Miserable or Blissful-Its entirely your choice…….

A Sufi mystic who had always remained happy was asked by people who observed him almost every day for the last 70 years, why he had never ever been found sad.  One day they asked him, ‘Pray tell us, what is the secret of your happiness? We have never seen you forlorn but looking joyful and smiling forever. We would definitely like to hear from you what makes you happy and cheerful and take some learnings of value from you.’

The Sufi very kindly said, ‘There is no great secret. It is very simple. Every morning when I wake up, I meditate for five minutes and I say to myself, ‘Listen now my friend and soulmate, there are two possibilities for you, either you can be MISERABLE the whole day through and keep on crying at your misfortunes and bad luck, or you can be BLISSFUL and lead a peaceful, fearless and a worriless life. CHOOSE. And let me tell you ‘I ALWAYS CHOOSE TO BE BLISSFUL.’

He further stated, ‘All alternatives are open to us every single moment of our life. It is entirely up to you what you CHOOSECHOOSE to be BLISSFUL. There are people who can be BLISSFUL even when they are imprisoned or confined in prisons and there are people who remain MISERABLE even when they are living in marble palaces, having plenty cars, lots of clothes, lots of jewelry and many other material things but they are never satisfied.

The universe does not demand that you struggle unnecessary, it’s simply responding to your vibration. The way you think, so shall you become. So why not have a pep talk every morning before you start your day and be positive and happy instead of being miserable and saying why me and why all the suffering has to come to me only. We need to be contented with what we have been given.

Fill your mind with seeds of GREATNESS & GRATITUDE. No matter what the situation you find yourself in, remind yourself: ‘I have a Choice’. Life is the Art of drawing without an Eraser. So be careful while taking any small decisions about valuable pages of your life. You are your own Creator and Destroyer. Let us all learn to live a Blissful Life and be cheerful and joyous and live a life of Harmony and Togetherness.

Feeling Grateful……………..

This lovely morning as I was sitting

In front of my sweet little porch

Beauty filled me with a sense of awe

I felt a oneness with the pelicans

As they glided inches above the waters

I sensed the joy of the dolphins

Surfing the big blue waves in a twirl

And as I caught a glimpse of the majestic whales

Lifting their fins above the water

Playing their little game of joy

I knew the magnificence of beloved God

In the rapture and ecstasy of the moment

I also caught a glimpse of myself

Breathing in unison with the ebb and flow of the tide

That appeared to be in perfect rhythm with the wind

 The grass rippling in faultless harmony

The rays of the sun in all its brilliance

And in this moment, I felt a wave of Gratitude

For being alive in a perfect balance

With the Whole of the Universe……………………..

Escape the net of Impressions………

Once there lived many fish in a pond. Every day, they would wake up in the morning with a dread, the fisherman’s net!  The fisherman would be there every morning, without fail to cast his net. And without fail every morning, many fish would get caught in it. Some would be taken by surprise, some caught napping, some would not find any place to hide while some others, even though aware of the lurking danger, would simply find no means to escape the deadly net.  Among the fishes was ONE young fish that was always HAPPY & CHEERFUL. It had NO FEAR of the fisherman’s net and it seemed to have mastered the art of being alive and staying lively.

All the senior fish wondered as to what might be the secret of this little fish. How can it manage so well when their cumulative experience and wisdom were not enough to save them from the net? Unable to bear their curiosity and desperate to find a way to escape the net, all the fish went to this little fish one evening and asked, ‘Are you not scared of getting caught in the fisherman’s net, when tomorrow morning he will be back again??

The little fish smiled, ‘No! I will not be caught in his net ever!’ ‘Share with us little one, the secret behind your confidence and success’, the elders pleaded and coaxed the little fish. ‘Very simple,’ said the little fish. ‘When the FISHERMAN comes to CAST his NET, I RUSH & STAY AT HIS FEET. That is ONE PLACE that the NET can NEVER REACH, even if the fisherman wants to cast his net. So, I never get caught’. All the fish simply marveled at the simplicity of the little fish’s wisdom. Similarly, when we CLING TO THE MASTER’S FEET, WE CAN ESCAPE THE NET OF IMPRESSIONS OR MAYA. THOSE WHO HAVE SURRENDERED THEIR ALL UNTO HIM CAN EASILY CROSS BEYOND IT. TRUST HIM AND HAVE UTMOST FAITH IN HIM.

I was created for Joy

O! Sacred One

I sometimes forget

That I was created for joy

My mind is too busy

My heart is too heavy

Heavy for me to remember

That I have been called to dance

The sacred dance for life

I was created to smile, to love

To be lifted up with high spirits

And lift my fellowmen up

O! Sacred one

Untangle my feet

From all that ensnares me

Free my beautiful Soul

That we might dance

The dance of flawless crystals

And that our infectious dancing

Might be contagious to one and all

As I was created only for Joy…………………

Let us all brighten each other’s light at all times…………..

When a flashlight grows dim or quits working, do you just throw it away? Of course not, you would not do that, instead you will go and change the batteries so that once more there will be light.  Similarly, when a person messes up his life or finds himself in a dark place and does not know how to come out, do we cast him aside? Of course not! You help him change his battery which has gone dull with negative and unwanted thinking. 

Some need AA….attention and affection;

Some need AAA….attention, affection and acceptance;

Some need C……Compassion;

Some need D…..Direction;

Some need B……..Blessings from God;

Some need E……..Empathy to understand and give comfort;

Some need L……Love from the family and friends;

Some need S…….Support and someone to L…….listen to what he is going through in his life so that he could mend his ways and live a positive and beautiful life free from worries and fears.

