Monday, September 17, 2012

The one who is tolerant is the one who is successful.

Message for the day 

Projection: Tolerance frees the mind of waste thoughts, as there is no negativity towards anyone. Also tolerance frees us from questions about things that are going wrong. When we are free from waste thoughts, we can do our best and thereby ensure success.

Solution: When things go wrong or when someone is creating obstacles in my way, instead of worrying or having questions about it, I need to accept it with the power of tolerance. I need to see within myself what strength or speciality I have that can make me face this situation.

Soul Sustenance 

What Shapes Our Perception?

The factors that contribute to creating our perception (way of looking at the self, situations, people, etc.) are our memories, experiences, beliefs, values, people, places, situations and time. Out of all these factors there are two which are chiefly responsible for creating our perception: our beliefs and our experiences.

The first thing you should do is have a clearer perception of yourself. You should develop the perception of who you really are and what your true identity is. This does not refer to the image you see every day in the mirror. Your external appearance or physical beauty, your age, your gender, your occupation, your status in society should not be the basis for your self-perception. You may live with others or alone, have a family, run a business or have a job, which you undertake with responsibility. What is your conscience, however, while you are doing these tasks? This will lead you to a clear perception of yourself.

We have been brought up and conditioned to have a perception of everything that is external: perception of other people at the workplace or in the family, of other countries, of movies, of the country’s cricket team, of what our neighbors are doing, of the government and so on. However, the last thing we have a perception of is ourselves. We thus lose the internal link with our own happiness and our own peace. When we re-establish the perception of our true identity (the correct way of looking at ourselves) based on spiritual knowledge, we are capable of recognizing all the false beliefs about ourselves that have taken root in our inner selves. When we discover these beliefs we are capable of recognizing those ‘sanskars’ of ourselves we need to change.

In the next few days, we shall be discussing in detail a few aspects that shape our perception.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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