Thursday, July 19, 2012

Creativity comes when there is happiness.

Message for the day 19-07-2012
Creativity comes when there is happiness. 

Projection: When challenging situations come our way, there is a tendency to think in a cyclic way to overcome that problem. That is, the mind thinks of the same things again and again to overcome the problem. The more the mind creates such thoughts, the more it is difficult to find a solution. There is no happiness and peace of mind at such times. 

Solution: Happiness touches the heart and enables the creativity to come from within. When I am happy I am able to enjoy and make the best use of each and every moment of my life. The one who is happy doesn't wait for the right opportunity to be creative, but uses each moment as a chance for using creativity - for bringing newness. I do something new, unique and different. So I also have the satisfaction of having done my best. 

Soul Sustenance 19-07-2012

To Complement And Not To Compete (cont.) 

We all have a place within this beautiful embroidery of life; let us know it, enjoy it, express it as our right, but never overdo it because we feel our role or position is 'more advanced', or 'better' than others. Sometimes, when there is a sense of personal or collective emptiness, there is the need to be recognized, which creates attachment to your own talents, role or virtues. 

We have to learn to complement rather than compete. Nature works on the principle of complementarity. This can be seen with the seasons, day and night, the continual cyclical process of birth, growth, maturity, decay, death and rebirth. Even our bodies work on this principle. Look at the face! Each face has two eyes, one nose, one mouth, two ears, all in the right position and functioning in an appropriate way. Which of these is more important? Would you say the eyes are more important, so you would prefer to have three eyes and no nose? Or would you say the nose is more important, so you would prefer to have three noses and no ears? We cannot think like this because it is absurd and illogical. Each feature has equal value and when we recognize the equal value of all things, then we stop being illogical - comparing, competing, feeling superior or inferior, or striving to be what we are not. In a society that functions, can everyone be a doctor, an engineer or a farmer? Everyone has different talents and positions because different tasks have to be fulfilled if the whole society is to run well. If we examine life carefully, we realize that the recognition of this principle of complementarity is the basis of creating a peaceful and happy coexistence, because the vision of equality respects and honors the differences. 

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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