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Am I Peaceful?

2015-04-20_1250To be peaceful I need to recognize that I will not experience the absolute state of peace through places, situations or even feelings. Peace is a state of being.

The mind wanders and scurries around in all directions such that even when I find myself in a peaceful setting I may not always experience peace.

It is often said that the mind holds the key to being peaceful. I therefore endeavour to quieten my thoughts, but I quickly discover this is not enough. I will have simply achieved the state of ‘not thinking’ – which may allow me to experience fleeting moments of peace. However, to experience the absolute state of peace I need to make my thoughts and therefore my thinking peaceful.

I become watchful and attentive to my every thought. I ask myself ‘how peaceful are my thoughts?’ I check and change, check and change.

As I begin to experience the state of peace, my mind cooperates and becomes patient and trusting. So begins a wonderful relationship where I find my mind is generating fewer but more powerful thoughts. My mind no longer wanders and scurries around thinking, re-thinking and over thinking. Peace becomes my natural nature once again.

 

Om Shanti

February 4, 2016 at 11:19 am Leave a comment

Focus on Peace

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The original and natural nature of ‘I’ the soul is peace.

Yet I experience so much peacelessness within the self. What is it that disturbs my peace?

When a stone is thrown into a still pond it creates ripples and disturbs the ‘peace’.
In the same way when I allow myself to see and focus of the weakness and defects of others, then this become the stone that creates ripples within. From one critical or judgemental thought many related thoughts and feelings are generated causing ripples within.

If I feed the ripples with more thoughts and feelings, if I don’t let them settle, then they will turn into waves or even a hurricane.
Whatever is happening in my inner world will then reflect in my outer world too – within my relationships and connections.

Chose to focus on peoples qualities and not their weaknesses.

 

Om Shanti

December 4, 2014 at 8:22 am Leave a comment

The Right to be Right

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When we decide to do something or say something then of course it is because we believe it to be right.

When two people have opposing views of what is right, then there is a clash.

Many of us cannot tolerate being wrong. We want to be right even at the risk of hurting those close to us and destroying relationships As a result we take on a great deal of stress and pain through the need to be right.

What makes something right and what makes it wrong?

What makes me step down and allow the other persons ‘right’ to be accepted, whilst renouncing my own need to be right?

What is ‘right’ is a matter of perspective and it is possible that both are right from their side.

When I find myself in a state of proving the self to be right, do I have the courage to step back and renounce my right to be right?

 

Om Shanti

September 11, 2014 at 6:54 am 1 comment

Hall of Mirrors

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A mirror allows me to see myself in a way that others see me but which I cannot otherwise see.

When we walk into a Hall of Mirrors we are able to see many different reflections of ourselves from different perspectives. We may appear short, or tall, fat or thin etc. Each mirror holds a different vision of me which reflects back for me to see.

We often talk about relationships as mirrors. Different people consistently generate uncomfortable feelings in us or make us react in a certain way. Instead of blaming or avoiding these people, if we can see these relationships as our mirrors for ourselves we will be able to see something about ourselves which we may not be aware of.

Low self-esteem and we appear short, over ambitious, and perhaps greedy, appearing fat, egotistical and tall or maybe trying to deceive others or myself and appearing crooked.

When we see that the image in the mirror is not right then we will take action to correct it – after all we don’t want others to see us like that.

Are you checking yourself in the mirrors that come in front of you?

 

Om Shanti

December 5, 2013 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

Be

Be powerful in your mind,
Knowledgeful in your words,
Loveful in your relationships.

July 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment


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