Meet everything with a smile; every heart break, heart ache, annoying people, anger-inducing situations, esp anger-inducing situations. Smile and keep calm. Do that and you will clearly see the lesson you are supposed to learn from that situation or person.
~Originally posted on http://www.teerathyatra.com/
There is such a thing as a safe space for everyone. It’s us, or someone from within us that creates the unsafe place. So, for those elements, that create the unsafe place, should all of us take the blame, as they, those elements, are a part of us? We are royally failing as a civilisation.
I used to think it’s too complicated. But now I don’t think it is. I think it is simple, much simpler; we just make it complicated. Things were better, when we were all ruled by a monarchy. I agree, not all monarchs have been good. But under the ones that were good, there was peace and true prosperity all over. But since democracy, we have not only screwed up our own individual selves, but also the world, the environment, everything. Democracy, is for people who have grown up. Mature, sorted out individuals who can take decisions for themselves and also for those around them. Democracy is for responsible people, not for people like us.
We are small children, all of us, always fight, or ready to fight. We can’t handle democracy; we can’t handle truth. We are children whose parents have disappeared and now we are all just going crazy destroying our home.
Originally posted on http://www.teerathyatra.com/
Complex (biological) organisms have complex internal structures; all sorts of cells, proteins, amino-acids, neurons, a gazillion things working together. Simpler ones have simpler bodies and other internal mechanisms. We also have single-celled life forms.
In the same way, I feel, the more complex a life, as in full of complications and problems and troubles, the more wholesome it is, for lack of a better word that is evading me right now; or more “higher”. It’s a “higher” form of life, for it’s giving us (soul) beings more opportunities to experience (different things) and learn and grow and evolve; which is why we have come here in the first place.
That’s one way to look at it.
There are gurus that encourage that you chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’, or ‘Hare Krishna’, or ‘Ram’, or ‘Praise the Lord’; and then there are gurus that do not discourage you to chant ‘Jai Guru Dev’, rather, they revel in it.
If you are wondering or may be confused about which one to follow, then bow down and accept the blessings of the former one; the one that encourages you to chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’…
For it is she/he who may lead you to God, the Universe, or the Truth. The latter will just lead you to yet another ego-centric entity.
That said, keep in mind that God is within you, and so is the Guru. Look for the light within and let it lead you.
Om Namah Shivaya !!
“God”, nature, this universe, the universal energy, the divine light, your own personal loving God, is a good parent. As a parent, we should all, I feel, strive to become that God. God doesn’t “soften”, when it sees you in pain or in trouble. “It” has complete faith in you and let’s you l.e.a.r.n. But of course, when you give in, entirely, and ask for help (a.k.a pray) the universe does come to your help, like any parent would.
Do the same for your child. Let her/him learn their own lesson, understand, let them mature. Do not give in so simply. Like this good universal energy, keep the big picture in mind. Keep in mind that for that temporary moment of indulgence to make your dear li’l one happy, you may be ruining a gorgeous personality, for life.
Struggling writers, struggling performers, struggling to start working out, struggling actors, struggling to be in someone’s life.
Stop, and think. How long have you been struggling? There’s a fine line between giving it your all, your best shot, really trying; and, not realising that you have given it your all and nothing’s happening and now that’s that. If you are struggling that much, there is a good chance that you were not meant to be.
And if you love it that much, just do it; don’t struggle. Spend your days doing it, happily. Write, perform, work-out, act, or simply love. Don’t push yourself, just flow.
I will be traveling from Sep 9 – Sep 19, with very limited access to the Internet.
Stay happy, and smile as much as you possibly can…