5 Ways to Reset Our Inner Compass of Life – by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari



Everything we need in life will come to us in its own time, provided we have found the center of our inner life and have reset our life compass in the right direction. If it is not set properly, then it is as if we are attempting to sail without a course, as a boat tossing on the turbulent ocean of life.

When the rough weather and turbulence comes in our life, when our “life boat” starts to toss, indeed, it appears as though the boat could capsize. But once the compass of life is correctly reset we have the boat of life sailing in right direction toward the right destination. This resetting of our inner compass is part of the “self-loving” process. We first take care of our inner navigation system and then expand to our outer world and others.

What is the true North of our compass in life? It is realizing our peaceful Self! We are not just our body, but are living spiritual dynamos; no action is more important than our realization in this very birth that we are an instrument of universal forces, that our time is short, that we have come to realize who we ARE! Nothing less! Nothing more!

Here are some helpful things to use to reset our inner compass toward lasting peace.

Reset Our Body-Mind

The only way we can reset our buttons to better health of both body and mind is to take total care of our body, which is most important. Daily yoga, breathing exercises and meditation must have a fixed time, like we go and sit at the computer table, almost like being drawn by it, and then we are glued there. We must have our morning yoga, breathing and meditation time, and know that our body has all the power to heal itself, but that it needs our cooperation too.

Remember to Breathe

In the rush of life we almost forget to breathe. That is a cause of stress. We can breathe without thinking about our breath, but there is a qualitative difference between conscious breathing and breathing by default. Know that at any point in time our happiness is just a breath away from us through a deep mindful breath of gratitude and love for God in all beings, sentient and insentient, in all of universes. This will calm us down, and that is when we will realize our true purpose of life: To be effortless…. to be in peace and to share peace.

Learn To Say “No”

One of the most difficult things to learn in life is to say “no” when it is a must for our inner peace. Don’t forget we are here to pay off our debts to those who are part of our life, but that should not blind us to the fact that we are here to realize our true peaceful blissful state of the Spirit within. We must never hurt anyone, but at the same time, we don’t need to be a doormat. It is only when we have peace inside us that we can be an agent of peace wherever we are. A frustrated soul cannot travel far with heavy heart and shoulders. So, let us be good to all, but not at the cost of our peace within as we rise above reactions and abide in our own true Self within.

 Embrace Our Mistakes 

Mistakes and failures are true teachers of life. It is only through mistakes that we learn life lessons; we grow, we mature, and we realize better ways to do things with better methods of success in life. Remember, humankind makes mistakes hence only humankind can be a Buddha! We need not fret on our mistakes or others mistakes but treat each of them as steps to higher possibilities and realizing our true purpose in life.

Listen to the Universe

There are times when we need to just not say what we want to say. Unpleasant truths are not always palatable! There are times when we need to be less judgmental and more responsive on grounds of compassion only to give our soul the peace it longs for. Instead we look within to find a better solution which can sometimes be the language of silence. Yes, once we are silent then the Universe whispers the best course to reset our compass to our true purpose in life, to be in peace and share peace.

 


 

About author

This article was written by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari

Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari is a globally acclaimed spiritual and motivational teacher, author, social advocate, peacemaker and innovative micro-credit leader from West Bengal, India. In 2005, Shuddhanandaa founded the Stress Management Academy (SMA), and began conducting global seminars on breathing, relaxation, meditation and positive thinking for schools, corporations, hospitals, prisons and other venues. He expanded his offerings in 2012 by introducing Courses in Mindfulness (CIM). He has presented his programs to businesses, universities and general audiences in India, UK, Germany, Poland, Spain, Kenya, Bahrain, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, USA and Canada. Wherever he goes, his vibrant intelligence, fully engaged heart and remarkable presence touch his audience. His presence bears the mark of his years of practice of meditation and relentless service to humanity. He walks the talks. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the S.T.A.R Foundation at the House of Lords, UK, in July 2015. He has authored several books, including Your Mind, Your Best Friend: 30 Days to Building Your Most Important Friendship and Cleaning the Mirror of Mind: Clutter Free Home, Clutter Free Mind and The Incredible Life of a Himalayan Yogi. He is a regular contributor to several magazines, and is a popular figure on the social media. Devoted to stress free happy living, he has also been regularly giving talk shows on TV since 2014. www.facebook.com/shuddhaanandaaji Websites: http://www.courseinmindfulness.com http://babalokenath.org http://www.feelinghearts.org

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