Friday, November 19, 2010

Interact With Others To Progress Better !!

The index of change is to have better relationship with others. Change or progress for me is usually success in terms of money, status, or name. But usually this does not give an accurate index of the change that is taking place within me. Real change can be measured with the quality of my interaction with others. The more I progress, the more I find my relationship with others getting better. Others will also be happy with my progress and me.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

True Honesty brings real Success !

When something goes wrong, I usually blame others and consider them the cause of my distress and unhappiness. Such an attitude would amount to carelessness and I only tend to feel disheartened and discouraged Whenever something goes wrong, the first thing I need to do is to check where I could correct myself. This correction is not to put myself down but to improve, to progress. This is what brings me real success.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fine Tune Thoughts Thru Concentration & A New Energy Will Open Up !

When we reflect (think deeply) properly, we start to be economical with our thought energy. When milk is churned, it is gradually reduced in volume until it becomes butter. When we have many ideas, or thoughts, about a particular thing and we reflect in the right way, those ideas start to become cleaner and clearer, that is, more essenceful (focused).

Bringing our thoughts to the essence is called concentration. Such concentration is natural and not forced. We cannot concentrate naturally unless we have been through the reflection process.

When the mind gets to that point of concentration where mental energy is conserved (saved), then we are empowered (strengthened). An inner spring of energy is opened, which flows through us and takes us up to another level of consciousness.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Learn to Develop the Power of Detachment !!

The ones who are detached watch the challenges that come their way as a game.

There would definitely be many difficult situations that come our way, but if we are detached, we will not become confused. Detachment gives us the power to observe all the situations just as we would observe a game. We would not feel caught up, but will be able to enjoy under all circumstances. If there is any situation where we feel helpless we need to develop the power of detachment. We should practice looking at the situation just as we would watch a play. Then we can feel light and enjoy the different turns that the situation takes.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu