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ON POSITIVE PEACE

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PIECE TOGETHER PEACE

When there is prevalence of pain

When our willpower pulls us down

When suffering knocks our door

When disharmony rules roost

When every blooming moment turns into gloom

When dullness is all pervasive

When happiness is elusive

When disorder results at every step

When negativity rules our mindset

When quiet replaces disquiet

When lack of confidence haunts at every step we take

When our mental state goes into tizzy

When disturbance replaces tranquility

When genuine peace is a far cry

When negative peace is the order of the day

When it becomes difficult to adjust with surrounding

When every hope turns hopelessly off-putting

Then what to do when peace eludes us totally?

Only delving deep into our inner self entirely

Can deliver us from all pervasive quandary

EXPRESSION OF PEACE & TRANQUILITY

From the expressions on the faces of the people we come across in our daily life, if you try, we can come to know about their state of mind. The adage, face is the index of mind and we can read everything that lies inside them. Anxiety, lack of confidence, and dullness are writ large on their faces. There may be a smile sometimes, here and there, but that too is momentary – apparently true happiness is lacking. We may see very less people with calmness along with brimming with self confidence.

The literal meaning of peace (aman) is quietness, being in harmony, tranquility or without any sort of disorder. In other words, it is a state which is devoid of any disturbance. It is a sort of harmony in personal relationship in relation with other members of the society.

NON-FULFILLMENT OF OUR DESIRES BRINGS ABOUT LACK OF PEACE

When our desires are not fulfilled, we are in for trouble, meaning, either we are not able to adjust with the environments in which we are living or maybe we are not able adapt to change. Either way, we are sufferers. Then we’ve an agent which affects us more than others is boredom or widespread dullness. This agent creates more negativity than any other agent of change. We must have observed what inner turmoil people experience especially in oldage and in retired life when retirees have nothing concrete to do. They do not have disciplined directed life – like getting up on time, going to office on time and become accustomed to day to day routines thereby remaining busy and escape route from monotony and boredom. I know a person, who wanted to enjoy his retired life peacefully with nothing to do but enjoy and while away his time. I tried to convince him to remain busy in some pursuit but he did not care. But within a short period of two years after his retirement he died. He died, perhaps, due to boredom.

CONTROL OF MIND AND CREATION OF PEACE

Reigning in our mind brings about peace, purity, tranquility besides the thoughts which are free from any delusions. It is bereft of any yearning for anything unreasonable. We live holistically and naturally with total detachment – good or  bad situations do not imbalance us.

INNER STRENGTH AND TOTAL PEACE

For reaching a state of permanent peace and subsequently bliss, we’ve to explore our inner self and synergise our efforts to make a huge difference and earn peace and tranquility. This will not only bring about peace and also we would be able to know the true nature of our soul. Essentially, the eternal peace or bliss is hidden deep into inner self. It is just like a wave in the sea, when the wave has passed, there is prevalence of stillness. We remain absorbed in our own state of affairs and think that only external life is the best one – enjoying the fruits of work, earning our livelihood and then make merry – but this is not an eternal peace, maybe it is buying some peace, a temporary phase.

REMOVAL OF INNER CONFLICTS BRINGS IN ITS WAKE LASTING PEACE

But this is temporary phenomenon in real sense of terms. Total realization of happiness comes when we delve deep into our system and do everything which may help us gain calmness and tranquility. But it is easier said than done because are inner conflicts and contradictions which have to be fought within us first. Having resolved these inner divergences, we can realize our goal of inner peace. It should be realized that temporary peace which is acquired from external sources is no peace at all.  It is impermanent one. For eternal peace, we have not to go away from ourselves. It lies within us.

Sikh thought agrees that: With pain and suffering genuine peace is not possible and that peace is not necessarily the absence of war.

