Overwhelmed

November 28, 2011

Do you have so much to do that is seems overwhelming?
Then stop thinking about how much there is and start getting it done.
Feeling overwhelmed is merely a state of mind that you choose.
And just as easily as you can choose it, you can choose to let it go.
A new day, a new month, a new year dawns and it can make you feel like time is quickly slipping away.
But in fact, time comes to you just as quickly as it moves past.
And that means that each moment you get the opportunity to make a difference.
Each moment, the best thing you can do is to make full and meaningful use of that moment. That is how you get things done.
Moment by moment, little by little, small tasks build into great accomplishments,
and accomplishments build into a life with real fulfillment. You don’t have to tackle everything all at once.
Just do what you can, when you can, filling each moment with positive purpose and action.
And what once seemed overwhelming will quickly become a source of real and lasting fulfillment.

~unknown

S2P – Change Source: Mike George www.relax7.com

November 1, 2011

In order to bring about a fundamental (major) change three elements need to exist simultaneously:
Focus: A clear sense of purpose in life and clear goals to guide your life’s activities.
Will: The motivation and enthusiasm to introduce and sustain the actions.
Capabilities: The skills and abilities to fulfill your purpose and goals.

But where do you start? There is definitely a right place to begin and that is with your focus. Why? Because if your focus is powerful and based on a very deep sense of your inner most purpose in life, then that will provide you with the will power you need to keep going. Then if you have a clear driving focus in life and lots of will power to back it up, you will soon develop the skills and capabilities you need to make it happen. You may not have them yourself, but your enthusiasm and passion will certainly inspire others who do have them to join you. 
 
You need to think but only what’s necessary. Most of us think far too much – somewhere around and in fact more than 40,000 thoughts a day on average!  Why is that too much? Because most of our thoughts are based on insecurity and worry about uncertain futures. In fact, most thinking is really worry, which we wrongly think is care, or anxiety, which we wrongly think is concern.
Thinking does not give us the strength we need to live a calmer, more fulfilling life. It drains our energy and hinders the access we need to our own inner spiritual wisdom. Thinking can easily be an inner noise that drowns out the voice of our heart. When we say, “I just need to think about that”, we really mean “l’m not sure”, which means there is doubt. Doubt is one of those habits which turns into worry and anxiety, and all they do is subtly drain our energy.  

 

 

S2P – 5 Qualities

September 16, 2011

Our original resources are very simply – peace, love, purity, knowledge and happiness. In Raja Yoga meditation these are called the five original qualities of the soul. When we return our consciousness to these five qualities and remember them, then the following feelings arise in us, which finally get reflected in our actions:

• Love: I care and I share.
• Peace: I harmonize and reconcile (adjust).
• Purity: I respect and I honour.
• Knowledge: I am and I exist.
• Happiness: I express and I enjoy.

To understand and remember these qualities we need to recognize the heavy deep shadows or personality traits (“sanskars”) which have blotted them out, or polluted them. Sometimes we don’t recognize the pollutants because they have ingrained themselves so deeply into the personality that we say, ‘I am this’. True, complete spiritual knowledge, makes us aware of these pollutants, and the practice of meditation empowers us to dilute them and get them out of our consciousness.

The Richest Man On The Bus

September 2, 2011

The Richest Man On The Bus ~Krista Ramsey; Cincinnati Enquirer; Nov 26, 2010
 
He is on my bus only occasionally, a worn man in crumpled
clothing with disheveled hair. His life looks different from the
rest of ours. We are mostly middle income. His face is etched
with exhaustion and he carries virtually no belongings. We drive
ourselves to the parking lot. He appears along a busy road
seemingly out of nowhere. We sometimes wonder where he slept the
night before.

A few weeks ago he boarded the bus, took one of the side facing
front seats and as he typically does and looked down at the
floor.

A few stops later a young woman boarded, a regular rider who
speaks good but not native English. She swipes her bus pass only
to find the machine would not accept it. The driver told her she
would have to deposit the $2.25 fare. “I just bought this card,”
she said, “I paid the money.”

The driver said she could take the card back to the sales office
and explain the problem. In the meantime she would have to pay
the fare for today. The woman became distressed and didn’t
understand why she would have to pay the fare. The rest of us
just watched wondering how the problem would be solved.

Suddenly the crumpled clothed man rose from his seat, dropped a
jingle of coins into the fare box and sat back down, his eyes
returning to the floor. His act was so unobtrusive that the
distressed passenger didn’t even realize what had happened.

“You’re good,” the bus driver said quietly, “he paid for you.”

The bus driver repeated it and pulled away from the curb. A hush
fell over the bus.

The rest of us had watched the woman’s discomfort, he felt it.

We wondered absently how the dilemma would be resolved.
He resolved it.

We lawyers, journalists, business people were headed downtown to
help fix the world. He fixed her world. We could have paid the
$2.25 and never missed it. It’s easy to imagine that was his
fare home.

You never know when you’ll be in the presence of greatness or of
grace. To the world my fellow passenger looked like a man in
need of solutions. I had looked at him and saw only what he
lacked.

By the time he stepped off the bus that morning, it was obvious
that he was a richer man then the rest of us. He had enough to
open his eyes and his heart to a stranger, enough to give of
what he had and trust life for the rest.

I haven’t seen him since that day. Some people believe angels
occasionally drop down and move among us. All I know is that I
have a new respect for the simple act of kindness. It keeps the
bus rolling, it speeds us along the way.”

끊임없이 행복을 유지하고 행복을 나눠주어라. 왜냐 하면 행복은 나눠줄 때 더 커지기 때문이다!

