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Thursday, August 16, 2018

IS THIS ALL THERE IS?



There comes a time in everyone's life,
when this question stabs at the heart like a knife.
Some call it growing pains as you well know,
others call it change, a mid-life crises or so.

It can be brought on by loss or emotional stress,
or even by a near-death experience, no less.
But I think it's your soul shouting and crying out,
that it's time to look in the mirror and then turn about.

For this question surfaced several years back,
and when this happened, I stopped dead in my tracks.
First I searched around and then looked up and down,
but I felt so lost and heaved a sigh that frowned.

Strangely I sensed there was something missing,
for this is what my soul kept insisting.
At first I thought that material gain,
would bring satisfaction through wealth or great fame.

But would this fill the deep void from within?
Perhaps a new trade might just be the thing!
And then others think that they solve the puzzle by,
getting a divorce or developing new ties.

But the more I pondered upon these questions,
my higher self gave me re-direction.
For even with material gain, wealth or great fame,
one's happiness and contentment isn't the same.

For all loving harmony rises deep within the soul,
and to find its true meaning is your ultimate goal.
So to find the key to unlock the puzzle now,
just listen to your soul and it will show you how.


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From : General Files)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sai Darshan II, Part 2 - Message 17



Sai Darshan II, Part 2 - Message 17


Yes! You deserve to be happy
Each day... each night...
Every moment...
But not with what you think
And what you wish to have...
You deserve to be happy
By simply knowing
That God is with you
And His love shall never fail you
That smile is your right &
That confidence is...
Your strength and rest!



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

ACTUAL CLOSENESS

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Everlasting Comfort


I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out;
that's when I've really learned.
- Carol Burnett


As a child, I may have felt great comfort when snuggling with a favorite blanket or grandparents.  And while the blanket and the hugs offered comfort, it was temporary and lasted only until the next challenge to my confidence or feelings of security.

Now, I understand that everlasting comfort comes from knowing God's presence in my life.  In prayers of thanksgiving, I enfold myself in God's comfort and peace :

"O  loving Spirit, You are the air which I breathe, the earth which I walk on, the love which I feel in my heart.  Thank You, thank You, God, for life.  Thank You for being my comfort in every moment of life."


I live in the assurance of everlasting comfort from God.


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

Human Body




Human body is gifted to experience Truth and Divine love, not to indulge in mean acts. Truth, righteousness, peace and love are Divine qualities. Birds and animals have only love, but not the remaining three qualities. One having all these four qualities alone is true human being.



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

CAT UP A TREE


Ever have a cat-up-a-tree? Ever seen a catapult? The following was received from a missionary in Romania. God's care, creativity and timing is awesome!

Suddenly a bright idea struck the pastor! By tying the wispy branches of the tree to the bumper of his car and slowly driving forward, he could bend the top branches enough to reach his terrified, precious kitten. Carefully, the brave rescuer executed the brilliant plan.

However, just as the pastor reached for his furry friend, the rope snapped and the wide-eyed, frozen kitty flew through the air as though catapulted into space.

What to do? After a fruitless search the dejected pastor gave the care of his former companion into the hands of his Creator. While shopping not many days later, the pastor bumped into the grocery cart of a woman from his church. Knowing her reputation for disliking cats, he commented on the fact that she had cat food in her basket.

"You'll never believe what happened!" replied the woman. "My little girl has been begging me for a kitten for months and I continually responded that we have no need for a cat. She has such love for animals, and one day when she again asked for her very own cat, I told her that I would not get a cat for her, but if God gave her one, she could keep it."

Satisfied with the answer, my daughter ran into the backyard, got down on her knees, closed her eyes tightly and prayed, "Dear God, please send me a kitty of my very own to love and care for. Amen."

"She opened her eyes and what do you think she saw? A little kitten with paws outstretched flying through the air. It landed right in front of my daughter and has been part of our family ever since!"


- Author Unknown -

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Smile


A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
- Phyllis Diller


Perhaps there is no other sign in the world that conveys friendship, love, and peace in a more universally understood way than a smile.  A smile is a message of acceptance and gladness from one person to another.

So, I choose to smile and let my smiles make an unmistakable statement about me.  I'm accepting and friendly.  And the response I receive is fantastic - friends and strangers, adults and children, my pets and the pets of others know from a simple facial expression the gladness that fills me.

A smile is a happy, uplifting thought that I release to shine out into the atmosphere around me.  It is as though I am opening the window of my soul in order to experience the love of God that lives within me and to share that experience with others.


Each smile I give is a powerful message of friendship and love.


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

BLESSED ARE THEY



Blessed are they who understand
My faltering step and crippled hand.
Blessed are they that know my ears today
Must strain to hear the things they say

Blessed are they that seem to know
That my eyes are dim and my answers slow.
Blessed are they who look away
When my tea was spilled at the table today.

Blessed are they with a cheery smile
Who stopped to chat for a little while.
Blessed are they that never say
You have told that story twice today.

Blessed are they that make it known
That I am love and not alone.
Blessed is my doctor who is the best you see
When I can't go to him then he will come to me.

Blessed are all that ease the days
Of my sunset years in loving ways.
Blessed are my family who are so very dear
Their good care is why I am still here.

(From : General Files)

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.

***Click on the above picture to watch the video on 'PRECIOUS MOMENTS WITH BHAGAVAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA'

***Click on the above picture to read my story on 'THE DAY I MET MY LORD, BHAGAVAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA'

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