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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mental fatigue



What are the implications of mental fatigue?

People who are mentally fatigued are not at their best. This can lead to poor health, less creativity, lower productivity, compromised customer service, and suboptimal team work. The end result is lower profits and shareholder returns.
Perhaps just as worrying, is the belief by those surveyed that their leaders don’t have the will OR the skill to address this fatigue and create a high performing culture.
Research conducted by James Bailey and published in Harvard Business Review, revealed that whilst 79% of the surveyed 127 senior executives (from 18 countries) say they recognize the importance of renewal, only 35% say their firms have programs to encourage such activities.
More surprising is the finding that executives who recognize the value of renewal don’t do much to encourage their own direct reports to follow their example. Only 50% say they encourage renewal activities among their staffs.

Why is this so?

To quote Bailey:
“My interviews with corporate leaders suggest that the reason may have to do with the power of the corporate culture of soldiering on. Executives may worry that colleagues would snicker if they knew about the stamp collection or the daily meditation sessions. These vital activities might be perceived as signs of weakness.
So one of the most important things an organization can do to help executives reduce stress is to disabuse people of the idea that stoicism equals strength. They need to educate managers not only about the dangers of stress but also about the need for activities that reduce it. They should make it clear that the kind of strength the organization needs isn’t the strength of clenched teeth and masked feelings, but the strength that comes from reduced tension – in other words, that there is power in renewal.”

But what if things could be different?

What if we abandoned the (mostly) macho veneer of bravado identified by Bailey, and had some authentic conversations about what is really going on for leaders and their teams?
What if leaders led by example and committed to rituals that boosted their resilience, mood, and performance. In fascinating research conducted byTony Schwartz in collaboration with HBR, over 19,000 employees around the world were asked if their leaders modelled sustainable work life balance. He found that only 25% believed their leader lived a sustainable life.  Those leaders’ employees were found to be:
  • 55% more engaged,
  • 72% higher in health wellbeing,
  • 77% more satisfied at work, and
  • 15 times more likely to stay at the company.
  • They also reported more than twice the level of trust in their leaders.
What can we do about this?
We all (and particularly leaders)   need to create rituals that build our resilience, mood, and performance. Below are a couple of ideas you can take action on today.
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More on business stresses on my other website

Monday, February 1, 2016

Using the 5 headed snake as a canopy of protection

The title of this post comes from an ancient hindu scripture, namely the bhagavad gita, where krishna is seen lying in the lap of the 5 headed snake , taking a nap and protection from his host. Of course the 5 heads of the snake represent the 5 vices, anger, ego, lust, attachment and greed. Or can also obtusely be seen as also controlling the kundalini or energies of the body making them your servant instead of succumbing too them. And naturally the process for starting this shift is meditation, contemplation, introversion and self realization. As you go deeper these tools at times may rise there deadly heads and momentarily attack you, especially ego, but that just is an opportunity too go deeper into the self, and unlock that falsehood. Ego is a very deep one, but it is said, you succumb too one all of its brothers will also attack you. So enjoy the ride and the deep peace and bliss that comes as fruits of your efforts. Here is  a link going deeper into this subject. Namaste

Discovering the true self


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Armageddon Cults and death of the ego

With these two seemingly opposite ideals there is a common ground in between The classic end of days scenario comes from the Hopi Indians and there chief but its not an ending of civilisation as more a transition to a fifth time. My Guru once said that his aim was too become Incorporeal, viceless and Egoless. It seems too me the world we live in, realistically and internally, is a product of our thoughts and attitudes. And nano technology and micro thought emphasise thoughts and atoms too be interconnected (Deepak Chopra- Quantum Healing). And we can see the influence of our attitudes and actions on our body, daily. (Louise Hay- You can heal your life). My understanding is I am a soul and I inhabit my body, using it as a vehicle whilst taking my journey through this lifetime and beyond. So at my highest or first incarnation, perhaps this planet was new and sparkly and perhaps it will become that again. But too be brainwashed by a group or person or ideal that is not resonating with my true self, that is subservience and wasting one,s time.

Too further investigate my thoughts I have created this website Judgement Day
And a closer look at time itself I have created this website Time

Friday, January 22, 2016

What do Beatles and meditation have in common?

Daily Positive Thoughts: January 22, 2016: Name & Fame

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The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era.

Name & Fame
Mistakes, Failures & Rejections
are the part of progress & growth.
Nobody ever achieved anything worthwhile
without facing these three things.


