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Discover the ‘I’ in ‘Me’

Saturday, 18 August 2012 - 9:00am IST | Agency: dna
All of us are living in a world where things are contrary to how we would wish them to be, and in which situations can occur suddenly and out of the blue.

All of us are living in a world where things are contrary to how we would wish them to be, and in which situations can occur suddenly and out of the blue. This leaves us wondering what will happen next and creates a question mark about the future. Today, it is not a question of something unexpected not happening; instead, it is a question of when the unexpected does happen, how do we then rise above it and support others to do the same?

It is our mind that experiences whatever we pass through it, like happiness, sorrow, or anxiety. In a way, it can be said that we are ‘slaves’ to whatever happens in our mind. Our minds are swept this way and then that way. If we want to be able to face these insecurities and rise above them, then we need to become masters of our minds. By becoming one, we can remain stable and unharmed in any situation and respond positively.

So, in order to deal with this and be a support to others no matter what happens, we need to prepare our minds in the right way. For this, we need to understand what ‘the mind’ is and ‘who is the master of the mind.’ When we speak about the mind we say ‘my mind.’ Who is the one saying ‘my’ or ‘mine’? If I say ‘my’ mind, then surely ‘I’ must be the master of my mind, right?

We need to ask ourselves these questions: Who am I? What is mine? In doing so, we come into the awareness of the inner ‘I.’ Our big mistake is to not understand who is saying ‘I’ and ‘mine.’ When we recognise ‘I,’ we can reclaim our inner (soul) power, and by doing so, we would become masters of our minds.

The writer is an international speaker, spiritual educator and experienced meditation teacher. Email him at nikunjji@gmail.com or visit www.brahmakumaris.com




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