Circle : Sawal-e-Safar


ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ONE Divine Creator.
All Pervading & Permeating in The Creation.
The Truth, The True Wisdom, The Guru is Pouring this Grace.

“ਸਰਬੱਤ ਦਾ ਭਲਾ”
The happiness & prosperity of all.

A sharing circle to ask and reflect upon the difficult questions that create block/disturbance in our internal growth or fills us with sorrow.

A circle to explore the sense and the essence of ‘self’ in the larger ecosystem
& co-create the possibilities of human harmony & simplicity.

A journey of ‘self growth’ in the abundance of collective wisdom, love & trust. 

Sharing Circle

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The TRUTH is always present.
We just need to meditate within and observe gently ‘what is’ around.

We all co-exist, inter-weaved in larger life-patterns, guiding and healing each other through our energy interactions.

Co-existence + Collaboration + Cooperation = Collective Wisdom

Collective Wisdom has an incredible power to enrich our understanding.
It is one of the profound ways to support the holistic growth & evolution of all in the larger ecosystem.

Our answers can surprisingly come from any space or direction,
Many times, it comes from where we least expect them to.

ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਹੈ ਸੋਇ ॥ ਤਿਸ ਦੈ ਚਾਨਣਿ ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਚਾਨਣੁ ਹੋਇ ॥
Amongst all is the ONE Light. By its illumination, everything illuminates. 

ONENESS is an experience of harmony in the diverse ecosystem of life”.

“ਮਿਲਿ ਸਤਸੰਗਤਿ ਖੋਜੁ ਦਸਾਈ ਵਿਚਿ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਹਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਵਸੈ ਜੀਉ ॥”
joining the true congregation, I searched my path.. in the congregation, the Lord abides.

“ਵਿਚਿ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਹਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਵਰਤਦਾ ਬੁਝਹੁ ਸਬਦ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥”
the Lord prevails in the holy congregation; reflect upon this Shabad (words of wisdom) and understand.

ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਕਵਣ ਕਹਾ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥ ਵਾਰਿਆ ਨ ਜਾਵਾ ਏਕ ਵਾਰ ॥
ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸਾਈ ਭਲੀ ਕਾਰ ॥ ਤੂ ਸਦਾ ਸਲਾਮਤਿ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ॥

There is so much to learn from even the most darkest space.
As Life ordains, rather wasting energy in negativity, we can always use opportunities to focus on the lessons from the dark and grow.

Intentions speak louder than words, Intention is everything.
More we learn to observe the intention behind the words of fellas, more we connect with their concerns, more we embrace the truth, more we receive and rise.

Let’s begin a journey to nurture compassion over conflict; equality over superiority; & receptivity over despise. 

Energies create ripple effects, those who are willing to co-create a harmonious space by weaving all dynamic energies together are welcome with love.

Its an invitation to all of you to co-create a safe space for fellow travellers who are struggling with some deeper conflicts & seeking a true company where they can open their hearts and mind to ask difficult questions.

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ABOUT THE SPACE: SHARING CIRCLE
to co-create an inclusive environment.

  • It is a non-judgmental, non-comparative & non-competitive learning space for all.
  • Our happiness and sorrows are not only ours, the whole web is connected. Even our actions and responses are not isolated, We are ONE ecosystem. We all are dancing, changing and transforming timelessly. This is the real opportunity to free our ‘self’ from all the rigid and burdening images of ‘self’.

Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck.
Faith is the solvent that sets you free.
~Shannon Alder

  • Honesty Heals us all. Its often vulnerable to witness the flaws and the weirdness that we carry within but the honest admission and openness has an incredible power to unlock the heavy chains of our suffering. We invite you to trust the ecosystem and speak bravely about your triggers that wobbles you as well as the values that inspire you to grow through.
  • Love begins with acceptance. No matter where you are in your personal journey, we accept you, the way you are & respect the path and pace of your learning.
    We all are drops of ONE ocean.

ਰੰਗਿ ਰਤਾ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਰਵਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਭਰਪੂਰਿ ॥
The Divine creator is imbued in all the colors of creation, permeating and pervading in all.

