Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Peter Johnson » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:29 am

Hi Gurpreet,
What you are providing here is life changing material. Our brain always tends towards the negative, which is, I believe, something that has developed in us over the years since we were young. We need to overcome these internal beliefs and your question on whether you are your brain, is quite intriguing.

Where do you start the process of changing this control?

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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Cornell Coello » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:30 pm

Hi all

What an interesting morning it's been for me. Earlier today I was listening to a video by Joel Osteen about Faith (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdUXTfUecXY). For those who may not know him - Joel is a pastor of Lakewood church in Texas. He's known for talking positive stuff, and some criticise him about it too. Anyway so here I was getting my daily dose of positivity and then I read about this forum!

There's been a couple of posts on negativity, so I feel I should share what I've learnt about it so far...

My wife has often expressed her opinion of me being a very negative person which surprises me, when I believe that I'm quite positive. If for example, we dress our baby son in some new clothes and then proceed to feed him, I say "we should've fed him first before changing - now he's gonna mess up his clothes". Sure enough, few minutes later there's gooey egg every where. My response is "See!", my wife's response is "Well it's because you made it happen, Mr Negative".

Much of what she has reacted to, and labelled 'negativity' I don't consider really being negative - it's like what I think some of you refer to - it's about 'caution' or simple 'logic'.

In business management we have a thing called 'risk analysis'. We consider a step to be taken, and analyse what-if scenarios where things don't go according to plan, then we take steps to prevent it if it's important enough.

My son wearing new clothes before breakfast is a risk-analysis situation for me. What if food doesn't completely enter his mouth. Caution! Potential problem ahead!! How is this being negative - I say it's being smart?!

Well here's what I've learnt:

1. Risk analysis is good. We need to consider consequences of all our actions.
2. SPEAKING negative however is bad.

I believe I was right to analyse the timing of dressing our son, BUT I was wrong to have predicted the consequence. When we predict bad things, we're inviting bad things to happen. Likewise, if we predict good things, then we're inviting good things to happen.

To be a positive person, I should've said "we should've fed him first before changing - anyhow it's ok, our son's gonna eat well today without spilling a thing".

One nagging thought remains though - "But really, no matter how positive I speak and choose to believe, it's still quite likely that he's gonna mess up his clothes!!".

Message I think I get from Gurpreet is "so what!", detach myself from the fear of it, and enjoy my son's smiles of appreciation which is so much more satisfying.

Your thoughts?
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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Gurpreet Kaur » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:44 am

Peter, you are certainly right when you say that our brain (ego) always tends towards negative, this is a direct result of fear associated with not having the ideal outcome in the material world.

The process of change begins with silence, next time you faced with a challenging situation rather than reacting, stop for a minute, feel the inner silence within you (usually found in between the gaps of your thoughts). You will be surprised with the creative solutions that come your way with the least amount of effort on your behalf. I usually meditate twice a day for 15 minutes to allow myself to be centered. The thing to remember is that it is a process not a destination.

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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Gurpreet Kaur » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:48 am

Hi Cornell,

I love your explanation, and you nailed it. When you are operating from a position of worry, fear and doubt rather than serenity, trust and faith you are very likely to attract the very thing you fear.

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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Gurpreet Kaur » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:50 am

Spiritual Law of Success – Law of Least Effort

This law is based on the fact that nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease and abandoned carefreeness. This is the principle of least action and no resistance. If you observe nature at work, you will see that least effort is expended, grass doesn’t try or strain to grow, it just grows, birds don’t try to fly, they fly.

In Vedic science, the age-old philosophy of India, this principle is known at the principle of economy of effort, or “do less and accomplish more” What is commonly called a “miracle” is actually an expression of the law of least effort.
There are three attributes to the Law of Least Effort that you can do to put the principle of “do less and accomplish more” into action.

Acceptance is the first component; it simply means that you make a commitment to accept people, situations, circumstances and events as they occur. By placing yourself in the present moment and in a state of acceptance, you relinquish your need to blame others. Instead of struggling against the situation, allow it to be, it’s amazing how different you will feel if you actually try this.

The second component is Responsibility. This means not blaming anyone or anything for the situation including you. Having accepted the circumstances, responsibility then means the ability to have a creative response to the situation as it is now. All problems contain the seeds of opportunity, and this awareness allows you to take the moment and transform it to a better situation or thing.

