Everyone has 3 dimensions. The physical, the personality which we express and the inner, which is constant and isn't always visible to the world. Every aspect of existence has 3 dimensions. Past, present, and future. Creation, maintenance, and dissolution etc. Each of the 3 is available for exploration, but the best one to concentrate on is the current dimension, the present. That is how we nurture purpose, focus, and clarity, which create a great life and a great future.
We live in an age of confusion, when the unreal appears real and visa versa. It is difficult to discern one from the other. Many believe that they are connecting to Mohanji's consciousness and have spoken in his name, when they are projecting their own minds or manipulations. This causes upheaval and further confusion. In such cases, the best thing to do is to double check via official channels. The benchmark for authentic connectivity will always be tangible, life-changing transformation.
Having goals is important and the best goals are the ones which are effortless and in accord with our innate nature and also add value to the world. Getting there requires a clear and detailed vision, which means knowing exactly what we want to achieve, knowing where we stand and what the intervening steps between here and there are. Seeking input from trusted advisors and building solid relationships help a lot. Determination, perseverance and flexibility are the indispensable prerequisites.
Our reality is determined by what we focus on. Collective reality, the situation we find ourselves in today, restriction and fear related to COVID, are at the forefront of our collective mind. Being aware of our thoughts, making a determined effort to discard external, negative input, cultivating a genuinely positive attitude, knowing that we have all that we need to make a positive difference, acting on that basis, without regard for the size of our contribution, is the best thing we can do.
When we stand by those who are helpless, we become human. This is the thought which Mohanji shares with real-life experience. When he worked in the shipping industry, a new ferry service wanted to sail from his port, but passengers' security standards were very bad, people would have died. Despite all pressures, accusations and attempts by the owners to make the ship sail, he stood his ground and refused. We must stand by the helpless and do what is right.
Many beings that we share this world with have a mouth but they do not have a voice. They are subjected to torture and murder for the sake of human progress and taste. Similarly, many acts take place where people are silenced. We can have a more human world where all beings are treated with respect. For this, we must speak for those who cannot. We must speak the truth, in the right places and in the right manner respectfully.
How to develop a great personality? It's a question that is worth contemplation as our personality defines how we interact with the world. Mohanji shares ten pillars that can be taken as qualities of a great personality. These are useful measures for contemplation on how we would like our own personality to be.
The situation that we live in creates tremendous anxiety inside people and situations are even reaching suicide. Today, more than meditations, more than yoga, and more than philosophies what people need is kindness. If we can develop an attitude of kindness, we can alleviate those around us from anxiety and stress. Many people only need to know that someone is there for them. We can develop an attitude of kindness and begin to knit more people together.
Our life has no rehearsals, and in this podcast, Mohanji asks the question “How can we live a simple but effective life”. Many people live incredibly complex lives, but they have less and less contentment or satisfaction. The great masters of India lived very simple lives, and whilst they all had their weaknesses, they made the most of their strengths, leading to greatness. Fewer complexities, a better life. Simplicity is one of the most potent traits for an effective life.
As 2020 comes to an end and we look ahead to 2021. We can use the year to re-invent ourselves. We can remain flexible, take initiative, take time to make decisions and build meaningful friendships through companionship. This will bring our own betterment and to those around us, especially the helpless. We can cultivate meaningful relationships and we can be there for others, especially the helpless. 2020 was a year we couldn’t have expected and going into 2021 we can be better prepared to keep moving, whatever life brings.