Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God! Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
"The only thing to fear, is fear itself." As we move toward different wars and calamities, do not fear...instead have Faith that all things are working as they should. Do not judge with mortal eyes the tragedies of war, for we do not know the higher order of things evolving. Instead, pray for Wisdom and Swift resolution of a war...a war we have no control over. The only thing we can control however, is our thoughts and what we focus on in each Precious Moment of our lives. So as the media bombards us with fear and horror; let us focus on Peace, focus on Love, focus on God's Light and might.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
The first special transformation is the transformation of your form. I am not a body, but a soul. Stabilize yourself in soul-consciousness. The transformation of your nature is the second. You even understand that your nature is not right, and that it deceives you from time to time. You understand this, but even then, you come under the influence of your nature. The third is the transformation of thoughts. Transform the wasteful into powerful within one second. Think and do it practically, apply a 'full stop' to the past, no question marks. In order to apply a full stop, what power do you need: the power of transformation. Those who have the power of transformation are constantly pure and gentle and humble.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
By having the sanskars or personality of wasteful thoughts, you increased the duration of a situation. When you have wasteful thoughts, you understand that they are wasteful, but just as there is great force of a river or an ocean, so the flow of wasteful thoughts is so fast that they pull you. No matter how much you try to stop them, they still continue to flow. You understand and you also think that it is not right; you understand that it causes a great loss, but you still continue to allow them to flow. What is the reason for this? The lack of the power to transformation.
Monday, March 14, 2005
Just as the sign of having faith in the intellect, is guaranteed victory - such souls will be carefree. They cannot have any type of wasteful thinking. Apart from having pure thoughts, there will be no type of name or trace of any wasteful thoughts. It would not be that waste thoughts came and they had to be chased away. No waste can come to those who have faith in the intellect. After all, what is wasteful thinking?....Questions like How? Why? What? Etc.
Sunday, March 13, 2005
To have courage to work on the self is to find the beauty within. Situations come that challenge one's own strength. At such times the mind tends to become weak displaying weaknesses. Then there is no courage to look within. The one who is able to be introspective at that time is able to find a new learning. He is thus able to express the beauty that is lying within. When I understand that at each step of my life, situations come to bring out some quality from within, I'll never be afraid of situations. I'll have the courage to challenge my own assumptions and move forward based on the learning that I get and the beauty that I have been able to discover.