I have read & heard this several times and it made so much sense to me that I became an ardent fan of the practice. And simply love it!!
The first time was when I heard Deepak Chopra mention this in one of his talks. Then I read Chade-Meng Tan’s “Search Inside Yourself” and he explained the age old technique in detail. But I don’t want to bore you with the specifics…
It is a very simple thing that you can do whenever you think about, meet or visit someone’s house.
You need to bring her a present.
I know, I know. The economy is not doing so well!
– It is not very expensive.
– It is something which you already have.
– Spending it won’t deprive you of it.
– It may help you become happier.
– And will surely make the host/your friend happy.
The gift is of a Prayer:
Before you enter anyone’s house, quietly say a prayer. Wishing her well.
Wish her family more health, love & happiness.
If you know there is a particular challenge the person is facing, just pray that she gets over the challenge soon.
No need to tell the person about it. That is the beauty of it. You are giving without anyone knowing.
Before you begin practicing this simple act of kindness, think about the people in your life. Who wants what in her life and begin by just blessing them. Pray for what they need. Right from the comfort of your house/office or even a restaurant or a coffee shop. How would you feel?
Stop here for a minute. P L E A S E !!!
And see if it really works…
Close your eyes first.
Take a deep breath.
Slowly count to 5.
Now, think of ONE person. Anyone. And bless him/her. Earnestly. From the bottom of your heart.
Now you can open your eyes.
How do you feel?
Whenever you meet someone, friend & foe alike (Yes, you read it right!! Foe, as in enemy!!), bless him. Simple pray that he is blessed. I know it is difficult when thinking about someone who has – or wants to – hurt you. But trust me, this is the best way to get even!
Let them hate you, while you bless them.
I know its easier said than done. But, if I can do it, so can you!!
Don’t you think this is a better way to be happy?
DO TRY THIS AT HOME!!
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