5/15/2014

On the "Road": Brief Thoughts on India, Community Service & Hope

The fascination of India and its' election has been breathtaking to observe.   Just like many around the World, I am awaiting as India moves away from the United Progressive Alliance to the National Democratic Alliance .   The so-called "Right of Center" in India will be led by the BJP and Narenda Modi will be the next Prime Minister of India.   It has been fascinating to see the reporting out of NDTV in India as they continue to report on the meetings and moves.

What India proved was the admontions below:


How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
- Stephen R. Covey 

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey
[Be of service, but don't be a doormat.] 

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch


The lessons above can well be applied to what we have before us in our own lives.     The need to do the right thing is ever so critical.  It was such a gratifying scene as I saw the Community step up to support AVMS yet again with the recycling program.      We stopped counting after 10 bags!!!   It is the advent of Democracy in Action and how a Community is able to come together that no matter what the challenges are.  This is as we have to remember this:

I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley


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