Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My Collections

Today I met a person who collected rosaries (not literally met, I saw him on television).He collected different types of rosaries starting from his grandfather. It was a journey, which he elaborted so vividly, that each had a unique place in his heart with a story to tell. So while I was hearing it, I felt odd because I had no collection to boast of or did I?

This made me thinking. Everyone had some sort of collection, stamps, coins, antiques, tea pots, precious stones, pictures, paintings, books, etc. Then I came to think of myself, what's wrong with me? I have something missing as not to feel collecting something. Then I knew why? There was a time when I had stamp collection, medal collection, coin collection & 3D card collection and I did it with such vigour that I had a vast collection, but all of it was taken from me, either by my siblings, friends & neighbours. You know, when we have to give what we have collected just like that, without anything to hold, except that memory is very sad. The last time I collected was when I was 13 years old, when I had a stack of 3 dimension cards, it was so beautiful that everyone loved to have it. But it was literally snatched from me, without a thought or a heart. That changed me.

After all these experiences, I came to one conclusion, collecting anything is not my forte, because it creates more heartbreak than I had planned in my life and that is my destiny . So I decided to change my destiny, I decided not to collect, but to give. And do you know what I started to give?

Smile, just smile and in the process friendship starts, which in turn becomes a lifelong bond. You know, today, I lost a friend which I was connected with only a smile. I do not even know her name, but we knew each other because she was the postwoman. First, she used to keep the letters on the reception table. At that time, I used to smile at her and she returned it. You all know, the life of an Indian post woman is not easy. This lady goes to all the houses on foot with just an umbrella to save her from the scorching heat. So I thought I will do a favour of helping her lessen her burden of folding & unfolding the umbrella when she arrives at my place, so that I can reduce her walking as well as let her be comfortable with the position she is holding her letters in her hand. Days passed, months passed and today she told, "Thank you, today would be my last day to come here because I have been transferred to another post office and that too is a big post office." I felt sad but I wished her good luck. It all started with just a smile. If I had not smiled, then I would have missed a great friendship, a very loving heart. I know separation is indeed a sad moment but when we give selflessly has a filling effect in our void within - a completeness.

So what do you think? Are you planning to collect or to ......give the very best in you? Think about it.

Take care and be happy

Meena

Monday, April 21, 2014

How Smart

Today while I was in church, I was lucky to get a place exactly under the fan. So I was happy and very much spiritual. Now you might be thinking why I am saying all these. Its just that I heard the Bible reading. Oops Sorry!!! I know, your brows are raised, but its true. So after the reading, we had the prayer of Faith (I believe in God....). For me that prayer has a special significance. Its like a Personal Anthem. I feel very proud of it when I recite. So I was reciting it from the very bottom of my heart with great passion and there is a part where it states that "I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary." At that time, something struck me, something like an opening of a new information and a new message came to me.

Adam was born without any parent. He was given life by Creator alone, for a purpose to be united with God. He just blew away all of that and Jesus was also born in the same way, created by Creator alone, no man can say, Jesus is his son, except for God. Well, I got this feeling that its not only Adam or Jesus, who were born in this manner. We all are created by the Creator or else we would not be here in this Earth and for a purpose. You might ask the purpose. Simple, be united with God.

Oh Sorry, I got sidetracked. I didn't explain creation which is happening on a millisecond basis. When a pregnancy get positive, the couple is congratulated and sweets distributed, etc.. and if it is negative, its just the opposite. But is it really the power of manhood or womanhood that procreates a new life? If so then how come we are unable to revive a dead person?

Then do we have to be so proud of our existence? Like, we are something great., We can do what others cannot do., We are more smarter than others, etc..etc... If you or me are in that category, then remember you and me are fools. There is one power which gives us to be all this and that power is called the Supreme Power, The Power of our Creator.

Just put this thought into your life, your life situation, then believe me, you would be the best person in the world to live with - The reason? - No Ego.

And you would have the best life - The reason? - Every puzzle would just fall into place without much sweat or heart ache. Want to bet?

See you later

Meena



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Faithless World

There is one sad thing that hogs everyone’s life at one point or other, mistrust. I had been in that brunt for many a times that I have lost count.

You might ask, how?

Well, I was a boarder from very small, which means from kindergartren. You know, it was an age, when my things became public property. I didn’t have any stationery to say as my own. I had to beg every other hour for a pencil or eraser or a sharpener. And the result, Meena has nothing. I didn’t mind, until when trouble started brewing when others too lost their things. If someone lose something they immediately put the blame on me. And I a kindergarten student had only one answer, “ I didn’t take.” It was true. I cannot keep my own things, then how can I manage to keep other’s things. Anyway, no one believed except my dad, who said, “Whatever you say, I believe because you are my blood.” Well, I thought he was meaning the father – daughter relationship. But in fact, it was just something out of everyones’ comprehension.

“What you sow is what you reap.”

“He never tells lies and so he believes, that nobody tells lies to him.”

That is where the root cause lies. You behave untruthfully, you cheat others, you are unfaithful to your partner, you rob others secretly, you .....do that..... and that and that and that. Then what should you expect the same untruthfulness, the same cheating, the same unfaithfulness, the same thievery. You might think you are smart because you could catch the culprit red handed. You are impressed because you were able to see through the facade of lie.

But in fact did you really? Or were you seeing yourself in the mirror of life?

You can see only yourself nicely, not others. So when you get ready to judge others saying that he/she is in the wrong, standing on that high podium of yours, think twice because you are judging yourself in front of the world. Believe me, it would not be a happy experience because, this same situation will come to you. Do you know why? What you sow. So shall you reap. So have faith in yourself, then you would have faith in others for sure.

Take care and be happy.

Meena

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Line Of Control

These days I am just horded with different types of love, like mother’s love, friend’s love, wife’s love, husband’s love, child’s love, teacher’s love, etc....etc.... Do you think, there is any wrong with this type of love?

I do not think so. And we all do have love affairs in different categories, for example, I do have friends, I have my parents, grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts, neighbours and my brother, I am a teacher, I have my own kids and a husband. So I have been in varied form of love affairs. So does that mean, I am a whore (prostitute)?

No.

Yes, You are right. We do not become a whore if we love people around us. In actual fact, you are very lucky, if you are capable of loving someone. Whenever I think of love, the first thing that comes to mind is, Charles Dicken’s, Uncle Scrooge. I felt like smashing his face when he used to say “Humbug”. That is how we would be, if we are unable to love. So do not underestimate the power of love.

Now, when I say, you should love, there is a line that divides from pure love and indecent love, which we call the Line Of Control (LoC). That is what we should know. And how will we know the difference?
Easy. When the love we feel extends to include bodily needs like a sexual relationship (outside marital relationship), even in thoughts and dreams, then that is indecent or crossing the line of control.

Sexual relationship is very very pure and a powerful act. Never think its vulgar. You know, the people who attained greatness, spiritually, were born because their parents prayed to God to bless them with a child through Divine intervension and not out of carnal pleasure.

Love whoever you feel, but do not cross the Line Of Control (LoC). If you can attain that, then you are more spiritually attuned than a spiritual leader. A lot more happier in life than an innocent baby and more beautiful than the first bloom flower or the virgin morn. Or else, you look and behave worse than the waters of the gutters Want to bet?
So guys, I’ll let you decide, what you want out of life. Happiness or barenness.

See you later.

Take care and be happy.

Meena