This is what love is – a composed, relaxed mind. To put it simply, to love the other is to have a healthy relationship with the other and for the mind to have a healthy relationship with the other, first of all the mind must be healthy in itself. Are you getting it?
How can I have a healthy relationship with you, if I am not healthy?
How can the relationship be healthy, when the mind in the relationship is not healthy?
Is it possible?
Is it possible that the mind is diseased but, the relationship is healthy? Is it possible?
Do you get now, what love is? A healthy mind, the relationships of a healthy mind are called Love.
The relationship of a healthy mind are called loving relationships.
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If I really know that I am beautiful, you cannot make me feel ugly — but I must then be in total sureness.
I cannot be in total sureness if I am worrying a lot about my business, if it means a lot to me, because in worrying a lot about the state of my business, I am actually worrying a lot about my capacity to handle my business, which means I am not very sure of my own capacity to live with the business, to manage it, to come out unharmed, untouched by it. I take business now as a challenge, as something that can really overpower me or dominate me. It now becomes something very meaningful. Now, I have given it a place that it does not deserve. Now, I have made it some kind of an equivalent of Truth and when something becomes an equivalent of Truth, you become too small in front of it.
That is called living in inferiority complex.
When you are feeling inferior, then even an innocuous touch can hurt you. The other one had no intention to rub you the wrong way but you find that you have been bruised for no reason. It has nothing to do with the intention of the other person. It has much more to do with your own self-concept.
At the risk of sounding impractical, let me suggest that one must treat all business with a little contempt. All business! Even the business of life and death. When you can treat all business with a little contempt, then the business is not bigger than you, then the business is not your God or Truth. Now you are bigger and bigger you indeed are.
The Flying Kiss to the Sky
A Flying Kiss to The Sky, is a collection of excerpts from various discourses of Acharya Prashant, arranged in a special order which makes it the ideal first book, for all who want to come close to the facts of their own lives.
The book is divided into three parts, each part helping the reader to appreciate the working of his own mind and hence, the world in more clear and precise terms. Its unique one-page-one-chapter format makes it even more simple. It won’t be wrong to say that it is a book for all: Reader, or non-reader; Professional, or Spiritual.
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The moment you are conscious about the thoughts,
the fact of consciousness feeds the thoughts; it inflates them.
And this too is a very popular myth: There are ‘teachers’ who keep suggesting that you must not do such and such things with thoughts.
By not doing anything with thoughts, you have already done a lot.
Now, what more can you do!
They don’t realise this.
They don’t realise that both doing and not doing are acts of the ego.
They are both doings!
To read the complete article: If you don’t rely on God, then you’ll rely on thought