Heal Yourself

  The deepest wounds we all carry are locked in our subconscious (out of our awareness). Deep memories and subtle impressions, from unfinished experience, rooted in the past. The pain from those wounds comes to revisit, to block and paralyze us in the moment called now. We all know it comes without warning – “Why am I feeling this way, I didn’t mean to do that, I don’t know what made me say that.” Healing does not mean finding and treating every single inner scar which send it message to haunt us. It means going even deeper, past those wounds, beyond those distant memories and recording of unfinished business, to the core of our self, to the heart of our spirit, where we find the light and warmth of our own core qualities of love and peace. They are eternally present within us they are what we need to heal all our inner wounds. That’s why this kind of deep healing is called spirituality and not therapy. Purity Purity of spirit is a beautiful state of being. It comes when we are willing to open our soul completely to the pure energy of God and let all the vestiges of negativity with us be gradually washed away. As purity increases, thoughts become simpler, fewer and infused with love and compassion for everyone we meet. Pure thoughts have remarkable power. Plans made in such a state of benevolence are blessed with success. Radiating Good Wishes (Meditation) You need to get back your inner power by elevating your awareness and connecting with the Supreme Soul (God). In this way you can...

Determined Thoughts

  Before starting any task, first of all, sow the seed of a determined thought. Especially if you have self-doubts or feel that the task is too difficult for you, think: ‘I can do it.’ ‘I am capable.’ ‘Anything is possible if I put my mind to it.’ Determination is the key to success. So, use that determined thought to propel you forward. Eliminate Wastage When the auditors are coming, everyone is on their toes. It is time to give account of what has gone on. All the details we regarded as unimportant before now are most vital. It is easy to perform action but when it is time to give an account for those actions, unless we have done our best at all times, there is not a good feeling. To do our duty to ourselves, our country and to God is a good thing. To do our best at all times brings a blessing of peace of mind. Useless expenditure and wastage prevents us from doing our best. Even if we do not value materials, energy and time, the fact remains that they are valuable and sooner o later an account has to be given one way or the other. We may feel that no one is aware of our wastage. Accounts are kept not only in books but in the Laws of the Universe. Keep a check on yourself daily and you will find ways to eliminate wastage. The After Effects Of Anger If realized deeply, it’s alright to conclude that anger destroys. If it doesn’t destroy our physical body (that too it manages to do...

Determined Thoughts

  Before starting any task, first of all, sow the seed of a determined thought. Especially if you have self-doubts or feel that the task is too difficult for you, think: ‘I can do it.’ ‘I am capable.’ ‘Anything is possible if I put my mind to it.’ Determination is the key to success. So, use that determined thought to propel you forward. Eliminate Wastage When the auditors are coming, everyone is on their toes. It is time to give account of what has gone on. All the details we regarded as unimportant before now are most vital. It is easy to perform action but when it is time to give an account for those actions, unless we have done our best at all times, there is not a good feeling. To do our duty to ourselves, our country and to God is a good thing. To do our best at all times brings a blessing of peace of mind. Useless expenditure and wastage prevents us from doing our best. Even if we do not value materials, energy and time, the fact remains that they are valuable and sooner o later an account has to be given one way or the other. We may feel that no one is aware of our wastage. Accounts are kept not only in books but in the Laws of the Universe. Keep a check on yourself daily and you will find ways to eliminate wastage. The After Effects Of Anger If realized deeply, it’s alright to conclude that anger destroys. If it doesn’t destroy our physical body (that too it manages to do...

