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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Community

 
 
A community built on years of trust and growth is a superior place to live. Without a safe environment little can be achieved. Nations with the lowest levels of crime are inundated with applications of immigration. Freedom and safety are natural desires, without them a harsh existence awaits. Since the World Wide Web we can see each other a little clearer; we can’t always fathom each other’s emotions, though we know which countries have a strong sense of community.
Being able to walk down the street and say hello to neighbours or even strangers without fear of ulterior motives is still a common part of daily life in many countries. The joy of these simple pleasures shows humanity and community spirit in its best light. When people help each other in the face of adversity, they are genuinely putting others before their own needs – this care gets to the heart of what it means to belong, to be part of something.
We can never underestimate the levels of human kindness and understanding within our communities. The people in our beloved towns, especially those kindred spirits we call friends are often like extended family and since some families groups can sometimes live in other towns, states or countries from time to time – those that regularly share in our lives are truly valued.

Of course nothing is rosy all of the time, but even then you can ask for help from family, friends, neighbours – your personal community. Farther from that, some even have online communities where they can support each other in clubs or groups regarding things of personal interest. This may be a place were common interests help answer your questions and create an even greater sense of worldly community.
Don’t be a stranger, join a club or community group and offer something of yourself. If you’re new in town don’t wait, get to know your people! Be part of the fascinating microcosm we call community.

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

Friday, 11 October 2013

End Point

 
 
So much of our time is embedded in an often simple desire or result. It is the same the world over – people work hard to get to a stage where they can literary buy more time at ease or leisure with family and friends. Years of work, struggle and hard savings are invested in getting to an end point were the simple joys can be appreciated.

A work or career path is often crucial to obtaining the essentials or any luxuries. Though the financial tasks many set themselves may actually cripple a great part of their lives until much later in life. The lure of status infects many as they strive for something better – but if it is all about show, the true cost must be reassessed. Comparisons are a waste of time. An honest limit of what you can truly afford is essential for a happy life. If house, car, business and credit card payments are creating untold stress – downsize these things so you can restart the adventure of living.
If you were working towards your true quest and you suddenly won the lottery or inherited a fortune – would that alter the direction you were going? Would you abandoned your goals for a poolside deckchair or would your desires still be strong? Wealth does change things; sometimes for good and sometimes for bad. If your primary goal was to make your fortune and the idea was just a vehicle to get there – you have reached your end point. If however passion and purpose remain; your quest and the journey to get there do not have an endpoint – it will be a lifelong pleasure with many milestones along the way.
Be who you are, forget about some grand finale and make time to enjoy what’s out there and what you do best! Make goals but don’t load yourself with punishments to get there. You are an accomplished being! Experience is all that we have and memory is its keeper.

Sharon D Bush   The Sage  
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      

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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

 

 

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Core Purity

 

Throughout life we carry within us a natural state of core purity – a sense of pristine clarity and stillness that is ethical and compassionate. In purpose this pureness guides us like an internal compass that triggers questions, especially when an imbalance or unexpected event arises. Though this virtue is a natural presence, noticing it and taking joy from it will empower you, your purpose and the direction you pursue. Purity is yours in daily life; it gives a sense of understanding and calmness as it filters through the body, mind and soul like the sunlight dancing on the green leaves of spring.

The purity of many is a profound revolution! However, living a falseness is damaging to the innate purity of which we are born! Being less than honest with yourself weakens your core purity. Feel the difference between right and wrong. Speak the gentle and honest truth. There has to be balance; you can’t conceal the problems of others (they must face this on their own), you can’t help everyone if you need time to help yourself, you cannot stay were love has deserted you, If you have something to say or some damaging guilt that clings to you – let it out or banish it! Mistakes and accidents are nothing new, just another learning curve. You are here on this earth to live, learn, love, create and explore with the purity and confidence to delight in the journey.

Try this Active Meditation (gentle contemplative meditation where thoughts and inspirations are most welcome). Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and think of as many pure, pristine, transparent and beautiful things as possible.
Read through the list before the meditation, then close your eyes and breathe in purity and exhale between each contemplative suggestion – what you can remember. Try some gentle relaxing music (instrumental).

