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Instant Uplifters

Feedback on this article from :
Lakhi Rani Bharti
Kishu Sangita

Most of our lives we worry about things that we fear, but usually do not come to pass.

It is on the above fear, that insurance companies earn millions.  I have nothing against insurance companies. They provide one with peace of mind.

What I am against is worrying unnecessarily, after one has done ones best in the situation.

During this time of instant coffee. Instant soups…I shall provide you with instant up-lifters, which have worked for me.

The 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.

I felt instantly better. Every time I started to worry, I would mentally place my burden under the 3 ‘Hs’

God’s Hands, Heart and Head.

I am going to give you some of my favorite instant uplifters:

From ‘Chinta’ to ‘Chintan’ (From worry to Prayer)

So get ready to soar!

  1. Things could be worse and you would be as helpless.

  2. Let go and Let God.

  3. This too shall pass

  4. I am in full control to feel good right now.

  5. I am very rich! I have more than I require for today.

  6. Love is the only MUST in my life. Everything else is a should. (Everyone is empowered to be able to work towards love)

  7. Life is a dream….

  8. Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday

Once I start feeling better.

  1. I feel gratitude for all that God has given me.

  2. I sit in the company of my breathing technique and Mantra.

  3. Put on some favorite music.

  4. Watch my favorite TV programme, or read my inspiring books.

  5. Go through my very ‘happy days fotos’.

  6. Talk to a good friend who really cares.

  7. Sit under a tree…watch the sea-waves…go for a walk…

 

M.Scott Peck in the very beginning of his book: ‘The Road less traveled’ states:

Life is difficult.

This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.

 (The first of the four noble truths which Buddha taught was ‘Life is suffering’)

It 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…

I have read:

God says:

Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.
Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.

How to recognize God?

Have 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!)

That’s God passing us through tribulation to see a brighter day.

Have 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?

 

Do share with us, the uplifters that you use, when you are feeling blue.

Feedback From :

Lakhi

I would like to test your memory.

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

 

Rani

Thank 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....

 

Bharti

I was 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.
 

Kishu

 I 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 eventually helps.

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 Donald Walsh). 

Thank you so much for the inspiration you have given me, my family and countless others over the years. May God bless you.

 

Sangita

Your 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 needs."

Another 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.

There are so many ways in which God comes to us. Alas! We realize it not and we miss out on the opportunity.

  

 

 

Radha Babu

Life 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.

Read 'Depression'

 

 

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