Inner Beauty

    Wow…that’s beautiful!” Is either a cry or a thought when faced with the mountain sunset, a spectacular view or a well formed man or woman. But where is the beauty, where is the appreciation of beauty, where is the ability to discern beauty? It is within our own consciousness. For the essence of who and what we are, is beauty itself. The essence of beauty is not found in the body, a face or a mountain – they only stir the essence of beauty within our own spirit. And that beauty is not only something we taste within ourselves, but it emerges in our character as virtue, and in our life as care. For what is virtue, but love in action? The next time you say, “That’s beautiful!” know that you speak of yourself, and it is you who are beautiful. Always were, always will be. Inner Landscape The ability to enjoy one’s own company is one of the greatest gifts life has to offer. `Learning to turn our thoughts away from all our responsibilities at the day’s end and take our mind into a state of peace and benevolence enables us to carry greater and greater loads without feeling burdened. When our inner landscape is full of beautiful thoughts, everything we do is a pleasure. Gently, we calm down chaotic situations and offer solace to troubled minds. The Five Primary Qualities The soul has five primary qualities; we could say they are the primary colours of humanity with which we paint the picture of our lives. They are: Peace This is the original quality of the...

Return to Innocence

    Why not have: Anger, as anger finishes all wisdom; Ego, as ego finishes regard; Worry, as worry eats away your life; Bribery, as bribery  finishes all justice; Greed, as greed  finishes all honesty; Fear, as fear eats away a human being.   Deep Silence When the soul goes deep into silence, easiness emerges. The deeper I go into silence, the greater will be my power of tolerance. It is in very deep, extreme silence that the soul becomes elevated. It is in deep, deep silence that God can come in front of the soul.  The Spiritual Sculptor And The Piece Of Art A sculpture is a three-dimensional artwork created by an artisan, a sculptor, by shaping materials which may be hard like wood or stone or soft like clay. God or the Supreme Being also has been remembered as the spiritual sculptor. With that consciousness, I being like a rough living block of wood or stone or a plain piece of clay, place myself in his safe hands. There are three types of faith in this consciousness:- 1. the faith in the Sculptor, 2. the faith in myself and 3. the faith in time. It’s my first faith, my faith in the Sculptor, in his vision of his finished work i.e. a perfect and complete me, which he foresees, waiting to emerge from my present imperfect self, that allows me place myself in his hands. His vision of perfection is so clear that knowing it, I feel I must regain my original condition. Also when I come in front of God, who is a perfect spiritual being, his love and the...

Complaining about the Weather

  When it’s too hot, we complain, too wet, we complain, too cold, we complain, too windy, we complain. The next time you catch yourself complaining about the weather, stop. Remind yourself to enjoy the change. Appreciate the gradations within the heat, cold, wet etc. When you stop complaining you can then do something to make the situation more bearable. For example, if it’s too hot, pour yourself a cold drink and then continue with your tasks!   Live by Values The highest discipline is to live by the values that are dearest to us. To do so we may have to sacrifice something, for example, praise, money or status. However, the rewards are enormous: self-respect, self-confidence and an ability to face adversity with courage and optimism. Seeing With Spiritual Eyes My eyes are the most powerful medium through which I, the soul, not only absorb information from the outside to the inside but also express myself to others from the inside to outside. All that the soul possesses inside it or is made up of in the form of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, positive virtues, even weaknesses, in fact all personality traits, are expressed through my eyes to others and shared with others. As I look towards others, my eyes can be used to shower others with pure love, peace, joy, power etc. and the same eyes, if not used appropriately, can shower others with anger, jealousy, criticism, hatred etc. My eyes also express whatever wisdom or knowledge I possess inside. When I stay in the awareness that I am a soul, a spiritual being of subtle light, situated at the...

True Benevolence

  There is no greater teacher than one’s own practical example. To be really benevolent therefore means that I must first change, then I have the power, the knowledge and the experience of thinking and doing for the ultimate benefit of all. Inner Happiness Protecting our sense of optimism is the best way to remain cheerful. We can do this by starting the day with meditation to pour light and love into the scenes we are likely to find ahead of us that day. And then if we keep touching base with God’s mind and His benevolent way of seeing things, the inner happiness we experience will help us pass through any situation without feeling weary. Different Shades Of Attachment To Opinions And Ideas  The attachment or detachment to one’s ideas not only comes into play while giving an idea or opinion, but even when accepting or receiving or listening to an idea from another person from the group. The more the attachment to one’s own ideas, the more will be the tendency to resist or reject the other’s idea. A particular person, with the objective or resisting or rejecting the idea: * might try to do the same through different means like putting up a seemingly valid or even an invalid objection to the idea in front of the whole group which may seem very reasonable to the group and may be taken or accepted by the group or the person objecting may try to ensure that happens or * he/she may quietly disassociate from the group if the group begins showing interest in the idea (sometimes the influence of the position...

