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It is important to respect your mind and body

Your inner world is truly extraordinary. Delve into it and try to fill your life with peace and happiness

Published: 10th December 2012 09:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2012 09:09 AM   |  A+A-

Do you check to see if your liver is functioning properly? No. You simply assume that everything is fine. In fact, such thoughts don’t even occur to you. When we can do this with the body, why can’t we do it with the situations in our lives? From this very moment, remember that God will take care of everything for you. Stop worrying and start living. Enjoy every moment.

Enjoyment is not just spending money or obsessively seeking the company of friends. It is being aware of the company of your own soul within. Dissolve yourself in the bliss of the soul. It is always beckoning to you saying - “I am the special energy pulsating within you. I am one with God. Don’t ignore me. When you build a strong bond with me, God is ever with you. Never part company from God.” But, what have we done?

We have pushed God with His perennial fount of love aside, and we are holding out a begging bowl asking others for scraps of affection and happiness.

We believe that the external world is extraordinary and are seeking lasting happiness here. But this outer world is only an ephemeral bubble. It is very ordinary. It is your inner world that is truly extraordinary. Delve into it and fill your life with perennial peace and happiness. Our thoughts and feelings dictate the way we perceive and experience life. Reverence begets grace.

For instance, though the water in all rivers looks alike, when we bathe in the holy river Ganga with the feeling - “Mother Ganga will wash away all my internal dirt and make my mind pure,” our impurities are removed and we feel light and free. Our feeling of reverence for Mother Ganga activated her grace and transformed us. So also, to receive an abundance of God’s grace everyday, we must learn to revere our soul within. What is the use of worshipping God if you don’t recognise and revere him in your own soul? God says -“If you don’t respect your body as My temple and your mind as My sanctum sanctorum, how can my grace flow to you?”

If we don’t have this reverence, though divine grace is always flowing to us, we will be unable to receive it. When we treat the mind as the sanctum sanctorum of God, we naturally strive to keep it pure.

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