Friday, February 26, 2010

Habits Break Easily When There Is Flexibility

Habits break easily when there is flexibility. The more we work with a habit the more it will be strengthened. When we hold on to our habits because of our rigidity, we will never be able to change them but will only be strengthening them all the more. On the other hand if we are flexible we will be able to give up unwanted habits very easily. If we are working with any habit which we want to get rid of, we have to remind ourselves that we must not strengthen the habit any more but have to break it. We only need to emerge the flexibility within us and tell ourselves that we needn't act in the same way that we have always done, instead we can think of something new.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Thursday, February 25, 2010

With Humility and Love Flexibility Becomes Natural

With humility and love, flexibility becomes natural. In order to be flexible we need to have the virtue of humility. With humility we will be willing to understand the people around and their behavior. Then we will also be able to have love for them. This automatically brings flexibility within us. When we come across people who are not being cooperative, we need to become humble and try to understand what the they are communicating, if not through words at least through their actions. When we are able to listen with love and understanding, we will no more be rigid but can easily adapt ourselves.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Be Flexible and Move with Time

Flexibility makes problems into teachers. Flexibility enables us to move with time, slipping through life as gently and strongly as possible. When problems do come, instead of stopping with fear, we will be able to learn from them and move on, experiencing constant progress. In any problem that we are faced with we need to remind ourselves that the situations around us will not remain the same, things might get worse too. If we are able to be flexible now we will be able to adjust ourselves to any kind of situation that we might be faced with in the future too.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Power of Realization Brings Transformation in Life

The one who has the power of realization is the one who can bring transformation. When something goes wrong we immediately begin to look for excuses why that mistake happened. This finishes our power of realization and we will not be able to recognize our own mistake. Then we will not be able to work at improving ourselves and we will not be able to bring any transformation. Instead of looking for excuses for what happened, we need to take the opportunity to check within ourselves and see our own mistake. When we recognize our mistake, however small it may be, we will be able to work on it. Only when we are able to realize our own mistake, will we be able to bring about transformation in ourselves.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Monday, February 22, 2010

Speak Less, Speak Softly and Speak Sweetly

The one who is free from wasteful words is the one who can be light. Sometimes when something only needs a few words to explain, we continue to speak and expand on it for a long time. We actually use more words than necessary thinking we are clarifying things. We give the justification to ourselves that it is necessary or the other person does not understand. These words sometimes disturb the other person and spoil our relationships too. We constantly need to pay attention to the words that we speak. We need to check if we are using any more words than we actually need to. When we remind ourselves of a simple slogan, "speak less, speak softly and speak sweetly", our words will never be those that disturb others. We will then be able to maintain our own lightness and that of others too.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Sunday, February 21, 2010

True Help is to Make People Independent and Strong

True help is to give support in such a way that people become independent. Think of those people we are giving some kind of help or support. Check if we are helping in such a way to make them independent or is our help making them dependent on us. We should remind ourselves that our aim in helping is to make people independent and strong in such a way that they are able to support others too. Our help should never make people weak.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu