Inner Engineering, a journey of self-transformation, uniting with God and living in harmony with the self and others.
The materialistic world can be overwhelming, and finding our inner calling can be quite difficult due to our demanding lifestyle- all we need to do, is to slow down , and find a quiet time to reflect back to your life and live more sensibly.
Here are the various Spiritual Principles I try to live by on a daily basis, inspired by spiritual being:
1 . ACCEPTANCE
Lao Tzu was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, and as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religion
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
We encounter situations in our daily life, where we can transform & change things and turn out the way we want, but sometimes things happen when we can’t control, and we keep on trying over and over to fix them, and it won’t work out…this is when we need to let go, surrender, and trust God’s plan-
To learn to accept, you can repeat and remind yourself daily with the Serenity Prayer: “God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference”.
2. LIVE YOUR TRUTH
A pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine and author of dozens of best-selling books on Eastern philosophy and personal transformation, Deepak Chopra, MD, is known for bringing traditional wisdom to contemporary issues.
Share your uniqueness with the world. Live your dharma, your truth, from the core of your being
We need to be in touch with our real selves. We spend a great deal of time worrying about who we ought to become, but we should instead take time to be who we already are at heart. We might rediscover a generous impulse, or a playful side we had forgotten, or simply an old affection for long walks. Our ego is often in the way of our true self, which must be found by being receptive to the outside world rather than focusing on some critical, too-ambitious internal image. Nature is particularly useful for finding ourselves. Each part of nature can remind us of a quality we admire and should cultivate ourselves—the strength of the mountains, the resilience of trees, the cheerfulness of flowers.
Tell your truth and embrace who you are, Act with integrity, Remain unswayed by the need to be liked, Do not fear authority, Respect your personal dignity and others’, Remain self-reliant, not dependent on others, Do not blind yourself with denial and self-deceptions, Practice tolerance, Become slow to anger and quick to forgive, Aim to understand others as well as you understand yourself
3. REMAIN GRATEFUL
Jalal Ad Din Muhammad Rumi
I have recently read the 40 Rules of Love, and I have been graced and amazed by the wisdom of Jalal ad din Muhammad Rumi, the poet theologian, and Sufi Mystic.
Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet and spiritual thinker and to say the least, his wonderful and soul-stirring work has captured the imagination and moved millions over many cultures and over many centuries.
Also, not to forget to mention that feeling good, feeling joy and gratitude and happiness flood our systems with “feel good” chemicals like endorphins that elevate our sense of well being.
As Rumi so wisely puts it, allow gratitude to feed your life, and to nourish your spirit
4. LEARN TO FORGIVE
Mother Teresa, Missionary nun, is perhaps best known for her work in India, where for over 50 years she aided the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying. Typically when we think of Mother Teresa, images of ultimate sacrifice, care, love and devotion come to mind. Between how she lived her life and the more than thousands of lives she touched in some way or another, she has certainly made our list of exemplars of love and forgiveness in governance.
‘People ask me what advice I have for a married couple struggling in their relationship. I always answer: pray and forgive. And to young people from violent homes, I say pray and forgive. And again even to the single mother with no family support: pray and forgive’
Letting go the bitterness in our heart once we get hurt and betrayed isn’t easy to deal with. Some people spend their entire lives holding their grudges and refusing to let go and move forwarding, allowing the pain and sadness to overrule their lives.
Mother Theresa’s prayer help us to stay grounded and remind us that only by letting go, we will experience, the light and love: People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.
5. BECOMING WHAT YOU BELIEVE
Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist; The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Her recent collaboration with Deepak, on an amazing guided mediation (you can find it on https://chopracentermeditation.com/ ) shows us and guide us to us beautiful journey to reflect back on our self-beliefs.
“You don't become what you want, you become what you believe.”
Your life is a reflection of the way you think. . . . You are creating your own reality show every day, in every experience and every encounter. . . . What you believe is what you become, and one person can make a difference, and that person is you."
Watch what you're thinking about yourself, be it negative or positive. Make sure the thoughts that keep repeating themselves in your mind are encouraging, because you can very quickly turn into the person you're telling yourself you are.
When we learn to tap into the innate power of our beliefs, we become the author of our own life. You are what you believe. And belief is, perhaps, one of the most powerful forces in life.
Choose an inspirational quote everyday, practice it, live it & share it.