Who Am I? by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GdmbpU8UpA&feature=youtu.be

I — who am I?
I am no one
I can be anyone
________

I am Kuntuzangpo, who cannot be seen by looking
I am the melody that cannot be heard by listening
I am the truth that cannot be learned by grasping
I am the energy that cannot be stopped by blocking

Do you know me?
I am no one
________

I am the space between thoughts
I am the joy between painful moments
I am the confidence between fears
I am the peace between wars

Do you know me?
I can be anyone
________

I am the light that sees the darkness
I am the ear of compassion that hears suffering
I am the warmth of the heart that generates joy
I am the power of mind that benefits others

Do you know me?
I am no one
________

I am the source of everything
I am the expanse of the boundless sky
I am the radiant light that is everywhere
I am the wind that grants life force
I am the fire that enlivens the body

Do you know me?
I can be anyone
________

I am the refuge that abides within you
I am the value that spontaneously manifests
I am the energy that arises naturally and ceaselessly
I am the activity that compassionately benefits others

Do you know me?
I am no one
________

I am the mother who loves
I am the friend who can be trusted
I am the power that protects from enemies

Do you know me?
I can be anyone
________

I am home for you who are homeless
I am a friend for you who are lonely
I am power for you who are weak
I am wealth for you who are poor

I am the mirror where you see yourself.

Do you know me?
_______

I — who am I?
I am no one
I can be anyone

– Ababa (Tenzin Wangyal) Sept 24, 2019 (translated by Tenzin Wangyal and Steven Goodman, 29 September, 2019, Cafe Leila, Berkeley, California)

Poem: A Shamanic View

 

On a breathtakingly
beautiful winter day
twelve birds
are having a rest
on the white laced
branches
of the trees;
they look huge
compared
to the scenery
like do
ships on
an oceanic horizon.

Magical moment
of stagnation
gets saved
by the inner
camera,

in a past life
a native tribe
is quietly
tuning into
the Great Spirit.

 

– Deelia ©

 

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Article: What is ASMR?

“Have you ever felt tingles in your head and deeply relaxed while getting a massage, while getting a haircut, while listening to someone turn magazine pages, while listening to a specific person talk in a gentle manner, or while watching Bob Ross create a painting?

If so, then you have probably experienced Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR.

ASMR is becoming increasingly popular because it seems to be very helpful for reducing stress and falling asleep.

ASMR can be simply described simply as a variety of soothing SENSATIONS (eg, tingles, relaxation, calmness, sleepiness) due to a variety of gentle STIMULI (eg, whispering, soft talking, light touches, methodical sounds).” Read more at ASMR University: https://asmruniversity.com/about-asmr/what-is-asmr/

 

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Poem: Morphing

 

And then

  the energies

just open

 up,

a lighter

hue,

the star sky,

   the star sky

in here,

inside and

around

 the

body,

 beauty

 beyond

beauty

closer

 than

close.

 

– Deelia ©

 

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