Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 20-11-2018

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Soul Sustenance 20-11-2018
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Creating Positive Circumstances

Why do we find it so hard to create positive circumstances, a positive future in our life? One reason is we all have the tendency to spend most of our time in the past, reliving and replaying our memories. Look back on your average day and you may find that more than 3/4ths of your time is spent in the past (a lot of times without you realizing it). Not only do we try to relive the past, but we also attempt to change it! We attempt the impossible and, in so doing, we live in very small cycles where tomorrow tends to turn out similar to yesterday, and then we wonder why we do not have the power to change our lives. It feels like we do not have the will-power, we do not have the ability to change the circumstances in our lives, our destiny.

The past cannot be relived; it cannot be changed. The past is like a cupboard of old files. When you arrive at work every day, do you step into such a cupboard and spend the day there? The past is a great resource for learning and sometimes, a resource for useful information, but it is not a place to live. We can build on the old, but we cannot rewrite it. The future is the result of what we think, feel and do today. If today is the same as yesterday (because of constantly thinking about yesterday) then tomorrow will look and feel like yesterday and in this way we feel we are stuck in a web and we get frustrated. We need to let go of the past if we want the future to shape up positively, different from yesterday, which is negative at times! The past is past. Drop it and keep dropping it.
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Message for the day 20-11-2018
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When there is the attention to bring benefit at each step that you take, you will find yourself in constant happiness.

Checking:At the end of each day, check if you are happy with all that you have done throughout the day. If there was a feeling of unhappiness, check if it was because the actions performed throughout the day were either ordinary or wasteful.

Practice: Whenever any important decision has to be made, practice asking yourself if the action that you are going to perform is going to bring benefit to yourself or others. When you make your decisions in this way you’ll find yourself in constant happiness.


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Monday, November 19, 2018

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 19-11-2018

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Soul Sustenance 19-11-2018
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The Energy Of Give And Take In Relationships

Love, more than any other virtue, is an extremely positive energy; it is an invisible prime mover and foundation of each one of our lives, a source of motivation and inspiration. People lacking love in their lives are normally lesser motivated and happier than those who have positive and healthy relationships full of love and an immense amount of love in their lives. But when the same energy of love, possessing immense positive potential, is negatively focused and is not used correctly, it leads to many dependencies which are negative in nature. How?

When you love someone, that could be your parents, your spouse, your children, your siblings, your friends, any relationship for that matter; there is a invisible and positive emotional and mental attraction between you and that person which keeps you connected to him/her, but the moment the love turns into attachment and becomes a dependency, that person starts dominating and controlling your inner world of thoughts, feelings and emotions and your mental and emotional freedom is lost. It is as if your inner world succumbs to the influence of the other person and you are no longer yourself. Everything that goes on inside you and that comes out of you has an impression of the other. This kind of love is not empowering, energizing and healing, because in this kind of love, over a period of time, desires, wants and expectations from the other start emerging. All these emotions place you in a mental mode of taking instead of giving. Also in such a kind of love, where love is mixed with a desire to possess, over a period of time you start wanting to control the other. From this control, you start exercising a power to influence the other. At first you are under their influence. As more attachment builds up, this is followed shortly by your desire to bring them under your submission and influence them. This is love that wants to take and not give. In this kind of relationship of love, there is suffering and sorrow. Even if joy exists, it is extremely short lived. Unconditional love or love that only wants to give and not take or expect, strengthens and is healing, it never hurts or inflicts pain on the other.
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Message for the day 19-11-2018
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Become a constantly awakened lamp that brings light into the darkness.

Checking:When things don’t happen the right way, check what kind of thoughts you are having. Do you think, ‘things don’t happen the right way anymore… or people are like this anyway…’ etc.

Practice: Tell yourself everyday, ‘I am the lighted lamp which dispels the darkness around. When I show people the right way, everything will be all right too. I have to set the right example to those around me.’


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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 18-11-2018

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Soul Sustenance 18-11-2018
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Situation Proofing Yourself (Part 3)

Situation-proofing can be defined as: Keeping your consciousness free from the questions marks and the exclamation marks mentioned in yesterday’s message, over a long period of time. This is a powerful consciousness with little room for the negative or waste thought patterns. Such a positive consciousness carrying person then has a positive attitude. A positive attitude then influences our perception of problems and makes it positive. This finally leads to positive or correct words and actions which are required to solve the problem in front of us.