PEACE BETWEEN COUNTRIES

In order to live peacefully at our home, we have to have peace in our immediate neighborhood. The same analogy could be made applicable in relation to the peaceful co-existence with our neighboring countries. Nothing should be done which may disturb the peace of others. It could be non-use of offensive language to bully others, hedge-monistic attitude besides respecting the unity and integrity of others. What is happening in our neighborhood is a pointer to all this. Twist to irony comes to fore when some countries want to lord over other countries and adopt big-brotherly attitude by intimidating other countries by raising trade barriers or dumping goods to earn foreign exchange. All these reckless tactics are enemies of peace. Although, now with the deterrence of atomic weapons looming large, although positive peace is elusive and hard to get. Negative peace prevails on the basis of the dictum: Peace flows through the barrel of the gun.

But I subscribe to the sagacity enunciated in Holy Bible: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

·       PEACE IS INDIVIDUALIST OR SUBJECTIVE IN NATURE. Peace of mind is individualist in nature. When an individual does not feel let down or feel slighted by any event which otherwise could have implications on the emotional plane but concerned person’s modesty remains in the best of elements. There are people at high places who would like to slight or slender or pull others down, irrationally, in front of others, with an aim to show off without thinking about others’ sensibilities. Bossing around to a limit is alright but when it crosses a set limit bordering on insulting others, it tapers off the peace of others.

·       TOTAL DETACHMENT IS THE SURE WAY OF ACHIEVING EQUANIMITY. At best, if we remain attached to the fruits of our Karma, then, sure enough, when the result is not appropriate to our likings, we may feel disappointed, leading to unreasonable and unpredictable consequences. Remaining detached results in remaining prepared for any consequences; failure or successful fructification hardly makes difference to our balance of mind, in other words peace, tranquil, nothing disturbs our mental equilibrium. This is in line with the wisdom contained in Bhagwad Gita: Perform all thy actions with mind concentrated on the Divine, renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Spirituality implies equanimity.

·       CHANGE OF ATTITUDE FROM NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE IS A SPIRIT OF VITALITY. If we draw out and utilize our internal dynamism/mechanism or inherent potential, then, we can have self realization or self awareness. Having attained self awareness, we imbibe all the positive traits by which we direct all our energies for realizing the purpose of our life. Know about our Bhagwanji by leading a righteousness life, feeling pain when somebody of our companion feels so, This realization brings us in close proximity with our Creator. Nothing makes us negative in our sojourn of life, hurdles for us are the stepping stones for ultimate success. Everything that we transact is done with the active participation of our Prabhuji. No hold barred. Peace so attained through personal experiences is a permanent one.

·       KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING WITH ENLIGHTENMENT ENHANCES PEACE. Knowledge is conscious awareness or understanding of a subject matter that is taken in hand. Knowledge or understanding may be with regard to the information and descriptions thereof about the origin of  thing, its usefulness and subsequently connection with other objects of the nature and beyond. During this information gathering, we come across so many hurdles, experience them under different space and time. After understanding the thing at hand may be theoretical and practical in nature. Complete understanding of a thing in hand  gives us leeway to act accordingly. Those who are self aware know how best to use the knowledge gained under different circumstances to reach to a conclusion for a healthy living with peaceful co-existence with person concerned and the surrounding in which that person is living.

·       EGO IS THE IMPEDIMENT OF PEACE OF MIND. When we are engulfed with ego then we may get some respite momentarily but ego is enemy of permanent peace.

·       PAIN  AND PLEASURE PART OF OUR LIFE. It should never be forgotten that admix of pain and pleasure are part of our life. When permanent balance is established then we can have permanent peace.

Conclusively, it could rightly be said that willpower (nishtha) and meditation (bhakti) with focused mind  help establish the abode of our Bhagwan Ji in our inner self and thereby permanent peace.

