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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 Story of Prajapita Baba, the Father of the People

On 18th January here at the Brahma Kumaris we celebrated the day of Prajapita Baba (or Brahma Baba), the Father of the people. This is the day which he left his mortal coil. He was an extremely pure soul and very faithful to God. He had excellent leadership qualities and was also a great visionary. He was a very royal soul with an excellent character. I always feel inspired by this incredible super hero who was full of courage [...]

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 [...]

Creating Heaven on Earth

Yesterday I had a great time at work and managed to create a peaceful environment for others. The return of that was my colleague seeing me as a “special soul”. I work with children so it is no easy feat to create peace for others. Here are my top tips for creating heaven in your life: Keep on helping the self and others. Having a pure attitude, pure thoughts and pure actions will create good karma for you. Behave as though you [...]

Health Awareness

I recently attended a seminar on health awareness so that I can improve my health condition. I learnt some very useful things. The morning was divided between the three health care speakers: Dr. Prashant, Coordinator of the Brahma Kumaris Cambridge Center, Dr. Isabella Llewelyn, GP in North London, with a special interest in nutrition, cancer research and energy medicine, director of her own practice at Brent health care, and Helen Wall, from Birmingham, Five Elements Acupuncturist. The talk began with an interesting statistic that [...]

International Yoga Day

Last year was the first time that the world celebrated International Yoga Day officially. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day, saying that by changing lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. ”Noting that Yoga is “an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition”, he said: “It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.” I [...]

Self-empowerment

Earlier this week I was able to develop the power to make a more permanent change to one of my negative personality habits. It was a habit ingrained in me since childhood and I had managed to get rid of it temporarily but then it returned. Since trying Raja Yoga Meditation I have now been able to start overcoming it and working on making a permanent improvement using my connection with God. There are lots of ways towards self-empowerment using [...]

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, [...]

How to manage your mind

The battery of the soul has been discharging with history. We used to believe that by worshipping God we would please Him and our problems would be solved. Then when our problems were not solved we would start feeling annoyed, angry and dissatisfied etc…  Recently we have started wasting our time watching TV and entertaining ourselves with computer games. We also eat junk food to make us feel good.  Now we know that we are in charge of our [...]

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