Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Living without Regrets but with Reason

How many times do we say “I regret doing that” or “I regret not doing that”. How often do we look back on our lives and thinking “I should have rather done that” or “I wish I didn’t do that”. This way of thinking drags our spirit down, making us feel unhappy and depressed. 

 We can’t help thinking about our past and having regrets, but the secret is to change the way you view your regrets or mistakes. No decision you’ve made is a mistake. The mistakes you’ve made in the past is just a way to change the course of your life. Each one of us has a purpose to fulfill. You might not know what it is yet, but the mistakes we’ve made changed the course of our lives, bringing us closer to fulfill our divine purpose in life. 

 Replace the word “Regret” with “Reason”. When you look back on your past, don’t regret your decisions, but try to discover what the reasons are for those decisions. You will realize that each “mistake” you’ve made has a reason to it. A failed marriage could mean that the person you were with, might have hold you back from the life you were meant to live. That promotion you didn’t get at work, means that it was not meant to be. You have a higher purpose in life – analyze each “mistake” and you’ll find the reason why. 

 Where you are right now is where you are meant to be. Your “mistakes” guided you to where you are now. All the heartache and pain you’ve experienced is the key to your purpose in life. Every disappointment makes us grow stronger, equipping us to help others. See your past as your schooling – the more pain and struggle you experience – the stronger you’ll get to fulfill your purpose.

Remember, nothing happens to you but happens for you. There is a reason why things happened to you and your duty is to discover the reason. 

 There are no regrets, just reasons.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Money makes us poor

In modern society our success is measured in how much money we have. Money gives people the sense of entitlement, the more money we have, the bigger our ego gets. The root to all unhappiness is money. Millions of marriages end up in divorce because of the lack of money or too much of it. People lose their humanity because of money, it becomes their sole driving force in life. Money becomes people’s god, they spend all their time trying to make money or thinking about money.
But money can’t buy you happiness or any other virtue. Money makes us blind to the important things in life, like love, happiness and compassion. We get so caught up in our daily grind to make a living that we forget to live life. The quest for money makes us spiritually poor, we don’t take time to think about life and to discover our purpose in life because out whole being is consumed by the love of money.
There are still societies in the world that live without money. In modern terms they are poor, but spiritually they are the richest people in the world. The live a humble life, but they are happy. They all work together to help each other, they have a strong bond with their families and they love one another. These societies take time out to practice their spiritual traditions and to become better people. Money has no value to them, their wealth is measured by their love and compassion for each other.
Unfortunately we need money to survive in modern society. But that is all money should be to us, to survive, to put food on the table, to put clothes on our bodies and to put a roof over our heads. That is all money should be to us, just a means to survive. We should use our time to enrich our lives with the spiritual virtues. Our lives will be filled with love and peace if we have compassion for others and by helping others, we will have a rich soul. We will experience a happiness that no money can buy us.

The daily grind to make money consumes our time. It makes us numb to our spiritual needs. Time is a precious commodity and we have to use it wisely. 
We should use our time to enrich our lives and not try to get rich.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Discovering your authentic self

The key to a blissful life filled with love and peace is to live a life true to yourself. With the conditioning of modern society and the pressures of our daily grind to make a living, our minds get consumed by the lifestyle society expects from us. Where we live, what car we drive, what clothes we wear, what we eat, how we behave is all determined by society’s standards. To be truly free, we have to release ourselves from society’s expectations.
The only way to discover your true self and to receive direction in our lives is to clear our minds from all our worries and anxieties. A simple life, free from all the complications of modern society, will enable us to live a joyful life. To attain clarity on the path we have to follow, we need to fill our minds with positive energy and to the only way to achieve this, is to take time out of our busy lives, surround us with nature and meditate on what really makes us happy.
Meditation is the most powerful practice in the world. There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better. Meditation is the most important thing we can do and it is the only real antidote to our own personal sorrows, and to the anxieties, fears, hatreds, and general confusions that beset the human condition.
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energized states of mind. Meditation has a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.
There are many different meditation techniques, but all meditation has one common goal – to rid our minds of fears and anxieties, to bring us to a state of calmness and peace and when our minds our calm, intuitive revelations on how we should live our lives will manifest itself. If you’re new to meditation, start off slowly, remember it is a process. Start off by taking just a few minutes in the morning for yourself. Find a quiet place, where you won’t be disturbed and just concentrate on your breathing. Imagine on every inward breath that you’re inhaling peace and happiness and every outward breath that you’re exhaling al your fears, anxieties and darkness in your life.

