As usual from the Brahma Kumaris:
Happiness is a daily decision
And oh boy…………………have I realised this recently. Even people like me fall off track now and again. It’s only when I go back and see how much I have grown and what tools I have gathered along the way, that I realise that I am only human. Just because I am spiritually aware, doesnt mean I wont be touched by hardship and problems. I have re-learned to be happy and kind in these last few months – something I had come to forget as I began to get swallowed up in all of my problems. This is a superficial life – I am here to learn and evolve. I know that now.
The Gift Of Peace is a small book published by the Brahma Kumaris that will cost you £2.00. The book was written by on of the long serving students and teacher of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University just after he visited New York 3 weeks after September 11th 2001. It is a fantastic collection of thoughts, sayings and advice on how to be peaceful and happy.
Here is one excerpt that hit home for me:
Circumstances are like objects. They are not alive; you bring life to them.
The positive is more powerful than the negative. The positive is innate. The negative indicates what is missing inside you. Light exists and its absence is darkness.
Never forget you are a human being who can decide the attitude you take in life.
You have an enourmous positive inner potential still to be discovered. these thoughts will help you face any circumstance in life with a different perspective.
This resonates a lot of truth for me when I sit back and think about it.
Here is another really good article from Mike George.
This is an excerpt but you can get the FULL ARTICLE HERE.
A New Enthusiasm
Many of us awaken each day in a different mood. Others find their mood swinging unpredictably and uncontrollably throughout the day. And some seem to become unchangingly stuck in a rut characterised by continuously dull feelings. Our moods obviously influence our level of enthusiasm towards tasks and people in particular, and towards our life in general. Yet we all know or have at least met someone who is almost constantly enthusiastic and wondered how on earth they maintain their consistently up-beat attitude to everything in their life. Sometimes we are inspired by their enthusiasm. And at other times, because it can be such a direct contrast to our own energy level, we find ourselves irritated and almost tired of being around such a bubbling energy. And yet, deep down there’s often a little voice that says, “I wish I could be like that, be as enthusiastic as them about … everything”.
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I dare you to carry out a full day going about your normal daily basis, and to smile at everyone you make eye contact with. Random people who you don’t know. Watch what you feel if they smile back. It’s a lovely feeling. And if they don’t smile back, that’s ok too.
I did this and was really quite surprised at how many genuine smiles I got in return. Everyone I got back warmed my heart x
If something isn’t working for you….change it. Only you know if it’s not working and only you can change it.
It’s like cleaning only you are making way for newer, better things.
Look at your life/work/relationships etc. We constantly grow and with each experience we become wiser and stronger. Nothing in put in your pathway that you cannot handle. You have all of the tools within you – as I have learned.
From the ages of 0 to 14, I was an introvert, shy, quite character. That didn’t work for me – I got pushed around too much. From 15 to 25, I was an angry person with lots of hate and dissapointment attached. From 25-33.5, I was an extrovert, high achieving, no nonsense kind of person who didn’t let anything get in my way. I cleared out all of the shit and made some valuable choices – I set my platform. Now at 34, I just go with the flow and try to give back what I learned. I’m kind and considerate but at the same time, I don’t take any crap from anyone. I’m free.
Some people just have to go through the rough to get to the smooth. I am one of these.