When you are grimly involved in getting, when the world seems to exist only with in your own circle of activities, when something you have built or bought begins to shut out the sight of the sun-remember, ultimately, nothing matters. Say it aloud: “Ultimately, nothing matters!”
A negative counsel? By no means. Ultimately, nothing matters. Everything matters in its time and in its place-and give everything its due. Yet reserve a small corner of the consciousness for the ultimate which maintains perspective, which recognizes the ages as well as today. It makes you more peaceful, it makes you more of yourself, and it makes you stronger.
" A Closer Walk "
Whenever a person says to me: “My problem is that I do not love the Lord enough,” I usually respond: “No … your problem is that you do not know how much the Lord loves you.”
We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts.”
“Whoever is the greatest should be the servant of the others. If you put yourself above others, you will be put down. But if you humble yourself, you will be honored.”
Arrogance has been the downfall of so many over the course of history—you’d think we’d have learned our lesson by now.
But we haven’t.
Take this verse to heart—it’s not just a platitude. It’s showing you how the world works.
When we arrogantly put ourselves above others, we often think we’re gathering respect. We’re not.
We’re gathering resentment. And when it builds enough, that resentment can come crashing down upon our heads in a wave of vengeance.
The simple truth is that the world works better when humanity works together, rather than constantly striving for power.
– Nelson Mandela –
There is an Indian belief that everyone is a house of four rooms:a physical, a mental,an emotional and a spiritual room.
Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep
it aired, we are not complete.
How Restless is the Mind
How hard it is to control the mind! Well it has been compared to the maddened monkey.
There was a monkey, restless by its nature, as all monkeys are. As if that was not enough someone made him drink freely of wine, so that he became more restless. Then a scorpion stung him. When a scorpion stings a man, he jumps about for a whole day; so the poor monkey found his condition worse than ever. To complete his misery a demon entered into him. What language can describe the uncontrollable restlessness of that monkey?
The human mind is like that monkey, incessantly active by its own nature; then it becomes drunk with the wine of desires, thus increasing its turbulence. After desire takes possession comes the sting of the scorpion of jealousy at the success of the others, and last of all the demon…
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