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The Way to denounce Evil

“All darkness within the World is but a result of the darkness residing within our hearts. Only when we clean the evil from within, will we able to see the beauty of life”

UNKNOWN – 2017

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Its often a very hard thing to comprehend. To accept that a lot of the evil and bad traits about others, are actually a result of our own evils. But, think for a second, is it not us who is making a conclusion on the negative aspects of these people? Does this not then mean, that this evil is actually in our own minds, therefore in our own SELF? Well yes, you could get into the debate that the mind is not truly us, but we’ll leave that for another day. Are you ready to accept the wildcard to true liberation? If so, this may very well be your first step.

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Preconceptions

We may see something we do not like in somebody, and ask ourselves how that could be in us? Like I didn’t murder or rape someone, so these people who did this are in fact evil, and I am not, right? Whilst this is basic logic, what we are looking to delve into here is the psychological aspect of this issue. Simply put, the way in which we judge these perpetrators. Our own poor judgements and thoughts towards these people, is what keeps the never ending cycle of evil continuing. How you may ask? Well, when we judge people poorly due to their actions, we are placing a negative connotation on their character, and begin to inherently see the individual associated with that evil, as an identification of themselves. We then may fall into the path of wishing them badly, and this means, we are in fact, wishing OURSELVES badly. The judgements then continue into the future, and the evil remains with us, like a unnecessary burden on our shoulders.

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Man in the Mirror

I’m sure you guys all know Michael Jackson’s famous song, ‘Man in the Mirror’. It is a very powerful song and in essence, that song can sum up precisely the message I want you to take, from this article.

When an outward change is required, we must first look internally and listen very closely. It is actually astonishing how much changing within, will change the outside. I am not saying that we share the evil’s in the World, I am just suggesting a more holistic way to look at it.

To change the mirror will not garner the required changes to whatever is facing the mirror. We must change the actual object/ thing/ aspect etc. to see the reflected change in the mirror.

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Liberate yourselves and accept the request to relieve your burden. You no longer need to carry these darker energies. Bring the shadow into the light and truly comprehend the evil within. As Mahatma Gandhi once said…

“Be The Change You Want To See In The World”

 

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You are already Whole

“The Root Of Suffering Is Attachment”

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Believe it or not, attachment to external things bring’s about one’s own destruction. These attachments form into clusters, which then bind one’s self image to these things. One then believes their worthiness is determined in these matters, and thus judges themselves by how they perform in these external things. The end result being that one never reaches the path of enlightenment, or happiness.

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Changing the Code

Often the way we do things in this day and age, is to find a meaning to our life. We go into things or places, hoping to ‘find ourselves’, and although lots of knowledge can be gained by going through this avenue, ultimately it is like sitting on a see saw.

We must aim to rather go into things with the spirit of worthiness. I am doing these things because I AM worthy. I already AM whole, and these things or matters have no say on my ultimate meaning in life.

 

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Forgive yourself

Whatever has happened in the past and however many opportunities you believe you have messed up, it does not matter. This was all meant to be. Those experiences, no matter how trivial they may have been, all were there to teach you what you needed.

Self-abasement is like sneezing on someone who has a flu, in hope of them recovering. We must not beat ourselves up over past or current mistakes.

We must aim to learn and forgive ourselves. This is the only way we can start to take back control.

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Love is the answer

We should all aim to operate with true love to nature and to one another, and of course, to ourselves!

When we open up and embody love we will truly be able to such out the zest of life.

We already are whole, we have just forgotten. It is time to remember the lost knowledge and reclaim our birthright as an immortal soul.

 

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The Perpetual Distraction Of This Reality

 

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We live in a society with seemingly endless things to do. We begin to do one thing earnestly and make progress towards completing this thing. However, we then suddenly jump ship to something else and leave what we have done as an unfinished article. We then continue this pattern, until we get to a stage where we still have so much to do yet hardly anything done. The issues just keep mounting up. We are doing so much yet we are doing so little. What is going on?

