Saturday, October 13, 2007

Humble Positive Words !

Ganeshji, the deity acclaimed for being Destroyer of Obstacles became so after God severed the false head of ego. What a powerful reminder of how detrimental ego can be! Ego pushes me towards all that is temporary and mirage-like i.e. connected with the body (high or low education, good or ordinary physical appearance, status at home and work, professional experiences). It traps the mind in limited, petty thinking and prevents me from recognizing the value of virtues because they seem worthless in today's materialistic, competitive world. A humble person may have to swallow bitter words and actions from time to time, however he or she is guaranteed to receive God's unlimited blessings and love - what more could we ask for.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Manage Your Thoughts Sensibly !

A great number of us wish we weren't forgetful or careless. But interestingly enough, the mind generally forgets normal, routine things but can't get away from contemplating on the past or future (could be my own or others). It's not surprising that my mind finds it hard to remember what I need for today, when it's trying to manage the traffic jam of thoughts pertaining to yesterday and tomorrow. We could argue that the past has many good things to adopt or that we need to plan for the future, but along with that I end up encouraging the past or future to weigh me down. Let me guard my thoughts carefully and not allow any leakage of the mind power.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Interact With People With Positivity !

Our words can either spiritually sustain souls or damage their self-esteem. Whether we are talking about someone's faults or weaknesses, passing comments on a situation that does not concern us, or giving private information we create an atmosphere that could suffocate any soul in the vicinity and reduce chances of improvement or productivity. Remember that it's very difficult to trust someone who speaks without thinking of the consequences. We can save a lot of time and energy by paying attention to how we interact and express ourselves in relationships.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Intelligent Positive Thoughts !

We learn a lot about someone's personality simply by listening to them. On a gross level it reveals a person's background, education, intelligence, wittiness etc. However it also brings to light one's attitude and sanskars (personality traits): How much do we live in the past or future and not the present, do we appreciate the positive aspects in situations and people, are our words spoken with arrogance or humility, does my lax nature make me speak inappropriately or does my intellect first judge the situation, time, person, and consequences before I allow words to emerge? It pays to 'Speak Less, Speak Slowly and Speak Sweetly' as it creates a place for me in other's hearts in no time.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Have Faith And Patience And Bring About Good Transformation !

Would you reprimand a young child for their mischievousness or mistakes? Though it's important to be firm in teaching discipline, a good parent or care-giver realizes that the child is innocent of how it should behave. Therefore, the approach is patient and loving. But what happens when we see adults making big-little errors? Our mature self makes us react, comment, argue and say "But they should know better..." It's true that adults have to be more responsible for their actions but that's not always the case. It's in our best interest to accept that no matter how much we correct people, they are likely to change at their own time. At times, we all come under the influence of our sanskars which compel us to act against better judgment. As we are in the same boat, keeping faith and good wishes for others (and ourselves) is the best way to guide and bring about good transformation.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Forgive And Forget To Lead A Normal Life !

We sometimes find it very difficult to forgive the mistakes committed by others. We do try to understand but are not able to understand the other person's behaviour and so find it difficult to forgive them. When I have love for myself and am able to learn from all that happens, I am able to forgive myself. When I know to do this, I can understand the other person too from his perspective and can easily forgive him.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu.