The “spiritual” is embedded in our collective subconscious. The Christmas story is about our being awakened to its presence, like Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the Magi, who are characterised by their state of wakefulness.
May the silence of that first Christmas night be the harbinger of peace on earth to all people of goodwill.
“On all bare heights shall be their pasture” (Isa. 49:9, R. V.)
Life, it seems, does not follow the path of our desires and strategies as mush as that of our intentions and beliefs. To know and accept what you desire of the future, attracts that same reality to you. The late Dr. Dyer put it thus, ” You have to just be. You have to let go. You have to allow.” That then unleashes the power of your mind and makes dreams possible.
Medical research has shown that two-thirds of all healing is done through the “Placebo effect” ——- mind and belief of the patient determines response to treatment rather than the actual medicine or surgery.
When you are doubtful as to your course, submit your judgment absolutely to God and ask Him to shut against you every door but the right one.
Meanwhile keep on as you are, and consider the absence of indication to be the indication of God’s will that you are on His track ………. As you go down the long corridor, you will find that He has “preceded” you, and locked many doors which you would fain have entered, but, be sure that beyond these there is one which He has “left unlocked”. Open it and enter, and you will find yourself face to face with a bend of a river of opportunity, broader and deeper than anything you had dared to imagine in your wildest dreams.
Sometimes when dark the night, and every light gone outI wonder to what port my frail ship goesStill though the night be long, and restless all my hoursMy distant goal, I’m sure, MY PILOT KNOWS.
Corporate guru Azim Jamal says,” Your vision is derived from your life purpose. It is essential to apply a sense of balance in life. The big stumbling blocks to your life plan can be inconsistency, lack of self-discipline and bad habits.”
Without FAMILY HARMONY, one cannot be genuinely happy in life, be successful and cannot live a life that is worth living. Complete “family harmony” is the key to happiness, prosperity and success.
Family harmony means that there is an atmosphere of absolute peace, relaxation, unconditional love, fearlessness, understanding, freedom of expression.
In reality, we are the seed that needs to flower. We are supposed to become what we are in our essence or potentiality. In that sense, WE ARE PERFECT AS WE ARE, because we originate from the whole. the Upanishads declare : This is the whole. That is the whole. From the whole springs the whole. Take the whole from the whole and only the whole remains.
How one perceives suffering determines its intensity and our consequent healing response. Life histories of everyone including sages, prophets and reincarnations of God contain traumatic experiences.
And if we have to encounter agony, let’s face and overcome it. Change perspectives, build resilience and develop coping skills, undergo therapeutic measures. You can follow spiritual practices and take a stand.
One way to live in the present moment is to remain fully engrossed and involved in activities in the present, so that the mind is ignored completely. and becomes non-functional, and thus we become the activity itself. Many singers, painters, dancers, musicians and artistes transcend mind during their professional engagements and practices.