Dear Fellow Human

link: Update from Simon Anholt / Madedline Hung of the Good Country, Jul 12th

We’ve lived with hangovers of the dark ages for long enough. Every decade since the worldwide revolution of the 60s has shown us increase in our ability to love, think of, and act selflessly for one another.

Time to up the ante and truly become ONE WORLD. Harmonize the conflicts. Soothe the hurts. Grow in oneness and come always from a direction of caring.

How we long to be our brother’s keeper. And to keep our sisters happy. But we’re going to need some help coming together if we’re going to make the world work. Many of us have longed for it. Some even striven for it.

Enter my friend Simon and this virtual country he is proposing. 200000 citizens for a start from all parts of the world. Speaking different languages, practising different faiths, all unique expressions of the highest beauty nature and evolution have to offer.

True believers in the power of an idea to change the world. We are after all the architects of our future lives and of this Earth’s destiny…

“We would not think of battle that reduces us to sub-humans. So easy to begin but then impossible to end”. ~ Uriah Heep

None can stop the march of evolution. And as Eru says: “nor can any alter the music in my despite. For he that attempteth this shall prove but mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful, which he himself hath not imagined.” ~ Tolkien

George Carlin talks of the divine plan too and remember that we are heading back to regaining a glorious past. A golden age. The final establishment of a Kingdom of Heaven when we will realise and attune ourselves fully to our divine origins.

It falls on us blessed with faith and abundance to help pave this way forward. Become the forerunners of all our future selves. Healers, Thinkers, Artists, Builders, Labourers, Teachers, Parents, Statesmen ad infinitum.

There is much beauty in this world and healing in the depths of time.

Time to turn that page, let go of that hurt, rise up and make our creator proud as we go back to our illimitable origins.

Regaining Faith

In the old world, husbands and wives clung to each other. They knew how tough it was to build a marriage, so would do almost anything to keep it together. So if you are mutually unhappy, maybe it’s not your marriage that’s broken but your relationship with your own selves.

And reflecting that base irreconcilability within you is a less than passable relationship with everyone else.

If everything were fine, we wouldn’t let disconnect and doubt sow her seeds. Mostly self doubt.

The problems of marriage are seemingly many but at the kernel of them is a lack of communication. We need to go to the roots of the problem. That is not always easy and some would say not worth the effort.

While some would say when kids are involved it’s better to have a clean break than let the kid grow up watching an unsuccessful marriage take it’s toll on both parents, this writer begs to differ. Define a perfect marriage or show me one where there isn’t give and take.

In cases where there is a monster possessing one party and the other is too weak, frail or timid to drive it away I would say ok part ways.

And to those that didn’t look deep enough before leaping I may say did you “try and get the feeling again”? Forget the past and all it didn’t bring.

All it needs is two pliable souls… then ask yourself how pliable you are and who is willing to go further to get back together again. And by together I mean the “happily ever after” kind not “we barely talk but atleast live in the same house”…

So, she cheated on you… twice… just when you were recovering from that bout of depression. Or he couldn’t care tuppence when you lost your 12 year old cat – Tom. Or she beat you on the head because she was having a meltdown and no one including her realized she needed serious help.

Was it love or was it the idea of being in love? What got us started on this road? How well did we know ourselves, our feelings and our desires? Do we as yet?

Just as in life, in relationships we must embrace change. Build love on a base of constancy but be ready to adapt. Fail to and one day you will wonder what just hit you. We grow older and more bone weary – some couples are fortunate to find new love as life wears on, but everyone has too work at it.

So keep working on who you are, reflect on what drives you and on what makes you tick. Then think of family or an uncle who is no more and somewhere in the midst of it all perhaps you will regain you faith and decide to stay on and fix things. Whatever your choice I hope it’s one you can live with and that it’s founded in love

Keep Smiling

youtube: Practice 1 (15 June)
youtube: Practice 2 (2 Sep)

Dear Beloved,

We live in blessed magical times. Look around and you will see the best the best of all that technology has to offer you. Look beyond the technology to see the people behind it – people like you and I – human beings – we are after all a species showing promise. We’ve been to the moon and back, but sometimes fail to look at it, speak to or encourage one another.

