Saturday, January 08, 2005

As we think so is our world. Inspite of our best efforts if things don't turn out the way we expect them to, there is a tendency to get disheartened and we begin to have negative thoughts. These negative thoughts further create negative situations and we find that things get no better. Instead of beginning to change things and situations that are going wrong, I need to work at the seed, i.e my thoughts. I need to keep my thoughts positive under all circumstances, which will make my actions positive too and I slowly find things changing for the better.

Friday, January 07, 2005

The most important part of you is your mind (not your brain - the brain is the hardware and the mind creates the software). Care for your mind, make friends with it, always feed it healthy food, engage it in positiveactivity, exercise it with knowledge and wisdom. Like a garden returnsfragrance and beauty according to the care invested, so your mind will repay you with thoughts, ideas and visions of great beauty when tended and invested with care. Your mind is not made of matter but it does matter what you give it and what you create with it. Where your mind goes, you go. What your mind creates becomes your destiny.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Mindfulness means developing the habit of stepping back and observing your thoughts, consciously directing your mind inward. Just pay attention and take note. Isolate any destructive words and phrases. It’s especially beneficial when your mind and body are relaxed, then you can simply watch the thoughts floating in and out of your head and quietly replace any that are not contributing to your welfare.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

“We are what we think, all that we are arises with our thoughts,” said the Buddha, “with our thoughts, we make the world.” In other words, you are constantly creating your circumstances by the way you think. It’s as if you had a guided missile in your unconscious that relentlessly directs you towards its target, and the target is whatever your thoughts dwell on. Think doom and gloom, and that’s what you’ll get. Focus on happiness and optimism, and they’re already yours. The reason why negative thought energies are so detrimental to our well-being is that they frustrate the universal forces that can create a happy, healthy and successful life. They keep our true potential trapped in a mental prison of our own making.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

The word transformation is made of three words – trans means transcend, form means shape, and ation means action. It is the action of transcending in which we change our form. At the deepest level we shape our conscious self according to our sense of identity and self image. We have all been taught to identify with our physical form, and we have learned to see ourselves in negative ways. This is what lies at the root of all personal unhappiness and interpersonal conflict. To see and understand exactly why this is so requires time in meditation and self reflection. But more importantly, the correcting, or transformation of our self identity/image, requires the rediscovery of our true form, our spiritual form, to experience the self as it truly is, as ‘I (truly) Am'!

Monday, January 03, 2005

It hasn't been a good ending for humanity this year.
Lets join and oray for those who have lost everything.
It feels painful to wish New Year When so many are in distress,
but life has to go on.
May God give you all the happiness you need.

With the practice of meditation comes the growing ability to know and do the right thing. Wisdom is the awareness and application of what is true, in the right way, at the right time, tempered and made appropriate by experience. For e.g, while it may be right to speak honestly about our feelings to someone, if we know from experience others sensitivities to our emotions, we may decide to delay our sharing to a moment that feels more appropriate. On the other hand we may sense that for another it is good to confront their actions using questions in order to help them to see and break a pattern which is obviously leading to an unwanted outcome.The inner act of drawing together our experience with the our perception of the others state, with our own awareness of what is right, while seeing the future effects of our actions requires a calm mind, a clear and clean intellect and the confidence to act with conviction. Meditation calms, sharpens and facilitates our ability to integrate these various factors prior to action, not just sitting in quiet corner in some lotus position but eventually, with practice, in a split second, in real life real time situations.