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Planning your success for the next decade – Part 1

The 2020s are coming soon upon us. We wish everyone a successful entry into a new decade. 

 

But let’s take a step back to introspect.

 

Where were we in our lives at the start of the last decade, the 2010s?

 

What was the quality of our life then, and how is it now?

 

What are the good things and not so good things that transpired in the past decade?

 

Another ten years hence, we will all be in a different stage in our lives and ten years older. The years we have left and the time available for accomplishments are all ticking clocks. Unstoppable and decreasing all the time.

 

What should be our priorities for the next decade so that we can reflect again in 10 years and ensure that our life is fulfilling and successful?

by Shankar Ramani

When the Spirit Overpowers the Mind

About 10 days ago, most of our Sahaja Online meditation instructors were together at a very unique place. This is one of the very few places in this world where it feels timeless, priceless and exhilarating all the time. Usually, the mind-body-soul struggles work only one way. The busy mind loses touch with the soul and spirituality. The wants of the body then drag the mind and soul further away from subtlety.

 

But this was one place where things work in reverse. First, the material needs become irrelevant, and after that, the disturbing thoughts and emotions go quiet to give rise to endless joy and positive energy. The attention moves from the mundane to a very subtle and higher state of existence.

 

And quite effortlessly at that – that’s what is almost magical about the place.

by Sahaja Online

Are You A Reader or A Practitioner of Spirituality?

The history and legacy of spiritual philosophers in this world are tremendous. Over the ages, all of them spoke about spirituality and offered revolutionary insights about it. Accordingly, human civilization was able to achieve newer breakthroughs.

 

Where are we today in terms of our awareness and practice of spirituality?

 

Are we still mostly reading and interpreting spiritual concepts, or have we reached a point where we’re actualizing spirituality in our lives?

by Sahaja Online

Understanding Your Purpose in Life

We have all asked the question about the purpose of our lives. Sometimes, we ponder about the purpose of human life in general. At other times, we’re curious about the purpose of our own life as an individual and what we were born to achieve.

 

The pursuit of spirituality sometimes appears to have a strong connection with it, but that is only the means to an end. What after all is that end goal?

by Sahaja Online

Developing a Spiritual Identity

We live in a world where we’re constrained by all sorts of identities and associations that limit our potential and freedom. While our job titles, political dispositions, club, and group affiliations may provide a way of organizing our lives and establishing order in it, these end up defining who we are, shaping our views and how we lead our lives. Instead, shouldn’t we have that control of molding ourselves and our lifestyle the way we want?

 

And then a time comes when we are subject to polarized alignments and statuses of our existence because of our choices and for our convenience. Someone is an Online shopper, a “power user” or something. Another is a Republican but centrist and not liberal. Yet another is a “yogi” and even a “meditator”. The problem is that we collect all these labels all the time based on what we do, what we believe in or even what others think we do. Yet, none of these can really define the outcomes we want to achieve in our lives.

 

What we’ve all been missing is that the only way to enjoy life to the fullest extent is to de-identify and dissociate ourselves from all these bindings by finding a superior form of existence. Knowing, feeling and living by the guidance of our innermost being helps realize the full potential and meaning of our lives.

 

We still retain our other affiliations or associations, but we control them to the extent they contribute to the outcomes we want in life.

by Shankar Ramani