You Are the One You Are Waiting for – Ultimately, you are the one #DailyOM

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Désolée les gars mais j’ai eu la flemme de traduire…Voici un texte que j’ai lu sur Daily OM

Turn to Yourself

We spend a lot of our lives looking for role models, mentors, teachers, and gurus to guide us on our path. There is nothing wrong with this and, in fact, finding the right person at the right time can really help. However, it is important to realize that in the absence of such a figure, we can very safely rely upon ourselves. We carry within us everything we need to know to make progress on our paths to self-realization. The outer world serves as a mirror. Or to use another metaphor, our inner world has a magnetic force that draws to us what we need to evolve to the next level. All we need to do to see that we already have everything we need is to let go of our belief that we need to seek in order to find. 

The path of the spirit is often defined as a journey with a goal such as the fabled pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In this metaphor, a person begins a search for something they want but do not have and then they find it, and there is a happy ending. However, most of us know that getting what we want only makes us happy for a moment, and then the happiness passes until a new object of desire presents itself. Joy is a permanent aspect of our inner selves and is not separate from us at any point. We do not have to travel to find it or imagine that it resides only in the body of another. In fact, what the best teachers will do is point out that this very precious elixir is something we already possess.
So when we find ourselves on our path, not knowing which way to turn and wishing for guidance, we can turn to ourselves. We may not know the right answer rationally or intellectually, but if we simply ask, let go, and wait patiently, an answer will come. The more we practice this and trust this process, the less we will look outside ourselves for teachers and guides for we will have successfully become our own.

Pour terminer, écoutez Kaouding Cissoko que je viens de découvrir via Daily OM et qui fait partie en fait de la bande à Baaba Maal

Ajoutée par tiad le 16 sept. 2011
The beautiful instrumental track « Senegal-Mauritanie » is taken from Kaouding Cissoko’s fanstastic solo debut album « Kora Revolution » (Published by Palm Pictures, London (1999). It focuses on the versatility of the performer and the instrument. As Senegal’s leading African lute-harp player and a key member of Baaba Maal’s band, Cissoko expands the kora’s range and blends Latin and jazz elements with traditional West African music. His family backs him on most of the album’s tracks, playing djembe, tama, balafon and acoustic bass and guitar. They also contribute vocals, as does Maal, making Kora Revolution as much a celebration of family and friends as it is an exploration of contemporary African music. That’s a testament to the power of the kora playing here, which is incredibly lovely. Cissoko has appeared on albums by Michael Brook/Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, too. Listen & Enjoy it.
R.I.P – Kaouding Cissoko unfortunately died in 2003.
« Senegal-Mauritanie »
Arranged by Kaouding Cissoko, Ira Coleman and Bakhane Seck
Kaouding Cissoko – Koras
Ira Coleman – Bass
Bakhane Seck – Bougarabou

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