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To see specialties in all is to become special
Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 23-08-2014
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 01:30 PM PDT
Soul Sustenance 23-08-2014
Exercise On Self Discovery (Part 1)
Many people today do not have a clear sense of identity. In fact, when you ask people about the image they have of themselves, it is usually negative, and they see their weaknesses (negative sanskaras) and mistakes committed in the past more easily than their qualities (positive sanskaras) and achievements. This negative image of oneself leads us to an identity crisis. A negative image causes feelings of dissatisfaction to accumulate within oneself. Then our lifestyle is affected by the need for recognition and approval, by the need to justify ourselves, of obtaining material achievements and success.
Given below is an exercise to experience your true self:
Sit back and observe yourself. What is the image you have of yourself? How do you see yourself? Who are you really? What is there left when you have removed all the labels? Are you thoughts, feelings, free will, energy, ideas, being, conscience, intellect, life? What do the majority have in common? They are internal, incorporeal and invisible: they are non-physical aspects. The true self is incorporeal and invisible.
Now experience your ideal self: Make a list of which qualities you think your ideal self should have, the self you deeply long to be and experience in your life. The list may include qualities such as: joyful, tolerant, generous, fearless, free, loving, among others.
(To be continued tomorrow …)
Message for the day 23-08-2014
To see specialties in all is to become special.
Projection: Most of the time, I’m caught up in looking at people’s negativity. When I see some negative quality in someone, I immediately make his specialities a background and start focusing on his negative traits. The more I think of these negative qualities, the more they occupy my conscious mind, changing my reactions too.
Solution: It is natural to be coloured or influenced by what I see. If I see specialities, I’ll take on a little of that and if I see weaknesses, I’ll take on a little of that too. So I need to make an attempt to look at only specialities and encourage others too to use their specialities.
In Spiritual Service,Viewing:-152
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