  • We all are unique & special in our own ways. We invite you to free yourself from the social/personal burdens that you put on self-image & renounce all kinds of hegemony & ego that you see within and around you.

ਹੁਕਮੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੁਕਮੈ ਜੇ ਬੁਝੈ ਤ ਹਉਮੈ ਕਹੈ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥
Everyone is in the Natural Divine Flow; no one is out of the Divine Flow. O Nanak, one who understands the Divine Flow, does not speak in ego.

  • Uncover your masks, recognize your ‘energy-self’ & join the circle with incredible light, love and compassion that you are carrying within.
  • Hold your mind, if your mind is internally preoccupied with worries, rigid perceptions and extreme judgments. Focus your mind, if your mind is externally distracted.
  • We embrace deep listening, self-observation and slow reflective conversations.
    We invite you to Listen deeply & expand your horizon with collective understanding of life.
  • Rather correcting, imposing or controlling others, we are learning to respect and embrace the freedom of all.
  • Keeping it simple, always work. We are learning to naturally align ourselves with the underlying order of life.

ਹੁਕਮਿ ਰਜਾਈ ਚਲਣਾ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਨਾਲਿ ॥

“There are as many paths to God as there are souls on Earth”.
~ Sufi Proverb

Divine Energy is all pervading, when we forget this, we start controlling and taking things on our personal ego, we act over-passionately, hold things tight & get entangled by self-created sorrows.

In the larger ecosystem,
Visibly, invisibly, directly or indirectly, all life patterns are inter-weaved.

ਅਸਰ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਮਨ ਦੇ ਫੁਰਨਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਚੰਨ ਤਾਰਿਆਂ ਤੇ ਵੀ..
~ਦਰਸ 

We do not live merely in the words, we live in the sense of experience and in the understanding of life-thought. We all want happiness & prosperity by heart.

Yes : ) Our essential practice is to raise our abilities/capabilities to live for what we really value. We all value the absolute freedom, completeness within, vastness in love, compassionate living, experience of trust, humility in relationship, forgiveness, resilience, inner peace, spiritual richness, true consciousness, calmness, contentment & joyful celebration.

All our sorrows and sufferings are because of our emotional/sensational hooks in the material body fabric or divide in the social body fabric. In order to be free, we need to remind ourselves again and again that the spirit energy is the center of this whole life play, ever changing through everything, ever transforming.

Material & Spirit are working together. The role of material fabric is to support the spirit. The spirit fabric in life is much more essential. For a healthy spirit, we need a healthy body and a healthy mind (a healthy vehicle) to travel healthy in our journeys.

“Truth is a pathless land”
~ J. Krishnamurti

Whatever we pay attention to, grows.
Healing is like breathing. We all constantly need to de-clutter our mind and body from excessive destructive influences. Mistakes are nothing but a different pattern of thoughts and actions of a differently learned person.

If our actions are influenced by some rigid conditions or wandering sensations, we must learn to raise our ability to re-weave our patterns to keep the human-spirit always high. Rather blaming others or threatening ourselves, we must learn to respond responsibly.  We all are innately blessed to re-program our thinking, No matter what our body age is we can re-craft our behavior patterns to enhance our practical living experience.

What we often see is ‘a part’ of The whole.

TRUTH IS ALL COMPASSING.

We all are different and that makes us similar. One’s understanding is different from another because one perceives and experience life through different causes and conditions. A part of the whole, it is what it is, beyond right or wrong.

Everything is Energy.

We are observing… We are listening…
We are thinking… We are analyzing…
We are understanding… We are selecting…

We want to live in our choices…
We are living… We are experiencing…

Our doing is our becoming…
Our being is our quality…
Our quality is our nature…

Our nature is our energy…

There is an energy in our sight, our words, our actions, thoughts and expressions.
There is an energy in our behavior, nature, fabric and connection.
There is an energy in our food, breaths and flow.

We are not only our mind, body, gender and skin,
We are not only our passion, memory and dream,

We are ONE energy.

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ABOUT THE QUESTIONS

  • When do questions arise? why do they arise? from where do they arise?
  • What do questions really do?
  • What is a right or a wrong question?

