Different Forms of Pain

We experience physical pain as well mental pain. Those on the spiritual path have different types of pain. The first being the pain of longing, the sweet sorrow of separation. You are yearning for the Lord, but do not want the Lord. You are just enjoying the pain of separation. Then, when the Lord decides…

Sense of Humor

In the movie, “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” the Pope says that he prays daily to have a sense of humor. It is one of the greatest gifts from God. We send a lot of jokes and funny videos on WhatsApp and with other social media. Fortunate are those who can laugh, but a…

Complaining

There are people to whom you just say hello and their dam of complaints starts overflowing. If I do not hear a complaint from them I will get a heart attack. At least, if you are going to complain, make it a variety pack. Wife, husband, children, mother-in-law, Donald Trump etc., so we do not…

Insecurity

All human beings are insecure. Those who have wealth want to help the needy, but give little because they are unsure whether they will have enough for their old age. They are insecure about the capabilities of their children and grandchildren and so have to leave their wealth for them. Even if the master ignores…

Stand on Your Own Feet

Our parents have given us birth and taken care of us. Some were fortunate that their education was paid for by their parents. Now we must stand on our own feet. In the same manner, the Lord has given us everything. We must learn to use the assets we have. Instead, we want to make…

In the Future

We may invest in a zero coupon bond which will pay us back the principal and interest on a future date. We do this so we can enjoy the money later. In the same manner, we do not wish to enjoy the wealth given to us today but want to utilize it when we get older.…

It Never Ends

Just after you deal with one situation and think you are done, another one arises. It does not matter if the situation is good or bad. That is only in your mind. Some situations are challenging and some are easy. Even in your spiritual evolution, there is no end. Once you realize, “Who am I?”…

What Makes You Alive

When you do things out of passion, zeal, then you are alive. If you do your work with that attitude, you enjoy and have fun. That makes you alive. When you do the same work for a pay check, then it becomes an obligation. The same work gets you tired, frustrated, and stressed. Now you…

Birthday

We get a chance on our birthday, or New Year, to evaluate the year that has just passed. The person that we were a year ago, where did that person go? The way that person saw things, reacted to situations or comprehended the teachings, where is that person? Fortunate are those who realize that, with…

Planning

We all have to make plans. Otherwise, we will not be able to book airline tickets using miles. We plan to do something and the weather can change our plans. You are told to have positive thoughts, pray to God so that plans become a reality. There are those who leave it to the will…

Over Thinking

We all tend to over think. If someone offers us something good at a fair price, right away we think, what is the catch? The other person has to convince us that it is good for us. We think so much and hence lose many opportunities in our lives. Now imagine, God is free, wisdom…

Our Real Home

When some people travel they like to take their own coffee, pillow, etc, so that they can feel that they are still at home. Even though we are on the road we want to maintain our comfort zone and our familiarity. We think the address on our driver’s license is our home. We have come…