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    On Dec 29, 2016 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

     Prayers open up my heart to receive blessings from others that include my ancestors, my parents, my other family members, friends, teachers and even those who have hurt me. I have learned priceless life lessons from such a wide circle of people in my life. And how can I forget blessings that I receive everyday from nature? I feel deeply grateful to all of them for taking care of me, loving me,  and teaching me how to live and be connected.

    There have been two difficult things for me to be grateful for. One: When I have acted selfishly and expected somebody to fulfill my needs and when my needs are not taken care of ,I find fault with them. I have learned to thank them for making me more mindful of my role in causing hurt and disappointment me. I am thankful to them for showing  my own limitation and for maintaining connection with that person and for working on me. Second: To forgive someone for causing hurt in me. This is very essential for me for learning to let go and ease and heal my suffering.

    May we all be grateful for the blessings we have received from many in ourl ives and thank them!

    Namaste.

    Jagdish P Dave


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