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Archive for December 17th, 2013

THOUGHTS 5751 TO 5755

MY THOUGHTS 5751
PARABLES: ONE DAY MILAN WAS RELATING A STORY ABOUT A FRIEND THAT HE HAD HAD A LONG TIME AGO. HIS FRIEND BOUGHT HIS WIFE-TO-BE AN ENGAGEMENT RING, WHICH WAS BEYOND THEIR FINANCIAL MEANS. AT THAT TIME, HIS FRIENDS SALARY WAS $2.50 AN HOUR AND THE RING COST $1750. THE PAYMENT FOR THE RING, WHICH HIS WIFE ‘HAD DEMANDED,’ HAD TAKEN UP MOST OF HIS SALARY; THEREFORE, BETWEEN RENT, FOOD, TRANSPORTATION, AND THE PAYMENT FOR THAT RING; THERE WAS VERY LITTLE MONEY LEFT FOR THEM TO ENJOY THE EXPERIENCES OF LIFE TOGETHER. THIS FINANCIAL BURDEN LED TO A WEAKENING OF THE EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, AND SPIRITUAL BONDS THAT THEY HAD HAD TOGETHER. 15 YEARS LATER, IN A FINANCIAL CRUNCH, HIS FRIEND’S WIFE WENT BACK TO THE JEWELER TO TRY TO SELL THAT THE RING BACK TO THEM. THEY SAID THAT THE RING WAS WORTH $5000; HOWEVER, THEY WOULD ONLY GIVE HER $2500 CREDIT TOWARDS A BIGGER DIAMOND. UNABLE TO GET ANY MONEY FOR THE RING, SHE THEN RETURNED HOME. WITHIN SEVEN YEARS THAT MARRIAGE WAS OVER. THE MORAL OF THIS STORY IS THAT ALL RELATIONSHIPS SHOULD BE BASED UPON THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE SHARING THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE TOGETHER; NOT THE ACCUMULATION OF MATERIAL THINGS. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 5752
LESSONS: WHEN YOU SEE HOW THE DALAI LAMA LIVES HIS LIFE, SEE THE COMPASSION OF MOTHER THERESA, AND READ THE POEMS RUMI; YOU CAN SENSE THE FULFILLMENT OF BUDDHISM THROUGH THE DALAI LAMA, FEEL THE COMPASSION OF THE CHRIST THROUGH MOTHER TERESA, AND HEAR THE TRUE WISDOM OF ALLAH THROUGH RUMI. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 5753
FAITH: REMEMBER THAT THE TRUE TEMPLE OF YOUR FAITH DEITY IS WITHIN YOUR PHYSICAL BODY, MENTAL BODY, EMOTIONAL BODY, AND YOUR SPIRITUAL BODY. TO TRULY HONOR YOUR FAITH DEITY, YOU MUST KEEP ALL OF THOSE BODIES IN THE BEST WORKING CONDITIONS. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 5754
QUESTION 833: YOUR ATTITUDE CAN BE A CONTAGION. WILL YOU MAKE IT A POSITIVE CONTAGION, OR WILL YOU MAKE IT A NEGATIVE CONTAGION? WILL YOU SPREAD JOY AND HAPPINESS, OR WILL YOU SPREAD DISUNITY AND NEGATIVITY? DO YOUR REALIZE THAT THE CHOICE IS ALWAYS YOURS TO MAKE? EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 5755
QUESTION 834: HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SMILED TODAY? IF YOU HAVE NOT SMILED TODAY, WHY HAVEN’T YOU? DO YOU BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR NOT SMILING, OR DO YOU BLAME YOURSELF FOR YOUR NOT SMILING TODAY? EmilKoval©2013

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