Transcending All That Is Mind

Meditation is much more than relaxing & clearing the mind. Indeed it is also more than knowing the self or connecting with a higher nature. Meditation at its highest level is the striving to attain the original state of existence. It is that which put forth the first vibrations of consciousness that rippled within the entirety and gave forth the multitude of lesser states of consciousness (it is debatable whether lesser states of consciousness are actually such or whether the lowering of such is only an illusory effect produced by the mind. This is also highly probable for the separation of minds & consciousness.). Of all things known three states can be agreed upon as the basis of our reality, the material, the energy & the consciousness. Of these three most great minds agree that consciousness is of the highest & the most elusive. It is as difficult to control the mind as it is to control the wind & so to is it just as hard to study the varying levels of consciousness (Especially the higher ones) without ones self transcending all levels in order to necessarily be in an observational vantage point. One cannot properly study what is on high unless one becomes eye level with that which is raised.

Meditation can be used as a vehicle of consciousness transcendence. It has been said that all is mind. If indeed all is mind then in order to properly study consciousness one would need to transcend the trappings of the mind. The mind and it’s five senses are enjoyed by many but the sensational extremes of the senses which humans are drawn to serve as a permanent distraction from the natural progression of humanity from its current lower state to something much greater. I have heard many teachers exclaim that meditation is the only worthy pursuit & I understand where they are coming from. Meditation, can be a vehicle to elevate ones self to almost unthinkable levels of awareness if practiced correctly. These few individuals who reach such high levels of consciousness & wisdom benefit humanity greatly. As they say a rising tide raises all ships.

It is difficult to put words to something that is beyond things & barely attainable by thought, something you cannot truly study, touch, taste & see. I find that the word consciousness while understood for its meaning is not worthy of that which we are speaking. To know this is to understand the steepness of the mountain seekers of wisdom climb. Meditators whether they know it or not have opened the door to an unknown path that leads to a greatness that is beyond perception but can be known through experience which becomes wisdom. I hope these shared thoughts resonate with someone out there. I have been on a long journey of raising my consciousness, leaving behind material desires in pursuit of a higher state & yet trying to balance that with what is expected of me as a being in this world where lower states of consciousness are praised & materialism is the most widely taught tradition. Be well my good friends, I will write again & I wish you well in all of your pursuits.

Mikial
An Ever Advancing Being I AM
AEABIA

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THE TWO OF ONE (Free Verse)

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Spinning cyclone of electrical dichotomy
My Sun is darkened as your Moon sparkles with light
Where is the separation between us in this eternal dance
Though we embrace a perceived chasm no closer could we ever be

Never seen is the duality of our oneness
The struggle not seen hidden within an accepted struggle of being
What existence is this when we dance and yet do not
As we two are one and yet walking away from each other is our only action.

Poem & Picture Created By Mikial Kenneth Millard
Copyright Sept 2014
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Liquid Mouth, Fiery Heart (To All Friends Of The Blog)

Just as the rising of the sun, I believe the rising of wisdom and goodness in the hearts of ALL assists the world in rotating with the moments. Every one of you, in my mind, is a light in the world and when put together I believe you shine brighter than even the SUN. Each individual reading this post as well as each one in the world is a shining celestial force that is capable of accomplishing great things beyond the measure of the common. It has been and always will be my honor to come here and write for you, so in humility I say THANK YOU to you all. I will continue my work here and will always smile when doing so because of delight in all of your presences.

From Mikial Kenneth Millard

STAND (Haiku)

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Be luminous life
When all darkness clouds your sky
Rise from knees and stand

By Mikial Kenneth Millard
Copyright may 2014
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GREEN FEST ARTICLE WITH PICTURES

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I had a wonderful time going to New York for the Green Festival. It was just a fortunate day all around. Even the weather was kind as it was supposed to storm most of the day and yet the sky was as blue as ever. The warmth of the air put vigor in my step. I didn’t know what to expect when I got to the event, I was only hoping to find a good turn out with enthusiastic people of all sorts that were excited about learning Vegan facts and buying vegan products.

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Taken By Mikial Kenneth Millard

I could feel the energy as I entered the door, a swirl of progression, interest and positive hopes smashed into my being like the waves of an excited ocean. I felt like Super Man when his super hearing goes haywire as I listened to multiple conversations all at once of people explaining to each other how vegan products were made and how their business was helping the world to be better. The facts being told and the information being shared was beautiful as well as inspiring. I was happy to know that the human family was trying something different and taking a chance on something that can be beautiful.

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I was off to asking people questions as a reporter when I first entered but I also let myself wander to see the sights in order to get the feel of what everyone else was experiencing. I met beautiful people of all kinds, strangely all of them seemed genuinely warm, kind and helpful with information. I was happy to see that these efforts of the Green Fest weren’t just about companies selling products but it was primarily about helping the people of the Earth as well as Earth itself.

