Place of Power
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
We have within us a place of power that contains the forces of life. Many people live their lives unaware of their great potentiality. Let us discover those places within ourselves and how that untapped power can change our lives, filling us with gifts far beyond our wildest imagination.
Focusing on our body
Most people live their lives thinking that they are the physical body and the mind. They identify with their body and spend a good portion of their lives tending to its needs. If we analyze human life, we find that most of our time is spent feeding, clothing, and providing shelter to the body. We go to work to earn money to take care of these basic needs. Beyond that we spend time taking care of its health, paying for medical care, and exercising to keep it fit. When we have a family, we devote time to caring for the physical needs of our children.
Taking care of our mind
The next aspect of life in which most of us spend time is taking care of the needs of our mind. We develop our intelligence and our skills through many years of school and training. We continue to develop our mind on our job or in our chosen careers and hobbies. We stimulate our mind by reading, listening to the radio and television, going to movies, having discussions with friends, and in continued learning.
Tapping into the soul
There is a third aspect to the structure of a human being that is too often neglected, yet it contains the seeds of a power that can nourish our body and mind and take us beyond these into infinite resources awaiting us. The third aspect is our soul. We think we are the body and mind, but the force that gives life to these is the soul, our spiritual side. We acknowledge the existence of a soul, but few actually tap into it and identify with it.
The soul within us is our true place of power and contains the powerful force that not only nourishes us physically and mentally, but can propel us from the gravitational pull of this physical world and catapult us into the beyond.
Connecting with our place of power through meditation
We can tap into this place of power through meditation. By concentrating at the spiritual eye, the gateway into the inner regions, we connect with the stream of Light and Sound, the primal manifestations of God.
Through concentrating in this manner, the soul currents begin to withdraw from the body. This withdrawal is not of the motor currents which control the involuntary functions of breathing, heartbeat, blood circulation, and digestion. It involves only the sensory currents by which we perceive sensory information from the body and world. Thus, our body functions go on naturally and normally. When the sensory currents are concentrated at the spiritual eye, we see Light and hear inner Sound, and our soul embarks on the inner spiritual journey.
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When we focus on examining our thoughts, we need to evaluate what aspects of ourselves we want to cleanse. We need to understand what is cluttering our minds and hearts and keeping us from opening up to God’s love.
The secret to desires is that it is not the object we desire. It is the mind’s tendency to always be in a state of desire. It leads us into attachment to things of this world. It distracts us from the true purpose of our human life.
We can avoid much of the stress, anxiety, and tension that faces us at the mental level by learning the technique of meditation. Meditation is a way to relieve stress at the mental level and help us have a healthy mind. A healthy mind means that we can deal with the challenges of life in a calm, composed way without it causing us to feel upset, depressed, anxious, fearful, or threatened.
The next time we think things are going badly and that God is not listening to us, we should sit back, take a deep breath, and relax. We should give God a chance to let things happen, and observe patiently. We will find when all is said and done that God worked things out for the best in the end.
How does anger arise? Does it only affect us at the emotional level or do we do physical harm to ourselves when we give in to anger? How can we break free from its grip and what are the benefits of doing so?
If each of us, individually, learned how to meditate, and applied it to help us through our day-to-day challenges, we would find ourselves calmer and more effective in what we do.