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It All Happens For A Reason

It is a fact that we don’t see all there is before us, our eyes ability is limited to see this dimension only, our brains filter out other information that it deems is unnecessary. What we conceive as reality in our minds may all be an illusion created by our mind, thus becoming the greatest lie of all. It is true that we alone are the sole architect who can create and form our reality. Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling? The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly; distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it.

Imagination is all an illusion, a vision of what was, is, could be, a conception of a thought brought into reality by the wandering of an ever restless mind. Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

As you perceive reality When you argue with reality you are going to loose. I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal. Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it. Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. Until we realize that things might not be we cannot realize that things are. Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality. People see the world not as it is, but as they are. Reality is not always probable, or likely. Don’t dwell on reality; it will only keep you from greatness. Reality bites… and doesn’t let go. One might speak to great length of the three corners of reality what was seen, what was thought to be seen, and what was thought ought to be seen. Time and memory are true artists; they remold reality nearer to the heart’s desire. There are some people, who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

The reality of life is that your perceptions — right or wrong — influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place. There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters. It takes only one other person to say it’s so-one other point of reality to make something real.


If Not Now, When!

Have you started to think about what changes you would like to make in this moment? Who do you really want to be? It’s your time; will you take it higher? Stop judging and start committing. Where you are currently is just a result of all you have thought and done in the past. If you want a different future, simply commit to life-enhancing changes. If you hate where you are and thinking only about what you don’t like, you are giving life exactly what you want to let go of. Bring love in and think about exactly what it is you do want.

When you are thinking about the changes you want to make in your life: ask what you want? Why do you want it? Are you willing to commit to what you want? Can you do it? Will you do it? Do you act out of love? How will your life be different afterwards? How will you be different afterwards?

Take whatever steps you can take every day and know that whatever you can do is enough, but important is do what you can do. Show the powerful intention to make the changes you would like to see. If you intend and expect the best for your future, it is a universal law that that is exactly what you will see. Make the process of creating and living a life you love, in a body you love, a loving promise you make to yourself, and let this be the moment, because if not now, when?

Every human being possesses a creative capacity. Pure energy is emanating from the source of the universe, and each of us receives a steady supply of this energy. How we use it from moment to moment determines our own future and the future of the world. This universal energy has infinite potential. Each of us assigns a shape to that energy by means of our thoughts and words. This is the process of creation.

Posted October 28, 2013 by dranilj1 in Life Lessons

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You Are In Charge Of Your Own Happiness

Life teaches many things, time and again in ways one fails to understand at the time. One may completely lack self confidence and esteem, making one painfully shy and severely depressed. At times, we feel like giving up. Such things are given to us to make us realize that we are in charge of our life. We can stand up for ourselves and take charge that we do matter, and it feels great! Self esteem and self confidence are the prerequisites for happiness and success.

We tend to forget we are in charge and will allow external events knock us sideways. Depression may set in and one feels helpless, lost and lonely once again. We have to find the internal strength we all have, remind ourselves that we are not helpless and can get out of this, and that is exactly what anyone can do. Find that part of you that can deal with anything, nurture it, encourage it, and make it bigger.

Remember you are in charge of your thoughts, your life, your reactions and your emotions. Bad things will happen, or events we don’t see coming, but when we are in charge of ourselves, we can deal with it and find a way through. While we may at times feel sad, disappointed, hurt or rejected, we know this is a temporary state, we should support ourselves and move through, knowing it won’t be long until the next lot of laughter.

You should love the self no matter what. When we like ourselves, everything in life is so much easier. There is always someone there to provide support and encouragement, always someone is there to tell us it too will pass. There is always someone there when you need a good talking. It is impossible to feel alone or unloved.

Loving yourself just as you are is the one thing everyone has to do. It is easier to change the things you want to. Many are terrified of changes, of failing or succeeding, of rejection or loneliness, not wanting to stand out or make a difference. But as we learn to love and support ourselves we will flourish, fears fall away and life is there to be enjoyed once again.

So don’t struggle through life, don’t let fear stand in the way. Take charge and love who you are, stand out, make yourself heard, support yourself every step of the way.

We are all absolutely, perfectly fabulous, just as we are.

Purify Mind

A human being through training and practice has the highest enlightened mental state. A human being, through the purification process of one’s own mental state, can become an enlightened being. Even Buddha too needed hard work to get the final enlightenment.

In his previous lives, Buddha like others in the Indian tradition was sometimes a human being and sometimes was an animal, but as his practice became higher and deeper, in his last birth was a human being as the son in one small kingdom. At that stage, he was enlightened.

All sentient beings have Buddha Nature. The seed of Buddha means consciousness or the cognitive power; which is the seed of enlightenment. All the destructive things can be removed from the mind and there is no reason to believe that a sentient being cannot become Buddha. Every sentient being has that seed.

Buddha in the public eye is still a human being. He acted like a human being. Sometimes he failed to influence some people. He sometimes wants to express his sort of sadness like that or disappointment. Buddha failed to perform any miracle. Buddha says, “Sadness is due to individuals’ karma.” Buddha could not change anyone’s karma. Buddha taught how to change one’s own karma. Unless we change emotion, change action, Buddha cannot do much. Unless we carry certain discipline and create a positive karma, the consequences we have to face, have to take.

In order to develop unbiased infinite love, you first need the practice of detachment. Detachment does not mean to give up desire. Desire must be there. Without desire, how can we live our life? Without desire, how can we achieve Buddhahood? The desire to be harmful is bad. Desire to self right is the concept of ego, I, self, itself is nature. To develop self confidence and willpower, we need a sense of strong self. Strong will is necessary to tackle all these biological factors of hatred and anger. Self-confidence is very important, but the ego which has no regards to other’s right is bad. The egotistic attitude based on ignorance is negative. Egotistic feeling based on reasons is positive.

