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The Reality of Me

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When I ask myself the question – Who am I? How do I choose to respond?

The ‘I’ that I am familiar with is based on many levels of identities.

There is the physical identity – the ‘roles’ I play, the titles I have and the identity by which others know me – my relationships etc.

I also identify myself as a personality – the way I express and experience myself. This ‘self’ has been created over time, through the experiences and learning I have acquired in life. It has been developed through events and the environments that have influenced me in life – culture, society, schooling etc.

The least obvious one I connect with is my real identity – one based on spiritual awareness. In this awareness I know ‘I’ exist – the conscience and conscient self. Not the role but the one whom the role belongs to, not the body but the one whom the body belongs to, not the personality but the one whom the personality belongs to. I am the one that holds all of these but am not any of them.

So really ‘Who I am?’

I am energy, the life force, the soul. The one that is eternal light and life. How much am I aware of the real ‘I’ and how often do I understand and experience the real ‘I’?

Unless I learn to understand and experience the real ‘I’, my ‘being and doing’ will continue to be based on my physical identity and my personality, developed though life experiences. In fact I will remain in denial of my own reality and furthermore deny myself the experience of being that.

Can I experience myself as a soul?

 

Om Shanti

May 26, 2016 at 6:27 am Leave a comment

Within Silence

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Silence is understood by many as a state in which there is an absence of any physical sound. From a spiritual perspective there is far more to it than that.

If I can stop for a few moments and become quiet – dis-engage from my physically senses and move away from the need to think or feel, I will find myself moving towards stillness. There is a natural detachment from all that is around me, the people, the things and the stories.

Although in this stillness it would seem that we are not ‘doing anything’, the wonder is that this stillness leads us into silence – which attracts the soul like a magnet. Silence is the doorway through which the soul experience many deep, rich and timeless experiences.

In silence I begin to experience the connection of the self, myself, with eternity and ultimately my connection with the Supreme.

Oh the wonder of silence!

 

Om Shanti

May 19, 2016 at 7:54 am Leave a comment

The Unlimited Me

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Am I aware of how I limit my capacity by imposing constraints and restraints on myself?

Knowingly or unknowingly, my beliefs and perceptions are continually limiting me. How I think, how I feel, how I respond are based on these ‘old’ learnt beliefs and perception.

Subconsciously, I have learnt to create my own limited reality. It provides safety, security and above all I am in control. Behave any differently and fear of the unknown and unexpected arises and brings with it the feeling of vulnerability.

Choosing to base my life on a limited reality means I am not able to ‘see’ that in fact I am making an infinite reality, finite. Everything within my limited reality, including the world, relationships and myself, all become finite.

I am a soul, an energy that is eternal and immortal – one without limits. To realise myself in this way I need to become unlimited, Let me choose to go beyond my self-created limits – physical, mental and emotional.

When I am able to conquer the illusion of fear that keeps me limited, I will break through all boundaries and be free as I was always meant to be.

 

Om Shanti

May 12, 2016 at 9:12 am Leave a comment

Inspired by God

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Am I able to identify and understand the driving force behind my thinking, my feelings, the choices I make in life? What influences my decision making?

There is a constant inner chatter that buzzes in my mind. It invades my internal ‘space’ by continuously verifying and validating the decisions I make – will it yield the maximum return in the shortest possible time? – not perhaps a monetary return but a return just the same. My thinking and my choices are inspired by results, goals and gains.

However that which is the ‘greatest’ and ‘best’ result may not be the most beneficial outcome for me. It may not open up the most fruitful road to the future.

There is a force of goodness that will always pull me towards itself, it will guide and guard me towards itself. We can call it a force of goodness or we can call it God.

I have to be willing to let go of the apparent safely of my own inner chatter in order to be receptive to it. And when I am, I will see I am being influenced by the greatest good.

Within my thinking, being and doing, is there ‘space’ to be inspired by God?

 

Om Shanti

May 5, 2016 at 8:21 am Leave a comment


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