Constantly remain happy and constantly distribute happiness because happiness will increase when you distribute it!

Siga siendo constantemente feliz y distribuya constantemente la felicidad porque la felicidad aumentará cuando usted la distribuye

Permaneça constantemente feliz e distribua constantemente a felicidade porque a felicidade aumentará quando você a distribuir!

Restez constamment heureux et distribuez constamment le bonheur parce que le bonheur augmentera quand vous le distribuez !

Rimanga costantemente felice e costantemente distribuisca la felicità perché la felicità aumenterà quando la distribuite!

 

 

Anyway(by Keith M. Kent)

November 17, 2010

Anyway (by Keith M. Kent)

People are often unreasonable,
Illogical and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
People may accuse
You of selfish motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
You will win some false friends
And some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
Someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
They may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
People will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
And it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
It is between you and God;

It never was between you and them anyway.

Are YOU Just Passing Through?

November 11, 2010

There is something to be said for ‘guest consciousness’.
‘방문자 의식’에 대해서 말씀 드릴까 한다.
Have you ever noticed one of the delights of going on holiday is the temporariness of everything?  Wherever you go you are a guest, you are just passing through and therefore your relationship with everyone and everything is more relaxed and easy. Nothing is precious. Nothing needs to be guarded. Nothing around us is used as a measure of our self worth. Everyone you meet is just passing through your life so that while you thoroughly enjoy their company you don’t try to hang on to them, even in your head, when its time to go. You move smoothly from one scene to another, releasing the last scene quickly and easily, thus remaining free and light. Such is the consciousness of being a guest. 
 
 
이하 첨부파일 참고하세요(For the rest of the article, please click the attached file below):
 
MikeGge126RUJustPassngThru.doc

Pure Love

October 25, 2010

If we obey the principle of pure love, our life will always go in the right direction. Altruistic and unconditional love is pure and comes from our inner truth. When we are obedient to that inner truth, our life becomes a joyful dance.

http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk/

끊임없이 행복을 유지하고 행복을 나눠주어라. 왜냐 하면 행복은 나눠줄 때 더 커지기 때문이다!

Constantly remain happy and constantly distribute happiness because happiness will increase when you distribute it!

Siga siendo constantemente feliz y distribuya constantemente la felicidad porque la felicidad aumentará cuando usted la distribuye

Permaneça constantemente feliz e distribua constantemente a felicidade porque a felicidade aumentará quando você a distribuir!

Restez constamment heureux et distribuez constamment le bonheur parce que le bonheur augmentera quand vous le distribuez !

Rimanga costantemente felice e costantemente distribuisca la felicità perché la felicità aumenterà quando la distribuite!

The Meditators Path to a Quieter World

October 5, 2010

The Meditators Path to a Quieter World 더 고요한 세계로 가는 명상가의 길 There is good reason why many of us spend most of each day distracting ourselves with noise – whether singing or humming to ourselves, chattering to finds, family or colleagues, or leaving the radio or TV switched on. In the heart of silence, our most truthful inner voice can be heard, and we may well be discomforted, even frightened, by what we here and feel. Yet silence is our natural state of being, and we will never connect with its power and its truth unless we learn to be quiet.

우리들 중 많은 수가 소음으로- 혼자 노래 부르거나 콧노래를 흥얼거리든, 친구나 가족, 동료들과 수다를 떨든, 또는 텔레비전이나 라디오를 켜놓든, 여러 방법으로- 자기 자신의 주의를 딴 데로 돌리고 날마다 시간의 대부분을 보내는 데는 분명 그럴 만한 이유가 있다. 침묵의 한 가운데서 가장 진실된 내면의 음성이 들리는 수가 있는데 그것을 듣거나 느끼는 일이 불편하거나, 경우에 따라서는 두렵기까지 하기 때문이다. 그러나 우리 존재의 가장 자연스러운 상태가 침묵이며, 조용히 있는 법을 배우지 않는 한은 결코 그(우리 존재의) 힘과 진실에 연결될 수가 없다. 이하 첨부파일 참고하세요(For the rest of the article, please click the attached file below): MikeGeorge122-MeditatrsPath2QuietWorld.doc ⓒ Mike George 2009 글쓴이: Mike George(www.relax7.com) 번역제공: 한국브라마쿠마리스협회(www.bkkorea.org) 혹시 같은 메일이 하나 이상 들어오는 분은 알려주시기 바랍니다.

Dare to Live Part II The Courage

September 21, 2010

Only one thing stands in the way of a life lived daringly and that is our old friend fear! Whenever we do something daring it goes without saying fear is involved. If we did not know fear we would never need to take risks, never need to go to ‘the edge’, never step outside our comfort zones, never dare to live! Hence the idea of courage.

MikeGeorge120Dare2Live2.doc

Apathy, Sympathy or Empathy – What do YOU do?

September 15, 2010

Imagine someone walking onto a frozen pond. They reach the centre and the ice breaks and they fall in. There is someone standing by the edge of the pond watching. They have choices as to how they respond. They can walk away and let the person drown, they don’t care. Or they could just stand and spectate, feeling sorry for the drowning person but still not trying to help them. Or they could attempt to pull them out of the ice. But to do so they must not get too close as they may fall in themselves. So they must keep their distance while attempting to help

이하 첨부파일 참고하세요(For the rest of the article, please click the attached file below):
MikeGgeApathySympathyEmpathy.doc
ⓒ Mike George 2009
글쓴이: Mike George(www.relax7.com)


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