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The Glass is Already Broken, by Stephen and Ondrea Levine

FaceBook  On Nov 3, 2016 Grateful wrote:

 This passage opens up life without fear, pretensions or accumulation - the freedom to be , to rejoice each moment truly and to feel free. It teaches Courageous way of practicing truth and living in gratitude.

 

Right Away is the Opposite of Now, by Jacob Needleman

FaceBook  On Sep 15, 2016 luv4all wrote:

 Much grateful for the reading....
To me - while 'right away' is about getting lost in completing some task ; 'now' is about living this very moment with awareness.
i have personally chosen to spend few minutes with senior citizens - as moments of listening and feeling warmth of human connection. These are time spent in 'now' for me.
Silence sittings and the feeling of calm & content within help me to choose 'now' rather than 'right away'.

Thank you for the opportunity to share.

 

My Work is Loving the World, by Mary Oliver

FaceBook  On Aug 18, 2016 luv4all wrote:

 What if we receive a comfortable, healthy life but no one to love us truly? Will we be happy will such a life? Many rich people fall in this category and keep wanting more fame, name, stuff etc. wondering how to get real happiness. Greed, over-ambition are as much sign of missing love in life as depression or stress.  Few centuries back, people were more content than today -- while they didnt have many of the technical progressive stuff and machines to comfort life. What was different ? They had each other; more often in deeper relations. I feel loving others is the most beautiful, wonderful thing I can do. It creates a loving , nourishing space which has the capacity to heal others and me.  ******************************************************** Few years back i was assigned under a manager who was dominating the team to the extent to take away their rights given by the company. He was also more bothered about self-centric benefits than what is good for overall team or company. I raised a concern with seniors and meetings were being held to look into the matter.  Over a few days, I saw the manager extremely tense and worried. He was shouting at me at times. I was upset but in that moment, while responding to his email ; something else happened.  I could look at him as a person who spent years making his career, creating a goodwill and reaching a certain position in career. Though, some of his ways were wrong; yet the way of handling was becoming harsh from human angle. Hence, this email I wrote with more understanding and softness; realizing that this will prevent the case/me to be taken seriously any longer.  It happened and the manager got some levy, though i suffered from his behaviour itself. I am still content that in that one moment , I could let go of ego related victory and put humanity first. ********************************************************** To practice gratitude, when I sit down to pray daily, i kneel on my knees  See full.

 What if we receive a comfortable, healthy life but no one to love us truly? Will we be happy will such a life?
Many rich people fall in this category and keep wanting more fame, name, stuff etc. wondering how to get real happiness. Greed, over-ambition are as much sign of missing love in life as depression or stress. 

Few centuries back, people were more content than today -- while they didnt have many of the technical progressive stuff and machines to comfort life. What was different ? They had each other; more often in deeper relations.

I feel loving others is the most beautiful, wonderful thing I can do. It creates a loving , nourishing space which has the capacity to heal others and me. 

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Few years back i was assigned under a manager who was dominating the team to the extent to take away their rights given by the company. He was also more bothered about self-centric benefits than what is good for overall team or company. I raised a concern with seniors and meetings were being held to look into the matter. 
Over a few days, I saw the manager extremely tense and worried. He was shouting at me at times. I was upset but in that moment, while responding to his email ; something else happened. 
I could look at him as a person who spent years making his career, creating a goodwill and reaching a certain position in career. Though, some of his ways were wrong; yet the way of handling was becoming harsh from human angle. Hence, this email I wrote with more understanding and softness; realizing that this will prevent the case/me to be taken seriously any longer. 
It happened and the manager got some levy, though i suffered from his behaviour itself. I am still content that in that one moment , I could let go of ego related victory and put humanity first.

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To practice gratitude, when I sit down to pray daily, i kneel on my knees and offer gratefulness for 3 things. It really helps to be consistent and feel grateful.

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I Have Decided to Stick With Love, by Martin Luther King Jr.

FaceBook  On Apr 12, 2016 luv4all wrote:

 Kristin, thank you for sharing about your thoughts on love - beautiful and inspiring. I can relate to what you are saying. May you be blessed.

 

Live the Questions Now, by Rainer Maria Rilke

FaceBook  On Apr 10, 2016 luv4all wrote:

Prasad, your response is thought provoking - how could I even consider myself knowledgeable in the scheme of Universe, when i hardly know anything , not even which questions to ask. Its hits rightly so.
Holding on to questions is another wise piece of advise. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

 

Live the Questions Now, by Rainer Maria Rilke

FaceBook  On Apr 9, 2016 luv4all wrote:

 Live the questions, experience it and flow where it takes you, thankyou for this wonderful message.

