Before we start, here the link for the previous posts: https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/mdmnasblog.wordpress.com/1004 https://wordpress.com/…Λόγος #2: 4 Pillars of abundant life part two – Happiness
…”Cut your coat according to your cloth.”…. ….”No that won’t work. If I cut the coat according to my cloth, it may not fit me. I will not be able to …Treasure Box Of Abundant Life is Open For All 💖
Thank you so much for your kind words princess. This is such a new angle to the book – Humility. I am truly humbled 👏👏
Thank you so much Leena for the heartfelt review 👏
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I am so happy to share with you that with God’s grace and Guruji’s blessings, my first book — 4 Pillars of Abundant Life, has been published. The book is now available for sale — on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Partridge Publishing. It would also be available in leading book stores shortly. This was made possible with your love, encouragement and good wishes. Am deeply grateful and seek your continued blessings, prayers and support 👏
I have written the book with lot of love and compassion. And it is written with the hope that it would touch and enhance the quality of life of all those who read it. I would encourage you not only to read it but also share the link/book with your family and friends. They might need it equally or more than you!
Shall await your feedback. Also please do Rate and Review on Amazon, Good Reads, Barnes and Noble and Google Books.
I hope and pray that 2021 turns out to be your best and most abundant year ever 💖🤗
If you like my writing and my thoughts – please do Read, Share and Reblog and Review and Rate. Thank you so much once again for your love and support
2021 IS the YEAR of MOVEMENT
The year to LEARN, to GROW, to EVOLVE
THE YEAR TO KEEP MOVING
From weakness to strength
From failure to success
From sickness to health.
From suffering to joy.
2021 — The Year of NEW BIRTH
Of a NEW WORLD
With RENEWED HOPE
Launch yourself into it with ENTHUSIASM
With love and encouragement from you, my dear friends, my first book is under publication. It is a self help book, based on my life long learnings and experiences. I need your prayers and blessings that it comes out well and helps readers lead abundant and fulfilling lives. I was encouraged to write the book only because of your sustained love and support.
And the wish from my heart is that you, the reader and my dear friend and follower, have the best year of your life ever!! MAY GOD FULFIL ALL YOUR WORTHWHILE DREAMS AND DESIRES 🙏
Love and blessings 💖🤗
PS: I was away from WP for about 8 weeks to finish the book and rediscover myself👏
It may sound strange but I do feel guilty at times — I feel guilty for all the love, joy, friendship, care, health — all kind of abundance I have — when there is so much pain and suffering all around. God has always been so kind to me 🙏
There is child abuse, spouse abuse, sickness, joblessness, all kinds of addictions, poverty and what not. There is no end to pain and suffering 😌 There is so very little that I can do and it hurts.
Decades ago my father had gifted me biography of Helen Keller. And her saying: I am one person and I can’t do everything; but just because I can’t do everything doesn’t mean I will refuse to do what I can…. has been my guiding light for decades now.
I have learned to do my best for anyone and everyone that I can, and then let go. And in my meditations (During all SRF and YSS meditation we pray for others and world peace) and I pray for others– family, friends and world at large. Can I or we do anything more?
As I keep writing often : For me God is Love and Service is the active expression of Love. And my religion is Kindness and Compassion. And I also know that in our world of duality Pleasure and Pain coexist. But still there are times when I feel a little guilty of all that I have and see so much lack all around.
If I was given a boon: what is it that I would want different in my life than what I had; I would say – NOTHING. If I could go back all the way and re-live my life, I would want nothing different.
I was blessed to have divinely loving parents, loving and caring siblings, a beautiful and loving wife, loving and caring children, scores of good friends and relations, reasonably good health, enough of material comforts, a divine guru in Paramahansa Yogananda….no, I wouldn’t want anything different.
The only thing I would pray to have more of is – Wisdom. I would have liked to be wiser so that I could have been more appreciative of my good fortune when I was younger.
Even these past few months of being at home all the time have been so blessed. I can read, write and meditate all the time. I have no responsibilities. I am tempted to take credit for the decision to quit the corporate rat race long back in 1998 and the decision to leave Mumbai and move to Pune to be with children in 2014; but even these thoughts and decisions were His grace 🙏
I hope and pray, my friend, that God gives you an equal or more abundant life.
Peace unto all 🙏
Begin to weave and the divine will provide the thread … read this beautiful proverb today and was reminded of my favourite quote of Henry David Thoreau. How that quote changed my life decades back!!
For many many years now my life has been lived around these 3 quotes :
First : Mathew 6.33: “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto thee”
Second : Henry David Thoreau – “If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavour to live the life you have imagined, you will meet with success unexpected in common hours”
Third : Don Juan to Carlos Castaneda– “It doesn’t matter what our specific fate is, as long as we face it with ultimate abandon”
It saddens me to see people struggling. It saddens me to see people sad. It is sad to see them waiting for some more money, better health, better job, a good and loving partner…. to start living the life of their dreams. But that rarely happens….
People who live fulfilling lives don’t wait for things to change. They grab and embrace life today. Such people may be called dreamers or visionaries or crazy. They don’t bother. They simply live.
I challenge you to start to WEAVE, to start to live the life of your dreams, and can assure you the thread will follow… there is no end to God’s bounty.
Oh yes it is you who are responsible for everything happening anywhere in the world. You are responsible for what president Trump said and did, you are responsible for the earthquake and the hurricanes and the floods, and the riots and the bombings … you are responsible for everything!! You are responsible for the job that you lost, you responsible for the lover who cheated you. You are responsible for your mother’s sickness and your father’s death. You are also responsible for the love and the beauty and the joy everywhere in the world. You are responsible for the sunrise and the sunset, for the clouds and the breeze….
Your life, my dear is your RESPONSIBILITY!! 💯 percent. And unless and until you learn and practice this – your pain and suffering isn’t going to go. You aren’t going to lead a fulfilling life –However good it may look to the outside world and however much you may fool yourself.
But before we talk more about Responsibility we need to understand ACCEPTANCE
Today is a given. Fighting today is insanity. Whatever your are today : your health, wealth, relationships, looks….. IS – what it is. Accept it. It could have been different – yes. But it is not and that is a fact. It is futile to waste your time and energy blaming anyone, including yourself.
Any problem you have with life : Look at it and Acknowledge it…. whatever is happening in your life today Accept it. Be aware of it…
And then take RESPONSIBILITY– 💯 percent. Responsibility is Your Ability to Respond. What do you do!! The point my dear is that you have no control over most of the things that happen to you and around you. More than 90% things that happen to you aren’t in your control. But the quality of your life today and your future depends on – How you Respond to those external stimuli. Normally we REACT with a conditioned mind; with our past perspective and impressions. What we need to do is RESPOND!! And that can happen only and only if you stop yourself from reacting. Even if you give the smallest of pauses before you react, you will be able to respond. President Trump said it : how do you respond. PM Modi or May or Justine did this or that : how do you respond. An earthquake in Nepal : how do you respond ……
The moment you start doing it your life will start to bloom. All the energy that would have been lost in the blame game, being a victim; will be channelled to the solution of the challenges you are facing. You will be at peace with yourself and the world.
As I wrote in my post Time heals nothing …. Past and Future are mind constructs. Never real. And living in them we make our present, which is real, miserable. By learning to Respond and not React you will start to live more in the Now. And that is Amazingly freeing.
You have an amazing life ahead for you.
Live in the Now
Shine your light
I love you and am so proud of you ❤️🤗