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Beautiful yet ‘Love deprived world’

Is this statement relevant for how many? Can I say that I could include myself also in it. To some extent we live in a love deprived world. And particularly the victims of this love deprivation are children, elders and the poor. It may include us also.

Paul Dolan in his well researched book titled “Happiness by Design,” talks about ‘Pleasure-Purpose-Principle-the PPP. He talks about the necessity of feeling both in a proportionate way. A true happy life according to him contains lots of positive sentiments of pleasure and purpose. In modern world what people lack is the balance between the two and some gone too far in seeking only one and feel the absence of the other. According to me reception and sharing of genuine love has to be part of pleasure seeking attitudes we all have.

There are people who due to love deprivation are seeking compensations in wrong place and all the more get hurt. It includes various kinds of addictions, empty pleasure seeking needs, exploiting others for one’s own satisfaction, unhealthy compensations and power cravings. What one could do to overcome these unhealthy needs?

Practice of love

Try love in your context and experience the joy of being loved. I have seen people bubbling with new energy and strength when they feel being love.

Love Circle

We need to create genuine love circles where people could experience unconditional love in God’s name in their own family and outside. It could be a zone where people are saturated with such an abundance of love and they can afterwards share or are propelled to go and share.IMG-20170623-WA0012

We need schooling in love and genuine moments of meaning in love.

For more insights you may visit:

http://charlesalphonse.blogspot.it/2017/10/a-longing-for-love.htmlhttp://purnarita.blogspot.it/2017/10/spirituality-of-love.html

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Do you know RTU?

Do you know RTU?It is a home for the unreached children founded by Br. James Kimpton, a man of deep insight and creativity. He passed to his eternal aboard on 7th October.Br.James-3

Had a great foresight and much before Indian education system could think he had designed a curriculum which placed students well-being at the centre. The pedagogy helped every child to grow in self-esteem and learn with dignity. And most of the teachers are also the children who grew in RTU. In a world where education is commercialised Br. James Kimpton has created a new culture of education with simplicity and smartness.

Model Social Worker

Br. James Kimpton had innovative social work projects which include mobile science labs to cater to the poor school children who have less access to lab facility. For drinking water they had free bore well project which helped the remote villagers find good water drink at their vicinity. The housing project was yet again another innovation where in a very low budget (around 1100 euros) a decent house was built for the homeless with basic facilities. The materials were all prepared by the staff of RTU, most of which are made of cement and iron rods.

Let us pay our homage to this great Father of the Humanity and follow his inspiration to live a life of generosity and selfless service to the needy.

For further inspiration visit:

http://purnarita.blogspot.co.il/2017/10/br-james-kimpton-passionately.html

www.rtuindia.org

 

Purnarita ways: Healing the memories

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My purnarita seminars always aim at helping the participants identify the unhealed memories and do something to heal them. A person who attempt to become aware of his unhealed past will be inspired to do something to heal those memories. When healing is effected there is a change in mindset and free flow of positive energy.

Healing of one’s past memories is not one day’s work but it is a continued search into integration. You are welcome to get healed and help others this way.

Let you receive healing from the Creator who is ever generous in healing us all!

You are welcome to  visit the Blogs to inspire you on Purnarita:

http://charlesalphonse.blogspot.it/2017/09/purnarita-ways-tuning-oneself-to-be.html

http://purnarita.blogspot.it/2017/09/purnarita-ways.html

 

Purnarita courses in India-2017

 

Purnarita 

A Journey into Passionately Optimistic Integration

With NLP Optimism, Mind Power & Mood Designing for Harmonious Integration

Purnarita’ means blending physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual aspects of life to be fully alive and human. Losing the passion & optimism in life is due to the stress, competition, and demands of the hectic lives that one is pushed into.. On the path to purnarita, this course will lead one into the world of Neuroscience, Mood Design, NLP Optimism, Logosynthesis, Inner Healing and Spiritual Integration in a Spiritual (Franciscan) Way.

Specific Focus It will begin with a gradual inner journey of identifying the aspects and issues that need care and attention. This awareness will lead one to make use of the therapies and instruments to heal the past and strengthen oneself.  The healing effected will activate the excellence and creative potentials to be successful in one’s respective filed. The culmination is to travel beyond inner journey into contemplation of God which will lead to a spiritual integration along with the excellence.

Methodology

Eclectic methods are used to accompany the participants to begin the journey into harmonious integration. Throughout the seminar there will be an invitation to be optimistic in order to become aware of the God given wonders, blessings, powers within and outside. One will personally experience the power and effect of being passionately positive and loving as God does always. For a trained counselor, it would be a time for updating the NLP & other therapies useful in helping people handle their life concerns with creative configuration and grow healthily. Getting introduced to creative tools like: Recent Mind Power Research, Brain Gym/Dance & Smart Habits.  Participants will be helped to evolve a design for personal, social & spiritual Integration.

