Monday, 31 October 2011

Tackling worry and problems

All the problems you face today 
are going to go away, 
unless you worry them to stay.

Problems like worry. 
Worry is a magnet for them. 
If you just "let it be," 
the current worrisome condition 
will not even be part of your life 
a short time from now.

If you worry enough about it, however, 
you can be sure that it will stick around. 
So, just do your best around all this...
then turn it over to God. Yes?

What a brilliant quote! We can choose how to handle our problems - either worry about them or do our best and leave the rest to God. :) 

The latter part reflects the saying from the Bhagavad Gita, about doership. Krishna says that man has the right only to action, and not the results thereof. God alone is the doer. If we have this thought and perform our tasks, we will certainly not be worried about the results of our actions. God knows the best possible result for every action we do. He takes responsibility if we thus surrender to Him.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Outer Prosperity?? Nah! Inner content!

Inner content is more important than outer prosperity.

Found this amazing line from one of Bhagawan Baba's discourses today. It's so true! 

It's lines like these that keep reaffirming my convictions and beliefs. Thank you, Baba!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Struggle or celebrate?

Happens to be my 50th post! :) I hardly realized it. 

Here's an interesting but significant paragraph! Amazing how God constantly answers my questions!

It is okay to be at a place of struggle. 
Struggle is just another word for growth.

Even the most evolved beings find themselves in a place of struggle now and then.
In fact, struggle is a sure sign to them that they are expanding; 
it is their indication of real and important progress.

The only one who doesn't struggle
is the one who doesn't grow. 
So, if you are struggling right now, 
see it as a terrific sign -- and celebrate your struggle.

What to seek in life - Safety or Joy?

Got these lines a few days ago. Set me thinking ...

Safety is not the thing you should look for in the future. 
Joy is what you should look for.

Security and joy may not come in the same package. 
They can...but they also cannot. 
There is no guarantee.

If your primary concern is a guarantee of security, 
you may never experience the truest joys of life. 
This is not a suggestion that you become reckless, 
but it is an invitation to at least become daring.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

God seeks only love from His devotees

The devotee can tie up the Lord with his Prema, 
by Bhakti that overwhelms and overpowers his egoism. 

When man is full of this type of devotion, 
the Lord will Himself bless him with everything he needs; 
His grace will fulfill all his wants.

                                                                                     -- Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Friday, 21 October 2011

Another gem today - God knows my every concern and beautifully addresses them

Yet another beautiful personalized quote I got in my mail today. I say 'personalized' because I feel God speaks to me through these lines and addresses the thoughts uppermost in my mind through these lines. Every day that passes gives me renewed hope and faith. I pray for this faith and hope to keep growing.

It sometimes looks like "one thing after the other," 
but really, it is blessing after blessing.

I know, I don't experience it that way. 
But that's because you don't see it that way. 
In this business of life, what you see is what you get.

If you think you are looking at struggle, struggle is what you will experience.
If you decide that you are looking at a gift
(even if you can't see it clearing in this exact moment), 
a gift is what you will get. 

Just wait. You'll see. I mean that literally. You will see.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

My life has a purpose - So says God!

The following lines that I received in my mail y'day from my Neale Walsch daily quotes were a direct answer to a question I was asking myself. I smiled when I read them. :)

Life on earth has more meaning than may be immediately apparent to you.

Please do not think that all you are doing here is living until you die. 
If that were all that's happening, God would hardly take time to be involved.

No, there is something else occurring.  It has to do with the evolution of your soul.

Powerful divine assurance

Amazing lines I received in my mail today. God's voice reassuring me that He's by my side!

There is a solution. There is. 
But you must keep going to find it. You cannot stop, you cannot give up.

This is about more than just patience. This is about more than just persistence. 
This is about absolute knowing that God is on your side.

When you know this, you never give up...and the sense of struggle goes away. 
You simply keep moving forward, knowing that in the end all will work out. 
And that along the way there will be great insights and wonderful remembering.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Money is not the issue

Got this from my Neale Walsch subscriptions. Lovely thought!

There is no security in doing something for a living 
when you are dying inside while doing it.

That is taking care of the body at the expense of the soul.

And a withering soul cannot help but produce a withering body.

So do not think you are "taking care of yourself"
by killing your spirit to keep your body alive.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Sai Inspires - Good Work always begets God's grace

"You should never give up devotion. Your good work will beget God's grace without fail.

If you follow truth, which is verily God, you will invariably do only righteous acts. Divine love will flow to you and ensure you are always doing sacred work." - Baba

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Thought for today

God is the nearest, dearest, the most loving, 
and the most eager friend, comrade, and kinsman of everyone.

- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba