Learning

Are you open to learning?

Can you differentiate between right learning and delayed learning?

I am saying delayed, as you are strayed in the wrong direction, you are lost for a while, but you are going to come around. May be some years or some lifetimes!

Learning is right if its leading you to be more loving, compassionate, non-violent and fear-reducing self.

Learning is right if its teaching you – everyone is alike and in the same boat. We may have already mastered the learning in compassion and charity, but we may be beginners when it comes to patience or forgiveness. We may be graduate in faith and hope, but kindergartener in anger or non-violence.

Is your learning teaching you to look at this similarity, we have among us many who have mastered certain lessons and are here to share their knowledge and help us grow. In other areas, our roles may reverse.

Is your learning teaching you to connect yourself to your inner self?

The path is not outside, path is not another person, path is you and only you. Our path is an inward one. Teacher or Guru can show us the path, but can not walk the path for us. Skills and techniques can be taught to increase our understanding of life, death and the spiritual planes; to remove fears and obstacles.

It is we who must choose to walk the path. This is the more difficult path, the more painful journey.

We bear the responsibility for our own learning.

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Healing works as a form of detox, stuff has to come up before it is released.
~ Marianne Williamson

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“God?”

“Which God?”

“There are such a lot of them.”

“I like the Compassionate One.”

~ The One that is in me and the same is in you ~

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Only a few people come into our life as blessing, all others come into our life as lessons. Cherish the blessings and value the lessons.

Respect and Ego

There are two types of respect:

1. Respect that comes to you because of your position, fame or wealth. This type of respect is impermanent. It can be lost once you lose your wealth or status.

2. Respect that comes because of your virtues like honesty, kindness, commitment, patience and your smile. This respect, no one can take away.

The less you are attached to your virtues, the more self-respect you have. If you get attached to your virtues, you look down upon everybody else and the virtues start diminishing. Non-attachment to virtues brings the highest self-respect.

Often one confuses ego with self-esteem. Ego needs the other for comparison, self-esteem is just confidence in oneself. For example, a gentleman claims that he is thorough in Mathematics or Geography, this is self-esteem. Being humble at the same time, you will be open to share your knowledge and learn at the same time. But to say that I know better than you, that is Ego. Ego will not let you share or learn. Ego is a hinderance.

Ego simply means lack of respect to the Self. Ego upsets you very often. Self esteem is immune to getting upset by external factors.

In self-respect, everything is a game, winning or losing has no meaning, every step is joy, every move is celebration.

In Self esteem you simply realise you have it.

~ Adapted from the talks by Sri Sri ~

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World is given to you as a beautiful garden. You diminish the garden if you do not enjoy its fruit.

~ Spirituality is not about being uptight, enjoy the beauty around, fill yourself up! ~

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Everyone thinks they’re right. So, the question isn’t who’s right or who’s wrong. The question is, who is most in alignment with their Source? And who is the most allowing? And whose life is really going the best, most of the time?

~ Abraham Hicks

Love

Have you slowed down lately to smell the flowers, to appreciate the rains, to appreciate the sun?

Have you slowed down lately to appreciate so much beauty, so much truth and love around you?

Slow down now, and appreciate from the heart, feel the beauty in a way that it is felt in every cell of your body.

It is not enough that your intellect, your mind understands this, your heart must.

Remember those times when your eyes misted with tears of joy and happiness. Perhaps when you helped someone unselfishly. Perhaps when someone helped you, unasked and unexpectedly. Perhaps witnessing a scene, watching a movie, reading a book where lives were touched by Love.

Slow down to appreciate, let your heart open more and more as you feel it.

Whenever your eyes well up with tears of joy and happiness, Stop and observe. What are you witnessing? Is it love? Is this what are you missing in your life? Is it what you are not sharing with others?

What modifications are needed in your life?

Start flowing in Love. Touch lives with Love.

Be Love Now.

Appreciation

How do you feel when your efforts are appreciated?

How do you feel about a person who has appreciated?

Do you feel elevated?

Do you feel like putting more efforts to do something more for that person?

Every time you put more effort, more you are appreciated. You expand little bit more every time.

The one who appreciates gets the same appreciation in terms of better deal every time.

It is appreciation for both. It is expansion for both. It’s an expression of love. It’s an expression of us.

It’s a win-win situation.

Why do we not appreciate?

Appreciate from the heart for your own heart.

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Recognise you are much more than your physical body. Your own experiences are enough to validate this. You are spirit and soul. The soul has no sex, no hormones, no biological tendencies. The soul is pure, loving energy. You are the source of life. You are the Energy, you are consciousness.

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