Thursday, August 23, 2012

~ Accept Life As It Comes ~


There are some realities about life that we must accept. This is the key to living joyfully in communion with the heavenly while abiding here on earth. Life, no matter how we choose to look at it, is a challenge. It is the beginning of a struggle that continues until we breathe our last breath. Life is something that we did not request. None of us asked to be born. Neither did we ask to be poor, or black, tall or short. We did not ask to be a part of one family as opposed to another.

Life is full of risks. There is a certain element of risk taking that is inherent in every venture we undertake; whether it is in business, or in marriage, in a profession or in any kind of relationships. We never have complete security within ourselves. For we know that every moment we live, our lives are in constant danger. A stray bullet may hit us, a car emerging out of nowhere may crush us, and a slip of the foot may result in our death. So life is unpredictable. We get no warning, we are afforded no red alert, and we get no second chance at life.

And we might as well face the fact that our life is a dying life. As soon as we are born, we begin to die and every day we manage to somehow survive, we have only gained another step towards our grave. Each morning when we wake up from a refreshing sleep, we have died a little during the night. As we go through the streets of the city, we are dying a little. As we go about our business on the job, we are dying a little. In essence, we are living in the land of the dying.

It will help you to accept life on its own terms rather than struggle against it. Identify and move from the limiting and conflicting, "either/or," "black or white," "all or nothing", illusory perception of life to an attitude that is open to all aspects of reality. We do this by accepting life on its own terms — accepting that pleasure and pain, happiness and unhappiness are all a natural part of the human experience.

Fighting against life's realities and adopting a stance of negativism only creates unnecessary pain and difficulty in your life. Accepting life allows you to understand your frustrations, grow from them and experience life's abundance.

You have heard people who make comments such as "I go with the flow." What they are saying is this: I accept in life what i cannot change. I deal with it as it comes within the framework of my own knowledge and capabilities and spirit. When inner negatives are dissolved, our outer life will be more harmonious and fulfilled.

 Understanding life helps you make the unconscious conscious; to see your misguided beliefs and negativity clearly, to understand their roots and causes, and most importantly — to transform them.
A complete path, it offers a practical, rational, honest, and above all, gentle and self-accepting way to move from an attitude of you versus the world to one of you and the world; from you versus life to you and life. Fundamental to accepting life is to give recognition to the supreme life-giver. Whenever we praise God or give God recognition and acknowledgement, it is for life.

 God has given us life, something so tremendous, potent, and marvelous that no scholar has ever been smart enough to detail its composition or understand from where it derives its sustaining energy. Life is a force so complex that it cannot be duplicated. And, most amazing and thrilling of all, He has given us minds! It is through our minds, the thoughts we think with it, and the impressions we store in it, that we are conscious of living. In short, your life becomes just what your mind makes it for you and just what it tells you life is.

Few people go deep enough within their soul to realize in its entire fullness, breadth and scope the amazing gift of life that enables them to pursue a lifetime of accomplishment. What a marvelous gift. What power! God has endowed us with the power to think, to believe, to create, to imagine, to choose, to feel, to aspire. Having a wonderful sense of appreciation puts all our petty complaints and frustrations, irritants and negativity into perspective. You live on a realm beyond grudges, ingratitude, selfishness and take-for-grantedness. You enjoy and value each moment and are determined to get the best out of every second.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

~ Some of the Best Moments in Life ~

        * To fall in love.
        * To laugh until it hurts your stomach.
        * To find mails by the thousands when you return from a vacation.
        * To go for a vacation to some pretty place.
        * To listen to your favorite song in the radio.
        * To go to bed and to listen while it rains outside.
       * To receive a call from someone, you don't see a lot, but you want to.
        * To find money in a pant that you haven't used since last year.
        * To laugh at yourself looking at mirror, making faces. :)))
        * Calls at midnight that last for hours. :))
        * To laugh without a reason.
        * To accidentally hear somebody say something good about you.
        * To wake up and realize it is still possible to sleep for a couple of hours.
        * To hear a song that makes you remember a special person.
        * To be part of a team.
        * To watch the sunset from the hill top.
        * To make new friends.
        * To feel butterflies! In the stomach every time that you see that person.
        * To pass time with your best friends.
        * To see people that you like, feeling happy.
        * To use a sweater of the person that you like and find that it still smells of their perfume.
        * See an old friend again and to feel that the things have not changed.
        * To take an evening walk along the beach.
        * To have somebody tell you that he/she loves you.
        * To laugh....remembering stupid things done with stupid friends.
        These are some of the best moments of life....
        Let us learn to cherish them.
These moments do make us smile ............

Thursday, August 16, 2012

~ Alhamdulilah ~


Alhamdulilah ...

Thank you Allah for what you have given me ..
Even though I can't have everything that I want right now ...
but I'm so thankful for what I have at this moment ...

Never dispute on what had happened
Never begging more for what you have given me ...
You know, what is best for me ..
Thank you Allah ..
Alhamdulilah ....

Saturday, August 11, 2012

~ Understanding ~

 Hatred and prejudice are the enemies of correct understanding.

" Understanding makes the trouble of life lighter to bear."

We often suffer because we do not understand. Many conditions and many people are difficult to tolerate because we do not understand them, but once we understand we can tolerate almost anything.

All tragedy of life, all misery and inharmony are caused by one thing and that is lack of understanding. Lack of understanding comes from lack of penetration. The one who does not see from the point of view from which he ought to see becomes disappointed because he cannot understand. It is not for the outer world to help us to understand life better; it is we ourselves who should help ourselves to understand it better.

 What a great thing is understanding! It is priceless. No man can give greater pleasure to his fellow man than by understanding him. The closest friend in life is the one who understands most. It is not your wife/husband, brother or sister, it is the one who understands you most who is your greatest friend in the world. Imagine how man lives in the world -- with closed eyes and closed ears! Every name and every form speaks constantly, constantly makes signs for you to hear, for you to respond to, for you to interpret, that  make you understand God. The whole purpose of your life is to make yourself ready to understand  God, what your fellow man is, what the nature of man is, what life is.

How can we grow to read and understand the message that life speaks through all its names and forms? The answer is that, as by the opening of the eyes you can see things, so by the opening of the heart you can understand things. As long as the heart is closed you cannot understand things. The secret is that when the ears and eyes of the heart are open, all planes of the world are open, all names are open, all secrets, all mysteries are unfolded.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

~ Faults ~


Faults? Everyone has faults. Oneself, one's friend, and one's enemy are all subject to faults. The one who wishes that his own faults should not be disclosed must necessarily consider the same for the others he meets. The one who knows what the relation of friendship is between one soul and another, the tenderness of that connection, its delicacy, its beauty, and its sacredness, that one can enjoy life in its fullness, for he is living; and in this manner he must some day communicate with God. For it is the same bridge that connects two souls in the world, which, once built, becomes the path to God.

There is no greater virtue in this world than proving kind and trustworthy to one's friend, worthy of his confidence. The difference between the old soul and the young soul is to be found in this particular principle. The young soul only knows himself and what he wants, absorbed in his own pleasures and displeasures and obsessed by his ever-changing moods. The old soul regards his relation to every soul, he keenly observes his obligation toward everyone he knows in the world. He covers his wounds, if he happens to have any, from the sight of others, and endures all things in order to fulfill his duty to the best of his ability toward everyone in the world.