If you ever want to improve on something, you need to work at it. There is no easy way through life without ever having to put our soul into doing, into applying, into practising – those very things that promotes a ‘growth mindset’ and ‘conscious leadership’.
It is not enough to just read e.g. quotes, inspirational or motivational books, attend inspiring seminars etc., without having to apply those underlying principles. I am referring to some basic underlying principles such as ACCEPTANCE, GRATITUDE and HUMILITY. Those principles that govern how we live our lives on a deeper and more meaningful level. These principles that strengths your learning, your practice, and enables you to take responsibility for your actions (rather than blaming others).
The results are evident in the application – taking some form of action (in doing), otherwise things remain the same. If they do change, it may just be on a superficial level. Those principles have in many cases been tried and tested by yourself (without being fully conscious), and others that you respect and admire.
The challenges which we face are in the application of those fundamental principles (apparent in our materialistic world), which are difficult to live by let alone practise. That is our real test!
Just as we frequently clean up our homes, we also need to clean up our lives. There are times we really need to get rid of stuff that no longer serves us – and be unafraid to let go. You may find all sorts of reasons or excuses not to do this, and continue in allowing your internal dialogue to keep that very tight hold over you.
Cleaning up our homes is physical, whilst cleaning up our lives is spiritual. Cleaning up our lives spiritually is far deeper, as it is cleaning up our hearts – the lies, the hate, the envy, the rivalry, the pain – those bad thoughts about others. Cleaning out those very things that clogs up our hearts, preventing us from progressing. You have to make it important enough for your mental, emotional and physical well-being. It makes no essence in fussing about your home, when yet your heart is filled with clutter.
When things begin to hinder our lives, we need to consider decluttering our homes as well as our lives – in cleaning up your act.
When God orders changes to occur, chaos ensues, as struggle breaks out between materialism and spiritualism. For decades, materialism was allowed to reign, in promoting a material culture.
Materialism was happy in taking full responsibility, dominating whilst promoting technology, economic wealth and advancement in science.
Materialism prospered globally, though selfishly destroying our oceans, our land, our food, and our mind, all for its own personal gain. After a series of global setbacks, struggles, wars, greed, caused by the materialistic culture, the next stage of civilisation, is to give spiritualism the reigns again.
As we move forwards, the responsibility will be bestowed to spiritualism, as a civilisation that is to become more God-centered, spiritual way of thinking. We should not lose sight, of the writhe caused by materialistic gains.
More of us are leaning towards spirituality, and that which leads to increasing happiness and prosperity. No wonder things are not going well in our lives, as we selfishly continue only thinking of our own convenience.
Personally, I welcome a world in pursuit of spiritual wisdom and values, rather than material gains. As we are all fully aware, material gains, does not necessarily lead to peace nor happiness.
Happy New Month ~ March
Wishing you all a new month overflowing with FAITH.
It was not so long ago, back at the beginning of February that I was talking about each month coming up with a word that we can use as a way of assessing how good or bad, or important something is, in comparison to other things going on in our lives. We need not only to find an equilibrium, we also need to put it into practice to lift our spirit. In February the word was FORGIVENESS.
Well how did you do practising FORGIVENESS for the whole month?
I personally over the years have found it to be challenging. Challenging when someone has abused your trust, challenging when someone has let you down, challenging when you are having to dig yourself out a hole, which someone else has caused you to fall into. Although it’s not easy, it does get easier over time ~ forgiving. As time passes by, you soon realise that non FORGIVENESS eats away at you, and that though forgiveness is challenging, it nevertheless, promotes PEACEFULNESS.
The healing process of FORGIVENESS though starts with SELF. Having to forgive yourself, for the feeling of shame, embarrassment, for the self-pity. When FORGIVING yourself, firstly, you are officially releasing yourself from the anger and blame.
ANGER shall continue to remain rooted and alive in your life, and will not stop growing unless you decide to uproot it, and replace it with FORGIVENESS. ~ Olive Guillais-Lazure
This is my take on FORGIVENESS.
The key that opens the heart to FORGIVENESS, opens the door to LOVE ~ Olive Guillais-Lazure
The word for March is PERSISTANT.
Happy New Month!!