Sunday, June 28, 2015

Difficult Circumstances

When we encounter a difficult circumstance, what do we do? Get stressed, get fidgety, panic, sometimes make wrong decisions in a hurry. It is all about how we perceive the difficult circumstance. Whether we start blaming others for it or just shift the perspective a bit. Ask yourself - Is there a wiser, more enlightened way of looking at this seemingly negative situation?

Just dig a little deeper - Are the problems you have experienced or the challenges you may be facing really as serious as you have made them out to be?

Conflicts Everywhere

Conflicts have become a part of our lives - personal and professional. There are conflicts in personal relationships and more so we cannot imagine a workplace without conflicts.

Where do so many conflicts stem from, they trouble us, impact our well-being and success but why do they exist?

Conflict comes from rage, rage comes from fear and fear comes from lack of faith.

Conflict is a result of greed and outrage, both stem from insecurity. Insecurity is the result of lack of faith in one's true nature and true nature of the world around us. As long as we do not accept life for what it is, as long as we try to control and change things, there will always be conflict. Conflict ends when we realize that beyond tangible material reality, there is intangible spiritual reality.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Desires soaring high, as I reach for the sky...
Its a bright yellow day, and hopes making hay,
Heart leaping through, no this can't be true
I got to where I dreamed, however far it had seemed,
Life's at its best, but I do not wish to rest,
Carving my way to ecstasy, see who joins me on my freedom spree!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Blessings in Disguise

Opportunities often knock at our doors, but several times we happen to miss them, because they come in a guise least expected by us. We are not able to assess the signs and instead of thanking what came our way we get angry and start cursing our luck.

A very good anecdote I found online touched my heart. Whatever comes our way is the result of our own deeds and sometimes even though the fruit is not as expected, it may have some great good luck hidden beneath. The key is to keep the mind open, not let preconceptions block the view. Open the windows and let the sunshine flow in.

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car.  Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called  him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box.  Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angry, he raised his voice to his father and said "With all your money, you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and  wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go  to  him.  He had not seen him since that graduation day.  Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart.  He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it  years ago.  With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages.  And as he did, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible.  It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss Spirit's blessings and answers to our prayers  because they do not arrive exactly as we have expected?

"Today I look beyond the obvious and allow miracles to be created in my life."