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Not Loneliness, But Aloneness, by Craig Childs

FaceBook  On Jul 8, 2019 Shyam wrote:
Recently attended a Vipassana Session. It is a place where one enjoys aloneness, as there is no phone , no net, no communication through speech or written, not even an eye contact for 10 days.
Real deep sense of fulfilment with this aloneness.

Hiding A Penny, by Annie Dillard

FaceBook  On Jun 20, 2019 Shyam Gupta wrote:
A wonderful passage. A healthy poverty , as per me , a state where small things bring a tremendous amount of pleasure.
one who is pleased with small things, events or happenings will always be a happy man. One who is happy and willing to be surprised and tremendously happy at those surprises is a truly happy man.

Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold, by Rachel Naomi Remen

FaceBook  On May 29, 2019 Shyam Gupta wrote:
The nature is always whispering and showering pleasant surprises in our paths. We just need to be open, receptive and empty to receive them.
We are alaways so busy with out thoughts, our preconceived notions and "closed to receiving " surprises that we miss the "gold" in our paths

The Act of Giving is the True Gift, by Author Unknown

FaceBook  On Apr 27, 2019 Shyam wrote:
Give with no expectations be it kindness, be it service, be it a smile ot be it something of a monetary value, not even expecting or waiting for a thank you.
Dont even bother whether a receipient is worthy of it or not. Have trust and faith in nature.

Being Connected Within, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

FaceBook  On Feb 19, 2019 Shyam wrote:
Mindfulness calling, listening, speaking, brings us back into awareness, that deep connect with ourselves.
It brings into picture the slow , planned , response or proactive conversation which is so vital in compassionate communication

Live Like The Roar In A Lion's Throat, by Pavithra Mehta

FaceBook  On Jul 30, 2018 Shyam wrote:

 Wonderful piece of article. Jolts you up.


We Want Relief. Cure Is Painful, by Anthony de Mello

FaceBook  On Jul 17, 2018 Shyam wrote:

 So true. Even when people get unwell , they only look for a relief rather than a cure.
Relief is immediate but the Cure may be time consuming and may be painful too.
We are only looking for shortcuts rather than the mental or physical discipline required for the cure.
Its almost like saying “  O God , I would love to go heaven buutt can you make someone else die for me”