How will be the weather today?

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πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’"It is told that a traveller into a rural area asked a shepherd: "How do you think the weather will be today?" "Oh, it will be weather that I like." "How do you know it will be weather that you like, how can you say that?" The shepherd answered: "It is like this, sir, knowing that over such things as the weather I have no control, knowing I cannot change it, long ago I decided that whatever weather comes I will like it. And therefore, now I am at peace. I am always sure that I will get weather that is to my liking to all days of the year. Because I cannot change it, I have started liking whatever I get. Instead of always trying to get only that thing that I like, I decided that it is wiser to like whatever thing I get. Therefore, I always like the weather I get." So it was not the weather that mattered, it was his inner state of looking at it, relating himself to it, perceiving it, that mattered. So, he had the key to happiness. The key is inside. It is a state of mind that we diligently create within us that ultimately has the effect of creating happiness or misery for us. Therefore, mind alone is the cause of bondage and liberation. Mind is the cause of pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow. Whatever it is, mana eva karanam manushyanam—for human beings, mind itself is the main cause. And in the higher metaphysical sense, Vedanta says: "manahkalpitam jagat—this world is created by your mind."

That is too high for us, we need not bother about it. Let us not look upon it now from this great truth. Let us look upon it from a psychological angle, an immediate angle, that which is of relevance to us here, now, today. Today let us apply this truth, find out this truth: "I make my day; I make my happiness and misery; I make my darkness and light; I from within create it."  Either you run the day by being mindful and aware or either the day runs you as you are lost in the mind. A picture does not paint itself. It is the artist with his brush who paints it. If he dips it in green, he cannot expect blue to appear on the canvas; if he dips it in red, he cannot expect yellow. So what he uses, that appears for him. Apply this truth and then see what happens. "A WISE MAN ADAPTS HIMSELF TO CIRCUMSTANCES, AS WATER SHAPES ITSELF TO THE VESSEL THAT CONTAINS IT"πŸ’πŸ™πŸΌ

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