"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Sunday, 12 June 2011

it is sunday after all

i am not usually one to forward inspirational emails and those chain letter type emails.  i sometimes get irritated when i open an attachment and get hit with words which are a whole lot of drivel but with amazing pictures and music.  99 times out of 100 it is stuff you have read before but with different pictures and music and then that 1 time out of 100 it hits you and you think "wow" but you are still not 100% sure about passing it on to your friends.  this week however i came upon the same message 4 times - once on facebook, one email and twice while looking for some pictures on my last posting about the camino de santiago (is someone trying to tell me something?).  i had never read them before and have found myself thinking quite a bit about these simple principles.  so being a sunday (3 in the morning and i cannot sleep) i thought i would share with you:-

“The Four Principles of Spirituality”

The First Principle states:
“Whomsoever you encounter is the right one”

This means that no one comes into our life by chance. Everyone who is around us, anyone with whom we interact, represents something, whether to teach us something or to help us improve a current situation.

The Second Principle states:
“Whatever happened is the only thing that could have happened”

Nothing, absolutely nothing of that which we experienced could have been any other way. Not even in the least important detail. There is no “If only I had done that differently…, then it would have been different…” No. What happened is the only thing that could have taken place and must have taken place for us to learn our lesson in order to move forward. Every single situation in life which we encounter is absolutely perfect, even when it defies our understanding and our ego.

The Third Principle states:
“Each moment in which something begins is the right moment”

Everything begins at exactly the right moment, neither earlier nor later. When we are ready for it, for that something new in our life, it is there, ready to begin.

This is the Fourth Principle, the final one:

“What is over, is over”

It is that simple. When something in our life ends, it helps our evolution. That is why, enriched by the recent experience, it is better to let go and move on.
It is no coincidence that you’re here reading this.
If these words strike a chord, it’s because you understand that not one single snowflake falls accidentally in the wrong place!

Be good to yourself. Love with your whole being. Always be happy.

wise words - no need to say anymore.
(thanks matt for use of thailand pics)

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