To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the Ultimate Purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done—this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.
Here’s another beautiful quote from Tools to Life that captured my appreciation. I was chuckled by the last sentence in the quote, “this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.” Waste my days? Personally speaking, I think we are born only to fulfill our desires. Once our desires are fulfilled it turns into knowledge in our memory. That is the reason why I think, our life has only as much meaning as we give it. So why not adopt the attitude quoted above?
Yesterday I attended an online meditation session with Steve Gagaghen of Contact List Builders that I am a member of and enjoyed it.
Meditation as defined by Patanjali’s Yoga sutras is to empty the mind of all thoughts and that is what we tried to do in this session, albeit for only 15 minutes. The point that was discussed is that a thought has power only when you attach emotion to it and give your focus to it. When we sit in observation of our thoughts like a witness in a non judgmental manner then they lose their hold on us, and that lightens our mind. Longer periods of meditation give us more control in the kind of thoughts and number of thoughts we entertain. This also helps us relieve our tensions from unnecessary worrying and releasing the thought for the divine to fulfill our wishes.
Our life is one long dream wherein we strive to fulfill our desires. Lately, I have been so caught up in that striving that sometimes life seems such a challenge and so stressful. Being an entrepreneur and always being on line, like so many others, I sometimes forget to take some time off from the computer to relax and enjoy the simple things of life. So taking 15 minutes of my time for this online meditation session was refreshing, rejuvenating and relaxing. The music and the guided meditation were soothing and stress relieving. I would highly recommend to everyone the weekly Morning Motivator sessions on line Monday thru Friday at 10 am EST. Come on over and check it out and share your light.