Friday, 16 December 2011

Everything is in you


Posting a inspirational story from Power of now novel

 A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a
stranger walked by. "Spare some change?" mumbled the beggar, mechanically
holding out his old baseball cap. "I have nothing to give you," said the stranger. Then
he asked: "What's that you are sitting on?" "Nothing," replied the beggar. "Just an old
box. I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember." "Ever looked inside?"
asked the stranger. "No," said the beggar. "What's the point? There's nothing in
there." "Have a look inside," insisted the stranger. The beggar managed to pry open
the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with
gold.
I am that stranger who has nothing to give you and who is telling you to look
inside. Not inside any box, as in the parable, but somewhere even closer: inside
yourself.
"But I am not a beggar," I can hear you say.
Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being
and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have
great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment,
for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only
includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.
The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some super-human
accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural
state of felt oneness with Being. It is a state of connectedness with something
immeasurable and indestructible, something that, almost paradoxically, is essentially
you and yet is much greater than you. It is finding your true nature beyond name and
form. The inability to feel this connectedness gives rise to the illusion of separation,
from yourself and from the world around you. You then perceive yourself,
consciously or unconsciously, as an isolated fragment. Fear arises, and conflict within
and without becomes the norm.


Thanks to Author of Power of now

7 comments:

  1. Hello!
    Thank you for visiting my blog! it is very pleasing to see that different nations spend, and links can be made.
    Yet now, I'm not very hard on the internet! between my house in the city and of the campaign, preparations for Christmas also, but I think that for everyone it's the same!
    But I have a little time today because it is very cold outside, and the first snowfall begins.
    I see that you are in Mumbai! I have friends in this city that I visit home every year
    You should not thank me for pictures. if I made ​​it with my heart.
    December 25 is near, celebrate Christmas!
    Peace and love in this beautiful Christmas Day!
    Every moment spent with loved ones is essential to our growth and our happiness.
    The Christmas party is a great opportunity to show our full commitment, and hope that all your wishes come true
    My greatest wish is peace between the countries.
    And that happiness and joy can be read in the eyes of every child on earth.
    Children have lots of love to share
    Adults should let their child's heart ...
    In all,
    That Christmas and New Year 2012 is synonymous for you Peace, Happiness, Joy, Love, Health
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012
    very friendly
    Chris
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  2. May this Christmas be beautiful.
    The heart is filled with desires and dreams.
    that color life and deprive it of any monotony!
    May this festival do the best wishes,
    and can she take all the colors of true happiness!
    Merry Christmas!
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  3. Hello!
    Thank you for your comment, I really appreciated!
    It brings a little heat on France, or we need it, here we are in winter and during the night, the temperature is negative.
    This does not have in mind a party at the end of 2011.
    Good meal and champagne accompany all this.
    But all good times, we should not be forgotten that many people in the world, will not eat and does not even have a roof dormir.c is the shame of our civilization.
    Every day is unique,
    Each year is a promise of joy and discovery.
    The year 2012 is a special year for you,
    Thousands of small joys embellish your life,
    And that this new year be for you a year of all the achievements, professional success and personal success
    I wish you a very pleasant day
    friendly
    Chris

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  4. very inspirational....great story with such a momentous teaching :)

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  5. @saikat yes it will inspire till u want :)

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