Chance is the instrument of Providence

What is called chance is the instrument of Providence and the secret agent that counteracts what men call wisdom, and preserves order and regularity, and continuation in the whole, for … I firmly believe, notwithstanding all our complaints, that almost every person upon earth tastes upon the totality more happiness than misery; and therefore if we could correct the world to our fancies, and with the best intentions imaginable, probably we should only produce more misery and confusion.

Horace Walpole (1904). “The letters of Horace Walpole: fourth earl of Orford”

How do we come to think of things, rather than of processes in this absolute flux? By shutting our eyes to the successive events. It is an artificial attitude that makes sections in the stream of change and calls them things. When we shall know the truth of things, we shall realize how absurd it is for us to worship isolated products of the incessant series of transformations as though they were eternal and real. Life is no thing or state of a thing, but a continuous movement or change.

– Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

A Fancy from Fontenelle

The rose in the garden slipped her bud,
And she laughed in the pride of her youthful blood,
As she thought of the Gardener standing by—
“He is old—so old! And he soon must die!”

The full Rose waxed in the warm June air,
And she spread and spread till her heart lay bare;
And she laughed once more as she heard his tread—
“He is older now! He will soon be dead!”

But the breeze of the morning blew, and found
That the leaves of the blown Rose strewed the ground;
And he came at noon, that Gardener old,
And he raked them gently under the mold.

And I wove the thing to a random rhyme:
For the Rose is Beauty; the Gardener, Time.

-Austin Henry Dobson (1840–1921)

எங்கே வாழ்க்கை தொடங்கும் அது எங்கே எவ்விதம் முடியும் இதுதான்…

எங்கே வாழ்க்கை தொடங்கும் அது எங்கே எவ்விதம் முடியும்
இதுதான் பாதை இதுதான் பயணம் என்பது யாருக்கும் தெரியாது
எங்கே வாழ்க்கை தொடங்கும் அது எங்கே எவ்விதம் முடியும்
இதுதான் பாதை இதுதான் பயணம் என்பது யாருக்கும் தெரியாது
பாதையெல்லாம் மாறிவரும் பயணம் முடிந்துவிடும்
மாறுவதை புரிந்துகொண்டால் மயக்கம் தெளிந்துவிடும்

நினைப்பதெல்லாம் நடந்துவிட்டால்
படம் : நெஞ்சில் ஓரு ஆலயம்
இசை : MS விஸ்வநாதன்
பாடியவர் : PB ஸ்ரீநிவாஸ்

Everything is changing constantly But the real beauty…

Everything is changing constantly. But the real beauty of life is, throughout these changes, the underlying current of truth never changes. And if we can connect ourselves to the beauty of this truth, we can be stable through all the unpredictable uncertainties of life.

Radhanath Swami

No one should ever ask themselves that Why…

No one should ever ask themselves that: Why am I unhappy? The question carries within it the virus that will destroy every thing. If we ask the question, it means we want to find out what makes us happy. If what makes us happy is different from what we have now, then we must either change once and for all or stay as we are, feeling even more unhappy.

Paulo Coelho

The Law of Humility

The law of humility states that what you refuse to accept will continue for you. This law seems to be a difficult one to understand for many people.

It can be explained with examples. In psychotherapy, this law could be called “denial.” What you choose not to see that may be happening in your life becomes most difficult to deal with. Awareness is the key to change. Similarly, what you refuse to accept will also continue for you.

Perhaps there is someone in your life that is extremely hard for you to deal with. Maybe you see them as controlling.

This characteristic surfaces the most with couples. One is always feeling controlled in some manner by the other. They can feel controlled by manipulation, martyred or victim behavior, someone’s health issues, the other’s grief, the other having more or less money, their children or any other reason they feel there is an aura of control darkening their relationship. This may be felt in a work environment, family of origin, or among friends.

If at first you choose to not accept this trait about the other, it will end up creating damage in your body, mind or soul. By not accepting this about the other, it becomes repressed by you and ends up being manifested in many other ways. It can often turn to depression, migraines, back pain, allergies, shingles, or a host of other physical ailments. By not accepting it, you may turn to drugs, prescription medication, drinking, sex or food to numb what it is you cannot accept. It may make you feel as if you’ve become lost in the dark and cannot see the light anymore. Your ability to meditate, pray or connect with spirit will most likely be sabotaged.

So, what does this law of humility mean for you to do?
Awareness is key to change!

You can choose to not see these characteristics as flaws or negatives, but instead decide to accept them as what they are. If someone is controlling, see it for what it is, and decide that this is in your life for some reason for you to learn from it to further your soul growth. Perhaps you needed to find your strength again to be with this person. Perhaps your strength will even allow you to accept this person. As you come from a higher level of spirit and understanding, your strength and inner knowledge will help you make decisions.

Moving into the role of the observer will always help you accept more clearly that which is tugging on your soul. It has been placed there for a reason! Meditating will also allow you to see it more clearly.

Are you focused on a higher level of being yet? Can you observe without being pulled into the negative? Are you able to accept others wherever they are in life?

Remembering that even with acceptance you can still make whatever changes are necessary for your body, mind and soul to move further on your journey of spirit!