Finding Inner Strength
Enhancing Our Spiritual Capacity During Difficult Times
This page has been developed to highlight videos and featured quotations by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. We hope it will provide inspiration and reassurance to you during these difficult days.
We are all interconnected. As members of one large family, when one of us suffers, we all suffer. The global community is experiencing an unprecedented challenge. In these difficult and uncertain times, when fear, anxiety, apprehension and loss are our daily reality, we are all looking for stability, reassurance and comfort.
As our physical, mental and emotional health bears the impact of the global pandemic, let us remember to enhance our spiritual health, and our spiritual capacity, as it will help us get through these challenging times. We can enhance our spiritual capacity through meditation.
Meditation is the means by which we experience the peace, love and stillness within us. In its truest form, meditation is about connecting with the Source of all love, which is God. It is about experiencing God’s love for ourselves. When we experience this love, we are nourished, uplifted and elevated. This love heals us, and changes our perspective of life, the world around us, and ultimately, it transforms us.
When we experience God’s love for ourselves, it becomes easy to experience God’s constant presence in our lives. It is this knowledge that gives us the stability, reassurance and comfort we seek, especially in times of need.
While meditation does not eliminate the problems and challenges of life, it helps us develop a higher angle of vision. The spiritual wisdom that we gain as we go within helps us understand the bigger picture of life, which enables us to look at difficulties in a different way and thus respond in a calmer, relaxed manner. We learn, through meditation that life’s panorama is constantly in flux. All things in life must come to pass. All challenges in life will subside in time.
As we bear witness to the challenge before us, let us find the peace, stillness and strength within through meditation, and let us become a source of calm, comfort and strength to those around us.
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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.