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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Share The Vision


Dreams pass into the reality of action.  From the action stems the dreams again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin


I have a vision of how the world can be : People of all races and creeds are living in harmony.  They realise that although they may have different personal beliefs or may be separated by great distances, they are still one with God.

The natural resources that God has provided for all are being shared in my vision.  In this perfect picture, all people have learned to share and give freely of themselves and their talents.

I have a vision, and I know that this dream will be realised, for God is actively at work in my life and in the lives of each person on Earth.  We are coming together as one world, one people, one family of God united in a common purpose - to love one another.  And out of that love, we respect our differences.


We are one in spirit.


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

OLD WATER BUCKET



There is an old water bucket,
Lying out beside the fence,
why anyone would keep it,
to me just made no sense.

The bottom is so rusty,
no water will it hold,
the handle is all twisted,
the bucket is so old.

For many years I kept it,
for the good that it had been,
It used to serve a purpose,
but that was way back then.

Now it's just an eyesore,
a useless piece of rusty tin,
I thought that I would trash it,
with other junk and then...

I heard the sound of thunder
off in the distant sky,
and then a softer, sweeter sound,
And this one was near by.

It was the sound of summer raindrops
beating a rhythm like a drum,
I listened in amazement and
then began to hum.

I noticed a sparrow taking refuge
underneath a big green tree
and he began to sing along..
with the raindrops and with me.

I saw the leaves were dancing
and flowers swayed, beautiful and bold
as raindrops on an old rusty bucket
made music to cheer the soul.

I lifted my eyes toward Heaven
and thanked My father there
For teaching me this lesson
and now with you I share.

I was feeling just as useless
as that bucket seemed to be
Just going through a season
of thinking no one needed me.

But then I was reminded that to
give an encouraging word or a smile
Could mean the world to others
and that makes my life worthwhile.

All things serve a purpose,
so look around and consider again..
the things you thought were useless
like the rusty bucket made of tin.


(From : General Files)

Friday, January 18, 2019

GEM 531



It is not the value of the thing given up that counts, it is the loftiness of the impulse behind the act.


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

GREED OF THE MIND

A SIMPLE GESTURE



Mark was walking home from school one day when he noticed that the boy ahead of him had tripped and dropped all the books he was carrying, along with two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a small tape recorder. Mark knelt down and helped the boy pick up the scattered articles.

Since they were going the same way, he helped to carry part of the burden. As they walked, Mark discovered the boy's name was Bill, that he loved video games, baseball and history, that he was having a lot of trouble with his other subjects and that he had just broken up with his girlfriend.


Mark went home after dropping Bill at his house. They continued to see each other around school, had lunch together once or twice, then both graduated from junior high school. They ended up in the same high school, where they had brief contacts over the years. Finally the long-awaited senior year came. Three weeks before graduation, Bill asked Mark if they could talk.

Bill reminded him of the day years ago when they had first met. "Do you ever wonder why I was carrying so many things home that day?" asked Bill. "You see, I cleaned out my locker because I didn't want to leave a mess for anyone else. I had stored away some of my mother's sleeping pills and I was going home to commit suicide. But after we spent some time together talking and laughing, I realized that if I had killed myself, I would have missed that time and so many others that might follow. So you see, Mark, when you picked up my books that day, you did a lot more. You saved my life."


(By John W. Schlatter)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

I Will Follow


You have to be willing to step out of the pack and take risks, even jump completely out of your element if that's what it takes.
- Carol Bartz


God, I am willing to follow where You guide me, and when I do, I discover a whole new world of wonder to explore.

And, God, what I know and feel to the depths of my soul is this : I am willing to follow You.  Out of the seemingly invisible realm of faith, new life opens to me.  Assurance replaces regret.  Joy overcomes sorrow.  Vitality erases fatigue.

With love and power, You have created life from the smallest to the grandest scale.  And my heart soars with appreciation when I consider that I am important and needed in Your world of creation.

God, how can I be anything but willing to follow?  I know that on any path You lead me, I will discover even more of the glory and wonder You have created.


God, I am willing.


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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sai Darshan II, Part 2 - Message 49



Sai Darshan II, Part 2 - Message 49


The strings of worldly friendship
Are very weak...
The falsehood in the mind...
The expectations in the heart
Will one day
Make them walk
Their own separate ways
The soul that is blinded
And deluded
Will only seek such faulty friendships...
The one that has held
The hand of God
Will walk in silence
Never frustrated or desperate
Always looking
In the eyes of his Master
And being content
Wherever life may take him...
For him...
All is well
As long as the Lord
Is his only friend!



(Extract from : Sai Darshan II written by Seema M Dewan)

GEM 530



It is not the standard of living that is important, but the manner of living.


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

SPIRITUAL FINDINGS

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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