Reading this story , reminded me of the ever present story within me ' Who Am I ? Where did I come
from ? and where do I go after this birth ? and lastly What is the purpose of my life in this birth ? The
search for the answers to the above questions still continues and I am not too sure when will I get the
answers , where in this birth or not . However the search contiues
There are times in one's life , to become aware of this poison and reflect for it is a wake up call for bringing about a transformation about the self . That is my own experience in life and it led to believing in my own self and bringing about the necessary changes in my own life . In my own context I am grateful to that wake up call till today .
When I listen to trees , the message comes across of about the sacrifices they have made not only for humans , but for all living beings . They also convey the cruelty they have to suffer at times , for the trees that bears the sweetest fruits are the targets of maximum stones by humans . As a little child while staying with my grandparents , the date palm trees were a significant landmark to my grand parents home and as a child when I saw those trees , I understood that I was homeward bound and there would be joy within me .
Being reflects who you are from the soul within you . It is an inner expression of who you actually are . If one does not does not express from the level of being , then the ego comes in between and one only expressses oneself at the surface level and not from the level of being .it takes considerable amount of courage and express oneself at the being level .
In the aloneness and silence and erasing the ego completely and going deep within to my inner being I am able to be at peace within myself and accept who I am . It is then I understand that I am whole ..
My mother is suffering from dementia and she is at the last stage of the didease . She cannot recognize anyone even her own children and is totally bedridden . The doctors have given up . She is totally silent , however her eyes reflect her pain ans suffering she is going through . There is total acxceptance of her condition and a silent prayer to God to ease her suffering by letting her move on to the next phase of her journey . . The emptyness within is there , however would like she passes away peacefully with her suffering cut short .
My heart has been broken before for the people I loved moved away and am alone today . However over the years , the healing has taken place within and have moved on . However in today's world , the heart has been broken because of the intolerance , basic lack of humanity from one being to another and hatred which seems to be growing without no end in sight . However at the same time , the heart also seems to say , ok if all these negative vibes abounds in today's world. be unstoppable and take action and that is my intention .
Small graces means to do mundane things in life , like picking up trash from the foot path and throwing it in the garbage bin , hearing the birds singing as I go for my morning walk in the early hours of the dawn and connect with my inner self . Small graces mean visiting my ex wife's mother who was sick in the hospital as I wanted to connect with her and find out how she was . Small graces means being and doing things for others however trival it may be which would bring a smile on their faces and would make me happy .
Inspirational . For me , it is seeing my great great grand father whom I had the privilege of seeing as a child . When the British ruled India , he was in the police force and he was promoted to become an Inspector in the police one of they few Indians who rose to that rank during British rule . As a child he not only took interest in my education but also taught me the meaning of integrity , compassion , empathy and love , the values which i imbibed from him as a child . today it has been my endeavor to carry forward my great great father's legacy by setting an example of my own life spreading the values which I learnt from him . there is a considerable gratitude for him for inculcating the vales I imbibed from him .
Who am I in this vast unfathomable universe , the extent of which humans have to yet to completely discover . A tiny insignificant dot , It boggles the mind . And yet man's ego is so big that he still tries to discover the source of life and play God by trying to be immortal . It is a humbling experience to dream about the universe and it's origins .
Thank you so much . So very true . What we see outside of us manifests only when the change within us takes place . This is a universal law and have experienced it in my own life . We are the creators .
Thank you for this wonderful narrative from the epic Mahabharat , ancient Indian wisdom that has withstood the test of time . For me Giving represents just give , without any agenda of my own , from the bottom of my heart and then moving on . That is it .
Love at home begins for me from the inner core of my being . That space , the silence which I connect to everyday after waking up and learn to be with myself . that is home , that is where love is for me , a candle ever burning brightly at home . .Loving myself and from here this love flows outwards to others who I connect in my life . A deep feeling of love and compassion as I move on in life .
Thank you . For me to stay awake and being broken open has been an emotional roller coaster ride which is still an on gong process . After my divorce and it's aftermath , it has been an experience where I learnt my lessons and gradually shifted my focus from the outer world to the inner world inside . Even after doing that , there have been occasions when I have slipped up in this journey , fallen down , hurt myself , got up and started walking on my journey again . i am awake and present on the path I am walking .
Sharing myself for me means that I share my inner most thoughts coming from the core of my being , they may be of my happiness , my joys or even my fears , of all the experiences I have gone through my life . while sharing am at at peace with myself and also am constantly aware while sharing of my ego . There were moments in my past , when the fear was too great , for me to share my experiences or my life , however as having been walking my path , experiencing the roller coasters in my life , learning my lessons , this fear has gradually become smaller and smaller , till it has ceased to exist and have moved on . Today I can share fearlessly and peacefully without any inhibitions .
Thank you for sharing . As a child I used to listen to stories and also read stories of good triumphs over evil , be it in the Ramayana , Mahabharta and that got deeply ingrained in my DNA . In my own life I have experienced the same , When I have encouraged the negative part of me , that part got the upper hand and in the process my negativity became visible in terms of anger , jealousy , ego , etc . I had an emotional roller coaster ride and in the process my marriage broke up . However that was in the past which I have put behind . Thereafter the transformation gradually happened as I listened to the voice within and I uncovered the veil within which covered the spiritual part of me . I encouraged the positive within me and love , trust peace , understanding , humility , gratitude have been the dominant emotions of my life . This has also helped me to heal my relationships with whoever I have hurt in my life and healed the relationships starting with my wife . It has been a wonderful experience walking my own path in life .
The writings of Vinoba Bhave about leaders truly humbled me as the leaders of today especially in the India , think about their needs and not of the common man who has contributed so much for his making of a leader . The leaders of Gandhi's generation now seem so distant , as if they belong to another age which will never come back . Time marches on .
To read , Vinobaji 's writing one is reminded of the Bhagvad Gita , which lays so much importance on identifying of one's ego and walking through it . The Gita also lays a great deal of importance of selfless service to humanity without any expectations of being rewarded in return for the service provided . That is the true concept of " Servant Leader " . Vinobaji has beautifully described , " But on a moonless night the true servants shine forth as though they are connected invisibly in this vast and infinite cosmos ." In today's world how many such servant leaders are there ???? Let each one of us reflect within silently and listen to that answer that comes forth .
That was beautiful sharing . when the giving as a way of being , for me there is an an expansion of being and one just gives without thinking , whereas giving as an action , it would be the mind thinking whether to give or not to give and then the action takes place . Giving without ego is one of the highest form of emotions one can have in one's life .
Holding lightly for me means loosening up and letting go . In my own life in the last five years , have loosened up by being away from my family and living alone . In the past there was a fear of being alone , however today that fear is not there , have walked through that fear and am peace with it and accept it .
I have read a book called " Trust your vibes" by Sonia Chorquette on intution
and it is amazing. Your vibes or sixth sense fore warns you what is about to take place in reality. The crux of the matter is to listen to your vibes.