Thursday, 28 July 2011

Accepting even trials and tribulations as God's will

It is very tough to maintain equanimity when one is burdened with a lot of trials and tribulations. But, nothing happens without God's will. When we accept problems as part of life, we will understand that they are placed with a purpose. Everything is for our own good. 

Unless the gold undergoes hammering and beating in the fire, can it acquire the shape of a beautiful jewel? No! Similarly, the problems and challenges we face in life only toughen our character. Holding on to the Lord's feet in such troublesome times will help us handle such tough situations.

I felt at peace on reading the following lines from an old Divine Discourse by Baba.

Even the sorrows and difficulties we experience are for our own good. They are preludes to happiness and bliss. If you cultivate such positive outlook, you will always be blissful.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Of thanking in advance - Shows our faith in God

Lovely lines - a great lesson for life!
Gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative force in the universe. 

Most people do not know this. Yet, it is true. 

Expressing thankfulness in advance is the way of all Masters. 

So do not wait for a thing to happen and then give thanks.

Give thanks before it happens, and watch energies swirl!

To thank God before something occurs is an act of extraordinary faith. And that, of course, is where the power comes from.

God reads my thoughts! And shows me proof of it too!

I came across these lines today - "To fall in love with God is the greatest of romances; to seek Him, the greatest adventure; to find Him the greatest human achievement.”

So true! To be united in love with God is definitely the greatest romance. This is a thought that crossed my mind a few days ago. And so, when I read these lines today, I felt happy and blessed. They made me smile. I pray to God to bless me to remain forever united in this love with Him and to live life for Him!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Yes! I know why I got this message today!

An inspiring message I received in my mailbox today.

On this day of your life, Aarthi, I believe God wants you to know...
...that every day is a new beginning, and that nothing from yesterday has to affect who you are today.

It does no good at all to bemoan what you may have done on a day prior to today -- or even, for that matter, a moment ago. You don't have to carry that into the Present Moment, nor is your guilt about it going to do you any good.

Simply resolve to become a different version of your self right here, right now. Use yesterday to inspire tomorrow, not to discourage it.

You know exactly why you just got this message.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Beautiful lines from my Neale Donald Walsch subcription for today

"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired." - I'm sure God chose and sent me this message today. Very apt! It strengthens my faith!

Monday, 11 July 2011

How to earn God's grace

These are beautiful lines that Baba once gave to a person who asked him how can one aspire for God's grace.

I do not ask for perfect concentration or full renunciation. I ask only for your Love, Love that sees me and serves me, in all beings. 

I ask only that you turn to me, when your mind drags you into grief or pride or envy.

Bring me the depths of your minds, no matter how grotesque, how cruelly ravaged by doubts or disappointments. 

I know how to treat them. I will not reject you. I am your mother. 

No matter where you go, I am there. 

I can work with you everywhere.

I especially liked the line "I can work with you everywhere." :) So true!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Amazing three lines that will give us strength in any situation!

I'm posting after more than a week. Here are three lines that I came across today. And I felt greatly strengthened on reading them. I'm sure all of us would benefit from remembering these lines whenever we feel that things are beyond our control and when we feel weary and that we can't take it anymore. Brilliant lines!!

Look Back - Thank God
Look Forward - Trust God
Look Around - Serve God