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Looking Inward To Find Your True Self.

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248685If you think something outside of yourself is the cause of your problem, you will look outside of yourself for the answer and never really find it.

The path of looking inward, deep into our mind, can well be compared with the long stillness before day break. There is frequently nothing to mark it, but a quietly increasing light. The gradual dawning of a new world in our consciousness comes silently. it is a secret inner thing we can never fully share with others.

For looking inward we have to completely relax the body and the mind. This increases the capacity to cope with stressful situations and the consciousness has more clarity. The first step is to strip the ego which is totally responsible for our inability to see things more clearly and in their true perspective. One by one, we must try and strip those weak areas of ourself which the world has taught is to cherish i.e. attitudes, stubbornness, prejudices, fears, revenge and hates. These are not really you. You have to look for yourself beyond the ego and the qualities that shape it, and which constantly work against you.

We do not hear the sunrise, so too the greatest moment in our life comes quietly. In that stillness ALONE is born the knowledge of the self. Therefore, in absolute quietness, free from the presence of other people, noise and distractions we have to try and become one with our self. We start with discovering our conscience and then the sub-conscience and then the true Power of our mind.

The bottom of the lake cannot be seen when the surface is covered with ripples. It is only possible for us to catch a glimpse of the bottom when the ripples have subsided and the water is clean. If the water is muddy or is agitated all the time, the bottom will not be seen. If it is clear and there are no waves, we shall see the bottom. The bottom of the lake is our true self.

Again the mind is in three states:

  1. Darkness- Found in brutes and idiot; it only acts to injure. No other idea comes in to that state of the mind.
  2. Active- This state of minds chief motives are power and enjoyment.’I will be powerful and rule others’.
  3. Serenity- Finally, there is a state of serenity and calmness, in which the waves cease and the water of the mind-lake becomes clear. That is where the real and strong power of the mind emerges, and it can be within your reach.

I also like to believe that a little bit of God lives within all of us. We shall discover, how fortunate we are, only, when we are at peace with our true selves and are able to communicate with our mind. The powers of the mind are like rays of light dissipated; when they are concentrated, they illumine. This is our only means of truth and knowledge. The world is ready to give up its secrets, if we only know, how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration. There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point; that is the secret.

The concentrated mind is a lamp that shows us every corner of our inner-self and the little bit of God that lives within us. Here no speech is needed; silence will carry the truth and you shall accumulate the immense power of your mind, in silence. It will then become a means for developing our own human potential, thus enabling us to devote ourselves with greater totality and clarity to whatever we undertake to do; and to commit ourselves more fully to finding joy and happiness and spreading the same to others whom we associate with.

with love Zeenat

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Author: Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

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21 thoughts on “Looking Inward To Find Your True Self.

  1. Hey
    Enjoyed this . . We can only find peace in the quiet of our minds.
    A tough journey when the mind is clouded by thoughts but a worthwhile journey for when peace is found , beauty begins.

  2. This is a beautiful article Zennat, finding peace in our mind bring tranquility to our souls.

  3. What a great blog you have here – so beautiful and (just as you wrote in this post) serene! I was calmed the minute it loaded onto my screen.

    That being said, this post is wonderful. It reminds me of what my spiritual mentor told me many times when I first started on a spiritual path. He told me to be like the bottom of the ocean: perfectly still. No matter what goes on at the top (waves, chaos, storms, what-have-you), if I can maintain peacefulness within me, I’d be able to withstand anything and experience true joy.

    While I don’t always succeed at practicing that, it’s a goal I maintain nonetheless.

    ~ Namaste ~

    • Welcome Megan, So glad you could come and share your experience here. It is really refreshing how like minded people can come together. The best part is all of us are on our spiritual journey and helping each other.

  4. How beautifully written! And I love the photo too. I wake early and sit on the deck of the lake house. The lake before me is like your photo. Still – peaceful. It is such a great time for meditation, journaling, reflecting. At home, I have no calm morning lake before me, until I close my eyes and go within. It is there. Always.

    Thank you for such a beautiful post!

  5. In ‘Love Without End’ Jesus explains that with the heart we connect with God and His creation. It is the heart and the love within that is the intelligent guide to our lives. The mind is only at its best when it serves the heart and takes its direction from the heart.
    I love that explanation and when listening to the heart, you access the beauty that loud mind is too busy for to see.

  6. I truly believe that the answer to all of our problems lies deep within us, if only we take the time to focus and listen. Though it always seems to pose a challenge whenever we get caught up in the mundane day to day thinking. Personally, I’ve found that whenever I silence the chatter going on in my head, I’m able to come up with solutions and ideas on how to tackle something in a way that I may have never thought of. With the ongoing chatter, at times I think we tend to rely heavily on outside sources for solutions. The downfall is that we give up our own power so easily.

    Rhythm Rob

  7. ‘The concentrated mind is a lamp’ –
    Let there be light!

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  9. Zeenat, what positive suggestions for finding oneself and for developing inner peace. I love comparing the process to a lake, as well.

    Karen

  10. Wow Zeenat.. Glad found your blog.. inspirational and b’ful.. thanks for sharing such powerful insights with us..

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  12. beautiful article…
    inspiring and thought provoking!!

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  17. Dear aunty(i really dont know how to address you!)
    YOu’re doing a fabulous job…This deed of yours to bring smile in the lips of your readers atleast for a moment is a holy one indeed..I’ve become your fan..PLease do continue this forever…And for myself please suggest some good books to read!

    • Hi Ashna! Oh please dont make me an aunty! I prefer Zeenat :)
      And darling, why dont you subscribe to the blog from the right hand side bar…I’ll send you 3 awesome books to read which I have written myself.
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