·        Watch the sun rise over the land giving life to all.

·        See the trails which lead people from darkness to clarity.

·        See vibrant waterfalls flowing.

·        See wrongs made right.

·        Delight at the first blooms of spring, or the autumn’s amber fall.

·        See the way your mind works.

·        Breathe the crisp mountain air while you view nature’s glory.

·        Rejoice at a good harvest.

·        Marvel at the compassion of your heart.

·        Watch the flight of birds or fish jumping from the water.

·        See love bloom.

·        Feel the warmth of the sand and the gentle waves of the beach.

·        Rejoice as your children celebrate their rights of passage.

·        See the pure faces that light your world.

·        Watch the moon make its many phases and the glow of the stars.

·        Discover the purity that makes your life energetic and inspirational.

Write down any important thoughts or visions.
Living, understanding and feeling your core purity is a substantial achievement. Purity is needed for the growth of the planet – overcrowding causes desperation and the destructive greed that turns the wholesome mind to darker creativities. Temptations will be offered and the decisions are yours, but hopefully the pure mind will prevail. Live a pure life with healthy food, fresh air, simple philosophies, good family and friends, a clear mind, and something to work towards – and all is well!
08-09-2013

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      

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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

P.S. Active Meditation (gentle contemplative meditation where thoughts, inspirations and purposeful questioning is most welcome – founded and taught in Geelong, Australia since 1995 by Sharon Bush (then – m.n. Wright) as a tool for a productive and creative life ).

 

Saturday, 13 July 2013

The New Bohemian Age

 
The signs of a bohemian surge are prominent! Creativity is reawakened in a wide-ranging freedom to express the core of each profound signature. The freethinking heart is willing to follow its desires with very little pressure from outside influences. Though we tend to think of the struggling artists of the last few centuries as bohemians, this new emergence offers well paid creative careers for the gifted! This increasing precedent spans the fields of art, architecture, philosophy, poetry, sculpture, music, photography, writing, fashion, films performance art, interior/exterior design, technology, engineering, and the inspiring computer programing that allows everyone the chance to offer their artist talents to the greater world.

This suggests that upcoming artists can initially work to support daily life and use their spare time to enhance their creative works and evolving ideas. If public recognition occurs they may be able to immerse themselves in their ideal lifestyle on a more permanent basis. Surviving on the monetary rewards of your creative labours means you are living a full rich bohemian lifestyle. The true essence of meaning can be appreciated in creative pursuits whether you are making a living out of it or not. In the creative moment you are pristine spiritual energy – you are the genius gathering from the source and like a spark you illuminate. Visions, dreams and imaginings make you the creator – maybe the supreme omnipotent is within – not without!
 
Enjoy the delights of the new bohemian age; go to a performance or a gallery exhibition; there should be a wide range to choose from.  Maybe some bohemian music will lift your artistic drive. Remember to expose your children to these inspiring occasions. Do what makes you happy – we are all required to make our own.  Dress for your own pleasure, not what society recommends. Embellish you home in the colours that bring warmth and captivation. Wake up and feel like you are truly living an inspired life. Walk outside and be inspired by the viridian landscape. Joy is everywhere if you choose to look, but if your creativity is greatly inspired by the daily hardships that you were born into, or injustices that you see in the world – use that to free yourself (either mentally or physically). Wrap yourself in an azure blanket and contemplate the infinity of your original thought! Create in purity and your limitless being will rise to the utopian ideals you have set yourself.

The Sage   Sharon D Bush

Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      
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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

 

 

 

 

Monday, 3 June 2013

On the Edge of Understanding


As a people we want life to be less of a struggle so we can live a fulfilling experience of fun, love and understanding. Yet it is understanding that people most often struggle with! First we must strive to knows ourselves and then we endeavour to understand others, though we are partially blinded by our experiences, personal environment and beliefs so far. Further than this is understanding our greater world at large; its beliefs as a whole, its religious, cultural, and political outlooks – not to mention our wondrous planet with its ebb and flow shinning in suspended space.

