Friday, August 26, 2011

Look At Yourself & Not the Situation !!

Instead of looking at situations, look at yourself and you will progress. 

When something goes wrong, check your thoughts. See if you are blaming the situation or if you are looking at yourself and checking if you have gone wrong in any way. Each day pick out at least one thing that went wrong and take the lesson from it so that you could use it for the future. In this way, whatever happens you will be able to see yourself and progress instead of blaming the situation. 

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cultivate the Positiveness !

We can rant on and continue to complain and criticize throughout the day. However, if everything appears negative, maybe it's our perception.

We can always find positivity in everything, if we choose to look for it. So, let's cultivate the art of seeing the glass as half full. 

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Face All Problems With A Clear And Healthy Mind !

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

~   Oscar Wilde

"Some men have thousands of reasons 
why they cannot do what they want to, 
when all they need is one reason why they can."

~   Willis Whitney

Shared joy is a double joy; 
shared sorrow is half sorrow.

~   Swedish proverb

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, 
and is never the result of selfishness."

~   Napoleon Hill

"Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and 
beautiful end of a human being."

~   Kahlil Gibran

What is now proved was once only imagined.

~   William Blake

Monday, August 22, 2011

Don't Forget Self in Observation; Rather Be A Detached Observer & Then Intervene !

Within us we have the possibility of observing and intervening (interfering) when we wish to; that is, maintaining the balance between being an observer and acting; playing between forming part of the audience and being the actor. On being actors, sometimes we can lose ourselves in the acting of the other in his or her or their dramas; we get in so deep with what is happening to the other that we lose distance. We get mentally and emotionally involved in the other's stories. When our awareness gets lost in those stories, we stop being the creators of our own life and of our own story. This habit exhausts us; we lose energy; we lose our concentration and control over our thoughts and our emotions. We lose our inner peace and we begin to look for it again. 

We can choose to observe the dance of ideas, images and acts of others, and not get involved in their complications. Only thus will we be at peace with ourselves and with the world. Remember that you create your own story. If you want to live in peace and exercise a positive influence on the people around you, don't try to control or to change the stories of others. In order to enjoy a painting you do not poke your nose onto it; you remain at a certain distance so you see it with greater clarity. The same thing occurs with the painting of life. By learning the art of being a detached observer and then intervening, of keeping a healthy distance, we manage to be connected with what is essential without losing ourselves in the waste and superfluous (excessive). That way, our intervention does not arise out of a reaction which has shades of frustration, anger and negative judgements. We are then the creators of spaces of trust and love in relationship 

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.