Posts tagged ‘expereince’

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 Leave a comment

Who am I again?

It is the eternal question of identity. Who is it that I really am?

If I can see something or experience it then that which I see, experience or use cannot be ‘me’ as I am the one that is seeing’, ‘experiencing’ or ‘using’.

As I look deeper at my subtle self, my thoughts, my feelings and even my intellect, I begin to realise that maybe I am not even these subtle aspects of what I call ‘I’.

Yes, I have a mind, but I can step back and look at what is going on in my mind. So the mind cannot be ‘I’ as ‘I’ am the one that is looking at the mind.
I have feelings and I can experience these feelings – so I am the one experiencing and not the feelings themselves.
I use my intellect to discern, judge and decide – I use this factuality actively to perform an operation. So the intellect cannot be ‘me’.
So who is it that I am? it needs stillness, silence and patience with the self to understand. It requires the exclusion of everything else to experience this ultimate truth.

I am awareness…..I am pure consciousness.

 

Om Shanti

April 27, 2017 at 9:25 am 3 comments

Sailing the Ship of Life

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Internally there is a belief that I am the captain of my ship and yet often I find the ship of my life sails in whichever direction the wind of challenges, situations, relationships, circumstances take it.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to ensure I reach my destination. It’s not what happens that determines my future, it’s how I respond to what happens.

Let me truly accept that am the captain of my ship and the responsibility that lies with that.

Then as the winds of challenges blow and circumstance arises – let me learn, adjust, gain experience and become wiser – until I learn to master the winds.

Then through the choppy waters of life and the stormy days I, the captain, will sail through and reach the other shore – it is my destiny after all.

 

Om Shanti

March 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm 2 comments

Believing into Being

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When I look at myself and keep focusing on the weaknesses that exist within my own personality then it will lead me into depression.

Weaknesses do not belong to me but I have acquired them through life experiences and so it appears as if they belong to me – but they don’t!

Do I believe that?

What I need to do is see the truth within myself, about myself, and believe that.

Let me understand that I am a soul. I need to have conviction in what it means to be a soul. Believe in the soul’s true nature and innate qualities.

Without belief there is no power of authority in that truth.

Like a picture of the sun – looking at it again and again will not give me light or heat. I need to see the real sun and then I will experience it.

Experience makes us worthy and powerful.

Experience gives us spiritual authority.

 

Om Shanti

February 9, 2017 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

Free from Thoughts

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I have heard it say that, if I silence the mind of all thoughts then I will experience peace of mind.

From nature we understand that one seed gives fruit from which many more seeds will be produced – and so it is with thoughts – one thought gives rise to many other thoughts which then go on to result in many feelings, words, actions and reactions. Perhaps then if I am able to focus on the mind, and ensure it remains quiet, then I will remain stable, detached and in control – mentally, emotionally and physically at peace.

However, thoughts, like seeds produce fruit. Without thoughts it is not possible to get a return. If I plant positive, peaceful and empowering thoughts then the fruit that I will experience within my life will also reflect that. So peace can be experienced through the practice of creating peaceful thoughts within the mind and not as a result of no thoughts – which in fact yield no return.

Let me not try and control my mind but instead learn to transform my negative, critical and wasteful thoughts into positive and peaceful thought so that then what manifests in my life also reflects the same.

 

Om Shanti

December 8, 2016 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Courage to Hold Silence

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Within silence I become present and mindful. In that moment there is complete clarity and awareness.

Silence of words is important but the experience of silence within my thoughts and feelings is profound.

I wish to reach, and then remain, in this state where silence works like an engine for everything else to follow. And for this it is necessary to give priority to silencing my own inner world – that is my mind and my intellect.

As it stands my mind is constantly generating thoughts consciously and subconsciously. My intellect is using its understanding and learnt cleverness to decide, discern and judge what I should do, how and when.

When I renounce the need to hold and process information in my mind I will allow silence to take priority. Then I will cultivate a vibration of internal silence as a priority in my life.

The power of this silence will enable answers to emerge without the influence of my own thoughts and feeling – Imagine that!

Do I have the courage to hold onto my inner silence no matter what?

 

Om Shanti

August 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

Still Point

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Let me take a moment and become still.

I take a long, deep, slow breath and then another and one more until I feel relaxed. I become aware of my own body which has now become heavy and still.

I move my focus within, into my inner world, and as I do that I become aware that everything within has also slowed down. My thoughts, feelings and even my inner responsiveness.

As I watch and experience this state of being I realise that I have become a detached observer of my physical self.
I the soul sit awake and conscious of the body in which I am sitting. The body is separate and I am separate.

I move my focus again to my innermost self and emerge a thought in my awareness – ‘who am I?’
And from deep within the self an experience emerges … ‘I am…’
It is as if the deepest most ancient and wise part of the self responds to this call.
‘I am ….’. ‘I am the embodiment of all goodness and strength’. ‘ I am the eternal soul’.
In this moment, absorbed within this experience, I realise my own unlimited truth.

My truth, which is beyond the day to day trivia that I play. My truth, which is so pure and powerful and unlimited.
And life is a small scene within my truth which is eternal.

My whole perspective of reality changes in this moment of truth.

 

Om Shanti

June 9, 2016 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

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