My apologies again to the readers of this blog for not updating it for a long while. I’ve been busy revising “The Sacred Seduction” for the past several months. For me blog and book writing are 2 very different occupations. I’ve to shift gears or more precisely change vehicles. Blog writing is more like riding a Ferrari, you do it in speed. Book writing is more like riding a tank. You make your way by bulldozing everything that comes in your path – a much more difficult task.
A few months ago I made “The Sacred Seduction” a free download after reading Leo Babauta’s book “Focus” that I mentioned in my post “The Art of Happiness.” I said that I no longer run. I’m still and focused. I relish the moment by being still. So much has happened since then. The biggest news is that I completed the book as per my satisfaction. I completed it by being still. When I wrote that post “The Art of Happiness” I worked in an office that had so many distractions. I then got a rented office in a very quiet and calm surrounding that’s extremely conducive to creativity. That’s how I got the time to work on the book and complete it.
The latest version of “The Sacred Seduction” is completely different from all the previous versions. You can download it from here: “The Sacred Seduction”
By yesterday I thought to charge for it but now I just present it as a gift to you – a gift of love…
The Cave in the Ocean
(Photo by Marco Busdraghi)
(Continued from Scuba Diving Mermaids – 5 )
Wow you lost your regulator? My girlfriend asks.
Yup. But it’s not a great deal. It happens and usually it can easily be found. But in that case when I lost my regulator in deep sea I leaned to my right (here’s how) and stretched my hand out to find it. While stretching, my hand struck a rock and it was displaced. Oh my God there was an opening to a cave behind that rock.
Was that rock so big? She asks.
Yup, it was big but very light, or my hand was too strong for it. Anyways the mouth of a cave opened and I decided to take a leap inside. It was just like that in the picture above.
Wow. (My girlfriend’s mouth wide open.)
When I entered the cave something started pulling me – it was actually water current that was gushing inside…
So in no time I was deep inside the cave and it was continuously pulling me. I don’t know for how many hours or days or weeks or months did it pull me… I was unconscious…
When regained consciousness I found myself on an island – the virgin island…
My girlfriend asks: you just said “don’t run away from anything you fear – Become a Fear for that Fear” but while we were in that amusement park you didn’t take that ride on the Ferris Wheel, you even forbade the children to sit on it, why?
Ahem, didn’t you read that notice beside the wheel that it’s not for children?
Why don’t you accept that you’re afraid of heights? So why didn’t you fight that fear?
It’s a different kind of fear. I’m trying to get past it but, as yet I’m unable to handle it. I’m sure someday I’ll conquer it too just like I conquered the fear of the sea.
Conquer the Fear of Sea – Scuba Dive
So how did you conquer the fear of the sea?
By taking Scuba diving lessons.
And I recommend that everyone should at least scuba dive once in a lifetime. It’s worth it.
Can you teach me scuba diving? She asked.
(I am not associated with PADI by any means.)
Fish in the aquarium always give me a calm feeling but I didn’t know that one day I’ll be swimming with fish in a bigger aquarium – the sea… It’s another feeling, it seems that we’re in another world – real world – the fish world – faraway from the hustle bustle of artificial life and it seems that only these moments that we spent under the sea are ours…
What they teach in Scuba Diving lessons? She asks.
Many things – the most basic skill to learn is the regulator recovery. Regulator is that piece of equipment that comes in your mouth, through which you breathe. It sometimes happens that you’re looking at something amazing like a
Continued from Seasickness – 3 Mermaids – Part 3
So you want to know how I lost the spices that I bought from Granada? It’s a long story but as you insist I’ll share it with you…
The Habit of Fears – Don’t Runaway from Them
As you know I got seasick during that journey, when that journey ended I said instead of heading towards home I should confront the fear head-on – the fear of sea. These fears have a peculiar habit- they come after you if you run away from them, but they run away from you if you tackle them head-on.
How come you reach this conclusion? (my girlfriend asks.)
A True Incident
A very good question. Many years back when I was a child I had a fear of dogs. It once happened that I saw a dog running. I thought that it’s coming towards me and it’s going to bite me. I then started running screaming, sort of. There was no one near and that dog literally started chasing me. I ran inside my home, front door was closed and there was no chance I enter through it. I then ran towards the garden in the backyard with the dog coming after me, barking in its top voice.
Please accept my apologies for a long absence from ‘The Sacred Seduction’ blog.
Prime reason was a website portal project that I was involved with. I learnt a lot in that project and within the coming days you may be seeing many changes on this website basically with regards to making our own community – a love-based community…
Let’s continue spreading love…
Continued from post Inside the Cruise Ship Part-2
Let me show you the picture of the penthouse suit again:
Vow what a suit. I love it. She says.
Well my deer if you’ve haven’t been on a Sea Ship please be aware that initially you may get a bit seasick.
Seasick? What is it? Have you been seasick?
Well, yes (I felt my ego slightly bruised.) I’ve been very much seasick during that journey. In fact it was sort of too much for me. Before boarding the ship I thought seasickness to be a joke but after going through it I thought that Isaac Asimov must be true when he wrote this in his book The Human Body: when a steward assured a seasick person that nobody ever died from seasickness. The passenger muttered, “Please– it’s only the hope of dying that’s keeping me alive.“