Friday, August 31, 2012

Love for God gives us faith and makes us fearless in all situations.

Message for the day

Projection: When we have love for God, we are able to experience His companionship in everything we do. Where there is love there is never a moment of loneliness. Thus we will be able to move forward being fearless in spite of all the challenges that life brings.

Solution: Let me think of one situation where I had an experience of failure. Now let me bring the consciousness that God is with me to help me in this situation. When I believe this, I will find that I have the courage to accept and face the situation. So I remain fearless and I am also able to work and bring about a change in the situation.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fearlessness comes when there is the power of truth.

Message for the day

Projection: Fearlessness comes when there is the power of truth within us. When we are constantly truthful, we will have nothing to fear. In all the challenges we face everyday we will be able to maintain our faith and courage because of our power of truth.

Solution: Let me make sure my actions are based on truth and when things go wrong, I will still be able to be fearless. I need to keep reminding myself that I have the power of truth with me and I will be victorious, whatever may be the challenges that come my way.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

To understand that problems are teachers is to remain fearless.

Message for the day

Projection: Wisdom enables us to move with time, slipping through life as gently and strongly as possible. When problems do come, we are able to remain fearless, learn from them and move on. Thus we are able to experience constant progress.

Solution: In any problem that I am faced with I need to remind myself that the situations around me will not remain the same, things might get worse too. If I am able to understand things and be flexible now I will be able to get prepared for all kinds of situations that I might be faced with in the future too. Wisdom brings fearlessness and enables me to recognize an obstacle from a distance and be prepared for it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The one who is light gets the right solutions even in the most difficult situations.

Message for the day

Projection: Situations do bring a lot of challenges for us, but where there is fear or worry while facing them, there cannot be clarity in thought. So we cannot see the solution that is hidden. On the other hand, the one who is light is able to see the solution hidden within every problem and so is able to achieve success quickly.

Solution: When faced with a problem I need to make effort to be light and carefree and then look for the solution with a clear mind. I need to make special effort to clear my mind of all waste and negative, especially about the problem itself. Let me instead allow my mind to dwell on something more positive. This will naturally allow my mind to come up with the right solution.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The one who has love and is able to forgive is the one who brings lightness.

Message for the day

Projection: Love brings the power to forgive. When we love someone it is very easy to forgive even when something goes wrong. Then we are able to do something to better the situation. This environment of lightness based on forgiveness inspires the other person to contribute too. This brings about learning and progress without any feeling of heaviness.

Solution: When I find someone making a mistake, let me remind myself that if I have to help the person progress I have to forgive. Along with it let me learn from the mistake myself and provide an environment of lightness and learning for the other person too. Then the mistake will never be repeated helping him to move forward with lightness.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

To surrender to God is to be light.

Message for the day

Projection: When difficult situations come our way, it is a natural habit to worry and so we are unable to use the available resources with ease. On the other hand, if we are able to surrender to the Supreme, we are able to be light. This lightness brings the perception of our resources and capabilities that we are able to use.

Solution: The first thing I need to do when difficult situations come my way is to surrender the situation and my thoughts to God. As the idea of God is of a perfect being, it is easy to be light and carefree. Thus I am able to make my mind powerful enabling me to use the available resources in the best possible way.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

To forgive oneself is to move forward with lightness.

Message for the day

Projection: When we make a mistake, the usual reaction is to feel guilty about it. Consequently there is a lot of heaviness, which will not let us make the best use of the time in our hands. We will only be caught up in the past and not be able to make full use of the present. So it is important to be light yet not be careless.

Solution: When I do something wrong, all I have to do is to find out the weakness that is working behind my mistake. Then I will be able to learn from it. When I do this I will be able to forgive myself and use every incident that happens as a gift for my progress. I will then never be stuck, but will be able to move forward with lightness.

Friday, August 24, 2012

To have a balance of responsibility and lightness is to enjoy everything.

