Friday, August 13, 2010

To keep the aim in front of us is to move forward with contentment.

Message for the day 13-08-2010
To keep the aim in front of us is to move forward with contentment.

Projection: Several times there are situations that are negative where we have to face things that are not really what we are expecting or wanting. At such times we tend to get disheartened and experience discontentment. Our state of mind becomes such that we can no longer experience peace.

Solution: The solution at such times is to keep our vision clear on our aim. When all our thoughts and energy are concentrated on our aim, we will be able to consider any negative scene that comes our way as only a side-scene. We can easily ignore all such situations and so our mind is at rest or peace.

Soul Sustenance 13-08-2010

Stress Management

There are some false beliefs about stress that we have acquired:

"Stress is vital to perform well in all spheres of life"

Truth: It is a false belief that stress, or putting pressure on people, is necessary to get things done. Why? Because fear is being invoked and used as a motivator, and that always results in a drainage of energy, which eventually can lead to physical disease. Stressful thinking is fearful and angry thinking, if sustained, leads to illness, absenteeism, poor performance and the breakdown of relationships. The psychosomatic effects are well known. Tense thoughts lead to tight muscles and headaches, worried thoughts upset the digestion and can eventually result in ulcers, fearful thinking speeds up and wears down the heart, inducing the over-production of adrenaline, while anger has been identified as one of the major contributory factors in cancer.

Stress and fear, and therefore adrenaline, may appear to get things done fast and efficiently in the short term - but in the long term it all leads to burnout. This is why there is no such thing as positive stress. Those who advocate that stress is necessary to reach peak performance are demonstrating lazy thinking, or the avoidance of doing the inner work of self-change.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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