Thus, in short, our thoughts are the foundation of our perception. Negative perceptions stand on the foundation of thoughts of negativity which are filled with questions and exclamations created sometimes over a complete life time. Positive perceptions stand on the foundation of thoughts of positivity over a long period of time. It’s not just about that particular moment of time or creating positive thoughts at the time, when you have a difficult situation in your life. It’s a complete life period or a practice of many years or atleast a few months. The mind does not become powerful overnight. Its many different situations, achieving victory many times in keeping the mind positive in all those situations. This transforms and keeps the perception positive in circumstances that one is going to be faced with in the future. Thoughts of positivity are like clean water poured in the bucket of the mind which is used to creating thoughts of negativity, which are like unclean water in the bucket. A large volume of clean water or thoughts of positivity is required to be poured into the bucket so that the unclean water is completely replaced by the clear water of positive thoughts. So, pour positive and beautiful thoughts into your mind everyday for a few minutes through spiritual knowledge. And slowly over a period of time the question marks and exclamation marks in situations which confuse you and reduce your positive perception, will be removed. As a result you will become situation-proofed.
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Message for the day 18-11-2018
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Pay constant attention and you can win over your weaknesses.

Checking:Think of any weakness that you had tried to work on. Check if you have worked on it with the same intensity and if you had kept constant attention to know the extent to which the weakness was working. Also check the loss that the weakness caused you.

Practice: Pick out any weakness that you want to work on and see that you work on it constantly, till you get over it. When you see the loss that you are experiencing you’ll be eager to overcome and win over your weakness.


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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 17-11-2018

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Soul Sustenance 17-11-2018
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Situation Proofing Yourself (Part 2)

A life without situations is like trying to live a life in an imaginary world, cut off from reality. There are two categories of people. One will make the situation smaller by having positive perceptions or ways of looking at the situation. The other will make the situation bigger than what it is by having negative perceptions. The negative perceptions are the first reasons for making an easy situation seemingly difficult or a difficult situation into a very difficult one. The negative perceptions stand on four pillars, the four questions - How? Why? When? What? Just remember the last time you were faced with a difficult situation, it was always one of these four questions or more than one on which your perceptions stood. If it’s all four, then the negative perceptions become the strongest and stand the tallest. And of course the other two exclamations (being surprised negatively) – the If! and the But! These raise the negative perceptions even higher and before you know the situation looks bigger than it is. On the other hand, if we are positive, we will rise above these questions and not create these two exclamations. This is situation-proofing. A situation is there but I have situation-proofed myself. Situation-proofing means I go beyond the influence of the situation by keeping these questions and exclamations away and not having any negative perceptions.

As we all know, the energy of our consciousness (or smriti in Hindi) flows into our attitudes (or vriti in Hindi) and shapes them. The energy of our attitudes flows into our perceptions or the way we look at real-life situations (drishti or drishtikon in Hindi) and shapes them. Finally the energy of our perceptions flows into our words and actions (or kriti in Hindi) and shapes them. This is the process that takes place in our mind and this is the process that is required to be completely understood before understanding how situation-proofing works. We shall explain that in tomorrow’s message.
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Message for the day 17-11-2018
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When you experience all attainments, there’ll be no trace of negativity in you.

Checking:Check within yourself, if there is any kind of desire. Also check if you are aware of and have an experience of all that you have got. Where there is the experience of all attainments, there is no negativity.

Practice: At the end of each day, check what you have attained throughout the day. This practice enables you to be happy with what you have and also work with renewed enthusiasm for the next day which finishes your negativity.


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Friday, November 16, 2018

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 16-11-2018

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Soul Sustenance 16-11-2018
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Situation Proofing Yourself (Part 1)

We are always learning a lesson at every step of our lives. The real life situations are our hidden lessons which come to teach us something or the other in a short period of time and bring in front of us questions in the form of – How will I ever live a life without a loved one, lost due to death or due to differences in opinions or Why did this particular event ever have to happen to me like an illness or a sudden financial loss at the workplace or When will I achieve the desired success in a difficult scene full of events that challenge my mental security or What did I do in my past births the results of which I am seeing in the form of a loved one not looking at me with the love and respect that I deserve?

We all know what is water-proofing. A rain coat worn in the rain does that. Based on that, is a term situation-proofing. The situations are there. They will always be present from time to time. But you have to mould the way you live your life and make significant positive changes in the way you perceive difficult situations and become situation-proof. Situation-proof means you become free from the influence of the situations and free of worry. Life for all of us does involve different types of challenging situations. The situations will be sometimes in the form of a temporary rise of my own negative nature characteristic like anger or jealousy or ego; sometimes in the form of lack of respect by a work colleague. Also, there will sometimes be a challenging or difficult work task in any action; sometimes there will be difficult relationships with people and a clash of personalities of two people. And also at times, there will be a temporary setback in the physical body, etc.

