln.
Nothing is so like God as silence. – Meister Eckhart.
Practicing silence and stillness is the door way to calming the mind, keeping it distress free, slowing down aging and finding balance in this constantly changing, chaotic, world around us. If you are as crazy about meditation as I am, it is an excellent idea to do 30 days challenge and practice silence.
Today has been Day-10 of my 30 days challenge. It has been going very well so far. Of course I still work, get things done, go about life-like taking my son to school, having a good time with a close friend visiting from India and such. My personal phone calls and emails are very minimum, only to close family. Work is work I am not counting work calls here.
I chose this challenge as a test for myself to observe if I can restrain myself from “Facebook”. I was having too much fun and getting a bit addicted to virtual world and I did not like that. I have avoided playing virtual games and do not believe in spending too much time in virtual world. We have got too many responsibilities going on in the real world anyways. Take it easy 🙂 No offense. This is just my personal opinion.
I am enjoying the challenge and loving it. If you have been a fan of “Abraham Hicks” then you might understand what I mean when I say I am “In the Vortex”. I would say it is another name for “stillness”.
I believe mother was right when she said clean up your thoughts and keep your focus. I am just wanting to keep my focus where it belong to, which is meditation. I enjoy it a bit too much ha ha. So I am sort of enjoying this time alone, practicing silence, more meditation and loving it. I am a very happy person indeed right now right at this moment. You all have a happy peaceful meditation time!
Silence is God’s first language; everything else is a poor translation. In order to hear that language, we must learn to be still and to rest in God. — Thomas Keating.