Friday, January 13, 2012

Change Self To Progress !

The one who is responsible changes first before he expects others to change.

The one who is responsible is a leader. He would take up the responsibility to change himself first instead of waiting for others to change. With the change that he brings in himself he inspires others to change too. Think of one situation where you are expecting someone else to change. Now think of one aspect in this situation in which you can bring about a change in yourself. Take up the responsibility of changing this and you will find yourself progressing and others taking the inspiration to change too.

~   Brahma Kumaris, Mt.Abu.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bring Positive Thoughts & the Task Becomes Easier !

Responsibility is best fulfilled by the one who is detached. 

When one is attached to the task that he is responsible for it leads to worry, doubt and fear. This can have a crippling effect on decision-making and result in difficult situations. When you have to take up some new responsibility tell yourself that you will do your best in fulfilling the responsibility. Become detached from the result of the task and you will find yourself doing your best because there are no negative thoughts. 

Brahma Kumaris, Mt.Abu.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Handle Stress Effectively By Positive Methods !

To manage stress effectively, the easiest and the most fruitful method is to change our attitudes towards the particular stress inducing situation. In a similar situation one person becomes anxious and stressful whereas the other may remain calm and cheerful. This difference is just due to their difference in attitudes towards the event. Your attitudes are the higher ups in your mental life. They are the habits that sit in the driver's seat. When you can control them, you are in control of your own life, you remain untouched by situations and nothing can hurt you. Thus every effort to make our attitudes positive, benefits us to live without stress and tension. 

Spirituality and meditation is extremely beneficial for developing such an attitude. e.g. when faced with a situation involving a negative behavior of someone in his/her life, a spiritually inclined person, whose attitude has changed, would think; "I am just an actor in the world drama. I must try to play the role given to me in the best possible manner. I should not become anxious, depressed or worried about the activities of others because they are also playing their roles in the huge world drama. I remain detached and peaceful because I am just an observer of various scenes of the drama. My original nature is peaceful. I am a peaceful soul. I am a child of the ocean of peace -- the Supreme Being, and so my words and actions should reflect that nature of peace." The spiritual knowledge also helps me to see the hidden benefits in every situation however stressful it may seem externally. 

Rather than relying on drugs or alcohol or smoking or other techniques, a better way to handle stress is to change your attitude, which determines whether we perceive any life experience as pleasant or unpleasant.

~   Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Increase Your Tolerance To Learn New !

Tolerance enables one to learn from mistakes. 

When you are sure of what you are doing and you are in your stage of self-respect, criticism can be taken in the right way. This will enable you to check yourself when you go wrong. Instead of justifying your mistakes you will be able to learn from them and improve. When someone criticises you, remind yourself that you have something to learn from it. Ask yourself if there is at least a small aspect that you could incorporate in your life. Take this aspect and leave the rest. 

~   Brahma Kumaris, Mt.Abu.