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Perpetual Faller

It appears what is going here is that we giving into to every turn of the tide. As soon as something new comes across our path, we latch onto it like a rag doll. We are now at the mercy of these distractions, which, I might add are actually entirely off our own making. They are the results of the repression off internal energies and thoughts. Repression always lead to things coming back ten-fold, and more often than not, this is the reason why we are constantly being dragged into things.

Another part of it procrastination. Things in life are meant to be challenging, and this is what teaches us to grow. However, what happens for a lot of people, is when faced with this difficulty, they switch off. The talents inherent within are shunned and one quickly looks for a route to do something else. This is a real shame, because if we had truly and diligently poured our heart into this difficulty, we would have found the solution.

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Perpetual Loser

 

So what happens when we don’t find the solution?

Well its quite clear we end up with a lot of things half done. Our life appears to be a series of fits and farts. Despite starting many ventures, we just never complete them. To make matters worse, things keep piling up and we become overwhelmed. This is when we throw in the towel and the cycle starts all over again.

Something has got to give.

 

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How to be a perpetual WINNER

 

The first step to changing anything, is understanding that there is a problem in the first place. We have to acknowledge that we are stuck in a cycle in life, and make the conscious intention to break it. It won’t be easy, but I guarantee you that it will be worth it.

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Step 1 – Remove all sources of distraction

The first thing we need to do is completely cut ourselves away from distractions. Would-be recovering alcoholics, often make it a practice to eliminate all sources of alcohol from the house. Dieters also do something similar, by removing all garbage food from the cupboards and replacing with healthy options.

Simply put, you need to get away to the forest to recover, and allow yourself the time away from these painful distractions

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Step 2 – Observe the distraction

Re-introduce yourself to being around these distractions, as the period of cutting away should not be too long, lest you commit escapism. Observe the distractions as they arise, and fully accept it. Do not act on them, just breathe and observe. You will eventually come to realise that you actually have the power to decide over these things, and it is your choice. Completely surrender to it, without acting. Here you will realise your true power.

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Step 3 – Realise that this will help you learn

The final stage will be to understand and comprehend the distraction in such a manner, that you can actually use it to aid you. Here the master will love when he encounters a distraction. Although he may fall, he will learn many valuable lessons from this and eventually see distraction for what it is. Neither good nor bad, simply a tool to help with the development of one’s loftier pursuits.

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So there it is, I hope you enjoyed this article. How have you managed to approach distraction? Share your answers below!

The Simple Life

 

A simple life may be exactly what is missing in the world. Our lives are clogged up by lots of things to do and lots to think about. We are kept in a perpetual state of busyness when in essence we are in a very idle state. We think we are achieving something but later down the line we kind of realize just how much of our lives we have wasted.

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CONTRASTING LIVES

We often hear stories of those in the poorest regions of the world; who have nothing to their name; who are walking in feces and swimming in infested waters; who have little to eat or drink; and who wake up every day not knowing if they will be alive at the end of it; it is often these people that are the most happiest. They seem to truly appreciate the small things in life. They realize life is too short to spend in an unnatural state, and often they find their truest version of themselves, they find salvation.

On the other hand, here you have the rich man. He has endless abundance you can only wish for; unlimited amounts of money, women, items; a big house; a fleet of cars; a cult-like following worldwide; yet these people are actually some of the most depressed people on Earth. They spend their time taking endless amounts of drugs and doing all sorts of crazy things to keep the pain of life away. In essence, they are never satisfied with life and always want more; and once they achieve what they set out to, they feel empty, it just was not as it seems. You will hear a lot on the news how these people end up committing suicide or some accident occurs; despite their abundance, they are living their own funeral.

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Why is this the case? Surely it should be the other way round?

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THE GETAWAY

I have often heard in many religious scriptures and eastern philosophy of how simple lives use to be in the past. People would live with just enough to eat and would spend their time perfecting their use of reason; being good people, doing good things, thinking clean thoughts, in essence purifying their souls. Is it a coincidence that many of us end up seeking out these regions to ‘find ourselves’?

