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Instrument for Change

Instrument_change

I am constantly making a choice of what to do and how to do it. In every scene, whether it is happening in my outer world or my inner world, I make choices.

If I consciously chose a new way to do things, a new way to respond to challenges, then that will bring about change in my life. I will become instrumental for that change.

At every moment, let me not just do as I always have, let me not work in an auto pilot mode. Instead let me become an instrument for change in my own life.

Let me change what I have the ability to change – the things that happen in my inner world. This will then automatically bring the reward of changes in my outer world.

Can I be an instrument for change?

 

Om Shanti

June 19, 2014 at 7:57 am Leave a comment

Perspectives

Perspective

In every scene we face in life, we take a standpoint, a perspective. We may not always be aware of it but what and how we see things will be coloured by that perspective. It may be the influence of the role I am playing, my relationships, or my desire for a particular outcome.

When we stop challenging our perception it stops us from being able to offer something new to a situation.

We forget our own impact on a situation.

We need to examine the basis of our perspective so that we can be objective, and offer a detached insight or a solution to a situation. The moment I change – my perception, my attitude – that is the most powerful shifts in a situation.

Sit in a space of peace allowing the mind and body to relax and allow the peace inside to quietly emerge and offer a new perspective .

 

Om Shanti

March 20, 2014 at 8:25 am Leave a comment

Downsize Life’s Challenges

challenge

Life is a journey and we may come across many challenges along the way.

If I am able to make whatever comes in front of me into a small matter, then it becomes easy.
By default we give life and energy to challenges by thinking about them again and again. Don’t keep repeating it to yourself or to others as that is the method to make it bigger and more challenging than it really is! It will also subtly create confusion and fear inside.

Whatever may come, it is my own perception of it that will give it importance or not. See it for what it is – something that will pass – and make sure you don’t postpone its departure by feeding it.

Can you downsize life’s challenges?

 

Om Shanti

September 19, 2013 at 6:55 am Leave a comment

Relationships

Relationships are such a central part of our lives. The happiness they give is reflected in the quality of the lives we live.
They can also be a very clear mirror for us in seeing what is lacking within the self.

When we interact with others we often focus on and magnify the things that are wrong with them. Seeing just one defect in another often causes us to change our manner of interacting within a second; with our speech, attitude and actions. We immediately stand up and challenge their defect with our own weakness. What we do is to allow the defects of another to make us forget our own virtues.

People have many virtues but often we focus on their one defect. It takes time and practice to change this. But the key is, even on seeing their weaknesses, to hold on to your own virtues and use them. The nature to ‘challenge’ within relationships has been the cause of much sorrow and it inspires the vices to take control.

There is no need to challenge the weaknesses in others. Recognise your virtues and use them.

Om Shanti

December 13, 2011 at 8:31 am Leave a comment

Game or Battle?

Each of us choose how we live our lives. We either choose to live it as a game or as a battle.

In a ball game the ball is passed from one player to another as needed. The aim and focus is on the one goal. Challenges do come but with tact the game continues. There is no attachment to keeping the ball, no need to protect but only to play, be available for the next move and to play the game to the best of our ability.

However, the moment the players switch to an attitude and position of defence, the game changes and it becomes a battle. The attitude will then be one of defending, defeating, fighting and ‘winning’. It becomes hard work.

Both are players of the same game but a shift in consciousness makes all the difference. As a result of consciousness the moves we decide to make and the experience we have of life will also be very different.

It is not all about ‘winning and ‘losing’ in a game, but about the experience and quality of the game.

Am I playing in defence?

 

Om Shanti

November 10, 2011 at 10:40 am 1 comment

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