The Pauses between the words are what give meaning to the sentence.
So also in our lives, moments of silence, inner reflection, meditation, quietness, stillness, self-observation will bring forth the joy of life itself. Life is complete for a person who is very connected to their inner Self. There is no Outer Me and Inner Me, there is only one being – the SELF.
It is NOT how I look, or the things that I have, or my roles and titles that make me “who I am,” rather it is my values and beliefs that portray “who I am.”
Let us take a moment to reflect on these questions:
- Who Am I?
- What are my Values and Beliefs?
“We are spiritual beings having a human experience.“
~ Swami Vivekananda
How do I believe it? What is belief anyway – experiencing it? Hmm… if I can experience it I can believe it. Then the right question is: How do I experience my “spirit?”
“I am a spirit”
I have a body and a mind, but that is not Me. My body is mortal- not my spirit. The one and only quality of the spirit is “Pure Joy…”
We are ALL unique and different – in our physical appearances, in gender, in our thinking, but the life-force within all of us- Is it different?
Let us focus on the similarities rather than the differences. And if all our spirits are identical ………
Now let us ask ourselves these questions about our values:
- Do I treat everyone alike?
- If I truly believe everyone is the same spirit, where does prejudice, judgment, jealousy, hatred, greed, anger, etc come from? There is nothing to hate or forgive, but to simply live in harmony with each other, isn’t it? Is it so hard…..?
Yes – it is!!! Until I TRULY believe and experience my spirit every moment in my life.
Then how do I go about it? Practice: Silence …Self Reflection…. Meditation…..Kindness….. Forgiveness…….Compassion……Prayer