The life a lot of people live now is full of doing things. Always busy, so much to do, and as the common saying goes ‘It’s always good to be busy’. But is it?

Being busy doing things which in 5/10/20 years’ time you will despise?

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It’s clear something is wrong here

 

EXTERNALS WILL NEVER PLEASE US

Ultimately these thing we are seeking out are just adding to the fog and confusion of life. We occupy ourselves with so much garbage that we lose track of why we are really here. Much like trying to multi-task, we are just not concentrating on the job at large.

That job, to live and live with a pure soul.

Let us simplify and cut out the nonsense. Let us begin to appreciate the small things of life and be content with what you have.

Let us observe the moment, and do nothing, nothing needs to be done, nothing needs to happen, just let it be and do… nothing.

The answers all arrive in silence.

 

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Until next time, in Lakesh my friends, in Lakesh

 

 

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The Way of Empathy

“Blessed is he who prefers his brother over himself”

Baha’ullah

We are caught up in a World where we are always competing with one another. We are caught up in the mode of survival, the life of an animal. We are living in the rat race. Often it does not matter what we do to other people we thinks, as, hey as long as I succeed then its all good right? But is that really the case? Is this really the way live? And more importantly, does this make you happy?

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The Common Path

The path we are designated to go on through to social conditioning we are exposed to is that of competition. Often the quote ‘Dog eat dog’ is prevalent on this physical plain and it is also evident in how many competitions there are (could sports on this planet be said to be all about competition… I think so!). We are always aiming to get to the top and society is a like a pyramid, similar to the food chain. Yes, correct, we are on top of the food chain, but this does not mean we will be here forever, and more importantly, does not mean we should be trying to get in front of our fellow human beings.

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As a matter of fact maybe we should encourage others to succeed before ourselves?

The Blessing

When you truly care for others you suddenly realize how all of your burdens appear ever so light. Better yet truly understanding, caring and helping others, I believe, is the way to live on this planet. Similar to how a branch, when cut off from a tree, ceases to be part of it any longer, so we, when we become selfish and self-centered, cut ourselves off from, everyone else, which means we cut ourselves of from OURSELVES.

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True salvation is helping others and becoming one with them; after all we are all part of the same experience.

Try it out for a week, a month, a year, I guarantee you will never look back!

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Accepting Life’s Vision

“We can either decide now to full embrace everything, or we can attempt to plan every detail and dismay when it all goes wrong”. 

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The Social construct

The society we live is pretty much made up for us to work on auto-pilot. We go to work (usually from 9-5) and then we come back, eat, do an activity, watch TV and sleep. Then the weekends come and we blow it all away in a state of intoxication and before you know it… Monday is back on our doorstep and the morose begins again.

We are living a life of routine.

The life where everything is to plan and we carefully allow ourselves to have designated periods of pleasure. But the problem is, these pleasures are so few and far between that we are often left feeling worse than when we undertook them.

In our depression when then plan a course back to the top. We execute each step to precision to reach a designated goal, and then… it all comes tumbling down, even if we did achieve what we wanted, still that same feeling… emptiness.

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Allowing Things To Be

So it’s very clear here that when we try and plan our lives it just doesn’t go the way we want it. It appears there is a force at large which is governing things (call it God, Universe, Nature etc.). Life is divinely planned and yes we do have a free will, it is like deciding which road to take on your journey. But… do not expect to turn up in London if you take the road leading to Manchester.

I believe the first thing one should do to combat the extremities of life is to accept it. Now accepting doesn’t mean falling into your desires and all those things which lead you further down the road of disappointment; but actively embracing life, connecting to our true selves and allowing life to govern us.

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Instead of asking what the meaning of life is rather we should ask something else; what is life asking of us?

We should aim to dig deep down back into our childhood, find what we truly love to do, and accept the call to adventure.

