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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

On The Day



On the day I die a lot will happen.
A lot will change.
The world will be busy.
On the day I die, all the important appointments I made will be left unattended.
The many plans I had yet to complete will remain forever undone.
The calendar that ruled so many of my days will now be irrelevant to me.
All the material things I so chased and guarded and treasured will be left in the hands of others to care for or to discard.
The words of my critics which so burdened me will cease to sting or capture anymore. They will be unable to touch me.
The arguments I believed I'd won here will not serve me or bring me any satisfaction or solace.
All my noisy incoming notifications and texts and calls will go unanswered. Their great urgency will be quieted.
My many nagging regrets will all be resigned to the past, where they should have always been anyway.
Every superficial worry about my body that I ever labored over -- about my waistline or hairline or frown lines -- will fade away.
My carefully crafted image, the one I worked so hard to shape for others here, will be left to them to complete anyway.
The sterling reputation I once struggled so greatly to maintain will be of little concern for me anymore.
All the small and large anxieties that stole sleep from me each night will be rendered powerless.
The deep and towering mysteries about life and death that so consumed my mind will finally be clarified in a way that they could never be before while I lived.
These things will certainly all be true on the day that I die.
Yet for as much as will happen on that day, one more thing that will happen.
On the day I die, the few people who really know and truly love me will grieve deeply.
They will feel a void.
They will feel cheated.
They will not feel ready.
They will feel as though a part of them has died as well.
And on that day, more than anything in the world they will want more time with me.
I know this from those I love and grieve over.
And so knowing this, while I am still alive I'll try to remember that my time with them is finite and fleeting and so very precious -- and I'll do my best not to waste a second of it.
I'll try not to squander a priceless moment worrying about all the other things that will happen on the day I die, because many of those things are either not my concern or beyond my control.
Friends, those other things have an insidious way of keeping you from living even as you live; vying for your attention, competing for your affections.
They rob you of the joy of this unrepeatable, uncontainable, ever-evaporating Now with those who love you and want only to share it with you.
Don't miss the chance to dance with them while you can.
It's easy to waste so much daylight in the days before you die.
Don't let your life be stolen every day by all that you believe matters, because on the day you die, much of it simply won't.
Yes, you and I will die one day.
But before that day comes: let us live.


(This post originally appeared on JohnPavlovitz.com)

Be Pure


VEDA 314


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Surrender implies that the individual WILL should become one with the Divine will. Obey the Divine command implicitly without questioning.



(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God,  sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

Monday, September 18, 2017

GEM 316



Only the inward tendencies that originate from the Heart are true and eternal.


(From : Garland of 1008 Gems, Bhagawan Shri Sathya Sai Baba's Sayings)

THRESHOLD



You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


I stand on the threshold of a new day, a day in which I will discover or even rediscover my true spiritual nature.

I stand on the threshold of remembering - not just why I am here, but who I am in truth. I am on the brink of a momentous spiritual reawakening, and I am poised and ready to accept what lies before me.

What I am learning is, in fact, what I already know in my heart and soul - I am merely reattuning myself to the wisdom of Spirit.

My spoken prayers and my silent communion with God have brought me to this realization, and I eagerly await both spiritual and physical blessings. I am a child of God, and I claim my divine heritage - today!

I stand on the threshold of spiritual rediscovery.


(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry)  

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sai Darshan II, Part 1 - Message 58


 Sai Darshan II, Part 1 - Message 58


Say to yourself
With conviction,
"God is with me...
Right now... and always...
So what if I
Cannot see Him yet...
I must focus
That He can see me
So what
If my mind
Wishes to deny this truth...
I shall repeat
Its verse over and over again
Until it silences
With faith...
So what
If my prayers
Are not answered
The way I wish it to be...
I shall continue
To talk to Him and
With His compassion
He will surely
Make me understand
What is right for me
Right now...
So what
If fears come
And whisper to me
Their doubts...
Let them speak...
If they must
I will continue
My conversation with Him...
So what if I cry
And so what if I fail Him...
I will offer both to Him
I will not let
A weak moment
Take me away
From His sight...
So what
I say...
So what if I am not perfect...
I must remember He is...
That alone shall make me
Rise again...
I will rise...
I will...
For His arms
Have stretched to carry me
All I have to do
Is to reach out... always to Him.


(Extract from : Sai Darshan II, Part 1 - 58)

Purity


VEDA 313





Devotion does not mean performing puja or undertaking rituals. Devotion stands for steady love for God. It also means implicit obedience and subservience to the Will of God.



(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God,  sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

GEM 315



Offering your sullied Heart to the Lord is like presenting a soiled note to the Reserve Bank for getting a new one.


(From : Garland of 1008 Gems, Bhagawan Shri Sathya Sai Baba's Sayings)

Divine Thought - 98


O LORD, TAKE MY LOVE

O Lord, take my love, and let it flow in fullness of devotion to Thee;
O Lord, take my hands, and let them work incessantly for Thee;
O Lord, take my soul, and let it be merged in One with Thee;
O Lord, take my mind and thoughts, and let them be in tune with Thee;
O Lord, take my everything, and let me be an instrument to work for Thee.

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