Diwali and the Churning

2014214950_5Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival, the “Festival of Lights”.

Preparations and rituals typically last for five days, centred around the third day when people offer prayer rituals, or pujas, to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Lakshmi was one of the three goddesses that arose out of the turbulent time known as The Churning of the Milk Ocean.

This third day is also when people light the small oil lamps or diyas that celebrate the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

Diwali is a reminder that times of difficulty, churning and change also have the potential to bring forth wealth, health, and other wonders.

Chapter 3 of Inner Leadership contains tools for identifying the opportunities in any situation.

Chapter 4 shows how to choose the one that is right for you.

Chapter 6 shows how to turn that into an inspiring vision.

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