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On Jul 23, 2017 Jagdish P Dave wrote:|
" What is most important is always hidden' These words resonate with a saying I had learned from my dad a long time ago.. It is in Sanskrit: Dharmasysa tatvam nihitam guhayam-the essence of harmonious land joyful living resides hidden in the cave of our heart. Heart is the source of the mystical, nurturing, and loving-kindness energy that creates, sustains and flourishes our purpose of living.Living from the heart creates deep and happy connections with all living beings regardless of the differences.
We seem to be giving more emphasis on the mind or head in many areas and aspects of our life.In the world we live in, science and technology are more valued than what is created form the heart. This creates imbalance in our life. It deprives us of the joyful, peaceful and happy dance of life. We need both-heart and head; compassion and intellect. When head overtakes heart, we suffer. We need a dialectical balance between both.
We need to cultivate discrimination for making wise choices. Meditation brings us closer to our heart and helps us embrace life more deeply and meaningfully with ease and simplicity. Mind creates achievement; heart creates fulfillment.Like the author says, "A spirit of service fills our being and overflows. What we are seeking begins to find us."
Recently, we had a very animated discussion in our family. My youngest grand daughter is in the last her of high school. Her older sister and her best friend are in the medical field. They kept on advising her to go for medicine. Her uncle and the other grand father are in the engineering field advising and encouraging her to go for engineering. All of them were advising her to make use of her high intelligence and high academic performance. None of them were mentioning anything about how her heart feels. What her intuitive voice was whispering to her. All of them love my grand daughter and want her to be a great achiever using her intelligence. My suggestion to her was to meditate and listen to her voice with an open mind and open heart and follow what feels deeply and clearly right. She knows how I have chosen my path.At the end of our discussion, we all wished her well.
May we take time out, meditate, and listen to our inner voice quietly when we encounter confusion, conflict and uncertainty!
Jagdish P Dave
On Jul 25, 2017 Mareda wrote:
Thank you for your insights. I have for so many years of my life relied heavily on my intellect (head) and neglected the heart (spirit) within me. I'm making changes in the rhythm of my life - contrary to what the world and my past experiences have taught me. I'm starting to know more peace - small ribbons that are adding color to my life journey.
Joy and peace be with you.