Thursday, June 20, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 20-06-2019

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Soul Sustenance 20-06-2019
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Experience Happiness In Thoughts, Not Things

Our society made us believe that having things makes us happy… and having more things makes us happier. All products and services that we saw promised us happiness. We started buying everything for happiness - homes, vehicles, gadgets, expensive watches, branded clothes … but realized they weren’t the answer. We felt good but when their higher/bigger versions became available, we wanted to own those. So we became unhappy again. Truth is that happiness comes from thoughts, not things. On buying a phone we think: Wow! Now I have the phone I always wanted, this is so feature-rich. These good thoughts (not the phone) create happiness. Someone having a basic feature phone will be happy if his thoughts are nice. Someone having the latest most expensive phone in the market will be miserable if his thoughts are of stress, greed, jealousy or anger. Creating right thoughts generate a comfortable feeling which is happiness. Happiness becomes a constant feeling if we think correctly in every situation.

Our deep belief system is that we will be happy, when we have what we want. Objects are physical and are important for physical comfort. Let us prepare our self to be emotionally comfortable today. Sit back and visualize yourself happy independent of the things you use. Your house, your vehicle, your phone … the list is long of all that we use in a day. Take care today that your emotional comfort of happiness is not dependent on the objects for physical comfort. Be stable and calm while you are using the object. Remember that you control the object; the object does not control your mind. Pause a few times in the day and repeat the affirmation I am happy while I am using all I have.

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Message for the day 20-06-2019
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Mercy means to give courage.

Expression: The one who is merciful is able to give courage to the ones who are weak, because of the ability to look at the positive qualities in them. The weak ones are never made weaker with negative and discouraging talk, but are encouraged to discover and use the strengths that are hidden within. So real mercy will give the courage to the other person to change too.

Experience: When I have mercy on others, I will never lose hope on anyone, but will continue to have good wishes for everyone. Whatever the kind of person, even with the most negative situation, I will find my stock of good wishes to always be full. So I am able to be free from the expectation from the others to bring about a change immediately.


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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 19-06-2019

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Soul Sustenance 19-06-2019
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Going Beyond The Desire For Praise (Part 3)

3. We all have different natures or personalities and also our journeys have been different in the story of birth and rebirth. So, at this point of time, we will all receive success in different ways. Someone who has the art of being good at dealing with people with love might not be good at speaking in public. On the other hand, someone who is creative and good in a particular skill might not be so intelligent in studies. So, our skills and strengths are unique. What this means is that we will always see people around us receiving praise for what they are good at. On the other hand, we may receive praise for some other actions, which the other person might not be good at. When this is accepted and understood, then the desire for praise in everything I do, will not be there. This is because I cannot be good at everything and praise will always be distributed in people and no single person receives praise for everything they do.

4. Lastly, we are all doing good in different spheres of life because that is what is right. What is good is defined by ourselves, our family, our society and the world around us. So, we follow that definition given to us. But at the same time there are people around us who are performing negative actions also. Sometimes, to get praise, we may use negative actions as the medium. But, that praise is short-lived and will not give us deep satisfaction, because it is based on a false foundation. So, it is good to be praised less but follow the path of righteousness and truth. The desire for praise is very deep-rooted but sometimes it takes us on the wrong path. When we realize that praise is not everything in life and doing good and being a good human being is more important, that’s when living life will become lighter and the desire for praise will be secondary and non-existent in our consciousness.

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Message for the day 19-06-2019
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The one with humility is the one who can be creative.

Expression: Creativity comes to the extent that the intellect is humble. Such an intellect is able to create something new. Because humility is a form of love, it brings the enthusiasm for creativity and the ability to bring newness in everything that is done.

Experience: Humility gives me an experience of being a master, of being powerful. This power comes from the experience of being a constant learner, because I have no ego of what I already have. This mastery makes me creative, making me bring newness in every thing I do.


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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 18-06-2019

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Soul Sustenance 18-06-2019
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Going Beyond The Desire For Praise (Part 2)

1. Always remember that as an actor in the world drama, I have to perform all actions to my best capability, but it is not possible to always please everyone with my performance all the time. This is because we have woven webs of negative karma with a large number of souls in our previous births as well as in our present birth. Because of this sometimes even our good actions are seen as negative ones or sometimes not noticed by some. When we understand this hidden secret of karma, we will perform nice actions only for our happiness and not to please others or receive their respect, which may or may not come. Suppose I talk lovingly and sweetly with someone who is negative and angry with me, do they always respond in the same manner? So, should I also stop being nice to them? So praise for my actions from others is less important than praise from myself and even God, who is always noticing what I do the whole day and how I behave.

