Saturday, September 29, 2007

Do Not Expect Too Much From Others !

We usually have expectations for taking from others and situations. We do want the best from everything, yet we are not able to take as much as we are capable of. We try harder but are not able to get the best out of situations and people. We need to empty ourselves of all that is not required for us, before we can even think of getting the best of everything. We will be able to take the best, if we free ourselves from waste.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Make Positive Improvement In Your Attitude Towards Any Situation !

Our children, our work, are they a burden or a responsibility? If our responsibilities become burdens then it would seem that we are not content with our circumstances, and are hoping for a change. For things to be different there has to be a change whether in a gross way like change in location, or in a subtle, more meaningful way - change in attitude. For e.g. if you are given a job and told to complete it in 15 mins with no reason given for the job, your responsibility becomes a burden. Then you find out that the work is for a person whom you are extremely fond of, your attitude changes and your responsibility is no longer a burden; out of love you will finish the work faster.

With change in attitude there is improvement in every situation. Sometimes it only takes a thought to create a change in attitude, it is like a key. We often forget to use the keys we have. See how many keys you have to unlock the treasures of personality and use them as required. It is better to have responsibilities than burdens.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Good Work Always Pays !

It is very natural for me to help others when I see them in need. At that time I don't expect anything from them and continue to help. But when I need help or support I begin to expect from those whom I had helped and if they don't, my feelings are hurt. At the time that I am providing help, I need to consciously remind myself not to have expectations. Again when I need help and I find myself expecting from others, I need to explain to myself and have faith that whatever help I have given will surely come back to me at the right time. The seed that I have sown will not be wasted away but will surely bear fruit.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bring Positiveness In Your Acts !

When there is some problem experienced physically, it is but natural for the mind to go towards it. The mind is totally focused on the ill health, as we tend to pay more attention to the sickness. Thus we are not able to experience relief from the pain. The disease of the mind further increases disease in the body. The one way that helps us get over the physical ailment of the body is to start feeling healthy. We need to divert our mind to more constructive things. This will help the mind to keep busy so that no thought of sickness comes. We also need to give ourselves thoughts of our good health. Then we would surely find ourselves coming back to health.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Think Positively To Experience Progress In Life !

Although we do have a lot in our lives, we have expectations from situations and people around us. We constantly think of what we have to get from them. Such expectations make us dependent on others for self-progress. Then we find ourselves experiencing progress only when things are going right or when people are cooperative. Instead of thinking about what we want to get, we need to pay more attention to what we have, so that we can do our best using these resources to acquire what we want. Thus we will experience constant progress in our life, whether the situations are positive in my life or not.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.