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    On Sep 29, 2018 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

     The world is how we see it. What lense we are using shapes the experience of the world we live in. The poor man in this story saw his world, the small  house he lives in with his wife and  his six children sleeping in the small room as a source of  his misery. When his house was filled with chickens,a goat and a cow he realized how much misrable he became. Now he gained another perspective to look at the same house he lived in. This new and different perspective changed his old perspective. How we look at our life and  how we relate to it makes a big diifference.Our awareness of our perspective shapes our expereince. Mindful awareness helps us to create a clear perspective of living with deep contentment with the world we live in.Our house becomes a home.

    When I was growing up in a family composed of four brothers, three sisters and parents living in  a small house, We did not feel miserable. We learnt the art of living by living  in a small houe without grudging , comparing and complaining. This way of growing up shaped my perspective of living mindfully and happily with conentment.
    My freedom lies iin my way of looking at who I am and what I have without comparing  myself with others. I have not felt superior or inferior to others. I reconize and value the inner qualities of people in my life. I admire those qualities without me feeling low or high. Such a way of living has eneriched my life internally and harmoniously.
    Jagdish P Dave

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