Peace

The Meaningful Trails (27)

Written by Gede Prama

Finding something that could put a smile on the face of the loved ones, is the most beautiful spiritual flower that really gives a worthwhile contribution for the world. Particularly in the world that filled with fears, violence, and anger. The heat of the earth is resembling the call of a birth mother: “Pour a lot of water to this dry garden. Share more smiles to the dried souls”. Many public figures are being irritated with the circumstances that causing their anger. Some of the world leaders are getting more furious with the burning situation of the world. Yet, beautiful souls like you, are here not to get yourself burned, but to blossom. To then share the enchanting fragrance of smile to the world.

In this frame of mind, the presence of Zig Ziglar’s book called “Something To Smile About” becomes very refreshing. It is like cool water in a dry garden, a lovely smile among the angry people. This book, which comprises a collection of short stories, is indeed containing many materials of contemplation that is very heartwarming. Notice on what is wrote by this luminous soul on his writing that titled “Learning to say Yes”. When the children ask: “Mom, may I watch my favourite TV show?”. This is the suggested answer for the mother: “Yes, sure, after you are finished doing the dishes and placed it back to where it belongs”. Any father whose son asking for a permission to go to a friend’s house for doing a school project and borrow his car, is suggested to give the following answer: “Yes, of course, after you finished washing the car”. These are simple yet brilliant examples that could bring a joyful smile for the loved ones.

As a material of contemplation, one of the reasons behind the increased heat wave of violence and anger that strikes the world, is because there are way too many people who constantly say no. Let alone for a great and substantial matter, even for the small and trivial kind of things, people are rather saying no. In result, the world becomes full of people with stressful look. It would not only make people getting more rarely to smile, yet also easily trigger a conflict. Notice Zig Ziglar’s writing that titled “It is not what you do not have that matters”, which tells about Wendy who was born with no arms, yet could become the second winner in a swimming competition, typing in a high speed, and very fond of skiing. It left a simple message, which might enable you to start sharing smiles to the people around you, train yourself to be happy with anything you have. It is such a great spiritual achievement that would not only bring excitement to the inner soul, but could also reinvigorate the burning situation of the world today.

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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