Feeling lost?

Do you feel lost in this journey of life? Are you looking for a navigation system to help you?

Look no far. Your emotions/feelings are trying to help you. Do not resist them. Listen to them. Understand the message they convey.

The Guest House

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.

— Rumi

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The inner weather

I live in Chennai. The last few Decembers have been very eventful here. We had heavy rains, cyclones, floods. Come December, weather is on everyone’s mind. We are very cautious. We check the weather often.

Taking the cue from this, one thing that may help us in our daily lives is to check our “internal weather”. Especially on a Monday morning 🙂 Understand what exactly is happening inside. What are we feeling right now? Relaxed and sunny? Cloudy? Is there a storm brewing? And act accordingly.

“The birds have vanished into the sky,
and now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.” – Li Po

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