To serve with the heart, with love is to guarantee success.




Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 25-05-2014

Posted: 24 May 2014 01:30 PM PDT
Soul Sustenance 25-05-2014

Reaching The Destination Of Peace On Time (Part 1)

The objective of meditation has always been reaching the destination of inner peace. The process of meditation is like a journey to that destination, which many human souls have undertaken since thousands of years. After a life and in fact many lifetimes of indulging in habits of anger, fear, ego, sorrow, jealousy, hatred, greed etc. all of which blocked our access to this inner pure emotion and made us believe that these are normal emotions, believing completely that our true nature is peaceful, which is an experience opposite to all these; might seem difficult at first. Only our own experience can lead to a change in our deeply held beliefs, which then makes it easy for us to incorporate peace as an integral part of our personality.

As you dive into you own consciousness, with the objective of searching for and reaching your subtle destination of inner peace, you will encounter some distractions in your journey. Some of the most important of such distractions include:

* thoughts in the form of negative memories of the past; over-thinking about the present scenes and day-to-day actions in your life; desires, worries and unnecessary thinking related to the future, waste thinking about the natures and actions of people whom we come into contact with the most, etc.

* the inner, subtle voices of the many incorrect beliefs, which we have picked up from people by whom we have been surrounded since we were small;

* thoughts and emotions related to deep habits of identifying with and getting attached to things we are not, like the physical body, material possessions, people, our role in society, money, places, opinions or viewpoints, hobbies or interests etc.

(To be continued tomorrow …)

Message for the day 25-05-2014

To serve with the heart, with love is to guarantee success.

Expression: When we have to be of help to others, we sometimes find ourselves doing it with force. We don’t seem to be really interested in doing it but situations or people seem to be forcing us to do it. We, then, don’t enjoy what we do and also don’t find the benefit of it either to others or to ourselves.

Experience: We need to consciously make an effort to see what people are benefiting when we are helping them. With this conscious effort we are able to help others with love without feeling the heaviness of what we have to do. Thus, we find our actions to be much more fruitful.

In Spiritual Service,Q: How to decide what is my Dharma?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Dharma is that which upholds you: truth, service, compassion, my nature, my values, virtues.That which uplifts your spirit and upholds you mind, body and soul complex is Dharma.

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