Until women are empowered and recognize their true value, it is tough for the world to prosper - Sri Madhu Sai
Women historically feel disempowered and victimized. The woman feels not good and worthy enough and inherits a legacy of inadequacy. Then her whole life is about building a defense system and always trying to prove her self-worth. No woman must imprison herself with these false statements.
The women in our life (Mother, Aunt, Wife, and Daughter) are healers, have endurance, intelligent, expressive, can forgive, have patience, and above all give unconditional love. Gratitude to all women for who they are.
The first thought that comes when you think of a Mother is love and acceptance, security, support, and feeling like there is none like her. Research shows that different organs like liver, lungs, thyroid gland, lymph nodes, and spinal cord of the child are connected to their mothers. By nature, children will forever be inseparable of their mothers. That is why in ancient texts Mother is given utmost importance and prominence first, sometimes even before God. I want every child to understand a simple fact that without your mom, you don't exist on this planet. It does not matter or count what she has given or not given to you. What matter is your very existence is her mercy on you. A child that does not have Gratitude towards his mother can never be happy and successful in life. He/she will encounter obstacles in life.
So the next time your mom calls just to make sure you are ok, because she 'just felt like something was going on' give her the benefit of the doubt! You will forever be part of her.
My eternal Gratitude from the bottom of my heart to my Mom for who she is.
JOIN us to heal the Feminine Heart.
Inner Integrity is being true to you about yourself. Many times when we are frustrated, stressed, sad, upset, or angry, we blame others for our condition. We find reasons why we are in that condition. When we lie to our self we say things like, if only I had this in my life, or if only that can happen to me, or if only the other person can be nice to me, or if only the person can change, then my life will be happy. We lie by giving excuses, instead of listening to our inner self and being true to our self. We give away our integrity by pointing a finger at others, forgetting that the rest of the fingers are pointing at you.
Practice Inner Integrity. Once you practice to be true to your condition, then a new energy will open and you will own your peace.
A Conversation between a student and a Spiritual Teacher.
Student: Teacher, "My mother left me the moment I was born.
Is it my fault I was born an illegitimate child?
I did not get education from any teacher because I was considered not worthy of learning.
Who ever taught me cursed that I will forget everything since I was not smart.
A cow was accidentally hit because of me and its owner cursed me for no fault of mine.
I was disgraced by many people in my life.
My mother came into my life only because she needed my help for her other sons.
Whatever I received was through charity from others.
So, how am I wrong when I take some drugs and beat up someone? Why am I wrong to hurt someone who is not fair to me?
Teacher: The teacher replies, I was born in a jail.
Death was waiting for me even before my birth.
The night I was born I was separated from my birth parents.
From childhood you grew up hearing the noise of some education, where as I got only cow herd's shed, dung and multiple attempts on my life even before I could walk!
I had no one to protect me nor I had any education.
I joined school to study only at the age of 16!
I could hear people saying I am the reason for all their problems.
You are married to a girl of your choice. I didn't get the girl I loved & rather ended up marrying the one I rescued.
I had to move my whole my family to far off Sea shore to save them from evil people.
I was called a coward for running away.
So, Remember one thing... Everybody has challenges in life.
LIFE IS NOT FAIR ON ANYBODY... But what is Right (Dharma) is known to your Mind (Conscience)
No matter how much unfairness we got, how many times we were disgraced, how many times we were denied what was due to us, what is important is,
How you REACTED at that time... So, Stop whining.
Life's unfairness does not give you license to walk the wrong path. Take responsibility of your life and make decisions that is righteous.
A young lady was traveling in a bus. At the next stop a loud old grumpy lady came and sat next to her. She had lot of bags in her hand and squeezed them into the seat that made the young lady uncomfortable as the old lady kept bumping into her. The people around watching were annoyed with the old lady but the young lady adjusted herself and did not speak up and say anything to the old lady.
One person was surprised and asked the young lady about it. Why are you not saying anything even when you are annoyed? The young lady responded with a smile: Sir, I feel it is not necessary to be rude or argue over something so insignificant, the journey together is so short. I get off at the next stop."
This response deserves some thought and reflection.
Many times we find ourselves arguing over something that is so insignificant. Every time we do, we must remember that our journey is short lived. If each one of us realized that our time here is so short to darken it with unnecessary quarrels, futile arguments, not forgiving others, discontentment and a fault finding attitude, then we are wasting our precious time and energy.
Did someone break your heart? *Practice to be calm and heal, Did someone betray, bully, cheat or humiliate you? *Practice to be still, and forgive. Whatever troubles life brings us, ask yourself, "Is it worth my precious time and energy to waste on it?" "How much time should I spend on it?" Let us not forget that *our time here is short, so let's make the best of it and not waste with some silly and stupid arguments and quarrels.
No one knows the duration of this journey. No one knows when the stop will come. Let us cherish friends and family. Let us be respectful, kind and forgiving to each other. Let us be filled with gratitude and gladness. After all, *Our Journey Together is so Short!*
Often we hear about self awareness. But what really is Self-Awareness? What should we be aware of? Why should we be aware? What happens when we are self-aware? and how should we be self-aware?
In the beginning, I was bombarded by such questions inside me. Then I began to pay attention and be aware of this question. I realized that - Well, self is me. Then awareness is to watch and pay attention to myself. What am I supposed to be aware of? You can be aware of the movements of your body, your thoughts, feelings, when you see something or someone, emotions, that come and go in certain situations, in your relationships, and so on.
Why should I do this? What happens when I do this?
That is a great question. Self awareness at a deeper level will resolve so many dilemmas in life, gives more clarity about things you deal in life, as well as bring transparency about people around you.
Practice self awareness everyday, and learn the art of living.