What Must Be Done

“You must remember that in this world even if one acts with sincerity and truthfulness, because of differences in our thought processes, we perceive others’ behaviour according to our respective attitudes and understanding. That is why a person who makes an effort at doing something is not always appreciated. Without considering the fairness of a case, we often behave wrongfully towards young children. Some realize this later, some do not, while others do not acknowledge it even if they realize it. But when you are undertaking a task, you must do so unhesitatingly and truthfully by concentrating upon what must be done. Do not ever worry about how your superior is going to view it, for you have no right to judge your superior. Your duty is to carry out instructions cheerfully. Do not harbour feelings of dissatisfaction while doing it, or the work will not be done to perfection and your mind will be disturbed and joyless.” (Anandamayi Ma, The Bliss Permeated Mother)


You know what they say

When you are peeling potatoes

Really do be there

Peeling potatoes 

With an undisturbed mind

Joy arises

With a willing attitude

Comes satisfaction

So simple, so tricky


Where are you now? 










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Maria Jacobs

Hi, I’m Maria – an authentic, down-to-earth realtor, wife to a sailor, mother to a creative daughter, two majestic cats, and an energetic Goldendoodle puppy. I am a tree lover, artist and wanna-be poet with a passion for garden gates, art, history and mindfulness. Growing my roots in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, helping others do the same, and loving every minute of it.

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