In today’s news, UNHCR and Uzbekistan provide winter relief to Afghanistan, astronomers find potentially habitable planet nearby, Korean researchers develop core technology for 3D printed AR contact lenses, Minnesota, United States adopts 100% carbon-free energy bill, acclaimed fashion designer receives prestigious award from His Royal Majesty King Charles III, first Latin American vegan fast-food chain opens in Argentina, and US photographer helps shelter animal-people find forever homes.
Today, I would like to share a health tip with you. If you stare at the screen on your computer, mobile phone, or TV for too long, you may develop computer vision syndrome. Symptoms include dry eyes, irritated eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and double vision. You can relieve these symptoms by performing eye yoga exercises consisting of looking up and down and then side to side. A good exercise is also palming where you warm up your palms and then use them to gently cover your closed eyes. All these will help enhance flexibility in your ocular muscles and will lead to increased focus. Blinking, rolling your eyes, or doing the cross-eyed gaze will also assist in alleviating the symptoms. Rolling your eyes helps decrease tension and soreness in the muscles surrounding the eyes. Perform these three to five times in a row each hour to help get rid of eye strain. Blinking will increase tear production, thus improving eye moisture and assisting in relieving soreness and burning in your eyes. With how much we are using our screens these days, maintaining our eye health is very important!
Some delightful giggles will make your day run smoother, so here comes the joke of the day. It’s entitled, “Not a Miracle.”
Mary hugs her mother and says:
“Mom, I have good news to tell you.”
“What is it? Are you introducing your boyfriend to us? That's so wonderful. I've been waiting for this day for more than 30 years. I can’t wait!”
“Mom, I said it was good news. I didn't say it was a miracle.”
And now we have a heartline from Edmund in Toronto, Canada:
Hallo Supreme Master TV team, While watching the episode “Virtuous Vegan People Will Be Protected by God Power” Part 1 of 5, on Supreme Master Television with members of the Supreme Master Television team on November 16, 2022, it all came clear when Master helped me understand what the ego was and how damaging it has been in my life.
During the conference, the team was reminded to be thankful to Master for giving them hard times, because that is how Master could trim their ego, explaining that the more humble they are, the less ego they have, and the more beneficial it is for them. Everyone agrees, including me, because the day after receiving initiation into the Quan Yin Meditation Method in Los Angeles, back in 1998, I was privileged to be reprimanded by my Master for asking a very egoistical question. In one second, I went from feeling 100% happy to feeling 1,000% bad, hence, that special moment allowed me to instantly learn how inflated my ego was. I badly needed that scolding to truly understand what the ego was, and the importance to trim it down, way down because having a huge ego was not good for me.
Let me explain more, for a period of six months before having the privilege of meeting Master in person, I was working with a therapist for various reasons, and along the way, he was doing his best to teach me the meaning of “ego.” For some strange reason, he was not able to make me understand. I just could not get what was the so-called ego. Well, the day after initiation, I asked Master Ching Hai to autograph a picture taken together the day before. That was a very egoistical question, but I did not know early enough and wasted Master’s precious time. Asking one time was not enough for my ego, so I asked the second time. That was when Master turned around and pointed to the picture. Master said, “Isn’t that enough for you?” referring to the privilege of me taking a picture together with Master. The way Master said those words helped me to know what the ego was. After that special moment, those words always helped me remember to trim my ego, manage my ego, and keep my ego in place thousands of times. I am immensely thankful to Master for lovingly teaching me how important it is to trim the ego and access the God Power within.
Thank You, Supreme Master Ching Hai, and to all of you, the Supreme Master Television team, for your selfless and tireless work illuminating the world with constructive programs. Thanks in advance Saints, May Master always look over us, and our love keep Master healthy and happy. Edmund from Toronto, Canada
Appreciative Edmund, What you shared is so true and important. The reason we practice spiritually is to know and be our true selves. The ego is not our true self, so if we do not trim it, we cannot progress on our journey. Everything Master does is for our good. She has said that scolding us is often the fastest way to clean the practitioner She is trying to help. It is good that you understood this early on in your practice. We wish you ever more enlightenment on your journey Home! May you and the righteous Canadian people be awakened to the Divine Light within, Supreme Master TV team
P.S. Master has these words of wisdom for you: “Wise Edmund, I appreciate very much disciples like you who trust me enough to be scolded and not lose faith, especially only one day after initiation. A Master’s job is to help the disciple to cut the ego so they can be one with and express their true greatness within. We are all children of God and the ego is our greatest obstacle to knowing and experiencing this. When a Master scolds a disciple, all of Their Power is concentrated on that person very strongly and purifies them very quickly. Just like when you have pots or pans that have food burned onto them and you have to scrub very hard with an abrasive to clean them, so too sometimes the Master has to scrub very hard to clean the disciples. Keep practicing diligently and may you and magnificent Canada be forever embraced by the Love of God.”