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Posted by on July 29, 2017 in Inner Thoughts

 

WILLPOWER (SANKALAP) MAKES HUGE DIFFERENCE IN OUR LIFE

STRENGTH OF WILL

When faced with discouraging state of affairs

With no breather in sight anywhere

Thence we’ve not to go afar for succor

For sure, it lies within us only

Just tap softly

Thy deepest recesses of  heart

Thee will hear a voice so tranquil

Keep heart, problems are created to be solved

Challenges are formed to be challenged

Sometimes with calmness

Other times with iron handedness

Fright from knotty situations

Is no longer any solution

Fighting head on firmly

 And acting  resolutely

Are the driving forces actually

Which will bestow God Speed to our sincere efforts finally

Because resolute mind will result in resolution

Of the vexing problem so faced

Approach of solution may slightly differ

From time to time and situation to situation

And Individual to individual per se

But we can hardly shy or run away  

From the catch-22 situation of our own creation.

Without a modicum of fight for a plausible solution

Yes, for every problem under the sun

There is a credible solution

It’ll not be found by being fearful

Self belief and belief on our Creator

Are the two likely helpful factors.

 

WILLPOWER (SANKALAP) MAKES HUGE DIFFERENCE

Willpower (Sankalap) is determination with which we undertake to perform our duties with single mindedness of purpose and with focused attention for fructifying the job in hand.  The trait of willpower can be learnt and imbibed by following a life of sincerity, with sheer dedication, following a disciplined life and above all with self-awareness that whatever Karma we perform will come back to us. Kukarma brings about bad results and good Karma results in favourable results. Strength of will is generated by harnessing our internal potentials. In other words, willpower is the strength of our mind.

WILLPOWER GIVES US STAYING POWER

Yesterday, I was feeling very hot because of typical weather condition; hot and humid state with surging temperature; and there no rains for the last many days made the weather still hotter. Walking in the hot sun was virtually very difficult with no respite from the scorching heat. In this sort of sultry environment, people usually sit in the comforts of their AC rooms or in AC offices to escape from the fury of high temporary. But travesty of fact is that we can sit in the comforts of air conditioned environment all the time because we are constrained to perform our various duties for our family or to face the realities of life head on.

While walking, in the hot sun, feeling all the affects of heat, drenched in perspiration, my eyes got riveted on two labourers who were mixing cement, concrete with hot sand. I wondered how those people were working in the hot sun without any complaints. There was not even an iota of feeling or regret about the pestering and persistent heat! This made me to reflect that everything – heat or cold, good or bad is in the domain of our mind. If one determines to withstand anything and everything there is no limiting factor. In other words our mind limits our perspective.

WILLPOWER AND NATURAL LIVING

It is also a fact that if we live just naturally, face what it comes, as per the time and space then we may not face any difficulty. A person who lives naturally live without any fear. He has his defences ready for meeting any contingency as it come rather than waiting for its resolution. Waiting for solving any problem means procrastination and that is one of the worst thing that could happen to us.

WILLPOWER DEVELOPED IN THE CHILDHOOD STAGE ITSELF

It must be remembered that the foundation of willpower is developed in the childhood itself by the parents. They should ensure that their offspring express their problems themselves fearlessly, act without fear and also should be taught to face the challenges of life without inhibition. Along with this, they should also be taught when to withdraw and when to fight it out. In the latter stage of life they grow up to be youth men with confidence.

WITH WILLPOWER AND BELIEF IN OUR ISHWARA WE CAN DO WONDERS IN OUR LIFE

A few days back there was an accident of one of our female teachers – the best computer teacher who with her changed the destinies of her students. She exercised control over her class and her felicity of expression created immense interest in the students which spoke volumes on her  lesson planning and delivery, encouraged students to ask questions and clear their doubts and made even the most difficult lesson easy to to comprehend. Obviously the students waited with bated  breath for her period.

It so happened that a cab driver, in an inebriated condition, hit  scooter which was being driven by her husband. She fell down the scooter, the cab driver did not stop but to the contrary dragged her for quite sometimes in the process creating grievous injuries to her person. This heartless inhuman person did not stop his cab even after injuring her severely. She was taken to hospital in an unconscious condition and admitted in Intensive Care Unit. Despite her most critical health state, she exhibited her strength of mind coupled with staying power and showed improvement signs from day one of her admission in the hospital. This could happen only with the blessings of WAHE GURU JI with whose blessings and graces unpredictable could happen.  He is the One who generates will to survive for His creations – that is what I can sermon.

