Happy Wednesday Morning everyone. Have a nice and wonderful day ahead.
Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were travelling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there.
The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The disciple thought, How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink! So he came back and told Buddha, The water in there is very muddy. I dont think it is fit to drink.
After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple obediently went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it looked fit to be had. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha.
Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said, See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be … and the mud settled down on its own and you got clear water… Your mind is also like that. When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own. You dont have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen. It is effortless.
What did Buddha emphasize here? He said, It is effortless. Having ‘peace of mind’ is not a strenuous job; it is an effortless process. When there is peace inside you, that peace permeates to the outside. It spreads around you and in the environment, such that people around start feeling that peace and grace.
“Stop the world and take in the beauty around you.”
Most of us are so involved with the tasks that must be accomplished by tomorrow, that we miss the beauty of today. Loveliness all around us gets taken for granted. We rarely look up from our daily tasks to appreciate the treasures of our environment.
Take a moment from your hectic schedule, and smell the flowers. Watch the graceful soaring of a kite or even marvel at the stars.
You’ll be surprised by the freedom you feel and the peace that it brings to your soul.
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: Each day I take a break to appreciate the beauty of my environment.
There’s a place we know
What’s cold enough won’t grow
We have seen the dark
And the darkness took its toll
And the journey waits for no one
If no one breaks the mould
And our hearts are stronger than we know
That you and I could learn to love again
After all this time
Maybe that is how I knew you were the one
That you could still believe in me again
After all our trials
Maybe that is how I knew you were the one.
To awake and know we made it through the storm
And someone saves their sweet embrace
For you and you alone
Silence says we remember
Two lost souls in the shadow
In the shadows
That is how I knew you were the one
And that is how I knew you were the one.
Here is something that my friend send me today and that I would like to share with you !
Today is the tomorrow I worried about yesterday
And today was such a lovely day
That I wondered why I worried about today yesterday
So today I am not going to worry about tomorrow
There may not be a tomorrow anyway
So today I am going to live as if there is no tomorrow
And I am going to forget about yesterday.
Today is the tomorrow I planned for yesterday
And nearly all my plans for today did not plan out the way I thought they would yesterday
So today I am forgetting about tomorrow and I will plan for today
But not too strenuously
Today I will stop to smell a rose
I will tell a loved one how much I love her
I will stop planning for tomorrow and plan to make today the best day of my life.
Today is the tomorrow I was afraid of yesterday
And today was nothing to be afraid of
So today I will banish fear of the unknown
I will embrace the unknown as a learning experience full of exciting opportunities
Today, unlike yesterday I will not fear tomorrow.
Today is the tomorrow I dreamed about yesterday
And some of the dreams I dream about yesterday came true today
So today I am going to continue dreaming about tomorrow
And perhaps more of the dreams I dream today will come true tomorrow.
Today is the tomorrow I set goals for yesterday
And I reached some of those goals today
So today I am going to set slightly higher goals for today and tomorrow
And if tomorrow turns out to be like today
I will certainly reach all of my goals one day !!!
So dearest friends, forget about all your worries, fears, doubts and make TODAY THE BEST DAY of your life !!!
He is the fire and the light
And the very air I breathe
More then I could ever want
Never thought I would receive
A sweet and gentle love
A sweet and tender love
More then words could ever say
A love so warm and true
Life devoid of meaning
If it were not for you
The answer to my prayers
With every breath I take
The tingling from within
You opened up your heart
And then you let me in
The holder of my heart
When you smile and look at me
I gaze back into your eyes
And then my heart goes still
And my temperature will rise
Soft kisses hold me closer
When I hold you in my arms
And the feeling is so close
I hold you a little tighter
A perfect loving host
I’ll never let you go
A hug to say I need you
A hug to say I care
When the nights are cold and lonely
I promise I’ll be there
Though the miles they separate us
My love for you still grows
Though I can’t be there to hold you
You’re always in my heart
Just close your eyes a moment
Just listen carefully
You’ll hear my voice calling
In the whisper of the breeze
You’ll know that I am with you
As each new sunrise comes
You’ll know how much I love you
As the moon softly sheds her light
As you lay there sweetly sleeping
Feel the touch of my loving hands
A hug to say I Love You
Till we’re together again
© Womball 2009