His Words, Not Mine

pink roseThe other day I posted the quote, “Through patience and balance you will learn reverence for all things.”

Prior to that post, Pandit Prasad told me that I should go to the temple alone every morning to speak with Lord Shiva.  I did and still do as he said.  I feel in my heart that the quote is of Shiva, not me.  I do not claim anything other than that these words came in the morning at the temple.

Now, several days later, the following was conveyed to be shared with all.


“Are you willing to accept process for what it is? Or are you fixed upon a vision of your choosing?
The gardener cares for the rosebud, without need to direct how the petals unfold.
Life is a process unfathomable. It leads where it does.
Care for the process as a gardener lovingly cares for the rose.
Some call this living in the now. Others call it freedom from attachment to a goal.
Whatever it is called, the name veils the meaning.
It can be called acceptance.
It can be called wisdom.
It can be called humility.
It is not indifference.  It is not passivity.
It is balance.
It is living life as life is, instead of trying to make life something it is not.
Life is a process.  It is not a goal.
Live your life.”

© Michael Mamas. All rights reserved.


  1. Jai Shiva Shankara!

  2. I am deeply touched….and deeply grateful.

  3. I am so grateful for this message. this is just what I needed to hear at this part of my life. This message will stay with me, until, through application and practice, I Wholly embrace it’s meaning as habit.

  4. What a wonderful blessing for you and for all.
    To quote the World Teacher: “What a relief.”

    Om Shanti Shanti Shanti…