Posts tagged ‘understand’

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

Courage to Hold Silence

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Within silence I become present and mindful. In that moment there is complete clarity and awareness.

Silence of words is important but the experience of silence within my thoughts and feelings is profound.

I wish to reach, and then remain, in this state where silence works like an engine for everything else to follow. And for this it is necessary to give priority to silencing my own inner world – that is my mind and my intellect.

As it stands my mind is constantly generating thoughts consciously and subconsciously. My intellect is using its understanding and learnt cleverness to decide, discern and judge what I should do, how and when.

When I renounce the need to hold and process information in my mind I will allow silence to take priority. Then I will cultivate a vibration of internal silence as a priority in my life.

The power of this silence will enable answers to emerge without the influence of my own thoughts and feeling – Imagine that!

Do I have the courage to hold onto my inner silence no matter what?

 

Om Shanti

August 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

Wisdom of Silence

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Deep within our consciousness each one of us holds an awareness of truth and innate wisdom. The soul is eternal, it has always existed and so why should it not be all knowing?

When I am silent and still, the power from that silence sharpens my inner capacity and ability to understand. The silent state allows the habit of continuous thinking and analysing to subside and enables the soul to express its eternal wisdom. This is a very natural experience as though the capacity to know with clarity and far-sightedness is already part of my psyche.

From that inner space of stillness, inspiration emerges. Inspiration which comes from a pure and detached place of eternal wisdom. It unfolds itself, in front of me, without any justification and I merely observe, knowing undoubtingly that this is the truth.

Beyond my capacity of clever thinking and intellectual analysis, the power of silence, reveals wisdom from deep within the all knowing self.

Om Shanti

April 28, 2016 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

I am my own creation

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Irrespective of whether I am aware or not, every thought I think, word I speak, action I take, and even the feelings, emotions and intention behind these are continually being recorded in the soul in the form of memories and experiences. What is being recorded will then shape my personality over time.

Let me take a moment to look at my personality today. Do I really believe this is who I am or is there a personality deep within based on truth and purity waiting to be discovered?

Regular observation and reflection of my inner world will help me understand what has shaped my personality.

With conscious awareness I can start to take care of my thinking, speaking and doing. I take charge of how my physical senses behave, I begin to learn about my intentions and motives. As I check and change I become a conscious creator.

Over time my new experiences will begin to overshadow the old ones so much so that the old personality pales into insignificance allowing my true self to shine through.

Start the journey today!

 

Om Shanti

January 14, 2016 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

The Value behind Reaction

2015-04-20_0810_001There are often reactions that happen within situations – either I react or others react. The situation then becomes a confrontation.

When a value or belief that someone holds is challenged then they can react. Reaction is a way of defending and upholding the underlying value that is being challenged.

It is actually not a question of what is right or wrong and therefore the way to resolve it is also to go beyond trying to prove its correctness or not. The way to resolve reaction is to foster respect for what they value and then respond accordingly.
After all, no matter the situation, it is not my place to undermine someone else’s belief/value.

Reaction happens for a reason and if I am able to understand and give respect to the underlying belief/value that they wish to uphold then the reaction will easily dissolve.

 

Om Shanti

December 31, 2015 at 5:03 am 2 comments

Tolerance

Tolerance is a great power. When we tolerate something or someone then it is as if we are holding back from reacting negatively in some way.

Normally when we react in a negative way, it is because we need to ‘prove’ something, need to be heard, need to show that we have some control etc..

In tolerating we let go of any temporary attainment  that we may receive: being respected, looking smart, getting our own way etc. We let go of all these false supports.

Not to tolerate means to give power to jealousy, ego, anger or any other vice. It allows them to emerge in a gross form. The basis of any vice is always something negative; something that will eventually cause pain and sorrow.

Each scene, word and action that manifests itself is based on a very complex set of circumstances that have gone before. I am not to know the ingredients that have been added so far. If I cannot add a positive ingredient to the mix, then it is better not to add at all. To understand this is to show tolerance. And to tolerate requires wisdom.

Reclaim your power of tolerance.

 

Om Shanti

September 26, 2011 at 5:17 am Leave a comment


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