Monday, April 24, 2017

Thought of the day 24.4.2017

Let Be
Many of us spend most of our life trying to live someone else's life. We are great fixers, and as we watch others we can hear ourselves attempting to 'sort them out'. We hear it in our conversations with others and with ourselves. It sounds like, "They shouldn't...weren't they awful...did you hear about so and so...in my opinion they should".
In these moments we waste time trying to write the script of others and forget to write our own. We have no right to write another's script and any attempt to do so is futile, frustrating and doomed to failure.
So let be, and taste the freedom from the subtle tensions and anxieties about others by letting them write their own script. Don't miss your life by trying to live someone else's.

Soul Sustenance


The Invisible Support System Of Life (Part 1) 

Our lives on a physical level, at every step, are based on an invisible spiritual support system. Can you imagine life without peace, love and happiness? These are our basic spiritual qualities of the soul. Once upon a time, a king of a little kingdom was asked, how fulfilled is your kingdom? He thought of the different aspects of life and how fulfilled they were, like health, wealth, relationships and roles. He was asked, how healthy is your kingdom? He thought of physical health and the magnitude of illnesses in the people of his kingdom and replied that all was not well. Then, he thought about how financially well-off his kingdom was and replied there was a little poverty existing in the kingdom. He also thought of relationships and roles, and realized that there was sorrow in relationships and some people were not satisfied with their roles and jobs they had. The king realized soon that to make his kingdom, healthy, wealthy and happy in all respects, was a difficult task but did not know where to start. 

Just like the king and his kingdom, health, wealth, relationships and roles in the whole world are all physical aspects but to make each of them positive and free of obstacles, we need to look at the invisible spiritual support system of peace, love and happiness. The more all of us become full of these three qualities by making ourselves full of positivity and strength, the more the different aspects of life will be full of success. We know the mind’s health influences physical health and the mind’s fulfillment attracts physical wealth. Also, the mind’s goodness makes relationships beautiful and the mind’s focus and clarity makes our roles free from problems. 

(To be continued tomorrow …) 

Message of the day

Sweet words are those that bring only benefit. 

Projection:When I hear something interesting or unusual, I tend to repeat it to others. I repeat it to a lot of people who have no concern with it. I also add up a lot of things and make it an interesting story for others. But, in reality, these words bring no benefit for others. 

Solution: Whatever words I speak, I need to check if they are bringing benefit to anyone. I need to speak only if there is likely to be any benefit. When I have attention on this aspect, others will experience sweetness through my words. 


In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Thought of the day 23.4.2017

Let God

Whether you believe in God or not is not important. Belief can be an obstacle to experience. The main thing is to keep an open mind, and be willing to start the conversation. The experience of so many people is that when they engage in a mental conversation, whether it's with a question or simply sharing what is in their heart, they get a reply. This is God as a personal experience, not just a voice in your head. Not your higher self, but the presence of the Source in your life. God is not a concept, or a belief. You cannot have a conversation with a concept. You cannot have a meaningful relationship with a belief. Worth a try? Dear God.....

Soul Sustenance


Bringing The Consciousness Back In Shape 

If we try and find the root causes of all forms of stress, we would find that both lazy and wrong thinking lie behind various stressful emotions. No one right from our childhood to when we are grown-ups puts this into our heads that we are each responsible for our own thoughts and feelings. Instead we are taught that others are responsible for what we think and feel. No one teaches us how to think. We are taught what to think in terms of knowledge of the world, but not how to shape our own thoughts and feelings. 

In spirituality the self gets the required training to create positive and powerful thoughts, thoughts: 

1. which are connected to true spiritual knowledge of the self, 2. which are beneficial to your own spiritual well-being, 3. that inject positive energy in the form of happiness, love and enthusiasm to those around you, 4. which are absolutely necessary in the context in which you find yourself, 5. which use all your subtle energies in an economical way, 6. which ensure that the result of any response you may create does not result in stress. 

When no one teaches us that any mental or emotional discomfort comes from within our own consciousness, we also do not ever realize that any negative state of being is unnatural and a sign that our consciousness is out of shape. The above thought training helps us to return our consciousness to its true, natural and original shape. 

Message of the day

To constantly think of benefit is to be carefree. 

Projection:When something goes wrong, it is very natural for me to think of the negative aspect. I experience negative feelings and as I continue think about it, I tend to feel more and more heavy in my mind. This does not let me be light either in my daily activities or in my interactions with others. 

Solution: There is surely something positive in everything that happens. I need to make conscious effort to see positivity in everything that happens. This habit helps me be carefree even when something unexpected or unwanted happens. Even if I cannot see the positive aspect at that moment, I need to maintain the faith that whatever has happened is for the best. 


In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Thought of the day 22.4.2017


Silence

There is a part of you that is perfect and pure. It is untouched by the less that perfect characteristics you've acquired by living in a less than perfect world.
It is filled with divine qualities, so is in a constant state of resourcefulness and well-being. Its total absence of conflict and negativity of any sort makes this part of you a Still-Point - a deep, enriching experience of Silence.