Sometimes I don’t need to be with anyone except myself – and God.
Sometimes I don’t need anyone else to say I’m OK. I just know I am.
Sometimes I don’t have a thought in my head, as though I am empty.
Empty of doubt. Empty of woes and worry.
Empty of thoughts of others who may have wronged me.
Empty of hurt. Empty of pain.
Sometimes I can stop the world. There is no stress. There is no hurry. There is no time.
And I don’t need to be far away. I can stop the world here and now, anywhere I want to.
They said something to hurt me, to control me. It’s OK. I heard it, but I didn’t take it inside.
I kept it outside of me, where it came from, with them, the ones who spoke it.
I’m inside this body, the spiritual being inside.
Silence is a weapon. Silence is a defence. Silence is a sweet experience.
Silence is a cocoon of protection.
I am observing them. They are speaking. I am content.
I hear them. But I have love for them. And their thoughtless words don’t touch me.
I send them love in response, and they become quiet.
And the birds sing to me. They too hear the silence within me; that is who I am.
Nature knows. And anyone who stops to listen can hear it too, the silence.
We rush. We run. We want to please someone. We want someone to notice us. We want
money, a new car, a big house, a partner on our arm. So, we run around in circles all day
long very fast. We get tired but we continue because we want something.
In silence I don’t want anything. I have everything. It is within me: happiness, satisfaction,
contentment, love, genuine peace. I have these already. Nothing I buy or make a bargain
to get will give me these. I already have them.
People kill each other for peace. People control and manipulate each other for love. They
spend millions but still cannot be satisfied with what they have. People go out of their way
to please them but they will not be content with that. They want more. Do more for me!
Give me more! If they had more, would they be satisfied with that? No.
One day I am going to leave all this behind me: this body, my family and friends, my
possessions. Right now I can step away from all of these for a moment in time.
I can release myself from all of these entanglements. I can be free of all this.
I can breathe. I can be at peace. I can be satisfied. I can be content.
I can take this time out from the world.
Then I can walk back into the world, rested, refreshed, stronger, and knowing that no one
can control me. I am strong. I am the master of myself.
Understanding comes. Acceptance comes. Satisfaction comes. I am blessed.
I can step back from others’ desires. They want me to do this. They want me to do that.
Who for? Not for me. It’s for them – to please them. But it won’t please them for long.
As soon as they have gained my attention, they will want all of my attention: all my power,
all my time, all my attention, my mind and emotions, everything. And I will be lost. I will
have lost myself. I will lose my power. I will become stressed because I am no longer in
control of me. They are in control. I have given them control.
In silence I have full control. I belong to no one but myself and God. I am the captain of
this ship. The body, mind and emotions are under my control. And I can steer a steady
course, whether through rough seas or calm waters. I will remain stable, balanced and
Time stops. When I come back from my time in silence, everything is as I left it. The world
didn’t miss me. The world stopped while I had a break. And it started again once I
re-joined the merry-go-round. I didn’t lose anything by stepping out, by stepping away.
I didn’t miss anything. The world was waiting for me.
And the world noticed my silence. The world was watching me. The world hasn’t experienced anything like this before: someone who can let the world go and come back into
balance. And so the world learnt from me, that the world too can come back into balance.
The world too can regain its power.
Individuals too can do this if they choose to be, if they choose not to be pulled, influenced,
manipulated, if they choose to observe, to think and then decide – to act or not to act.
Individuals can bring order and balance, calmness, love and peace into their world, into
themselves, by stopping and thinking and choosing these experiences.
In silence I have the power to do this. I calmly see. I calmly understand. I calmly decide
and I do. I don’t harm anyone. I don’t harm myself. Instead, I nurture myself and I care for
others without losing myself.
I can make the best choices then, when I am not rushed, when I have time to think my
own thoughts without anyone else’s expectations.
You can do this too. Just try one moment. Then try one minute. Then try two minutes.
Stop the world of your thoughts and your emotions and your desires. Just let everything
be. Be at peace.
I am the eternal soul. I have been on a long journey and I still have a long way to go.
Nothing in the world matters. Everything is as it should be. All wrongs will be righted.
All will receive their due.
And I too will receive all that is due to me. I don’t have to struggle for anything. I have to
be good. I have to be careful. I have to enjoy every moment of this fortunate life, as part
of my long and wonderful journey. I have to learn all I can from every individual I meet.
Good and bad, they all have a lesson to teach me. I am grateful for that.
Brahma Kumaris in Australia
The Brahma Kumaris have had a presence in Australia since 1975.
There are centres and class locations in the major cities, as well as three Centres for
Spiritual Learning, where courses, classes and retreats are held.
Brahma Kumaris Australia is a registered charity in the area of education (spiritual).
All programs are offered free of charge as a service to the community.
The ongoing operations are funded through donations from students and the public in
the spirit of maintaining its educational services for the benefit of all in the community.