Spill The Love

Suppose you are standing with a cup of tea ๐Ÿต in your hand and someone pushes you all of a sudden.

What happens?
Tea spills out of your cup.

If you are asked why tea spilled from your cup, your obvious answer would be,
Because so-and-so pushed me“.

Is this the only correct answer?
Think about it, there is another plausible reason.

And that reason is that there was tea in your cup, so it spilled. Your cup will spill only what is in it, whether it is milk or water or tea.

Similarly when we are pushed and shocked by the behavior of people in real life, our reality spills automatically  at that time. So let’s see what spills when we are pushed.

Is it
(i) patience, silence, gratitude, peace, humanity or dignity
or
(ii) anger, bitterness, madness, envy, malice, or hatred?

The decision rests with us. We have to choose what should be inside us.

Because the good feelings within make us feel close to our loved ones, and also how beautiful this universe is, and how beautiful the people, creatures, trees and plants living in it are.

P.S. I have started with tea, but don’t spill the tea, spill the love.


–Kaushal Kishore

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72 Comments

  1. Wow, this is a beautifully scripted, powerful messageโ€ฆWhat we spill when provoked is what is in us. Letโ€™s choose wisely & choose love.โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  2. Once again the pesky gremlins and WordPress are not allow me to comment!

    I will just quote the great Rumi:

    โ€œ With life as short as breath, plant only love.โ€

    Joanna

    PS. I love your post, Kaushal, and its meaning!

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  3. You know I didn’t think of people or their reactions this way until I read this post. People or their reactions are uncertain, but I’m completely astonished by the way you have simplified something as puzzling as human behavior, incredible KK!

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    1. This kind comment of yours truly means a lot to me. You made my day. I’m elated that you think so. Thank you, my friend, from the bottom of my heart for this graciousness.

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  4. There are times when you “spill” goodness out of you, but there are times when biting back is the only way to deal with others- the kind who doesn’t understand until they get a taste of their own medicine. May we chose our “battles” wisely…as another saying goes.

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    1. That’s a great saying you have shared. I also concur with your thought that we get what we give. This is what is called karma. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful reflection!

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  5. Omg KK, I LOVE this one!! What a glorious message, and I love your โ€œPSโ€ at the end. You always remind us to look at life through a different lens or angle. I drink tea every night so Iโ€™ll definitely be reminded of this piece now ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค

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    1. Thank you so much, Grace for this wonderful comment. I’m glad you liked the post and PS. It’s my humble attempt to showcase what I experience in day-to-day life. I preferably take tea in the morning or evening. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–

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  6. Very interesting, KK. Immediately upon reading this, I was struck with a thought I cannot explain but will share with you just the same. Have you ever walked through the aisles of a grocery store and been painfully hit on your ankle by the shopping cart being pushed by the person walking behind you? I have, multiple times, and each time the person behind me offers a weak smile and says meekly “Oh, sorry.” And each time I respond just as meekly “It’s ok” when in truth it’s not ok. I am in pain, sometimes bleeding and want to scream “No, I’m not OK. That really hurt! Your carelessness hurt me!” Why are we so blasรฉ about these incidents? Maybe if the careless person with the shopping cart had said “Oh my goodness! I’m so sorry. Are you ok?” we would respond with “Well, I can’t lie; it hurts but I’ll be ok. Accidents happen.” I’ve thought about this many times, how we become so timid and accept the painful, bleeding ankle, while at other times trivial, insignificant matters will set us off like a bomb. I suppose in the end it’s a good thing we temper our anger and meekly accept the bleeding ankle. If not, people would be brawling in grocery stores every day. There; I feel much better for having shared this rhetorical point of view. ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

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    1. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing such a truthful comment! I’m sure, like you and many others, I have also faced such situations. What you feel then immediately generates some hear in your mind, and if it’s not controlled, things may take an ugly turn. The incidents of road rage are so common now-a-days. Whenever I drive, I’m more cautious about others’ driving, because accidents happen not only due to your fault. It’s really difficult to be calm and cool, but we can certainly try to practise it. I’m happy that you feel better now, sharing has this power. Today I was commenting somewhere that the age is not counted by years, but by friends.

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  7. It reminds me of my morning when I was just finishing my tai chi and someone said good morning. I was like “excuse me but do you see I’m practicing” I didn’t say it but it was felt. It’s a question I have to continue to watch what arises and how I want to respond or not. I started all over again … Next time I’ll just keep going and smile … no words. โค๏ธ (i’ll try hahaha0

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    1. Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your live experience. But what to do, we don’t have any control on the other person. What we can do is to change a bit ourselves. I’m happy that you have resolved to smile and keep going for the next time. Hope you succeed ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Thank you, Suzette, for reading and sharing your beautiful reflections! The last sentence is the extension of good feelings within. Much, much appreciated, my friend for your kind words!

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  8. Such wisdom and inspiration, KK! โค What a great idea to fill our cup with love! If enough people could do that, what a kinder world this would be!

    My late husband used to say, "Blame is irrelevant." I would not enjoy being burned by hot tea. If someone accidentally pushed me and I was burned, I could overlook it. If someone intentionally pushed me, I would be angry but I hope I could understand why and forgive. I don't want a cup full of bitterness.

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    1. I truly appreciate you and your beautiful thoughts, Cheryl! That’s what should ideally be done. My Management Guru used to say, “Do what is in your hand, and forget the rest.” Thanks a lot for sharing your beautiful thoughts

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  9. I have a good friend who often elects to be amused when I would elect to be mad or upset. Sometimes I try to be more like her, but it is a struggle and I have to remember there is another way to react.

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  10. In Africa they agree with you ~ they say that when you bump a pot, it is what is inside that pot which will come out.

    Emerson, I think it was, who advised us always to behave as if we were being observed and wished to be at our most conscientious. My meditation was that this habit of course sweetens the contents of that pot.

    Just some supporting thoughts. Great post ๐Ÿ‘

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    1. What a beautiful thought, Ana! I’m grateful that you shared these pearls of wisdom. Thank you so much for this value addition!!

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