Last night, I participated in the most fascinating and inspiring 60 minutes2impact conference call, presented by Project Starfish America. During this call, Anuradha Kamath spoke about her own journey to happiness, and how she got to where she is today. One vital take away for me from this presentation, is that true happiness stems from blindness. I don’t necessarily mean physiological blindness, this simply means that we become blind to our external world and focus on our internal reality.
Let me illustrate this concept a little further by using my own personal inner connection as an example. As you have read from several of my previous blog posts about wind chimes, rain, and music, you will know that I am strongly connected to what I once thought was merely the music of the world around me. However, this is only one aspect of my sixth sense. I am effected by the vibrations of sound, which includes the music, whether traditional or natural, the gentle click-clack of my keyboard as I type, and the sound of my own voice, whether I am talking to myself or another person, or singing songs that I make up while I am doing my daily tasks. These vibrations resonate through my body, thus filling me with the energy created by the frequencies in which I am naturally tuned. These sound vibrations speak me to me in a very special way. Sometimes the message that my sixth sense receive can be either negative or positive, depending on the frequency of the particular vibrations. Anuradha Kamath told us that we are not the creators of instruments, although people built the instruments with which we have become so familiar over the years. However, the materials to make these instruments are made from natural elements, created by God. These natural vibrations are often times the inspiration for my writing. When I connect with these vibrations, I shut off the outside world, and allow the vibrations of my environment to speak their message to my inner ear, my inner eye sees what these vibrations communicate to me, and from there, the thoughts that stem from these vibrations, flow from my soul, through my body, from my fingers to the keyboard, to the computer screen, which reaches the eyes, ears or fingers of my readers. If my written or spoken words, or even the songs I make up, no matter how silly or nonsensical can effect those around me in a positive way, then I am richly blessed.
If you find that you’re not connected to sound as I am, then use the talents you have and feed off the positive energy you create for others. For example, if you love to cook, and your food has made someone feel better about themselves or their particular situations, then your culinary talents are a source of healing for yourself and those around you.
How do you know what comes easiest to you?
If someone compliments you for any reason, don’t wave it off or push it aside. Take every compliment at face value, because when you pay close attention to the positive things people say about you, then you will discover what comes easy for you. I recommend that you do what comes natural to you, and listen to what people say about the way your talent effects them. If you continue to do things that you don’t like, or continue to judge yourself based on your past, you are causing yourself mental harm. This is also true if you try to focus on the future. Anuradha Kamath suggests that we live in the moment instead of dwelling on our past mistakes , or trying to plan for a future that may never come. If we take time to become blind to our five senses, so that we may tune into our sixth sense, , then we will fine our inner happiness.
Here is one more point Anuradha Kamath made, that I found to be the most inspiring of the entire presentation. When a thought comes to you, don’t take it in, or react it to it right away. Take a mental step back and ask yourself “Is this my thought, or did this thought come from someone else?” If you feel uncomfortable after asking yourself this question, then the thought came from some other source. If you’re out and about, and you witness something that makes you angry or upsets you, don’t react based on these emotions alone. For example, let’s hypothetically suppose that you’re in a grocery store, and you overhear someone mistreating an elderly person, or a child. Don’t simply march over to the abuser and rail at him or her. This will only make the situation worse. However, we are unable to walk away from these types of situations. God has put us here on this earth to help others. It was suggested to me by someone earlier today that we mustn’t pray fro patience, we must pray for wisdom. The wise thing to do in such a situation Is to show compassion to the abuser first. Yes, I’ve been abused before, and I know this one sounds hard, but it really worse. Tell him or her that you understand that he/she may be angry at the helpless victim, but then end by saying, “Please stop,mistreating this person,.” This may seem easier said than done, but you’ll see a much different outcome than the original interaction. I know I need to put that into practice a lot more, because when I hear someone mistreating another person, I rail at the abuser in my head, and sometimes I get very emotionally distraught. This presentation has taught me some valuable lessons, not only for my own life, but also how to positively use my God given talents and my sixth sense to impact my friends and family, as well as those I come in contact with on a daily basis, whether virtually, or face to face. Take control of your life, don’t let it take control of you!
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I pray dear reader, that this blog post blesses your heart as much as listening to last night night’s 60 minutes2impact call has blessed mine. If you have any thoughts on my post you’d like to share with everyone in the blogosphere, please leave them in the comments below. I also encourage you to like, follow, and share the link to my post with your friends and family, so they can be blessed as well.
Love and prayers to all of you, and have a blessed rest of your night and may God richly bless you in the day ahead. Remember that God has a purpose for you, and your calling is the one thing that comes easiest to you.