Now why is that? It’s simply because we fail to see a body we can relate to – another person full of dreams, ambitions and desires – never lose the human touch. At the end of the day, it’s all that we will be remembered for. Live well, laugh often and love much. Love what you do, love to talk about things that you are going to do – even if it’s trivial silly stuff. Enjoy the ride – it’s going to take you places and show you things. Open your hearts and minds to life – in the end, you will find it’s all been worth your while – every turn of phrase, every leaf and ant bite. When we were young (or sometime shortly thereafter), we discover a fire inside it. Watch it grow and win things for you for it makes it possible for you to dream of the stars and beyond. Don’t worry about up’s and down’s in life – they all serve a purpose – to just tell you what stern stuff you are made of. There are ways to get help in any situation. All it needs is a friendly smile and a “brother/sister – I’m in trouble and I need some help”. Smile from the heart and see how much people will move Heaven and Earth to make you happy again. Not everyone, not right away – that’s because we’re all caught up in our own lives – make allowances for that too – but don’t for heaven’s sake lose your positivity, your humanity or your passion.

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Root of Evil

ROOT OF EVIL
Is money really the root of all that is evil?But first we need to know what is the root of money 🙂 Isn’t money just a tool of exchange,which cannot exist without goods are produced and the people who produce it? Money is the material shape of the principle that people who wish to trade with each other must give value for value. Money is not the tool of looters who want to claim your products by force or the tool of moochers who take it for the price of your tears. Money is made possible only by people who produce. Always remember you can never cheat an honest person.

Money is given for the effort and the time you have put in to produce the product. It is not given value by the cheaters or looters. The pieces of paper are an honor for the time and effort you have put in. Not any gun can take that away from you. That piece of paper which should’ve been gold or some kind of precious metal is actually a statement of hope that nowhere in the world people will default on the moral principle that it has a value. Is this evil?

If we look at the root of production like for example a generator or a car. Do we really think that some muscular brute came up with these ideas? Or try growing some vegetables without any help you will then realize that it takes brains to do that stuff this is the root of all that production which is the root cause that gave rise to money.

So in reality it is this mind that has given rise to all the time saved which is what we were all born to do in life.

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Universal Law

UNIVERSAL LAW
-AnupAm JhA (circa 2015)

In my opinion there are three rules that govern
the entire universe ! They are the following:
• Time
• Change
• Balance

Time:
Time as we all know is not constant it always keeps flowing.

Change:
Change will always occurs with passage of time.

Balance:
Balance must be maintained during the change.

The entire universe constantly tries or rather maintains BALANCE with the passage of TIME and CHANGE. This is true even down to the atom!

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Learning to be Unhappy ?

Learning to be Unhappy?

“Thou shall not covet thy neighbour’s wife, house or property:” Thus spake the Good Lord through the Tenth Commandment.
‘Covet’ would literally mean a yearning to possess anything. It is a natural instinct and normally acceptable as a simple thought, but it starts getting dangerous upon transgressing into a compulsive habit. For, you normally do not receive all that you desire; albeit, it would be impossible for the Creator to be fulfilling all that our hungry minds wish for.
We were taught in our early Economics class that man’s wants are unlimited, but his resources are limited. The Bhagwad Geeta also says that desires are the major cause of our unhappiness. A thin line therefore defines our ‘need’ and ‘greed’.
So, where do we learn this art of being unhappy?
Being an integral part of our cranial programming, there seems to be no escape from it. We would continue to want to possess each available article of value. It is firmly embedded in our thoughts that possession provides enjoyment, and leads to happiness, which is the ultimate goal for all living beings.
But, is this really true?
Let us go back a little in time, and look at the moments which gave us happiness. Were they the ones in which we were receiving something with our palms facing upwards, or were they those when we were in a position to satisfy our child’s desire, or a parent’s need? Perhaps, there could be an element of truth in both.
We tend to think and believe that we would be happy if we were to receive some objects which could gratify our sensory needs. Little things like a new dress, a flashy car, a cushy job,…..
But, what was it that prompted Julian Mantle to sell his Ferrari? He had all the above but consciously chose to forego it all in one stroke. Maybe, our dear friend, Robin Sharma could have an answer to this.
Man is constantly looking for happiness in possession of objects. After he receives them, he realises that they were not worth the effort, or that he needs a newer model. So, he gets back onto OLX, gets rid of this one, and looks around for a newer one with better features. This is equally relevant for almost all our desires.
Not all desires get fulfilled even if you have loads of the green ‘moolah’. We have seen so many of our friends bidding on the internet for a cell-phone a few months back, while only a very small fraction actually received it. I have been witness to a well-to-do owner’s wide grin and sense of extreme pride in possessing this handset, which costs only a few thousands. I have then seen him disposing it off just a few months ahead, and repeating the same process for a newer model, and the anxiety when his bid was not accepted this time. Coupled with that was the anguish that his junior colleague was flashing it all around.
So, it was the initial euphoria of receiving, then the desire for an upgrade, followed by the anguish of rejection, and the ultimate insult of someone else having received it. He lives a life of oscillation from one end of the spectrum to another, based on the parameters of his earthly possessions.
This is true for so many situations that we come across in our lives. As children, we have made so many demands and continue to do so. The upward spiral continues with each fulfilment taking us to the next level. We seek and receive happiness in all such acquisitions, constantly yearning for more. The basic purpose of our education also seems to be that we can earn enough to enjoy material comforts, and thereby a happier life.
A natural corollary to this is that whenever our demands are rejected, or we face a loss of that object, we get unhappy.
Should our happiness be however dependent on the possession of mere objects, or is there something more to it? Have we given a 5K cellphone the power to control our thoughts and regulate our joys and sorrows?
Can we not be equally happy if our neighbour were to be driving around in a lovely Audi A4, without our having an envious thought of ourselves possessing a bigger A6?
There is so much of joy available all over. We just need to stop looking for it. Actually, we don’t even need to make an effort. The converse may be truer in as much that if we were to just inculcate the spirit of happiness, we could see it in all that is happening around us, without any sense of ownership.

