Guiding Light: Nurturing Inner Strength In Turbulent Times

Guiding Light: Nurturing Inner Strength In Turbulent Times

Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj jiUpdated: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 08:14 PM IST
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Most of us have heard about the word inner strength or inherent power, but not many of us know about its real meaning. So, what is inner strength? How does it help us in practical life? and What exactly nourishes inner strength? It is a very well-known fact that when people do something good, they naturally want the world to know about it and appreciate them for it. However, if they do something bad, they prefer that no one should know and hence they try to hide it. As a matter of fact, a person who has developed a personal ethical policy of not defaming or insulting anyone generates considerable inner strength from this inner discipline and consequently receives deep love and respect from others. In the process of consolidating such an ethical policy one becomes sensitive to the feelings of others, as well as generating the inner power to tolerate unpleasant truths about self, and realize what personal changes are required. Making those changes permanent and indelible is a proof of inner integrity and strength.

One must always keep this in mind that we are all on a journey of lifelong learning. Hence, learning to let go of ego, dishonesty or superficial interaction with others is not a small thing. There are many fears to be faced and in this whole journey, the heart is often broken, disillusioned and in pain. We try best to cover these wounds with many attractive bandages, but eventually we need to remove them and begin the process of healing the wounds and become whole again. It sounds simple while reading, but practically it is not so easy to develop an attitude of renunciation and decide to live simply, economically and with ease and freedom. Why? simply because we all are deeply attached to our limitations and the chains that bind us. Moreover, individual karmic accounts have led to accumulation of unlimited negativity in one’s sanskaras, thereby compelling souls to forget their original loving nature of peace and love and behave rudely. Today we see that the vices of greed have penetrated at all the levels in society. With massive scandals happening on a daily basis, there has been a “trust deficit” in society at a mass scale, putting the entire humanity in turmoil. The only hope for humankind under such a crisis lies in almighty’s wisdom & connectivity, by which we feel blessed, energetic & secured, for it is this divine wisdom which empowers us to have a clear vision of ourselves and our roles in this world drama. With trust and courage, if we take a step of determination, then we would surely receive the strength to shed the false accoutrements and make ourselves clean and free from dependencies.

The writer is a spiritual educator and popular columnist for publications across India, Nepal and the UK, and has written more than 8,000 columns. He can be contacted at nikunjji@gmail.com / www.brahmakumaris.com

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