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Read a similar article I wrote about this – 4 Tips on how to find / reconnect to your true self 

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The Power of Doing Things You Hate

Mediocrity leads to an unfulfilled life. If we dare to get out of our comfort zone and try things which are difficult and uncomfortable, we could find ourselves looking back on these crucial moments as those which changed the course of our destiny.

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Difficulty

We all want to grow in life and become the best version of ourselves. But ask yourself for a second, how many people actually do this? How many people actually learn, grow and create new opportunities?

The sad thing is that not many do. A lot of times when we see difficulty or something which feels uncomfortable, we run as fast as we can away from it. It doesn’t feel right, and it makes one feel nervous. We fear failure, and lots of things go through our minds. The end result? We decline and walk away from the situation.

We have just missed out on a great occasion, something which could have answered the questions we currently hold.

However, if we were to change our mind-set towards this; if we were to dive into this difficulty, how much could one really learn and achieve?

It could be the start of something special…

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Dive in

My message to you in this short article is clear.

Dive in, go forth and boldly face the difficulty in front of you, if in doubt, do it!

Often when going into these endeavours, you will feel uncomfortable, everthing will be telling you to collapse and go back to your inner cave.

But do not.

Throw yourself of the edge of the mountain.

That’s the only way you’ll learn how to fly.

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Until next time, in Lakesh my companions, In Lakesh.

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The Beauty of Adversity

Adversity can either MAKE you or it can BREAK you

Choose one.

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Life is like the seasons, sometimes your up, sometimes your down. Sometimes its warm, sometimes its cold. Instead of looking to change the way life works we have an amazing ability to adapt, to learn and gather the jewels from whatever difficulty your are facing right now. There is ALWAYS more than you know.

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What is Adversity?

Adversity is often a difficult or unpleasant situation. We all endure this in life (some more than others) and for many of us it can be very tough. The thing is we must go through adversity in order to grown and learn from life. But too often, these difficulties become too much and we seek external help; not that there is anything wrong with that now and then, but seeking externally is a route to dissatisfaction. The power to overcome is within.

Adversity could range from losing a job, losing a family member or even losing the whole essence of who you are. Many people go through this in life and unfortunately, with the way life is set up, there are many escape routes. TV, Food, Alcohol, Drugs, Sex many of these things are used are gateways for escape.

The problem with this is that you have just missed a huge opportunity for growth, knowledge and expansion. Even if you temporarily manage to forget about your struggles, they will return, tenfold.

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Why you should be grateful for your Adversity

Lets face it, who truly from the bottom of their hearts wants a boring, easy secure life? A life where all you do is lounge around, and everything is planned and nothing goes wrong yet nothing goes right, and you are effectively living out a sorry existence? Who really wants that? Not me that for sure. In my view, if that how you see life, then maybe this article is not for you. To live like that means that you are living like zombie.

(Read – Truth about Happiness)

What is so amazing about difficulty in life is that it reveals yourself to you. All the inner workings of how you as a person operate on this serene plane.

Often when we go through adversity we wish it never came, and spend hours in regret wishing of what could have been; instead of realising the grand opportunity right in front of you.

This has happened for a reason, and after the initial depression if you are able to learn and grow, I promise you on the other side of your adversity, once you have overcome and learnt; your wildest dreams are there waiting for you.

Ultimately, be grateful for adversity, it will all make sense in the end.

Steve Jobs once said:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever will add up in the future. Some day you will look back, and it will all have worked out”

This quote sums up this article, everything is meant to happen, and just as the seasons are a permanent feature of the weather system on Earth, so is adversity. Learn to work with the seasons.

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How to learn and grow with Adversity

Just like the seasons force up to prepare accordingly, so our adversity teaches us how to live our lives.

Each difficulty opportunity for growth and knowledge about yourself. Never run away from it, face each difficulty exactly how it is, accept it, and work with it. The obstacle in the way becomes the way.

Every step you take is a step closer to the destination and if you are never afraid to fail, then you will always meet with adversity. But what is so beautiful about adversity is that it teaches you what you need to know. It helps you grow as a person, and ultimately it allows you to become your true selfshutterstock_367015991-1000x641.

