Your soul mate is not someone who comes into your life peacefully. — Thoughts on our Wedding Anniversary
I have always been fascinated, by the mantra that I heard long ago, "Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray." I am so lucky to be a physician, and almost all of my life I have the privilege to serve the humanity. My ideal was always, to serve while simultaneously remembering the divine spiritual nature of man. Yes, for me the work became the worship of the divine in man. When I started work in Folsom Prison as the first female physician, my mother knew that I was terrified and excited at the same time. She told me always remember and look for the divine light in each of these unfortunate souls and you will gradually realize that you are privileged to serve them. This was it, and gradually this way of remembering and looking became part of me in Folsom Prison. This criminals taught me the important truths about what not to do, how not to live, just by observing them. I gradually learned not to react to them rather learn from them.
Almost a year ago on my trip to India I met a self-realized master who gave me an important message…. He closed his eyes and went into meditation. After a few moments he looked at me and said, “The Universe is your Teacher.... On this auspicious day I want to share an essay by Dr. Paul Hourihan, “God in the Here and Now.”
“….Yes, we have it all now. Just as we are, we are fully equipped for enlightenment.”
I want to share some of Paul Hourihan’s writing with all of you, especially for my introductory blog post on this day which is Pongal, a very auspicious day for all of India.