Life as a beautiful symphony…

“Life is not suffering, it’s a song to sing”, that’s the message that I often heard in Ashram. Even in the moment of problems and obstacles, that message was clearly heard. Particularly because problems, difficulties, and even catastrophy bring lessons and opportunity of growth. Remember, without the night the stars will not be beautiful. Without problems, soul will not be beautiful.

As material of contemplation, in our age all bringers of the light suffer. Yesus Christ was crucified, Mahatma Gandhi was shot, Nelson Mandela was jailed, HH Dalai Lama lost his country in the age 15 years old. The message was very clear, suffering is not here to punish you. But it helps you to grow. Suffering is similar to sandpaper that softening the wood in the process of becoming beautiful statue, it’s like hot sunshine which help flowers bloom. With this insight in the mind, life can be a beautiful symphony that make heart keep whispering: “Thankyou, thank you and thank you”. To serve fellow light seekers come into the deeper understanding of life as symphony, now let’s dive together.

The song that elevate the soul…

Life, when viewed as a beautiful symphony, is a harmonious blend of experiences, emotions, and moments that come together to create a beautiful symphony. This perspective invites us to find melody in our daily routines and rhythm in our interactions. It is about embracing each day with a sense of gratitude and wonder, appreciating the small yet significant details that often go unnoticed.

Every moment becomes a note in this joyous composition. The laughter shared with friends, the warm embrace of a loved one, the satisfaction of accomplishing a goal – all these instances contribute to the song’s uplifting chorus. Even the challenges and setbacks, when seen as opportunities for growth, add depth and richness to the melody, creating a more profound and resonant harmony.

Contribute to a collective symphony…

Living life as a beautiful symphony means being present and fully engaged in the now. It involves savoring the simple pleasures – the smell of fresh rain, the beauty of a sunset, the taste of a favorite meal. It is about cultivating a positive-holistic mindset, focusing on what is good, and letting go of negativity. This mindset does not deny the existence of sorrow or pain but rather acknowledges them as part of the larger composition, where the highs and lows together create a balanced and complete musical experience.

Furthermore, this joyous approach to life encourages us to share our happiness with others. Acts of kindness, words of encouragement, and gestures of love become the instruments that amplify the song, spreading its resonance far and wide. In doing so, we not only enhance our own experience but also contribute to a collective symphony of joy that reverberates throughout our communities.

Conclusion and practical steps…

In essence, seeing life as a song of joy is about finding beauty in the everyday, embracing each moment with a grateful heart, and spreading positivity. It is a celebration of the human spirit’s resilience and capacity for happiness, creating a melody that is both uplifting and enduring. As daily life compass, it’s wise to consider the following steps.

  1. Do not let the dark past make life dark. Let them teach you about light. Especially by focusing on the lessons. Forgiving also help much in this case.
  2. Stop worrying about the future. Remember, those who do the best in the present make the best preparation to the future.
  3. Always do the best and embrace the fruits also in the best way. In every present moment, ask yourself: “How can I be happy with this moment?”.
  4. Quoting from Leo Tolstoy: “The best time is now. The best friends are people around you now. The best thing to do is being happy together”.
  5. To make the vibration of your surrounding help you to grow, always whisper the most beautiful prayer of thank you. Do it under the guidance gratitude.

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About the author

H.H. Guruji Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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