A dear friend of mine decided when he was a young man to travel around the world. He ended up one day in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, not knowing how long he would stay. (He finally stayed there 2 1⁄2 years). At 3 a.m. every morning, one of the monks had to go and ring a huge gong on a neighbouring hill, and very early in his
The most important thing to undertake on the planet is raising world consciousness, because absolutely everything in life and in the world today depends on our level of consciousness. So one of the greatest gifts we can make to the world is the gift of the quality of our thoughts.
Some time ago, I was at my desk in Geneva and received a phone call. An unknown voice said to me, in English with a very strong Indian accent, “This is the Apple-Windows office in London, and we are phoning you because you are having problems with your computer, which is slow…” and on and on. (Such an office of course does not exist.) And suddenly, I saw his mouse moving around on my screen.
After the incident, my webmaster told me I must have given him access to my screen, but everything went so fast I could hardly follow. (I need to explain here that I am a paleo- Neanderthal computer caveman.) After 25 minutes of his explanations, his deleting this and that, I started feeling really uneasy and suddenly he said, “Well, that will be $150”. I protested that he had never ever spoken of
In the very second I realized I had been hoodwinked, I started blessing the man in question and did so for weeks. I felt deep compassion for him, knowing he could never find true happiness cheating people all round the planet eight hours a day. In addition to that, instead of feeling angry and resentful and hence pulling the level of world consciousness down, I was I able to instantly forgive and bless him, and thus stay totally at peace, while helping raise world consciousness.
Blessing people and situations everywhere
So, friend, why not grant yourself – and the world – the gift of heart-felt, meaningful blessings?