YOGA HELPS US TO DEVELOP OUR WILLPOWER

It has rightly been said in Bhagwad Gita that our willpower is developed through Yoga, which is related to physical, mental and spiritual practices. It sustains our life by providing willpower in the mode of goodness. Willpower is the strength of our mental power and assists us to pull on despite hurdles that come in our path. Our determination also keeps us focused on our destination and helps gather together our inner potentials of inner self to achieve our higher goals in life.

Through the practice of Yoga, we develop three types of determination. We learn to exercise control our mind thereby our senses and subsequently our body. With the control over senses, we can exercise control over our life’s activities. We can thus perform Sattvic deeds (mode of goodness) rather than being Tamsic or Rajstic.

CONFIDENCE IN OUR OWN SELF

Confidence is the belief or reliability that we possess in ourselves. We have this trust when we are self aware. Self aware means to know our pluses and minuses. Then we endeavour to turn our minuses into pluses with self effort. It may be through trial and error method. Failures will surely be there but with persistent efforts and with grace of God minuses will turn into pluses. In this pursuit, we should not forget that some hurdles will be coming in the way and those are to be surmounted with self belief and self assurance. If we have indomitable belief in our abilities we will certainly succeed. While we have gained our self confidence to a limit, our effort should be to experience more and learn more from the experiences. Ultimately will shall have will take on any situation or circumstance. This is due to willpower (Sankalap) that is gained over a period of time. Having gained willpower hardly means that we turn egoistic about it. We can attain peace only when success does not overpower of head. Success should not go to our head. Experiences and success in life should make us humble.

Holy Quran proclaims: And, indeed, long ago We made Our covenant with Adam; but he forgot and We found no firmness of purpose in him.

One of the best trait for creating resolute mentality comes by adopting sincerity, honesty and doing one’s duty with dedication without fear or favour.                

FOLLOWING SPIRITUAL ORIENTED LIFE BRINGS ABOUT RESOLUTE MINDSET

Spiritual inclined life means to follow a life with or without religious orientation but with purity in knowledge, purity in thoughts and actions without any fear, purity in perception, purity in desire, with compassion for others etc. In other words, whatever path a spiritualist takes follows truthfully, without any inhibition, with positive attitude, with a sense of sacrifice, giving without any expectations, performing duties with fervor and also contributing holistically for growth of body, mind thus help reform himself/herself meaningfully. When we live in spiritual oriented life, then we can have enough willpower to face life’s challenges with all the potential at our disposal.

It has rightly been said in Holy Bible that the the Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trust in him and he helps me , my heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on July 22, 2017 in Inner Thoughts

 

ON PATIENCE IN OUR LIFE

ON PATIENCE IN OUR LIFE

Patience is a state of being when we  tolerate other unethical attitudes and behavior coolly, when no situation or no irritant can affect us, when no pain or suffering could adversely impact our equanimity, when we do not feel angry on others irritating demeanor, etc. Besides, it is a condition when we do not complain others’ provocations but face the facts squarely. Patience despite irritants is a proof of patience.

PATIENCE SHOULD SPRING FROM OUR INNER SELF

It should always be remembered that patience springs from our inner being. It is not an external show of self-control but in actual practice it is not so when tested on ground. We must have seen some people feeling restless on silliest pretext and make spectacle of themselves in front of others. 

IMPATIENCES AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

We can imagine the predicament how impatience works while one is provoked by as flimsy ground due to sudden grazing of two vehicles  in the traffic jam and resultant flare up leading to even deaths due to one firing the other occupant! There are so many instances when we go lose our patience and in anger do something which may lead to unpredictable consequences.

OUR YOUTH & PATIENCE

We know what can impatience can result. At times, it could not only result in loss of face but worst of it all, could prove to be fatal if the other party too behave impatiently. There are the cases where people have lost their lives on petty and inconsequential matters.

PEOPLE WORKING IN THE PUBLIC GLARE SHOULD HAVE RESERVE OF PATIENCE

Experience is a guide to prove that those people who work for the welfare of the general populace, including politicians,  should have sufficient reserve of patience, tolerance, perseverance and willpower to work hard to come to the expectations of the general masses for which they are working.

