The Magic Mirror

In the movie, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” there is a magic mirror that shows your desires and attachments. In it, only a happy person would be able to see himself or herself. We all have the same magic mirror—the mind. Whatever we are we can see. All our fears, desires, attachments, and even…

Taking Your Phone Away

I am attending a silent retreat and I am told by the organizers that, until I give them my phone, I will not be allowed to enter. So for the next two days, no thoughts can be sent. I questioned myself, “What is more important—my service to others or enjoying silence?” One side of me…

Value of a Split Second

You can win the gold medal because of a split second. Happiness can be lost or gained in a split second. Life can be given or taken in a split second. God and peace can be experienced in an split second. The darkness of ignorance can be removed in a split second. Anger can come…

Christmas Eve

I watched people dress up and get ready to go to church for the midnight mass on Christmas Eve. The churches are beautifully lit up. Everything is clean and decorated. All of this to rejoice over the birth of a Divine soul—to celebrate His birthday. What do we do during the rest of the year…

Taking It Personally

Someone was upset with me for some reason. They used to read the daily thoughts and would comment on the benefits. Now they do not read the thoughts or communicate with me. I know of a person who became a widow at a very young age and blamed my spiritual Master, as her husband was…

Start Now

It is the holiday season, and I am on a vacation. It is easy for me to say, “Let the New Year begin and, when I reach home, I will start my diet and work on my body, my mind, and whatever commitments I want to make.” It is easy to postpone and start on…

Think Before You Speak

I speak very fast and, often, I don’t think before I speak. The point I am trying to make may be misunderstood. On the other hand, if it a serious matter, I take my time and even pause before I give an answer. Being around many spiritual Masters in my life, I saw that They…

Practice

I watch athletes practicing on a field. I watch singers and musicians practicing their notes. The more you practice, the more you improve your skills. Even spiritual Masters practice yoga, breathing exercises, and sitting in silence. I am the opposite. I like to play sports without warming up and practicing. Playing a sport enough will…

Walking on Air

When you attend spiritual camps, retreats, or programs for a few days or weeks, you come back with a feeling of being on cloud 9. You do not want the program to end. While you are at the program, you stop carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders and so you feel as…

Changing Passwords

When someone has your passwords and is no longer involved in your life, you have to change all your passwords and update the information. If our personal information is compromised, we, too, have to change our passwords. We have many passwords, and so we need a place to store that information. We create a new…