Posts tagged ‘let go’

Free to Forgive

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When I feel hurt it is usually because someone did something or said something – or maybe did not say or do something.
Then I feel I am not able to forgive them – perhaps I don’t want to forgive them.

What is it that I want from them? To change, to feel the hurt, to feel regret?

I need to step back and realise that by not forgiving them I am holding onto the feelings of hurt and remembering them again and again…. building walls of impression and vision which will influence the future.

In the process of forgiving, I am letting go but also subtly helping the other person to let go as I am no longer ‘holding’ on to them with negative thoughts and feelings.

When I forgive I make peace with the past. It does not change the past but it allows the possibility of so much more in the future.

Forgiveness takes place in my own mind and heart … It has nothing to do with anyone else.

 

Om Shanti

February 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

The Control Factor

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Situations happen – they are a part and parcel of life and with them come stress, pain, tension and worry. However these are not a part and parcel of life – they are actually a choice we make.

Situations, people, nature, circumstances etc.. are beyond our control – they have their own momentum and path. When we are not willing to let go of that which we cannot control then we choose to move into a space of stress, worry and tension.

Acceptance and the willingness to let go and move on allows us to protect ourselves from these negative by-products of wanting to control.

Letting go of control is not just a physical thing – it is about mentally and emotionally letting go of the need to control a situation.

In the face of challenges, If we are able to stop and step into our inner space and see another perspective then it will allow us to free ourselves and move on. The longer we hold onto something, in the hope to control or change the outcome, the harder it will be to let go because the deeper will be the mental and emotional bonds to it.

When we realise the futility of control we will be able to turn to ourselves and instigate a more positive change from within.

Om Shanti

October 1, 2015 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

Step into Silence

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One would think that, compared to the big attractive physical world we live in, the inner world of silence would be dull, empty and insignificant.

However when I allow myself to let go, of everything that pulls me out into this physical ‘reality’, and step into my own inner space, then I will see and experience the value of silence.

It is the space in which I come face to face with the reality of myself. The self that cannot be seen but only be experienced. The realisation of my real identity – my eternity, my power and my beauty.

It is a space that is without the ‘noise’ – the sound, colour, movement – of the physical world which diverts me and attracts me outwards again and again. It is only in this space of inner silence that the self can be realised.

My inner silence is deep, subtle and full of riches. There is a very tangible experience of total contentment and of having reached.

Step into silence.

 

Om Shanti

October 16, 2014 at 6:57 am Leave a comment

Who’s at Fault?

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Someone did something wrong – it happens – but what follows is much more important than the mistake itself.

The immediate reaction internally, to arising feelings, is that we experience continuous waves of thoughts about that situation.
We replay the scene again and again in our minds and confirm it to be their fault. Or we try and justify it with reason and excuses. We may even become critical and start to blame.

We think and over think about the mistake and in doing so we allow it to grow in our mind until it becomes a big thing.

If we continue to focus on what is wrong then how will it ever finish or improve?

A negative can never be transformed by adding more negativity, just like adding more darkness to an already dark room will keep it dark. Light is needed to transform or finish the darkness.

Getting stuck in a situation will not allow us to see the solution. It will also not allow us to learn and grow from the experience.

Stop and let go of blame and justification – concentrate on the solution.

 

Om Shanti

August 28, 2014 at 4:39 am Leave a comment

The Economy of Thoughts

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Thoughts become more thoughts and can lead to a wasteful way of thinking. Stressful, worried, critical and negative thinking has become such a part and parcel of our lives.

To change thoughts we need to first let them go. To do this it is necessary to let go of the habit of ‘wanting’ and ‘needing’ a particular result from any person or situation.

The speed and quantity of our thoughts are fed by our own desires – subtle desires as well as gross. Whether or not we get the result or the goal we desire actually has no connection with the quantity of our thoughts. Thinking about it again and again will not change it nor make it the way we want. It will only create stress, anxiety and worse.

Be aware of the mechanics of how thoughts work and economise.

Thoughts are energy, don’t throw away that energy by wasting them. Be economical with your thoughts. Use them wisely.

 

Om Shanti

May 15, 2014 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

Imprisoned by Ego

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For so long now the soul has been imprisoned within the personality of ego.

Do I recognise that personality?

It is that personality that stands up and defends me even when I am wrong. It is there to always make me look good in front of others – it will never let the side down!
When mistakes are noticed, it will make excuses for me and make sure there is someone else to blame. It makes sure I win even at the cost of so many others losing.

Do I recognise this so-called faithful friend within? Could I ever have considered that ego has imprisoned me and made me its slave?

This is the time to recognise how false the personality that ego promotes is, how far from the real me within.

If I am ever to reach my truth and thus my inner peace, I need to be able to let go of all that is false. I need to be able to let go of the support I take from ego and stand up and face myself, who I am, as I am.

Do I have the courage to let go of the support of Ego?

 

Om Shanti

February 27, 2014 at 9:40 am 2 comments

Forever Changing

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Change is a fact of life. It happens second by second every second. To be able to embrace change happily it is necessary to see it as an opportunity.

Resisting change, at any level – mental, emotional physical – will create an environment which breeds sorrow within.
A positive attitude to change gives us the chance to grow, to gain wisdom and to develop the power of flexibility.

At every moment, with every change, let me use the power to let go and accept the change. Rather than a stagnant pond, let me be a fresh flowing river.

Its time to embrace change. Do I welcome change or do I resist it?

Om Shanti

July 4, 2013 at 9:55 am 1 comment

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