Selfishness has become so much part of our life or rather we can say with the help of development in psychology we have come to realize the role of selfishness in every action of ours.
When a father wants his child to be the best….he is selfish
When a teacher wants his students to perform well in the exams…she is selfish
When a doctor wants his patients to get well … he is selfish
Just say we cannot take away selfishness from our action but we can make our intentions better.
Point to ponder: We speak of looking from the others point of view but it often ends up for my advantage.
We had a day of outing for the students of SSG (Social Service Grid, a social work sector of Kristu Jyoti College) yesterday to the tulips resort in Bangalore. It was quite a wonderful time that we had. Since the elderly children were taken last Sunday to Thalakadu, a place near Mysore the day was set apart for the children from 1-4 classes.
Though, we were under bit of tension, I must say the children enjoyed to the full. I was interesting to notice how the attention of children is shifting from one thing to the other. They may fall, fight, forget something however in few moments they forget and start again with something new. A great lesson learn for us adults.
It is an interesting observation in life that every disappointment leads one to a new hope.
Hegel, one of the modern philosophers would speak of a process of thesis, antithesis and synthesis as the cyclic process on which carries on in the world and in its history.
It is also true in the case of disappointment and hope. It is clearly understood in a political context. When we elect a new government everyone has the hope that they will do the best for the people but often they disappoint the people. However, in the next election we elect another group with the same hope.
So the rhythm of disappointment and hope is carried on life.
Age matters …it matters a lot. These days I had an opportunity to attend a class taken by an aged professor. It was quite…(I don’t know what to say). However, some of the common characters that I have noticed in his lectures were:
- Undue Glorification of the Past
- Extreme criticism/negativity to the present world and its generation
- An objective judgment on anything that happened (generalizing things)
- An over self confidence (about himself and about his times and methods)
- A feeling of undue authority over the Subject, and so on
However, the thought that stuck me all these while was about the character presented in the first part of the movie, oru muthassi gadha, may be the second part of the movie can draw some light into the situations we discussed above.
Yet, I would like to make clear I am in no way interested in making a judgment on his person or on his believes. Neither I will be interested in generalizing what I said above.
Tomorrow will never come…until I start today. It is very true of my blogging too. The previous months were really busy and filled with many activities especially as the first years were organizing the Don Bosco Month at KJC. However, days that passed were of learning experience. I shall mention some of those in the coming days. Though it’s quite late the New Year has its newness around…let us keep it.
Dream, Dream, Dream
Dreams transform into thoughts
And thoughts result in action…
APJ Abdul Kalam
Often we find mistakes with ourselves and that is the way we are thought to be humble. But is the correct way of doing thing?
It’s not about accepting the mistake that we commit, but about the unnecessary guilt that we place in ourselves in comparison with others and other situations.
I feel all I have to do today is be myself….because I am more than good enough.
…God told me so!
Let me ask you…
Do You Pray? and What do you pray for?
Prayer is often understood as a presentation of list of requirements and things required to God.
So the question, When do pray is also quite relevant?
Often we pray when we are in trouble and when we have issues which we feel can’t be managed by us alone…
Said all these… I feel
Prayer is just any of above said rather…
Prayer is a request made to God for a state of mind to accept His will in our life…whatever it may be…
It made a difference in my life…try it out
When I am not able to make the change that I want to make in life…
When life is faced with more failures than success…
When the promises made remain remain as promises…
You what it feels…
I can understand it now… at least something of it…
Desire to change a habit has to be stronger then the habit you have now.
I found this in testing interpretation of the Miracle at Cana in the book “The Name of God is Meracy”.
I think of the miracle at the “Wedding at Cana,” the first miracle, which was literally “dragged” from Jesus by his mother. Jesus transforms water into wine, into fine wine, the best wine. He does it using water from the urns that were needed for ritual purification, for the washing away of one’s spiritual impurities. The Lord does not produce the wine out of nothing, he uses the water that “washed away” sins, water that contains impurities. He performs this mire acle with something that to us appears impure. He transforms it, making it clear that “where sin increased, Grace overflowed all the more”
Picture courtesy: http://www.swordofthespirit.net
For the one who believes there isn’t any situation from which he cannot get out, and he is never condemned to sink into a quicksand. The Lord of mercy is there extending his hand, giving a new chance in life.
“The Lord loved humility so much that sometimes he permits serious sins. Why? In order that those Who committed these sins may, after repenting, remain humble. One does not feel inclined to think oneself half a saint, half an angel, when one knows that one has committed serious faults.”
Pope John Paul I
When there are children in so many parts of the world who have nothing to eat, that is not news, it seems just normal. When some homeless people freeze to death or starve on the street doesn’t make news. These things become normal.
On the contrary, when the stock market drops ten points in some cities, it constitutes a tragedy. It becomes a news.
Someone who dies is not news, but lowering income by ten points is a tragedy. (Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy)
Where are we heading too?