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Land of Smiles

Written by Gede Prama

There are times in life, especially in the early stages of family growth, life’s performance is measured by economic indicators such as savings. But there are times when economic indicators are not only inadequate, but it can also disturb your soul journey. The growing rates of suicide, divorce and drug victims everywhere, keep telling us that economic indicators only, are far from enough.

Like a married couple. Being able to support yourself, having a house, sending children to school of course needs money. But as we can see here and there, the growth in economic indicators are not always followed by a growing soul. In a number of stories revealed, a growing economy is followed by the collapsing of the soul.

The increasing income makes a person have a love affair, then the spouse asks for a divorce, and finally children become the innocent victims. The end story is very touching, in the old age that should be filled with plenty of holiday time, people become restless and sleepless because of having to take good care of children who are mentally ill.

Before the same touching story visits your life, let’s begin as early as possible to maintain a balance between economic growth and soul growth. Learning hard is of course good, working smart is also good, but allocating parts of the time to take good care of the family is also important. It is not only a good preparation for the future, but also makes the inner soul garden grow in such a beautiful way.

As the first step, it is important to reflect deeply, only gardeners who have healthy bodies can take good care of the garden. In the same way, only one who is beautiful inside can make the family grow in a beautiful way. For that reason, no matter how limited your time is, always train yourself to improve your smile.

In line with this, it’s important to recognize the symbols of smiles in nature. From the singing birds, the jumping dolphins, the blooming flowers, the playing children, the peaceful trees, until the moon and stars in the sky. These symbols are necessary in everyday life, especially as a continuous reminder that can make people never forget the beautiful inner angel named smile.

Every time you see these signs, always have a little smile inside. To put it more precisely, a smile which is full of inner acceptance. A smile indicating that there’s an inner flower blooming within. A smile that keeps telling you that you are no longer a victim in life, but you are a master of your life. At the same time, keep in the mind and in the heart, that the best angel who can save your life is yourself.

It is certainly uneasy of course, but no matter how difficult the temptations is, keep moving forward. Persistence is your best friend. The courage to stand up after falling is the best protector. Forgiveness is a sign that someone has a very beautiful soul flower inside. As a material of reflection, even the most holy saint must fall again and again on the journey of perfecting the soul.

Whenever a person grows deep on the path of smiling, life will be similar to driving an open truck on the journey to the top of a mountain. The longer the journey the fresher the air. While anger decreases, patience rises. While conflict decreases, tolerance increases. While judgement disappears, friendship appears. At this level of energy frequency, not only does your soul grow beautifully, the surrounding environment will also grow in a beautiful way.

This is often called “changing frequency is changing reality”. As one grows convincingly at the frequency of smile and peace, some close people change beautifully without being changed. Any spiritual seekers who can arrive here will understand through attainment, not through conversation, that every land where one step is transformed into a land of smiles.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo Courtesy: Phuket News.
Proofread By: Kirsty Spence.

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama is a long student on peace. He began his childhood by communing with symbolical Guru in one of old village in north Bali. Later on when he learned from the life stories of many maha siddha (the enlightened), he began to understand his spiritual experience in childhood. This last experience then enriched by meditating, reading, researching and personal meeting with some of world wide spiritual Gurus like HH Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and Karen Armstrong.

Scholarship enables Gede Prama to continue his post graduate study to England and France. Hard work makes Gede Prama was appointed as CEO (chief executive officer) of a large corporation at the age of 38. And one year later he left behind all luxuries of corporate world then begin a journey of serving. To serve people on the path of peace.

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