Tag: Inspiration

The Seed

The Seed

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I planted a seed of faith,

I molded it up with hope,

I showered it with love,

Then I waited for it to grow.

It grew for a while,

But then it got scorched up by the sun,

I watered it with my tears,

Refusing to let it die,

I held on to my faith,

I continued to hope.

It struggled for a while,

Then slowly began to grow.

And then one morning,

I looked outside my window,

To find that it had bloomed,

And I felt a burst of joy,

As my eyes behold,

The most beautiful of flowers,

That I have ever seen.

At times in life you have to have faith and keep on believing!

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The sick Bird and the Angel

There was a bird who lived in the desert; very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat and drink, no shelter to live and kept on cursing his life day and night. One day, an Angel was crossing from that desert, bird stopped the Angel and inquired ” where are you going?” Angel replied ” I am going to meet God”.  So bird asked angel ‘ please ask God when my suffering will come to an end?’ Angel said ” sure, I will” and bid goodbye to bird. Angel reached God’s place and shared the message of bird to Him.

Angel told Him how pathetic the condition of bird is and inquired when the suffering of the bird will end. God replied “For the next seven life times, the bird has to suffer like this, no happiness till then”.  Angel said when bird hears this, he will get disheartened. Could You suggest any solution for this? God replied: Tell him to recite this mantra “Thank you God for everything.” Angel met the bird again and delivered the message of God to the bird.

After seven days, the Angel passed the same path again and saw that bird was so happy; feathers had grown on his body, a small plant grew up in the desert area, a small pond of water was also there, the bird was singing and dancing cheerfully. Angel was astonished as to how this happened, ‘God said for seven life times, there is no happiness for the bird’… with this question in mind, He went to visit God.

Angel asked his query then God replied: “Yes, it was written there will be no happiness for the bird for seven life times but because the bird was reciting the mantra “Thank you God for everything” in every situation. When bird fell down on the hot sand, it said “thank you God for everything”, when it could not fly it said “thank you God for everything”, so whatever the situation, the bird kept on repeating “Thank you God for everything” and therefore the seven life times’ karma got dissolved in seven days.”

There is a great lesson in this story for us to be thankful in spite of our situation. God will not allow us to suffer when we come before him with a grateful heart.

Be Hopeful

When we look around and see the things that are happening it is easy to get discouraged and lose hope in humanity. This is so much hate, inequality, injustice and lack of empathy for others.  However, amid it all we must keep hope like a small fire burning in our hearts.  Believe things will get better. Keep faith that something better is waiting on the horizon. A positive attitude is necessary to beat the odds.

Life

Life has many challenging moments.  No matter where you are financially, emotionally or what your social status is, you will encounter one of those moments. It often takes great will power not to cave in when life gets too much and problems seem overwhelming. In those moments staying positive is easier said than done. However no matter how trying our circumstances we must believe in something. Believe that things will get better. Believe that bad times don’t last. Believe that there is hope even on dark days.  Believe that life will get better.

Which is the Right Day to Worship?

God made the heaven and the earth, He made the days the sun, the moon and the stars and all was well. He made man in his own image.  Man needed a companion and he made woman and all was well with the world.

Man decided to give names to the days and for some reason when man get involved there is confusion for now man spend time debating which day is the right day to worship and which one of the days that MAN NAMED did God make first. Why do people feel the only way to worship God is to gather inside a building and shout alleluia and amen.

So many miss the point and the real message: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. Do good; feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give shelter to the homeless, visit the shut in and those in prison. Do we realize that if all mankind should do these simple acts of kindness and have love one to another, there would be no war, no people starving, or naked, or homeless, or lonely, or shunned. What greater worship to God than for mankind to live in love and harmony. Why don’t we focus on fulfilling the greatest commandment, Love God with all our hearts and the second greatest loving our fellowmen?