• More On Playing Thy Role Well (Another actors testimony)

    Yesterday I saw an interesting interview with Jessie Eisenberg, who played Mark Zuckerberg in the movie The Social Network.  He was talking about a different movie he acted in.  He said that during the time period he was playing this part he noticed that as he went about his days and evenings off the set he found himself being so happy, much more than usual. At first he could not figure out why.  Then he thought about it and came to the conclusion it was because of the character he was playing this time.  Jessie said that this guy was extremely happy.  He then said “I need to look for…

  • Positive Poetry (Can you do this, if so, you are truly great indeed)

    Can you let go of what people think of and expect of you?  Can you let go of worrying about how you are being treated?  Can you let go of situations in your life having to be the way you imagine or think that you would like them to be?  Can you let go of your dreams as you move towards them?  Can you let go of the identity that you have built up and the one you have been trying to create and uphold?  Can you let go of being accepted, loved and appreciated? If so you are truly great indeed. Can you look for beauty and wonder everywhere?…

  • Today’s Positive Thought (“To thyself be true”)

    Whether we realize it or not we are all on the spiritual path of enlightenment.  We are all moving closer and closer to realizing our oneness with the eternal.  In other words whether we understand it, like it, or not, we are all spiritual masters in the making.  Not only is this happening but everything that is happening in our lives is trying to get us to move more and more into this  realization. Having said that, I will also say that there is a stage on the path in which to go against ones own dharma or way of being is like high treason.  It is denying the will…

  • Today’s Positive Thought (“Abandon all dharmas or duties, and follow me and only me”)

    In the Bhavagad Gita there is a passage where Khrisna tells Arjuna to “abandon all duties, and follow me and only me.”  Krishna is God in the form of a chariot rider and teacher speaking to Arjuna the student and great warrior.  Krishna also tells Arjuna that this is the secret of all secrets, a very high lesson indeed.  The idea is to keep your mind and attention on God, and place this above all cares and worries and obligations.  In other words we must keep our mind on God and the magic of the Universe, act in light of God and our lesson and let the chips fall where…

  • Today’s Positive Thought (Fulfill the need)

      Yesterday a friend of mine told me a story about Nat King Cole.  He said he was a piano player who was one day asked to play particular song.  Nat King Cole began to play the song when the guy stopped him and told him “no I want you to sing it”.  Nat was not a singer, at least that is what he thought.  But little did he know this would be the beginning of a great singing career.  Nat King Cole could have easily said I don’t sing, but instead he decided to fill the need.   With my gutter cleaning business, people used to ask us for years if…

  • Positive Meditative Thought (“When you have the kind of problems that you have, you need to be meditating all day long”)

    My teacher Mr. Ambrister (18 years ago)  I was struggling and hoping to get some advise on how to deal with what seemed to be an impossible situation. I called my meditation teacher, Mr. Ambrister, and told him about my situation.  He said Sonny you have to meditate more.  I said “meditate more what do you mean?  I meditate 3 times a day.  I teach meditation and breathing classes here at my bookstore on Sunday and Wednesdays.  There are days that I will close myself off from the world and meditate a whole day.”  Mr. Ambrister laughed and said “Sonny when you have the kind of problems that you have you…

  • Positive Thought (life is constant renewal, how are you renewing your life?)

    Life is constant renewal.  We can reexamine and renew at any time.  A simple shift can make all the difference in the world.  I posted a question in January on “how are you renewing your life?”  It was intended for the new year.  Last week I got two new responses.  I love the fact that they are responding in may, because once again they remind us that we can renew at any time. renewing my life Posted by sujatha Sriram on May 2, 2013 at 11:30am in Question 0f The Week Send Message   View Discussions This is to the post .. well i have been involved with special children for some yrs now.. I…

  • Positive Thought, Hang with your positive friends (be in satsang, the true company)

    In the book holy science Sri Yukteswar says to seek out true company and avoid false company.  He says we should seek those who make us happy, calm and at peace and avoid those who make us nervous, angry and upset.  I find myself blessed because I am surrounded by such people.  Even with my business all of the guys who work for me are meditation students, so we talk about philosophy, spirituality, and laugh all throughout the day.  Yesterday I decided to start satsang early and look at a couple blogs, I only had enough time to read two, but they were refreshing to read and helped elevate me.…