Friday, January 25, 2008

Use Your Mind Positively !

Imagine owning the finest instrument in the world and not knowing how to maintain or operate it at its optimum? This is the irony we face with nature's most valuable gift: the mind. It is a fertile piece of land, which does not discriminate between good and bad seeds, or thoughts. Whatever I the soul sow (or think), the field of my mind will automatically nurture and reap fruit accordingly. Just as choosing a career is not taken lightly, when I value my thoughts and 'think' before I think I can save myself a lot of energy and time.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Connect Yourself With The Spiritual World !

Many of us don't like to be 'superstitious' but in some way or the other we all tend to believe in the influence of objects, omens, places or destiny... An intellectual mind usually discards such notions saying nothing external can really influence the human spirit. However, spirituality shows us a balanced approach: although nature and physical objects/places are inanimate, the thoughts and feelings experienced by human souls permeate the environment and remain. Since the relationship between soul and body is intimate and powerful, anything the body experiences (be it intake of food or contact with physical world) will affect the soul. If the environment I live in is physically and spiritually pure, it is easier for me to increase my soul power.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Shine With Your Inner Beauty !

Can I detach from the various personalities I play during the day (daughter, parent, boss, employee, student) and talk to myself one-on-one? Is it good enough to fulfill my daily responsibilities or do I value my spiritual self too? Sometimes I may avoid thinking about the inner self because it's a little scary to face my weaknesses and come to terms with not-so-good past actions. However, it's a fact that whatever is real and true lives on despite the amount of alloy mixed in or accumulated layers of dust. Would the world be just as beautiful if we had left all the impure gold or raw diamonds buried away? I must learn to value myself, an eternal spirit of divinity, and do all I can to make it glow...

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Share Your Goodness With All !

Regardless of the existing splendor of the artificial modern world, we are genuinely impressed by anything that is natural, such as beauty of nature and its living creatures, wonders of the human body, amazing creative abilities of the human intellect etc. We tend to unknowingly connect or harmonize with people or things that mirror our qualities of peace, balance, stability or the values we aspire for. However, a piece of artistic beauty, place of entertainment or worship etc gives memorable but short-lived experiences. As my Supreme Parent and Companion, God alone can empower me with the will to actually live by these cherished values. When I give more time to contemplate on His greatness and purity, I develop the courage to unveil and share my own goodness with all.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.