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Disturbances

Disturbances

External situations that happen are out of our control. Some situations we understand and thus accept and this allows us to let go and move on. Others remain unjustified in our hearts and minds and thus create disturbances in our life both externally and internally.

Situations and challenges will come, whether they are logical, justified or not. This is part and parcel of life. The realisation comes when we learn to see and accept that it is actually not the situation that is causing the disturbance in our life but our own inability to handle it.

It is not the traffic jam on the road that disturbs us, but our inability to handle the internal disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs us.

More than the event, it is often our reaction to the problem that allows chaos and disturbances in our life. Change the internal reaction and the situation will no longer defeat us.

Om Shanti

May 22, 2014 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

The Economy of Thoughts

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Thoughts become more thoughts and can lead to a wasteful way of thinking. Stressful, worried, critical and negative thinking has become such a part and parcel of our lives.

To change thoughts we need to first let them go. To do this it is necessary to let go of the habit of ‘wanting’ and ‘needing’ a particular result from any person or situation.

The speed and quantity of our thoughts are fed by our own desires – subtle desires as well as gross. Whether or not we get the result or the goal we desire actually has no connection with the quantity of our thoughts. Thinking about it again and again will not change it nor make it the way we want. It will only create stress, anxiety and worse.

Be aware of the mechanics of how thoughts work and economise.

Thoughts are energy, don’t throw away that energy by wasting them. Be economical with your thoughts. Use them wisely.

 

Om Shanti

May 15, 2014 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

Habit of Postponing

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Do I have the habit of postponing?

Physical tasks that need doing get left for another day because we prefer to do something else or perhaps have no time. But what about the things that we need to work on internally which don’t necessarily require us to chose, but that can be done while doing others things?

We know the importance of our inner state of being and the impact it has on the quality of our lives. Yet we say ‘I will make time later to observe my thoughts and feelings when I have dealt with this, that and other’.

There are always things that need doing, but we postpone and maybe even avoid, the subtle task of connecting and re-connecting with our inner self or of checking and changing our thoughts and feelings while we go about our daily lives.

Our internal state of being will affects everything else we do: the way we interact with the external world we live in. The practice of self-reflection is absolutely vital for keeping our inner energy nourished.

Don’t postpone.

 

Om Shanti

May 8, 2014 at 6:35 am Leave a comment

Expected Freedom

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One of our deepest and most subtle desires in life is to be free. We want to be free from the pressures, responsibilities and commitments that burden us and can continue to increase through life.

However freedom is not necessarily a physical state of being. It is not that if I have wealth, education or position I will be free. The basis of our freedom or bondage is a much more subtle energy than that: it is based on our expectations.

We are the ones that free or bind ourselves to people, places, things and even situations. We bind ourselves with our expectations of how we want people to behave, and things and outcomes to be. We continue to feed expectations with our thoughts, words and actions and in doing so we tie ourselves and our happiness to expected results.

Expectations become the chains that bind us and tie us down. The more the expectations the heavier the chains. They become the basis of our happiness and achievement and also of our loss.

Let go of expectations and become free.

 

Om Shanti

May 1, 2014 at 6:43 am Leave a comment


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