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Overcoming Negative Influences

Question: How can we stop the negative influence of people who are close to us and enable them to change their thinking pattern? Answer: This is a curious question. I don’t know if you have ever made the attempt to change anyone.  I don’t believe I have met anyone who has been successful in that effort.  In fact, it is possible to expend a great deal of time and energy in such pursuits, without getting any success. If you feel someone is having a [...]

The Power of Zeal and Enthusiasm

What is the first thought you have when you open your eyes in the morning? Is it a positive thought or a negative one? The first thought you have in the morning will usually determine how your day goes by. I am working on keeping the thought that ‘I am loved’ to make my day go well and develop the power of zeal and enthusiasm. You could also try a point of self respect such as “I am worthy ”. [...]

New Beginnings

The month of January is a time for making New Year’s resolutions. One of my goals this year is not to miss early morning meditation. My role model is Brahma Baba. This soul used to wake up at 1am to do meditation every day for 34 years without fail. It is good to set goals and aspire to be better. If we don’t aim high then how can we achieve? They say it takes 21 days to make a new [...]

The Way to move away from the Fear of Fear

You’re sitting alone, quietly watching TV, and the front door is suddenly thrown open. Your breathing speeds up, your heart races and your muscles tighten. After a split second you realise it’s the wind, and that no-one is trying to break in. Yet, your mind went into overdrive, projecting and imagining demons, monsters or criminals. For that split second you were so afraid, you reacted as if your life was in danger, but, in reality there was no danger [...]

Full of all virtues

Right now I am focusing on being full of all virtues and full of all powers.  I think self-respect is the most important as it will clear all other obstacles and if you can see your own good qualities you will be happy all the time. All virtues can be obtained from staying peaceful in any situation. With the virtue of peace all other virtues are developed. To stay peaceful, one technique is soul consciousness. Another powerful technique is God [...]

Spiritual Growth in a Group Environment

For the past few months I have been regularly studying on the advanced course of meditation offered at the Brahma Kumaris Global Cooperation House in London. It is the international centre of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.  For the first time I am getting involved in a group environment on a long term basis. Through being in a group environment I am experiencing spiritual growth and attaining gradual success. I used to study at the local BK centre in [...]

How to bring positive change into your life

The mind is a very powerful tool and thoughts can be used to trigger visualisation which triggers the power to discern. This depends on our focus and our consciousness. When we concentrate with the power of the mind and intellect through visualisation together with the attitude of determination, then success is guaranteed. I attended a class on “everything you needed to know in meditation” and I have learned that visualisation gives us the power of discernment and improves our concentration. [...]

The Power of Truth

It takes time to build up a trusting relationship. Being truthful, simple, kind and open is one way to earn the trust of others. But what does real honesty mean? I have been reading a book which has deep spiritual knowledge called “Divine Virtues of the Soul”. It explains that real honesty means seeing only the good qualities of others and believing that they have inherent good qualities. It also means having faith in their ability to change. It also means [...]

How to be happy no matter what

I used to believe I would be happy once I found a job, or when others changed…Having the guidance of the One has helped me to accept situations and people. I am developing maturity and becoming fearless thanks to the One. People may still try to take my happiness away and I am learning not to be ruled by others. I am learning to live in the present and be content with it. The good news is that happiness [...]

My self-worth

Recently I have started reminding myself of my good qualities during my early morning meditation. This is one way of keeping happy, strengthening your good qualities and appreciating the self. It helps me to stay in my self-respect too. Yesterday I attended a BK course on self-worth/self-esteem and it was amazing..so here’s what I learnt. Our consciousness i.e. what we keep in our awareness affects our spiritual stage. Having self-worth means self-acceptance, self-appreciation, being confident and having faith in the self, [...]

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