When the Curtain Falls

We get excited when we go to see a show. We enjoy it so much and feel sad when the curtain falls. The show is over, now what? Sometimes, in life, we face tough challenges and, when they pass, we are left with an empty feeling. When the curtain falls in our lives, the drama…

Shortcut

As I am lazy by nature, I always try to find shortcuts to attain my goal. Even in my spiritual pursuits, I looked for short, easy ways to attain everything that my spiritual Masters did. I spent years eating their brains and discovered that God gave all of us the shortcut to everything. It was…

Eating the Fruit

Instead of counting all the leaves on a tree, eat the fruit. Do not probe into the mystery of the divine with your small mind; enjoy only the nectar of divinity. Don’t question everything, especially suffering. Enjoy the fruit of suffering as a blessing. It develops our power of endurance and our gratitude for mercy,…

Completely Broken

We reach a point in our lives where we are completely broken. Some even contemplate suicide and come to the Lord for mercy. That is when we are ripe to receive the Lord’s grace. Some people are strong, and it takes a lot for them to be completely broken. I am a weak person. A…

Speed Breaker

When the road is empty and no one is around, we automatically go fast, risking the possibility of losing control of our vehicle. For that reason, speed breakers are put in the roads—so we can slow down and have control of our vehicles. In the same manner, we have thoughts. There is nothing wrong with…

Correct Thinking

The past is a lesson for us to learn from. The present is here for us to enjoy. The future does not exist, it is only a dream. Enjoying the moment can be like taking a ride on a big airplane. The pilot is the same for all the passengers. Some enjoy the flight, while…

Permanence

This second, while you are reading this thought, is not permanent. Everything we see and experience is never going to be permanent. Our love for God may not be permanent, but God’s love for us is permanent. Sometimes situations come in our lives, not as punishment but to bring us back to God. Some people…

Morality

When I was a child, in my Catholic school, we had a subject called Moral Science. We all are learning how to be part of a moral society. In history, there have been ups and downs of moral behavior, but never a perfectly moral society. We with our minds want to be moral, but not…

Trying and Failing

We try and we fail. God puts trials in our lives to test our faith. Most of us fail. We fail at unconditional surrender. We fail at trying to sit in silence in a thoughtless state. We fail to become enlightened. Even though we fail to please the Lord, the Lord sees our efforts and…

Childhood Plans

When I was young, I never thought that I would be sending spiritual thoughts daily. I prayed to God because my parents told me to do so. I used to think of God as an old man with a beard sitting among the clouds. He turned out to become my best friend and is closer…

Easy to Become a Saint

People who spend their lives in spiritual pursuit think of God, spread the teachings, and easily become saints. It is harder for householders, who have careers, to live in the complex world, and still maintain everything from within, like saints. They practice the teachings while being competitive and aggressive in the world. Most will think…