 

Vulnerability is the Path, by Brene Brown

FaceBook  On Apr 6, 2016 luv4all wrote:

This act of kindness, back from 2011 is appropriate on this topic, hence sharing: There is a mentally retarded person who keeps standing near my office from 1-2 months. He is in rugged, torn clothes, v dirty. He has lost his mind and  hence i was a little scared to help him initially. One day, I saw him searching dustbin and picking out a coke bottle, he was thirsty. I felt sad, disliked the scene and bought him a coke. He looked at me for a moment, a deep stare and then accepted it. After that I noticed him many times. I realised that he has become childlike, doesnt know what to do, keeps standing here and there making movements or faces like a small kid. Sometimes i choose to ignore him, for several reasons as i visit the place almost every other day, and as he has lost his brain, i dont want any incidence to happen, neither do i want him to ask me for food everyday. There are few colleagues around too. However, I did oserve him few days and I find him innocent and suffering, I felt one with him. If i dont have money tomorrow or lose my head, people would treat me similarly, how scary. It brings a tear in my eye. He needs someone to take him home, wash him, give him food and a lot of love. He should be fine may be or may be not but he needs someone to take care day on day. So another day, when i felt bad, i purchased him another coke, he again observed me and accepted it. He acknowledged me by giving a short deep look. I felt so good by his reaction. Today, when i went for tea my mad friend was roaming around. He has started recognising me and gives me a look as if saying 'this is someone nice' when i pass by him. He went past me 2-3 times and was just playing with his hands. It was little cold today and i thought he needed tea as well. While going back i couldnt stop myself from going and asking him for tea. I dont know which language he understands but surely the language of care, he does. He nodded. I called him and pointed to a spot and aske  See full.

This act of kindness, back from 2011 is appropriate on this topic, hence sharing:

There is a mentally retarded person who keeps standing near my office from 1-2 months. He is in rugged, torn clothes, v dirty. He has lost his mind and  hence i was a little scared to help him initially.

One day, I saw him searching dustbin and picking out a coke bottle, he was thirsty. I felt sad, disliked the scene and bought him a coke. He looked at me for a moment, a deep stare and then accepted it.

After that I noticed him many times. I realised that he has become childlike, doesnt know what to do, keeps standing here and there making movements or faces like a small kid. Sometimes i choose to ignore him, for several reasons as i visit the place almost every other day, and as he has lost his brain, i dont want any incidence to happen, neither do i want him to ask me for food everyday. There are few colleagues around too.

However, I did oserve him few days and I find him innocent and suffering, I felt one with him. If i dont have money tomorrow or lose my head, people would treat me similarly, how scary. It brings a tear in my eye. He needs someone to take him home, wash him, give him food and a lot of love. He should be fine may be or may be not but he needs someone to take care day on day.

So another day, when i felt bad, i purchased him another coke, he again observed me and accepted it. He acknowledged me by giving a short deep look. I felt so good by his reaction.

Today, when i went for tea my mad friend was roaming around. He has started recognising me and gives me a look as if saying 'this is someone nice' when i pass by him. He went past me 2-3 times and was just playing with his hands. It was little cold today and i thought he needed tea as well. While going back i couldnt stop myself from going and asking him for tea. I dont know which language he understands but surely the language of care, he does. He nodded. I called him and pointed to a spot and asked him to quietly stand there. Like an obeidient child he sat exactly at that point. How innocent and vulnerable. He kept waiting for 2-3 min without any fuss or moving around. I could see the trust he had how wonderful. I have been scared when i can protect myself, atleast try to. He trusts me blindly when he cannot even understand if i cheat or harm him.

I gave him tea and a small snack. He took it and started eating like a kid.

I had come to the tea stall a little disturbed due to some work related tension, i went back feeling calm and peaceful. He gave me respect and trust though he is totally vulnerable. He expressed gratitude in his own way though he cannot even express his own needs. I cry as I write this and think about him and his condition, yet that small moment was so powerful for both of us. He was accepted and cared for as a human being and I was treated like 'God' by this person who people call mad.

What a b'ful communication God has made beyond language, words and mind; just the ability to give and accept love and gratitude.

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Vulnerability is the Path, by Brene Brown

FaceBook  On Apr 5, 2016 Smile wrote:

I do realize that I have subdued my thoughts, feelings, freedom for years. 
I have gotten scared & controlling and lost many gifts, universe kindly bestowed on me, in the past.

I want to allow vulnerability. I want to unlearn my ways. I want to live before I die.

 

The Oppressor and the Oppressed Must Both be Liberated, by Nelson Mandela

FaceBook  On Apr 2, 2016 Smile wrote:

The awakin reading immediately took me to a recent incidence when I became controlling. I did have awareness of my freedom being oppressed at times, but this was a new realization. To allow freedom to exist for ourselves and others, more open-mindedness, trust and love is needed.