2. We are all also brothers at the spiritual level. As brothers, we share a bond of spiritual love with each other and to love, care and respect for each other is our natural spiritual duty. But when we consider serving others as something for which we should get recognition, we have forgotten the same. God serves the whole world in different ways. He helps us in different ways, but sometimes we do not realize it. Does He look for recognition? No. So, as God’s children, our duty is to serve everyone we meet with our goodness in every thought, word and action and not expect goodness in return. We commonly say we are misunderstood by this person. And then we feel hurt because the other person did not appreciate us. So serving selflessly is the key to contentment and inner freedom from the desire for praise.

(To be continued tomorrow …)

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Message for the day 18-06-2019
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The one who is detached enjoys all facilities and yet is not dependent.

Expression: For the ones who are detached, the facilities available are a medium for attaining something. They make the best use of each and everything available, for their benefit and the benefit of others. Yet they don't stop because of lack of facilities because they are able to find a way even if there is nothing available.

Experience: When I am detached, my internal stage is beyond fluctuation. I am able to enjoy each and every thing that comes my way and be light constantly. Also it enables me to be free of dependency. So I am able to make use of all facilities, and yet be free from negative feelings when I am deprived of them.


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Monday, June 17, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 17-06-2019

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Soul Sustenance 17-06-2019
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Going Beyond The Desire For Praise (Part 1)

A very common feeling in our everyday lives which some of us experience is a desire for praise for what we have done. It is commonly said that perform good actions for yourself, for your family and friends as well as for the world but do not desire praise in return for those actions. This is sometimes easy to remember but difficult to practice for many. Some people say is it not natural to expect recognition for what I do in society or in my office or at home. Some people also feel that their good actions must be seen by a large number of people. Otherwise they don’t feel inspired to perform them.

Let’s look at an example of an actor. When an actor performs well, he receives praise for his performance. When he does not, people talk against the performance. So he feels happy and sad depending on his performance, as perceived by people, although he has worked hard, with equal dedication, for both his performances. In the same manner, a sportsperson, who is famous and successful, loses his fame to a considerable extent, once he retires and other younger sportspersons take his place in the same sport, who sometimes succeed more than him. So, it’s not wrong to feel happy when you get praise. But it’s not good to base your happiness on praise, because then it becomes a dependency. Also, perform actions with a sense of detachment, because you may or may not get praise for those actions, but you should remain equally happy in both cases. In this message we look at few simple methods to become free from such desires.

(To be continued tomorrow …)

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Message for the day 17-06-2019
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The ones who work towards perfection naturally inspire perfection in others.

Expression: All life's situations are lessons for bringing about progress, for the one who is committed towards perfection. Such a person never expects others to be perfect, knowing that every human being has his own weaknesses. He is instead able to accommodate others' weaknesses. He only inspires others to bring about transformation and work towards perfection.

Experience: When I am constantly working towards bringing perfection within myself, I am able to take everything that happens to me in a positive way, as a chance for bringing about self-progress. Also I am able to keep myself positive seeing only the goodness in the other individual and encouraging it. So I am able to enjoy each moment of my life.


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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 16-06-2019

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Soul Sustenance 16-06-2019
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Reversing The Flow Of Love In Relationships

If we ask someone who do they think has caused them the most sorrow in life, most will point out to someone they love or had loved a lot. Why is it so? It happens like that because we believe that the energy of love will come from the outside and will fill us inside. The energy of love from the other will fulfill our inner desire for the experience of love. Due to our own need, we attach ourselves and hold on to a particular person whom we love a lot, believing that they will fill us with the love that they possess inside them, which will make us stronger, fuller and more content. So we start depending on the other person for this need. When he/she is not able to fill us, which happens many times, we experience sorrow. Love is an energy, which exists inside us. It always goes from the inside out and reaches out to the other and brings benefit to the other. It does not come from the outside in.

If we try and reverse the flow of love i.e. we make the energy of love come from outside in, we start depending on the outside for love, which results in the vacuuming effect. When you vacuum to clean your living room, you absorb the good and the bad. If you have dropped something very small, but valuable and of utmost importance to you, on your carpet, the vacuum cleaner absorbs it or takes it away, together with the dust, which is negative and of no value to you and which you do not want inside your home. When you live with the vacuuming effect on an emotional level, you absorb the love, care, concern, virtues, powers, specialties, energy, etc. of the person you love but you also end up absorbing their weaknesses, their worries, their fears, etc. That way, a dependency is generated that is counter-productive and causes emotional pain. That does not mean we become cold and stop accepting love from others, but we are no longer dependent on it for our inner well-being and happiness. Also, on the other hand, we keep radiating or giving love. When we give love, we experience it ourselves first and that's what we want - an experience of love, isn't it?

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Message for the day 16-06-2019
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To sow the seeds of pure feelings constantly is to experience positive fruit.

Expression: When one's feelings are constantly positive and pure, there is no expectation of the fruit to emerge immediately. Even if others are not able to respond to the positivity or if situations are not according to my expectations, there is still the feeling of giving. So there is this positivity expressed through the vibrations spread around and in every word and action.

