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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

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

Peace, Silence and Power

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Peace of mind begins when there is no waste or negativity within my thinking. It is then that the incognito battle within the mind stops. Thoughts slow down and become few and I experience peace within my mind.

If I allow anything to come and disturb this state of thinking then I myself am responsible for the peacelessness that arises. Peace or peacelessness are a state of mind. Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved through understanding.

From peace I consciously take a step into silence. I connect with the feelings and vibrations around me and within me. This opens the door to experience the subtlety of my authentic self.

Within the experience of self, the power of spirit emerges. A spiritual strength which gives a sense of contentment and completeness. Of having reached my destination.

 

Om Shanti

November 3, 2016 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

Why Hurt?

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Someone said something, someone did, or did not, do something and I am hurt by that. No matter how much I wish to stay in a positive and happy place, it seems as though others influence and change that. They continue to hurt me and cause me pain and sorrow.

However the fact is that I have no control over anything or anyone except myself. When I deeply and practically learn to accept this in my life then I will realise that no one can ever hurt me. People can behave as they wish to but it is what I do with someone’s negative behaviour – the shape and power I give that negativity inside my mind – that will decide if it causes me to hurt or not.

It is not an easy lesson to accept but the reality is that how I choose to respond is entirely in my hands. .

Let me empower the self by applying this lesson practically in my life from this moment onwards. Let me chose to remain happy.

 

Om Shanti

July 28, 2016 at 7:19 am Leave a comment

Inspired by God

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Am I able to identify and understand the driving force behind my thinking, my feelings, the choices I make in life? What influences my decision making?

There is a constant inner chatter that buzzes in my mind. It invades my internal ‘space’ by continuously verifying and validating the decisions I make – will it yield the maximum return in the shortest possible time? – not perhaps a monetary return but a return just the same. My thinking and my choices are inspired by results, goals and gains.

However that which is the ‘greatest’ and ‘best’ result may not be the most beneficial outcome for me. It may not open up the most fruitful road to the future.

There is a force of goodness that will always pull me towards itself, it will guide and guard me towards itself. We can call it a force of goodness or we can call it God.

I have to be willing to let go of the apparent safely of my own inner chatter in order to be receptive to it. And when I am, I will see I am being influenced by the greatest good.

Within my thinking, being and doing, is there ‘space’ to be inspired by God?

 

Om Shanti

May 5, 2016 at 8:21 am Leave a comment

Am I Peaceful?

2015-04-20_1250To be peaceful I need to recognize that I will not experience the absolute state of peace through places, situations or even feelings. Peace is a state of being.

The mind wanders and scurries around in all directions such that even when I find myself in a peaceful setting I may not always experience peace.

It is often said that the mind holds the key to being peaceful. I therefore endeavour to quieten my thoughts, but I quickly discover this is not enough. I will have simply achieved the state of ‘not thinking’ – which may allow me to experience fleeting moments of peace. However, to experience the absolute state of peace I need to make my thoughts and therefore my thinking peaceful.

I become watchful and attentive to my every thought. I ask myself ‘how peaceful are my thoughts?’ I check and change, check and change.

As I begin to experience the state of peace, my mind cooperates and becomes patient and trusting. So begins a wonderful relationship where I find my mind is generating fewer but more powerful thoughts. My mind no longer wanders and scurries around thinking, re-thinking and over thinking. Peace becomes my natural nature once again.

 

Om Shanti

February 4, 2016 at 11:19 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

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