Forever is a very long time. How is it that people can talk so casually about a concept that we cannot even wrap our minds around? Sometimes we have a friend and we sense that our souls are very closely connected. We know that the connection is above time and space. We know that wherever we are in our lives we will always remain friends. Even if we do not see each other for years we are able to pick up right where we left off. This is what people mean when they say friends forever. True friends are hard to find, but there you are you came into my life. You came to me in a perfect time, I'm so happy you're my Best Friend Forever.
Archive for November 2, 2012
Jealousy has nothing to do with love. In fact, your so-called love also has nothing to do with love. These are beautiful words which you use without knowing what they mean, without experiencing what they mean. You go on using the word ‘love’. You use it so much that you forget the fact that you have not experienced it yet. That is one of the dangers of using such beautiful words: ‘God’, ‘love’, ‘nirvana’, ‘prayer’. You go on repeating them, and by and by, the very repetition makes you feel as if you know. What do you know about love? If you know anything about love, you cannot ask this question because jealousy is never present in love and wherever jealousy is present, love is not present.
Jealousy is not part of love, jealousy is part of possessiveness. Possessiveness has nothing to do with love. You want to possess. Through possession, you feel strong; your territory is bigger and if somebody else tries to trespass on your territory, you are angry. If somebody has a bigger house than your house, you are jealous, or if somebody tries to dispossess you of your property, you are jealous and angry. If you love, jealousy is impossible. If you love your woman, how can you be jealous? If you love your man, how can you be jealous? If your woman is laughing with somebody else, how can you be jealous? You will be happy; it is your woman who is happy; her happiness is your happiness. How can you think against her happiness?
The wife even becomes jealous of the newspaper if the husband goes on reading it too much. She comes and snatches it away; she becomes jealous. The newspaper is substituting for her. While she is present, how dare you read your newspaper? That is an insult! When she is there, you have to be possessed by her, not the newspaper. The newspaper becomes a competitor. If the wife is present, and the husband starts talking to another woman and looks a little happy – which is natural because people do get tired of each other sometimes, and anything new gives a little thrill – the wife will get angry. You can tell that if a couple is going by and the man looks sad, he is the husband married to that woman. If he looks happy, he is not married to the woman. She is not his wife.
You are not really in love with your woman, or with your man, or with your friend. If you are in love, then your lover’s happiness is your happiness. If you are in love, then you will not create any possessiveness. Only love is capable of giving total freedom and if freedom is not given, then it is something else, not love. It is a certain type of egoistic trip. You have a beautiful woman in your life. You want to show her off to everybody in town – just like a possession, just as you would do with your Ferrari. The same is the case with your woman. You bring diamonds for her, but not out of love. She is a decoration for your ego. You take her from one club to another, clinging to you to show that she belongs to you. Any infringement of your right and you are angry you can kill the woman…whom you think you love. There is great ego working everywhere. We want people to be like things. We possess them like things, we reduce persons to things. Our attitude towards things too is the same.
The only truth is love. The ego knows no love, friendship, or compassion. The ego is aggression, violence. Why does jealousy always follow love as a shadow? It never does. Love is so transparent that it makes no shadow. Love is not a solid thing, it is transparency. Love is the only phenomenon on earth which creates no shadow.
It is customary for us to spring clean our homes during this festive season, in the run-up to Deepavali (Festival of Light). Cleaning is essential activity. All unwanted stuff is disposed of; what can be given away is set aside and homes are given a good wash and some get painted, too. So pick up a vacuum cleaner and as you sweep the dust away, tell yourself that this is your consciousness that you are cleaning. Internalize the outward process. We’ve heard it said that cleanliness is godliness. It is, for when we live in clean surroundings, don’t we feel happy and energetic? Isn’t it ‘heavenly’? But when we are in dirty places we feel miserable. We want to get out as soon as possible. We cannot feel peace, so too with our internal state of affairs.
