Dot 51: Reflect within yourself, and you will find a new world !

Posted by Praveen on April 30, 2014 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

In our daily lives, we always have our table occupied with one thing or the other. We have our plans in place, savings in bank and mind in future to make ourself happy. But just wait a minute- are we thinking too much about the future...or are we actually having the piece of mind to enjoy the present !

Lord Budda believes that one must do his activity in "Mindfullness".
Mindfullness ???
The concept is pretty simple in nature, yet powerfull in its effects. It says that- whatever you are doing, give your mind- 100% to it.

If you are eating food, just savor the taste, its aroma and its composition to enjoy the most. If you playing game- play to the full extent and give your 100%. But we are already doing this..right !

Check again, is it so ? Think for a min and then read the next lines.

If you are wondering how to achieve mindfullness, I must tell you that its most difficult to control. Even the ancient sages committed year's of ardous efforts to achieve this peace but failed to do so. However, our objective is not to gain the "transcendental" level but help improve our existing lives.

Every day, just spend 10 mins in meditation position and count your breaths till 10. Simple- isn't it !
But with one condition- if during the count, your mind looses the count, start again with 1. I bet, you will struggle for over a month to even count 10 breaths !

Dont believe it, try it !

Dot 37: An interview with God

Posted by Praveen on October 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I dreamed I had an INTERVIEW WITH GOD. "So, you would like to interview me?" GOD asked. "If you have time," I said. GOD smiled. "My time is eternity... what questions do you have in mind for me?"

"What surprises you the most about humankind?"

GOD answered...

"That they get bored with childhood that they rush to grow up, and then long to be children again."

"That they lose their health to make money... and then lose their money to restore their health."

"That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live in neither the present nor the future."

"That they live as if they would never die, and die as though they had never lived."

GOD's hand took mine... and we were silent for a while.

And then I asked, "As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you want your children to learn?"

GOD replied, "To learn they cannot make anyone love them. All they can do is let themselves be loved."

"To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others."

"To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness."

"To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they love, and it can take many years to heal them."

"To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least."

"To learn that there are people who love them dearly, but simply do not yet know how to express or show their feelings."

"To learn that two people can look at the same thing, and see it differently."

"To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves."

"Thank you for your time," I said humbly. "Is there anything else you would like your children to know?"

GOD smiled, and said... "Just know that I am here...ALWAYS."