by Margo Kirtikar, Phd –
‘Oh my,’ says the oyster, ‘this is terrible, I have a big problem here, what am I going to do about this, how can I get rid of this problem?’ Try what it may nothing worked. The grain of sand was there to stay. The oyster spends its days thinking about how to get rid of this grain of sand.
After more reflection it occurs to him to change its approach to the problem. The oyster instead of being irritated slowly and with great love and patience begins to engulf the grain of sand with warmth and love. Lo and behold the grain of sand begins to soften and slowly grow.
The sages believe that the pearl oyster has been there for thousands of years as a lesson for us humans. It is there to teach us a simple lesson and that is, if we wrap our difficulties and problems and all the things that annoy us with patience, warmth and light then we too can be rich, same as the pearl oyster.
Now all this sounds very nice and as usual the theory is easy, you might say, the practice, however, in real life is another story. This is true because in reality nothing in life is easy. Nothing comes from nothing and everything takes time. If we look around us in nature everything that grows has to take a certain time. Just as every seed that is planted, even a human embryo, needs a certain time to grow, everything in life needs its time to develop as it was meant to do, by the cosmic Law of Growth.
It is futile to go against this universal law. Anyone who wants to achieve anything worthwhile in life, has to make the effort that is required and then wait for matters to take their course, in order for the outcome to materialize. The same process applies to the physical, the emotional as well as to the mental level. Nothing in life is free. Everything has to be paid for eventually, or is paid for, in one way or another. In accordance with the Law of Cause and Effect, every thought sets things in motion and every action has a consequence.
There is, however, a science to everything in nature and once you understand and apply this science, then everything does become effortless and your success is assured. The science of creating inner pearls in your life and to accumulate an abundance of inner wealth is easy to follow.
a) Shift your focus and forget the inconveniences of life. Only you can put an end to your suffering. Focus instead on the good things in your life.
b) Be content and speak constructively. To complain is to waste your breath and your energy. Practice gratitude instead. Watch your words, for words are energy vibrating. Are your words constructive or destructive?
c) Be generous in nature. Be a giver. If you are a scrooge financially, emotionally and mentally now, right this moment, is a good time to change. Practice forgiveness. Forgiveness will lighten your load.
d) Be authentic and sincere. Be true to yourself. With putting on an act you fool no one but yourself. Don’t underestimate peoples’ intelligence. Honesty is appreciated by the right people. The rest who need to be impressed are not worth it.
e) Open yourself to good influences. Watch who you move around with and who your friends are. Free yourself of defeating habits, behaviours and thinking patterns. You can accumulate good habits just as easily as bad habits, so why not concentrate on the good habits.
f) Have respect for life. Treat yourself and others with respect and with love and compassion. Don’t you feel good when you are treated with respect? So do unto others as you want done to you. Sounds familiar?
g) Be in touch with the Source. Acknowledge and connect to the Life Force, the Source of all Energy. Make the conscious connection daily to recharge you batteries. Call it whatever you like, God or the Absolute, just connect and watch your life change for the better.
Go ahead and create your own pearls and become wealthy materially, emotionally and spiritually. You are the creator of your life. That is what we are meant to do in this life. We are meant to create our life. No one is doing anything to you, you are doing it to yourself.