Our World Can Be Beautiful

Our outer world is a reflection of our inner world. Take care of our inner world and plant the seeds of goodness & love. All other things will fall into place.

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Did you smile today?

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Understanding Silence

Always, many people have the chance to experience and undergo a much greater life; it is one’s choice.

Abundance, peace and happiness are one’s inheritance that is only achieved when one practices centering and quieting the mind. It is not easy to achieve, especially in a very noisy society, but it can be done.

The mind is constantly noisy. It is constantly invaded by our thoughts. Such time, when the streams of thoughts are blocked off, a different section of the mind that which is bestowed with the capability of transforming knowledge into virtually usable concepts becomes active.

The moment that busy thoughts recedes, silence then go deep into the mind. Your present thoughts, knowledge transform into constructive ideas and intellectual thinking should all stop in order for that silence can enter the mind.

However, how this can be achieved is a challenge. Our chattering mind is never quiet, and through the mouth, it expresses itself.

Meditation provides an entryway so as to calm the mind and retrieve answers beyond the problem. Where the body requires regular exercise to retain its strength, so does the mind needs constant practice to quiet down its unpredictable feelings and thoughts.

To silence the mind one needs the courage so to release and set free your past. One has to forgo the inflicted pain upon which one attains a certain sense of character which traps one in his past.

To silence the mind, one also needs the courage to release his expectation, fear and doubts about the future and to only live only for the present, which the only period and phase of one’s life that one can and should exist.

It is only by existing in the present that success and failure no longer offer one the identity to which one depends. It is when one connects to the quietness underneath one’s mental commotion that one finds inner peace. It is 'here' alone, the present that one can forgive and live in abundance as one has left all his negative baggage behind.

Thursday, 13 December 2007


Have you ever come across some occasions where you wish that someone could do something to the situation?

A few days ago, while watching a documentary series, they were featuring countries such as Vietnam, Mongolia and other 3rd World countries where the children are being exploited to work in the bricks factories, child prostitution or the rubbish dump to earn a living. I was thinking to myself why can’t someone help these children? In my heart, I was wishing that someone could be there to help them.

At that moment, a thought arises that why can’t that someone be me? It occurs to me that we often wish for things to happen by someone else’s effort and all we do is sit back to “watch the show”. Why can’t we take some actions and be that someone?

Realizing what a bum I am, I look up the internet and happened to find World Vision, a charitable organization actively involved in community projects in these 3rd world countries and they also have a child sponsored program.

While I could not be physically there to help these people, I donated a sum of money to World Vision to support the initiative they are working on. I really admired the real angels who are volunteering their time to help out in these projects. They are the true someone. At this point, I am still not the true someone, but at least I take an action to contribute instead of wishing that someone could do something.

Hopefully, there aren’t many bums like me around. With Christmas just round the corner, it is a good time to open our heart and share our generosity. Why not take some actions and be someone today?

Monday, 3 December 2007


Hot and cold cannot coexist
They are relativity
Every moment is a comparison and judgment

~ Spiritual Master