Day #25: 50 days of gratitude

Half way mark!

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Thank you for reading this. Without you, this post would not exist. Have you thought about that? Yes, you! You and I together have created this message. This message cannot exist if you have not seen it. Can you clap with just one hand? You need two hands or surfaces to create the clap. So is a message. You need a sender and a receiver and together they create the message. The sender may mean one thing, the receiver may understand another, but together there is a message that gets internalized and owned by the receiver.

Think about this. Everything in your world and reality is made up of things you believe are there because you were told about it, read about it, saw it, experienced it, etc. Without your engagement with it, that part of creation cannot exist, till you encounter it. What you don’t know doesn’t exist, isn’t it?

Let us imagine a story together. There was this jungle boy who had never seen any humans before and had grown up with flora and fauna for company. He wanders into a suburban area, hungry and confused from a concussion on his head. The passer byes mistake him for a lost traveler and clothe him. He signals that he is hungry and a kind hearted gentleman presses some currency notes into his hand and points him towards an eatery. This boy goes to the eatery, points to what he wants to eat and when asked for money, shakes his head. The eatery owner refuses to part with the food till he gets his money and this poor boy has no idea that the paper that he had stuffed into his pocket was the money that this man wanted in return for the food.  Would he go hungry that day? Yes.

We are all like that poor boy. We have talents, resources, potential and more tucked inside ourselves but we go about like lost souls seeking for alms and forbearance from others. God made us self-sufficient and gave us enough to deal with life. We seek doctors to cure a common cold when the resources to fight it, is within us. We seek soothsayers and holy men to tell us that our life will get better and the dark clouds around us will disappear while all we need to do is to go about our duties aligning ourselves to our higher goals and the results will show up sooner or later.

When any situation shows up in your life, that means you have the resources to deal with it and you are expected to dig in and find it. That’s why the Creator has sent it to you. Find the power within and connect with the power without you and your ability to tap into it.

Help yourself. Help your neighbour. Make this life journey a little easier for each other. Relate and celebrate with each other. That’s the reason why we are put here, to find our higher good through relating with each other and the environment in a healthy and harmonious manner.

Thank you for reading this and following my blog.

Explore. Enquire. Exhilarate.

Be happy!

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