People forget things because they don’t concentrate .They worry because they don’t concentrate . Buddha uses the word “mindfulness” . Whatever you are doing give it full attention. When we are fully in the present we will not do anything unkind
When our attention does not retreat to the past or wander into the future , we are delivered from time to the eternal now . To rest completely in the present like this is infinite security and infinite joy .
As per the Upanishads ,the sages compute material satisfaction as one measure of joy . One million times is the joy of the person who rests completely in the present , for every moment is full of joy
Read only what is worthwhile ,and then take time to read it carefully .
Read slowly and with complete attention .
I would much rather read one good book with concentration and understanding than to skim through a list of bestsellers which I will not remember and which will have no effect on my life or my understanding of life .
Cultivate time with people whose company elevates you . It is especially helpful to spend time with others who are basing their lives on the same spiritual values . Share your times of entertainment with such people too .Relaxation is an important part of learning to slow down .
You need to concentrate on contribution .Giving begins the receiving process . By rallying around a worthy cause and constantly asking how can we serve ,the reward flows in degrees you cannot imagine .
When you link paycheck to purpose ,you connect people to a cause higher than themselves .Your people will start to feel good about what they are doing .And when your people feel good about the work they do ,they will begin to feel good about themselves .That’s when real breakthroughs start to happen
Get out of that palatial office suite you have barricaded yourself into and go talk to the people that really count –the men and women who look to you for leadership .Listen to them .Find out what makes them tick . Listen to their hopes and their dreams and their frsutrations .
The fish is often the last to notice the water in which it swims
Whereas before you dwelt in time and paid brief visits to the Now ,have your dwelling place in the Now and pay brief visits to past and future when required to deal with the practical aspects of your life situation
Always say YES to the present moment….and see how life starts working for you rather than against you
When every cell of your body is so present that it feels vibrant with life ,and when you can feel that life every moment as the joy of Being ,then it can be said that you are free of time
To be free of time is to be free of the psychological need of past for your identity and future for your fulfilment .It represents the most profound transformation of consciousness that you can imagine
Listen to melodies that have an uplifting influence.For some melodies fill the heart with happiness,whereas others fill it with sorrow .Shun as poison any melody that makes the heart restless or negative . Music , more than any other art form ,penetrates the mind and affects it from within
Communicate with others thoughtfully ,never absentmindedly.Do things that are uplifting; don’t merely pass the time.For time is an inheritance:However little or much has been alloted to you , spend it wisely , or it will be frittered away
Be silent at your centre.Excess speech is anesthetizing.Instead of thinking up ideas to communicate to others ,think up ideas to communicate to your own higher self .
To do a thing well , concentrate on every detail while at the same time exerting the will to keep your full purpose always in mind . This constant tuning of the details to your underlying purpose is one of the secrets of your genius . Another is to draw on Higher Consciousness for your inspiration ,and not to depend on the vagaries of human intelligence.There is no such thing as a genius quotient of intelligence .
Adopt a serviceful attitude . Far from demeaning you , it will expand your self identity ,and will greatly increase your stature before others –not those ,perhaps, who are steeped in worldly pride ,but all those gifted with sensitivity and understanding
To develop your powers of memory , concentrate one-pointedly on everything you do . To develop the power of soul-memory , concentrate on the things you do but without attachment . Knowledge depends on the power of memory , but wisdom comes with soul memory