Open your heart and broaden your mind
first I'll give you a few real samples of how limited the world of most of us on earth is. the love of these persons is as limited as their horizon is. by truly understanding how LIMITED YOUR world may be - you also may better understand HOW LIMITED YOUR LOVE may be and hence you get a direct love feedback to improve your spiritual situation by broadening your horizon, widening your view, enlarging YOUR WORLD and thus opening YOUR HEARD. the more people YOU include in YOUR ACTIVE LOVE - the more love and bliss may eventually flow back to you from God. remember - energy - such as love and bliss - NEEDS to constantly flow !!
here a few living and experience examples. YOU may find very similar ones
in YOUR surroundings, day after day - by the MILLIONS:
- a man, father of a young girl, married, in the middle of his active
life, computer specialist, getting up every day early morning and by 0900
visiting a hotel, checking the network for a few minutes, then returning
home, making some downloads, working on network, returning around 1600 hrs
to the hotel, checking the network again, having a few beers, playing dice,
at 1700 hrs bringing his wife back home. around 1900 being back in the hotel
for another few beers and dice games. day after day. except Wednesday. 1100
playing dice until late afternoon. and on some weekend days playing in the
dice-league. week after week the life is the same. very few exceptional days.
meeting day after day more or less the same people. getting drunk - more
and more the more the evening hours advance. all his life mainly consists
of: some computer work, drinking beer, playing dice, getting more drunk,
sometimes hugging his daughter (about one year old). no challenge in life,
no real goals in life, ..... day after day almost the same procedure, months
- a women, mother of several children - all working and helping in
household, having a very small store next to the house, married, husband
working out of home. every day getting up around 0600 hrs, preparing food
(with the help of the active daughters), hand-washing laundry, sitting
around for hours, playing cards, eating, smoking, going to bed, little or
no social interaction between her and her family members or neighborhood,
... week after week the life is more or less the same. little contact or
none at all beyond the few dozen people in her immediate neighborhood or
family. her world consists of about 20-30 persons and a few thousand sq.
- another women, mother of a daughter, half day work. early morning
going to work. visiting a few places as part of her work. then returning
home around noon. shopping, sitting at home, chatting to a very few persons,
friends, relatives, once or a very few times a week going out - more or less
always to the same places. once a year going on vacation, usually to the
same places. year after year. a few dozen persons and a few places
make up the "little world" of this rather rich person. no concern about the
true well being of others, ... incarnation after incarnation more or less
the same for thousands of years.
- another man. retired but still in his best years. ex GI, getting
up in the morning hanging around for hours, drinking beer, watching TV -
mainly SUMO wrestling from Japan, playing dice, sometimes complaining about
the world, all day long, week after week. sometimes going to another city,
very few places only. that's it ! no job - as the pension is plenty. no new
goal in life, no challenge, no social activities for the benefit of others.
- another person - may be YOU ??? getting up around 0600 to 0700
Monday through Friday. a little later on weekend days. during working days
taking public transportation - sometimes own car or bicycle to go to work,
depending on season and weather. meeting sometimes same or similar persons
during this short journey. many half awake - half absent from their body.
little or no smile toward others, little or NO talk to others. starting work
around 0800 to 0830 hrs. doing the job more or less good, depending on daily
mood. boss is more or less happy with you - he is doing his job as well as
you just to earn his living. lunchtime out of office for 30 to 60 minutes.
then the remainder of the day in office again. sometimes some meetings or
customers coming to see you. some phone calls. finishing work later in the
afternoon. some shopping, going home, shower, resting, eating, TV, a few
phone calls, going to bed. a few days a week or less meeting some friends
- more or less always the same. a few weekends going different places. once
a year a vacation to a well established tourist place - a little and cleanly
arranged world pretending "everything is fine on this planet - in your world!"
is THIS really YOUR world ?? or do you know a few thousand people more than
any of above existing persons ? a few thousand persons, a few dozen countries,
a few hundred villages, ... but how little is even such a world compared
to God's entire creation!!
how many dozen or hundred places have YOU been visiting on this planet -
or IN YOUR VERY HOME-COUNTRY ??? no money to travel ... then WALK and you
may experience more than when flying or traveling by car. no time .... you
get all reincarnations you ever may need to broaden your horizon and open
have you realized that IN ONE AND THE SAME city, just a few meters away from
your regular daily paths you go, you may find totally "different worlds"
that you may have "successfully avoided for years. or even ON YOUR daily
paths you go, you may have MISSED to see hundreds of person who are there
day after day - since years. homeless, jobless, beggars, lonely, desperate
ones - waiting JUST for YOU to wake up, open your heart and HELP, TALK, SMILE
at them, invite them for dinner or a coffee, or just share some of your LOVE
or RECEIVE THEIR LOVE they might have had ready FOR YOU all the previous
months and years.
find out HOW limited YOUR world is by going fully awake the same paths again
during coming days and weeks, best your entire future. open YOUR EYES, your
awareness, your heart.
FEEL your world, all the persons on your path of life.
take a small notebook along and COUNT approximately
- how many persons you meet -
- how many did smile at you
- how many times did YOU smile at someone
- how many persons did you see that were REALLY happy - smiling from the depth of their hearts
- how many person did exchange AND respond a full and direct EYE to EYE contact with YOU
- how many persons were really sad or lonely or helpless
- how many persons looked like being totally lost in life
- how many persons looked apparently very busy, even stressed and
out of control of their life
- how many persons looked busy - but you realized that they had no
idea what they really were doing
- how many of your neighbors do you really know. what are they doing,
what is their relationship to their parents. what are their fears, sorrows,
problems, goals in life. what are they expecting from life, how did YOU help
them in past or present ? how could you better help them in future ?
- how many person own a house or other large property and how many
are owned by a house or property. do you really know the difference of owning
property or being owned and used by property ?
if you ask yourself these questions NOW these minutes and write the answers
down and then do it again during the next days with an even more widely opened
perception of YOUR WORLD around you in your daily life - you will seek how
little you know about this little planet and how much remains to be learned
during the remainder of eternity !
the more you become aware of your surroundings, the more you apparent
the sorrow of this planet becomes and the more you may start to desire to
become an active part of a living solution to the problems and sorrow of
this part of God's creation.
EVERY child of God can become a living solution for others. a solution-provider
and living healer for the souls being temporarily lost on this planet - far
away from our divine home in God. solutions provider is a job with the highest
possible qualification requirements ever required for any job in the entire
creation - LOVE - but it also is a job with an ever increasing challenge
and reward. a job with en eternal and infinite opportunities to grow and
grow, to expand your horizon AND love into INFINITY for the remainder of
what sounds more challenging to you:
being part of a living solution to others
being part of a living problem and illness of creation
? ? ? ?
how many cultures have you physically visited in this
present incarnation, how many different countries do you know from personal
and direct experiences and visits, how many different religions have you
been experiencing among your friends and neighborhood - what are the differences
in their mentality, how many different levels of spiritual development can
you recognize within "YOUR WORLD" ???? if you have precise POSITIVE
answers to most of above questions - then you are quite aware of your surrounding
and the people living around you and on this planet - else "your world" within
God's entire creation may be smaller than a single sand-crystal compared
to the entire planet earth. open up your eyes and heart, start to actually
experience and FEEL all your surrounding, all people, all animals, all plant
life, start to FEEL the emotions, fears and sorrows of all others and grow
to become again what God made once a long time ago - a divine child of God
- made to the image of God, aware of ALL at any time.
with love and divine bliss
All Spiritual lessons for life - Cyberspace Ashram for Kriya Yoga, God and Love