The loos aren’t downstairs in Pret on the King’s road…
But it is the place many people look for them!
I am often sitting downstairs near ‘the looking like it might be a loo’ door!
And so take on the role of ‘loo re director’.
I’ve just been ‘keeping an eye’ on a young woman’s laptop, she was sitting nearby and went on a loo mission…
I re directed her and offered to keep an eye
I’ve taken my job seriously and sat properly watching her table full of her belongings…! But then I like just sitting and watching…
I like the table upstairs by the window too – I like watching the people, the cars, the taxis and red London buses go by – and by.
I remember going to the cinema to see the film ‘Shine’ in the 90’s – it was about a piano player called David Helfgott, who driven hard by his father and teachers had a mental breakdown.
He loved to watch the traffic go by, and by. It calmed him.
I think of him when I am watching traffic – there is a lot of opportunity for me to do that where I live now.
My flat looks out over Sloane Avenue and the traffic goes by and by and by.
The flow of life…
Always represented wherever we look, the expansion, the movement, Consciousness in flow and form.
Consciousness is life, life is Consciousness.
Ad when we sit and watch we are free
In this moment
There is nothing else
It is possible to transcend all the pain and angst and suffering – the torture of the mind.
In this moment
When we watch
And know there is nothing else
And in that space experience who we truly are
The silence is always there
Our natural state – still and clear and joyous.
A leap that can be difficult for the human mind to grasp, is that to experience the freedom that is our birthright – it is possible to let go of the anguish pain suffering anger depression that is so prevalent in our lives – in this process we also let go of the attachment to seeking joy and happiness – the struggle away from sadness to happiness…
The swing of the pendulum is the pain of duality that so many experience… All the time we are caught in the trap of identifying with these states we miss the experience of being
But in letting go of this struggle, we can experience the ease joy bliss and the creativity that flows from us, which of course does mean we are happiness joy love – rather than seeking these states…
Our true authentic self.
The process to experience this is simple
The paradox is that to heal we must feel
Be aware in every moment
To breathe in deeply
To be here now
And to notice and be with every single sensation within and all around…
To be fully aware
To breathe in again and to notice the space before the out breath… The space of all pervading truth.
And to release everything as that breath leaves the body
Everything we are feeling and seeing
Every reaction every judgement
Everything that has arisen
To relax and let go.
And even if just for a moment
Experience our true nature
To feel the ease and peace this brings
And to expand it in