A Revolving Door

Make your life like a revolving door. Friends may come and go. Money may come and go. Name, fame, power, and possessions may come and go. You are not affected. There is no one standing by to keep a count of how many came and went. An open door wastes air-conditioning and heating and allows…

Waiting for the Doctor

Our common sense tells us how much to eat, how much to exercise, how much sun we need, how much to rest. We wait for our bodies to be deficient in vital minerals and then go to a doctor who tells us what to do. We fall sick, become weak, and feel low. Then we…

Preview vs. the Actual Movie

Sometimes the previews of a movie are so good that we get excited and then we get disappointed when we watch the actual movie. We even make jokes about Hell. We enjoy ourselves so much on the first day, that we chose Hell over Heaven until we live there and experience and realize the suffering.…

Tug Boats

When big vessels come into a harbor, two tug boats are required to maneuver them to dock. If the two tug boats do not communicate with each other and go in opposite directions, the ship could get damaged. We, too, are ships. The bigger the ego, the bigger the ship. We do not learn from…

We Want Justice

Someone told me there has to be Hell, as all those who do wrong have to go there. There has to be justice for that. So, Heaven indirectly is our reward for being good. Who are we to judge who is good or bad? Most people think they are good and, according to that assumption,…

Laughing and Crying

I know people who, while laughing, have tears falling from their eyes. Many times, I meet people who, when they talk about spirituality, cry from longing for the truth. There are some who do not cry or laugh. I have seen spiritual Masters who have belly laughter. Yet, when they talk of their Masters, or…

Letting Things Develop

I am an impatient person. Even when I toast a slice of bread, I keep staring at the toaster waiting for the bread to turn brown. In business, the bigger the deal, the longer it takes to develop. When I started to meditate and practiced controlling the mind, my mind would wander. I used to…

Inheritance

A very rich person who was calculating his wealth. He was so wealthy  that for eight generations his family would not need to work. His wife saw him looking very sad; his fear was for the ninth generation and how would they be able to manage. We laugh at his stupidity, and yet I see…

Our Value

I went on a trip for 10 days and, during this time, I did not send out any thoughts and did not have much interaction with people. Yet, everything in the world was perfect. We think we are important and give much value to our own existence. A friend of mine who owns a retail…