Message for the day 

Projection: While fulfilling our responsibilities we need not feel heavy but need to be light within. This lightness will be reflected in our thoughts, speech, actions and relationships which will be light too. We will then be able to mould ourselves and enjoy in every situation.

Solution: When I take up any responsibility, I need to remind myself that I have taken on this responsibility and I will fulfill it to the best of my ability. I will do my best but will be prepared for whatever outcome it brings. When I am able to practice being light in this way I will be able to make the best use of everything.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Real sweetness is based on truth.

Message for the day

Projection: Real sweetness is living on the line of truth, where we are able to see what is really happening away from the show of words. When we are working on our inner sweetness, we can never be cheated by any situation. Time doesn't teach us to change, but we are able to bring about a change in time.

Solution: What I need to do is to understand the uniqueness of my life and base it on this truth. Knowing that my life has its own unique purpose and meaning will enable me to enjoy the greatness of life adding sweetness to it.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The positivity within is reflected in sweetness in the words.

Message for the day

Projection: Things do not always go the way we want them to. If we allow ourselves to get influenced by the situation, it is reflected in our words, which tend to become bitter. But if we are able to maintain our positivity even in negative situations, there will be sweetness in our words.

Solution: When I am faced with a difficult situation, my effort should be to maintain the positivity in my mind. For this I must remind myself that each and every moment is worth a lot, which I must be able to enjoy. I must have the joy of being alive and happy. When I will be able to do this, there will be sweetness in my words.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

To pay constant attention towards positivity is to be free from tension.

Message for the day

Expression: To pay attention means not to think, speak or do anything waste, negative or even ordinary. The one who keeps attention in this way and also allows no negativity from outside to go within, is always free from tension. There is also the proper use of everything that is available. 

Experience: When I am able to pay constant attention and also use the inner treasures within for a positive purpose, there is the use of the inner potential. When there is the recognition and use of this potential within in this way, negativity finishes; just as sunshine finishes darkness. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

The virtues of honesty and courage bring success.

Message for the day

Expression: The one who is courageous is never deterred by challenges, but moves on towards success. Combined with courage, is the virtue of honesty which allows one to be consistent, sincere and true in the efforts put in. So success comes with proper effort and there is also humility visible in such a person. 

Experience: When I am courageous, but at the same time honest in my efforts that I put in for achieving success, I'll never have ego. I will be able to get the cooperation and good will of all, and especially the protection and the help of God. I will find myself moving slowly towards success with everything I do. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The one who is open to learning always finds an opportunity to learn and change.

Message for the day

Expression: Life has plenty of opportunities for the one who wants to learn. Each situation and person that comes one's way is an instrument for a new learning. Constant learning brings about a deep internal change and progress in one's life. 

Experience: When I am able to learn from all that happens, I am able to be content for both what I have learnt and the change that I have been able to bring about. This contentment also keeps me enthusiastic and my mind open for further learning. I naturally become an embodiment of what I have learnt. 

Soul Sustenance

Changing Your Belief System To Overcome Feelings Of Revenge (cont.) 

The urge for revenge and the false taste of victory or happiness related to it can only end when the belief, that others are responsible for what you feel, is seen as a false one. Only when you take full responsibility for whatever thoughts and feelings you create will it be possible to end the anger and the hatred that seeks revenge. When someone hurts me, I create a negative image of myself and the other person in my mind.s eye, in different ways. I see myself and the other in a negative light, myself as a victim and the other person as a victimizer. I need to stop doing that and see myself and the other in a positive light, in the same light as before, irrespective of the negativity that the other has radiated to me. When we do that, we will stop pointing the finger at others for whatever hurt we may feel. Only when it is fully seen and accepted that someone can hurt or harm my vehicle, the physical body, but not me, the controller or driver of the vehicle, will rage and the desire for revenge stop existing inside my consciousness. 