We do not own the Sun
Nor the Moon nor the stars
The butterfly flutters at her will
Alone, or in the company of another
So do the birds chirp at dawn
And fly home at dusk
Ours is not to reason
Nor to question
But to receive and enjoy
Each act of the Lord
For He alone knows the purpose
If any, of this game called Life.

Ownership brings stress, as it precludes a sense of despair, if and when the object is lost. We can hold on to a possession only for an ‘x’ amount of time, and no more. In spite of this knowledge, we get sorrowful at any loss, the ultimate being death. If we can only imbibe a sense of trustee-ship for each worldly object, life could be much simpler and happier.

A child sleeps softly
Instantly, without a care
He trusts his Creator
So can you too
If you do not wish to control
Or to possess all around you
But, just to relish each moment
As if it were your last
Sans any expectation of the result
No ego of the past
No worry of the future
The game of Life
A new game each day
No wins or losses
Playing around for the fun of it all
Playing around for the fun of it all!

I have known people who have faced business losses and were forced to sell their homes. They do not even wish to enter that part of the city now, where they once resided. Could it not be possible for them to be content with the fact that they were a mere tenant in that piece of property for a specific period of time, as per the Lord’s ordain, and have now chosen to relinquish it in favour of a more deserving person? Have we not done this for certain posts too, such as being the president of a social organisation, etc.?

Nothing is constant except change. And change is always for the better. We may choose a status quo situation, but that would tantamount to stagnation and death. It is the troughs and the peaks that should excite us, and not always the placid lake.

The entire Universe is in movement, and so are we…..each moment. The last moment has gone in a swish, and the next moment would do likewise too.
Tick-tock-tick-tock
Each tock following a tick, and each tick following a tock
Who knows which came first; the tock or the tick?
Life is slipping by with each swing of the pendulum, and we do not really have the time to be unhappy. It is really not worth the effort.

Remove the effort
Close your eyes
Take a deep breath in
Exhale with all positivity, for in each exhalation,
You are giving life-producing carbon dioxide to the plant world
Receive nature’s benevolence with each inhalation.
Enrich yourself as only you can, for that is your treasure,
Which you would share with others in need
As you have received, so shall you give.
Be sure that it is only in giving that we shall receive….at the designated time……. all that we need….always.

Amen!

Inspiration

YieldMore was begun with a desire to continue in the celebration of life – it is short but full of love, if we can just trigger the avalanche and find our inner peace and calling.

We have one life to live
So much to give and so much to share
There is love to be found
Just look around
There’s happiness there – Peter Frampton

I should take a minute to recall the Anthem:

Short And Sweet

Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there’s despair in life let me bring hope,
Where there is darkness, Lord, your shining light
And where there’s sadness, ever joy. – the Hymn

Grant him the understanding that each man is free to choose his religion, that none is superior to the other, that each man understands the will of God according to his own nature and the truth of his being… Let us embrace one another and truly accept each other’s faults and limitations as our Lord accepts us. A minutes silence for contemplation and thoughts for world peace. – Imran’s Unspoken Prayer

And Swami Sivananda’s Motto: Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate and Realize.

Which inspired me back in 2015 to say: Learn, Heal, Share, Express, Love & YieldMore.

With that began this verse, a very passionately tended venture to which I dedicated the rest of my life[times] back in November 2013.