Wonderful reflection on humility and reality. It is apt to say that the humbleness keeps the society ticking and thinking. The attitude of gratitude makes one realize that man is just one of the the multitude of Gods creation, endowed with the special features of a sound mind in a sound body which is to be used to nurture and care for all of the other creations of God. But the ignorance of the reality is the cause for the arrogance prevailing in society, which is the cause of destruction, distrust and distress.
A wonderful dimension regarding the qualities of water. Nature is always speaking to us in volumes which can be heard in the gentle gurgling of river water, the roaring water falls, splashing sea waves, gentle breeze, thundering lightning, cool breeze to scorching heat. We have to acknowledge that all are essential components of nature destined to do their duties according to the laws of nature and seasons. We should learn to visualize the ever changing nature in all its "finery and fiery", because "IT IS SO". Similarly we humans must learn to adapt to the situations because life is meant to be lived and to be appreciated and not to be analyzed, because "IT IS SO".
What a beautiful story. Compassion is the need of the hour. For a compassionate person it is in his nature to be so. But for a thief to show such courtesy in response is a heart warming gesture. Three cheers to the bandit. This is the best indication that the core of every human being is love and compassion and if kindled in the right way rises to great heights.
The author has put up the concept of infinity in nature very nicely. I appreciate the message it conveys. In a way we are all extensions of nature, being one of the multitude of creations that exist on the face of this earth. Everything was fine when there was mutual acknowledgement between the species. Man being blessed with the so called higher senses started out on the road leading to developement and sophistication. In this journey, man has cleverly taken over nature in the name of developement and utilized the rich natural resources for the same. The craving/desire for more and better living, is right now the bitter pill which we are unable to swallow. Where is the much cherished nature and species, which are the basis for our existence. Now we are worried and are frantically trying to find solutions for the problems created by man. Yes everything comes at a cost, but definetly not at the cost of the existence of another creature. Live and let live must be the motto for existence.
I do agree that it is necessary to take time to reflect on the actions done and to modulate further actions. But the trend now is only to act and act, as they say that to sit quitely even for a moment will be like slowing down in the rat race or losing the race.
Very true indeed!I am also developing the art of deep listening,& I find that the person who is being heard really appreciates your attention &reciprocates leading to development of mutual respect which helps in finding easy solution to any problem.