As readers of my blog, you all know that I love to inspire and to be inspired.
Who am I kidding…I’m really just one big cheese ball!
Either way, this week has been filled with little bits of inspiration that have transpired from a few different places. The first is a quote I found in one of my special Gmail folders. My cousin sent it to me a few years ago, and when I reread the quote, it made me feel like anything is possible as long as you keep moving forward. The next is a message from theUniverse about not letting any one thing define you. Powerful stuff! And finally, the last one is a story my mom forwarded to me yesterday. She’s not one of those annoying people who forward everything that comes their way. She picks and chooses who receives what, so I knew this would be good. And it was. The story is about the power of letting your mind do its own thing instead of muddying the waters (so to speak).
I hope at least one of these inspires you in some way!
A quote from my cousin
It’s in the difficult times that we’re growing and you can’t just rebuke everything hard. We’ve got to endure it and fight the good fight of faith and pass the test.
A message from the Universe
Nobody, Parita, is who they are based upon one decision, one day, one path, one chance, one relationship, or one anything else.
Every day is brand new and opportunity never stops knocking.
A story from my mom
Buddha was traveling with a few of his followers. While they were passing a lake, Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Do please get me some water from the lake.”
The disciple walked up to the lake. At that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy and turbid. The disciple thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?” So he came back and told Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink.”
After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake. The disciple went back, and found that the water was still muddy.
He returned and informed Buddha about the same. After sometime, Buddha asked the same disciple to go back. This time, the disciple found the mud had settled down, and the water was clean and clear. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha. Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said, “See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be, the mud settled down on its own, and now you have clear water.
Your mind is like that too! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own. You don’t have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen. It is effortless.”
Have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend!
7 thoughts on “Little Bits of Inspiration”
Lovely tidbits of inspiration! I like the Buddha story especially. Often, in our day-to-day lives, people and trivial incidents can disturb our mind. Instead of reacting immediately, if we could ALL constantly remind ourselves to give it a little time and space, I truly believe there would be less disputes and misunderstandings and the world would be a much better place:)
These are all beautiful and truly inspiring. In fact, they’re just the words I needed to hear right now. Especially the last two reminding us that we’re not defined by a single moment, action or else but a multitude of them. We never stop developping and growing as persons and – this one can be hard for me – just have to be patient. Thanks for sharing, Parita.
Thank you for sharing the story of the Buddha, Parita. I really enjoyed reading it before a long day of stressful work and studying.
Great bursts of inspiration…I especially liked the one from the Universe! Every action and decision we make is leading to something greater!
This is so great! I love inspirational quotes 🙂 And that story from your mom is awesome!
inspirational quotes always helps when I am having a rough day..loved the Buddha story, very true.
inspiration is key, i always read marc and angels stuff, it helps keeps things in perspective. we all have so much to be grateful for, the worst thing anyone can do is compare.