Experience: The more I am able to have pure feelings for those around me, the more is the positivity that emerges from within. Because of having discovered the positivity within, I am able to give unconditionally. So I experience the immediate fruit of what I have given and also accumulate for the future, and continue to enjoy multifold fruit of what I give.


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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 15-06-2019

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Soul Sustenance 15-06-2019
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Create Success Inside And Outside

If you introspect today on how successful you are, what factors would you look at – is it your achievements, possessions and positions? ...Or do you count your inherent good qualities and virtues? We always look for opportunities for success outside. But success is about who I, the being am, and not just about my doing. Each time we use our qualities of peace, love and happiness, we are successful. Each time we co-operate, show kindness or build a beautiful relationship, we are successful. Let’s not label the self as a failure just because we could not achieve something. Regret, dissatisfaction, fear and blame are barriers to success. Moreover, the brain and the body will accept it as our reality and failures repeat. When we are successful internally, we will be able to think, speak and behave right. Our inner energy matches our desires and creates physical success outside. Start believing and saying, I am a powerful being. I can do anything I choose to do. My success is certain.

We all have our own beliefs and definitions about the term success. Many of us pursued success because we thought it would give happiness, since we have always searched for happiness in our achievements. So, we said I want to be a successful corporate professional, I will consider myself successful when I will have x amount in my account…. We looked at success in terms of what we possessed - qualification, designation, relationships, physical health, social status, recognition, bank balance, property and so on. One aspect of our success is outside in our actions and there is one more aspect of success which is within us, in our feelings – success in terms of our emotional stability, emotional comfort, happiness and contentment. If we are successful outside, it is not necessary that we will be happy inside too. But when we are happy, we will always be contented. This energy will help us to be successful outside. So today, let go of any limiting beliefs you have about your ability to do well. Your optimistic views and inner energy will attract people and circumstances that are conducive to create success.

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Message for the day 15-06-2019
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Victory is guaranteed to the ones who are constantly loving.

Expression: The ones who are loving are able to involve others in everything they do with their love. So whatever the task maybe, they find it to be very easy and are able to accomplish the biggest task with ease. Also each task done by them is with love and so everything is done with lightness and so victory is guaranteed.

Experience: When I am loving and do everything with love, I constantly experience lightness, based on the blessings from others. I am carefree as there is no heaviness of the task to be performed. Love transforms labour into entertainment. My internal lightness enables me to do the biggest task with great ease, involving everyone with love.


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Friday, June 14, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 14-06-2019

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Soul Sustenance 14-06-2019
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Don’t Label People, Give Respect

When you meet someone even briefly – relative, co-passenger, neighbour, client, shopkeeper or anyone for that matter - do you make conclusions about them? Do you categorically label the person as being either calm, arrogant, not good enough, skinny, dishonest, wise and so on? Society today seems to insist on applying labels on everyone, especially negative ones, too quickly. The risk is that people start living by the negative labels they receive. The energy of labels radiates to them and triggers more of that particular behavior or habit in them. This means, if we repeatedly label someone as dishonest, we reinforce dishonesty in him or her. Let’s give people the privilege to be viewed as pure, perfect individuals. Otherwise we only perceive them through the lens of labels we give. Eventually we also attract that label into our energy field. Everyone has admirable qualities. Focusing on them, magnifying them and giving positive labels will uplift them and also elevate our thinking standards.

If we look at how many times in a day, we judge other people, label them, criticize, compare or assess what they do, the number would be too high. We casually say - He is lazy, she is arrogant, that place is boring… Sometimes we tend to do it unknowingly as though it is very natural and obvious. We even tend to justify such behaviour by saying – I only spoke the truth, after all he or she is like this. It might be the truth but why magnify it and show that person in poor light? Let’s focus on ourselves instead. Today different sources of media are also being used to spread biased views about someone or something, influencing the society to perceive them in that way. By negative judgments and labelling, we not only lower our compassion but we also deplete our own inner power. If we find the need to talk about someone, let us highlight and spread words about their virtues and values. Let go of judging others and stop getting affected by others’ judgments. It is protection for you and empowerment for others.

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Message for the day 14-06-2019
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To be a judge of the self means to be free from judging others.

Expression: The one who becomes the judge of the self and not that of others, is free from criticising others unnecessarily. Such a person also does not plead his own case by giving excuses and proving himself right. So he is able to bring about a positive change in himself and others are able to take inspiration from the change that he brings in his own life.

Experience: When I am free from giving excuses and reasons for things going wrong, specially to myself, I am able to experience progress in my life. For everything that happens, instead of blaming others I am able to take some new learning and use it for my own self-progress. I am able to remain light because I have no expectations from others, but am able to bring about a change in them through my actions.


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