October 17, 2008 00:21 by anisha
Operate from commitment and not complaint. Let your identity not depend on others.
If others have told you that you are a great speaker,
then you feel you are a great speaker. So your identity is dependent on others.
In fact, others create your identity. Others validate you. It is painful, as you
have invested much on others. Your image is in the hands of others. The fact is,
the real 'I' in us is not created by others. The lower self is a product of
others, but the higher self is our essence. The higher self is a presence. It is
awareness. We have not learnt to operate from that state of being. Hence, we are
alien to ourselves.
Don't settle scores with others. Create a bliss body and not a hurt body. Learn to expand others' comfort zones and not increase discomfort zones. Learn to convert a sexual act into a prayerful act.
Create a learning and rejoicing family. Learn to be a good finder and not a fault-finder. Present your point of view and not impose your point of view. Focus on togetherness and not differences. Let a difference be a learning point and not a fighting point. Let us rise above differences than be victims of differences.
~ Swami Sukhabodhananda