 

The Oppressor and the Oppressed Must Both be Liberated, by Nelson Mandela

FaceBook  On Apr 2, 2016 Smile wrote:

Its an eye-opening passage. Recently, for something small, I had tried to control.
I generally think of myself as the oppressed but today,as soon as the passage was read, i remembered the incidence and realised i am an oppressor too. Perhaps I have learnt that as the way from what i received, but truth is - its right there and how could I take away another person's freedom because of my own ways or learnings.
It needs to be worked on for a freer, happier life for myself and others.

 

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

FaceBook  On Mar 2, 2015 Sammi wrote:

 Loved the message, beautiful. 
It is always worthwhile to come to this site. It's like a temple 😊

 

A Spiritual Conspiracy, by Author Unknown

FaceBook  On Aug 19, 2014 luv4all wrote:

 
good way to live :)

 

Do we Use Thought, or Does Thought Use us?, by Dada

FaceBook  On Nov 3, 2013 luv4all wrote:

Thanks for sharing inspiration through both comments - they are deep.

 

Do we Use Thought, or Does Thought Use us?, by Dada

FaceBook  On Nov 3, 2013 Luv4all wrote:

I believe each thought leads to a subtle impression, repetition deepens them and our life is a collection of all such impressions. It is very important to be mindful about what we think and engage with people or acts which help in developing positive, humane thought patterns. Defining what is good itself needs thoughtfulness :)

 

Violence and Nonviolence, by The Dalai Lama and Victor Chan

FaceBook  On Jul 6, 2013 luv4all wrote:

Beautiful thought : it's easier to be violent than to be scared and vulnerable, or so we think
Loved the message, thanks 

 

Violence and Nonviolence, by The Dalai Lama and Victor Chan

FaceBook  On Jul 6, 2013 Luv4all wrote:

 I didnt realise the interdependence need until i fell sick and needed support. In that time i knew how much dependent i am on others. It stayed with me and now i realise that whatever others do for me or with me helps me progress and not me alone.
I always realised that compassion, love, simplicity and goodness give more happiness but living it all the time was difficult. I used to get caught in ambition and spend hours working towards my goals, strong ethics and put others in wrong or compete for progress etc. None of these are wrong, I did not have negativity or bad intentions anytime but there are times when you get pushed off from love, compassion and thining about interdependence while praticing these. It is about remembering these on top, each time and giving less importance to other materialistic success. It is also important to be thoughtful about being non-violent in every way, we miss this sometimes not realising that we hurt the other by our behaviour, words or actions.

 

Letter to My Grandson, by Daniel Gottlieb

FaceBook  On May 1, 2013 luv4all wrote:

Thank you for sharing useful insights and ways of dealing with pain. These shall be good and helpful, I am sure.

 

Letter to My Grandson, by Daniel Gottlieb

FaceBook  On May 1, 2013 luv4all wrote:

Your explanation of attachment , detachment is apt and a good learning. Thank you. 

 

Stop Shooting Arrows, by Thanissaro Bhikku

FaceBook  On Apr 27, 2013 Luv4all wrote:

Hi Jim,

I do see some anxiety stored within myself for few deep fears of failure, loneliness, sickness etc. Sometimes, during my meditation i meet with anxiety and fear and see the discomfort in my breathing, mind and body. Any suggestion to help eradicate these.

Thanks.

 

Go Placidly Amid the Noise and Haste, by Max Ehrmann

FaceBook  On Apr 6, 2013 Peace wrote:

 hi, I am going through a month of peace and few spiritual practices - like meditation every morning and evening 1 hr each, 3 meals a day and keeping life simple & avoiding distractions, reading 1 awakin reading a day and being quiet when not required to speak. These have been doing wonders for me. I am quite in sync with this passage and agree that peace is so much important in life. You can just communicate so well , listen better and get heard. No need of shouting, being forceful, they cannot stand before the magic of peace. You get respect as well along with happiness.
Hope some of you would like to try some practices and benefit too. Blessings.

 

Using Attention in a New Way, by Gil Fronsdal

FaceBook  On Apr 3, 2013 luv4all wrote:

 Your honest and detailed sharing was quite useful. It just helps to notice changes in attitude in similar situations over a period of time and I am happy about meditation practice too. Acceptance and surrender are difficult but really let go of creating issues which cause unnecessary disturbance within ourselves.

 

He Who Accumulates Cannot Learn, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Apr 2, 2013 smile wrote:

The passage is very important for me, as I consider that I need to learn a lot in communication skills. Few points from the passage were eye openers, as I didn't realize that trying to accumulate and gain, is creating a problem to my learning and listening. Open minded learning is like a child learns , extremely fast, profound and in huge quantity.

