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Inside

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I sit quietly with myself. I allow my thoughts to slowly focus and become present in the moment, now.

I feel deep appreciation and connectedness with myself. My whole world is here, inside of me.

The place is inside.
The questions are inside.
The answers are inside.
The results are felt inside.
And in fact, I am actually also inside.

I realise the importance of keeping my inside clean, clear and pure. The need for myself to be careful not to develop a negative attitude towards the self or to be too critical of the self.

A great deal of love, patience and understanding is required. Then all that is on the inside will begin to shine outside and touch all aspects of my life.

 

Om Shanti

August 18, 2016 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

My Authentic Self

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Let me take a moment to stop. Stop physical activity, stop the thoughts in my mind and the feelings in my heart.

Having stopped let me now take a step inwards into that space that is at the very core of my being. That sacred space where I am alone with my conscience …my authentic self.

What is the authentic self – Is it my name, my role, my position or possessions? When I become focused in this space, detached from activity, thoughts and feelings, I realise that I am none of these.

My authentic and real self is the in-visible spirit within this body. Authentic is that which is original and always. That which is today and will be tomorrow. Let me take a moment to see, understand and experience the authentic self.

Everything in life changes, even my own personality and so what is authentic within the self?

 

Om Shanti

September 10, 2015 at 5:29 am Leave a comment

Defects

Defects

It bothers us when people behave ‘badly’. Their negative behaviour takes up valuable space in our mind and disturbs the heart. It is amazing how something that belongs to someone else affects us so much. It is their negative quality, their weakness and yet it disturbs us.

When we are not internally full, when we ourselves lack happiness, peace and love, then our attention is diverted to search outside and see the faults and weaknesses of others. We even associate their behaviour with the reason for our pain, stress and unhappiness. This then becomes the foundation of misunderstanding in our relationships.

If I can focus internally on sustaining my own inner feelings, then the defects of others will not be visible to me, they will not disturb me.

Try it and see.

 

Om Shanti

July 11, 2014 at 8:48 am Leave a comment

Become Blind

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If I see someone’s weakness it is as if the soul becomes infected.

My vision will focus on that weakness as the basis of their personality. Then everything else that follows – my thoughts, words, actions and feelings – will be coloured by that.

They are the ones with a weakness and yet it is me who creates and holds the waste thoughts and negative feelings within the self. I then nurture these types of thoughts of feelings by re-asserting the existence of the weakness. I ‘feed off it’ and thus enable it to grow and set up home within the self.

Whether they are right or wrong, doing something good or bad, why should that control the thoughts and feelings that I experience?

I need to make myself blind to the weaknesses of others, not just to be able to maintain healthy relationships, but
to protect my own inner self from being ‘infected’ and infectious.

Don’t become ‘infected’, become blind to the weaknesses of others.

 

Om Shanti

December 12, 2013 at 7:52 am 2 comments

Camera of the Eyes

The eyes are constantly drawing in information. I then experience this as it translates into my thoughts and feelings.

The translation I receive, and thus the experience I am left with, is very much coloured by my vision, attitude and past experiences.

This aspect of the ‘past experiences’ becomes a very real gauge in how I respond to the scenes happening around me. Yet they are only my perception of what happened. It may have been my fault but the habit of seeing faults in others is so strong that I am not able to see anything else. I focus on the negative and store it in my memory bank, associating it with the person and place.

Once stored, it will remain there ready to influence the next scene that happens. If I realised how much impact todays experiences will have on my tomorrows then I would change the focus to see more positively.

What is the camera of the eyes focusing on? What pictures is it taking and holding within its memory bank which will influence me tomorrow?

Om Shanti

December 14, 2011 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

Spiritual Warrior

The spiritual warrior is ever ready for battle. He remains alert and aware of the demons within that plot and plan to defeat him.

It order to attain victory, absolute focus is required. Focus on the aim and focus on victory. Many demons will raise their heads to entice the warrior – greed, jealousy, attachment and more – but the warrior always remains fearless.

Total focus is not possible unless the warrior is able to put aside all other matters within his mind and intellect. If focus is lost, the gate of defence will open allowing the greatest enemy of waste to enter the battlefield. This will divert and dilute the power of the warrior and become an obstacle in his ability to be victorious.

The weapons of the spiritual warrior are those of faith in the self, faith in the aim and the determination to be victorious. The armour of constant awareness will protect and guide him.

You are an incognito spiritual warrior on the battlefield of life. Remain fearless but alert.

 

Om Shanti

September 20, 2011 at 5:09 am Leave a comment

Arjuna

Arjuna is the name given to the great warrior in the Indian epic of the Mahabharat.

He was known for his clarity, concentration, focused aim and fearless determination. He was known to be the one who took the first step with courage.

Spiritually Arjuna represents the ability of the intellect to remain stable, clear and courageous. Otherwise the intellect can be easily pulled in many directions and then there will be questions, confusion and many, many options.
Clarity and stability come when there is an aim which is defined and understood.

When the aim of life is not understood clearly then we wander aimlessly searching something. For happiness maybe, wealth maybe, love maybe or maybe something else.

When the aim is clear, the journey becomes focused and then the destination is close.

Be Arjuna today!

Om Shanti

August 23, 2011 at 7:16 am Leave a comment


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