A Gursikhs first duty in a grisht jeevan (civilian life) is to honour and respect their parents.
In todays ever worldly selfish or religiously fanantic environments (both increasing), many children no longer respect and serve their parents. Either drowning in the self orientated modernist lifestyle looking at their own pleasures and conveniences or else joining some fanatical/cultish religious group (growing number within Sikhi too) who encourage indirect breakaway from parents who may not be as devout, based on the 'higher than thou' fallacy.
Indeed in all mainstream faiths, serving ones parents is a divine act looked upon with grace by the creator. In the higher spiritual plane, yes, following and serving the Guru is the highest act, but Guru asks us to do this whilst mastering and living in grisht i.e. Fulfulling all worldly duties in harmony, honour and success.
🌼Fire is His head, the sun and moon His eyes, space His ears, the Vedas His speech, the wind His breath,
the universe His heart.
From His feet the Earth has originated.
Verily, He is the inner self of all beings.
|| The Upanishads ||🌼
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Dr. Myles Munroe states, "Where purpose is unknown, abuse is inevitable". In other words, when you don't realize why something exists, you suffer the risk of mishandling it, and abusing it. This isn't specific to material things, but it also speaks to life. When you and I aren't aware of our purpose, and when we don't understand our value, we suffer the risk of allowing other people and things to abuse our time, our hearts, our gifts, our emotions, and even our bodies. At some point we've got to make up in our minds, "I'm far too valuable to allow you to cheapen me, and discount my life". .
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14 NIV)
PTSD Day, post traumatic stress disorder. I could write so much about it after having it my whole life and having gone through a great deal of pain and healing in the last year. Still some to deal with, but so far so good.
PTSD is a form of brain damage, just like any other physical problem. It is a wound(s) to the brain due to traumas. It is really hard to consciously change the hardwired connections, hence why it isn't something to laugh about or joke or look down upon in people.
Learn more about it, help someone with it, be understanding and compassionate. A kind word or a gentle touch will go a very long way, even to heal slowly.
To prevent it, if only we could, would be by not subjecting children to traumas, abuse, violence, emotional abuse etc etc and even in teens and adults. Kindness and Love are the answers to anything on Earth and beyond, from our cells to the Universe.
If you have PTSD or complex PTSD (as I do), do not despair. Please seek psychotherapy, write, dance, sing, shout, express yourself, let it all out, no matter how painful, you can do this, and feel freedom on the other side. Please don't hurt yourself, crying the pain out will heal you eventually bit by bit. Be strong, stubborn, you are a fighter of your soul, and just like a detox, we need to cleanse our hearts and souls from the dark poisons.
Take care, Peace and Love <3 #PTSD#CPTSD#mentalhealthawareness#warrior#survivor#abuse#braindamage#heal#self#love#soul#encouragement#wisdom#understanding#psychotherapy#mind#talk#write#support#helponeanother#ptsdday#cptsdawareness
That's what I grew up under. Ain't no keep repeating more than twice, you got your ass whipped and you was still going do your work. Hearing these stories always made me proud to not grow up with a silver spoon because I been the one breaking the cycle. Life is not easy.
Keep walking and hold your head up even when the times get tough. These tough times are carving character into you. How else would you be able to know your strength? How else would you be able to know your resiliency? How else would you develop faith? It's during the hard times that we learn to fly higher. Keep it moving and being my loves.
You can do it all, be it all, feel it all, imagine it all, whatever your heart desires but you just need to put in the work of being you. Show up everyday, commit to the now, prioritize and allow yourself the grace to keep starting over.. I love you ❤️ ps. I am creating a personal account so if you want to follow me it's @xojilliana
Allowing wisdom of Jesus and @annvoskamp to seep in. There's so much to learn in this life, but if we simply slow down, take step by step, we will remember to notice those who need help. It may be a smile. Around Christmas I enjoy wearing a Santa hat 🎅in public, seems to make strangers smile😊And prayerfully, if we slow our pace we will also remember His purpose for us does not include competing to gain attention for ourselves.
Currently cuddling my baby during her morning nap time. She's in a new phase where she is waking up any where between 3-6am half a wake and half asleep and wanting mommy baby cuddle time 👶🏽💜 So everything morning I've been getting out of bed and into the rocking chair. Even though I'm wicked tired I love getting to cuddle my baby • On a separate note I was thinking about my tattoos (little dove loves to play with and touch them) and how every single one of them has meaning to it. I thought I would share part of the meaning of my moon phase #tattoo with you all (I'm pretty sure this is my most popular tattoo cause I always get compliments on it); The #moonphases for me symbolizes all the different phases in our life and how they are all beautiful in their own way. Just like the moon is beautiful in all of its phases. There might be phases in life that are more challenging but that's okay...that's life. It happens. What makes a difference and what makes it beautiful is how we handle those difficult situations. If we are able to learn from them, grow, and allow ourselves to feel the emotions to a certain extent I think that's beautiful. Granted being in the phases that are all rosy and happy and amazing are beautiful too but I feel like we wouldn't enjoy those times as much or appreciate them fully without the struggles in life we all have to overcome. So here's to enjoying each phase in life no matter how difficult or amazing it is. Everyone has the choice to learn, grow, and spread happiness #tatted#tattedmom#yoga#yogamom#yogalife#yogateacher#wisdom#courage#strength#love#ilovebeingamom#phase#health#healthy#healthymom#healthylife#healthylifestyle#ilovespendingallofmytimewitybaby