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Eulogy Versus Resume Virtues


On May 22, 2015 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

 David Brooks talks about me and many friends I know deeply.People may not remember me for what I did or said. They remember me and will remember me by how I made them feel, how I got connected with them in my heart. We are so much used to use the head language and the mind language, useful and necessary but not enough. When I listen and relate to me and others with an open heart and open mind, I feel the deep connectedness, intimacy and oneness. Such experiences create and leave deep traces in my brain, in my mind, in my heart and  in my soul. As I am getting older ( 90 plus), I am getting richer in my heart and my relationships with people of all ages regardless of the outer shapes and colors are getting more lively, energizing, joyful and meaningful.

When I was in India, I went to to an exposition. The theme was  The Family of Man. When I entered the hall, I read a poem written by the American poet Carl Sandburg. I still remember the words. They deeply resonate with me. Here are those words:

There is only one Man in the world and the man's name is All Man.
There is only one woman in the world and the woman's name is All Woman.
There is one child in the world and the child's name is All Child.

This is the spiritual dimension of ourselves. We experience it when we open our mind  and heart and live mindfully and heartfully. Blessed we are for having such potential in us and I bow to many who have opened their minds and hearts to me and let me dwell in that sanctuary.

Namaste.

Jagdish P dave





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