Monday, 23 June 2014
Let this blog find you collecting clues to answers you are seeking in life.
Here is a short story of a truth–seeker:
The Seeker Of Truth
After years of searching, the seeker was told to go to a cave, in which he would find a well. 'Ask the well what is truth', he was advised, 'and the well will reveal it to you'. Having found the well, the seeker asked that most fundamental question. And from the depths came the answer, 'Go to the village crossroad: there you shall find what you are seeking'.
Full of hope and anticipation the man ran to the crossroad to find only three rather uninteresting shops. One shop was selling pieces of metal, another sold wood, and thin wires were for sale in the third. Nothing and no one there seemed to have much to do with the revelation of truth.
Disappointed, the seeker returned to the well to demand an explanation, but he was told only, 'You will understand in the future.' When the man protested, all he got in return were the echoes of his own shouts. Indignant for having been made a fool of - or so he thought at the time - the seeker continued his wanderings in search of truth. As years went by, the memory of his experience at the well gradually faded until one night, while he was walking in the moonlight, the sound of sitar music caught his attention. It was wonderful music and it was played with great mastery and inspiration.
Profoundly moved, the truth seeker felt drawn towards the player. He looked at the fingers dancing over the strings. He became aware of the sitar itself. And then suddenly he exploded in a cry of joyous recognition: the sitar was made out of wires and pieces of metal and wood just like those he had once seen in the three stores and had thought it to be without any particular significance.
At last he understood the message of the well: we have already been given everything we need: our task is to assemble and use it in the appropriate way. Nothing is meaningful so long as we perceive only separate fragments. But as soon as the fragments come together into a synthesis, a new entity emerges, whose nature we could not have foreseen by considering the fragments alone.
May this story remind you to integrate and synthesize the clues in your life into profound insights.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Let this blog find you experiencing oneness with the creation.
We have been researching on “How can one experience Success, Joy & Peace in life, especially at work?”
We asked many people - what does ‘Joy’ mean? Joy means:
- Beginning each day with gusto
- Being energetic at work
- Feeling charged up even at the end of day
- Celebrating life
- Being at ease, being fully self-expressed in all situations
It appeared opposite of fear, separateness, disengaged, focused on self alone, being on guard, defensive, calculative, jealous, etc.
Someone commented: “I am joyful when I feel that me and the world are at the same side.” We found this very apt.
Story of a little wave
The story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He's enjoying the wind and the fresh air - until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. "My God, this is terrible", the wave says. "Look what's going to happen to me!"
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him: "Why do you look so sad?" The first wave says: "You don't understand! We're all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn't it terrible?"
The second wave says: "No, you don't understand. You're not a wave, you're part of the ocean."
Source: "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom
May this blog & the excerpt remind you of the deeper soul you are beyond the apparent body & mind.