Deciding how much of this to explore is a choice that could lead you on to greater questions or limit your view of this profound existence. There is a great deal to think about regarding our very presence; how humanity came to be here, why we are quite different in our mental and creative output compared to other animals (though physically we are not so far removed). In ancient times people felt that their very lives depended on Gods and Goddesses and though people of this century delight in their religious or spiritual beliefs, they know the importance of creating a path of their own while still asking those insighful questions that motivated and inspire.

Understanding your unique place in your evolving environment is imperative for your personal balance – you are not fixed in any way, you are constantly growing, progressing and advancing in your understanding of all that you choose to consider. You are on the edge of understanding when you are perceptive, compassionate, tolerant, supportive and accepting. Sometimes we need to sit back and see life or a situation as it is, without all the mind chatter, opinions, anger or ‘what if’s.’ With open eyes you can see the sheer simplicity at the foundations of living and from here you can decide what is significant and what no longer valid – only then can you focus on forward planning.

Your relationship with the elements of the natural or unseen world may needs its share of understanding. Can you sit in the splendour of a park, forest or garden and feel its energy and beauty, and know the gift of life the environment offers? Do you have an understanding of the signature and emotion left by special helpers or those long departed? Are you comfortable with the idea of an omnipotent presence or an integral energy within planet Earth or does your understanding limit these concepts to fanciful ideologies. Know how you feel about the notion of a human soul, does this need your dedicated understanding or not? Don’t rush any of these age old questions, you need to let it permeated your being before a true belief or understanding can be obtained.

Understanding is a gift obtained by patients, inquiry, perception, tolerance, empathy, release, acceptance and a serene and positive outlook.

 
The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      

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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).


Friday, 26 April 2013

The Altering Effects of Under and Over Exposure

 
 
What we are exposed to as children or adults has a vast impact on our future, especially on our beliefs and outlook. Children have limited power over what they are exposed to; daily life can offer green grass, creativity, play and laughter, but it can also offer great tragedy, fear and the unexpected. The minds pristine capacity slowly begins to fill with all that it has seen – hopefully the wisdom of joyous life experiences prevails over minor setbacks. Parents have the guiding power to limit what a child or pre-teen may be exposed to on television, computers, books and life in general. Strange how we gently ease our children into what we think is a shocking world. Caring parents give their children bite size pieces of information that is age appropriate. Parents know there are dangers for every child and try to bring them to adulthood with strength, wisdom and minimal over-exposure. The timing of exposure to new concepts may have its effects on young lives, but this is often a matter of chance, fate or synchronicity and is mostly just another learning experience. Though parents use protective cushioning when necessary, they know the world holds magnificent sights and experiences of beauty and wonder where people can live and grow together.

Adult's who have been exposed to shocking events or just too much information as children may bring their own children up with strict rules about what damages a young creative soul. Everyone has been exposed to information or vision that can initially make them feel ill; it’s as if a perfect world is expected. Though we know perfection is an imbalance we still naturally long for the brighter side of life because it is trouble free. Limiting over-exposed to constant violence on television or computer games is paramount otherwise the young become desensitised and think violence is a normal part of daily life and this can damage their perception. Joy and innocence should be a greater part of every child’s life.  Parenthood requires some sort of joint plan for raising children otherwise they won’t feel the loving protection and guidance that a well-balanced mother and father naturally offer. Some rules or outlines are of benefit for later life because the adult world is full of rules, etiquette and mannerisms that need to be understood for ease of communication and creating friendships.  One and two parent families should ask for assistance from family and friends – raising children requires the wisdom and caring of many.

There are of course damaging effects from shocking events in both the lives of adults and children that are often unpredictable – natural disasters, car accidents, terminal illnesses, betrayal, financial ruin, violence, verbal abuse and any loss of life can be harmful if the proper time for healing is not allowed. Therefore we only have partial control of what we are exposed to, but we can learn, grow, accept and keep life moving forward. Maybe fate has its hand in our time on Earth or maybe these are just random events, either way we are left to deal with the situation the best way we can using love and understanding to heal the wounds.

