Enjoy this moment and do not waste time brooding over the bad yesterday. Tomorrow may be even worse. One should learn to enjoy little things, for they exist in abundance.
Floating along with waves is an art and gives immense pleasure. Dead bodies do not drown but only people who are alive drown. That is because they fight with the ocean. In life, we should learn to float and not to fight. This is a great learning experience.
How to float with life and not fight it?
Please get the spirit of what is being said. Fight is also part of life. However, the art of wise living involves how one can be relaxed in life. In martial arts like Judo, we observe how humble and relaxed the fighters are.
Learn to relax. Even if you have to fight, be alert and relaxed. For example if you encounter a snake and are tense, you may fall on the snake and harm yourself. Alternatively, if you are alert and relaxed, you may not have to kill the snake, it may just pass away.
Fight when required, your fight will then be from a flow of relaxation. When someone shouts at me, how can I be relaxed and float in the moment? When someone shouts at you, just keep your body relaxed and be alert, to what the person is saying. When you are alert, your mind is calm. Your body is a good anchor to play with. The intention to relax will make the body relax. Remember that a tensed body creates a tensed mind and a tense mind will have its impact on the body. Let relaxation become a part of life, be it when you eat, bathe or walk. Let all your movements have a quality of relaxation.
Reflect on this:
A lady approached a Taoist monk and told, “My mother-in-law is creating hell in my life. Can you give me some medicine to kill her?”.
The monk gave her some medicine to mix it with tea and said there is one condition, “be very kind and loving to her, only then would the medicine work. Also when she dies no one will suspect you. She will die after two months”.
After one month she returned to the monk and pleaded, I do not want my mother-in-law to die, she has changed. She is very kind to me nowadays. Then the monk said, more than the medicine, it is your love that worked.
Just bring your loving energy in whatever you do. See the miracle of love. It will uplift you and others too.
In the power of love is God. God is not an entity. God is a principle. The principle of pure goodness. Anbae Sivam.
Why is it that many people do not change despite giving them love and respect?
Let not love be akin to barter system. Do not treat love as a means to an end. Be loving and you will be creating heaven amidst you. If some one does not change, understand every soul has a journey. Sometimes their journey has to be fulfiled.
Also understand when some one does not change, it is because his or her hurt body is very strong. They have not created a spiritual body. Learn from them. Be kind to them. Let your spiritual body respond to them, let not your hurt body react to them. God has given you the opportunity to contribute to his or her life. Be kind. Each one is fighting a hard battle, which, one does not realize.
So you are telling us to keep the body relaxed and vibrant. Keep one's emotion pure, mind calm and understanding. Is there anything more?
There is much more. Do not take all this knowledge and decorate your intellect. Then it will be like a donkey carrying sandalwood. You have to practice it.
When you practice then your being will be sacred. At present we have a sensuous mind, not a sacred mind. Once your being is sacred a spiritual apparatus would be created. Then intelligence would flow. Knowledge does not really bless us; it is intelligence that uplifts us.