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HAPPINESS, regardless of…..

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It is natural that each day we make many decisions concerning our relationships, career, finances and so on. However the most important decision that we must not fail to make is the decision to be happy. External circumstances, which are beyond our control seem to constantly deny us our wish and therefore it remains a distant dream. By changing the source of our happiness from the external to the internal we can experience happiness, regardless of the external circumstances.

The Self exists within all of us in purity, peace, bliss, and knowledge, and is free from mundane and temporary forms of happiness, sadness, or any mundane conditions. To attain that inner state we must turn inward, and one of the prominent ways of doing that is through meditation.The meditation process begins with the means for calming the mind. It is the state beyond the influence of the mind in which a person can first begin to perceive the spiritual dimension. Meditation is a way to gain some control over the restless mind and direct its energy into constructive channels of purpose

As the center of the senses, the mind’s business is to always look for happiness by deciphering what is pleasant or unpleasant, happy or sad, comfortable or uncomfortable, wanted or unwanted, and to dream of what is desirable and think of how to avoid what is undesirable. When the mind acquires what it wants, it and the senses are often satisfied for a while. But that feeling is shortlived. Now the mind begins to suggest something else, another thought develops into a desire, and then another desire needs to be fulfilled. It never ends. Meditation is the process of reaching that source of joy, happiness and contentment that is within you that does not require the constant pleasing of the mind. When one becomes successful at meditation, we can reach that state of consciousness that is completely beyond the effects of the mind and it opens the gate to connect to our eternal and blissful spiritual identity.

Namaste

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Posted by on January 20, 2015 in Awareness

 

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DESIRES – CRAVING Vs ASPIRATIONS.

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It is almost impossible to conceive of human life without desire. Hence in order to have a meaningful life we must explore deeply into the nature of desire. Desire is not bad as such, but it is important to differentiate between unhealthy and healthy desire. Unhealthy desire produces suffering whereas healthy desire produces well-being, happiness and peace. If we place healthy and unhealthy desire on a spectrum, at one end we have the motivations that lead to some of the worst and most horrific things people do. But at the other end, desire expresses some of the most beautiful and noble aspects of human life.

We can distinguish between the two ends of the spectrum by differentiating between craving and aspiration. Craving represents desire which is in some way compulsive, and is not easy to abandon. It takes a toll on our physical and mental well-being and can lead to alienation from the self. It happens primarily because the mind is the master. By keeping us craving for material and tangible things the mind exerts its absolute control over us.

On the other hand mindfulness is to calm down the incessant churning of desire so that we can discover at the other end of the spectrum our deeper wellsprings of motivation and realize our healthy desires and aspirations. Mindfulness not only helps us get in touch with our aspirations, but it helps prevent aspiration from becoming craving. This doesn’t mean that we don’t act on our aspirations, but that we don’t cling to their success. There is something satisfying and wonderful in a healthy aspiration that is not dependent on outcome. Peace, happiness and tranquility are experienced when cravings are dropped and aspirations are accepted.

NAMASTE.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2015 in Awareness

 

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Desire

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The human mind disappears in the present. It lives in the future, in the hope, in the promise of the future; it moves through desire. Desire needs time, it cannot exist if there is no time. If suddenly you come to a moment where you realize that time has disappeared, that now there is no time, no tomorrow, what will happen to desire? – it cannot move, it disappears with time.

Basically time is not a physical phenomenon, it is psychological. Time is not there outside you, it is the very functioning of the mind that creates time. Jesus lived without time. That is why he said, don’t be bothered about what you will eat or what you will drink or what clothes you will wear. Be desireless and the gates of heaven are open to you. But to be desireless you have to be here and now by destroying the bridge facilitates the mind to exist in the future. Desire is the bridge.

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2012 in Spiritual thoughts

 

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