- Jun 20, 2005HI Melinda!
Thank-you for sharing your insights and the poem on
determination. My son was also off to his school camp
yesterday morning, in his case, happy with anticipation of
roasting marshmallows and watching the fire. Fire (without
marshmallows) and the topic of your message, the role of
determination in proceeding spiritually, come together in the
following poem by Sri Chinmoy:
If you allow your sincerity-game
To go on and on-
Again and again confessing,
And then repeating the same mistakes
Without any determination-fire
To burn your insincerity-existence-life-
Then your progress on your
Will be slower than the slowest.
- Sri Chinmoy
No. 1151 from "Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants".
For any who may not be aware of it, a talk given by Sri Chinmoy
on determination may be found at:
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
melinda_geelong <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> I am reflecting upon the power of determination this morningas I
> realise how susceptible I am to being distracted by the turmoilof
> everyday life. In order to remain focussed I must cultivateremember that
> determination to be nice to the peolple around me and to
> life is actually very simple when we follow the dictates of ourheart
> and not our mind.this
> As I was taking my daughter to school to begin school camp
> morning I was feeling her apprehension and excitement mixedwith a
> little anxiety and I was thinking how incredibly contagiousthese
> emotions can be. Even my awareness of them didn't protectme from them
> because I am hard wired to have my own set of reactions tothese
> things myself. What, I was thinking, is the answer?quiet
> I very much enjoyed transforming all these worries through a
> moment in the sun resting against the fence and waiting forthe bus to
> depart. Then the answer came loud and clear.consciousness
> Be determined to transform your nature
> Be determined to try harder to remain in a higher
> Be determined to prevent the trivia of the outside world fromown way.
> distracting you from doing your best.
> Be determined to win in the battlefield of life
> Be determined to please your Lord Beloved Supreme in his
> Be determined to claim Him as your own.
> Feel the power of determination.
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