Friday, April 11, 2008


When you are joyous, look deep into your heart
and you shall find it is only that which has given
you sorrow that is giving you joy.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping
for that which has been your delight.

Kahlil Gibran

Funny how we seem to surprise ourselves with the most strange reactions and emotions. Every time when I start to think I am really on my way, I see myself at the beginning of the road again. It feels like I have made one wrong turn and have to start all over again :)

When I feel blue I often call my mother to tell her about my stupid actions and wrong choices. She listens in silence and I know she is smiling gently when I complain about my life and its lessons. When I am done she often asks me; do you see at what point you have lost yourself?

And yes I do see it; just like all the times before and that's what is so depressing hihi. But my mother always puts me back on track with her calm words; Life's lessons are one big repetition, you have to do them over and over again...and then you go through it. Just remember Sas two steps forward and one step back. But forward you will go anyway......

Well thanks to my always patience mother I feel less blue already. I will make myself a cup of tea and cuddle up with a book. Tomorrow I will try to take two steps again :) Have yourself a lovely weekend and take care :)

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you
as by the attitude you bring to life;
not so much by what happens to you
as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Kahlil Gibran


vk said...

Beautiful thought provoking post, Sas. The opening quote is so lovely, and so amazing that it still holds true for us humans who are still the same down the centuries despite what we may like to think.
My relationship with you seems strange..sometimes I read your posts in awe if you were my messiah... and on other days I connect with you as any human...with the same vulnerability and emotions I may feel. The end quote was very moving and inspiring..Thanks again for the lovely words, photos and thoughts you share. Enjoy your tea and book. Have a lovely evening. I am sure you will take two steps forward tomorrow...


rkramadh said...

Sas, I love the bright yellow color and crackle finish of the plate. You have really touched our hearts by sharing such genuine thoughts and feelings. It's truly a relief to know that we are not alone and that we are struggling to better ourselves as humans each day. It helps to have someone along with you on the journey, and there you are I feel with me!!! Thanks for inspiring not just decor wise but spiritually too...even more long lasting! This post came at a particularly good time for me when I told myself I will take two steps forward today since I took one back for sure yesterday :)

Sas said...

Dear Vani and Rupa,

Your lovely feedback and comments are heartwarming to me.

Thank you for sharing,

with love, Sas

When we feel love and kindness toward others,
it not only makes others feel loved and cared for,
but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.

Dalai Lama