Posts tagged ‘respect’

The Value behind Reaction

2015-04-20_0810_001There are often reactions that happen within situations – either I react or others react. The situation then becomes a confrontation.

When a value or belief that someone holds is challenged then they can react. Reaction is a way of defending and upholding the underlying value that is being challenged.

It is actually not a question of what is right or wrong and therefore the way to resolve it is also to go beyond trying to prove its correctness or not. The way to resolve reaction is to foster respect for what they value and then respond accordingly.
After all, no matter the situation, it is not my place to undermine someone else’s belief/value.

Reaction happens for a reason and if I am able to understand and give respect to the underlying belief/value that they wish to uphold then the reaction will easily dissolve.

 

Om Shanti

December 31, 2015 at 5:03 am 2 comments

Motivation or Intention

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Behind motivation is always a reason – a goal. That goal then becomes the drive to do something – the motivation.

Intention on the other hand is a much deeper and more subtle character. It is based on deep feelings within the heart – good or bad feelings alike. Those feelings then become the drive behind our goals and aspirations.

So what, I hear you ask…

It is far easier to see our motivations but to see our intentions requires us to dig deeper within the self.

I wish to win the race is my motivation. If I fail then my drive dissipates, my hope and self belief start to falter.
Of course I wish to win the race, but if my intention is to prove I am capable, then win or lose I will not have lost the drive behind the action – the self respect and the will to carry on.

Am I driven by motivation or intention?

 

Om Shanti

March 26, 2015 at 8:22 am Leave a comment

The Prison of my Personality

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Personality is the mask that I wear, the character I profess to be. Someone who is admired in society for fame, fortune, cleverness or even an entertaining nature.

The personality is so strong that it continues to express itself in return for ‘respect’, popularity and even love.

Do I sometimes feel like a prisoner of my own personality? It is my personality yet it is not me!

When I take off my mask, who am I then? Am I still not a person that society will like and accept? The mask of personality will strongly disagree and in this way it holds onto the power and keeps me imprisoned.

I need courage to step out from behind that mask. It may not be easy but I will free myself from a self-imposed prison sentence that I do not deserve. And what is more, in doing so I will reclaim my self respect and honour of just being me.

It’s time to be free.

 

Om Shanti

August 7, 2014 at 6:50 am Leave a comment


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