Cast Your Struggles On The Sky

Surely, my struggles must be smaller than the entire Universe and her capacity to accommodate them and a zillion others.“Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.”

J. Donald Walters, a.k.a. Swami Kriyananda, 1926 – 2013, Author, Lecturer, Music Composer, Founder of Ananda (Global Spiritual Community)

When I was little, I used to place all my struggles in my hand, hold it up and look at the sky. Zillions of stars and planets I could see embedded within its carpet… the infinite sky.

I compared them both and found my (more…)

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What Is Ego? Who Is Controlling It?

 'You! Stop judging,' the judge demands. 'You, yourself are judging!' proclaims the other judge. This is Ego.

“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.”

Deepak Chopra, Writer/Author, Public Speaker, New Age/Spiritual Advocate

Ego is part of me. How can I deny that?

Even though I look at this side of me as the devil — he may only exist as a devil if (more…)

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A Message For A Wounded Heart

Q: What is the difference between being mean to yourself and to others? A: Nothing. - Message for a wounded heartIt’s odd, that when someone hurts another person, kills a bit of nature for their own common conveniences or neglects a wounded animal… all the negative attention and criticism comes flooding down their way.

But, when you are bashful to yourself, compare yourself with others to measure your own self-esteem or do things outside of your integrity to climb up in society’s eyes… people often stay reserved from you and your personal agendas.

Let us not give in to external judgement — (more…)

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Upset? How To Get Out Of Pain

If you really have to, think about why you are upset, rather than what or who upset you. Get out of pain.

So we may be upset and wonder how to get out of pain. It is imprisonment, we are caged in and pushed into this feeling.

Nothing we do can seem to shake it off.

So we look outside — something which is of human nature — it could be easier to deal with our pain as if it is something external that is imposing on us.

Of course. It would be so simple if this struggle was caused by another entity other than our own selves. Then we need not take personal ownership. We would not need to do much about it. (more…)

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Moving A Step Beyond Pain And Struggle

moving beyond pain and struggle “If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet.”

 – Neil Simon, Playwright, Screenwriter, Author

Pain and struggle: our inevitable experience. Whilst we have accepted it as part and parcel of our lives, is there really something more we can do?

Perhaps just a bit more…

Just as someone may be there for another, to sit down and talk with another, who is yelling out for (more…)

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