Happy Hour

Many bars offer special prices on drinks for a short time and call it “Happy Hour.” After the hour is over, you have to again pay full price for the drinks and lose your happiness. Many try to entice me to come in for the happy hour. I tell them, “You want me to lose…

Standing in Lines

When we see people standing in a line at a store, we figure the products sold there must be excellent. Many restaurants purposely make people wait while tables are empty inside. If we see no lines and no customers waiting, we figure that the business is not doing well and is not worth entering. The…

Auto Show

We go to auto shows to see all the fancy cars as well as the new concepts that are not going to be on sale. People sit in expensive cars dreaming of the day they can buy them. We take a lot of pictures standing with our dream car. Whenever I see the cars, I…

Blaming Others

We love to blame others for so many things. We even blame God for many issues. I used to blame my spiritual Masters when they would verbally butcher me. Yet, we must blame ourselves for everything. If you are in a tough relationship and you want to break it off, it is because you do…

Gift from God

The first gift given to us by God is human birth. If we have a healthy body, have an inclination for the truth, and are given a correct guide or Guru, we are fortunate. Then, there is the gift of ego—my favorite gift from God. When He created me, He was in a good mood…

A Mad Person or a Saint

Many times, a mad person and a saint are one and the same. A person may say that everything in the world in an illusion, that nothing is real, there is no birth or death, no creator or creation. When someone says these things with conviction, either he gets followers and is considered a saint,…

Agree to Disagree

Some may or may not agree with the wording of these thoughts that are sent. I, too, often disagreed with my spiritual Masters. As I grew in understanding and reflected on the teachings, I realized my mistake. Everything that was told to me was for my good and was absolutely correct. So, how do we…

Giving Value to Our Lives

Only when we feel we are serving, helping others, and performing our duties well, do we feel there is value in our lives. Once in a while, when we get nice emails or text messages expressing gratitude for our services, we feel our lives are complete. They even encourage us to do more, and we…

Falling Down

We fall down and sometimes get hurt. Out of embarrassment, we try to not show our pain to the world. People help us up, and we smile and thank them. We get bruised and have pain, yet we act as if we feel nothing and we cover up our mishaps. In life, too, we fall…

Take-off

While taking off, an airplane has to be at full speed. You can hear the engines at full throttle during take-off. Once it reaches cruising altitude, the speed and the sound of the engines are reduced. Airplanes burn the most fuel at take-off. If the airplane would continue the entire journey at full speed, it…

Too Good To Be True

We see deals online and, if they are too cheap, we feel that they must be scams. If the price is a few percent lower than the competition, then it is a good deal. If something is completely free, we get scared and feel it is too good to be true. Poor spiritual Masters face…