Being True to Yourself is all that matters

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann

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The Simplicity of being a Child!!!

Simplicity of being a child……….a thought that has often crossed my mind especially in the last few days. As I observed my 2-year-old nephew, I came to realize even more poignantly the faith…the absolute Faith that a child never seems to be without. Whether they are in a room or outside or in a moving car……..they just Believe that there will always be someone to hold them if there were to be a likely fall. Even after a fall, a child will never get scared to walk again or run or go out to play. No matter how vicious the fight, the next morning a Child again goes looking out for that friend; after getting scolded by a parent, a child still loves them. No matter how little or how much they have….they share because they want to and this desire is not fuelled by duty or righteousness……………..it is just their heart’s desire. They believe in Fairies and Angels, in beautiful worlds filled with absolutely gorgeous realities, they wonder how a bud turns into a flower, they believe in the man on the moon. 

 They don’t know how to hold a grudge or how to stop smiling.  They are the epitome of unconditional love….they just will avoid a person if they don’t feel comfortable….they do not slander a person if they don’t somehow gel with them. They just trust their instincts and allow their bodies to tell them when to expect what. They are so open about what they like and do not like….they just don’t have the understanding of Judgement…..hence they are completely themselves where-ever they are. The curiosity and inquisitiveness which is so innate to them is what propels them to try new things without fear, they do not have even an inkling of what is it to suppress. They don’t get scared of being labeled as dumb or foolish if they don’t know something. They are just Pure Beings of Love and happy to BE.

Why is it then that we destroy this beauty and innocence of a child to turn them into people who are competitive yet never satisfied….want to earn more yet never have the time to enjoy that………..want to love yet somehow forget how………..want to cry yet get scared of the labels…..want to learn new things and explore new places yet suppress these feelings……want to play yet don’t have the time………want to call their friend yet think too much about losing the fight………judge people basis what they can do for them……stop listening to the voice of their souls…………..lose their Faith….and ultimately forget how to be happy…..and thus starts their journey to look within themselves and to go looking for Happiness….something they were born with.

The good news is that today more people than ever before are working towards ensuring that the kid in us….stays there…happy and healthy. It ain’t wrong to grow up and learn what we are meant to learn on our journey on this planet, I mean after all we choose to be born to learn lessons and progress on our soul journey but who says we cannot keep the child within us to help us on this journey and trust me it is possible….we might get hurt or disappointed on this journey but we will always have the child in us to help us smile, get up and walk again or may be Run….who knows….after all then we will have our Faith in Miracles right where it should be…………in our hearts 🙂

If you are looking for inspiration, look at some of your baby photographs because all you need you will find there………….you will find the True You….Fearless and Free….ready to just BE

Faith does not question how….Faith only know that it IS

Such beautiful words…….so simply put but they speak volumes

Nature – God’s Beautiful Creation

Nature – the exquisite creation by God which is filled with the magnificence of the Divine.

The endless expanse of the blue sky, dusted with a sprinkling of cotton like clouds; the cool rain showers giving way to the breathtaking and enigmatic rainbows, the vast oceans enveloping such breathtaking beauty within, the pearly dew drops on blooming flowers and green grass, the sweet fragrance of the wet earth, the majestic mountains and the deep colorful valleys, the fragrant beauty of spring and the riot of colors it brings, the enchanting chirping of birds, the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, the vibrance of a warm golden sunrise which brings with it the promise of a new beginning, the magic of the serene sunset the sight of which can ease away the turmoil of a day, the silver moonlight which when reflected on water gives the impression of a shimmery magical potion, the twinkling stars above creating the illusion of pearls and the gentle night covering us like a  velvet blanket.

All these are just a glimpse into the treasury of Mother Nature. These jewels are a balm to the wounded, companion to the lonely, beauty to the seeking eyes, salvation to the believing and a source of thrill to an adventurous mind.

There is beauty all around us, we are born into it and yet we seem to spend so much time thinking about things that we don’t really want………………..

The adage, ” We should stop to smell the flowers” is not overrated in the least….

Energy Flows where Attention Goes

Just like a pond which is filled with Lotus Blooms, our heart is filled with blooms like Love, Happiness, Abundance, Humor, Trust and so many more. Needless to say we do have weeds too but then we cannot have a garden and not have weeds. The point is do we spend time fretting about the weeds or enjoy the quaint beauty of the Lotus flowers? In that answer lies magic…yes magic which creates what we want in life……remember “Energy flows where Attention goes” so as long as we have our sights set on the Lotus, we’ll always have a pond full of them. This is how the Law Of Attraction works, if we are filled with gratitude for the beauty in our lives, then our lives will be filled with more and more of beauty to have gratitude for. Likewise, if we focus on all things which are not going right in our lives and worry about them then we will attract more of situations which will create more worries for us. 

Our Mind is a sacred place and needs to be treated with respect. You have all the rights to reserve admission to thoughts that make you happy. It is absolutely amazing to actually realize our power to manifest…power to create and thoughts are our tool to do that.

 

Happy Thinkin……..