The world is full of risks that we all must take to discover direction and purpose. We make decisions everyday regarding under and over-exposure because we know what we like and quickly steer clear of things that feel dark, stagnant or dangerous. A staggering amount of information comes our way in a life time, but we can choose to limit some of this or take risks to see what is out there. As long as you can confidently say yes or no to the information you allow into your life – you are in charge of your mental health, well-being and direction.

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      

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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Prime Focusing Point

                             
                                                                                                                                                            
We may not always notice a concentrated focusing of our thoughts in one or two areas of life. There is a lot of surface babble going on in the mind and deeper thoughts that need closer attention. Looking carefully at this you can see patterns quickly emerge. Things that you believe, subjects that challenge you, thoughts about others, the darker and lighter sides of your personality and fears that you keep hidden are all in the mix of your minds daily journeys. Our thoughts are made up of memories – all that we have seen, done, experienced, invented, judged and imagined. Somewhere is this chatter are a few focusing points that get all the attention!

You will notice your minds prime focusing points in moments when you are quiet, doing repetitive tasks or when you are waiting. It may be just five minutes, but our vast intelligence is busy creating numerous scenarios where victory, love, revenge and adventure are playing out. Most of the time this has a minor impact on life or you totally dismiss it in seconds, but it is interesting to see if there are any major themes running through this mind play or just snippets of everything. Taking notice assists in knowing yourself to a greater degree, though for some this information could be vital.

Your main focusing points could actually lead you somewhere; maybe you are more creative than you think? Most parents are of course focused on their children, but they will still have areas of their lives that are dedicated to the things that they enjoy doing – we are all individuals with a life plan that we make to suit our needs and desires. Your focusing point may be on what you think is obvious, but if it lies elsewhere take a closer look – there may be secrets or something unexpected in these thoughts (hopefully all helpful and productive). If a few insecurities show up in these floating visions don’t let that bother you, as a whole people judge themselves way to harshly. No one is asking for perfection, just a little more information (If you don’t like what you see and it seems more detrimental than beneficial please consult a doctor or therapist).

Humanity is a populous of serial knowledge seekers. We admire the strong-minded and compassionate people within society who take on their quest and win. But we have all done this to some degree and will continue to do so. Make use of your prime focusing point – it is just another tools to help you gain wisdom and learn more about yourself.

07-02-2013

 The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      
 
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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

The Upheaval of Swift Unexpected Change



No one is prepared for the shock or heartache when the moment arrives. The wave of disbelief is felt throughout the entire body which quickly sends out messages of fear. Looking for the good side meets with uncertainty in the early days because you don’t have the strength to cope with problem solving. Breathing is slow and trance-like as you stare into an abyss of fog. All planning and routine have fallen as you are stuck in a place you haven’t been before. You know there is a way round these feelings, but there is no hurry to achieve. The emotional experience must be fulfilled in order for healing and growth to emerge.

Swift change is a shocking and life changing event! Whether it is a death, a lucky escape, a job loss, a serious injury, an altered relationship, financial distress, or a natural disaster, it’s new territory that brings a great sense of loss. Initially it’s a flight or fight response, but responsibility brings you back to the decision making that has to take place. Life is constantly moving and altering, though most manage a daily routine that involves family and employment. We are all on the unstable foundations which the earth provides, but we have built a billion houses on that without too much stress. Nothing in our lives is a fixed as we would like it to be, but we are taught to look on the positive side because this creates happiness and a sense of direction, purpose and meaning. There is no point dwelling on ‘what-ifs,’ when you can be leading a life of love, creativity and satisfaction.

When the upheavals comes work through it at your own pace. Life is a beautiful experience dotted with the bleak moments that need love, support and compassion. The focus of life is to experience joy in all its forms – if you can’t find some joy in life you need to create the swift positive changes that make life wonderful again. Sometimes you have to embody the strength of a warrior to accomplish the tasks that will release you from burden and create a new direction. Determination and confidence goes a long way when you can see your new vision rising.

There is a new year, a new month, a new day and a new minute that you are here. All you have to do is make decisions on what to do next. The mind is always young, the heart is always yearning and the senses need the experience’s that make life joyous. You are the director of your life’s journey – make plans that support your spiritual well-being!

 26-12-2012

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      

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Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).