In 2016, I Aspire to…….

 

1. Be a person who has the quality to forgive and forget the inappropriate behaviour of others. Someone who believes in equanimity, takes life as it comes and neither gets perturbed over issues small or big , nor gets excited over momentary gains. A balanced disposition who does not feels jealous of other’s success or worldly possessions.
2. Be a person always eager to help out the needy and forever thank the Lord for his benedictions. A soul which is moved by seeing others in adversity and yearns to help.
3. Seek continuous improvement in myself and strive to pick up at least one good habit every month.
4. Be good and kind to all my relatives and ensure not to hurt their feelings even inadvertently . Maintain balance, peace, unity and harmony in my family.
5. Be courteous and pleasant in my communications with others and take care not to offend them in any way by my speech, gestures or body language.
6. Be a childlike personality and feel extremely happy with small joys of nature.
7. Be a person with limited personal needs leading simple life and austerity, strive for intellectual enlightenment with love towards one and all and malice towards none.
9. Be a good listener and motivator and provide comfort to others by my company. Be a person who can handle difficult situations well and can adjust with any type of people be it fools, crooks, ordinary humans or intellectuals with equal comfort.
10. Be a person who does not exploit others and has justice, fairness and integrity in dealings with them.
11. Be a person, whose word/promise means more to him than anything else in life.
12. Be a person who wishes for universal peace, amity and brotherhood and rise above the defines of caste, creed, religion and ethnicity.

Having almost spent the spring and summer of my life, the journey inches towards the winters and as the time ticks by, I am reminded of a verse from Sikh scriptures by Guru Nanak Dev Ji ( on page 8 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS).

” Jinni Naam Dhi-aa-i-aa Ga-ay Muskat Ghaal, Nanak Tay Mukh Ujaly
Kaytee Chhutee Naal.”

“Those who have meditated on the Name of the God and departed after completion of their life journey having worked by the sweat of their brows, O Nanak, their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord, and many are saved along with them!”

May God help me work towards these goals!

Wishing all my readers a very happy and prosperous 2016.

Guchi.

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