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Did you forget to change your pillow covers lately

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As I changed the pillow covers on my bed today, the thought struck that I may as well share a useful tip with readers, something we all know but forget so often. I also I took a picture of my bed as shown above for this brief post.
All of us know the importance of cleanliness and this begins with our selves and then proceeds to our surroundings. Cleanliness is the beginning of a good quality of life, it is also the beginning of yoga next to basic morality of truth and non-violence ( see here)
One item of cleanliness is to change our bathing towels and bed linen regularly. However, due to the rush of life, many of us forget to do that every now and then. That cannot be the best thing for one’s sleep, dreams and health. While one may wait a few days more to change bed sheets, do not forget to change pillow covers more often. They are a small light item of bed linen therefore one can easily afford extra sets that can be washed more frequently. That is what is next to your face, eyes, n…

Secluded Corners of the Garden

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Some earlier posts have mentioned that while times of peace and happiness in life are times to enjoy and appreciate life, hard times are for learning; that is when a soul may evolve most if the message is handled properly. It is lesson time at school and the students who pay attention to the teacher, in this case, Father Universe go on to excel in life. However, that is not the only way to evolve. Knowledge and wisdom may also be attained in  quiet communion with nature. That is how many saints have begun going on to deeper practices involving seclusion, renunciation and meditation. It can also be found through compassionate service to poor, children and other vulnerable life.
Dear friends do spend some time alone in natural surroundings and experience the results for your self.  It is the most joyous way available for humans to evolve. If you are an urban person and have some space for a garden then one can develop natural green spots there too for a daily exposure aside from trips t…

Sin in Our Past

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It is natural that as one goes through life one shall do some good deeds as well as some wrong, even sinful ones. Often when we reflect on our past, we regret the wrongs we have done. However, the great spiritual works of all times assure all that even if the worst of sinners turn their course for good, they shall be speedily rescued from the mess and misery they may have created in their pasts. They must draw solace from the fact that they have realized their mistake because one can go through much of life even without realizing it.
But some ask, all that is fine but I suffered loss because of my wrong deeds and errors; what about that? Dear reader, that is gone and lost in the mists of past, why worry about it. In any case, you would not have taken the gains to a new life and beyond. What shall go with you are your wisdom, knowledge and evolution and most of it comes when we suffer loss and go through hard times, at least for ordinary humans. It is only the saints who can acquire si…

Heart-closed and Heart-open persons

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There is an earlier post and a story about two kinds of persons in the world, the palms down and palms up people. Humans can be classified into two types based on numerous other criteria. One more is the heart-open and heart-closed persons. It is easy to pick up the hearts open persons as those who love little children - babies and infants. The moment they see them, their love begins to flow outwards towards them. The reference here is not to one’s own children and not to all children because even among infants are unfortunate depressed ones that do not always inspire love.
On the other hand, the heart-closed persons have their emotions turned inwards and generally ignore little children when they see them. Perchance they were to pick up a baby, the baby will start crying immediately for babies can sense love and put-on much better than grown ups who can who be conned easily with synthetic words and gestures.
The heart-open persons lead happier, more meaningful lives for they are the…

Gratitude

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“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
Meister Eckhart

There is a reason to be thankful Every moment we breathe Magic in a new day A night to rest and sleep Times of hardship with much to learn To make days that follow sweet