It’s all about change, transforming, adapting and emerging. Overcoming and becoming.
Let us begin with the face in the mirror.
How much longer can we keep pulling wool over our own eyes?
We may look the other way but our faults will not drop away. The cracks need to be sealed through introspection and reflection.
Let the mask drop off, like layers of onion peels…
Let us become a mirror image of Him…
“You wish to win your battles. If you really want to win, your first victory must be over yourself. The conquest of oneself is the only true conquest.
Can you calm down when you are agitated? Can you slow your breath when you are excited and are breathing fast? Can you silence your chattering mind for a moment so that you can listen to the intuitive messages that are waiting to break through the curtain of mental noise?
If you can answer yes to these questions, you have already won your battles.”
– Swami Veda Bharati, The Light of Ten Thousand Suns
Have you ever watched the city gutters and pipes being cleaned and the sewage filth that spills out… perhaps akin to doing sanitation seva…?
Similar is the ‘kachra’, that spews forth from within, when one begins to do Mental Housekeeping… dust, filth and dirt; blocks, fears, traumas and fixations accumulated in this and through other lifetimes.
Let us face the person in the mirror.
For that is where change should begin.
The world does not need a change, at least not as urgently as the person in the mirror. Once the person in the mirror transforms, the change is reflected in the family, society, nation and the world at large.
The Universe as a whole benefits from an individual transformation.
A simple question. An earnest quest –
‘Should we waste a life that by the sheer presence of the Lord has been blessed…?’
“Why fear when I am near?”
When the Master Himself is waiting to hold our hand and guide us to a golden us and a golden age, should we resist, pull back and be left behind?
Although life may appear to be a pendulum swing, let us cling to the Lotus Feet of Beloved Bhagawan, surging forward, basking in the joy of His presence, evolving, emerging and becoming befitting instruments that – Love All, Serve All; Help Ever, Hurt Never…even as we chant Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu.
(The above lines appeared in the October 2010 issue of our Youth Wing Newsletter)