Thursday, July 30, 2015

True freedom is to be from seeing negativity.

Message for the day 30-07-2015

Thought to ponder: Sometimes, we do feel bound and helpless because of certain situations or people. We try hard to escape from it, but we are not able to. We tend to think a lot about it and waste our time and energy. Hence, we are further caught up in it. On the other hand, when we make the effort of seeing and working on some positive aspect in ourselves, the situation and people, we are able to be truly free, first in our own minds. We then would be in a state of mind to find the right solution. 

Point to practice: Today I will invest my time and thoughts in seeing the virtues of people around me. I will give a thought of good wish to each and every one I meet. If I catch myself perceiving negative, I will stop and change my thoughts immediately. I will not waste my thoughts and time today in something which is no use anyway. 

Soul Sustenance 30-07-2015

Awakening The Positivity Within (Part 3)

In yesterday’s message, we have already shared examples of situations which are self-created i.e. created by my own mind, sometimes triggered by an external situation and sometimes there is no external event responsible for the situation. Then there are other situations of the physical body, relationship based situations and situations related to my workplace and home. All these situations are partly external and partly internal i.e. there is an external event present which is a reality and cannot be overlooked except in many cases when the situation is perceived as a situation but that is just a perception of a person with a negative perception, but in reality the situation does not exist. In all other cases, the situation is present and that is a fact accepted by even a person with a positive perception. Depending on how we perceive the situation, how we react to it and what thoughts we create on seeing it, the situation becomes big or small in our own mind first. But there is another aspect – sometimes some life situations are threatening in nature and can disturb the most powerful of souls – of course the intensity of the fear varies from person to person depending on the perception. A calm mind with a powerful intellect can face all these situations and of course techniques like meditation which are taught by the Brahma Kumaris will help you in doing that. 

Meditation is a process of thought training - just like a cricketer will practice very carefully how he will time each ball that he faces to achieve the desired result of a run or runs scored. In the same way, I learn how to give each thought of mine value and create only positive thoughts for those few minutes of meditation. These positive thoughts are based on spiritual knowledge and are thoughts about the spiritual self and the Supreme Being. These positive thoughts are created very slowly, step by step and carefully. This meditation practice of about a few minutes everyday is our training for actual negative situations, in which we, due to this practice, then remain calm and create only positive thoughts and keep the negative thoughts away which cause disturbances in our mind.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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