Saturday, February 20, 2010

True Love is Felt by All Who Receive It

True love is felt by all who receive it. Sometimes we do find ourselves in situations where others are not responding to the love we are giving. We are trying to be understanding and accepting as much as possible but others don't seem to be recognizing it. In such a situation we begin to blame others and their lack of feelings and concern. Instead of blaming others when our love and concern is not being reciprocated, we need to check the quality of the love that we give. If there is even a trace of selfishness or if it is mixed with expectations, our love will not be able to reach out and touch the hearts of others. So we need to make sure that our love is pure and unselfish.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Friday, February 19, 2010

Selfless Action will Surely Bear Fruit at Its Own Time

To know that the seed of selfless action will surely bear fruit at its own time is to be light. Sometimes when involved in a task, we tend to get carried away with the result. We become so result-oriented that we begin to expect the fruit of what we have done immediately. Without the recognition of the fact that the result might take time to come, we begin to get caught up with our own expectations. This creates a lot of heaviness in our mind and we might even give up what we are doing. When we make a contribution for something, we must develop faith that whatever has to happen will happen at the right time. We don't have to eat unripe fruit, i.e., not get carried away with immediate results but have to wait patiently knowing that the fruits of our actions will ripen at their own time. With faith this is possible and we will be able to free ourselves from negativity and heaviness.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Use Your Inner Power to Overcome Situations

The difficulty of the situation lies in one's own state of mind. To make something big as small or to make something small as big depends on one's state of mind. When one's state of mind is good, to deal with situations becomes easy. So even difficult situations are crossed over with great ease. Then there will be no dependency on the external situations to change the internal state of mind. That is, there will never be a reaction to external situations but there will be always stability. When our state of mind is good and powerful, we are confident of ourselves and are able to easily win over all obstacles. Otherwise, the situation takes hold of the internal state of our mind and we find ourselves bound by the situation. At such a time, the smallest situation feels like a very big obstacle. With faith in ourselves we are very easily able to use our inner power to overcome situations.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Have Spiritual Vision

Wherever I go, whatever I do, people respond to me as a body, people look at me as a body. People will work with me in terms of my role, gender and so on, and not with any spiritual vision. Therefore it is I, and I alone, who must constantly take the responsibility to remind myself who I really am, as I continue to deal with life's situations.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Establish Peace in Yourself

Do not worry about peace on earth. That is God's responsibility. All we have to do is establish peace in ourselves. The only co-operation God wants, is for us to become pure. This we can only do by staying in His remembrance.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Monday, February 15, 2010

True Effort Lies in Maintaining Inner Self Respect

True effort lies in maintaining inner self-respect. When there is no self-respect it becomes difficult to recognize and use one's own potentials. So whatever little effort is put is only to show off to others and to seek their approval. So this further increases such dependency on others. Slowly all effort put in is only to prove to others and hardly any effort is put in for the self. So such effort doesn't contribute to real progress. When there is an awareness of our inner potentials and capabilities, and we are in our state of self-respect, we are able to use them for our own progress. As there is the satisfaction of our progress, there is no dependency on the others for approval or encouragement. We can make effort with our inner freedom. There is lightness and enjoyment in whatever we set out to do, and we find quick and easy change.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Courage Brings Success

Courage brings success. Even after repeated trials and failures, when one does not lose courage, there is the ability to go on trying till success is achieved. Courage comes with the understanding that there is surely a way out. So a lot more effort is put in to find the right way. Success, which had been eluding for a long time will be finally attained. When we have courage, we have hope. We will not give up the task mid way, but will put in continued effort. Because of this there is no difficulty experienced even whilst putting in extra effort but we do everything with enthusiasm and happiness. So nothing seems difficult and we easily move towards success.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu