Focus on what really matters.
A phone call for example is always urgent – it rings only a few times and is gone, but is often not important. If you are in the middle of something truly important – playing with kids, being present with your loved one, – do not stop just because a silly phone rings.
Stay present with what’s important now!
“You are always in the present moment.
You are not always aware that you are in the present moment. The present moment continues with your awareness or without it.
The difference is one of POWER. When you are aware in the present moment, you have the option of power. When you are NOT aware in the present moment, you have NO POWER.”
Most people are not aware of the present moment, and the options available to them are very limited. When they are offended, they get angry and shout or withdraw. When they are tempted by alcohol, they drink it. When they are jealous, they become focused on a narrow part of the vast array of experience that presents itself moment by moment. The vast array is all contained in the present moment. Becoming aware of the present moment gives access to that vast array, and with that vast array of experience comes numerous possibilities
- Reduces stress
- Improves health and well-being
- More energy
- Strengthens immune system
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Greater creativity
- Greater clarity of mind
- Improves sleep
- Enhances brain function
- Improves ability to manage challenging situations
- More ease, joy and harmony in personal and work relationships
- A deeper sense of community
- Increases awareness both of self and surroundings
- Improves patience
- Increases confidence and self-esteem
- Relieves depression and anxiety
- Relief from anxiety and depression (mild, moderate, and severe)
- Enhances yoga and meditation practices
- Experience a deep inner peace of mind
- Source: http://www.artofliving.org/in-en/sudarshan-kriya-benefits
In Sanskrit, the word for gravity is Gurutwakarshan. The earth holds us towards itself by the force of gravity. Without this attraction or love, we would have no base or foundation. Similarly, Gurutva is the basis of our life. The Guru is the guiding light – removing the darkness of ignorance.
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Even if you see one beautiful quality, decorate it, exaggerate it, make it big, “So and so is great, excellent, marvelous.” If you see a negative quality, analyze with your head, reason it out, “Why are they acting this way? Maybe, they are stressed…” The analysis of negativity brings compassion in you and exaggeration of good brings waves of beauty.
Whether this person is beautiful or not, it makes YOU more beautiful.
Those who exaggerate positive qualities, their bodies get filled with them.
When this body gets filled with praise, the Divine dawns.