And if they still do not seem to shine and brighten up from their dilemma, simply sit with them quietly and peacefully and share your Light. The reason why seesaw has two seats is because that way there is always someone to bring you up when you go down.

To make a difference in someone’s life you do not have to be beautiful, rich or perfect, you just have to Care and be Loving.  Let us all brighten each other’s Light and be guided by Love and Happiness.………………..

This is how I see You………..

This is how I see you

Beautiful love of my Life

You and Me dancing on wings of love

On the twirl of pretty tulips

In the fluffy white clouds

Creating magical moments of bliss

In two happy souls riding on waves of love

In the oceanic splendor of time

Vibrant and full of life

With the sweet singing of birds

Flapping wings of joy to open skies

In the gentle springs of time

With Flowers blooming in meadows green

In the tiny hands cherished with care

In the arms of lovers ecstasy

Hearts full of love and delight

Underneath it all sweet beauty flows

In One lovely Heart’s embrace

Enveloped in a Circle of Love

Beating joyously in One and All

A magnificent expression of Life

This is how I see you in all of us

Beautiful love of my Life……………………

Drinking from the Saucer……….

A profound and beautiful poem by a great poet called JOHN PAUL MOORE:

I’ve never made a fortune

And I’ll never make one now

But it really doesn’t matter

Cause I’m happy anyhow

As I go along my journey

I’m reaping better than I’ve sowed

I’m drinking from the saucer

Cause my cup has overflowed

He gives me strength and courage

When the way grows steep and rough

I’ll not ask for other blessings for

I’m already blessed enough

May we never be too busy

To help bear another’s load

Then we’ll all be drinking from the same saucer

When our cups have overflowed with abundance…………

Power of Thought…………

Once a mentally troubled child came home and gave a letter to his mother.  He told her, “My teacher gave this letter to me and told me to only give it to my mother.” Reading through the letter, the mother could not believe her eyes.  Gradually her eyes filled with tears.  “Mum is there a problem? Did I do something wrong in school?” the boy asked.

With a shaky voice, the mother slowly began to read the contents of the letter to her son, “Your son is a genius.  This school is too small for him and does not have enough good teachers to train him.  Please teach him yourself.” The boy was dumbfounded.  The next morning, Nancy Edison pulled her son out of the school and from that day, began to teach him diligently at home.

Many years later, Thomas Edison had grown into the most prolific inventor of his time.  He had invented the electric generator, the first record player (called the phonograph then), submarine radar, a cinema, and about one thousand other inventions that helped to usher in the modern age.  He was celebrated worldwide as the father of inventions.  Meanwhile, his mother had passed away quietly.

One day he was going through her closet and found the letter which was given to him by his teacher for his mother.  He remembered it was the same letter that made his mother pull him out of school and undertake many years of homeschooling.  So he opened it.  The message written in the letter was, “Your son is mentally ill.  We cannot let him attend our school anymore.  He is expelled.”  Thomas Edison then realized what his mother did, which probably saved his life and future. For several hours he sat motionless with tears streaming down his face.  Finally, he gathered enough strength and wrote in his diary, “Thomas Alva Edison was a mentally ill child whose mother turned him into the genius of the century.” 

From this we can learn that a single negative word can make or destroy anyone’s future.  We all have a role to play in building and activating the glorious destiny of friends and family.  Be Inspired.  Always Tell them Positive things to make them motivated in life.………….

Positive and Simple Truths of Life…………

Once, all villagers decided to pray for rain, on the day of prayers all the people gathered there but only one boy came with an umbrella. He had so much confidence in prayers that he knew it would rain and it surely did: That’s called Faith.

When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs because she knows you will catch her, no matter what. She had implicit faith in her parents: That’s called Trust.

Every night we all go to bed, sleeping at peace, without any assurance of being alive the next Morning, but still we set the alarms to wake us up:  That’s called Hope.

Often in our lives we plan big things for tomorrow or the day after in spite of having zero or absolutely no knowledge of what the future is going to be: That’s called Confidence.

So many of us see the world suffering, going through natural calamities, fighting among people and nations but still we fall in love and have wonderful relationships with friends and family: That’s called Love.

On an Old Man’s shirt was written a cute sentence. “I am Not 60 Years Old., I am a Sweet 16 with 44 years of Experience and I am living my life to the fullest with joy and happiness:  That’s called Attitude.

Every moment of your being alive, it makes you look attractive, changes your mood, relieves your stress and helps you stay positive.  It is very catchy and infectious too: That’s called Smile.

When we make others feel special and wanted for no reason at all other than an act of simply being there for them when they want us and showing that we care. Their Words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless: That’s called Kindness.

Let us all enjoy our lives with these simple positive truths of life. Life is like a fingerprint that cannot be duplicated so make your best impression with it. LIVE IT, LOVE IT. Do not waste a single moment in your life, because time has no holiday, dreams have no expiry date and life has no pause button.

Become a Movement………..

Become more of a movement

Allow life to flow on her terms

Dancing on the tips of leaves

Serenading upon the vapors

The wind that sings in her branches

Like a river meandering to the seas

Solitude flowing on the horizon

Don’t allow yourself to be frozen

With the miseries of the vacant past

Let it melt you thoroughly

Soaking you from head to foot

Come into the balance of life

Then everything is a smooth ride

You just need to be happy and joyous

Once you know the knick-knacks of life

The movement follows like a river………….