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Twinkies and Root Beer

 

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of Root Beer and he started his journey.

Twinkies Boy

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. 

The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons. 

Twinkies Feeding
The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. 
He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie.
Twinkies
The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at boy.
His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer.
Again, the man smiled at him. The boy was delighted!
They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.
As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the man, and gave him a hug.
The man gave him his biggest smile ever.
Twinkies Hug
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later,
 his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face.
 She asked him, “What did you do today that made you so happy?
 
“He replied, “I had lunch with God.”
 But before his mother could respond, he added,
“You know what? God’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”
 
Meanwhile, the elderly man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home.
His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked,
” Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?”
He replied, “I ate Twinkies in the park with God.”
However, before his son responded, he added,
” You know, he’s much younger than I expected.”
 
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
 a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment,
or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
 
~author unknown~
Story shared by my sweetheart, my wife, Siham.

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My Life Ring

I am learning something new and as a part of the exercise we were introduced to My Life Ring activity. It had such profound effects that I decided to post it on my blog too.

Exercise Instruction

Draw your Life Ring. You can use the template above, or create your own template. Focus on roughly 5-9 major life arenas where you will invest your time, with self, family, work, and community (SFWC). Put your “master in the middle”; this is the primary driving force behind all your decisions – and in every life, there can only be one master. If you try to have more than one master, eventually your Life will intersect events so that you have an “identity quake”, and must choose your primary master. Under each arena bubble, list those most important habits that you will commit to each day or each week. This is not simply a “to do list”, but a list of habits. When the Life Ring has a clear “master in the middle”, 5-9 arenas, and a short list of habits under each arena, it is complete.

Here is a sample but don’t let this color your imagination and vision. Go on, share what you think is main force behind your decisions and choices.

Life-Ring1

 

 

Would love to see what other thinks and come up with.

 

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I found this simply amazing.

half moon yoga

chakra 2In our body we have 7 spinning orbs of energy called chakras. They start at the base of our spine and move up to our crown with the seventh one being located in the head. Each chakra is represented by a different colour, symbol and sound. If our charkras spin widely out of control or become sluggish and blocked we can become out of control or stuck mentally or physically. Yoga helps move the energy freely around these spinning orbs, keeping everything in balance. So if you want to annoy your friend or Mother in law consult this handy chart below and you can then tell them what chakra they have blocked and how to fix it. Good luck with that. However don’t go to the Doctor and tell them your root chakra needs unblocking, you may not make it home.

1. Root Chakra – Represents our foundation and feeling…

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The Guest House by Rumi

The Guest House

Flow

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

 

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

As an unexpected visitor.

 

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

 

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.

 

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

 

This is a translation of a Poem by a great Sufi Master Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi of Konya.

I dedicate this post to my fellow seekers at Meet up group called “Rumi Poetry – My Soul is My Guide”.

(Translation courtesy : Coleman Barks)

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Where is Home to You?

Well, we can see this question in spiritual context and that would be another discussion.

Here is a TED Talk that I came across during my study (By the way I am learning on MOOC these days). It touched my heart so I came back to blog to share it with you all.

Where is home for you?

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