“Unconditional love is very easy ~ When we believe that, the other person is not responsible for our state of mind ~ When we take responsibility for our own emotions and feelings ~ when we trust completely, forgive naturally and accept willingly. A soul at its core is full of love. It does not have any negative emotions like jealousy, hatred or fear.’
All people in the world,no matter what country, faith or religion they belong to, have the same ways of expression. When they are happy- they smile, when they are sad – they cry, when they are nervous – they shiver and when they are complaining– they groan.
Every individual has the same feelings for his or her children. Most of them try to work hard, one way or the other to earn money and fulfill the needs of their family.
They may go through the same hardships, the same struggles and the same health issues in their lives.
If two people from different countries – who speak different languages, are left alone on a deserted island, ultimately- they will find some way to communicate, because having a company is always better than being all alone. They may become the best of friends or the worst of enemies but, there will be some communication and exchange of ideas.
In spite of so many similarities and so many dependencies amongst each other, people still fight, argue, and indulge in merciless killing and atrocious acts.
The people of the world need a way to deal with their emotions. The problem is not about communication or speaking a common language, it’s about having common thoughts. – It’s about understanding the ‘silent expressions and emotions’ peacefully.
In order to move constructively to the next level, the world needs peace. Every person has to be peaceful within his own self. There has to be a level of satisfaction with what he has, what he owns and what he earns.
Before having any expectations from anyone else or even from people of another country, they need to look at their own problems and deal with them.
This world is beautiful and it needs beautiful emotions. If a woman adopts a kid, not from her own origin, she will still be his mother. If a child is taught to beat other kids, he may even beat his own family members one day.
It’s all about values – Integrity, Peace, Love and Cooperation.
Everyone has to die and that moment has been decided by God. Why do people try to control God’s ways and want to become God themselves?
And for people who are Atheists, can hurting someone else make them stronger? Will they be able to compare their strength with every single person in the world in their limited lifetimes? Who are they trying to fight?
Today, with globalization and modernization, the world can gain a broader perspective about human emotions. This can help generate positivism and self worth among all human beings. Every person can contribute towards a better world, a better life. It is possible for 10 friends from 10 different countries to travel together on a vacation. It is possible for them to relate, talk, learn and grow. The world needs to be united. Not for one person or one country but for humanity.
In order to give out love, you need to fill your own self with love.
How do we fill ourselves with love? – By not having negative feelings about anything or anyone.
Is it that simple? – Yes, it is
Just like we need food and water to replenish our energy, we need good positive thoughts to replenish our heart and mind. We need to feel good about ourselves in order to make others feel good about themselves.
Filling ourselves with love requires courage – courage to ignore the things which do not hold any value in our life.
If you go to a party and someone comments about the way you look, the way you talk etc etc, it is up to you to take that negatively or neutrally.
It’s important to stay neutral and keep looking forward, in spite of any tough circumstances.
Filling yourself with love requires forgiveness, hope and dreams. In order to do this, you have to find simple pleasures of life and live them happily.
Everytime something disturbs you or makes you weak, it is important to take responsibility for that emotion and replace it with love.
Too much self love is also not good. If you are full of love, you need to share it with other people.
Give them compliments, help them in their chores, guide them to succeed, forgive them no matter what, accept them the way they are, be patient with them, try to read their emotions and minds, communicate with them, be open, wish well for everyone even if they are not good to you – Be thankful for being alive and make them feel happy to be alive.
Replenishment is the essence of love. Love likes to flow. It does not like to stay in one place and become stagnant. Its like water – pure, transparent, fluid.
Fill yourself with love each moment by doing what you like, doing what makes you love life – And encourage others to do what they are good at.
Blessings of elders hold a lot of meaning in my life.. they are probably most significant and valuable for me, as compared to all the other expensive things in life!
Fun in the family, teachings of grandparents, unconditional love of parents, cheerfulness of kids and so on…….I’ve not enjoyed anything else …more than these little things!
I’m living so far away from my family that I miss these even more! 🙂
When any elderly person gives me blessings, I feel I have a connection with god. It’s a different kind of feeling….
When I am able to bring a smile to my family member’s face, I , in turn feel happy.
In today’s world, the concept of family is losing its value. We are forgetting the wisdom and the lessons shared by our previous generations. Maybe, we just don’t have time for them.
I never consider talking to an elderly person, a waste of my time. No matter what the conversation is about, I’ve always felt there is some hidden lesson for me.
It’s a blessing to have a loving family… It’s an honor to have people around you who love you and respect you…who are there to wipe your tears and hug you when you need it!
It’s a beautiful emotion…..
I don’t know, if anybody can ever see god……but if you can respect your elders the same way… there’s really nothing else left to do. I feel sad when I see old people sitting all by themselves, in an old age home or when there’s no one around them to ask , how they are?
Respect the elderly people because you will get old too! Take out time for them, no matter what.
