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Past is Past

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‘Let the past be the past’. We have heard this saying a million times but we continue to hold onto the past in our hearts and minds. Subconsciously we may believe it is valuable experience for our future. However recalling negative experiences from the past in this way has become an unwanted and damaging habit.

By bringing the past into the present we become influenced by it. Then, instead of resolving the past we build on it. Instead of recognising the mistakes we made, so as to avoid doing the same again, we fill our minds with the mistakes others made and respond based on that. In this way we carry the past into our present, and so into our future.

If we mix the past into the present, then this becomes the key that locks the intellect. It disables our ability to discern clearly, without influence.
We need to finish the past in the present moment by stepping back from the scene as soon as it happens. If within a moment we become detached then we free ourselves from influence and we will be able see the scene from a different perspective. This will allow us to then respond from a fresh and new space.

Have the power to let go and move on.

 

Om Shanti

June 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

Tolerance is Power

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Life continuously presents us with a variety of situations.

Tolerance is an internal process of adjusting and adapting the self to the things that come to challenge us each day.

Tolerance brings flexibility and the ability to remain internally stable and secure. It is not about suppressing, enduring or resisting reaction, but about allowing the self to let go of the need to be in control, mentally and physically.

Learning to take support from the self, by using my internal resources in this way, allows the power of spirituality to grow. This in turn develops my ability to face whatever life throws at me.

In the face of challenge, where do I take my support from? Do I go within or do I still rely on a variety of external supports?

Om Shanti

April 18, 2013 at 7:09 am 2 comments

Forgiveness

Forgiveness heals, but most of us find it difficult to do, especially if the source of our hurt is close and personal.

If we feel hurt it means we have accepted or taken something that in fact we should have refused. Then we are left in a position where we now have to let go of it, give it away. Unless we do this we will continue to feel the pain. We have to forgive!

The source of upset is something in the past. Once happened we need to understand that it cannot be changed, it is impossible. But what can change is how I deal with it now.

When I am unable to forgive it is like waging war with the situation. Then I hold onto resentment and bad feelings within myself: I punish myself.

Forgiveness requires love and sympathy, initially for the self, but also for the other person. Where there is love, there can be acceptance and acceptance then becomes an easy stepping stone to forgiveness.

Take the step to forgiveness.

 

Om Shanti

October 20, 2011 at 5:08 am Leave a comment

Sacrificial Fire

The symbol of the sacrificial fire has deep spiritual significance.

In order to attain spiritual truth and awakening, one needs to sacrifice and burn all that is not ‘real’; whether that is position, possessions or even identity. This will free the soul from the cage of its physical reality.

Name and fame that one acquires over time are temporary; they may leave at any time. Even the vices that are so deeply rooted within our personalities have been acquired over life and time. Though they seem to have existed eternally, they do not belong to me. The soul in its original, pure form is completely virtuous.

To sacrifice means to internally let go of any dependence or reliance on anything transient. To be dependent on something that is temporary or does not ‘belong’ to me is a mistake.

If my happiness is based on any form of vice that manifests itself, or my role or responsibilities or respect that others give me, then these become a source of false support for the soul.

Let go of dependence on anything ‘false’ and allow your virtues, qualities and spiritual powers to support you.

 

Om Shanti

September 19, 2011 at 6:48 am Leave a comment

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