Monday, 20 February 2017

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Mayapur, India

What Would…?

What would a day be like without the morning?  You would miss that wave of freshness which air-currents bring.  You would miss the quiet–especially at pre-dawn.  You would miss seeing the horizon at the sun’s wake.  You would also miss out on opportune meditative space and time.

All glories to morning, the time of hope and the time when there’s no need for mourning.

My late morning placed me in a meeting of great minds, when colleagues, both those of the renounced order and those who parent or grandparent, assemble together.  There are two levels of governance in our mission in India.  We have the India Bureau and the Governing Body Commission.  Both groups had a session in the morning and afternoon–together.  That rarely has happened in the past.  Now, today’s hours were happily expended in dialogue together.

The mouth is such an ideal tool for communicating.  History tells that humans often do not have much control over the mouth’s use and so dissension develops, even ugly wars.

Congenial dialogue is so favourable to relationship building.  How often we miss this fantastic opportunity and submit to base avenues.

What should the end of the day look like after a morning and afternoon of hard work at gaining understanding?  Well, we should have a good sleep.  After quality mantras are done and we’ve read something beyond mundane modes and after having taking some time to communicate with others, we should have a good sleep.

May the Source be with you!

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