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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

Spiritual Pilgrim

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I am a spiritual pilgrim, a spiritual traveller, travelling through time.

The journey is long – it seems to go on and on to beyond.

Where am I going to?
A gentle response, from deep within the soul, utters – It is a pilgrimage from myself back to me.

It is an incognito journey I take to find myself. A journey I take alone, that no-one else can see or understand.
It happens in this moment, and in every moment that passes by. The journey is rooted within myself – within the active experience of my thoughts, feelings and emotions.
The happiness and joy, the stress and anger, the friend and the enemy, the bonus and the challenge – these, and more, are all scenes and side scenes that I pass through each day. They are on the journey but are not the destination.

I must journey on and just let them pass…and they will. I don’t need to pack them up and carry them on my journey – that would just be excess baggage that will make the journey more difficult.

Let me not stop. Let me let go and continue my pilgrimage back to me.

Om Shanti

February 16, 2017 at 9:38 am 2 comments

My Original Self

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When thoughts are expressed they lead to words and action. This expression of thoughts creates an experience for the self and leaves a memory of that experience within the subconscious.

When I repeat the same words and actions again and again, they become a habit. And when habits are repeated, over time, they become my personality – it reflects the way I am.

This personality I am now, has been created, over time, through expression and experience. Layers of experiences have superseded each other with dominating personality traits overpowering more subtle and gentle ones.

I take a deep breath and reflect on this ‘created’ personality of mine and the thought arises from deep within the soul – what was my original personality? Will I ever return to that original pure personality that I was?

And my conscience responds in a whisper – this is the destiny of the soul.

 

Om Shanti

January 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

Still and Silent

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I take a moment and become still.

I allow each part of my body to slowly relax and as I do that the body responds and becomes very still.

I gently listen to my breath as I inhale and exhale – my breathing becomes slow and deep…

Moving my focus inward, I watch the pattern of my thoughts which have slowed down.

I become aware of there being a distinct stillness within.

Still…..

From within this stillness I am drawn to a very gentle silence that is held within the inner ear.
I listen to this silence and as I do so I become absorbed in this eternal sound of silence.

I stand still in time and within this eternal sound of silence I just ‘am’ …..

 

Om Shanti

December 22, 2016 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

I am a spiritual being

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I am a spiritual being – a spirit, a soul, an energy that is not visible to the human eye.

The thoughts and feelings that are generated through my mind form a layer of subtle energy around the soul. This is then expressed in a gross form of energy we recognise as words and action. When words and actions are expressed through the body they enable me to build relationships with the world, people and situations in the world.

I move from a core truth of my subtle existence into a gross form and personality and a physical existence. And over time I learn to live in the reality of this outer most world that I myself manifested – believing it to be real and true.

However this manifestation is not ‘I’ at all because I am the spirit, the unseen soul at the very core.I take a moment, become still and silent. In my mind and consciousness, I separate myself from the manifestation – from the layers of creation and creativity…….

I take a moment, become still and silent. In my mind and consciousness, I separate myself from the manifestation – from the layers of creation and creativity…….In this moment I experience my own eternity and the reality of spirit. The spiritual ‘I’ without a name, gender or form.

In this moment I experience my own eternity and the reality of spirit. The spiritual ‘I’ without a name, gender or form. I am

I am spirit.

 

Om Shanti

December 15, 2016 at 8:23 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

A Positive Mind

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I choose to slow down and focus in on the thoughts that my mind is generating.

I become the observer and the analyst.

I take a conscious decision to not give energy to thoughts that are wasteful or negative. Whether I choose to see the thoughts themselves as right or wrong, whether they are justified or not, is not as important as acknowledging the ill feelings, discomfort that they bring about within the self and others.

No matter how comfortable I may experience these thoughts to be, I recognise that, for example, thoughts of a critical, judgemental or presumptive nature are like drops of poison that will seek and destroy all that is positive within me instantly or gradually – depending on the strength of the wasteful or negative thoughts. What is certain is that these types of thoughts will be destructive and will go on to finish my enthusiasm and close the door to opportunities.

Let me choose to develop the habit of consciously having positive and powerful thoughts.

 

Om Shanti

 

 

November 17, 2016 at 7:53 am Leave a comment

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