Changing Others’ Behaviour

  Can we change another person’s behaviour? We can make them aware of their behaviour and make a polite request for them to change. When they don’t make the necessary changes, accept that you can’t change others. The only person you can change is yourself. Adapt, be flexible, and adjust your expectations to accommodate their behaviour. When there is change in yourself, you can become a catalyst for changes in those around you, but don’t expect others’ to change.   Divine help Many times people report the feeling of divine help and strength when they come close to breaking point. Actually divine help is always there, but we are usually so busy doing things in our own little way that we only look for it when we face absolute defeat. The tranquil nature of enlightened souls comes from their ability to take God’s help constantly. A state of true surrender will lead to feeling of victory in everything we do. Different Shades Of Attachment To Opinions And Ideas Very often in a group or team, whether social or official, while moving towards a common goal or objective or purpose, different people in the group or gathering give their opinion to make the objective of the team possible. While giving their opinion, one very commonly sees two different categories of people. The first category contains type of people who are attached to their ideas (to different extents) while presenting them to the group and the other contains type of people who are extremely active, positive and authoritative in giving their ideas, when they are required to do so, but are...

The Spiritual Aspect of Healthcare

      Silence, happiness, love and blessings are important aspects. Happiness leads to good health. It is only you who can give this medicine to yourself. Some bring illness to themselves through anger, greed, unfulfilled desires, expectations, suppression of feelings and relationships not based on true love. Look in your heart, you will know where your illness comes from. There are three ingredients for a long and healthy life: live with attention but without worry; use time in a worthwhile way; keep your thoughts pure, positive and filled with strength. Humility Humility grows a little more each time we step away from our own feelings and opinions and genuinely listen to the experience of another human being. Humility is dedication to the extent that no acknowledgement is sought for the self. Only when we have learned to value others no more no less that we value ourselves can we be said to be truly humble. Playing My Part As A Hero Actor  While just as beings we reside in the soul world, as human beings we play our many roles through many physical bodies in this beautiful world drama on this amazing, colorful and round stage called planet Earth. Each day is filled with multi-million scenes in different locations on this very big stage. Some scenes are directly related to us, some indirectly and a lot many aren’t related at all. Each scene that we are directly involved is an opportunity to not only play our role in the best possible way but also as a result shape the role in the most appropriate way possible. Therefore, we are...

Bright Hope

When things look bleak, bring back hope. How? Find a bright spot and shift from bleak to bright. When you feel brighter, you feel hopeful. Have hope. Hope for a brighter future. Hope doesn’t sit around ‘hoping for the best’. Hope allows you to be clear eyed, so that you can recognize opportunities, and take action – because your future begins with what you do today. The Power of Silence It is when we silence the chattering of our mind that we can truly hear what is in our heart and find the still, clear purity that lies within the soul. Spiritual love carries us into the silence of our original state of being. This silence contains the power to create harmony in all relationships and the sweetness to sustain them. And it is when we are silent that we can let God into our heart and mind, filling us with peace, love and power. The Method Of Realizing Your Purpose Throughout our daily routine right from the time we wake up till we go to sleep at night, we all always have something to think about, to say and/or something to do. We are occupied and are busy. The question is whether everything that we do forms part of our life purpose or whether we are simply occupying time spaces and using our mental, verbal and physical energy in activities, tasks and conversations that do not lead us to anything substantial or whole. We simply pass time doing and talking, but without a sense of purpose. Although the things we do and/or speak about are necessary to be done,...