January 19, 2010
There is a popular phrase in the West – ‘Jesus Saves’. It’s time to ‘save ourselves individually and collectively’. Each one of us can ‘save’ the best thoughts and feelings for ourselves and, compassionately for others, by ‘walking the high road’ no matter what the challenges. It starts with an inner awareness of knowing the beauty and love that is in each one. A story below that says it by example:
“One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!
The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy.
And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.
Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so … Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t. Life is ten percent what you make it and, ninety percent how you take it!”
Garbage in garbage out! Garbage or, the endless attachment to traumatic, harmful memories as well as misinformation or, misinterpretation, sit in the mind like ‘compost piles’ and, just wait forever to arise and affect behaviors. Meditating and silencing the mind is a way to ‘disengage’ from attachment to memories that cling within often for our detriment in going on with our lives in a healthy way. It’s always time now to kick out or, dump the harmful thoughts to allow new positive ones to germinate and flower into a more blissful life.
Humanity, to survive and propagate, needs to awaken to the revolution that has happened in recent years from the ‘horse and buggy days to technological inventions unreleased as yet and, far beyond the human imagination! Closing the gap between super technology and superconsciousness is paramount! Start the moment anew and awake …. have a blessed, garbage-free day!