A child is born with overflowing ecstasy , I am sure you have seen a child smiling by oneself, passing smiles to strangers, playing with her own hands and legs. Not bothered about who is observing, how is she dressed or looks. The child just enjoys her being. By seeing or being with the child there is a sense of bliss a sense of joy which not many can resist. However as we grow this ecstasy should actually grow manifolds just like our height and weight 😛 but somehow as we grow we lose that treasure of ecstasy somewhere on our path to adulthood. It is then we start our unending search for happiness. We start living our lives in Pursuit of Happiness.
This Pursuit for Happiness starts when you start identifying with your sense of self ,with your body, your looks, money, status your needs followed by a constant comparison and contrast outside of us.More than 10% of the population is depressed and has no sense of direction in life. They are all just trying to live and be happy. Some of you are happy with your addictions of smoke, alcohol, money and relationships as this gives happiness for the time being. Once it is over you look for the next trigger to make you happy and life just continues.
Sometimes our happiness or struggle for being happy becomes driven by self that we forget how adversely it can impact people around us. It has become very important for us to realize that life was given not to just come and live to fulfill our own physical, emotional or mental desires it is meant to live this life to your full potential. It is about being a better version of yourself everyday in your life.
Lately we started the “This Diwali Make A Wish” event to pay gratitude to strangers considering them as angels of manifestation/source/God, the gift was given specially to strangers because most of us are comfortable to share with people we know. This was also done to avoid people at the receiving end to feel obligated to return this gift. The event is a huge success please find the link to the album for the pictures of the participants with their Gratitude Angels.
When we extend our sense of self ; by dis identifying with the thought “this is me this is not me” we will have no need to introduce people to what is right or what is not, what is morality , what is love. This is because once you start understanding the concept of oneness there is nothing as me and nothing as you. This realization does not happen for many of us over lifetimes. We have observed this in history and even today people are fighting over religions, land. money and some in the name of their happiness.As they have a strong sense of ‘What is Me and What is not Me’
As per my teacher Master Choa Kok Sui, service is an active meditation. In this event we used MCKS Twin Hearts Meditation and Great Invocation (A World Prayer) to bless Earth for happiness and peace. Master Choa’s words It is in Giving we Receive was the foundation of the event. When we increase the radius of our sense of self and reach out to people; sharing our selves , time, money, effort through service we are actually opening our heart (Chakra) for a larger love affair; A LOVE AFFAIR WITH LIFE.
So many of the participants were feeling that warmth, the extreme sense of satisfaction, love and gratitude while meeting and greeting these Gratitude Angels. For some of them this was their first encounter with the Love Affair with Life. I could see that immense joy on the faces and the child like spirit with which they wanted to go again and gift people as they were loving that wonderful feeling. These feelings can never be explained , the only way is to experience it.
So get involved with life, get involved with people and situations that bring joy around. Life is a beautiful love affair why restrict it to a few people? Whether people reciprocate or they do not, it should not matter because love is not about them it is all about who you are from within. Connect with that limitless source of ecstasy that lies within the child in you.
May all your wishes materialize rapidly and properly. So Be it.
Lots of Love – Sargam