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Believing into Being

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When I look at myself and keep focusing on the weaknesses that exist within my own personality then it will lead me into depression.

Weaknesses do not belong to me but I have acquired them through life experiences and so it appears as if they belong to me – but they don’t!

Do I believe that?

What I need to do is see the truth within myself, about myself, and believe that.

Let me understand that I am a soul. I need to have conviction in what it means to be a soul. Believe in the soul’s true nature and innate qualities.

Without belief there is no power of authority in that truth.

Like a picture of the sun – looking at it again and again will not give me light or heat. I need to see the real sun and then I will experience it.

Experience makes us worthy and powerful.

Experience gives us spiritual authority.

 

Om Shanti

February 9, 2017 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

I am!

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Originally and eternally my nature, my personality has always been one of virtues and qualities.

I, the soul, am born into a body and through that I perform actions. I play my various roles through this body as I act and interact with other souls and with matter.

As I do this a natural mechanism comes into play – An action that is repeated many times becomes a habit and when a habit is repeated of a long period of time it becomes a personality trait. Over time I also accumulate many experiences and memories that influence me in the actions I chose to do.
This process, that is at play, has made me who I am – the person I know and see and believe to be me.

This personality of ‘mine’ – the one that I have become – has weaknesses, expresses vices and generates so many waste thoughts and feelings. It causes sorrow to the self and others because of the direct influence this personality has on my behaviour.

However, originally and eternally this is not me, not really. Neither am I the body, nor the roles and thus I am also not the personality I believe myself to be.

Step away from the false belief and chose to be who you really are.

 

Om Shanti

April 9, 2015 at 6:32 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

Defects

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It bothers us when people behave ‘badly’. Their negative behaviour takes up valuable space in our mind and disturbs the heart. It is amazing how something that belongs to someone else affects us so much. It is their negative quality, their weakness and yet it disturbs us.

When we are not internally full, when we ourselves lack happiness, peace and love, then our attention is diverted to search outside and see the faults and weaknesses of others. We even associate their behaviour with the reason for our pain, stress and unhappiness. This then becomes the foundation of misunderstanding in our relationships.

If I can focus internally on sustaining my own inner feelings, then the defects of others will not be visible to me, they will not disturb me.

Try it and see.

 

Om Shanti

July 11, 2014 at 8:48 am Leave a comment

Spiritual Power

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‘Power’ can be seen as physical strength, as mental or emotional control over others or as a unique capacity to think differently, be different.

Spiritual power, on the other hand, is subtle and so not easily visible to the eyes. It is an inner strength that enables me to protect my own inner personality. It is something that is felt and experienced rather than expressed and seen.

The ability to develop one’s own spiritual power begins in the battlefield of life.
It has become a habit to use the negative qualities of my own weakness and vices to fight the challenges in life – they have enabled me to win the outer, physical battles.

But spiritual power, which is internal, can be developed with the ability of the self to choose and use a virtue rather than a weakness or a vice in the face of challenge.

Using a virtue, over time makes it into a power. If I decide not to use my virtues then, over time, I will lose my spiritual power, my spiritual authority

Always choose to take the high path of virtue. Even if it means an apparent loss, it will make me a greater human being and it will free me from being a slave to circumstances.

 

Om Shanti

April 10, 2014 at 8:51 am Leave a comment

The Nature of Ego

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One of the blocks that comes along the way on our spiritual journey is Ego.

The thing about ego is that it camouflages itself very well and appears to be a faithful friend. So how do I identify it within myself?

Ego is the social mask we wear. It is sustained by power and so it will try and control. However it lives in fear of being powerless.

Ego very quickly gives an opinion; it does not allow me to be the detached observer.
It is in fact intolerant. Ego has no patience.

Ego cannot tolerate the praise of others. It comes in through the door of criticism.
Ego only sees weaknesses and mistakes of others.
Ego inspects others but does not inspect the self.
Ego does not accept correction but gives correction.
Ego comes with many qualities and skills but not with many virtues.

Can I identify the Ego within me?

Om Shanti

September 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

The Forceful or The Powerful

When faced with negative situations in life, the most natural reaction, it seems, is a negative one. It may be in the face of fear that I get angry or in the face of deception I get upset etc.

All negative behaviours and emotions are in fact weaknesses within the human soul. When a weakness fights with another weakness there is no possibility of a positive outcome for either side. Weaknesses are forceful and like a weapon they hurt us.

The ingredient that is required to neutralise the situation, and give the opportunity for benefit, is to use virtues instead of weaknesses. Virtues are subtle, but they are powerful, as opposed to forceful. Their purpose is to empower the self and others.

In face of negative situations, make space enough to allow the self to choose virtues rather than weaknesses.

Choose to empower the self and others.

 

Om Shanti

November 16, 2011 at 6:17 am Leave a comment

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