First session:

27th Nov – 1st December 2017- at FISI, Bangalore, India

 Email-  shanthisadhana93@gmail.com

+91/80 2860 5015, +91/80 25996138, Director, Shanthi Sadhana Institute of Spirituality, R.V. College Post, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560 059, India

The Second: 

Purnarita at Anugraha – 18-22, Dec 2017

Capuchin Institute for Psychotherapy & Research, Dindigul, Tamilnadu, S. India

=>Course for Personal Growth and Healing (Open to all)

(During this course healing sessions are conducted every evening)

18th to 22nd Dec 2017 – at Anugraha, Dindigul Tamilnadu , India (www.anugraha.info) anugrahacentre@gmail.com

Capuchin Institute For Counselling and Psychotherapy, Nochiodaipatty, Natham Road,
Dindigul Tamil Nadu – 624003, South India, Tel 0091-451-2550100, 9486486899

Visit these blogs for related topics and get inspired:

http://purnarita.blogspot.it

https://charlesalphonse.blogspot.com

Enjoy this scenic Splendour from Guatemala

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Dream for a war-free world

It is beautiful attitude to pray together for peace as sisters and brothers of the same cosmos. Pope Francis invited the whole world today (8th June) to pray for peace. It has a meaning and power. When we wish good and peace for others it comes back to us also.

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One of our friends said this: “I have a strange dream of a world reality where all the arms produced in the world should vanish one day and men and women, if they want to fight, should have only one option that is to use their hands to express their anger and no other means.”   There is a earning in all of us that this world become a safer place for which let us do something everyday. It could start with a prayer and then having good thought about others.

Let there be peace, harmony, security and happiness for all.

Smile with/without technology

One of my professors has limited use of the computers and mobile phone. He purposefully uses the landline to communicate with many persons known to him. But sometimes he smiles at others who complain that their system has erased all their data. The secret of his serenity is the wisdom filled understanding that he cannot know everything but has to know basic things essential for his meaningful life and the job he is involved. Although we have gone very far in technology, the old system of hand written notes still holds good for privacy.

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A balance in informing us of the blessings of modern gadgets and its use can be of help. Traditional ways like using a note book for notes, using the land line phone, purposeful avoidance of mobile use for some days when one takes time out could make us serene amidst the stress of the technology filled world. Going green sometimes and be with the nature bare footed to enjoy our original connections with nature. Some old technology still holds good and each of us have to look back and have access to them.

World market with its creative manipulations is going to make us nervous if we are not careful about our priorities and choices. Lack of emotional strength and affectivity is affecting our young people mostly while facing job related technological challenges. The confusion is about what to choose and the how of it? The seductive and persuasive nature of the media, in this Android Generation is that it can convince us of certain things which may not actually be important. Creative and innovative thinking while realistically caring for oneself with true values, will brighten up our future. There could be a day in our week when we don’t use or have minimum use of mobile and other gadgets. Some of us if cheated & carried away by the media sometimes, it is understandable. But if majority in the world lack critical and deeper thinking where would we end? Manipulative market will say,  we also have to live…!

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You are welcome to read a related article with the Title: “Technological Temptations & Heads down” at: http://charlesalphonse.blogspot.it/2017/

Technological temptations & heads down

 

Handling loneliness

Loneliness can affect us very deeply and there are people who seem to have no hope out of it. But one can take attitudes and make noble choices which can bring true meaning.

This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was empty, it had no meaning. So, the lady went to visit a counselor to seek out happiness. The counselor called over the old lady who cleaned the office floors. The counselor then said to the rich lady “I’m going to ask Mary here to tell u how she found happiness. All I want u to do is listen to her.” So the old lady put down her broom and sat on a chair and told her story:

“Well, my husband died of malaria and three months later my only son was killed by a car. I had nobody. I had nothing left. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat, I never smiled at anyone, I even thought of taking my own life. Then one evening a little kitten followed me home from work. Somehow I felt sorry for that kitten. It was cold outside, so I decided to let the kitten in. I got some milk, and the kitten licked the plate clean. Then it purred and rubbed against my leg and, for the first time in months, I smiled.

Then I stopped to think, if helping a little kitten could make me smile, may be doing something for people could make me happy. So, the next day I baked some biscuits and took them to a neighbor who was sick in bed. Every day I tried to do something nice for someone. It made me so happy to see them happy. Today, I don’t know of anybody who sleeps and eats better than I do. I’ve found happiness, by giving it to others.” When she heard this, the rich lady cried. She had everything that money could buy, but she had lost the things which money cannot buy. “The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are; but on how happy others can be because of you…”

And so what then we need to be and do?

Happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey. Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now. Happiness is not dependency, it is a decision. Happiness is what you are, not what you have.Baby's love

And if you are happy please pass it on through your generosity. Our world is further sustained by caring, affectionate and generous people. Let us do our part.

(Thanks to the author who created this story & to Fr. Sibi Ofm Cap for sharing this insightful story. And if you know the name of the author,  do let us know).