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Taken By Mikial Kenneth Millard

Talking to people about their experiences with veganism was fun and very interesting. Some people were vegans for as long as I had been, some only tried veganism for two days. There were vegan practitioners of so many levels and degrees. Some people were regular vegans, some part time vegans, others were raw vegans. Through all of this they all shared one characteristic, they were all optimistic about the future possibilities for better health as well as a better planet.

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Taken By Mikial Kenneth Millard

The afternoon flow of people really began to pick up the pace as massive crowds of vegans flooded into the giant building of pier 94 . Every product or information booth was swarmed with groups of people asking green questions or buying loads of green products. It was a beautiful ocean of splashing green thought.

I began asking people whether they thought most people would stick with veganism or was it just a phase. To my surprise most people felt that new vegan practitioners would stick with the practice of eating green and being green. It felt very good to know that such things were not viewed as passing movements of the times.

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The audiences for the cooking segments and fashion segments were outstanding. People were taking in all the information their minds could hold about living a green life.

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Taken By Mikial Kenneth Millard

By the afternoon I had asked so many questions, viewed so many vegan products and learned so much new information that my body and brain were growing very tired. I had reached the end of my journey.

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Taken By Mikial Kenneth Millard

What a wonderful time spent watching, speaking and existing beside amazing people. If you have the chance I do recommend attending a Green Fest in a city near you even if your not vegan. Also I will be posting more poetry & visual art very soon. Thank you kindly for reading & viewing.

Thank you for reading.

Mikial Kenneth Millard
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A LEGACY OF LIGHT

 

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Wherever the light/wisdom remains let it shine brilliantly enough to break free from the chains of darkness/ignorance shattering all illusions. Wherever intelligence lives let it think, measure and perceive liberation & expression. In the end of this long path of life let those with a HIGHER MIND find wisdom of their OWN understanding and let wisdom do that which is right for the benefit of ALL without attachment to result. Let each individual break the chains of the past that hold us back from true progress. Let us ALL in some way leave behind a legacy of light/wisdom for ALL generations present & to come. May we do so fearlessly for the sake of ALL. – Mikial Kenneth Millard

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Copyright April 2014
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ALL TOGETHER & ALL APART (ELEGY)

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Down the dark wet hole which leads into life
Through the night by swiftness of mind and fire of heart
All together and all apart

From my frail body the other departs
From the shadow full of light
Careening through the tunnel of might

Beyond the heavens thickened light
Stripped of the luminous illuminated plight
No clothing of body no parchment of light

Naked here beyond the sight
The womb of Gods bearing tight
Giving birth beyond the night

Parched am I for wisdom beyond knowledge
Bored am I with Life
Hating the body In love with wisdom
Seeking shelter beyond worldly strife.

By Mikial Kenneth Millard
Copyright March 2014
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WINTERLONG (Diamante Poem)

 

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Liquid Flame
Burning in my icy heart
Furnace of frost being nothing to everything
Flower shaped raindrops wilting backwards into seeds
I reach out to touch an illusion, a flash of lightning
My mind cries tears of consciousness
I die of passion a rose of lips

By Mikial Kenneth Millard
Copyright Jan 2014
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New Visual Art By MIKIAL

I hope you will enjoy a few of my newest visual art pieces.  Prices vary depending on the type of print however general prints which you would have to frame yourself are very low in price. You can find more art on my blogs art page. Thank you.

VIPASSANA (APHORISM)

On a clear night , in the lake you can see the brilliance of the full moon reflected in the water. It is there in all of its glory & yet it is not there. It is existing in the water as an image because it is perceived  and also not existing in the water because it is only an image and lacks substance. The ripples of the water tell the story of an image struggling for substance. The waves of the water cry tears of splash as they break the continuity of the image. Humans are like this, they are like flashes of lightning in the night sky, some small, some large, a few flashes unseen as though they never were and a few leaving a lasting impact , some dim and some as bright as the SUN,  ALL momentary, all struggling equally to define self in their presentation. The lightning is ceasing as soon as it begins, becoming unseen as soon as it is seen. All of the  imagery like a brief fantasy.

The Mind of ONE without fantasy, not attached to the imagery/materialism of self & without fabrication transforms itself into wisdom. Not mundane or metaphysical but transcendent.  That wisdom is left behind as love, as wise words passed from one to another, as books & poetry, as paintings on a canvas or wall. The wisdom is rain water to all humans who remain as seeds but have the potential to blossom as their own unique flowers who will in turn cast off the pollen of wisdom so that other seeds of potential will come into being. The Mind of one who makes even a portion of their being wisdom transcends the momentariness of all images & fabrications. The one who not only possesses wisdom but becomes wisdom is neither momentary nor eternal but transcendent. In that existence One helps the MANY beyond any limitations. That One truly LIVES even when they are gone.

Aphorism By Mikial Millard
Copyright Dec 2013
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