How often do we find ourselves pushing for certain outcomes in life when, with a small shift in attitude, a twist of consciousness and a swing in the right direction, we can actually ‘pull’ or attract quite easily what we need.
Learning to recognise what we need to push away or pull towards us in life takes time, attention and focus. In fact, normally we push where it could be best to pull, and pull where it might work better to push.
When dieting, for example, we push away certain foods instead of pulling towards us the right foods that will help to eliminate the toxins and fats. Or, in our neediness we push to make relationships work, which may result only in pushing away other individuals, rather than pulling them towards us with genuine love, care and patience.
If we find we are pushing too hard to achieve what we want in life, it could mean that we are not operating in the flow of the drama. It might be a good idea to persevere. Knowing when to hold on and when to let go is an art that comes with time and experience.
When marketers push many products at us, it’s important to be able to discriminate between the want and the need. Just because they promote their wares by pushing them at us does not mean that we need to pull them towards us. If we learn to discern clearly, we will discover that there is very little that we have to pull towards us. With the right intention, whatever we need will come in front of us.
When it comes to the subject of personal character building, instead of grappling to push away the aspects of ourselves that we don’t like, it’s much more effective to pull towards us the truth of who we are: love, light, peace and joy.
Focusing on our negative aspects will tend to give them more energy and they will gain a greater hold over us. When we switch on the light and realise our own inner beauty, power and potential, then the darkness will evaporate
It’s time … to stop pushing and to start drawing towards us the things we really need in life. What we resist will persist. Therefore, let go of the struggle … and let’s invite abundance into our lives.
Adapted from Aruna Ladva’s
It’s time … to be cool How awareness and insight can make you calm and confident
See also Aruna’s www.itstimetomeditate.org
The 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.
The 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.
Further information: Meditation online: http://learnmeditationonline.org www.brahmakumaris.org.au