Nature teaches us all the time to engage in cleaning. Dust here, pick out the weeds here, wipe off the stains there; cleaning is an endless process because this is nature’s way of ensuring we do not go to sleep; we do not slip into complete inertia. But how often do any of us undertake to clean something ourselves? We delegate the job. We busy ourselves in gaining knowledge or so we think. So much we read and study, all the time — but how much of it is really relevant to our life? We are constantly gathering information; we need to stop and do some spring cleaning here. All that information is useless if it does not help you uncover your consciousness.
There are three types of dust that we gather within ourselves. One is our own negativity. We think negatively, act and perceive negatively. This accumulates inside of us, changing our responses. Secondly, we gather negative influences from our surroundings, from the people we meet, and pick up negative vibrations from them. Sometimes we let ourselves slip into unethical activities because we have cluttered our lives; hence we need to clear the clutter and confusion to be able to think and act with a clear conscience.
The third type of dust is perhaps the hardest to get rid of – misuse of powers vested in us. We use our senses to fulfill our instant pleasures. We know it is wrong, but we seek immediate gratification, for selfish ends. In this manner we cause great injury to not only ourselves but to all of society. We each of us have tremendous potential within us. We have the divine within us. Once we know that we have allowed soot and dirt to accumulate inside and that it is obstructing us from experience the divinity within, we will instinctively know how to do it. There is no one method that can be applied externally. The first step is to be aware that we need to initiate the cleansing process. The process of cleaning outside and suggesting to yourself that you are also cleaning within will help initially to actually get it done.
A selfless attitude is helpful in cleaning out the consciousness. In fact, it is the best form of cleaning. When you give, you recognize the universal divine nature. Just like nature gives of herself at all times, when you give, you automatically get cleaned. In today’s world of competition, people fear that if they give, people will exploit their kindness and walk all over them. This will not happen. Human progress takes place only when the consciousness is clean and disciplined.
- How To Simplify Spring Cleaning (monicaricci.net)
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There is power in purposeful positivity. Find the gems buried in the dirt of the situation and move down the road you choose. I have come to learn the power of belief in self. I didn't realize the significance or the true power of this until I was forced to face extreme stress stemming from my Rehab after I sustained a car wreck. The message that I have only recently really heard is belief becomes reality. It is absolutely true that your belief in something will come to be, if you have a definite, genuine conviction of it and the dedication to work toward it. Wishing something to occur is very different from an inner core knowledge that something will absolutely happen, acting as if it is inevitable, and putting you out there, laboring to make it reality.
During the midst of chaos and sadness, I have witnessed first-hand the power of true belief. It can help you overcome the most impossible of challenges. True belief in your abilities and any subsequent hard work needed can alter your path in a purposeful way, in the direction you desire. Instead of stressing about the negatives of a situation, purposefully focus on the good of the situation, reframing your thoughts for calm and success, and you can accomplish seemingly unattainable outcomes. As an additional bonus, it turns out that with such perseverance and determination, unexpected gifts appear on your path. Friends show extra care and kindness, strangers surprise you in nice ways, and a new view on life is realized.
Maintain your core belief. Stay true to it, regardless of what other naysayers may say. Know that you can overcome the adversity-hand you have been dealt and know there is power in purposeful positivity. By focusing on the gems buried in the dirt of the situation, you can decide to move down the road of your own choosing. Rather than relying on people to tell you X, Y, and Z about what you should do or what is going to happen over time, know that you have more power. These people just have a small snapshot of the complete story. You have all the information since you have been there from the start of the whole ordeal. You, therefore, have the power to consider where to go and then to steer things in that direction.
If you believe, truly believe to your core, that you can do this, you can. You absolutely can. Don’t be doubters; be a doer. Don't let adversity control you; use adversity to focus and use it to accomplish positive. I dare say you can.
- Belief in the One True Power: Foto Fridays (rsmithing.com)
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- What I am is What I am- Owning Your Core Beliefs (lipstick-chat.com)
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