I had the personal experience in this context a few days back. I had gone to meet our Area Councilor, for lodging a complaint related to a civic matter for propagating the idea of Swachh Bharat. Unfortunately, the concerned Area Councilor had gone to meet some other commitment in the other locality. I observed that a young man (named Mr. Paras Chopra – the son of the Area Councilor) was entrusted with the responsibilities of solving the civil/general public related issues viz, pension to the aged and infirm, register different complaints of public and order on the spot instantly for solution / deliverance.   

I was obviously impressed by this young man’s tenacity in handling / attending to different complaints besides contacting different officials for fructifying their different tasks. It was about 1:30 PM, I learnt that he so much so he was engrossed in his duties that he had not taken even his breakfast! He attended my complaint, ordered the concerned person to look after the complaint. Low and behold, the person concerned reached the spot before I reached the spot! Praiseworthy indeed! The amount of patience and persistence along with tenacity he exhibited was obviously laudable. I appreciate his patience and am very sure that he will reach a pinnacle of success; while rendering help to the general masses. Two hoots for this young man. India needs such young blood for rendering welfare measures. If we nurture such young men they will grow to be proficient personalities who are compassionate and patiently and persistently handle public related welfare measures.

PARENTS AND THEIR OFFSPRING

It has also been experienced that while teaching our children the importance of value system, the parents have to follow nitty-gritty of cool composure and tolerant attitude; leaving annoyance in the back-burner of our mind. It is because what the parents transfer to their offspring counts a lot. Parents are the first Gurus of their children and It should always be remembered by the parents that giving quality time to their progeny with patience and persistence becomes a first step in shaping the destinies of their children. They should try their best to instill patience and other related value systems in their children.

PATIENCE REQUIRED IN FINALIZATION OF BUSINESS DEALS

We also must have observed the people losing themselves while negotiating an important deal in business sphere, where cool temperament could go a long way, slightest impatience could impair the smooth clinching of negotiations and may prove counterproductive.

PATIENCE SHOWN BY TEACHERS FOR SLOW LEARNERS IN SCHOOLS

Then in our schools, the teachers have to show exemplary patience with their students who are slow learners. There are students who learn very fast, there are ones who require some prodding for their studies while there are ones who require considerably more time and attention to make them understand the topic to be taught. Here the teachers have to have adequate patience, persistence along with honest efforts to make them study and make it possible to make them at par with intelligent  students.

STUDENTS FROM LOWER STRATA OF LIFE TO MAKE CONCERTED EFFORTS TO REALISE THEIR DREAMS

As in this age group there is a lot of impatience and and irritation at any sorts of provocation, the youth are to be trained to face hardships and come out unscathed. Patience is the state of endurance or tolerance under stressful situations and circumstances. The youth of today have to be trained to act despite When provocations to this age group do not deter the youth from making this age group steadfast, possessing forbearance when under umlauting circumstances.

YOUTH AND IMPATIENCE

The youth is a period when there is prevalence of impatience in whatever they want to perform, to do something spectacular, liveliness, they showcase a lot of excitement in whatever they do, exhibit the traits of fearlessness despite some hurdles etc. This is also an age when there is also prevalence of defiance. But one common meeting point is that in this age they are full of energy. Need is to adopt ways and means to channel in the right direction for getting maximum benefits. The latent energy in the youth should be utilized for productive pursuits rather than destructive ones.

HOLY  QURAN PROCLAIMS: Seek Allah’s help with patient perseverance and prayer. It is indeed hard except for those who are humble.

REACTIONARY TRAITS

It has also been said that at this age, generally, the youth are reactionary in nature; reasonably or unreasonably sometimes. Given this point, our emphasis should to know and understand them fully and visit different options in order to reorient their attitude to play a more positive and constructive role as a student first, learner and a good citizen who has to shoulder the multiple responsibilities after his youth stage is over.

