A message if you are suffocating with life burdens.
One of the biggest struggle initially for me was to come out with new configurations of hope and optimism while facing continued challenges, struggles and helplessness from different sides. And it was too much at some point. If you have similar experience, I have a message for you. One of the great lessons I learned from being a Counselling Psychologist is to be aware of the life realities as they are. The next attempt is to reframe one’s life vision into something that facilitates changes and brings new hope.
Even the silent moments of undergoing pain could be also a time of preparation for a dawn that is yet to arrive. Till that time with a sort of rhythmic passion one could strive to do his small part while instilling some trust and creative passion in others, particularly in the hearts of energetic youth.
Let this New Year bring more blessings and Good News to us all. And before entering into that it is a reality to note our world and life-views. Do you feel good about life or feel worn out? Whatever may be your condition let this New Year be a time of New Grace and Grace.
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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.
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.
We need schooling in love and genuine moments of meaning in love.
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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.
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.
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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!
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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.
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.
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.
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…!
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