Whether Buddha’s physical body is there or not, Buddha’s spirit is always there. Buddha also stated “you are your own master.” Future and everything depends on what we do now. Buddha’s responsibility is just to show the path.

Posted October 24, 2013 by dranilj1 in Buddha

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How different from your thoughts are your actions?

Do as I say not as I do go the saying. We feel and act to thoughts we breed. Mind finds ways to remain in equilibrium. Continually dissimilar mind and body gives rise to a lifestyle that unwrap the entrance to chronic sickness. Some people are utterly unaware of such conflicts. They don’t even know that their own thoughts are not in alignment with their intentions. For many, this negative self talk takes a devastating fee. This is a disconnection between what is said and what is really wanted.

Tyr working with a Grumpy Gus who complains about everything, sees the worst in everyone and then describes himself to others as “happy-go-lucky” or “laid back!” A Nervous Nellie constantly worries about looming disaster, yet defines one’s self as spiritual and optimistic! This psychological disconnection leads to exacerbation of physical ailments. What about your own thoughts and desires? Do your actions match your thoughts and dreams? Do you fantasize of a healthier you, yet no action steps have been taken? Do you want closer relationships with others, yet you consistently shut them out? Do you want to make progress toward your goals, yet your negative self talk constantly holds you back?

So, battle you thoughts into manageable and identifiable themes. Awareness is the key and accounting our thoughts is an impressive technique to achieve awareness. First thing in the morning, write down your thoughts. Don’t worry about having anything to say, simply write down anything that comes to mind. Soon enough, a picture will begin to materialize. A picture of what you are thinking and in what way those thoughts might be holding you back.

Live Life from a place of Inspiration Instead of Motivation

There is difference between inspiration and motivation, and we will know which one is in charge by the way we feel about something. When inspiration is still present, we are naturally motivated and can achieve all things required. But when we resort to using our will to motivate ourselves despite the writing on the wall; we will feel exhausted, worried, and overwhelmed. Be mindful of these two in all areas of life. Motivation is of the ego and inspiration is of the soul.

When something has run its course and served its purpose, the soul begins to withdraw its energy and focus. This can be confusing. The inspiration felt in the beginning disappears and motivation enters the scene. The soul is the giver of inspiration and it permeates everything that we do. There is ease and effortless flow. Things feel good and feel right. However, we tend to forget that things are not permanent and believe it will last forever, so when inspiration is gone we resort to using our will to motivate ourselves.

Culturally, we are motivated but not inspired. We live our lives by motivation and wonder why we are so unhappy. Motivation forces us to keep up with others, compete against others, and measure ourselves to others. This kind of living is a testament of a collective who use will or motivation to achieve their ends in life. When they do, they realize they are not better off for it; misery is still sitting at the dinner table. Despite achieving objectives, the soul is left unfulfilled and therefore the achievements are not imbued with the soul’s light. It all feels empty. Rather than investigating this state of being, we rush off to the next motivational adventure.

Motivation compels us to act, to do, give, expend, push past limits, and push the envelope. We all need to take certain actions in the world to get things done. I am not in any way saying passivity is a good thing. We need to learn to distinguish between the two. Many of us have been guilty of using motivation when we should have been waiting upon the soul to inspire our course of action. We had to keep the momentum going. We were not willing to just sit and wait for that moment; we have too much to do and no time to waste. This kind of urgency is not really being productive. In fact, it is depleting. When motivation is running the show, the very thing that we are so desperate to accomplish becomes distorted in the process. We lose our passion and begin to question if we are doing the right thing or even if we are on the right path. Self doubt creeps in and infects our plans, our intentions, and eventually the outcome.

That is why stepping back before any new undertaking to assess; who is in the driver seat is crucial. Be mindful as we embark on a new adventure whether it is love, career, or starting a business. Always remain conscious of how one feel before, during and after. Our feelings will let us know if inspiration or motivation is dictating the execution of our plans. If inspiration is guiding, our steps then continue on and can rest assured that the outcome will be magnificent. If on the other hand, motivation has become our compass then we need to stop, get quiet and wait upon the whisperings of the soul to spur and inspire us on. Living our life from a place of inspiration instead of motivation will enrich us beyond measure.

The Life I Envision

We only have one shot to make our world the place we want it to be. To make it something we can be proud of and something we would proudly hand over to the next generation. It is time we all looked at our everyday life and ask, "What can I do today that will help the next generation so they can live the life I envision?"

Each one of us can better this world. It is our accountability to strive to find solutions to the problems we inherited. We should see opportunities to inspire the next generation of leaders so that they too can enjoy our world and its entire splendor. We are all stewards of His creations. We have the liability to care for ourselves, our environment and for each other. Each day is a new opportunity to create a difference. We should become conscious of our personal talents and find ways to apply them to affect change. Take the time to show others how important it is to get involved and then lead by example. Problems can seem overwhelming on the surface, but if we address it with a sense of commitment and purpose; we will promptly see that we are not alone and that together we have what it takes to change the world.

Dwelling on the "how did this happen" deprive us of prized time that could be spent on creating the solution. Each one of us has the ability to envision the type of world and environment we would like to live in; it is within our reach to fulfill that vision. Anybody can make a difference… if I can, you can too. Ask yourself, "What would I like to see changed in my world?" and then ask yourself, "What can I do to make the change a reality?" We care about our environment and about all the living creatures in it. Seek ways to protect what we hold dear to us and ask others to do the same. Think about others first, including all the animals, before thinking about personal gain.

There is more to life than just you, try to see beyond the reflection in the mirror and look deeper and try to find a way to help those that are less fortunate. Anything is possible if you believe.

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