When I start seeing the person who has committed some negative action which is projected towards me, with an innocent, unbiased, untarnished vision, hatred will be transformed into love and compassion for both, me and the other person. Then it will be possible to be totally free of all judgment, criticism and any desire to seek justice and take pleasure and experience victory when justice is delivered. Only then will it be possible to rediscover true happiness in life, because as long as there is even the slightest trace of an urge to seek revenge for what someone has done to me, and the desire to experience the false happiness which is experienced when such revenge is delivered; both of which, the happiness and the revenge, are forms of subtle violence; true everlasting and deep peace, contentment and happiness can never be experienced. 

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Correction with sweetness is more effective than words spoken with anger.

Message for the day

Projection: We need to be sweet while we have to correct or point out someone's mistake. When we do that, what goes across to them is the feeling and not the words. If there were to be anger or dislike while correcting them, the response we get would be negative too. 

Solution: When I do have to correct someone, it is necessary to remind myself of being sweet, not just in my words, but in my attitude too. For this I need to practice having good wishes for the one I want to bring a change in. Love combined with sweetness will surely work, and I'll definitely be able to notice a change. 

Soul Sustenance

Curing Depression Through Meditation (cont.) 

Someone suffering from depression should experience some relief by picturing (visualizing) the following meditation commentary on the screen of his/her mind for 15 minutes every morning and evening: 

I am a soul, a tiny star, sitting on my throne between the eyebrows........ 
I picture my destination, a land of soft golden-red light, beyond the sun, moon and stars........ 
On the wings of thought I fly there........ 
Now I am in front of the Father of the soul, a star-like energy like myself but an Ocean of Bliss (Joy)........ 
Strong currents of spiritual bliss (joy) are radiating from this Supreme Point of Light in all directions........ 
Like a sponge, I soak up this light of bliss within me........ 
I am overflowing with happiness and super sensuous joy (joy which is not experienced from the sense organs but through the connection with the Supreme Soul)........ 

Now, in a deep meditative state, repeat silently the following positive affirmations (thoughts): 

I can be free of depression, right now........ 
I am the master of my mind, my thoughts, my intellect........ 
My thoughts create my feelings........ 
I free my mind from all worries, fears and memories of the past......... 
I think only positive thoughts about myself......... 
I feel very confident, energetic and enthusiastic........ 
I am very strong and can be a winner in every field of life........ 
By understanding this meditation I have understood the true purpose and worth of life and am getting more and more interested in it........ 
I shall now take interest in the activities of day-to-day life........ 

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Friday, August 17, 2012

Others experience sweetness when words are filled with the power of truth.

Message for the day

Projection: False sweetness is saying that something is good without having taken the pains to find out what it is i.e., commenting on something superficial. Sweet words are those that are spoken after having understood the reality. 

Solution: In order for my words to make an impact on others, I must take time to see if I have really recognised the goodness in the other person. My each comment should be based on the truth that I have discovered in others and I will find others taking benefit from my words. 

Soul Sustenance

Curing Depression Through Meditation 

We all at times experience symptoms like feeling tensed, nervous, restless, frightened, having difficulty to go to sleep, forgetting important information, palpitation (fast beating of the heart), undue sweating in hands etc. The practice of Rajyoga meditation alone can be of tremendous help in overcoming these minor psychological (related to the mind) problems known as “neurotic illness”. 

In the case of patients suffering from neurotic diseases such as anxiety, insomnia (inability to obtain sufficient sleep), insecurities, phobias (fears), neurotic depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, addictions, etc. routine systematic Rajyoga meditation practice proves useful when combined with conventional medicines and psychotherapy (the medical treatment of mental disorders). First of all write down all specific symptoms, which you experience. Also do some self-analysis and try to pinpoint the cause of your diseases. While meditating, use the subtle rays of light and might received from the Supreme Being to remove suppressed dissatisfaction with self and others. At the end of the meditation practice, during the last few minutes generate positive thoughts to relieve the specific neurotic symptoms. 

(To be continued tomorrow….) 

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sweetness is the ability to see the good in all things.

