Posts tagged ‘choice’

Why Hurt?

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Someone said something, someone did, or did not, do something and I am hurt by that. No matter how much I wish to stay in a positive and happy place, it seems as though others influence and change that. They continue to hurt me and cause me pain and sorrow.

However the fact is that I have no control over anything or anyone except myself. When I deeply and practically learn to accept this in my life then I will realise that no one can ever hurt me. People can behave as they wish to but it is what I do with someone’s negative behaviour – the shape and power I give that negativity inside my mind – that will decide if it causes me to hurt or not.

It is not an easy lesson to accept but the reality is that how I choose to respond is entirely in my hands. .

Let me empower the self by applying this lesson practically in my life from this moment onwards. Let me chose to remain happy.

 

Om Shanti

July 28, 2016 at 7:19 am Leave a comment

The Voice of Intuition

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The voice of intuition comes from the deepest and wisest self – from within my pure conscience.

To hear my intuition I need to become silent.
Silence of words and noises is not enough to hear the voice from within my conscious. Total inner silence is needed. The silence of thoughts and feelings that are unseen but cause so much ‘noise’ within.

When the mind becomes quiet and the heart detached then the intellect also becomes silent as it has no reason to discern. Then within this space my inner ear has the capacity to hear the voice of intuition.

The silent voice of intuition whispers truth from the all knowing self.
To hear the voice or ignore it is then a matter of choice.

 

Om Shanti

June 23, 2016 at 7:12 am Leave a comment

Fear is an Illusion!

boxed_inFear is definitely an illusion – It is not real. It is generated through our thoughts and manifests in our feelings.

Our thoughts create a story in the mind which then generates fear. Even though the story has not yet unfolded – and may never do so, we create and experience that fear by just thinking about it. There may be a very real possibility of danger in our story, but fear is a choice.
 
We can either live our dreams or live our fears. For many of us we find our living is based on a foundation of fears!!
Our fears are essentially the anxiety of how to deal with the unknown – loosing face, being wrong, failure. Getting clarity on the root cause of fear will help diffuse the ticking anxiety bombs and release our creative power.
 
When there is darkness there can be a lot of fear. To eliminate fear we need to bring light – the light of awareness, of understanding and enlightenment.
 
Let us make a choice to bring light into our fear.
Om Shanti

 

September 24, 2015 at 4:11 am Leave a comment

Internal Peace

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To find eternal, internal peace is the ultimate need of us all.
We may not be actively looking for it but it is our desire to reach that place of comfort and completeness – the experience of peace.

Even though we want it, most of us don’t see it is a tangible or well-defined goal for ourselves. Maybe the reason for that is that we don’t know how it can ever happen, or how we can achieve it.

In a world that is fast and ever changing, a world in which there is fear and insecurity, how is it possible to find peace?

The solution is simple – so simple that most of us fail to see it even though it is standing in front of us.

The key that will open the door to the possibility of attaining peace within the self is the choices we make. When we choose to stop all negativity in our thoughts and feelings, our words and vision, that will be the moment of change.

Make a choice for Peace – stop negativity.

 

Om Shanti

July 3, 2014 at 6:58 am 2 comments

Instrument for Change

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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

Watch Out, Angers about!

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The first sign of anger is an emotional discomfort within. We don’t even realise it but it is quickly followed by irritation. If this irritation is not identified and controlled it will move into dislike, and anger very quickly.

We have very little control over the things that happen around us and therefore we blame those things for our anger. But irritation is an internal emotion that we create and nurture, through our own thoughts and feelings. It is something that we control and thus we are responsible for.

We have the choice at every moment to react or respond, to get irritated and angry or not.

The moment I make the choice I hold the power to take control.

Make the right choice and take control of anger.

Om Shanti

May 2, 2013 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

Time Bank

How do I use my time? Am I accumulating with each day, hour, minute?

When we talk about accumulation it does not refer to material wealth but spiritual wealth: peace, love happiness and thus internal spiritual power. With each thought, word and action I choose to become a richer person or not. I need to check whether am I choosing to accumulate something within the self, or am losing something?

When I accumulate on a spiritual level I will feel contented and empowered. I will not be in a state of being ‘needy’.

If I am able to apply spiritual wisdom in response to any situation then I will find that internally I accumulate power, or at least I don’t lose my power. Feelings of pain or any expression of the vices will not present themselves, even within challenging scenes.

It takes courage to maintain a determination to accumulate as I will most definitely need to renounce temporary attainments from the influences of the vices within. But, that renunciation will very quickly give the experience of power in the form of peace, happiness etc.

What are you choosing to do today?

 

Om Shanti

October 21, 2011 at 4:25 am Leave a comment

Bondage

When we feel trapped in circumstances or relationships then that becomes a bondage for us. It is not that we don’t like the people but what emerges is the feeling of not having a choice.

Feelings of bondage arise due to the presence of some expectation, even subtly, from the situation or relationship. We want something, or have a fear of losing something. This is actually what keeps us ‘trapped’.

If internally I insist on holding on to a branch and then say that I am not free from the tree, then who is the one keeping me in bondage? To be free I must let go of the branch. The branch cannot let go of me!

When bondage goes then there is freedom. Bondage and freedom are two sides of the same coin. It is a matter of perspective. It is a matter of my attitude to it and my awareness.

Let go and you are free . Learn the lesson of letting go.

Om Shanti

September 1, 2011 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

Happiness

Happiness is the food of life. It nourishes the soul and enables the spirit of enthusiasm and faith within us to flourish.

In the world people do many things on an external level to bring themselves happiness. However true and lasting happiness comes from the inside.

The subtle drama that goes on within the self becomes the basis of my happiness and sorrow. If I can maintain an attitude of good thoughts and good feelings within, no matter what is going on around me, then I will be able to remain stable in my state of happiness and contentment.
My own happiness will then also become an inspiration and serve others around me.

I have the choice to choose happiness at every moment. More than just an external expression, it is a fundamental state of being.

Choose happiness today.

Om Shanti

August 19, 2011 at 5:15 am Leave a comment


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