There may be initial hiccups or drawbacks but with since and best efforts youth could contribute not only for their growth and development but also set an example for others around.

In one of the forums, when I persisted that we can conveniently persuade this age group people to contribute positively not only for themselves but also for others around. One of the gentlemen was skeptical about change in frame of mind of the youth of the day because of his experience posed me two questions:   viz: 1. what makes you so sure that the advice given by you is right. 2. How do you know that your advice is even wanted?  To which I replied:

 I am of the view that if we make concerted and sincere efforts to understand the youth fully, including the environment in which they are living, we can make huge difference for their all round growth and development.  As older members of the society, we  may differ in our views based purely on the experiences gained over the years with youth. But one meeting point is that in this age persons concerned are full of energy; but this energy has to be channeled in the right direction for getting maximum benefit. There may be initial drawbacks but with best efforts youth could contribute not only for their growth and development but also be an example for others round. Now, coming to your questions:

 Second question: As far as the question of my advice being wanted or no? Although this is a hypothetical in nature yet, I can say with conviction that we have to first understand the environment in which the target youth are living including other particular problems faced by the group. Know these, gives us cursory overview. One can be in the category of ‘wanted’ , if we are sympathetic to the needs and also one has to have magnetic force in the person concerned. If I say that I’ve changed youth, but in my life while working in educational institutions, I have taken care of this age group and they have willingly come to discuss their problems and with God’s grace things worked out fine.

HOLY BIBLE SAYS: The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

YOUTH AND SPIRITUAL ORIENTATION

Given that the youth is a period when they feel impatience and  annoyance at slightest provocation, it is   important that their latent energies are utilized in right direction. For this, they should be inspired for following a spiritual oriented life means to follow a life with or without religious orientation but with full conscious of  purity in knowledge, purity in thoughts and actions without any fear, purity in perception, purity in desire, with compassion for others etc. In other words, whatever path they follow, they follow truthfully, without any inhibition, with positive attitude, with a sense of sacrifice, giving without any expectations, performing our duties with enthusiasm and also contributing holistically for upliftment of body, mind and soul and enduring peace and re-formation of life.

BHAGWAD GITA TELL US: Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that there are three modes of the material nature; goodness, passion and ignorance, become self realized, possess pure spiritual consciousness and perseverance and patience.

 

 

 

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Posted by on July 14, 2017 in Inner Thoughts

 

ON REMAINING MINDFUL IN OUR LIFE

 

ON REMAINING  MINDFUL IN OUR LIFE

Mindfulness is akin to awareness about anything and everything that transpires in life. If we are mentally strong and fully aware of our thoughts and actions thereof then result will always be positive. This will also save us of stress and strains of life.

Mindfulness and awareness are therefore inter-connected. It relates to our inner state. It is internal state which is instinctive in nature. Here consciousness has little or no role but it could be termed as extended consciousness. It is because the awareness is away from the capacity of  brain, its thoughts and understanding of brain. A condition of being aware means to know. It is integration of sensations from the environment and relates to goals and feelings for the overall benefit of the person concerned.

If we want to feel good and feel happy presently and make it a priority then we can surpass any hurdle that may crop up. In this state, we are empathetic towards others and at peace with ourselves.

Past is the time which has passed, dead presently and will not come back along with its happenings which had happened cannot be retrieved. It is like a deadwood with no hope to come back. We cannot rewind or reverse the past time. We can term it dead past. We can only reminisce the happenings, good or not so good which have happened thereby get experience of all those happenings. But a word of caution, we should not remain too much attached to those happenings of the dead past.

In the similar manner, the future is uncertain. It can only be imagined presently but cannot be lived presently / now but the seeds of future could be sown truly in the present moment. Here comes the persistence in remaining steadfast despite hurdles to work sincerely at the present moment with total belief on our Ishwara. Mindfulness at the present moment for the following brings about paradigm shift in our approach to lifestyle. 

If we are aware that present is the only time we are truly having then we can change our thoughts from negative – away from feelings of unhappiness, bereft of anger or frustration. These feelings take place when we live the present moment without regard to dead past and unpredictable future. We can be mindful at the present moment.

