Archive for January, 2016

What’s driving me?

illusion

When disagreements happen, let me stop and check why I am fighting the fight – what is in it for me?

On the surface it may be a simple reason of proving the truth, wanting the right things to happen or even standing up for someone.
If I check deeper, at the more subtle things that drive me then I am likely to find something revealing about myself. What really is my motive, what is my intention?

Buried deep below the surface I will come to discover that this is where my ego looms – the need to be respected and counted, or maybe the need to be in control or something else.

When I can name the intent and motive very clearly it will lose its power. The realisation that I have will be enough to dis-empower it. Then the disagreement and fight will seem trivial and not worth the fight.

What is my intention and motive …do I really know?

 

Om Shanti

January 28, 2016 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Am I a puppet?

Instrument_change

When others act in a way or say things that I view as not ‘correct’ it gives rise to questions such as – ‘why can’t they behaviour differently?’

Questioning in this way, about something or someone that is not in our control, will undoubtedly cause disturbance within my thoughts and thus my feelings. If I hold onto these over time then they can lead to irritation and anger.

I may be a perfectionist, I may want people to be ‘good’ all the time but this stems from having the attitude of superiority. Subtly I feel I am better, I would not behave in such a manner and hence I place myself in a position to judge and criticise others.

I may well view myself as being ‘perfect’ but this habit of projecting my own values and standards on other – looking at others and judging them – always leads to me de-stabilising my own self mentally and emotionally. The moment I feel myself getting upset or angry with a situation then it is time to turn within and and observe the self..

Irritation or anger cannot arise without either there being ego of the self, or attachment to a person or idea or even the greed of wanting more. These seeds of negative qualities give rise to negative feeling.

Whenever I find myself being emotionally and mentally challenged – it is an opportunity to check the self from within and change the seed. If I don’t do this then I will forever be a puppet which is controlled by what is going on around me.

 

Om Shanti

January 21, 2016 at 9:35 am Leave a comment

I am my own creation

Defects

Irrespective of whether I am aware or not, every thought I think, word I speak, action I take, and even the feelings, emotions and intention behind these are continually being recorded in the soul in the form of memories and experiences. What is being recorded will then shape my personality over time.

Let me take a moment to look at my personality today. Do I really believe this is who I am or is there a personality deep within based on truth and purity waiting to be discovered?

Regular observation and reflection of my inner world will help me understand what has shaped my personality.

With conscious awareness I can start to take care of my thinking, speaking and doing. I take charge of how my physical senses behave, I begin to learn about my intentions and motives. As I check and change I become a conscious creator.

Over time my new experiences will begin to overshadow the old ones so much so that the old personality pales into insignificance allowing my true self to shine through.

Start the journey today!

 

Om Shanti

January 14, 2016 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

How ‘stretchy’ is my mind?

whoami

How well am I able to juggle and manage challenges, situations, time bound tasks – especially when they all come to me at once?

Is my mind like a dry brittle branch which when bent snaps immediately? Or is it like a mature branch that copes well with bending up to a certain point but nevertheless snaps? Or am I like a young branch, elastic and flexible with the ability to withstand storms that push and pull time and time again?

To develop and maintain the elasticity of my mind let me fill it with the rich nutrition of spiritual knowledge, cleanse and exercise it regularly by sitting in solitude and engage it in work that will uplift the self and others.

Once there is clarity and acceptance of who I am and what my task is and in turn I nurture my mind appropriately, It will definitely cooperate with me in responding to the many challenges and situations that I am faced with.

 

Om Shanti

January 7, 2016 at 9:50 am Leave a comment


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