Behind the smile is the hidden strength
Behind the gentleness is steel in spirit.
The spirit is strengthened in the living.
In depth of love comes the strength
In loving deeply is the courage to dare
Against all odds.
Such is the might of the warrior within…
Inner faith can move mountains.
Recently a reader mentioned he was stymied…
By the following line in one of my previous post
‘Covet not what you cannot share.’
Let me explain..
The very act of coveting
Is yearning to possess
That which does not belong
Act of possession is not love
True love is about freedom
Every person has both
Freedom and limitations Such is the law of nature.
When man unknowingly
Or knowingly covets beyond
Nature is displaced and broken
Then energies shift
And all hell breaks loose
Every word spoken or written
Can effect someone somewhere
So important to know
And discern with care
Else all the wisdom of life
Living your truths is fine
As long as you don’t impinge others
As long as you respect life
Around you to have theirs.
Share your truths if you wish
But do not share what is not yours.
For that is an act of trangression
A violation of natures
Code of conduct!
What lens are you looking through…
Wearing lens of compassion
Having the lens of humour
Cleaning the lens for clarity.
Invoking the lens of intelligence
Expressing through the lens of emotion
Respecting the lens of honour.
Are you Looking through…
The lens of wisdom
Or of ignorance?
The lens simply magnifies
What you see…
For thats what its meant to do!
Its all in what you are looking through…
All is in the envisioning!
There are few gifts
Of life in the living
Like joy of laughter
Like the happiness of smiles
Like the sharing of loving kindness
Like sensing of gratitude
They add to your life
They heal your being
Body mind and Soul.
The more you have it
And live expressing it
The better the health of your heart.
A good thought
A good deed
A good laugh
And all is well
In the lightness of being.
Sensing my share of these gifts.
Cage not the heart
Of those who dream of the yonder
Beyond the clouds, over the hills
Far across the horizon their soul
Energy flows where the attention is!
In this space of between and betwixt
Is where there is no time
For it is irrelevant.
And what matters is this Now!
Yesterday was my mother’s birthday. And I came across this reflection of hers by chance and started reading it, Although she is living far away in another city, I deeply connected with her in every moment as I was reading this. Wishing her a beautiful blessed day!
Happiness is an abstract state which gives us high,
makes us feel positive about everything,
makes us forgive peoples faults, brings a smile in our face n laughter in our mind,
gives us strength,
brings love to our heart,
makes our surroundings beautiful, makes life worth living,
radiates our being irrespective of the outside effects.
Happiness is the real state we are born with. That is our real form, shrouded by the clouds of acquired and induced qualities as we walk along this long path of life. In due course, it gets overshadowed by outside influences that we forget how to be really happy. We start seeking happiness from outside sources forgetting our own storehouse inside us.
Thus starts our dependence. Whether material, emotional, physical, or spiritual, for everything we start seeking help from other people or substances which gradually grow from need-based to the necessity which we cannot live without. In the long run, the very source we think gives us happiness adds nothing but misery. The more u seek outside the more ur inner light dims.
How to come out of this self-induced predicament. Really very hard as the acquired dirt must have become layers of solid sediments. A little Viveka n Vairagya are the tools God has provided us with, to unearth the hidden treasure, of Happiness Within.
Viveka means right understanding, discriminating knowledge n true wisdom.
Vairagya means detachment, dispassion, maintaining a state of mental equilibrium.
Developing both these qualities help us to be in a peaceful happy state irrespective of outer influences knowing their transient nature. The more we delve in these, the nearer we go to our inner self which is the abode of ultimate BLISS.
The ever-changing face of the sky
The dancing flames of the fire,
The soothing flow of the air,
The flowing waves of the water,
The surface of Mother Earth
All just set to put in our mind the transience of Nature.
The rising and setting of the Sun,
The waning and waxing of the
The revolution and rotation of the earth,
The cycle of the changing seasons
Just to remind us nothing is forever to stay.
The karmic cycle of birth and death,
The changing phases of lives,
The changing moods of the mind,
The swaying patterns of wealth
Aren’t enough to teach the human mind equanimity and humility?
How many more lessons does one need?
This piece ‘ Finding Peace’ resonates deeply. Especially so in these chaotic times.
Trust light to shine itself
Trust the shadows to find light
All is not dark forever
For light shimmers on shadows
What’s hidden uncovers itself
At some point or the other
Trust in time
Patterns are meant to shape
And change itself along the way
What shines has shadows
And shadows shimmer too!
Keep the faith
Shadows will find the light
All is meant to be well and bright.
Allow nature to recover
To unfurl it’s own way in time
Have patience for it is wise.
Its wisdom is rooted in creation
Let it regenerate as it is meant to.
Nature knows not favour nor hatred
Nature follows it’s own laws
What goes comes around
Every life has a purpose
Let life unfurl itself
For it’s meant to bloom
Sharing a thought provoking read I came across today.
The most beautiful book to read is “Die Empty” by Todd Henry.
The author was inspired and got this idea of writing this book while attending a business meeting.
When the director asked the audience: “Where is the richest land in the world?”
One of the audience answered: “Oil-rich Gulf states.”
Another added: “Diamond mines in Africa.”
Then the director said: “No it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed/died and they carried many valuable ideas that did not come to light nor benefit others. It is all in the cemetery where they are buried.”
Inspired by this answer, Todd Henry wrote his book, “Die empty” where he did his best to motivate people to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their communities and turn them into something useful before it is too late.
The most beautiful of what he said in his book is: “Do not go to your grave and carry inside you the best that you have.
*Always choose to die empty.*
The TRUE meaning of this expression, is to die empty of all the goodness that is within you. Deliver it to the world, before you leave.
If you have an idea perform it.
If you have knowledge give it out.
If you have a goal achieve it.
Love, share and distribute, do not keep it inside.
Let’s begin to give. Remove and spread every atom of goodness inside us.
Start the race.
I choose to share this because who knows how it may touch another’s life.
There is much wisdom in choosing to give out as we live life .
As we get, give_
As we gain, give
As we learn, share.
A gift of gentleness
Could never go wrong
Such is the strength of sublimity.
When wrapped in the warmth of kindness
When sent as a gift in goodwill
And sealed with heartfelt love and gratitude.
Soft is the way of the gentle at hearts.
Soft is the strength of the soul within.
How gentle are you?
Had shared it earlier in 2016 but will share this again as I believe it is relevant always.
The Gift of Life …
“When I was a little girl I often have witnessed my dear father see and give great value & acknowledge every little good that is or happens, however small they may seem to others. It could be a with a gentle word, a tiny appreciation or a little compliment.
He taught me one of the most important lesson for a lifetime…to notice, respect and reflect on the good in and around us … and to live positively and think of life always as Plus++++es.
Life is beautiful as it is and it is in us to see it so.”
A Few Steps Towards Self belief.
Try to picture yourself as you want to be.
Take a Step Beyond
Try to do something that gets you out of your comfort zone.
Self Analyze .
It helps your inner critic.Brace yourself up for handling disappointments.
Self Care is not selfish Make time to care for yourself.
Work towards success at whatever that you do.
Be Kind and go out of the way to help another individual.
Use Positive Affirmations.
Every day speak with an affirmation towards what you intend positively.
Gradually l you will start seeing your self beliefhelping you in your life journey.
I believe I can.
Believe You can!