Battering at life from the outside, trying to change only what is visible, is inverted determination. When the quality of mind - peace, happiness, depth, purity - can remain still and uninterrupted by the bumps of life, that is true determination.
Friday, August 05, 2005
When we are faced with pressures, deadlines and troubles we must resist the urge to worry and flit from one thing to another, or to get irritated or blame others, which would just drain our energy. Instead we should try to create a loving attitude towards ourselves and our situation as this will energize our spirit. A kind compassionate approach to life helps the mind to stay clear and focused and takes it to a higher level of spiritual intelligence.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
The journey of life is one full of changes. Life means change, movement and growth. When the storms of change and inconstancy are swirling all around us we need an inner eye of stillness and stability. This will give the inner strength to cope with the new and different situations that come to us and provide a platform of clear decision-making and powerful thoughts. Anchored in the eternal and unchanging truths of spirituality, we need not resist change but can embrace it.
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
You spend most of your life running after things, doing things. You forgot that being comes before doing. Those who remember this secret make an effort to "be" and discover that when they stop and observe, life helps and brings whatever is needed. Learning to be is learning to be at peace. It is our most fundamental nature.