BEING MINDFUL HAS THE FOLLOWING IMPLICATIONS:

·       Internal  experiences in mindfulness. Mindfulness brings us closer to our inner self as these happenings are taking at  this moment itself. This could conveniently be done through meditation and other mind boggling positive practices.

 

·       Mindful make it possible to retract from wrong steps in life. When we have imbibed the quality of mindfulness, we then are in total control of our mind and whenever we take a wrong step our inner cues prevent us from retracting our steps and follow the right course.

 

·       Mindfulness helps us cultivate positive attitude. As we perform all the tasks in hand mindful of its consequences, we always remain positive in our approach with positive attitude.

 

·       Mindfulness is not difficult. In order to be mindful, we have to be positively oriented in our actions and deeds which results in ease of doing our duties without any doubt.

 

·       Mindful for joy in giving. It has rightly been said in Bhagwad Gits, when we meet others needs, we are actually fulfill our humane duties as human beings. Joy of giving gives us satiety and a purpose to our life. Mindfulness gives us wherewithal to help others not only financially but also psychologically too.

 

·       Harmony with reality. We all should live in harmony with nature, with the people we are living besides harmony which helps us understand and make us aware of own self.

 

In Bhagwad Gita it has been said that one who is mindful of his  thoughts and deeds attains peace. He enters any place without creating any disturbance just when river enters ocean without any disturbance. And also, one who does not heed material possessions attains peace of mind.

 

·       Importance of present moment. Present moment is infinitely important. What happens now is more important than what will happen in near future or what had happened in the past.

 

·       Prevention of helplessness for mental and emotional responses. Since we are mindful of the our duties and responsibilities we face no difficulty when some unpredictable happening takes place.  Lack of helplessness and control over our emotions results in peace and tranquility in our life. In such contingency life becomes a challenge, admix of good and bad experiences.

 

·       Focused mentality and productive thoughts could be attained through mindfulness. It should never be forgotten that marriage of focused mentality with productive thoughts lead to positively oriented lifestyle which obviates chances of  creation of negative mindset in the concerned individual. 

 

·       Mindful of the fact that  nothing is permanent. Happy moments do not last long so are the bad moments. This assertion solidifies our resolve to live a life of mindfulness with all positive attributes attached with it all.

 

·       Thoughts are created once in our mind and made practical through our actions. Our thoughts are created in our mind and then put to use significantly for overall good of the person concerned and the people around that person. 

 

·       Life should be considered as sacred and should not be scared. Mindfulness provides us an opportunity to think that our thoughts are very dear to us and sacred ones to be put to use for living a meaningful life. 

 

This has been clearly mentioned in Holy Bible: All life is sacred. Human life is especially so. Protecting it is of utmost importance to God.

 

·       Mindful of others aspiration and needs. While being mindful of our own needs and aspirations, it is in essence, important that we do so for others as well. This increases our horizon of thoughts and actions thereof.

 

·       Mindful of forgiving and forgetting others misdeeds. It should always be remembered, we as humans are not perfect, there is always something wanting. Therefore, it is essential that while performing our duties we are not unmindful of others’ needs and whenever and wherever we can we should forget and forgive others slip-ups. This has been mentioned in all the religious scriptures of all the religions.

It can rightly be concluded that mindfulness is linked with general well-being of an individual besides helping the individual to lead a healthy, moralistic and ethical life.It should always be remembered that Dharma and Karma which we adopt at the present moment

 

Holy Quran gives great importance while it emphasizes that mindulness is to shield oneself from all that displeases Allah. The mindfulness of faith (iman) is to shield oneself from eternal punishment through faith. The mindfulness of submission is to shield oneself from sin through obedience.

 

On the other hand, if we remain unmindful presently, it goes to show either we are living in the dead past or imagining about the unpredictable future for amelioration of our present state of affairs. Living in past and future without caring for present moment can bring about disharmony and a life bereft of peaceful existence.a

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2017 in Inner Thoughts