From this simple start you will naturally progress to a deeper form of meditation and you will receive clarity on the path you should follow. You will discover your purpose in life and what you should do to make this world a better place for every living creature.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Each one of use has a purpose in life and our goal is to discover and live it

How many times do we feel or hear from others that life is getting to me. The perception of most people is that life is just too much, too complicated.  The way we live our lives is the cause of all unhappiness, depression, drugs, suicide, divorces and even murder.
Modern society is all about money, because the law of modern society is that with money you buy your happiness, your love and your peace. But money is the root to a dysfunctional life. It is all about ego, image and materialistic possessions. We were taught to measure out self-worth according to the materialistic laws of society. From early in our lives were are conditioned to believe that we can only be happy if we are successful in our careers and earn a lot of money. And it never ends, the more you have, the more you want. Because with each materialistic goal you reach, the fulfillment is short lived and we move on to an even higher materialistic goal, for there’s always someone who’s got more than you.
The pursuit of happiness by accumulating materialistic possessions is the biggest lie of modern society. The belief is that the more you own, the happier you would be. That is so wrong! We all know the saying: “Money can’t buy you happiness”. So why devote your whole life to money? What does it really mean to have a fancy house our driving a luxury car? In our modern society nobody cares about what you have or who you are – everybody just cares about themselves. There is no community of loving people enjoying each other’s company and sharing inspiration for life. Every person is just out there for their own gain.
People are unhappy with their lives because they don’t have more money. This causes depression and pushes people to suicide and drugs. Most marriages end up in divorce because of money.
So the answer is so simple. Remove money as your driving force and goal in life.
The secret to a happiness, love and peace, is to find your purpose in life. Each one of us was put on earth to fulfill a task. And only when you release yourself from the day to day grind of making money and instead take time for yourself, you’ll never discover your purpose in life. Each one of us has a different purpose, our own purpose is defined by what suffering and pain we experienced in our lives. The secret is to grow and learn from your pain and to help others suffering the same pain. To encourage and help those people though their difficult times.
When you discover and live your purpose in life, you’ll experience heavenly love, peace and happiness. Your life will be complete, no more chasing after materialistic idols, but pursuing happiness by helping others, help other people to be happy and make them feel accepted by others. You can’t have what you don’t give. If you want love, show love to others and your life will be filled with love. If you want happiness, fill other’s lives with happiness and your life will overflow with happiness.

When you free yourself from the conditioning of modern society and the chase after money, you will experience the ultimate peace. You will be at peace with yourself, your circumstances and be at peace that you’ve made the world a better place by fulfilling your calling or purpose. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Why do I have to endure so much Suffering and Emotional Pain

All of us endure some kind of suffering or pain in our lives. Some people more than others, but the secret is that the bigger your pain and suffering is, the bigger your purpose in life is. Everything in life happens for a reason. So don’t complain about your bad situation, but grow from it.

Bad things happen in our lives to redirect us to the path we have to follow. When we are on the wrong path, something bad will happen to take us off that path. Sometimes a bad situation or emotional pain lasts for a long time and is not necessary just a single event that took place. We must see suffering as a blessing as it enable us to grow as a person, to become stronger and wiser. It gives you the opportunity to look at your life objectively, to analyze it and find the answer to what our purpose in life is. Your suffering is your tool to help other people with their pain. Remember, whatever happened to you, also happened to millions of other people and by growing strong through your own suffering, you can guide other people to their purpose.

Suffering sets us free from a conventional lifestyle and takes us closer to an authentic life, a life of freedom. Through suffering and pain, we will discover our purpose and passion in life, it will guide us on our path of a new way of living.

Count yourself lucky if you experience emotional pain and suffering, because you will grow from it, take a different path than the one your one now and you will live a fulfilling life. Consider pain and suffering as a blessing for through it you will realize your purpose in the world. You will discover the reason for living.

Always remember that Everything in Life Happens for a Reason and we have to learn and grow from it.