Is Physical Relaxation The Road To Peace? 
It’s a common notion to think of peace as being closely related to the beauty of nature - the play of waves on a beach, the blowing of wind through a forest, the soaring and swooping of gulls; in short, anything away from the rush and hurry of the city. Alternatively we associate peace with some physical form of relaxation like headphones plugged into soothing music, a hot bath after a hard day, a brisk walk in the park, etc. In meditation we realize peace to be our very essence (nature); we realize very quickly, trying to extract peace from the world around us or even from some physical sensations in our own bodies gives us only a temporary experience of it.

Once we start meditating, we start to see physical relaxation as an escape from tension and not a solution for it; and the beautiful scenes of nature now no longer as sources radiating permanent peace. But in fact it is their mere absence of conflict, their harmony of colours, forms and sounds, which appeal to us. There is something in each of us, which cries out to be free from conflict. We discover that "small voice" or need is only our true nature demanding to be recognized. We realize that neither the body nor nature can give the peace that the soul was longing for, but it has to be tapped from within. Having found it, it remains constant, whether in the city or countryside, in comfort or discomfort. In the midst of noise and confusion, peace is really our own.



The Concept Of Letting Go (Part 2)

Another example (we had explained one yesterday) of how dependencies trap us, is that of the monkey; you can trap a monkey by giving it a jar with peanuts in it. The monkey puts its hand in the jar to get the peanuts. On having its hand full of peanuts it can't get it out of the jar, so it has got trapped. To free itself the only thing it has to do is let go of the peanuts and that way it will be able to take its hand out. That is how we are at times; we don't let go and we stay trapped in situations, in people, in the past.

Along the way, we will find a lot of jars with peanuts in and branches to settle down on - many scenes that will attract us and please us. The dependency begins, almost without our realizing, when we begin to feel the desire to be in these situations. Thepleasure turns into desire, the desire turns into need and the need turns into habit, then to dependence and finally into anaddiction. It is fine to enjoy the branches, but let us keep awake and alert - conscious of our freedom - in order not to fall into dependence; enjoying the branch or jar without it trapping us.

(To be continued tomorrow ...)
 



Soul Sustenance

Ruling The Kingdom Of The Mind (Part 3)


Rulers have ruled over different territories all across the globe since thousands of years. There was a time when rulers headed the complete world, a time when there was no trace of sorrow or hatred or injustice or disharmony in their kingdom. We know these rulers as devis and devtas or also gods and goddesses today. What was the secret of their success? They possessed, apart from the skills to rule, all the powers to succeed. So what is the secret of success for the spiritual king, which is me? I enhance my spiritual powers and make them a part of my personality trait set. How? The examples of thought suggestions which we explained in yesterday’s message – their practice. Thought suggestions coloured with the seven primary virtues – peace, love, joy, purity, bliss, power and truth. We have explained four virtue types in yesterday’s message. Our readers could give a thought to the remaining three.

These virtue coloured thoughts, when repeatedly brought into my conscious canvas everyday, seep inside me and colour my sub-conscious canvas, which then fills me, the spiritual king’s personality, with those seven virtues. Virtues in turn cause the creation and increase of spiritual powers inside me which in turn makes me mighty or strong, a king with the eight primary spiritual powers - the power to withdraw, the power to pack up, the power to tolerate, the power to accommodate, the power to face, the power to discriminate, the power to judge and the power to co-operate. Such a power-filled king is then obeyed by his ministers - the thoughts, feelings and emotions and his people - the attitudes, expressions, words and actions and all of them learn to respond to the outsiders i.e. external situations, in tune with their king’s personality i.e. in tune with the seven primary virtues and the eight primary powers. As the king, so his ministers. As the ministers, so his people – resulting in a harmony, love and joy filled atmosphere in the complete kingdom. Such an order filled kingdom is a kingdom of high self esteem, and is respected by other spiritual kings it associates with everyday because the kings who come in close connection with such a kingdom experience these virtues and powers from the kingdom and its people i.e. my complete self.


Message for the day

Be seated on the seat of an observer and you'll be able to enjoy the games of the situations that come your way. 
Expression: When something goes wrong, check if you are able to discriminate and take the right decisions. The more you are caught up in the situation, the more difficult it gets to take the right decision.

Experience: Each day practice looking at and appreciating the variety that life brings. Remind yourself that life would not be so interesting without this variety. Practice looking at all the situations in this way and you'll find yourself stable.
In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris more song connections Songs

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Positive Thoughts




Self-Mastery


Within each one of us there is a master of the universe. Not the universe out there but the inner universe of our thoughts and feelings, attitudes and actions. Most people realise too late what awaits within and how valuable it is. For too long we allow ourselves to be distracted and bewitched by all that is happening outside. To be the master of your inner world is to be the master of your own destiny. Are you going to be the master or a slave?


