Posts Tagged "commitment"

Rising in Love vs. Falling in Love

Posted by on Apr 14, 2010 in Article, Consciousness, Love | 1 comment

Between 19th – 20th September 2009 I went on a very transformational spiritual retreat organised by the Chinmaya mission about how to rise in love (called the higher love of selflessness or Prema), which is the opposite of falling in love (called the lower love of attachment or Sneha). The distinction between Prema and Sneha is very clear, but is blurred by our existing notions about love and so as humans we think that loving always brings pain because our relationships don’t seem to work out. I shall try to summarise what I learnt in as few sentences as possible so that you...

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The Society of Saints – Saadh Sangat

Posted by on Feb 21, 2010 in Article, Quote, Sikh Dharma | 1 comment

Sikh Dharma continually emphasises the importance of Saadh Sangat or Holy Company. When nothing else works, the only way out is to choose to commit oneself to a group of people that meets regularly, worships regularly, eats food cooked with consciousness and blessings regularly and sings the praises of God regularly. When the individual concept has become too distorted, complicated or ineffectual, then only the group concept can help to balance it out and give the individual the necessary direction, vitality and vision. This is most beautifully and intricately described in this hymn by Guru...

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Completion of 40 Days of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in Article, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation | 3 comments

Today (1st of February 2010), I have successfully completed 40 days of 31 minutes of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, which is the first 40 day meditation I have ever completed – a true milestone in my life! There have been many challenges along the way and events happening that have tried to interrupt my meditation practice, but I have always been able to move around the circumstances and do my meditation more or less at 9:15pm every day for 40 days. It certainly required commitment, but it was not difficult to follow this commitment through as I might have imagined previously. Initially doing...

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Keeping the heart healthy: The Result

Posted by on May 22, 2009 in Article, Consciousness, Happiness, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation | 2 comments

Sat Naam! So, the experiment with doing regular running daily has had real benefits and my heart is definitely healthier in just a month. I’m fascinated at the difference in my health so rapidly! I can run on average for 15 – 20 minutes now and without too much exhaustion. The longest I’ve so far run for is 25 minutes, and that was pushing all my boundaries, but then again, God loves to push my boundaries! Running is such a beautiful thing. Absolute freedom! And afterwards I’m sweating all over, which is such a good feeling (without trying to sound too much like a...

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7 Steps to Happiness

Posted by on Jan 31, 2009 in Article, Happiness | 0 comments

According to SSS Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, there are 7 steps to happiness, “The known formula for happiness is: Commitment will give you character. That will give you dignity. That will give you divinity. That will give you grace. That will give you the power to sacrifice. Then you’ll feel achieved, and you’ll be happy”. Commitment – Commitment to your word means doing what you say and saying what you’ll do in all of your personal and business activities. Your word should be final, definitive and exact. There are no maybes or excuses in a commitment, it is...

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