Tuesday, November 20, 2012

To take up responsibility is to be free from guilt.

Message for the day

Expression: When there is the ability to take up responsibility, everything is done to one's best ability. So no mistakes happen, hence there is no guilt. Even when things go wrong the one who takes up responsibility does something to correct the situation. So such a person is also free from guilt.

Experience: When I am able to take up responsibility for everything that happens in my life, I am able to experience constant progress. On the basis of my own experience and learning. So when big challenges come my way, instead of being afraid, I am able to remain positive and stable. This further keeps me away from guilt.

Soul Sustenance

Meditation – The Art Of Thought Training 

There is a common impression that meditation means to empty the mind of all thoughts in order to experience the stillness or peacefulness of the mind. The mind is not to blame for our existing distress or confusion. It is really only a screen upon which thoughts are projected. The waywardness and naughtiness of the mind is due to the quality of thoughts that arise in it and not due to some problem inherent in the mind itself.

Though this emptying of the mind may bring temporary relief, it's not a natural part of living to have no thoughts. Instead, the m ind has to be trained to create the types of thoughts that lead to harmony and peace. Thus, each session of Raja Yoga meditation (as taught by the Brahma Kumaris) can be seen as one of thought-training in a similar way to a tennis player who, seeking perfection, practices his serve, back-hand and volley in order to improve them.

Meditation is the journey towards soul-consciousness and god-consciousness guided by the use of the thoughts created in the mind and the deep and inner memory of the original and basic state and virtues of the soul. I first have to withdraw my attention from all outer circumstances and direct it within towards inner dialogue.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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