Saturday, August 3, 2013


This quote was a timely one when I saw it this morning in my inbox. As usual sent by Mr. Quote Man --- he never fails. He's an online friend of several years now... a good one. Says that his objective is to make me write and write more and that he hopes to bonk the 'writer's block' I often complain about. Well, he seems to be succeeding.

The quote he sent today........

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but
for the heart to conquer it.”
-- (Rabindranath Tagore)

I say timely because in the past few days I have been receiving messages of pain hurt frustration from fb friends. Just wishing to let go of such heavy feelings in the heart and mind. I feel for them because I have been there too and there's no promise that I won't ever again. Neither too with the rest of humanity. Life's goal is to bring us through struggles not because it has such a mean devilish streak in it but more so because as gold is passed through the fire, we should too if we are to become wiser.. stronger.. in mind heart and soul. The best lessons are learned in and through pain, as we often heard that said.

Not easy and the least welcome I agree. But that's the way the cookie crumbles, as they say it is. Even God in the book says that he won't take away the pain nor make life easy... but he promised that he would be close, very close, that we will never be alone. And if we are to delve deeper into his life experiences, we will see that he himself had his own share of suffering. That, I believe, is set down as the blueprint of our earthly lives.

Most of life, the bigger stuff of life, is beyond our control.... the weather, changes in the environment - in the universe - in the world - in life - in people. We can't have these to our preferences or design in any way. It will do what it has been designed to do by Someone up there or by its sole nature.

What we have control over, I think and believe, is our attitude perception belief or even our response towards everything happening in our day in our lives. What happens to us may be greater than our strength or resources... but how we respond to it is where our power lies.

Here's what......

You know you have it in you. How do I know that? You're still standing. You still wake up in the morning, get up and out of bed, and face the day with who you are and with what you have. That clearly is an indication of the power working in you. And you do that one day after the other as life happens to you. The Power works every time!

That Power has a real name. It's called by that simply because not many understand its real name. nor believe that it really works. Its name is ..... GOD.

Have a God-filled day, everyone!
Blessings await you far beyond measure.


  1. That was a brilliant post and the exposition of the quote cannot be bettered.One feels stronger and more confident after reading these few lines.
    How I wish you write everyday on the quotes you come across.It would be a valuable compendium for youngsters who are yet to pass through the grind of life with its ups and downs.

    1. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Truly reading your comment is such a delight and an inspiration.

      I guess in some way the goal has been achieved with the writing... and that is to say that we are one in our joys and sufferings. Basically we are the same. And that truthfully there is a power that resides within us which is our great source of strength and courage as we take on our respective journeys in life.

      Thank you, KP, for dropping by and for your comment. It's so appreciated. Blessings!

  2. I am one of the very few , who is blessed to receive the morning blessings quotes from Mr. K. Parthasarathy sir. Your write up on one of his messages that he sent, has taken it to another level. Keep writing!

    1. WELCOME to the blog, Chitra! :-)

      Indeed KP is doing such a good service and blessing in sharing wonderful wisdom quotes, such as that in the post. Each one of the quotes he steadily sends connects with life experiences giving good seed for the writing.

      Thank you for coming by and for your kind comment. It is appreciated.

      Blessings to you and your family.


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