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Split seconds

I was off to go back to work one evening and my two children were busy sewing things on the sewing machine. My eleven year old daughter was, in the midst of her project, going to assist her older brother in making a little cushion. I left, and in a few hours returned to find a mess in the kitchen, front room, and both children sitting in front of the television.

Having had a long day, I was very short with my greeting to them and then I noticed the material my daughter had used. It had been purchased to make a color coordinated baby blanket, and now had chunks cut out of almost every piece of fabric. Not stopping to listen, I exploded at the children and explained how angry I was at what had been done.

My daughter listened to me sheepishly, not trying to defend herself at all, but the pain could be seen written across her face. She retreated to her room quietly, and spent some time in there alone before she came out to say good night and once again apologize for the mistake she had made.

A few hours later, as I was preparing to go to bed, there on my bed lay a beautiful, little cushion made out of the forbidden fabric, with the words “I LOVE MOM”. Along side it was a note apologizing again, and the innocence in which she had taken the fabric.

To this day, I still get tears in my eyes when I think of how I reacted and still feel the pain of my actions. It was I who then sheepishly went to her and apologized profusely for my actions. I display with great pride the cushion on my bed, and use it as a constant reminder that nothing in this world is greater than a child’s love.


18th POST

To understand everything is to forgive everything, holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; but you are the one who gets burned first – Lord Buddha”. ….. truth, isn’t it? Now since you have read the short story I have for you; I could imagine you travel on your memory lane just as I did; just to ponder on certain things you did and to reminisce on certain things you said in some situations. Did you find your self being angry and hurting some one, the same way the mother in our story did unknowingly?

Soap Bubbles, they pop up and burst and what do you see after that? any thing worthy left? no there’s nothing. Similarly, anger; it only takes split seconds to come and go yet leaves you nothing but heart ache. Every time it pops up, it spoils your blood a little (physical aspect), shakes your compassion a little (psychological aspect) and it doesn’t stop there, it breaks and damages many bonds you have with the outer world, broken families leads to a broken society. Isn’t it clear now it’s nothing but our uncontrollable follies are acting as villains and we need to eliminate them completely from our system before it destroys what we love the most? before its too late? If you are a person, who can get easily annoyed and can be angered, you need to take a minute to think it over, accept it as it s one of your weaker points and try to over come the problem finding a solution. I would recommend a very constructive method for you to control your anger; some thing you’d have heard already; ……..“Meditation”……..

Don’t think you don’t have time to do it, the right time to do it is the time you loose your temper, it would probably be 10 – 20 times per a day for an arrogant person. If you master the quick steps of meditation, naturally you’d find yourself quietly stepping in to the world of peace even before you knew it.


“The only beautiful thing in the world whose beauty lasts for ever is a pure, fair soul”


Be Mindful

Meditation is the art of mindful concentration and relaxation. (more…)


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