No matter how good a car or its driver, if the car isn’t regularly checked there will be problems. In the same way, if one moment I am happy, but in the next moment I’m not. Something is wrong with the vehicle of my mind, and I will need to check it out.
Check the smoothness of its flow. Is there purity? Has there been truth? What about ego versus self-generated respect? How much grief am I causing another? Where are my weaknesses? How can I grow?
Checking these regularly and keeping them in shape will deliver you to the destination. Carelessness in this will slow you down, like getting stuck in a storm, you will feel yourself in a rut.
So instead keep yourself tuned and ever-ready. Meditate at length, take power and love. Teach yourself how to be generous-spirited, and never stop giving.
Excerpts from the book Companion of God by Dadi Janki, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University