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On Jul 13, 2018Jagdish P Dave wrote :
Wake up from your sleep is a message that comes from all spiritual wisdom traditions. My dad used to sing the song of awakening in Hindi every morning reminding him and us to wake up." Utha jaga musafir bhore bhai, aba rayan kahanataka sovat hai. Jo sovat hai vo kohovat hai, jo jagat hai so pavat hai." Wake up O traveler ! Morning has dawned.Wake up! There is no more night. Why do you keep on sleeping? The one who sleeps loses; the one who wakes up gains." This message has helped me through out my life. When I am not awake I fall down. I hurt mtself and others in my life. The falling down is a wake up call for me. I wake up from my sleep state, learn from my mistake and walk on the right path. Life is a journey, a process. It's all about choice making. When I am awake I make wise choices. As I am getting older my awakend state is getting longer with a few occasional short naps.
I love the Arabs saying: "The nature of rain is the same, but it makes thorns grow in marshes and flowers in the garden." It boils down to choce making. Wise choice making is like the rain growing flowers in the garden of life.
May we ramain awake and receive the blessings "All is well!"
Jagdish P Dave
On Jul 21, 2018Jo wrote :
On Jan 24, 2022Michael Reeves wrote :
To be cured requires change. While people want relief from their pain, they are often unwilling to make the necessary changes in order to be cured. They donâ€™t want to give up their â€œtoysâ€ or way of living. Itâ€™s uncomfortable to give things up that may bring short term pleasure. To be cured often times means having to give up our destructive but pleasurable habits. So, for some, the sacrifices of giving up short term pleasurable habits, is out of the question. They may give them up short term for â€œreliefâ€. But, eventually, many if not most of us, Go back to playing with those things that seem to make us happy for the moment but painful for the long term.