Thursday, November 25, 2021

Being Emotional – Right Or Not ? (Part 3)

Being Emotional – Right Or Not ? (Part 3)

Looking at the world around us, it is an infinite set of people, situations, objects and different types of problems that we face every now and then. Although many people would argue, that being emotional and crying sometimes in happiness and love and sometimes in sorrow and discontentment is natural. Also, letting out your tears for your loved ones in different negative as well as positive situations has existed forever. But, this is not true. The inner being or soul has come down the steps of births and rebirths and become weaker over a period of time. The soul is powerful when it begins to play its part in the world and is not so attached to everything around it. As a result it is lesser emotional but more happier. Strange as it may sound, as it became weaker, it became more emotional and less happier. 


The key to freeing yourself is first the acceptance that to be over emotional is not exactly being free, which we have explained in the last two days' messages. The next step is to achieve freedom by changing your consciousness. Create positive affirmations and keep them in your mind the entire day and bring them into your actions. A simple e.g. I am a being of light, a spiritual energy full of power. I look through the windows of my eyes at everything around me. I radiate spiritual power and joy to every scene, every person, every object. I am no longer dependent on receiving their energy and becoming fulfilled. I am a soul full of all attainments. Another e.g. I am a soul, full of immense love. I love everyone and everything with a big heart, but I am not attached. So I am never hurt in love. I am a pillar of strength in providing positivity to every negative situation of life. So I do not feel hurt in sorrow and rejection also.

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Message for the day


To have an open mind is to be prepared for mistakes too.


Expression: The one with an open mind is the one who is able to see things for what they are and accept them. He is able to take the lesson from each situation that happens and move forward with confidence.  He never lets any situation or even his own mistake discourage him, but he is able to move forward with renewed confidence. 


Experience: I am able to learn from my mistakes and be ready for the next learning too when I am able to keep my mind open.  Each mistake that happens is also a beautiful teaching when I am willing to learn.  With each new situation I find myself growing very beautifully within.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Being Emotional – Right Or Not ? (Part 2)

Being Emotional – Right Or Not ? (Part 2)

Continuing from yesterday's message, emotional power comes from giving and emotional weakness, comes when our primary purpose is to take. When we absorb a lot from life's scenes, circumstances and also from people's minds, words and their actions, sometimes we feel it is an empowering experience. But remember, if you absorb the good, you will also absorb the bad because that is what your mindset is. It is like the vacuum cleaner. You clean your carpet with it. It absorbs the dust and if your ring was lying on the carpet, it would suck in that too. Also, giving is receiving. Every positive emotion we give, it is increasing inside us at the same time, as it flows from within us to everyone and everything around us.


Based on this principle, when we look to take from a positive scene, we will feel emotionally joyful and when we are taking from a negative scene, we feel emotionally sorrowful. The more we look to make our emotional world dependent on the external situations or stimulus, the more our responses are under their influence. Being over emotional, whether in joy or in sorrow, is a sign of dependency. That does not mean we become cold and boring and do not enjoy life's beautiful moments, which it has to offer. Also, we love everyone and are full of sympathy where required. But we are a little detached while viewing life. A spectator in a sports event sits on an emotional roller coaster watching his favourite team or player perform, sometimes over happy and sometimes unhappy. A spectator with a spiritual consciousness does not get overawed by his team's or player's performance. He enjoys the victorious moments and views the moments of failure, both without getting moved emotionally. This is not boring, but more empowering.

 

(To be continued tomorrow …)

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Message for the day


To use one value with commitment is to guarantee the use of all values. 


Expression: Values are related to each other as if they were members of a great family.  For the one who is committed to one value is the one who is able to emerge the other connected values.  Such a person is able to add quality to everything he does and speaks. 


Experience: When I am able to recognise my own special value and use it with commitment in my daily life, I am able to experience success in all I do.  This is because I have the satisfaction of giving my best and of having added quality to everything I do.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Being Emotional – Right Or Not ? (Part 1)

Being Emotional – Right Or Not ? (Part 1)

Living a life full of twists and turns and different scenes, it is very easy to become emotionally attached to scenes happening around you and sometimes become disheartened or sorrowful and sometimes even emotionally joyful. Both are normal emotions. Yes we thought so! What is wrong with experiencing pain when I watch an accident on the road and what is wrong with becoming emotional and crying, when I watch a moving emotion filled movie. How can you take away these two experiences from life? The world told us they are correct. When we grew up, we often cried, sometimes in sorrow and many a times in joy. Did you go to your best friend's birthday and become excessively emotional and when your younger brother or sister went down with fever, you sometimes cried seeing his or her pain. Our parents taught us this is what life is all about – mixed shades of emotional joy and emotional sorrow make up the painting of life. In fact, we grew up seeing them doing that in their worldly duties and we thought it was correct. Now! Wait a moment! Do I like sitting on this emotional roller-coaster so regularly and so much? How can I free myself? 


We all look at life's scenes with an attitude of receiving or taking something from life. We rarely think of giving to life's scenes. Take the example of the sun in nature. The quality of the sun is giving, it never seeks to receive or take. And it is a powerful force of nature. Let's emerge this virtue in ourselves. That will make me emotionally powerful inside and I will be lighter, happier and more contented in life's different situations. So from today look to give to life's different scenes and filling them with the primary qualities of life – peace, love and joy. On the other hand, if we are trying to fill ourselves with these qualities by taking them from people and situations, we will become emotionally weak.


(To be continued tomorrow …)

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Message for the day


To look closely at one's own behaviour is to bring about a positive change.


Expression: While it is easy to talk about what other people should do to change themselves and their behaviour, it is also important to see what one can do to bring about a change in oneself. When there is the ability to look in this way, effort is put in continuously to change old unwanted patterns of behaviour and replace with more desirable ones.


Experience: When I am able to take a closer look at myself, I am able to see which trait in my personality is getting in the way of my progress. This knowledge helps me accept myself with my shortcomings and yet have the courage to bring about a change easily. So I have the satisfaction of working on myself.