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
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
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.