If you decide to face your adversity, you will one day look back in awe, at just how much you have accomplished. Never run away from your fears, embrace them like the night embraces the day.

 

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Until next time, peace and blessings – Junaid. X

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A Calling

“The Call to adventure signifies that destiny has summoned the hero”

Joseph Campbell

Life is as interesting as you make it. It can either be an adventure or it can be nothing. It can be either be vast downloads of information, or it can be the numbing down of the brain with endless hours of TV. The amazing thing is; you have a choice.

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The Road to Hell

It is a common theme in this physical reality that the road to hell is covered in roses. What this means is that those things which appear to be exciting and worthy creators of our happiness are actually not. On the flip-side, those things which appear to be full of pain are actually where the heaven of Earth lies, the kingdom of heaven is within.

Hell and heaven may not necessarily exist in the afterlife, but they sure do exist in this life, internally. And then of course internal becomes external…

Diamonds are made under pressure, and with pain comes great growth (provided you do not run away from it)

There will be moments in your life where everything seems to have gone wrong, look deeper, there will be a call to adventure in whatever circumstances you are enshrouded in.

Life must become something with which we remember our true selves, and cast of the veil of illusion which we have willingly allowed to blockade us for so long.

 

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Life is short

Let’s be honest, life is ever so short and believe it or not all of this will be over before you know it. Life ends, death is permanent and there is no escaping it.

It’s as if this society gets so caught up in trying to live the secure comfortable life. Always looking for security for assurances. This is dangerous. How can this life be safe when we can die at any moment? You come into this planet with nothing and you leave with nothing, it is as simple as that.

We can either wither away and aim to always live life in the comfort zone and lead a derogatory life or we can do something else…

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The call to adventure

Like I said earlier, life can be an adventure. You will have many tests and twists in life, it is imperative you stay conscious and accept the call to adventure. It will be ominous so look out for the signs, and never ever give up, there is always more than you know.

 

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Do it and accept it, thank me later.

All the peace and blessings for 2018.

 

 

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The Present Oppurtunity

“Some days I just don’t know what to write about, heck some days I don’t even know what to think about. Its as if my brain has been lulled and induced to be some sort of way. This feels like fog, brain fog”  

Unknown – 2017

 

Lets face it guys, life can be tough. It has been for me the last few months, and there doesn’t seem to be a feasible way out of this. When life gets like this for people, it can be very easy to give up and throw in the towel.

It’s as life has forgotten about us and whistled by, like missing the last bus ride home.

Surely there must be some way to deal with this, running away has made it worse!

 

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Why this is happening

Our lives are intertwined with everyone else’s life, and whether you like it or not these people exist! Life on this planet is like spirals and change is a permanent feature in our evanescent time here in this physical reality.

Everything happens for a reason and with free-will we can decide what paths to take, There are always consequences, karma does not play favourite.

What we know of karma anyway, in regards to the definition, is… ‘dislodged’ to say the least. (Read here)

What has happened, was meant to happen, and what is to happen is meant to happen…However, this does not mean that we cannot do something about it. We can. Everything which is past or future, was/is made here right in the present. Live in the now and reclaim your true self.

 

 

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You are still alive

A famous movie once said that ‘every passing second is another chance to turn it all around’. 

Nothing could be closer to the truth than this powerful statement. Often this is also backed up by another famous question…

‘If you were to relive your life again, what would you do differently?’

Many people will answer this question by outlining their inner truest hopes for life. many of these have been now dashed as people have come to accept the life the way it is. But like I said above it is not over!

 

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Parting Worlds

Everything going on in your life now is exactly how you would want it. You have decided to go this way for such a long time now, that you know nothing better.

The new path is opening up for you in the form of your greatest fears. Continue to shut this out, and eventually this will shut you down.

But if one was to explore this path and enter a new world, what great treasures may truly await thee?

Accept the call to adventure, and don’t be afraid to look back in absolute awe at what you have achieved.

 

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