Message for the day

Projection: Deep within each and every situation is something good. It only takes a little patience to look within and find it. When we are able to understand the secret behind what is happening, it automatically brings sweetness in our lives. Thus we will be able to spread this to others too. 

Solution: Whatever happens throughout the day, I should be able to see the good in it. Even if I am not able to discover something good at that moment, I should maintain the faith that whatever happens is for the best. 

Soul Sustenance

The Five Powers of a Focused Mind 

The power of perception (understanding) allows us to see into things and truly understand them, with neither complication nor confusion. 

The power of mindfulness, by which we absorb ourselves into any action or thought without interference or complication, further energizes us by allowing the power of our mind to become concentrated, freeing us from frustration, stress and anger. 

The power of injection can permit us to energize others with our own positivity. As we help them to feel positive, good energy bounces back towards us to maintain the positive cycle. 

The power of choice requires us to differentiate right from wrong, good from bad. Having done so, we can select our choice, and at every moment choose to be positive. 

The power of inner energy can guide us into new things, encourage us to change where we feel uncomfortable with ourselves and help us to enjoy life completely. 

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The one who is simple is the one who is free from pain.

Message for the day

Projection: When there is simplicity there is freedom from pain or hurt even in adverse situations. We are able to take benefit from the wealth of experiences accumulated over the past without feeling the pain. With simplicity we know that we need to remember the past only to the extent that we have to learn from it. 

Solution: When something goes wrong and I find myself thinking about it again and again, I need to remind myself that all the past experiences are only for me to learn from them. The past is finished and I don't have to undergo the sorrow again thinking about the past repeatedly. 

Soul Sustenance

The Energy Of Faith 

What we believe becomes reality. It has been said that faith can move mountains. The highest mountains are our negative thoughts, feelings and ideas, which block our capacity to rise beyond our limits. 

Faith is the energy of understanding that enables us to realize anything is possible even if it is not visible in front of our eyes. 

The success that comes from faith is closely linked with 'letting go'.
 It is only when we let go of what we are used to, or what we have learnt to depend on, that new perceptions and new possibilities will present themselves to us. 

All that is needed are a few basic facts and then we can take action. When we drive a car, do we insist on knowing how the engine works in detail before driving it? Do we know the mechanical details of a lift before we use it? Most people are only aware of the basic functions and this is all they need to carry out the action. However, they do have the faith that the car has been correctly constructed to do its job safely and that by pressing a few buttons the lift will raise them to wherever it is they want to go. In the modern life-style, there is a tendency to over-think, to want to control and direct every outcome, but such a life lacks spontaneity and simplicity. 

Although we do need a framework, it must be flexible enough to allow space for the unexpected, the unpredictable and the great surprise. Such a space is the window through which the light of innovation can enter. When life is over-planned, we become cemented in, unable to grow, or flow, into new horizons. Faith allows us to realize that optimum results can happen without always having to structure or plan. Such faith is the basis for new vision and allows us to reach beyond our limits; because we believe we are more than what meets the eye. Such faith is the inspirational energy of every pioneer in whatever field. 

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

To be free from one's own weaknesses means to be stable.

Message for the day

Projection: When we think of our weaknesses as 'our' nature, we will feel bound by them and not be able to overcome them. When there is the feeling of 'mine' there is a feeling of belonging, and naturally we feel a right to use that weakness. When we work with any weakness we will not be able to maintain stability. 

Solution: When I am confronted with my weakness, I need to develop the consciousness that I am the master, this weakness is not mine and I don't come in the influence of that which I have taken on from outside. I need to understand that my nature is not that of weakness, but of strength. Practicing in this way enables me to become free from weaknesses and remain stable in all circumstances. 

Soul Sustenance

Enhancing (Strengthening) Qualities With The Help Of Meditation (cont.) 

Experience and visualize the following words in your mind so that you begin to feel what is being described. Soothing music may be played in the background. 