True progress
True progress brings progress in others as much as for the self. It is
usually believed that self-progress and progress of others is totally
separate. It is believed that where there is thought for the progress
of the self, there is selfishness and there is no benefit for those
around. In fact, selfishness in an extreme form can also have a
negative influence on those around. In whatever we do we have to check
and see if there is any benefit for others along with whatever benefit
we are getting. If there isn't we can check to see if there is a
better way of doing what we are doing which could have a positive
influence on at least one person. Then we will find ourselves
benefiting doubly. We will get the blessings from others along with
the personal benefit we get.


Directing Your Inner Orchestra (Part 1)

Our inner orchestra is made up of different music instruments - the different instruments are: our memories, desires, tendencies, mind, beliefs, emotions, feelings, fears, intuition, judgements, creativity, our imagination...

When you direct your inner orchestra well, you can remain unaffected by external influences without succumbing to them. When the orchestra directs you, you dance from one side to another without a clear direction and with a music that is not very harmonious or sweet; it is noisy and you suffer. Who is the director of this orchestra? You. Who are you? You - the consciousness, you - the soul, you - the being. When your consciousness is in charge, you make the orchestra play according to the inner voice of your being, according to your purest intentions and values. You can. You simply have to be awake, alert and attentive. If the director of the orchestra closes his eyes for a few moments and covers up his ears, what happens to the orchestra? You have to keep the eyes of your inner spiritual vision open; what is called the third eye. And listen with your heart, not with your physical heart but with the heart of your being. If your orchestra rules over you, and you - the director - are stiff, without flexibility, asleep, unsympathetic, you will not be able to achieve your dreams or arrive at the destiny that you would like to reach. And, to make things worse, when your orchestra dominates you, you are more vulnerable to being dominated by the orchestra of others. Or you will allow someone else to direct your inner orchestra. This is the ideal road on which to get trapped and suffer. Is this what you want?

(To be continued tomorrow ...)


Soul Sustenance

The Gender Of  God
In a large number of religious traditions, all over the world, God is always referred to as a male entity. But, just as the soul does not have a gender and is neither masculine nor feminine, God’s i.e. the Supreme Soul’s gender is neither male nor female specifically. Therefore, as a soul, a spiritual child of God, I can come close to God without any inhibitions or difficulty, which I may experience in any relationship in the physical world, due to the gender of the body I am occupying.

We need to take a look at the Supreme Being or God closely. The Supreme Being is the Supreme Mother who provides spiritual sustenance and whose love is full of unconditional acceptance. No matter what has happened, how my nature or personality may be, I experience unconditional acceptance from God. It's a love that strengthens me, as well as it purifies me. At the same time, God is also the Supreme Father, a very powerful entity, who provides protection and fills the soul with the inheritance of divine qualities and powers. It's a question of just being an innocent child and claiming that inheritance. These are the first two relationships that have to be experienced with God. The Supreme is a balance of being feminine, having the qualities of caring, giving and full of good wishes and masculine at the same time, having the qualities of power, authority and fearlessness. He is She and She is He. These two relationships with God, whereby God plays both the roles of both parents are the basis of my spiritual development. Spirituality introduces to us the concept of taking a new spiritual birth to the Supreme Father and Mother. This birth is based on a change of consciousness. One needs to let go of the negative, impure and sorrowful past and develop a new consciousness, based on the present introduction to spirituality, which is positive, pure and blissful. The awareness of the self as a soul changes my way of looking at things immensely, but the consciousness of being a child of God, who is the Mother as well as the Father and seeing others with that vision brings respect and love for myself. Then all these qualities start showing in my actions and interactions as well. 



Message for the day

Fulfill your promise instead of just keeping it in a file and you'll find progress. 

Expression: In all that you do throughout the day, check to what extent you are able to fulfill the promises that you make to yourself. Also check the reason for not being able to fulfill some promise that you have made recently.

Experience: Think of that promise that you had made to yourself recently that you had not been able to fulfill and think of the reason why you had made that promise and how important it is for you to fulfill that promise. When you practice in this way you'll find yourself getting enthusiastic to fulfill that promise.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

A friend of a friends blog on self truth

 
Our personal truths are our beliefs – and our beliefs are what we use to make our choices and decisions. This in turn plays a huge part in creating our own reality. 

Our truth is our belief and if that belief is that we are not deserving of any ‘good’, that we are worthless, stupid, not good enough etcetera, then that is our truth. It is what we believe about ourselves. 

