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Beauty and the Beast

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When I look in the mirror what do I see? Who do I see?

Do I see the beauty within with all the values and qualities that I have? Or do I see faults and disappointments and a person that I would rather not be?

In fact we all have a ‘beauty’ and a ‘beast’ within each one of us. The beauty is that which is originally and eternally all that I am: the perfect soul, clean and pure. The beast is the personality that I have acquired along the way. The negative habits I have formed to help me win the game of life – anger, greed and the ever hungry ego.

If, with total faith and trust, my awareness is rooted in my original and eternal beauty, the fearsome form of the beast will transform itself in its presence. I need the courage to accept and face the beast that is present. It is not something to fear or be ashamed of but something to understand and see in perspective.

Then life will no longer be a battle between the beauty and the beast, but will become a story of love and transformation.

Om Shanti

May 9, 2013 at 7:25 am 2 comments

Is Love a Virtue?

love_isIf Love is a virtue then why does it cause us so much pain and sorrow?

Love gives life and fills the heart with joy. It gives us so much happiness.
However having experienced love, what follows is the fear of the possibility of losing it. Pure love becomes polluted with attachment, the need to hold on. This neediness and possessiveness within attachment is what causes pain. It is this that brings the sorrow and hurt, not the love.

If I let go then love will do its work and express itself in its purest form. If I insist on holding on then I imprison its potential and damage its character so that it can no longer be what it was meant to be.

Love, and let love.

Om Shanti

January 10, 2013 at 7:51 am Leave a comment

The Courage to Love

Pure Love is a virtue as well as a power. When both are applied at the same time then that is love in its purest form.

To be able to use love when faced with challenging situations requires a lot of courage and faith in love itself. It requires spiritual power.

As well as courage a big heart is also needed so that I am able to stop feelings of dislike or even hatred. I hurt myself by having any negative feelings before I hurt anyone else. I need to be aware of this and become my own true friend.

To be able to always give love means that there must first be love within the self for the self. It is not possible to give love, in its purest form, without first having love for the self.

Love fulfils, gives self-respect and empowers the soul. The soul is then no-longer dependent for love or respect from anywhere else. It becomes free from dependence and free to love.

Have the courage to love.

 

Om Shanti

November 23, 2011 at 8:30 am 3 comments

Soul Story

Originally and eternally the soul has the nature of being peaceful, loveful, happy, pure and wise.

The soul is like a seed and all that it is is within the seed. Like the seed of a plant, it is only when it is planted in the ground, watered and given sunshine that it grows and expresses its nature. Until it is planted the seed cannot express that which it is.

The soul, the seed, also takes the support of matter, this body and when this happens it can express its nature.
Originally the soul was pure but over time it has acquired other personality traits and habits so that the true nature is nolonger visible.

Like the coconut, it has developed a rough, hard and ugly exterior and this is how it is identified. But the fact is that what is real and what is valuable is that which is within. The coconut is not the shell but the flesh within. The soul is not what is obviously seen, but that which is original, eternal and pure.

If I the soul can break through the hard, rough exterior then that which is truly natural will express itself.

Do I have the courage to break open the shell?

Om Shanti

November 3, 2011 at 8:25 am Leave a comment

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

Love

The most valuable currency of our time is love. Exchange love!

You have to become great donors of love. Donate love not just in words and actions, but also in your thoughts.

Love will melt the hardest of rocks and nourish the most barren lands.

And for the self, when you give this donation of love, all the weaknesses that remain within you will be removed. Because in donating you are receiving, and in receiving you are removing all that is unwanted within you so that there is space to hold the love inside.

When you have love for everyone, then the response of love is cooperation and the result of cooperation is success.

Now become the ones who donate love.

Om Shanti

July 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment

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