to experience the beauty of who I am.

May

3

2016

Soul Sustenance 03-05-2016
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Taking Time Off From Busy Lifestyles (Part 1)

Gone are the days when idle was not just a word in the dictionary, but a practical reality and an important part of our life. The world is dazed and so are we. When did you last sit on the window pane looking out at the squirrels or the sunset? Or when did you last read a book on self development or spare a few minutes for talking to the self? Or when did you last spend an idle weekend with your family? Or when did you meet your old friend for a lunch and laughed your heart out? If you were to ever pass through a busy market place, you will have plenty of time to observe the running men and women with blank faces. Who has the time to smile? To stop where they are and thank God for the life they have.

Being busy is now not just an activity but a disease. People who are working day and night have an obsession for it and have become workaholics. They can’t sit idle and anxiety takes over when they do so. The day isn’t far when humans will be called sheer machines. Today, the lifestyle of a child to that of an aged person is such that there is no scope for personal time. A student’s timetable is like a train schedule. Just one after another. From school to tuitions, from tuitions to vocational classes, then to the sports complex and again to another tuition. A corporate professional’s day moves from one assignment to another revolving around the emotions of I need, I want and I own, without ever thinking of rising above the monotonous existence. Is Speed is what we are born for? We cannot only blame our lifestyle. There are more internal causes you would guess, like meeting expectations, pleasing everybody, reaching your perfect self in every sphere of life and reaching your goals and ambitions is what makes you work like there’s no tomorrow.

(To be continued tomorrow …)

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Message for the day 03-05-2016
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To be in the present is to experience the beauty of who I am.

Though to Ponder:Life takes place in the present moment; past and future exist only in our imagination right now. So, I need to experience the present moment. Past and future can hold threats or negative experiences. But the present offers only the beauty of this moment. When I experience the joy of this moment, I would be able to experience and express my inner qualities.

Point to Practice: Today I will spend at least a few minutes to relish the experience of being in the now. I will feel the flow of energy in my body and the beauty of thoughts in my mind. I will relish the joy of being alive, the joy of having the ability to express and experience who I am and what I can do. Just for these few minutes, I will keep aside what happened yesterday and what would happen tomorrow.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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