As you grow with time and experience..

  • Do your questions remain the same or do they change?
  • Do your questions further lead to a series of questions or do they disappear with time?
  • Where you go and search for your answers? How you do that?
  • To whom do you ask your questions?
  • Do you feel safe when you ask questions or do you feel afraid of being judged, threatened or victimized?

Observe a relationship between your ‘will to know’ & your ‘fears’.

What kind of people, culture or ideal environment do you really seek/need to completely open up yourself (even your vulnerable layers) to explore and evolve mindfully?

  • Where you feel safe. (without any judgement or divide).
  • Where you receive natural acceptance and support.
  • Where people deeply listen, willingly expand their tolerance and respond calmly.
  • Where there is human equality, the spirit is valued and respected.
    (no hegemony of any kind).
  • Where compassion is the core value in action.
  • Where bonding of love is more internal and you feel real trust.
  • Where togetherness nourish all and opens the holistic awareness in all.
  • Where the environment is really grounded, sensitive, inspiring & joyous.

COME, lets create it together: )

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ABOUT THE ANSWERS

  • Do answers to every question exist? (visible or hidden?)
  • Do we create our own answers or they are allover same?
  • What is the right (or true) answer?

What do answers do? How do they affects us?

  • Brings clarity, peace and joy.
  • Calms your mind, heals your heart and lights your spirit.
  • Creates comfort & contentment within.
  • Shows the reality and the truth.
  • Triggers more curiosity and excitement OR creates more disturbance/conflict.

Is there any clear answer OR everything is just a clue to walk on the path.

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How does one learn.. what to know & how to know?

What does ‘complete understanding’ mean? How does it look/feel like?

How do we operate?

  • When we think that we have learned everything and ‘we know it all’.
    OR
  • When we feel that we are still in the process of learning.

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PROPOSAL TO INTROSPECT ‘WITHIN’

  • All our fundamental questions are internal.
  • We ultimately ask all our real questions from inside.
  • We receive all the final answers from inside.

TRUTH IS REALLY SIMPLE.

When The Light illuminates from within,
We begin to care all & do not see any separation.
Every particle in this timelessness is dancing in amazement,
of which nothing can be said.

ਮਨ ਤੂੰ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੁ ਹੈ ਆਪਣਾ ਮੂਲੁ ਪਛਾਣੁ ॥
O my mind, you are the embodiment of the Divine Light – recognize your own origin.

ਜੋ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡੇ ਸੋਈ ਪਿੰਡੇ ਜੋ ਖੋਜੈ ਸੋ ਪਾਵੈ ॥
The One who pervades the Universe also dwells in the body; whoever seeks Him, finds Him there. 

ਧੁਨਿ ਮਹਿ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਧਿਆਨ ਮਹਿ ਜਾਨਿਆ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਅਕਥ ਕਹਾਨੀ ॥
By meditating on the Eternal Sound Vibration, the disciple-seeker comes to know the Unspoken Story of the Existence. 

ਮੰਨੈ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਮਨਿ ਬੁਧਿ ॥ ਮੰਨੈ ਸਗਲ ਭਵਣ ਕੀ ਸੁਧਿ ॥
The faithful receives intuitive awareness and intelligence. The faithful get to know about all the worlds and realms. 

ਸੂਰਜ ਕਿਰਣਿ ਮਿਲੇ ਜਲ ਕਾ ਜਲੁ ਹੂਆ ਰਾਮ ॥ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਰਲੀ ਸੰਪੂਰਨੁ ਥੀਆ ਰਾਮ ॥
The rays of light merge with the sun, and water merges with water. One’s light blends with the Light, and The ONE completes. 

When we are ready to listen,

Everything becomes our Guru.

Guru’s Word is all pervading.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਈ ॥

Gurmukh Rehya Samayi

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We encourage everyone to carry forward the Circle in your own environments, be it home, school, friends, or any other space you wish to. Give people the support they need.

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The higher intention is happiness and prosperity of all.
Sarbatt Da Bhala
“ਸਰਬੱਤ ਦਾ ਭਲਾ”