 

Can You Love The One Who..., by Leah Pearlman

FaceBook  On Jan 26, 2013 luv4all wrote:
This poem is amazing. It just strikes few chords and opens up the heart and mind. Thank you for making us realize that love is possible for all and self in different situations and thoughts. Greatness in love, unconditional love may become realistic when this poetry can be practised and lived.
Amen.
 

Using Attention in a New Way, by Gil Fronsdal

FaceBook  On Jan 17, 2013 Luv4all wrote:
I agree with the point that several people who have meditated for years may not have learned this. This does opens my mind to look at what patterns of behaviour, emotions or situations hook / disrupt my attention. What are those situations / thoughts which make me lose my peace of mind or self control? If I am able to see those and learn to handle them with more insight and observation,that shall resolve several awareness problems and cause permanent, positive change in attitude.
 

Be Not a Beggar, by Swami Vivekananda

FaceBook  On Jul 21, 2012 luv4all wrote:
Never thought of this before that 'Nature forces us to give, sooner or later'. So true and that's why our journey on this earth is long and repetitive until we learn, God gives us chance again and again. We are recycled in death and get a new life to start from where we left, kindness / giving and soul liberation.
Another inspiring , powerful passage from Swami Vivekananda.
 

Letter on the Kitchen Table, by John Ptacek

FaceBook  On Jul 21, 2012 luv4all wrote:
When I see a determined attitude, I observe an ego today. Even when I am able to do something or give up something by self- control and determination an ego comes into picture. Realised this now, this article has enabled this new vision. 
 

Letter on the Kitchen Table, by John Ptacek

FaceBook  On Jul 18, 2012 luv4all wrote:
I could see the ego in thoughts multiple times today. This post was helpful. 
 

Nothing Left to Fight Against, by Zenkei Blanche Hartman

FaceBook  On Mar 10, 2012 MomentofLearning wrote:

I used to have arguments with peopl when I felt they were not following what is correct and value-oriented. This was a common ground for my being angry and expressing it too on few people. This was common at work or when I had to deal with people in society as nowadays people in a highly competitive India are ready to forego values and honesty for getting money or success. I joined a company where the manager was speaking lies, playing politics and making wrong use of power to  get success and prevent me from establising myself. I got angry and escalated. I was tense all the time to prevent any wrong from happenign against me and fighting , complaining in company. One day, when senior manager listened to me, I just happened to realise that I am talking against a person who has taken pains and somehow made a career. I know he is using wrong means to be successful but somewhere I have lost love for him as a fellow human. I could see that in his struggle to save his position he was going against me all the more. In those moments I wrote an email where I accepted having made mistakes too. This gave him an upper hand in the case. He continued to go against me and I had to find another job for myself. It was a tough time but I knew that I did it out of love for another being as a person inspite of all mistakes. After that I have been able to see the human angle in others decisions and position, have been able to look at them with love and allow them to choose their values for their own life. I do still try to encourage people to follow good ethics but by setting an example and by love. It works in its own ways and sometimes much more than an aggressive attitude did. It leaves me and others at peace. It happened because of that one moment when I realised that I cannot drive any wrong against another person and put him and his family in problems inspite of he not following the moral values I consider as correct. An eye-opener and a war-stopper :)   See full.

I used to have arguments with peopl when I felt they were not following what is correct and value-oriented. This was a common ground for my being angry and expressing it too on few people. This was common at work or when I had to deal with people in society as nowadays people in a highly competitive India are ready to forego values and honesty for getting money or success.
I joined a company where the manager was speaking lies, playing politics and making wrong use of power to  get success and prevent me from establising myself.
I got angry and escalated. I was tense all the time to prevent any wrong from happenign against me and fighting , complaining in company.
One day, when senior manager listened to me, I just happened to realise that I am talking against a person who has taken pains and somehow made a career. I know he is using wrong means to be successful but somewhere I have lost love for him as a fellow human. I could see that in his struggle to save his position he was going against me all the more. In those moments I wrote an email where I accepted having made mistakes too. This gave him an upper hand in the case. He continued to go against me and I had to find another job for myself.
It was a tough time but I knew that I did it out of love for another being as a person inspite of all mistakes.
After that I have been able to see the human angle in others decisions and position, have been able to look at them with love and allow them to choose their values for their own life. I do still try to encourage people to follow good ethics but by setting an example and by love. It works in its own ways and sometimes much more than an aggressive attitude did. It leaves me and others at peace.
It happened because of that one moment when I realised that I cannot drive any wrong against another person and put him and his family in problems inspite of he not following the moral values I consider as correct. An eye-opener and a war-stopper :) 

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