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Message for the day

Truth is proved when it is combined with humility.
Problem:
When we think we know the truth and we are truthful, we generally tend to also have arrogance of that truth. This is why we argue and try to prove our point to the other person. We are not able to see what the other person has to say and continue to put forth our own idea or perspective. This sometimes leads to futile arguments and conflicts.

Solution:
When I am truthful, I also have humility. With humility I am able to put forth my idea to the other person in a detached way. The truth in me will enable me to understand the other person accurately and will keep me open to see his point of view too. This naturally will get my point across without much of difficulty, as the other person is also able to see my point of view.

Message for the day

To admire or to praise is to imbibe those virtues too.

Problem:
When there are specialties seen in someone, we tend to admire them and describe them to others too. We really like those virtues in the other person, but rarely do we put in real effort to imbibe them in ourselves. Just describing them does not bring any improvement in us.

Solution:
Whenever I see some speciality in any one I need to understand that I like that particular virtue in the other person because it is subtly working within me too. When I work on it more consciously, I will be able to emerge it easily.

Message for the day 17.10.2005

Value: Creativity

True creativity is to bring newness at every act.

Contemplation:
Creativity doesn't mean creating something new or just to do the same things again and again in different ways. If we do that, since the seed did not change, the result (the fruit) remains the same. So we need to understand and creatively use all resources available to us. This is true creativity.

Application:
Whenever I seem to be going round and round in circles, I need to check how creatively I am using the resources that are available to me. I then need to make extra effort to think of something that I have never tried before. Only then am I able to use all the resources available creatively.

Habits break easily when there is adaptability.

Habits break easily when there is adaptability.
Contemplation:
The more we work with a habit the more it will be strengthened. When we hold on to old habits because of our rigidity, we will never be able to change them but will only be strengthening them all the more. On the other hand if we have the aim of adapting to the situation and create a new pattern of behaviour we will be able to give up unwanted habits very easily.

Application:
If I am working with any habit that I want to get rid of, I have to remind myself that I must not strengthen the habit any more but have to break it. I only need to emerge the need to adapt and tell myself that I needn't act in the same way that I have always done, instead I can think of something new.

Message for the day 14.10.2005

To have the ability to adapt is to ensure constant happiness.

Contemplation:

Each day we face new situations - nothing remains the same. If we are
able to adapt we are happy, whatever the situation may be. If we don't
think too much we are able to experience the pleasure of adjusting
ourselves.
Where we have a rigid nature, we will not be happy.

Application:

When things change demanding me to adapt, I need to make sure that I
enjoy that too. I need not ask what happened or why it happened, but
just enjoy the change which has something new to teach. When I
practice in this way, I will be able to be happy, whatever the
circumstances I am faced with.

To be flexible is to enjoy everything that life brings.

Problem:When I plan perfectly for the day ahead, I sometimes find that I am not able to implement all that I had planned for. Things seem to be coming up unexpectedly spoiling everything for me. I am then not able to be happy with what is happening and so find it difficult to do my best or what is required for me to do.

Solution:It is as important to be flexible in my thoughts as it is to be particular about my daily schedule. Flexibility allows me to accommodate the unforeseen situations that come up my way and enables me to make the best use of everything. And so I enjoy everything that comes my way.

Message for the day 07.10.2005

Freedom from expectations is the basis for experience of success.
Contemplation:
When we are free from expectations from others we are also free from dependency. So we are able to do everything well and to our satisfaction.We are not bound by the praise that we get from others but there is fruit in doing the action itself. Then of course praise follows too.

Application:
When I do something, I first have to ensure that I am enjoying it and keep reminding myself of the joy that I am deriving out of it. Then I am free from the desire for recognition or praise. Then I will find myself succeeding in the task that I undertake and I will be appreciated too.

Thought for the day

Let God Whether you believe in God or not is not important. Belief can be an obstacle to experience. The main thing is to keep an open mind, and be willing to start the conversation. The experience of so many people is that when they engage in a mental conversation, whether it's with a question or simply sharing what is in their heart, they get a reply. This is God as a personal experience, not just a voice in your head. Not your higher self. But the presence of the Source in your life. God is not a concept, or a belief. You cannot have a conversation with a concept. You cannot have a meaningful relationship with a belief. Worth a try? Dear God.....

Message for the day 05.10.2005

Freedom is an experience of true peace.

Contemplation:
When challenging situations come our way, we are not able to be free from the use of our own negative habits and traits. We are then not able to give our best to the situation. Then there is both internal and external chaos. On the other hand working with our specialties help us experience freedom from negativity.

Application:
I need a long time of practice of being in a state of peace for being able to experience it naturally during the challenging time. So let me practice having an experience of some special quality of mine. This practice over a period of time helps me be with it in the difficult time too and I am able to be peaceful and so free from the negative influence of the situation.

Thought for Today

Approval
When we tie our happiness to getting approval from others, we are almost never happy because we are trying to use those around us to get something that can only be obtained from within.
Now here is the paradox: when we give up wanting approval, we almost automatically experience more of it. We become more relaxed and confident. We begin to internalize the support we need, and naturally it shows in our body language and behaviour. People notice the difference and respond accordingly.

Message for the day -1st October

To recognise and imbibe truth is to experience sweetness.

Problem:
When Something negative happens that negativity tends to colour too. We tend to react negatively to that situation. We forget to use our virtues and react with some negative trait. So the impact is obviously negative too.

Solution:
To recognise the truth is to bring about beauty in each and every word and action. To recognise truth is to appreciate my true innate nature. When I am able to be aware of and use my innate nature, I am able to maintain sweetness, however difficult or challenging the situation might be.

Thought for Today

Courage
Courage is to take a step forward into an area of difficulty without a solution in mind, but yet feeling that victory is ahead. It is going empty handed, but knowing that God's hand is stretched out to pull you.