▶ Swami Kriyananda – Satsang, 3 Feb 2007 – Gurgaon, India, part 2

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Optimism…Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Optimism

Talk happiness. The world is sad enough

without your woes. No path is wholly rough;

Look for the places that are smooth and clear.

And speak of those, to rest the weary ear

of earth, so hurt by one continuous strain

of human discontent and grief and pain.

Talk faith. The world is better off without

your uttered ignorance and morbid doubt.

If you have faith in god, or man, or self,

Say so. If not, push, back upon the shelf

of silence all your thoughts, till faith shall come;

No one will grieve because your lips are dumb.

Talk health. The dreary, never-changing tale

of mortal maladies is worn and stale.

You cannot charm, or interest, or please

by harping on that minor chord, disease.

Say you are well, or all is well with you,

and God shall hear your words and make them true.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Talking To The Self…..Brahmakumaris

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Talking To The Self

When you talk to yourself in your mind, which self do you address? And how? Usually people do not talk to their divinity, but to the most superficial aspects of their everyday personality. And often its a stream of fears, complaints and mindless repetition of old things. If we talked that way to another human being, we would have to apologise. Learning to talk properly to the self is a spiritual endeavor. Thoughts from the past and worries about the future do not create good conversation. Instead learn to talk to your mind as if it were a child. Talk to it with love. If you just force a child to sit down, he won’t. A good mother knows how to prompt her child into doing what she wants. Be a good mother to your mind, teach it good, positive thoughts so that when you tell it to sit quietly, it will. Love your mind. Stay happy.

Pass It On…..Henry Burton

Pass it on

Have you had a kindness shown ?

pass it on.

’Twas not given for thee alone,

Pass it on.

Let it travel down the years,

Let it wipe another’s tears,

Till in heaven the deed appears—

Pass it on.

Did you hear the loving word?

Pass it on.

Like the singing of a bird?

Pass it on.

Let its music live and grow

Let is cheer another’s woe;

You have reaped what others sow—

Pass it on.

’Twas the sunshine of a smile—

Pass it on.

Staying but a little while!

Pass it on.

April beam a little thing.

Still it wakes the flowers of spring.

Makes the silent birds to sing—

Pass it on.

– Henry Burton