The thick beautiful and vast sky that we live under are illusion, because the sun can still shine through. On the other hand, clouds are not. They are real. They need to pour down before we can see the sun again. We sometimes hold on to our clouds too long. A dark day is a depressing day. A day without light will soon eat you up. Don’t hold on to the clouds of fear, sadness, resentment or anger. Pour it down with someone. When the clouds come down, the sun will shine again. When light enters into your sacred secrets, dark corners will disappear. These are things known to us. But what we may not know is this, that our self-grandeur is what stops us from being real. Be with that person who can actually help you shed your clouds into tears. Cry a little bit. It will help the SON come out shining within you.
We only live in the moment. That sounds pretty useless. If we only live in the moment, what in the world can we do to make our world a better place? Practically not a whole lot. If you and I can come to this realization of the shortness of human condition, we will live our lives joyfully now. These flashes of realization are called moments of temporary sanity. We will then stop the rat race, the endless, self defeating and pointless pursuit for a piece of cheese on the other side. If what you are running after is for a better world of tomorrow, stop it. Remind yourself what you are in today is the process. When you make your process enjoyable you will have conquered countless hearts and minds. When a thousand hearts miss you then this world will have already changed through you. It is the positive result of your temporary sanity in which you dare to live now. Live fully, listen silently and share happiness.
Today is the first Sunday in Lent. We are in a time of prayer, reflection and change. How do we pray, reflect and change on a daily basis? It is simple. Take few minutes of your day to remain silent, sit quiet and be at ease with yourself. We are not at ease with ourselves most of the time, because we have a million things to do and so, it is hard to rest and relax. Prayer is simply resting from those that take our time to sitting with God. Set aside a few minutes of your busy life, and sit in your favorite chair. Say nothing, do nothing. If you are distracted it is alright. But still sit down each day for five minutes and bless yourself. Your soul is worth more than five minutes of your time. Extend this practice to everyday. Because you are worth more than the sparrows in the air and lilies of the field.
Here is one of my composition. A fun, happy and joyful Indian melody.