The dictionary definition of mercy goes as – ‘compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone’. Wiki shares compassion as “a feeling that motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pain of another and themselves”.Continue reading “Blesseth Are the Merciful”
If you have traveled on a train you’ll know that how different kinds of scenes come and go during the span of our journey. At times there will be scenes full of beautiful trees, mountains, valley, other times the scenes outside could of cement structures and at times in a few countries even slums. So in the face of ever-changing scenes outside what does the driver do? Does the driver move the train towards the direction where there are beautiful scenes and avoid the place where there are slums. Or does it ever leave the track?
Once there was a farmer whose horse ran away. Next day his neighbors came over to sympathize and said, “What happened is so bad. We feel sorry for you.”. The farmer replied, “Bad? I don’t know, maybe.” The neighbor was surprised since the horse was the farmers costliest possession. Two days later, the horse that ran away came back with six more horses. So the neighbors came over to celebrate, “Congratulations, what good luck !”. The farmer replied, “Good? I don’t know, maybe”. A few days later, his son while trying to tame one of the new horse, is thrown down and breaks his leg. The neighbors again gathered to commiserate, “What happened is so bad. We feel sorry for you and your son.” The farmer replied, “Bad? I don’t know, maybe”. The next day, the army men came to the village looking for able-bodied youth to fight in a war but spared the farmer’s son since his body was crippled. This can go on and on but I think you get the point.
‘I Am Right’ is one of the most delusional thought. We often judge people almost instantaneously according to what we think is right or wrong. It doesn’t take us time to form an opinion about someone. What we fail to understand is that each one whom we see has a story behind him/her. It is the story of the soul or the part of the soul until this moment that makes them think and do what they are doing. We come to conclusions without knowing the full picture. Maybe what he/she is doing is apt for him/her and not for me.
If we reflect on our lives often we’ll find ourselves resisting many events that are happening around us which we perceive as ‘unfavorable’. We find a hard time to accept what is and we are in a state of resistance. Whenever there is resistance there are too many waste thoughts of, Why, How, What could have been, Whom to blame etc. This clutters our mind draining it of much-required energy which could have been used constructively to respond accurately to that concerned ‘unfavorable’ situation. Sometimes the waste thoughts are so much that our consciousness gets entangled in the web created by such thoughts in our mind that it seems a little hard to free ourselves from. Continue reading “From Resistance to Acceptance.”