Sometimes You can catch a simply wonderful, heartwarming story with a deep lesson whats important in life. A touching and moving tale about a young boy, an innocent child's friendship and unique connection with a gentle and kind woman. It might leave you with some tears. I cried.
One off the best I read this year, we all can learn from. The virtue of kindness! I will also mention a few more valuable insights and a practical guide by one of my gurus.
Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz (born 1952), better known as Don Miguel Ruiz, is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts. His work is part of the New Age movement that focuses on ancient teachings as a means to achieve spiritual enlightenment. - Source Wikipedia
Todays inspiration was Paul Villard’s story An Old Telephone.
It is unbelievably warm and sincere. It reminds us once more that what really matters in this world is not prestige, popularity, or wealth, but for our hearts to be warmed by kindness and love. - Read on!
Don’t cry. You’ll be all right
When I was quite young, my family had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember well the polished oak case fastened to the wall on the lower stair landing. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I even remembered the number: 105. I was too little to reach the telephone, but I used to listen with fascination when my mother talked into it. Once she lifted me up to speak to my father, who was away on business. Magic! Then I discovered that somewhere inside that wonderful device lived an amazing person — her name was “Information Please,“ and there was nothing that she did not know. My mother could ask her for anybody’s number and when our clock ran down, Information Please immediately supplied the correct time. My first personal experience with this genie-in-the-receiver came one day while my mother was visiting a neighbor. Amusing myself at the tool bench in the basement, I whacked my finger with a hammer. The pain was terrible, but there didn’t seem to be much use crying because there was no one home to offer sympathy. I walked around the house sucking my throbbing finger, finally arriving at the stairway. The telephone! Quickly, I ran for the footstool in the parlor and dragged it to the landing. Climbing up, I unhooked the receiver and held it to my ear. ”Information Please,“ I said into the mouthpiece just above my head. A click or two, and a small clear voice spoke into my ear. “Information.” ”I hurt my fingerrr-“ I wailed into the phone. The tears came readily enough now that I had an audience. ”Isn’t your mother home?“ came the question. “Nobody’s at home but me,” I blubbered. “Are you bleeding?“ ”No,” I replied. “I hit it with the hammer, and it hurts.” ”Can you open your icebox?“ she asked. I said I could. ”Then chip off a little piece of ice, and hold it on your finger. That will stop the hurt. Be careful when you use the ice pick,“ she admonished. “And don’t cry. You’ll be all right.” - SOURCE
Our world is so beautiful and those words full of love!
Whatever happens around you, don't take it personally... Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.
― Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
The Words and Book of Toltec Wisdom by Don Miguel Ruiz
I try ! Its not easy and I have to admit that I broke most of those agreements but I am still learning.
You need a very strong will in order to adopt the Four Agreements—but if you can begin to live your life with these agreements, the transformation in your life will be amazing. You will see the drama of hell disappear right before your very eyes. Instead of living in a dream of hell, you will be creating a new dream—your personal dream of heaven.
The Four Agreements
The 1st Agreement: Be Impeccable with Your Word
I wish I could take back some of those ugly words I screamed full of uncontrolled anger. I regret those moments of helplessness.
The 2nd Agreement: Don’t Take Anything Personally
I always took everything to personal and criticised myself for others problems and issues with themselves. It doesn't have anything to do with me I finally realised. All I can do is to listen.
The 3rd Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions
Thats a good one and I am still on it to learn because as I know well I am thinking way too much.
The 4th Agreement: Always Do Your Best
I really do but its not always the best for my loved ones. I am a mother and wished to be perfect but I think I failed my daughter in many ways and only love can overcome all disagreements.
I heard about Don Miguel Riz for the first time visiting South American friends, attending an interesting Kakao ceremony in the countryside of Austria.
In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. - Goodreads
Enjoy the book
Lets be spiritual and light warriors and live a life changing journey of happiness !