To be a self-sovereign is to be in control.
Expression: The one who is a self-sovereign never finds difficulty in being in control. He doesn’t have to go out of control and then bring himself back in control. The moment the order is given to the self, every thought, word and action is immediately in order.
Experience: To be a self-sovereign means to be aware of my own specialities and work with them. When I am a self-sovereign I experience myself to be free. This is because nothing binds me but I am able to win over my weaknesses too. Thus I find myself to be in total happiness in all situations.
Awakening with Brahma Kumari Sister Shivani
Honesty brings success in relationships.
Expression: Honesty means being the same inside out. Honesty with oneself helps one to bring about constant improvement in the self. Honesty with others enables one to relate positively under all circumstances. There is no rudeness but there is an openness that brings about love towards the other person.
Experience: When I am honest, I am able to experience progress in my own life and others are benefitted too with my own self-progress. I am able to maintain harmony in my relationship with others because I am open with them and I find myself successful in my relationships.
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Awakenings with Brahmakumaris
Where there is contentment, problems finish.
Expression: Contentment enables one to have a positive outlook towards life. So the one who is content always works towards solutions, as he is never disturbed with situations, but is always relaxed. This automatically brings the ability to contribute to others and give them the support to bring progress within them. Such a person works for his own self-progress too.
Experience: When I am content with everything that is happening, I am able to be light in all situations. So even in the biggest difficulty, I am never caught up with the problem, but am always thinking of the solution. My mind is busy with finding the solution, so internally I remain unaffected with the problem.
Osho on parenting You will be gone soon but the children will be here and nobody can manage anybody else’s life. Though they are with you,
yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love
your thoughts for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls,
for their souls dwell in the house of
which you cannot visit even in your dreams. God will take care.
It is none of our business to be too concerned. Whatsoever we can do, we do, but one should not hanker about things going
the way one wants. That is very egoistic. You have given birth to a child, but once he is out of the womb
he is free of you. First he depended for his breath on you, when he was in the
womb. Then he will take his
own breath. You don’t say, What are you doing? Are you trying to be free of me? Trying to be independent?’
You feel happy that your child is breathing. First he will take milk from you, then one day he will start eating on his own. First he will go on clinging to your apron and then one day he will leave it. You will be happy
because the child is growing, becoming mature. Then finally one day he falls in love with a woman. He has found his woman, so he will go on his own way. Bless them, and
whatsoever happens they have to find their own life and their own meaning life.
Now you are free.Just try to find your meaning, your life,
your goals, and devote the few days that are left to the
search of the ultimate. Don’t be concerned with ordinary things. I have never seen a
single parent who is happy about their children. I have
heard a Jewish joke..A Jewish woman died and the first thing she asked when she got to heaven was if she could see Mary. So it was arranged. She went to see Mary and she said I have only one question to ask. You must be the happiest woman in the world. Your son is worshipped by millions. Mary said,What! I always
wanted him to become a doctor’. Nobody is ever happy. Even the father of Buddha was not happy. He was very very annoyed because his son turned out to be a beggar. He became a Sannyasi and the father was hoping he would become an emperor. He crushed all his father’s hopes.
One thing is certain — that the child is not here to fulfill your expectations. The child is here with his own destiny, and he will unfold his own destiny. You are trying somehow to direct his destiny and that is going to be frustrated.
So if the child
becomes a thief or a murderer, of course the parents feel bad, and it looks logical. But even if he
becomes a Jesus or a Buddha, then too they feel frustrated because they have their own ideas and the children try to do their own thing. Accept it and bless them. They have to
find their own ways. Who are we to interfere? And how can we? Pray for them but leave them on their own. You try to grow yourself.
~ OSHO ~
In the movie Taare Zameen Par
The art teacher tells the rude and cursing father of the dyslexic kid about Solomon Islands..
In those islands, the tribal don’t cut down a tree. They surround the tree and curse it for hours every day..
Within a few weeks, the tree
dries up and becomes dead..
Many of us might find that example too difficult to believe. How can intangible and invisible thoughts and words kill a tree.!
Well, if you get to read Bruce H. Lipton’s THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF, you won’t only believe in the Solomon Islands story, but would also think a dozen times before saying something demoralizing to yourself and the people you love..
In this book, Mr. Lipton tells in detail about the power of conscious and subconscious mind..
The subconscious mind is millions of times more powerful than the conscious mind, and decides most of the things in our lives according to the beliefs it has..
Many times we fail to change an unpleasant habit despite our will-power and consistent efforts..
It’s because the habit has been so strongly programmed in our subconscious mind that the efforts made by our conscious mind hardly make any difference.
Conscious Mind is just a shadow
of our Unconscious Mind..
So, when the tribals of Solomon Islands curse a tree, they are actually installing negative and harmful beliefs in the tree’s emotion (yes, trees do have emotions too).
Within few days, those negative emotions becomes a belief & eventually changes the molecular architecture of the tree and kill it from inside..
2500 years ago, when the Buddha said that ‘you are what you think’, he was not articulating a random philosophical theory.
Actually he was telling a scientific fact which is now proved correct by Quantum Physics and Molecular Biology.
While reading the book, u will recall how Buddha had talked about subconscious mind and its unfathomable power over our lives..
He called it Alay Vigyan which means store consciousness..
This is the part of mind where all our beliefs and experiences are stored; and they dictate our life from there..
The book has a special chapter on Conscious Parenting where it talks about the beneficial and harmful effects of what parents say to their children..
If you are a parent and you keep cursing your child in the name of constructive criticism, you are installing beliefs in their mind which will keep harming them forever..
But if you keep appreciating them in a sincere way, you are installing beliefs in their mind which will help then for their entire life..
And also be careful of what
you keep saying to yourself.
Repetition of words and thoughts is the best way to install a belief in your subconscious mind..
If you keep saying you are a loser,
don’t be surprised if you become one within a few months or years..
And if you have friends who keep saying such things to you, there is no harm in saying a quick goodbye to them…