Favorite Spot

My favorite spot is right here, right now—where I am. If you do not believe that you are in the perfect place, can you do anything about it? No. You are stuck, at this moment, exactly where you are supposed to be. The only choice you have is to enjoy it or not. Those who…

A Big Challenge

Some people think big challenges appear in front of people for their bad deeds, as punishments. It could be the opposite—the big challenges come as gifts. They can bring out the best in you and help you in the long run. They bring you closer to God and improve your ability to surrender. Every time…

Learning to Ask a Question

Some people talk for so long that sometimes I forget the question they originally asked. I think they are only looking for a “yes” or “no” answer to all that they said. Mostly they prefer a “yes” answer. Imagine, God has to listen to long questions daily and all everyone wants from Him is a…

Full Stop

A small dot can end a sentence from going on and on. It is a pause for us to think about the next thought. If there is nothing more to write, the sentence ends. Put a full stop in your mind and stop the ego dot from taking over your thoughts. A thought should occur…

Testing Faith

When everything is good and perfect in the world, how can you test your faith? What we are going through now is like a stop sign on the road. We have to come to a complete standstill, look to the left and then to the right before we move on. This pause in our lives…

Sweet Mango

Sitting in silence when we meditate or pray to God is like enjoying the nectar of sweet mango. Some people spend years in prayer and still have not seen or enjoyed the mango. We want only the fruit but fail to understand the requirements needed to get the fruit. First, we must find fertile soil,…

Tennis

While playing tennis, you have to look at the ball and not at the court where you intend to place the ball. The court should be in your memory. When the ball is placed perfectly, it is called “a winner.” Similarly, we must put our focus on the Lord. The court of life is in…

Fasting

When I was young,  every week I used to fast for 36 hours, drinking only water and nothing else. With my luck, all my favorite dishes were kept in front of me to tempt me. When there is no food available, it is easy to fast, as there is nothing to eat. Similarly, if no…

Wandering

One must give up the habit of wandering. Stick to one place for a minimum of 3 years and practice uninterrupted meditation. Then only can you enjoy the full bliss of the self. You have achieved considerable progress in meditation. Now, wisdom is flowing through you. You will always have to raise the mind and…

What Can You Do?

Some people feel they can get away with anything, even with murder. After all, what can the other person do about it? It is for this reason people feel they can do anything they want. Your actions may not be corrected by the person of whom you take advantage, but they will be by the…

Fortress

I love visiting old forts in my travels, to see how strong and high are the walls and the big doors that protect them. Once the security is breached, the fort is overtaken by outsiders. We, too, must build a strong fort around us, where nothing can come and invade our inner space. No virus…

True Value

We all value money, so we do our best to earn and protect it. Some give value to their health, so they eat correctly and exercise to maintain it. Only those who give true value to their spiritual growth and peace put in time and effort to maintain them. They do not find excuses or…