The third component is Defenselessness, which means that your awareness is established defenseleness and you have relinquished the need to convince or persuade others of your point of view. If you observe people around you, you’ll see that they spend ninety-nine percent of their time defending their point of view. If you just relinquish the need to defend your point of view, you will in that relinquishment, gain access to enormous amounts of energy that have been previously wasted.

If you embrace the present and become one with it, and merge with it, you will experience a fire, a glow, a sparkle of ecstasy throbbing in every living being. Make a commitment to follow the path of no resistance. This path is the path through which nature’s intelligence unfolds spontaneously, without friction or effort. When you have the exquisite combination of acceptance, responsibility and defenselessness, you will experience life with effortless ease.
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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Gurpreet Kaur » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:50 am

Spiritual Law of Success – Gratitude

As you grow spiritually, you are on a wonderful journey of self-discovery. You will increasingly understand the mysteries of the universe and learn tools of personal transformation. Connecting to your higher self will allow your life to become effortless and joyful. Your higher self is that part of you that is continually connected to the light.

As you allow yourself to connect in higher ways treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special. Remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift…that’s why it’s called the present.

Being lost in thought, thinking about things to do, what’s been done, what could have been done…is not only tiring but also a brilliant way to waste energy. It diminishes your peacefulness and clouds your clarity. Every time you become lost in thought it means exactly that – you are lost.

To find yourself allow your mind to become quiet, to become utterly tranquil, then begin to focus your energy on all that you have to be grateful for, your friends, family, health. In the quiet depths of every being, there is a stillness that contains a deep inner peace and wisdom that can guide you in your life.

Gratitude like any other great attribute takes some work. It’s not something that necessarily comes natural to us. If you practise gratitude daily it won’t take long before gratitude is your natural being, and when that happens you will have unlocked one of the greatest secrets to life.

When things aren’t going well in your life, it is easy to feel that you have accomplished very little. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. The truth is the miracles of being able to talk, walk, ride a bike or even roller-skate are all significant accomplishments that we give little value to. Take the time to appreciate the gift of life and all its wonders. One of the things that has had the biggest effect on my life is the realization of the power of gratitude and simply giving thanks. It has affected my overall sense of being, and made me a better wife, mother, and daughter. I feel like the wealthiest person in this world, when I give thanks to the universe.

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love-then make that day count!” Steve Maraboli
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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Barbara Gabogrecan » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:59 am

I love your words "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift…that’s why it’s called the present." A truly beautiful thought. What you have shared with us this week Gurpreet, is a heartwarming path on how to look after ourselves. There is a saying in micro and home based business circles "You are your business" - as this is very true, I would think that your business would improve as your spirit does.

However, in regards to your comment "Being lost in thought, thinking about things to do, what’s been done, what could have been done…is not only tiring but also a brilliant way to waste energy." - this may well be correct for an individual's peaceful existence - BUT - as far as business is concerned, it is considered VERY IMPORTANT to think scenarios through, develop a future plan, consider the past and do not make the same mistakes, set goals to reach and mentally figure out how to best reach them. So, I guess there is some conflict between building the peace of 'self' and the hectic-ness of business (which may indeed be exhausting, but can also be very exciting).

I am actually quite excited at the moment thinking about how to market my book and what the future might hold for me as far as writing and publishing is concerned. If I hadn't been determined to set myself a goal and a challenge to write the book in the first place, it would not have happened. I believe this strong sense of having to achieve something which had a huge challenge, was partly the reason that I had such a quick recovery from my stroke and brain tumour. One of the rewards now, is in the marketing and selling of the book. This doesn't mean that I do not wake up every morning and think about how fortunate I am to still be here and to be able to write and exercise and cook the dinner etc. I am a 'realistic optimist' - I know the best will happen, but I like to be prepared for the worst. In this way I am able to cope with the downside of life and not get too upset by it.

Thanks to your posts, I am sure I will be much more conscious of my spirit and thoughts in the future as I attempt to merge my business life with my personal life. Many thanks Gurpreet.
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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Gurpreet Kaur » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:29 am

Thank you, its been a pleasure.
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