This is an exercise in the second day of the os.me workshop. For the following question, the participants are to provide a one-word answer, one-sentence answer and a one-paragraph answer.
What is it that you have enough of?
In One Word
In One Sentence
I have more than enough books in my physical and digital bookshelves than the time to read them.
In One Paragraph
Books have changed my life. I tried reading 100 books in 2016. Thanks to the Swamiji’s Walk the Dragon Course, I read 21 books in 6 weeks starting December 2020. In 2021, I read 100+ books. This week, I will finish reading 100 books in 2022. I think it is time to say enough. And re-read the books that resonated well with me and made a difference. The next step is to actively internalize the contents of the books. And take actionable steps to implement the suggestions. The real goal is to self-transform into a better version of me.
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I want to change the world. But I'm not sure what I can do.
If you ask me what I would like to change in the world, I wouldn't know where to begin. There are so many problems with our society today - poverty, crime, disease, pollution - that it would take a lifetime just to list them all. It makes me wonder if there is any way at all that we can solve some of these problems and make things better for everyone on earth.
Dear Liza, I would say it's not possible to change 'the' world. But it's possible to change 'your' world.
I try and do whatever I can to be strong, kind and humble, to make Swami ji proud, to meditate, do sadhana and perform acts of kindness at every opportunity.
With these, I can become the best version of myself, then it will have an effect on other people whom I meet or spend time with.
My world then becomes very beautiful, and slowly slowly I can make it bigger and bigger and more people hopefully will feel the same peace I now do, with Swami ji's Grace.
It's a lovely question, Liza. Let's make our little worlds more and more beautiful, with His Grace ❤️ Jai Sri Hari! 🙏🏼🙂
Why does Life continue to test my strength, time and time again: I do accept all that is God's Will, but it's getting tougher. Is there a purpose, a meaning?
I am sorry that you are going through difficult times my lovely.
Because you are stronger than you think you are❤️
The stronger an elastic band, the more it can be stretched.
Whenever life presents us with similar situations, it is because these situations are what will lead to your freedom.
I’d say just do your best and leave the rest to God.
Sending you loads of love💖
This is a phrase that I have heard for many years, but it never seemed to make sense. It's just too vague.
My first experience with this phrase was from my parents. They would tell me to ""make hay while the sun shines"", meaning that I should work hard and do what I can now because things may not always be so easy.
It's a cliché, but it's true: The best time to start a new project or idea is when you're in the mood for it. If you wait until you're so excited about it that you can't sleep at night, chances are good that the time will never come.
The same goes for making hay while the sun shines. You need to find projects that have some momentum behind them already — not just something you think would be fun to work on.
The more popular your idea is with other people, the more likely it is that they'll help you make it happen.
Let me know if anyone has any solutions to get rid of insects without using any harmful pesticides and sprays ?
Hi, I do this and it works for me. See if it might be helpful.
I usually enter the kitchen after midnight which is usually when they are most active. I carry a broom dustpan and open the window or door. Then I try to push the cockroaches on the pan and cover it gently with the broom and then throw them out.
It eas easy to get rid of the cockroaches like this. Ants are usually not too much of a problem so I make my peace with them around.