I remove my awareness from my physical body and the room in which I sit and turn my attention inwards... 
I become aware of many thoughts going through my mind... 
I become the silent observer of my own thoughts watching each thought come and then move on like clouds in the sky... 
As I witness my thoughts, they begin to slow down... I focus my attention on the idea of peace... 
A wave of peace gently washes over me, removing all anxiety and tension from my mind ... 
There is just peace... In this moment, it is as if ... I ... am ... peace 
My mind is now calm and clear - peace feels like water that is fresh, still and clear. 
There is deep contentment within... I realize, this is my most natural state of being... 
Having returned to my natural state of peace. I sit for a while, enjoying these feelings of calmness and serenity... 

Now I visualize a situation that I know I will soon face in my office or at home. 
I see how I can maintain my state of inner peace arid how it affects my thoughts and words... I can feel the power of peace in my actions... 
I gently rehearse the scene and begin to see how the power of my inner peace is transmitted to others around me through my thoughts, words and actions and then reflected back to me by them... 
With this feeling of total peace, I gently return my awareness to this physical body to this room. 

Practice the above meditation for about 10 minutes at least twice a day. The best times are in the morning before the day starts and then once again in the night, before going to bed. 

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Monday, August 13, 2012

Faith brings freedom from waste and hence victory is ensured.

Message for the day

Projection: Faith gives the power to do the best, as it gives freedom from wasteful thinking. Hence, all thoughts would be focused only on the task at hand. When we put in our best in this way we'll surely be victorious. 

Solution: Let me think of one task that has been difficult for me. Let me also take a thought in my mind that I will succeed in that task. This one thought will naturally make me free from all negative and waste thoughts and will give me the power to do the best without having to worry about the consequences. 

Soul Sustenance

Thoughts As Energy 

Just as the physical atmosphere is the result of climatic conditions and air quality, there is a subtle (non-physical) atmosphere which cannot be seen, heard or measured but can be experienced and influenced by the mind and analyzed by the intellect. It is variously described as the "prevailing mood", the "vibration" and so on. What is the cause of this non-physical atmosphere, these "vibrations?" 

Thought has been proven to be a powerful yet non-physical "energy", which can influence other souls and matter. Thoughts, emotions, desires and moods generate a "field" around the soul, just like an electric field, can be called positive, negative or neutral, depending on the quality of its effect on other souls and on matter. When a large number of souls are all experiencing positive thoughts, feelings and emotions, then the atmosphere becomes "charged" with positivity. When they are experiencing negative emotions, the opposite happens. 

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Love brings freedom from expectations.

Message for the day

Projection: Love makes us free from expectations, which enables us to accept people as they are. We are then able to understand others' uniqueness and provide them with whatever is necessary for their positive growth. 

Solution: Let me think of one person in whom I am not able to tolerate some quality. I then need to tell myself that just as a mother accepts her child even with weaknesses, I will accept this person as he is. When I change my attitude towards that person I can be free in my mind and give them the freedom to express their uniqueness. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

True peace is an experience of freedom.

Message for the day

Projection: When challenging situations come our way, we are not able to be free from the use of our own negative habits and traits. We are then not able to give our best to the situation. Then there is both internal and external chaos. On the other hand working with our specialties help us experience freedom from negativity. 

Solution: I need a long time of practice of being in a state of peace for being able to experience it naturally during the challenging time. So let me practice having an experience of some special quality of mine. This practice over a period of time helps me be with it in the difficult time too and I am able to be peaceful. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

To have self-respect is to provide an environment of freedom for all.

Message for the day

Projection: The more respect is measured on the basis of something external, the greater the desire for recognition from others. On the other hand, true self-respect comes from an appreciation of our inner qualities. This then keeps us free from expectations and we will be able to provide an environment of freedom for each one's growth. 

Solution: I need to start the day with a thought that brings self-respect. I need to tell myself that I am special and also use this speciality throughout the day. I will then not dominate or limit the freedom of anyone but will naturally treat with humility. 

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