Saturday, May 21, 2005

Meditation - The Most Important Journey.

Meditation is the most important journey you can ever make.
It is a journey of no distance in one second!
The destination is the deepest peace,
The prize is the greatest happiness,
And the reward is the truest love.
Wisdom grows along the way.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Develop the Habit of Noticing Goodness.

Even if we don’t mean to be critical, We often unconsciously home in on others’ weaknesses and mistakes. The more we develop the habit of noticing goodness and only holding onto the good in others and in situations, the more our own sense of well being will rise. When we continually think “He/She is wrong”, we create a barrier that prevents us from reaching our own goodness.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

High Ethics

To live according to high ethics presents many challenges. No one can tell which ethic should guide which situation. There is no rule book. The solution lies in our own ability to get to the heart of the issue. In order to discern what is really going on in any situation we should first ensure that our mind is free from the clutter of negativity. Then we will have the clarity to understand the motives driving others.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Beautiful Manners

A person of wisdom and spirituality has very beautiful manners that have grown from genuine respect and love for the whole humanity. Manners in this sense have nothing to do with culture or education; it is simply a question of humility. When we are at the receiving end of such manners, we feel that some deeper part of us has been honoured. In fact, none of us deserves anything less.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Attitude of Giving

We can only bring true lasting benefit to others when we have a loving attitude towards them, no matter what they are like. To help bring out the best in everyone, regardless of their mood or disposition, we need to ask “ How can I make a positive contribution here?” instead of wondering what can we get out of situations and people for ourselves. This attitude of giving is one of the great secrets of inner contentment.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Focusing to Inner Self

When we are living from our inner self, it means that we are focusing our attention on the internal and when we observe the external world around us, we do not get lost, threatened or frightened by the events. We remain stable and experience the feeling of security and tranquility. The biggest obstacle to Inwardliness is living in our senses - organs of sigh, hearing and eating. We lose sight of our inner being. We look at things with feelings of desire, greed, anger, attachment or arrogance. We hear indecent or degrading talk. We utter harsh words or get addicted to the pleasures of the palate. Living in the outward is living far away from the state of inwardliness, the consciousness that brings us serenity, happiness and peace.