Monday, December 4, 2006

starting the week off right

Seven Habits of Enlightened Souls
Author unknown

BE QUIET. At least once a day, sit down.

There is a source within each one of us called the spirit or soul. It is a crime to disturb the inner peace. This peace is our power to create positive things in our life.

Try speaking softly and slowly than your usual way. Speaking this way is more powerful because it attracts the peace in others. Just be aware of your words. Savor their energy and rhythm.

2. LET GO. Don’t hold on to anything with your hand or with your mind.

Many think that doing this means losing. If you don’t release the old, you can’t get anything new. This requires detachment. Letting go means moderating excessive attachment to material possessions, to emotions, or to the status quo or comfort zones in our lives.

3. LET IT BE. We are great fixers of other peoples’ lives.

We’re trying to write somebody else’s script. We are absent from our own lives because we’re busy living the life of others. Acceptance and contentment are the first steps to healthy relationships. An example is our appreciation of the moon, which is beyond change. We never dream of wanting to change or influence it, nor have we the slightest remorse that the same face of the moon is always turned toward us: we have no need to see the dark side. Extend this deep feeling of acceptance to the people we meet.

4. LISTEN IN. use your intuition, the inner tutor and the voice of wisdom.

Because we have held on to our false beliefs for so long, we ignore and distrust our inner voice and tell it to shut up. The process of enlightenment is the process of learning to trust that inner voice once again.

5. WAKE UP. Habits are programmed by our external conditioning.

Write our habits then decide which ones to strike out and replace them with virtues. Visualize the virtue you want to create and empower that image. For example, if you want to develop patience, visualize yourself as a patient person. Watch, feel and manifest patience in every action you do until it becomes your behavior. Waking up is to consciously choose your behavior and thereby create the personality (character) you want. Never believe anyone who says, “You can never change”.

6. KNOW YOURSELF. Look behind the “I want” attitude, those desires that make us need things that are not necessary.

The truth is, happiness is a choice, not a chore; a decision to bring out from the self. Affirm that you are happiness, a source of happiness.

7. PASS IT ON. Take one idea from this article then pass it on to another.

You empower yourself and the other as you share this truth. This is also giving value to the time you spent reading this. Life is like a river, constantly flowing. The highest purpose of rivers is to nourish plants and people who are fellow travelers in the journey of life. Our highest purpose is to nourish others. Like the river, the greatest gift one can give is wisdom. Through this, you empower yourself as well as others.

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Hi! Let's all try to add more positivity in this world and adhere to the saying, "if you don't have anything nice to say, keep silent."

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