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The Rainmaker

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When we see nature after a rainfall, we see beauty and abundance everywhere. It is a wonderful experience to smell the flowers and shrubs, to listen to the birds singing, to see butterflies darting here and there, and maybe occasionally see a rainbow in the distance. It seems like the earth is fresh and alive after taking a shower.

Why does it rain? As we know, rain occurs when the air is saturated and water vapors in the clouds get too heavy and fall into the earth in the form of rain. There is something we can learn here. When a person is full of good deeds that overflow and touch the people and situations around him/her (ie this person is “heavy” with goodness), the world will shower this person with abundance and blessings. He/she is called  a “rainmaker”.

Most of us only put a minimum of effort into what we do and expect a lot of reward  and recognition in return. Everything we do is geared to gain other people’s attention and admiration. Half of our attention is focused on what we do and the other half on what we will get out of it. Our actions are limited, inferior and mediocre and often get the opposite results.  But when we let go of our expectations and instead focus on the action itself, we experience the beauty of the present moment. We feel our aliveness and the essence of all beings around us. Our actions are done with great care and attention and benefit everyone. Why is this? Because the universe is working through us. We become one with the totality. We are able to bring forth joy, abundance, beauty, goodness and everything else that is needed. Over time, we become “rainmakers”.

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Author: anantakasainlife

Influenced by the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Buddha, Eckhart Tolle, Swami Parthasarathy, Anthony De Mello, Joseph Murphy and my brother.

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