Each of us must have experienced both forms of pain at various points in our life. The pain that hurts us can be physical pain or psychological pain. Physical pain, unless it is a permanent pain, is often forgotten once we are physically healed. The psychological pain on the other hand tends to remain with … Continue reading Two types of pain
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength. A.J. Cronin Strange as it may seem, many of us worry because the pain of worry seems to offer an axis around which one can go in circles and feel that we have actually done our bit to stem the tide. … Continue reading The futility of worrying
Unless you give yourself to some great cause, you haven’t even begun to live. William P. Merrill From the time we are born our primitive urge is self preservation and this means that we tend to compete/ fight to live for ourselves. Beginning with our need for food, we seek shelter and security for ourselves … Continue reading When do we really live?
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due. William Ralph Inge Anything that disturbs our equilibrium, will pressurize us, make us anxious and continue to be an irritant that constantly nags and worries us. It could be as simple as awaiting ones exam results or it could be more life altering as awaiting … Continue reading Why worry?
It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35 One of the problems that we humans constantly battle is our urge to want more and more. We crave to have more wealth, more power, more freedom and more happiness. More often than not, it is a losing battle because we are unable to … Continue reading Give and receive
Rejoice always, pray constantly, and in all circumstances give thanks. The Desert Fathers When in pain physical or psychological it is very difficult to rejoice let alone give thanks. Prayer for freedom from pain would be a natural response and yet that would not be the real prayer from the heart. In happier circumstances rejoicing … Continue reading Rejoice, pray, give thanks – always
No one gives joy or sorrow … We gather the consequences of our own deeds. Garuda Purana The immediate reaction one has when reading the above is that we have so many troubles which legitimately should not be ours. In our view we have only done good and have scrupulously followed the law of the … Continue reading Joys and sorrows
With us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.2 Chr. Desperation is when one has lost all hope; yet that is when we need to believe that there is still a chance for there is a superpower called’ GOD” who will never forsake us. The skeptic and the atheist … Continue reading In GOD we trust…
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not allow it to grow on a branch that is too weak to bear it. Victor Hugo Not all fruits are sweet; unripe fruit for example or some varieties of citrus fruits are far from being sweet. Yet we consume it, occasionally relish it and definitely acknowledge them as … Continue reading Sorrow is a fruit…
Do not think of all your anxieties, you will only make yourself ill. Shih King One of the real reasons that we are not as effective as we could be is the fact that we are constantly distracted by our anxieties and cannot focus on what we ought to do. While it is only human … Continue reading Anxieties are passe…