Posts tagged ‘behaviour’

Projected ‘Reality’

The world is a projection of what is in my mind. What I see and experience in my life’s drama belongs to me and me alone. Nobody else can see or experience it in quite the same way.

If I cease to exist then my drama will also cease to exist….. and this is true for every other person too.

It seems this concept is revealing the ‘reality’ of my life – that what is happening to me each day is merely a projection and perhaps not even ‘real’. When I am able to digest this then I will be protected from the influence it has on me – on my behaviour and experience.

Whether the scene in my life right now is making me upset, angry, sad or even very happy – it is all just a projection of my mind.

Step back and see the drama of life as a witness – partaking in everything yet being influenced or dependent on nothing.

 

Om Shanti

May 18, 2017 at 7:28 am 1 comment

Stop and Observe

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In a fast moving world that operates on the basis of actions and reactions, is it possible for me to step back and observe?

My automatic reaction to life’s dramas seem to be controlled by a force that I am not directly managing. And then these reactions become the basis of my tomorrow.

In the face of situations let me see if I can apply a brake. To stop and not engage at any level – whether it be my thoughts, words, actions or even feelings.

If I am able to stop then I can become the observer of the scene – Who is doing what and why?

If I can step back even further then I become the observer of the self and my behaviour within the scene. What am I thinking and feeling about the scene and what are the needs and desires which are fuelling that?

Developing the ability to ‘Stop’ will allow me to begin to understand the things that control me from a very deep space within the soul. I begin to reveal myself to myself and in doing so I am able to become free.

 

Om Shanti

January 5, 2017 at 9:09 am Leave a comment

My Companions

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It is often said that we are coloured by the company we keep.

Am I aware how the people around me, my friends, colleagues etc., influence the values I hold, my understanding and interpretation of situations, and how that governs the behaviour I demonstrate.

How is the company I keep in my inner world influencing me? Am I able to see how the thoughts and feelings I entertain shape my vision and attitudes, and thus carve my personality.

Do I keep the company of the truth, of God, and allow that to work on me gently and subtly to make me great?

Let me check the quality of the company I am keeping – is it having a positive influence on my life? If not perhaps it is time to check and change?

 

Om Shanti

November 12, 2015 at 9:10 am Leave a comment

The Power of Attraction

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When we are happy, content and in a good space within ourselves, we are able to deal with challenges more easily. The moment we lose that balance the underlying feeling of contentment also disappears and we begin to feel threatened by the challenges that come.

In this state of being we subtly look for something to compensate for the loss in contentment, and we become attracted to ‘easy’ forms of comfort. We are drawn into taking support of negativity in the form of anger, falsehood, excuses, blame etc.
It no longer is a case of what is right and wrong. There is just a subtle but powerful need to be back in our comfort zone again and so we ‘fight’ for that.

Taking support of negativity in this way reinforces it in our lives and in our character. We then become trapped and dependent on negativity as a ‘quick fix’.

We may realise that this behaviour is not the solution and that it will only resolve the issue temporarily, but like a drug, we become attracted and even dependent on it..

Take care not to be attracted and trapped by negative behaviour habits.

 

Om Shanti

July 24, 2014 at 7:26 am Leave a comment


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