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The Messiah Is One Of Us , by Megan McKenna

FaceBook  On Nov 28, 2017 Sonia Uttamchandani wrote:

 The story is beautiful, inspiring. However, I opt to see such godliness or goodness only in some select people. Its a struggle to visualise God in people with whom we don't get along or have issues of understanding. Immediately the mind switches to "I" and "They:. Here I like this quote of Gandhi because its an everyday challenge. Perhaps this is afterall the real struggle of human life ... to make an effort and find God in others so we can really see God in oneself too !

 

The Grandest Vision For Humanity, by Riva Melissa Taz

FaceBook  On Jul 17, 2017 Soni wrote:

Last four weeks have been full of digital turmoil.. damaged phone, loss of complete data, important information and I sincerely sought for some guidance and help to retain my center amidst the chaos to be able to take the next necessary steps.
Last night got a beautiful start to Deepak Chopra & Oprah's 21 days free online meditation course, which brought me back a bit more into the alignment and balance. The topic of the course is "Desire & Destiny". With the help of it (guided meditation and journaling), I started my process to clarify my intentions and to align my life actions to them.
Then this piece in the morning "spoke" to.me... the word that stands out in this piece is a opportunity to "manifest" in this time and world. I felt a lot of resonance in the synchronicity.
When I opened the newspaper I see Times of India's masthead celebrating my icon of non-violent manifestation Nelson Mandela's birthday today. 17/18th July 2017 will now remain in my memory, as the date of my progress.
Thank you.

 

The False Duality Between "Job" And "Service", by Zilong Wang

FaceBook  On Jul 11, 2017 Sonia R Uttamchandani wrote:

 All duality is here to serve us to move.... nothing is fixed or permanent. Hence the need to shift to serve in the manner best. 
What holds true in this moment, will not be so, in the next. And hence drememuality serves the sacred purpose of helping us see that rootedness also has "limited" purpose. To be in one place, serve the purpose, find the ground beneath, untill we are ready to move on. 
At times, the journey may be long, hard and also fraught with many msitakes, or long-turns..... but the learning is always useful so that the soul "sees" and remembers.

 

I-It and I-Thou, by David Brooks

FaceBook  On Mar 14, 2017 Soni wrote:

 This rings so true.... and it adds to my learning of last week when reading What makes you NOT a Buddhist - by Dzongasar Jamyang Khyentse. 

In this book, the Tibetian practitioner-monk-teacher-writer describes the four noble truths in his own words to interpret for the modern world :
First one is written as "All compounded / fabricated things are impermanent. "Compounded//fabricated" meaning anything that arises when two things, persons, thoughts, actions, meet. So also in relationships. 

And before that : everything is emptiness.

I-Thou moments would correspond to the present moments there is nothing coming between and there is 100% empathy and understanding between souls.

The day-to-day experiences of people : quick jumping to analysis, categorizing and boxing of judgments is indeed an I-IT phenomenon.

It was an OMG moment for me when I read this... because in such moments essentially we destroy human-ness of "others" into item-ness most of the time without awareness.

Thank you for this --- to watch out for.

 

I-It and I-Thou, by David Brooks

FaceBook  On Mar 14, 2017 Soni wrote:

 This rings so true.... and it adds to my learning of last week when reading What makes you NOT a Buddhist - by Dzongasar Jamyang Khyentse. 

In this book, the Tibetian practitioner-monk-teacher-writer describes the four noble truths in his own words to interpret for the modern world :
First one is written as "All compounded / fabricated things are impermanent. "Compounded//fabricated" meaning anything that arises when two things, persons, thoughts, actions, meet. So also in relationships. 

And before that : everything is emptiness.

I-Thou moments would correspond to the present moments there is nothing coming between and there is 100% empathy and understanding between souls.

The day-to-day experiences of people : quick jumping to analysis, categorizing and boxing of judgments is indeed an I-IT phenomenon.

It was an OMG moment for me when I read this... because in such moments essentially we destroy human-ness of "others" into item-ness most of the time without awareness.

Thank you for this --- to watch out for.