Posts tagged ‘flexible’

How ‘stretchy’ is my mind?


How well am I able to juggle and manage challenges, situations, time bound tasks – especially when they all come to me at once?

Is my mind like a dry brittle branch which when bent snaps immediately? Or is it like a mature branch that copes well with bending up to a certain point but nevertheless snaps? Or am I like a young branch, elastic and flexible with the ability to withstand storms that push and pull time and time again?

To develop and maintain the elasticity of my mind let me fill it with the rich nutrition of spiritual knowledge, cleanse and exercise it regularly by sitting in solitude and engage it in work that will uplift the self and others.

Once there is clarity and acceptance of who I am and what my task is and in turn I nurture my mind appropriately, It will definitely cooperate with me in responding to the many challenges and situations that I am faced with.


Om Shanti

January 7, 2016 at 9:50 am Leave a comment



Contentment is a power as well as a virtue.

As a virtue it allows me to be generous and free. As a power it makes be stand tall and complete, without the need for support.

I feel discontent when there are still unfulfilled ‘needs’ within the self. Emotional needs as well as physical needs.
Then when obstacles prevent me from fulfilling those ‘needs’ it causes upheaval inside and out. It is the subtle fear and insecurity of potentially being deprived.

Like a half filled jar of marbles, the slightest movement on the outside will cause disruption and noise on the inside.

To develop contentment I need to see benefit in everything that comes to me. It will free me from expectations and allow me to be flexible and internally satisfied.

Contentment is the key to remaining stable in the face of external challenges as I have nothing to gain and nothing to lose: I am already full.


Om Shanti

May 30, 2013 at 7:07 am 2 comments

The Power to Accommodate

As we walk through life we are faced with many situations. Someone says something and I get upset, feel hurt, shaken etc. The situation comes and goes. Everything and everyone have already moved on. Yet I get stuck holding on to the scene and feelings associated with it, not letting go.

The power to accommodate is like the constantly flowing river. It never stops but continues moving. Its strength is in its ability to be flexible. Whether there are rocks on route or the path has winding bends and turns, it accepts, understands and adjusts itself accordingly. It does not stop, question or argue with the rocks for being in its way.
It therefore frees itself from being stuck anywhere or being affected by anything. It has the power to accommodate, allowing itself to remain free.

It requires understanding based on fearlessness to realise that nothing and no-one can actually harm me, the soul, or take anything away from me. This realisation enables me to mould and shape myself to people and situation.

How flexible are you?


Om Shanti

November 25, 2011 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

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