For some people God is the convenient fall guy for all the shortcomings and suffering in the world. But is that true? Is God really responsible for our suffering or are we to blame for our own creations and actions in the world?
Love Was His Journey “Love is that flame which, when it blazes up, it burns everything except the beloved.” Rumi Many of us have quoted him. Others have fallen in love with his verses and poems. He is one of the most enduring poets of all time. Love was his journey and also his destination: Continue reading
As we are boosting our inner immune system, we begin to generate a state of homeostasis, an inner equilibrium and harmony that means that we are in a state of balance within, and therefore better able to deal with external stressors. On the soul level it means we are more able to stay happy and light at all times, regardless of the ups and downs of life.
Charity need not only be monetary. are so many ways in which we can give: uplifting someone with a smile, showing kindness, volunteering and sharing time, knowledge or skills with others, or just being a listening ear when it’s most needed. These things cost us nothing, but bring an unlimited reward of satisfaction. And, though a businessman may give thousands, it’s possible that a small, unseen, thoughtful good action done from the heart may reap an even greater return in the karmic bank account of life!
Once awake, we need to stay awake. Being awake means to be happy, joyful, excited and enthused about life. If you remember the story of Samson and Delilah, it was when Delilah lured the mighty Samson into a slumber that she was able to ‘cut’ away all his powers! Thus, we need to stay attentive and alert at all times. The bandits can come at any time to rob us of our powers. If the guard falls asleep, robbery is inevitable!
Actually, if we respect Mother Nature, she will respect us. The more we help in sustaining the planet, the more the planet will find ways to help us. It will take a huge collective effort to save the world, but individually our contribution does make a difference on many levels. If I squander resources, karma says that they won’t be there for me at a time of need. If I look after them as a trustee, a guardian, then I am creating a relationship of harmony with the elements.
Paul McCartney famously said: ‘If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian’. All animals suffer when they are being killed.Maybe it is now time to be more mindful and compassionate. To reconsider our food choices and reduce the suffering in the world. Compassion is a big part of being human. In fact, it defines our humanity. We also need to have courage to step out of the norm and demonstrate our personal convictions. Melanie also explained that if we are to live a life of integrity then integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is watching.
The idea is to just BE HAPPY! Not for any reason, except to just BE HAPPY! We seem to think we need to justify our happiness! That is not the case. If I am happy BECAUSE of anything, that is not true happiness and I need to take note! If I am happy because I ate a chocolate cake, or got a new handbag, or went on a vacation, then all those things are fleeting and so the happiness will also be fleeting and temporary.