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Parallel Universe

I live in a parallel universe. One is the physical world in which I am the person I know with the personality, habits and role that I play. The other existence is in the universe within – my own inner world.

At each moment these two universes and two existences of myself are connected by the decisions I make. Every decision and therefore every action that follows affects both my inner self as well as my outer personality.

Silence and stillness are the natural nature of I the soul, I crave for them and search for them, yet they seem so out of reach. Why is this?

With every decision I make I give priority to sustaining the needs of the role and the personality that I am. The needs of the soul get overlooked. Who is this personality I have come to be subservient to? Who is it that consistently takes priority over the deepest and most sacred part of me, the soul?

It is the ego – the one that needs to be recognised, understood and respected. The one that has to be always right and win no matter what the cost. In trying to ensure the ego is sustained I renounce my peace, my happiness and more.

With courage let me decide to give priority to sustaining of the soul, the spirit that I am.

 

Om Shanti

March 16, 2017 at 8:17 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

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

The Traveller

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I am a traveller on this journey of life. Where am I going to, do I know?

I the traveller, the soul, have travelled through life and perhaps through many lives.
How long is this journey – do I even know my destination?

I bring myself back to focus on this moment in time and I reflect on want I truely want in life. In this moment, from deep within my soul, I hear the voice of my conscience calling out to me – all I want is to be happy, peaceful, loved and content.

If this is what I want and need then can I not achieve that in this moment now? why the journey through time and space?

I, the soul, am originally and eternally the essence of love, peace and happiness. This is my spiritual truth, But in my search for the same in the physical world, I have travelled far, far away from my own eternal essence.

And this journey, of I the traveller, is to return me back to myself again.

As I realise this eternal truth, the universe echoes back to me with my every breath – As I was, so shall I become.

 

Om Shanti

June 16, 2016 at 7:51 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

Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still

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Taking time out for ourselves just to sit quietly has become a luxury many of us cannot afford these days. There is just no time, we argue. A never ending ‘to do’ list.

It might be surprising however to find that it is when I give time to connect with my innermost self, that I will be able to ‘generate’ more time.

By diving deep into my inner world, I move away from the surface of my mind where I am subject to the turbulent effects of external influences. In the depths of the self I am the captain of my mind. In the still waters within I am reconciled with my own peace and stillness. My thoughts slow down. There is a sense of calm and clarity.

As I re-surface from the depths within, I sense a change in the nature of my thoughts ….fewer in quantity but greater in quality. With few but powerful thoughts my capacity for handling tasks and responsibilities has grown manifold.

Invest in ‘quiet time’ regularly and reap the reward……fewer thoughts, powerful thoughts.

 

Om Shanti

July 16, 2015 at 6:52 am Leave a comment

Focus on Peace

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The original and natural nature of ‘I’ the soul is peace.

Yet I experience so much peacelessness within the self. What is it that disturbs my peace?

When a stone is thrown into a still pond it creates ripples and disturbs the ‘peace’.
In the same way when I allow myself to see and focus of the weakness and defects of others, then this become the stone that creates ripples within. From one critical or judgemental thought many related thoughts and feelings are generated causing ripples within.

If I feed the ripples with more thoughts and feelings, if I don’t let them settle, then they will turn into waves or even a hurricane.
Whatever is happening in my inner world will then reflect in my outer world too – within my relationships and connections.

Chose to focus on peoples qualities and not their weaknesses.

 

Om Shanti

December 4, 2014 at 8:22 am Leave a comment

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