This is my prayer to thee, my lord—strike,
strike at the root of penury in my heart.
Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.
Just when we feel we are strong enough, life puts us through greater trials. Would they ever end, we wonder, unaware that we have more lessons to learn. Let’s not fret because the universe has our back at all times. Everything happens in our lives for a reason and when our intentions are pure, we are only on our journey to reach a higher level of enlightenment.
Never lose heart; be still and go with the flow. We are almost there. The universe is taking us exactly where were are supposed to be. Once we are there, there will be love, happiness, peace and tranquility.
I found this heart shaped cloud floating over my house yesterday. I am glad I was able to capture it. It brought the message of love. I am grateful to the universe for sending us unending love…to be cherished forever.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master,
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
There are times when life knocks you down and you feel too weak to get up. I have come to realize that these are the times when you actually grow as a person; when you discover your true self. Good times teach you nothing much. Difficult ones make you leave your comfort zone and help you discover your hidden strength.
Feel blessed that the universe chose to test your limits. Feel strong and empowered. Know thyself and embrace what life offers you. You are worthy of the experience and you are capable enough to handle it. Trust me when it is over you will be thankful.