From the architect of time, the source creator came a space of nothingness (akash)from space came matter (energy) from matter came movement (wind, air) from movement came fluidity (flow, water) from fluidity came existence from existence emanated the spirit of life (the breath of life, fire passion).
The elements existence are a guide in an acknowledgement of the interdependence. An awareness of interconnections in an acceptance that everything exists in the subtlety of balance.
The spirit of life and living is the bridge to our calling &purpose of being. As well as in the journey of the being. The path is and will be ours and yet not just ours.
Every move in time is interlinked in the bridge of time that we were, are and will be on. The bridge of time is in eternal cycle of motion. All matter constitutes one or more of the elements in different proportions.
While the mind of the matter perceives it in thoughts, the heart of the matter senses. Mindful thoughts and heartfelt feeling are both real and unreal all at the same time. And consciousness is the bridge of awareness between the extrinsic and the intrinsic, between the learning and the knowing.
And in this understanding is the realization whole and complete of all as it is .
Sharing a story that my mother came across in Tamil, the gist is translated from Tamil to English by my mother and me , it illustrates the value of contentment.
CONTENTMENT is the realization of what you have ….
Once a king asked his minister that in spite of having everything I want, still my mind is not at peace. My doorman though he has nothing, seems always happy. Sometimes I feel jealous of him!
The minister told ,why don’t you try the game of 99 with him.
The king asked what is the game of 99?
I never heard of such a game. Something new?
The Minister told him, just put 99 gold coins in a bag and keep it in front of your house with a note saying here is a gift of 100 gold coins for you . Then watch what happens!
The king did as mentioned. A servant of the king passed by and noticed it. Finding the note and gold coins the servant’s joy knew no bounds. He started counting the coins. Finding one short, he thought it must have fallen somewhere nearby.
He and his whole family started searching for the missing gold coin. Full night went in searching. By morning the frustration of not finding the single missing coin overtook the joy of getting 99 coins. He became angry and started shouting at them.
He came to work with a dejected look. He started cursing himself for his bad luck of loosing one gold coin.
The king who was watching all this understood the game of 99.
In life also we forget all the 99 blessings God has given us n start feeling sad or upset for the one thing we do not have!
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa
Love these words by Mother Teresa, a kind soul that showed the way of kindness in giving.
Every single selfless act in devotion leaves the world feeling a little better than before…
Yes there is much to do To make our world better There is so much left to improve Sometimes we are full of doubts About can we ever do enough Is what we share or do, right at all?
No matter the doubts simply share With all your heart ❤ You are meant to do much, much more Than what you can even imagine. You will find yourself along the way. Share your gifts with joy in giving. And fulfil your purpose of being.
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.