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24th November

If there is no filament in a bulb, there is no light; if GOD is not in your life, there is no light in your life.

Trust wins cooperation

Problem: If there is the thought that we can do things ourselves without other people’s help, it means that we have arrogance of our own potential or we are not able to have trust for others. This lack of trust doesn’t allow us to use others’ potential for the benefit of the task. So we are deprived of a very useful resource and we will not be able to be happy. Solution: I need to understand the fact that there is greater success in cooperation. It is much more useful to invest my time and resources in training and developing others’ potential. This brings about the best from people and so there is a greater contribution and hence greater success in every task that I take up.

Thought for the day

Peace ends when you are emotionally involved in a situation. The practice of being an independent observer helps you stay stable and calm. It is the best way to approach a decision in any circumstance.

Coolness

To experience attainments is to experience coolness. Contemplation: Repentance destroys coolness. If we have anything lacking, we do not have the power to finish the past. This fire of repentance does not allow us to experience coolness. To finish this, we need to perceive and experience the attainments of the present time to experience coolness even in difficult situations. Application: When I find the past challenging me, I need to also make effort to connect to the present moment and see the resources or the attainments I have.Thispractice, done consciously gives me the power to finish the past. I will then experience coolness even in the most difficult situations.

Message for the day

To pack up from the past is to finish the negative impact of the past. Problem: We usually find ourselves to be slaves of the past. The situation has occurred and has gone by but we are not able to forgive and forget the past. We continue to think about it again and again. This brings about the same feelings and experience of the past and we are simply caught up in it. Solution: I need to free my mind of the past. I need to see what I have learnt from the past situation, take that and be free from it. I need to forgive and forget. I can forget only when I forgive and I can forgive only when I learn. When I take the learning from every situation. I am able to be free from being a slave of the past.

Discovering inner beauty is to nurture the qualities within.

Contemplation: Beauty is not about what we are able to create but it is more to do with how we use the creative quality of nurturing what has already been made, of what is already there. Application: There would definitely be some quality in me that could be used for the benefit of all. It is necessary for me to recognise this quality, bring it out and use it. When I do this I will find myself benefitting from it along with those around me.

To appreciate the beauty within is to empower oneself.

Contemplation: Just as a tortoise withdraws from the external environment after its work is done, we too need to find time for ourselves.  Amidst the activity of the day, we need to make time to look within and find the beauty that is hidden there.  When we do this as a practice it brings a positive experience that empowers the self. Application: I need to give myself a little time everyday at regular intervals.  During this time, I need to look within and find my own uniqueness and I will find that I am able to have access to my own beauty.  This practice will help me during a difficult time too and I will be able to use these qualities under all circumstances.  So I will not be a victim to situations but will be able to give what is required at that time.