On my spiritual journey with the Brahma Kumaris, one of the many beautiful transformations has been from ‘reacting’ to ‘responding’ to situations or people. People ask me, ‘well, what’s the difference between the two?’ I understood the difference more clearly once I felt the result of both within me. Allow me to share some insights on these two R’s from my experiences.
Lately I have been practicing my spiritual efforts to be a detached observer. I feel that this broad bird’s eye ‘view’ is so vital in today’s times of hurt, sorrow and suffering. For me, it has been a beautiful pivot to gain some perspective on my ‘inner stage’ whilst taping into my inner wisdom.
Every time I see a flower, especially a rose, it gets me churning about the relationship between a soul and the Supreme Soul.
Now, perhaps more than ever, we think about peace, we talk about peace... we look for peace. Peace for the world needs everyone—every country, every race, every religion.
There are no exceptions.
As my eyes opened, I felt pinned to the bed. And didn’t know why.
I’d gone to bed exhausted but by now, 2am, I’d slipped one step further. I couldn’t lift my head off the pillow. My leg was locked, immobilised with pain.
Many of us spend our daylight hours reacting to what’s happened. What someone has said, or even being upset about something that might happen! A rare few actually choose to act in full awareness of what he/she is doing and the likely consequences. In light of this human habit, my personal quest has been to become more alert to what I think and do, and only act in a way that I feel is creative and constructive. If possible, a gentle touch doesn’t go astray either because I know that what I send out into the world comes back to me, often straight away.
Welcome to our Raja Yoga meditation blog. This blog will focus on Raja Yoga meditation used by the Brahma Kumaris community in Australia, and people’s experiences with Raja Yoga meditation.
The focus of this meditation is to awaken and nourish our sense of self as a spiritual being — a soul —who has a natural instinct for peace of mind and respect for all living beings, including animals and our planet.