(To be continued tomorrow …)
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Message for the day 16-11-2018
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Keep giving others and you’ll find your treasures increasing.

Checking:In your interactions with others during the day, check if you are expecting anything from others in any way. Your expectations could include physical help or understanding from others. Also check if you are able to give others without expecting.

Practice: Tell yourself that to give means to take because when you give happiness or love you get the same. If you want to take, you’ll only find yourself disappointed, because others are expecting from you too. But when you give, you find your own treasures multiplying.


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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 15-11-2018

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Soul Sustenance 15-11-2018
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A New Journey With A New Personality (Part 2)

Famous personalities are constantly sought after, in demand and remembered by many due to their specialties, may they be actors, gurus, sportsmen, politicians, founders of religions etc. Even in our daily lives, we tend to remember people with more specialties much more than the rest. God is the most complete and perfect personality that exists, but not a physical personality, a spiritual one. There is no one who is more specialty and virtue-filled than him. That is the reason he is an entity or living energy or personality who is remembered the most by each and everyone all over the world.

The above types of personalities mentioned are physical personalities and are remembered by some or many but not remembered by the rest and along with their specialties, they definitely have shortcomings. Also, you might find it difficult getting to meet them even for a few minutes. God is one personality without any weaknesses and he is my constant friend, once I start my journey. He is one who, although being the highest personality, can be available to thousands making a similar journey at the same time, not because he is omnipresent (present everywhere) but because he is omnipotent (the most powerful) and the only being possessing this capability. So, a specialty of this journey is that the more I progress on it and the more time I spend with this new personality accompanying me in my new journey, I constantly see new facets of this new personality being revealed in my life, which keeps the journey constantly refreshing. This also keeps me wondering what is going to be revealed next. So, once this journey of exploration and discovery has started, there's no reason to stop even for a second and there is immense amount of motivation to continue and keep smiling!
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Message for the day 15-11-2018
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Finish the past and take the maximum benefit from the present.

Checking:When something goes wrong check how much time you are spending thinking of the past. Check if you are trying to find solutions or only wasting time thinking of the past. The more time you spend thinking of the past, you lose the present time too.

Practice: Every time you find yourself having waste thoughts of something from the past, turn your thoughts to the present and see how you can utilise your time by doing something at that moment instead of wasting time just thinking about what’s already happened.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 14-11-2018

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Soul Sustenance 14-11-2018
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A New Journey With A New Personality (Part 1)

Anyone who shows an inclination in getting to know the Supreme Being closely has a fascinating journey in front of them. Spiritual knowledge is the vehicle in which I make this extremely interesting journey full of exploration. Without sitting in the vehicle, I cannot make the journey. As I sit in this vehicle, I am introduced to this new, multi-faced, peaceful, loveful and blissful character in my life, a character who is spiritually rich with treasures of knowledge, virtues, powers, happiness and blessings, a character commonly called God, by everyone.

He is a character who introduces himself as being just a point of conscient light, a form very simple and plain. Yet, hidden beneath that simple light, incognito form is an immense volume of experience, wisdom and depth, such that even a lifetime spent in this journey, in his company, does not bring you to knowing him completely. The more you dive into the ocean of knowledge contained within the light, the more you discover and the more treasures of knowledge and experiences you receive. Every time you make contact with this new found companion called God, there is growth inside you and there is an increase of peace, love, happiness and power inside you. It's just as if after you've begun this journey, you're never quite the same again. However much time you spend in his company during the journey, whether it be in imbibing knowledge from him or remembering him during meditation or even sharing the benefits of this journey to other friends and relatives so that they can also start this journey themselves and experience what you are experiencing; whether you do either of these for a few minutes or an hour, there's always an experience of subtle growth and development inside you.

(To be continued tomorrow...)
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Message for the day 14-11-2018
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Bring about true change with a firm promise to yourself to change.

Checking:When you find that there is a need for you to change some aspect in yourself, check how strong your thought is. Check if your words are ‘I’ll try to change or is it I promise to myself I will change.’

Practice: Take any aspect that you would like to change in yourself and take a firm promise to really bring about the desired change. Also remind yourself of your promise each day so that it is further strengthened.


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