Mind and Heart


Spiritual understanding is born of harmony between mind and heart.

This harmony of mind and heart does not require the mixing up of their functions.

It does not imply cross-functioning, but co-operative functioning. Their functions are neither identical nor co-ordinate.

Mind and heart must of course be balanced but this balance cannot be secured by pitching the mind against the heart or by pitching the heart against the mind.

It can be attained not through mechanical tension, but through intelligent adjustment.

——-AVATAR MEHER BABA

[Source- Discourses by Meher Baba, volume-I, p-141 (Copyright ©1967 by Adi K. Irani, King’s Rd., Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India]

As reader of palmistry I was scared when one astrologer gave negative connotation of my head and heart lines going together.

  • it had scared me.

Some of my rash decisions in life always told me about my inner conflict between my mind and heart.

It was soothing to read the Masters advice.

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Don’t we all? 


Good story sent by a friend
I parked in front of a mall, wiping my car, when a tramp approached me.


From the looks of him, he had no car, no home,  no clean clothes, and no money. 


There are times when you feel generous but sometimes you just don’t want to be bothered.


This was one of those “don’t want to be bothered times”.


I hope he doesn’t ask me for money, I thought.


He didn’t.


He sat down on the curb and after a few minutes he spoke.


“That’s a very pretty car,” he said.


He was ragged but he had an air of dignity around him. His scraggly beard keep more than his face warm.


I said, “Thanks,” and continued wiping my car.


He sat quietly. The expected plea for money never came.


As the silence between us widened something inside me said, “Ask him if he needs any help.” 


I was sure he would say “Yes” but I held true to the inner voice.


“Do you need any help?” I asked.


He answered in three simple but profound words that I shall never forget.


We often look for wisdom in great men and women. We expect it from those of higher learning and accomplishments.


I expected nothing but an outstretched grimy hand. But he spoke the three words that shook me.


“Don’t we all?” he said.


I was feeling high and mighty, successful and important, above a tramp in the street, until those three words hit me.


Don’t we all?


I needed help.


Maybe not for a meal or a place to sleep, but I needed help.


I reached in my wallet and gave him enough to get a warm meal.


Those three little words still ring true.


No matter how much you have, no matter how much you have accomplished, you need help too.


No matter how little you have, no matter how loaded you are with problems, even without money or a place to sleep, you can give help.


Even if it’s just a compliment, you can give that.


You never know when you may see someone that appears to have it all. But they may be waiting for you to give them what they don’t have! 

* A different perspective on life


* A glimpse at something beautiful


* A respite from daily chaos, that only you with a different view can see.


Maybe the man was just a homeless stranger wandering the streets.


Maybe he was more than that. Maybe he was sent by a power that is great and wise, to minister to people too comfortable in themselves.


Maybe God looked down, called an Angel, dressed him like a tramp, then said, “Go minister to that man cleaning the car, that man needs help.”


DON’T WE ALL?


🙏😊 Good Morning🙏😊 Have a wonderful weekend🙏😊🙏

Things Don’t change…


Things Don’t Change, WE change! – said Henry David Thoreau.  In my life, I have seen that not only WE change, We help change. But sometimes, we come across People who have piles of masks and masks which require constant unpeeling. The process is not pleasant for the untrained surgeon like me but also for those who laboriously have put them on and maintained very protectively for years!

But, sometimes, unwittingly, people open their mind’s windows or closed Silos – like the Johari Windows and we get a peep into their Brains.  The darkest parts are become visible to us and once we have got an insight into this side of people – judgements become easier.

Sometimes though, the masks which are not carefully worn -fall off and the Real faces in all their gory, bloody ways become visible that cause sadness and does not help us.

People don't change