Friday, August 08, 2008

Try To Complete Your Tasks In Time !

A task left undone remains undone in two places - at the actual location of the task, and inside your head. Incomplete tasks in your head consume the energy of your attention as they gnaw at your conscience. They siphon off a little more of your personal power every time you delay. No need to be a perfectionist, that's debilitating in an imperfect world, but it's good to be a 'completionist'. If you start it, finish it...or forget it.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Enjoy Color And Beauty Of Life And Appreciate Variety That Life Brings !

The one who is joyful is the one who is free from tiredness. When we are able to enjoy the colour and beauty of life, we are able to be free from tiredness. We are able to appreciate the variety that life brings. No difficult circumstance or situation takes away the inner spirit and so we are able to be fresh and joyful. Even in a difficult situation we need to remind ourselves that we can only enjoy the beauty of life if we are able to appreciate equally all that life brings. As much as we enjoy success, we also need to enjoy learning from our failures.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Get Joy And Enjoy Your Work To Succeed !

To be free from expectations means to experience inner joy. When we are free from expectations from others we are also free from dependency. So we are able to do everything well and to our satisfaction. We are not bound by the praise that we get from others but there is joy in doing the action itself. Then of course praise follows too. When we do something, we first have to ensure that we are enjoying it and keep reminding ourselves of the joy that we are deriving out of it. Then we are free from the desire for recognition or praise. Then we will find ourselves succeeding in the task that we undertake and we will be appreciated too.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Bring About A Change In Your Life And Move Forward !

The one who has the humility to learn and progress is the one who experiences constant joy. We need to take responsibility for the mistakes we have committed and have the enthusiasm to learn from them. This comes when there is humility which also brings honesty with the self. So there is an experience of constant change and progress. At all times there is the ability to bring about change and so there is an experience of joy under all circumstances. When we are honest with ourselves, we are able to find the joy of learning from our mistakes. Mistakes don't make us heavy because we know we have something to learn from them. There is constantly enthusiasm to bring about a change and move forward. Our inner joy allows us to progress constantly thereby becoming an inspiration for many to bring about change.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Knowing Yourself Truly Is The Doorway To Freedom !

There is nothing more inevitable than the greying of hair and the crinkling of skin. Resisting it is like trying to hold back the tide of the ocean. Accepting it is the way into a graceful life and the possibility of true Leisure! Our lives are mostly without leisure as we succumb to the marketing men and their determination to convince us that the tide can be beaten back, at the very least, kept at bay. As a consequence we count the greys and measure the length and depth of the wrinkles. We spend our time and attention on the surface of our forms, and create the habits of anxiety and worry as they inevitably deteriorate. But when we truly know ourselves as spirit within the form, all those subtle tensions are dissolved. We never age, never grow old, never die - only our bodies do. Knowing ourselves as we truly are is the doorway to freedom and to the graceful acceptance that we are destined to inhabit and play many roles in many bodies. Is that not both a liberating and a relaxing insight? If you play with it, explore it for truth, meditate on it, seriously give it 'house room' in your head, you may actually experience yourself as a free spirit. And when you do you will know true relaxation.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.