Treasures Of Life Find Us…When We Are Not Looking For Them ~

Aloha Love,

Have you noticed that the most beautiful treasures find us when we are not looking for them?

Here are some of my morning treasures that I am inspired to share…

Someone hands me a sea-shell as I walk past them and shares a blessing from the Heart. Love touches my Heart. I now notice the smiling face of a lady on the side of the shell as I am attempting to photograph it for this post.

Smiling Lady of the Sea

Smiling Lady of the Sea

Singing with the Ocean is an involuntary experience for me. The Song of the Moment comes out and joins the Song of the Ocean during my walks or as I sit by the Ocean…Then these shells that are larger than the palm of my hand show up while I am not looking for them on the beach and simply enjoying the rapture of being sung.

Gifts from the Ocean

Gifts from the Ocean

 

 

Gifts from the Ocean

Gifts from the Ocean

My neighbors, a young couple, rush over to the corner of the street and present a homeless lady with a snack pack  that has been clearly prepared just for her with Love. One says to the other “God bless you”…The other responds “Thank you. God bless you, too.” Their eyes and then their whole bodies light up in the process of giving and receiving… Seeing and Being Seen…

The wind carries over a whisper from an ongoing conversation of a couple of cyclists whizzing by my street. One says to the other “What I enjoy most is watching my kids…and seeing others enjoy them, too!” The sweetness of a father’s joy fills the air and lends a soft kiss on my cheek as I open the door and enter home.

May the day bring you the most beautiful treasures today and everyday!

Aloha ~

Cansu

 

About Creation and Destruction…

“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” Pablo Picasso

Aloha Love,

This post is inspired by a response to an earlier Heart to Heart sharing:

“Hope, Faith, Trust” ~ This Moment

Sometimes, the conscious mind grieves when it is losing the familiar. The conscious mind fears the unknown. The conscious mind resents the change. The conscious mind resists it. The conscious mind has its own preferences as to how change should come about. The conscious mind externalizes the pain by blaming others. The conscious mind tries to ignore it. The conscious mind tries to stop it. The conscious mind tries to forget it. Change wrecks a havoc in the ways of the conscious mind as it begins to realize its helplessness before the forces of nature taking their course.

My Tai Chi teacher and dear friend used to say “Resistance is futile!” and laugh…His laugh rested in the eternal peace of surrender accompanied by a twinkle in his eyes.

Evolution is a choiceless doing…

Change is the imprint of Life living. Even in death, the body continues to go through change as it gently dissolves into the No-thing-ness from where it came into Being.

Just notice…

As these words are landing on the white page on my laptop, I am sitting down at a cafe in Melrose, Los Angeles which is facing this sign.

Message received! Thank you!

Love,

Cansu

About Creation and Destruction

“I Am Here” & About Miracles and Sparkles

Aloha Love,

Everyday, I start the day by saying

“Good Morning!”

“I am here!”

“I am grateful!”

“I wonder what miracles will happen today!”

…I repeat each sentence until words drop into sound and I feel just the resonance. It is almost like the sound comes out of a vacuum…this vast space…and begins to extend infinitely in all directions.

This practice helps me notice the miracles which come in all forms and ways throughout the day.

4th of July miracle was a kind invitation to a lovely gathering at a friend’s house by the ocean where I had front row seats to heart to heart sharing with people who are living their passion from gourmet cooking to world class entertainment, from flying to supporting family and friends…loving, sharing, caring and experiencing life! The wealth and depth of each person was humbling to witness…What an honor to share with such an inspired bunch!

Some quotes from the evening:

Creativity is vulnerability. When you put yourself out there, you are open to receiving it all…the good and the bad. Just notice…”

“Emptiness. It all comes from emptiness.”

“It is scary, but you do it any way. It is not so much about courage…It is about trust. Face the fear and do it any way!

“Everyday is different. That is what I love about it. It is always different.”

and my favorite quote of the evening:

“When you love what you do, it is no longer work. Well, it might be work, but you dig it!”

…oh and we also had front row seats to the fireworks! Enjoy the view and Sparkles!

Love,

Cansu

Do What You Love!

Do What You Love!

Sunset

Sunset

 

a snail tale: an inspired movie

Aloha Love,

I am always amazed at the infinite ways creativity unfolds ~*~ Here is an inspired movie about overcoming a perceived obstacle encountered on the journey with trust that came out of a serendipitous meeting with a snail on a morning walk. I shot a few photos with my phone and kept hearing “a snail tale…a snail tale…” in my Heart. Having followed the inspiration, this is what came through. Enjoy!

Cansu

A (Non) Matter of Life & Death

For My Beloved Uncle Teo ~
For us all and all who have walked before us and will walk after us…
For the glory of the human experience…
In honor of Grace…

a poem about Life & Death ~

In the Heart of Life
Lies a Pearly Stone
That is infinitely wide
And perfectly strong.

In it is a Gift
Of Eternal Life
Waiting to be opened
Only when its time has come.

Through its days
Here on Earth
The Winds caress it
For its Wisdom to be heard.
The Sun kisses it
For its Light to Shine.
And the Waves
Carry it
Smoothing its rough edges
Until nothing of the Pearly Stone
But only the Gift inside remains.

This is such a moment
Of that sacred space
Where Eternal Life
Meets Eternal Light
And there is only Grace.

a poem by © Cansu Bulgu

"Life & Death" © Cansu Bulgu

“Life & Death” © Cansu Bulgu

Dear Mom, Thank you. I love you ~

My Mom and I

My Mom and I

~*~ Dear Mom,

Thank you. I am eternally grateful for your Love and Wisdom. Thank you for paving the path so I may walk. Thank you for helping me become who I am now. Thank you for your friendship, for your care, for everything…Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I love you ~

Cansu

Glowing Birds of Grace Over The Bosphorus

 

Glowing birds of Grace,

Flying over the Bosphorus.

How do they glow?

No one knows.

Need I say more?

Enjoy!

Aloha ~

Cansu

A Moment of Reflection

A moment of reflection by the side of a hospital bed as the sun rays give Life to all that they touch

A moment of reflection by the side of a hospital bed as the sun rays give Life to all that they touch

 

Dear Love,

Flow of Life is filled with events that are seemingly unrelated  and are effortlessly weaving a path that is simply “alive”… A question enters the awareness:

If perception is choiceless,

is Oneness a choice?

Some images to contemplate on this eternally graceful journey.

Aloha ~

Cansu

P.S. Can you see both images as One?… Does it matter?…

Some doors...

Some doors… #withfilter

Returning Home  #nofilter

Returning Home #nofilter (Shot via phone during sunset from the hospital room)

The Purpose of Life

In case anyone might have wondered once or twice…

The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life

 

Soon after I shared this image and the statement on Facebook, I had this inspiration…
“Everyone gets the same memo. Sometimes we may read just the first half assuming we know what the other half says.”

Then as I am writing this post, this is what rolls out through my fingers to the digital page that is looking at me:
“Leave the second half empty…Let the Universe fill it.”

All in Oneness ~

Cansu

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