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Layers of the Soul

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I take a moment to turn within.

I become aware that there is more to me than this body and the various roles I play in this body. I realise that I am a living energy within this body making the body work. In this consciousness I am able to use the inner eye to see what is going on inside.

The first layer that I see is that of my thoughts. Constantly flowing thoughts: positive thoughts, negative thoughts, angry thoughts and waste thoughts. Many, many thoughts.
If I have the courage to move on beyond this layer and go deeper within then I discover a layer of feelings and experiences from the past that I have stored and kept safely. These are silently sleeping memories which are triggered from time to time with my senses. Once triggered they will activate the thought layer into action generating uncontrolled thoughts, resulting in even more feelings.

The deepest layer of the soul is that of awareness. It is the core belief and understanding I have of who and what I am and the reason for my existence. Everything that I do is rooted in awareness and my awareness, in any given moment, will dictate my behaviour and experience of that scene.

If I am able to sit in the awareness of being a soul, then the whole of what I see, do and thus experience will change.
The meaning of life itself will change. Try it and see.

Om Shanti

August 29, 2013 at 6:35 am 3 comments

The Gift of Time

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We give time to many things and everything takes time. We have many desires and these consume a lot of our time too.

When we are born, we are given the gift of time. The time between birth and death is the most valuable gift we receive and yet in reality the only time we have is now. We spend all our life remembering the past and what could have been or planning for the future, hoping and worrying if it will happen.

For a spiritual pilgrim, time is a matter of only now. The present moment is when I really experience life and within that I plant my seeds for the future too. If I can remain present in the moment and ensure that each seed I plant, with my thoughts words and deeds, is healthy and full of goodness, then the future will automatically be fulfilling.

Do the best you can right here, right now.

Om Shanti

August 22, 2013 at 12:43 am Leave a comment

A World of Suffering

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It is a world in which there is so much suffering and pain. Physically there may be wealth but emotionally and mentally there is suffering.

Deep within the soul there is a subtle sense of suffering due to a lack of peace, contentment and perhaps even true love. This then does not allow the soul to be free.

In such a world we see, experience and absorb suffering by default. Whatever it is that we absorb and hold within us, naturally that is what we give back to the world we live in.

If we are to make a difference then we need to be aware to stop absorbing all the negativity that is present in the world around us. We also need to proactively spend time nurturing the virtues of peace, contentment and love within our own selves. This will protect us from absorbing negativity but also allow us to share goodness with the world.

Change in the world begins with me. Let me take this step and make a difference.

 

Om Shanti

August 8, 2013 at 6:54 am Leave a comment

7 Steps to Happiness

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The purpose of life is to experience happiness. Relationships are for sharing happiness.

Happiness is the eternal nature of the soul. it is not something that I have to earn but something I discover within the self.

The secrets to happiness:

  • Take advantage of every opportunity to give happiness to others through kindness in your thoughts, words and actions.
  • Live in the present moment and make the most of what you have now.
  • Let the past be the past. It cannot be changed no matter how much I re-think it.
  • Never hold on to anything or anyone. Change is a part of life, it can never remain the same.
  • Check your intentions. If I have a needy nature and always want to gain something from a situation or person, then I will never be able to hold on to happiness.
  • Don’t waste time looking at the weaknesses and mistakes of others. They are not in your control.
  • Appreciate and care for yourself. Remember that at the core you are a really lovely person.

Take another step towards happiness today!

 

Om Shanti

August 1, 2013 at 7:13 am Leave a comment


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