Take some time out…


In a dream, I had an interview with God.


“Come in,” God said to me, “So, you would like to interview Me?”

“If You have the time,” I said.


God smiled and said: “My time is called eternity and is enough to do everything. What questions do you have in mind to ask Me?”


“None that are new to You. What’s the one thing that surprises You most about mankind?” 


God answered: “That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.

That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health.

That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget to live in the present, which would have shaped their future and thus mess their future as well.

Both, regrets of the past and anxieties about the future, are distractions from the present.


That they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived…”


God’s hands took mine and we were silent. After a long period, I said, “May I ask You another question?”


As a Parent, what would You ask Your children to do?”


God replied with a smile: “To learn that they should control their attitudes, otherwise their attitudes will control them.

To learn that while at times they may be entitled to be upset, that does not give them the right to upset those around them.


To learn that it only takes a few second to open profound wounds in persons we love, and that it takes many years to heal them.

To learn that it takes years to build trust, and a few seconds to destroy it.


To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.

To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven by others, but that they should forgive themselves.


To learn that true friends are scarce, he / she who has found one has found a true treasure.

To learn that even though they may think they have nothing to give, when a friend cries in distress, they will find the strength to alleviate his / her suffering. 


To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others. There will be others better or worse than they are.

To learn that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.   

To learn that money can’t buy everything, especially happiness. 

To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different.

To learn that those who are honest with themselves without considering the consequences go far in life.


To learn that what is most valuable is not what they have in their lives, but who they have in their lives

“To learn that they cannot make anyone love them, what is important is whom they love.

To learn that there are persons that love them dearly, but simply do not know how to show their feelings.

To learn that even though the word “love” has many different meanings, it loses value when it is overstated

To learn that by trying to hold on to loved ones, they very quickly push them away; and by letting go of those they love, they will be side by side forever.


To learn that they are masters of what they keep to themselves and slaves of what they say.

To learn that they shall reap what they plant; if they plant gossip, they will harvest intrigues, if they plant love, they will harvest happiness


To learn that happiness is a decision. They can decide to be happy with what they are and have, or die from envy and jealousy of what they lack.

To learn that true happiness is not to achieve their goals but to learn who they are in Reality by striving to realize the Real Self.


To learn that they can never do something extraordinary for Me to love them.

Love is My very nature and I love unconditionally.


To learn that the shortest distance they could be from Me is the distance of a prayer.

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  1. Rita

    Hari Aum,

    This article is also nice like other articles. Very nicely explained for us humans to follow. If every person decides to help, love and care for each other, then I think God will always meet us everyday in this way. Thanks Swami-ji! You always teach us through your many articles, as to how we should increase our will power and raise our confidence level.
    Swami-ji your blessings are always with me and my family.

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