It has been found that the top executives relied upon quiet time, moments of prolonged inner reflection, to help them make better decisions. The inner connection allowed them greater access to intuitive problem solving which resulted in clearer thinking and more effective decision making. This modern approach to business is founded upon ancient Eastern philosophy. Without going outside, you may know the whole world, without looking through the window, you may se the ways of heaven. The farther you go, the less you know. The deeper you think about a problem, you find yourself nearer to the result. It seems to be some paradoxical advice but it speaks to a different level of our being, if we are willing and able to hear it. To “know without going outside”, “see without looking”, and “work without doing” is to be without effort. “The farther you go, the less you know,” speaks to the great mystery of life that is beyond our personal comprehension. It is a matter of your cultivation of confidence in yourself and your tools, your fellow members and other resources that may help you get the real target.
The deeper aspect of ourselves, call it the soul if you like, exists in harmony and unity with all creation. A subtle, yet tangible force of energy, weaves a web that interpenetrates all life. Our thought, our consciousness can access this subtle realm to receive aid to create, to learn and to impregnate. This subtle force is the terrain of the soul. You know you have found solid ground in this subtle realm when you feel peace, love, joy and bliss; not necessarily all at the same time. To set personal goals, you can use the old tried and proven method and use your mind to think about what you want and develop a game plan to achieve those goals. Effective, but not necessarily the most enlightened approach. Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment. You must try to know yourself why you are here and what better you can do for yourself, for those who are near to you and for those who do not harm you.
This century calls for enlightened action. This approach requires a deeper knowing of the self. We all have within our soul a deep knowing about our unique purpose in this life. When we take the time to introspect and ask for clarity about this purpose, we can more consciously become aligned with the highest forces of creation. The soul functions at level that is beyond and transcendent of our personal ego. The will and intention, tools of the soul, are actually powerful forces that can be used for manifestation. Our own material efforts and unfocussed actions recede in the face of the soul’s ability to intuitively personal story will provide some clarity.
Years ago, I was very troubled about the nature of the world. The Cold War was raging and the possibility of a nuclear holocaust seemed all too possible. I was meditating and had vision of a nuclear bombing exploding a few miles from my home and considered that reality in which I had a few seconds before I would be vaporized. I asked myself, “Have I done everything in my power to prevent this?’ The answer was “No”. From a very deep and sacred place within me, I spoke to the Great Voice that often guides me and offered myself in any way that might be found useful. It said: If you try and help keep the world from being blown up.
This goal came from a very deep place, clearly not my mind, for how could I as one common citizen do anything to stop such a terrible deed. I conceived of this work as an experiment to see what God could do through one simple, available citizen. I felt guided to create non-profit organisation for Peace. I was told that Soviets related to organisation, not to individuals. This made sense to me, so I should create an organisation in case I found something to do to bring normal citizens together and break the stereotypes that had been created by the persons in governments that we were enemies. We may exchange the public of two enemy nations and find out if they are interested to quarrel. No, it is politician class to serve their purposes in both the countries. For this, we may have to make a number of visits to both the nations, meeting their leaders, public and all intellectuals to know why both are going on that track.
We cannot just sit around waiting for results to happen. Once the goal is clear, we must do all we can do to fulfill our mission. My point is that working from the inside out and consciously aligning ourselves with our deepest values allows for more enlightened action and ultimately greater success.
Be Happy – we may ascertain why we are here, then we can accomplish our dreams.