We (Mom, Dad, Preeti and I) are sitting on the dining table having our dinner when my Dad asked me if I want to go along with him to the Golden Temple (Holy Place in Amritsar). I said no, because I had to work on weekends. And then started another debate between my parents and me.
For a long time, I have had a strange relationship with my God. Over time, I have found him looking over my shoulder and taking care of myself. There have been times, when I was in trouble and I have reached out to him in pain and he has responded back every time. Not always has the answer been what I have wanted it to be, but always I was relieved of my pain and I am so thankful to Him for that. I have not found myself standing on doors of a holy place to speak to Him. I just try to find that place in my Heart.
A few days back, a friend of mine showed me a picture of his and a quote which goes as follows
Worship today like you wont worship again,
Think about it like this is the last thought,
If you have that desire, the zeal – nothing can stop you from achieving it!!!
Go for it my dear friend
Go for it!!!
#Note To Self – Its always about both the things – Prayers and Your Efforts
In this quote, I understand the points about efforts and desire to get something so that nothing should come in your way. However, I do not understand the point of ‘Worship’ and ‘Prayers’. And to me it is conflicting ones’ own Faith in God. If you believe in His presence, have Faith in his doing towards you, do you really have to Pray to Him and ask him that for you. Why would you not have Trust and Faith in Him to give you what is best for you.
The question I want to ask is “why do we pray?”
Not that I do not pray, but I pray to God to lead me to things that are best for me and others around me. I stopped praying for specific desires a long time ago. I have Faith, that I will find Peace one day
Almost everytime, we see something about someone like a picture they have posted or a status they have written on Facebook, we tend to make assumptions around it and share our comments on how it is.
If this was for a friend or a family member who we know well, we can understand the feelings behind it, but in most cases we do not and yet we ensure that we share our thinking with the person.
On the contrary, I am inclined to think if we do post such things and allow others to enter our world or we post for others to view it and keep shut.
What would be more agonizing – Reading comments that do not resemble your world or finding no one is commenting and not knowing if others are interested in what you write. – I will let you all take your pick
Two different schools of thoughts
“It doesn’t matter what other people think of you. All that matters is what you think of you. We lose so much energy worrying about the opinions of others, wanting to be liked. Leadership and personal mastery is about rising above social approval – to self approval.”
“It is other people’s opinion and what they think of us is probably just a mirror for us. If people are the true mirrors, where is the harm in taking a peak every now and then, to see how flawless we have become, to see how good looking we have grown. Every morning we look for self-approval but we need a mirror to tell us that; and we do not ignore that. Similarly, should we disregard the other mirror of people for giving us this truth? There are times when it will give us an idea on how to correct our appearance so we can shine on (feedback) and there will be other times, when we know we are shining but we still need confirmation that we do indeed shine (recognitions).”
So long as you are living by your values, running your own race and living your dreams, who cares what anyone else thinks/says about you? It should always be about doing what’s right. I always look into the mirror and do what I find is right for me.