From Struggles to Strength: Lessons in Disguise.
Share a lesson you wish you had learned earlier in life.
Embracing the Veiled Gifts:
In life’s fabric, challenges frequently appear as opportunities. I regret not learning this sooner: it is amid adversity that one’s character is tested and refined. When the ego is crucified, the inner person gets sanctified and reborn stronger, wiser, and more in tune with the universe’s symphony.
I had a trouble-free upbringing throughout my teenage years. Learning began the moment I left the safety and security of my childhood behind and entered the life of adult world: service in Civil Aviation as Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP), married life, social life, and then beyond until the age of 55 years. Beyond the age of 55, lessons learned started bearing fruit through wisdom due to enlightening knowledge gained through books, which I have shared in my series of posts “My Journey Through Books.”
Threads of Adversity: Bullying, Leg-pulling, Betrayals:
My life’s path has been a complex web woven from bullying, leg-pulling, and betrayals. Each new challenge is like painting a new picture in my mind’s eye. At times, it felt like the world was an unyielding furnace, relentlessly heating up and hardening my character. Through these tests, I was able to distil a fundamental realization: that difficulties, no matter how severe, are really just gifts from the cosmic tapestry in disguise.
The Supreme Guidance: Names Fade, Truth Remains:
In the quiet of my thoughts, I was able to pick up on a subtle hint of direction from the Supreme, the Absolute Reality that weaves the fabric of creation. All of these concepts—whether you call them God, the Almighty, Brahman of the Vedas, or the Divine Matrix—are just words for the same thing. The mysterious symphony of probability known as the Quantum Mind is responsible for conducting the cosmic ballet.
Intuition: The Cosmic Compass:
In the fires of adversity, I discovered the value of listening to my intuition and following the cosmic footprints it revealed. I was able to find my way out of the barriers and into the bright open space of comprehension because of it. When I finally let go and let the Quantum Mind run the show, that’s when I finally felt at peace.
Faith and Gratitude: Keystone Arches to Non-Dual Absolutes:
The gap that separates our limited selves and the boundless expanse of non-dual absolutes can only be traversed by means of the keystone arches of unwavering trust and gratefulness. They are the alchemical elixir that converts dark pain into brilliant enlightenment. Through trials, through tribulations, I learned to bow in reverence to the dual nature of existence, to embrace the dance of light and shadow as the harmonious interplay of a cosmic duality.
The Resonance of Gratitude:
Being grateful puts an individual in sync with the universe’s most fundamental vibrations. A sacred agreement with the cosmos to develop, transcend, and evolve through every test and difficulty. It’s realizing that every setback is really a stepping stone to a larger reward, and that every betrayal is a means to a more intimate connection with one’s true Self.
Threads of Insight: Stardust’s Journey in the Cosmic Loom:
As I make my way across the vastness of space-time, I will carry this knowledge inside the fibres of my being. Sometimes blessings come disguised as difficulties rather than in the form of affluence or glory. The quantum mind, the dance of probability, has taught me to hear the music amid the noise, to uncover the gifts buried in the trials of life.
In conclusion, the lesson learned is to embrace adversity as hidden blessings and express gratitude for the elemental forces shaping our existence.
Walking with Faith and Gratitude- Expressing Gratitude towards the Five Elements:
Steps Towards Cosmic Evolution:
The Five Elements of the Universe in Eastern Philosophy:
In Eastern philosophy, the universe is believed to be composed of five fundamental elements, each representing a unique aspect of existence. These elements are:
1. Earth (Prithvi): The Nurturing Ground
Honouring the Foundation of Life
In gratitude, I acknowledge the solid ground beneath my feet, the nurturing embrace of Earth. It cradles life, providing stability, sustenance, and a fertile bed for growth. With reverence, I give thanks for the steadfast support that allows existence to flourish.
2. Water (Ap): The Essence of Vitality
Blessing of Life’s Essence
With heartfelt thanks, I honour the flowing streams, the life-giving rivers, and the very essence of vitality – Water. It cleanses, nourishes, and sustains all living beings. I express gratitude for the fluidity that allows life to adapt, to grow, and to find its course.
3. Fire (Tejas): The Illuminating Force
Kindling the Inner Light:
In reverence, I extend my gratitude to the radiant force of Fire. It brings warmth, light, and transformation. It is the spark within, the illuminating force that guides our journey. With deepest thanks, I honour the fire that burns within and around us.
4. Air (Vayu): The Breath of Life
Embracing the Breath of Existence
With a heart full of gratitude, I acknowledge the gentle whisper of the Wind, the Breath of Life – Air. It carries the essence of vitality, the very breath that sustains us. It touches every being, reminding us of our interconnectedness. I give thanks for the life-giving force that permeates every moment.
5. Ether (Akasha): The Boundless Space
Embracing the Infinite expanse
In profound appreciation, I recognize the boundless expanse of Space, the Ether that cradles all existence. It holds the potential for creation, the canvas upon which life unfolds. With deepest gratitude, I honour the infinite possibilities that arise from the vastness of the cosmic canvas.
With gratitude in my heart, I bow to the harmonious dance of these five elements, for they constitute the very fabric of our being and the essence of the universe itself. They remind us of our interconnectedness with all of creation, and for this, I am profoundly thankful.