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Spiritual Pilgrim

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I am a spiritual pilgrim, a spiritual traveller, travelling through time.

The journey is long – it seems to go on and on to beyond.

Where am I going to?
A gentle response, from deep within the soul, utters – It is a pilgrimage from myself back to me.

It is an incognito journey I take to find myself. A journey I take alone, that no-one else can see or understand.
It happens in this moment, and in every moment that passes by. The journey is rooted within myself – within the active experience of my thoughts, feelings and emotions.
The happiness and joy, the stress and anger, the friend and the enemy, the bonus and the challenge – these, and more, are all scenes and side scenes that I pass through each day. They are on the journey but are not the destination.

I must journey on and just let them pass…and they will. I don’t need to pack them up and carry them on my journey – that would just be excess baggage that will make the journey more difficult.

Let me not stop. Let me let go and continue my pilgrimage back to me.

Om Shanti

February 16, 2017 at 9:38 am 2 comments

Am I a puppet?

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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

How ‘stretchy’ is my mind?

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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

The Spiritual Wave

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Our atmosphere is full of invisible waves of energy. We may be aware of the natural forms of energy like light and sound. There are also energy waves emitted from technology – computers, mobiles, microwave etc. And then of course the energy waves we generate with our thoughts and feelings.

If we move through the highways and byways of these waves we will find more subtle spiritual waves of energy that take us beyond the physical world and into a world of pure, powerful spiritual energy. An energy that is empowering, fulfilling and satisfying.

Once we are aware of this energy force, it takes only a second to take the journey and connect with it. The challenge is to navigate the mind through an atmosphere that is congested with other miscellaneous energy waves, align with the spiritual wave and stabilise long enough to absorb that energy. With regular practice there is no doubt this can be achieved.

Let me start my practice now.

I invite my mind to take a journey. Like a loving child, it quietens down – eager to start the journey. With concentrated focus, I visualise my destination….a world of pure energy. My mind cooperates and I move away from all distractions and congestion of the physical atmosphere, and I slowly move into the spiritual realm of pure spiritual energy. I find myself surfing on spiritual waves, absorbing that energy. This is the spiritual realm, my spiritual home, nirvana.

 

Om Shanti

October 15, 2015 at 6:43 am Leave a comment

Real Confidence

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When we are skilled in a task or have the knowledge to do something then there is confidence. However as soon as we are exposed to a new challenge or there is a risk of not achieving success then our confidence begins to shake. We become hesitant based on subtle fears and doubts that enter the equation.

Real confidence however is a virtue and lies much deeper within the self. It is the ability to face the challenge knowing that we will be able to remain stable irrespective of the outcome.

When facing challenges we may experience some anxiety initially, however when I have confidence based on the right understanding, I am able to face the situation without being afraid of the result whether it is one of success of otherwise.

Let me be ready to face the challenge. Let me nurture the virtue of confidence.

 

Om Shanti

July 23, 2015 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

It Will Pass

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When confronted with a challenge, it is as though somehow I allow my mind to become totally engrossed with the person or situation that is challenging me – it becomes the focus of my thoughts and feelings. I may not even be consciously aware of it.

Quite often the situation is relatively small but, with the support of my thoughts and feelings, it becomes huge.

I may be feeling uncomfortable, I may even have been hurt, but thinking and re-thinking will only feed those emotions further.

If I take a moment and stand back form the scene, it gives me an opportunity to reflect on the matter and understand how best I can manage the situation. It takes courage to stop, step back, learn and accept that in life everything that comes will pass.

The situation will pass, the pain will pass and the people will pass – it will pass.

Stop and watch the scenes in life – they will pass if I allow them to. Will I let them pass?

 

Om Shanti

June 4, 2015 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

The Power to Give

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They say that in giving there is receiving….and in giving there is a lot of happiness.

When I perform acts for the benefit of others, without a need for a return, then these are acts of kindness, acts of great charity.

Do I have the capacity and the heart to give the best of myself to the world, to the people in my life, to the situations that come and challenge me?

What I need; What we need; What the world needs, is love.
The world needs love and each and every human soul in this world needs love.
Do I have love to give, do I even want to try?

Originally and eternally I the soul am peaceful and full of love…in fact I am love and if I am love then I can most definitely give love.

Believe it, feel it and give it.

Om Shanti

February 5, 2015 at 8:06 am Leave a comment

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