Each wrinkle on their face recites the story of a decade! Those lessons are more precious than diamonds. Those are the pearls I’d like to collect throughout my life!
Tradition, faith, love, hope, trust, justice, integrity, God….!…. If you believe in them, they exist. If you don’t believe in them, they don’t.
Many things in life can not be quantified or measured. They are either there or not there. Even if you try to measure them, you are only left with confusions.
This further emphasizes the importance of belief. If you believe in someone and maintain that relationship, it eventually becomes the most important relationship.
If you believe in yourself, you build a strong relationship with yourself too.
I come from a country(India) where a lot of traditions are followed. In fact, there are more traditions than the number of people in that country. Everyone believes in something or the other. But the more important thing is ‘everyone believes’. Hence, relationships, marriages, friendships are stronger. I value our tradition and every other tradition in the world because it just leads to the same thing… ‘belief’.
Tradition may hold a lot of meaning for someone and no meaning for another person. It is what you believe in and what you respect. Similarly, love and trust can not be quantified or measured. Either it is there or not there. Some people do not believe in marriage. Some don’t even believe in love…. They still survive with what ‘they believe in’.
I read that our brain is 70% water. Since water can take any shape or form, imagine the water in your brain taking different shapes or forms based on your beliefs and how that could change. Nothing that I could prove scientifically, but just a thought!
You create yourself with your beliefs. You become what you believe in.
Sometimes, I think there’s so much in common amongst people in all parts of the globe.
We all breathe, laugh, cry, sing, dance, wink, love, learn, earn, eat, blink, hope, wish, dream, talk, walk and the list goes on and on.
We all have families, friends or people who care for us. We all need support at different times in our life. We all succeed, we all fail.
We have different ways of doing things but the purpose is same. We express in different languages but the meaning is the same.
I saw a movie where a french guy falls in love with an Indian girl. They meet in an english speaking class. There are moments in the movie where the girl expresses her emotions in hindi and the guy speaks french. Yet they pretend to understand each other! It’s not practical but it’s a beautiful feeling!
I am a people person and do not hesitate talking to strangers. I think we can learn something new from everyone.When I look at a new person, I see him/her as a person and do not wonder, which country or state, he/she belongs to or what language he/she speaks or what he/she looks like.
When you judge people, do not judge them by the way they breathe, laugh, cry, sing, dance, wink, love… In fact, do not judge them at all.
Judge yourself on a scale of humanity. That is the only valid scale in the world and the only thing, which makes other people feel happy that they are humans.
Judge how much good you are doing in this world. What will be left when you are gone. What will people remember you as.
Think of the common worldwide good – common worldwide success.
The moment you think… you’re not peaceful… or you’re not happy… the peace and happiness that exists within you is lost!
The moment you think you are less than others or do not have the ability to succeed… you’ve lost the power and motivation to succeed….
“Moment”… is a small droplet in the ocean of “Time” …. but isn’t this all we have?
A moment has the power to change your life! Your destiny! How can we underestimate the power of the moment?? While you think you are not capable of achieving your goals… you’ve already lost some precious moments…
While you’re busy thinking what others are doing, you’ve lost the moments in which you could have done something.
Each moment… Think that you are peaceful, happy and content. You are living just for this moment…. as it will never come again…
Let me share a small story: I met a person in the office cafetaria one day. He was constantly tapping his feet and browsing on his phone while the cashier was collecting his credit card and swiping it on the machine. He seemed very restless and did not stand still. I did not know who he was. I was standing behind him and asked him, “You seem very busy and in a rush” He said…”I’m a very busy person. I have lots to do. I have to do something right now. I can not stand idle. I have to keep myself busy.”
I had a little smile on my face. I said…”Well… you could just stand and think.”
And then the cashier gave him his credit card and he left….(in a rush) 🙂
I think …he was trying to over-utilize his present moments… 🙂
Spend your moments wisely… and more importantly …peacefully… Be at peace…be content…be hopeful…for the next moment… Plan for good… Plan for a better future.. a better moment…
I was driving back from work one day and while taking the exit, the car in front of me stopped suddenly.. I stopped too and then the car behind me stopped! It was scary for a moment…..but…it happens…The car in front of me had a sticker on it.. “Jesus listens” 🙂
These moments make you realize.. Life is too short…. Its just a collection of moments. Its a package. Its like an empty bag and it’s up to you, what you fill in that bag!
Fill each moment with colors, hopes, dreams, excitement, fun, joy, peace, love…. Fill them so that you’re happy… each moment.
The reason I named this article.. “You’ve lost it! ” is because…. Next time, when you are not happy or peaceful… think how many moments you’re losing…. Moments that could change your life…
One more small peace of advice.. Don’t be angry for too long.. whether its your fault or not.. it’s not worth it…! It’s just not worth it! Saying sorry never makes anyone small. Not saying sorry (when it is really not your fault) does not make anyone big. 🙂
Don’t let life say to you…. “Sorry dude.. you’ve lost it! ” 😉 🙂