Life is a Journey – living the moment!

I would like to share this message I received from a friend of mine today. I think it is another good reminder how important it is to consistently evaluate what is really essential for us in our lives, and to focus on these things that are most important to us by living in the present moment, being aware of our actions and moving towards who we truly are and what we desire.

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A friend of mine opened his wife’s underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:

‘This, – he said – isn’t any ordinary package.’

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

‘She got this the first time we went to New York, 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on, was saving it for a special occasion.

Well, I guess this is it. He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.
He turned to me and said: ‘Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in your life is a special occasion’.

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less. I sit without worrying about anything and just relax. I spend more time with my family & friends and less at work.

Money is to be spent not saved.
I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through. Life is a journey, not a destination.

I no longer keep anything.
I use crystal glasses every day.
I’ll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.
I don’t save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.

I go out with my friends whenever I want to rather than thinking I don’t have the spare money or time.

The words ‘Someday…’ and ‘ One Day….’ are fading away from my dictionary.

If it’s worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now…
I don’t know what my friend’s wife would have done if she knew she wouldn’t be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.
I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.  She might have told everyone how much she loved them.
I’d like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favourite food.
It’s these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come..

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.

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Let us live in the present, enjoy every second of it, as every single moment is precious, every little thing matters, and everything you do right now directs your life towards your own destiny.

Being aware of the here and now empowers us in being able to make the decisions and take the actions that we conciously choose to steer into a more powerful, a more positive and inspiring future ahead of us.

One that allows us to just be and smile, because it is based on what we truelly desire from within ourselves, a life that portrays who we really are without sacrifices, without limitations…

Think about it…

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  1. Brahmakumaris
    32 Qualities of ShivBaba
    01 Self-luminous point of light
    02 The truth, living and blissful being
    03 The image of immortality
    04 Residence of incorporeal
    05 Immune to birth and death
    06 Immune to happiness & sorrow
    07 Ocean of Purity
    08 Ocean of Peace
    09 Ocean of Love
    10 Ocean of Wisdom
    11 Knower of beginning, middle & end of the cosmic world
    12 Knows the depth of karma philosophy
    13 Benefactor of universe
    14 Seed of the human world tree
    15 Source of all virtues
    16 Creator of Trimurti – Brahma, Vishnu & Shankar
    17 Establishes golden aged world through Brahma
    18 Sustain the deity world through Vishnu
    19 Destroys the viscious world through Shankar
    20 Supreme father, teacher & sat-guru
    21 True sermonizer of Gita
    22 Takes the boat of life across
    23 Liberates of all viscious
    24 Liberates from the fear of death
    25 Bestower of divine intellect
    26 Bestower of divine insight
    27 Bestower of Joy
    28 Bestower of Bliss
    29 Remover of sorrow & bestower of happiness
    30 Bestower of liberation and life with liberation
    31 Transforms stone intellect into golden intellect
    32 Transforms ordinary human beings into Sri Narayan

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