Our truths and beliefs are held deep in our subconscious and affect us on a soul level. They are often not truths and beliefs that we consciously think about or recognize within ourselves; although we often see and judge them in others. 

The attributes and behaviors of others that irk and irritate us are often our own truths, and a reflection of what we ourselves are denying. We recognize the traits we ourselves possess on a subconscious level, and this irritates us. It is our response to our recognition of the behavior or belief that we ourselves hold within us. 

When we recognize what irritates us in others, we can begin to recognize our own negative beliefs and subconscious fears that come into play when creating our own reality. What we recognize as someone else’s vulnerability is a reflection of our own subconscious vulnerability. 

Changing our beliefs changes our personal truths, and this in turn changes our lives. 

As humans, we often make up many reasons why we cannot, will not and should not change our beliefs and truths. This is akin to being stuck with self-destructive negative truths that we believe about ourselves. 

Our truths and beliefs can sabotage our well-being on every level. 

When we choose to change the belief (our truth) that is causing disharmony (be it emotional, physical or mental) then our entire outlook changes along with it, newly creating our own reality to suit the positive changes. 

Once we reach self-awareness and truly understand ourselves, we are able to change our self-beliefs and internal truths. 

It can be as simple as deciding that we no longer want to be un-well (in any way). Once we make that decision, our truths can be changed and we are then able to manifest and create our own well ness, in effect, creating our own reality. 

Many invalid negative beliefs anchor themselves in our subconscious minds after a traumatic experience and/or reinforcement by others. By doing some inner-work and acknowledging our truths and believes, we are able to change our reality. 

By changing the belief and taking control of our inner-truths we are able to heal ourselves, body and soul, and our lives and create wellness on all levels. 

When we make the connection between what we feel, what we think, what we believe within ourselves and what we are manifesting into our lives, we fully participate in creating our own reality. 

Loving our self is the most important thing that we can do, and most often it is something that we forget. 
Creating our own reality is empowering; but we need to ensure that the reality we create for ourselves is a positive one. 

Joanne Walmsley 
Found on http://bodysoulmind.net

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Some key facts too the specialities and development of your personality

These facts i'm about to touch upon come from an undisclosed source and may appear mind boggling or they may just easily fit into your already created concepts of the soul and the human personality. I definitely believe in my heart of hearts they are true and accurate, but as you well know metaphysical fact and spiritual truths are impossible to prove using scientific checks and balances or even religious texts. It's all depending on the eye of the beholder, so too speak (the third eye that is).

So here we go fellow journeyers . I learnt these set of facts from journeying too India 25 times over 25 years. The soul in its original form is a conscious entity but being devoid of a body and 5 sense organs has all its powers and personality latent just like a seed waiting too germinate. In fact it is like a seed but its structure is that of light , but not an ocean of light, more like a star ready to be born. In fact we sit in a world of golden red light waiting to play our part on this world drama stage. The higher power or God also sits there, also a star of light, the higher power known as Godhead etc is different in he never uses a womb to take physical birth.

At some point in time, time being the optimum or relevant word, the star of light moves from its highest consciousness and enters the realm of the 5 elements. Time doesn't exist in the world of Golden red light because there are no points of framework to compare it too. So practically the star enters the physical realm and becomes a soul in a fetus soon to become a body and express its destiny, its latent characteristics on this world of atoms and molecules. And then expression and programming take place simultaneously. For example the parents will love the child, mother nature will feed the child, the child will have experiences and its personality will develop and be moulded according to its environment A typical personality trait will be language. The parents may be telepathic and have xray vision like Superman's parents  and thus the child also replicates that speciality.

The child may be born into a family that speaks hindu, or a world with sabre tooth tigers or I pads etc, these all will influence the child in positive or negative ways. But the key point in all this expansion and development of the child and his or her brain is the soul always has the ability to tap into its original memory of what it was like as a star in our original home. Now whether they want too or not that is an entirely different thing. They may be having too much fun, or there brains are otherwise occupied.

But upon death the soul will automatically leave that body, why, because the vehicle cannot sustain itself anymore. Now the tricky part that many disagree upon. The soul cannot return home at that point in time, it may have a memory of that place but it will lack the capacity to fly home, hence it is trapped in the cycle of birth and death. The Buddhists would disagree and others would rather incarnate as an eagle or something. But neither of these things occur, We reincarnate in our own species as does a dog or cricket or goldfish
. And we can only return all together at a fixed point in time (earth time that is) too our highest point, and this will occur, mark my words, when the 5 elements can't support us anymore. Probably sooner than later.

Some food for thought