of our lives we worry about things that we fear, but usually
do not come to pass.
is on the above fear, that insurance companies earn
millions. I have nothing against insurance companies.
They provide one with peace of mind.
I am against is worrying unnecessarily, after one has done
ones best in the situation.
this time of instant coffee. Instant soups…I shall provide
you with instant up-lifters, which have worked for me.
other day I was feeling a little blue, and I read somewhere
‘Why don’t you leave all your problems in God’s hands
God’s heart and God’s head.
felt instantly better. Every time I started to worry, I would
mentally place my burden under the 3 ‘Hs’
Hands, Heart and Head.
am going to give you some of my favorite instant uplifters:
‘Chinta’ to ‘Chintan’ (From worry to Prayer)
get ready to soar!
could be worse and you would be as helpless.
go and Let God.
too shall pass
am in full control to feel good right now.
am very rich! I have more than I require for today.
is the only MUST in my life. Everything else is a should.
(Everyone is empowered to be able to work towards love)
is a dream….
is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday
I start feeling better.
feel gratitude for all that God has given me.
sit in the company of my breathing technique and Mantra.
on some favorite music.
my favorite TV programme, or read my inspiring books.
through my very ‘happy days fotos’.
to a good friend who really cares.
under a tree…watch the sea-waves…go for a walk…
Peck in the very beginning of his book: ‘The Road less
is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.
first of the four noble truths which Buddha taught was ‘Life
is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we
transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once
we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer
difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is
difficult no longer matters…
analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it
Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.
to recognize God?
you ever been in a situation and you had no clue how it was
going to get better, how the hurting would stop, how the pain
would ease, but now you look back on it…(it was not too bad
at all…He carried you through it!)
God passing us through tribulation to see a brighter day.
you ever been down and out and nobody seems to be around for
you to talk to? That’s God wanting you to talk to Him?
share with us, the uplifters that you use, when you are
I would like to test
Please tell me what
was your main problem of march last year?? the problem
that occupied space in your brain??
In most cases, no
one remembers. So if you cannot remember the problem
of last year, you wont remember today's problem next
year!! So why worry
you this was beautiful - we have so many days like
this - your e-mail will be printed and put in my
office - sometimes to uplift me I do some cooking and
some power walking on my treadmill with my jazz music
on my walkman. I live alone and am constantly
daily learning to enjoy the small things in life
-there is nothing like inner peace..hell is not
knowing what that is...I also get on my e-mail and
send 4 or 5 short messages to friends and am delighted
when they respond....
just reading when in the blue what you do, I would
like to share my way of getting out of the blue. When
I am really very very for whatever reason I just to my
temple and talk to God and tell him that I really
cannot handle the situation and please help me out and
Shakun you wont believe somehow or the other the
problem just gets solved and I always land up saying
God Thou art Great and THANK YOU ever so much. I just
know for a 100% that this works, putting every thing
in his hands is the only way.
do look forward to your inspiring messages on Mondays,
when they invariably arrive, and loved the one this
morning on the subject 'Instant Uplifters'.
I realized a few
years ago that the easiest way to solve one's
perceived problem is to do your work, and then leave
it to God to do his. Much as this sounds wholly
simplistic and clichéd, whether we like it or not -
this is what eventually happens anyway. One does
falter a lot of time and forget this simple truth, and
thus keep on trying to solve our problems ourselves -
be they personal problems or business-related, until a
gentle self-reminder or a reminder from a loved one
For those who love
reading, I would like to recommend a few books that
have inspired and helped me over the years - 'The
power of positive thinking' (Norman Vincent Peale),
'The Greatest......' series of books by Og Mandino,
'How to stop worrying and start living' (Dale
Carnegie), 'The game of life and how to play it'
(Florence Scovel Shinn) and 'Conversations with God' (Neale
Thank you so much
for the inspiration you have given me, my family and
countless others over the years. May God bless you.
instant uplifters was excellent reading.
co-incidentally in my thought for the day today from
Dada J.P.Vaswani's book it said : "When we lay
our trust outside God, we bind ourselves to a life of
ceaseless struggle. Struggle means uncertainty:
struggle means anxiety, worry. We are tossed hither
and thither like a storm-beaten boat, knowing not
whither we move. All our time is spent in
providing for some untoward happening which need not
occur at all. All our time is spent in making
preparations for living so that we never really live
at all. Little wonder if our lives are bereft of
the joy of living. He liveth well who liveth as a
child. the child struggles not: and he has no fear. He
knows that the mother is near. And that is all that he
thing that I always tell people who take matters into
their own hands thinking that it is they who are doing
everything and that everything depends on them, is:
"Let god do His Job. He has an office and if we
do His job then He will become jobless and will have
to close shop." the we all will be at a loss
where to shop.
are so many ways in which God comes to us. Alas! We
realize it not and we miss out on the opportunity.
is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans.
In life pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.
It is not what happens to you in life that dictates your
happiness, but rather how you react to it.