Monday, February 7, 2011

The power to listen brings inner peace.

Message for the day 07-02-2011
The power to listen brings inner peace.

Projection: Sometimes I find myself hurt even though the other person did not mean anything. This is because I am hearing the words but not able to understand the meaning behind it. This brings misunderstanding and conflicts and even spoils relationships.

Solution: When someone is telling me something I need to listen to the other person rather than merely hearing to his words. When I am able to understand the intentions behind his words I am able to take something from them instead of just creating conflicts in relationships.

Soul Sustenance 07-02-2011
Understanding The Different Types Of Thoughts That The Mind Creates (cont.)

We have explained Necessary and Unnecessary Thoughts in the last couple of days. Today we explain:

Negative Thoughts
Negative thoughts harm you and are not good for you. As well as the impact they may have on others, these thoughts disturb your peace and weaken your inner strength. If these thoughts occur on a regular basis, they can cause health problems, both physical and mental. They can even become destructive.

Negative thoughts are based on the five vices primarily – lust, anger, greed, ego, attachment. They are chiefly caused by selfish and harmful reasons, without taking into account the values and inner qualities of the person.

"If he speaks to me again in that way I'll beat him up" (rage), "I think they should pay me more without having to do any more work to earn it" (greed).

Negative thoughts also arise from unsatisfied expectations, in disagreements, in laziness, vengeance, racism, jealousy, criticism, hate and an excess of power.

"My boss never appreciates my work but he always values my colleagues more" (jealousy). "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" or "He who lives by the sword, shall die by the sword" (vengeance).

(To be continued tomorrow …..)

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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