Cheerful Relating — Emotion

Sowmya Gopal
Jan 8 · 2 min read

August 31, 2020

Namah Te dear All,

i hope this message finds all my fellow seekers infinitely, incessantly and independently Joyous!

THIS MESSAGE IS NOT SPAM! This message is just very very very late…
With few responsibilities, in June of 2009 i began sharing our E-Vichara every Monday.
With many responsibilities, in January of 2013 i began sharing our E-Vichara every other Monday.
With many more responsibilities, at the beginning of 2020 i began slowing down sharing our E-Vichara.
With the aspiration to be more responsible, at the beginning of 2021 i begin speeding up sharing our E-Vichara.
Gratitude for your patience to understand this offering…

No one will judge you more than a parent.
No one will annoy you more than a spouse.
No one will disappoint you more than a child.
Not being in relationships is easy and so being cheerful is instinctive.
Being in relationships is hard and so being cheerful is intentional.

The Happiness Series IV explored how NOT to be judged-annoyed-disappointed. And the same is offered through the E-Vichara

E-Vichara (August 31, 2020) — — Cheerful Relating — Emotion

  • The most universal/unconditional prayer is for Happiness — the most universal/unconditional producer of sadness is ego
  • Thoughts in the intellect cause emotions in the mind, emotions in the mind cause sensations in the body — this psycho-physical experience is balanced by understanding thoughts are relative, thoughts are functional, thoughts are just thoughts
  • Proactively we can tend to our own emotions by raising our enthusiasm through walking more and resting more — reactively we can tend to our own emotions by reducing our frustration through chanting more and cleaning more
  • We can encourage our children to be proactive with their emotions by being supportive through listening more and expressing more — we can guide our children with their reactive emotions by being dynamic through redirecting more and absorbing more
  • We can encourage our family to be proactive with their emotions by establishing a culture of reading-writing-reflecting — we can guide our family with their reactive emotions by establishing a culture of complementing
  • No one is a perfect relative, every one can be an evolving relative — the more one practices self-criticism the more one will practice self-forgiveness

Inspire-Love-Be,
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Chinmaya Mission Niagara

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