One Step Towards Success – Thought For the Day

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Message for the day 20-03-2019
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You can achieve constant success when you are generous with your specialities and virtues.

Contemplation:Deep within, each and everyone have treasures of virtues and specialities that could be used. The more we are generous with these treasures and use them for others’ benefit, we find that they are available for us too. This ensures success in our life.

Application: Think of one speciality or good quality you have that can be put to use. Use this speciality for the benefit of at least one person each day. The more you use this speciality, the more it will get strengthened.

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Message for the day 19-03-2019
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Your generosity in putting others forward will automatically place you in front.

Contemplation:When you say ‘you first’ instead of ‘I first’ you will be placed forward. For having done the selfless service of putting others forward and encouraging them, you will get plenty of blessings. This will take you forward very quickly.

Application: When there is a conflict with someone, become generous. Instead of expecting the other person to understand you and do according to what you want, listen to what he is saying. When you give a chance in this way you will move forward very quickly.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 13-03-2019
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The one who is truly happy knows the importance of taking happiness as much as he knows how to give happiness to others.


Contemplation:In order to be fully happy, it is important not to take sorrow from situations or people. Usually we pay attention not to give sorrow but it is now equally important to just take happiness from whatever happens.

Application: Today take the thought in your mind that you will just give happiness and take happiness from each and every person you meet. Think of something nice to say to every person you meet. Then you will find that you are constantly happy because you are not expecting from them but you are giving.

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Message for the day 12-03-2019
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Happiness is earned by those whose actions and attitudes are pure and selfless.

Contemplation:When the actions are pure and selfless there is no trace of negativity. Where there is no negativity, the mind becomes free from feelings of guilt, fear etc. This automatically ensures constant happiness.

Application: If there is no happiness, there is definitely some kind of negativity. So check the actions that you perform. Let them be not only for your benefit but also for the benefit of all and you will find that you are able to be in constant happiness.

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Message for the day 11-03-2019
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True happiness doesn’t come from external things or people but from within.

Contemplation:As long as we depend for our happiness on external sources, there is every chance that we are disappointed. True happiness is that which comes from within. It is to enjoy and cherish each moment. When you do this your happiness spreads to others too.

Application: Take this thought today to smile at everyone and everything that comes your way. When you believe you are happy you will be able to take even the negative things in the most positive way.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 06-03-2019
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Happiness stays in the life of the one who has faith in the self.

Contemplation:When there is faith, there is obvious happiness visible in thought, word and action. Whatever the obstacles come by, faith in the self brings the confidence to face all obstacles very easily and happily.

Application: Whatever the task you take up remind yourself again and again that you are going to succeed in it. This gives you the faith to go on with happiness in spite of seeming difficulties.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

 

 

Those with the power of tolerance will be content and will make others content too.

Contemplation:When you tolerate, you will find yourself improving. This will make you feel satisfied with yourself and you will become a support for others too. This will make them content with themselves and with you too.

Application: Each day make it a point to learn at least one thing from all the suggestions that you get throughout the day. When you keep this in mind you will be able to tolerate even negative comments very easily and you will find yourself improving.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris


Tolerance enables one to learn from mistakes.

Contemplation:When you are sure of what you are doing and you are in your stage of self-respect, criticism can be taken in the right way. This will enable you to check yourself when you go wrong. Instead of justifying your mistakes you will be able to learn from them and improve.

Application: When someone criticises you, remind yourself that you have something to learn from it. Ask yourself if there is at least a small aspect that you could incorporate in your life. Take this aspect and leave the rest.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 24-02-2019
—————————————–Cooperation creates space for learning and growth.

Expression:The one who cooperates and inspires cooperation is able to create a conducive environment for the progress of all. To inspire cooperation means to be able to relate to the positivity in those around. Relating to the positive aspect naturally inspires others to use their specialities for the success of the task. Their good wishes for the task too emerge very naturally.

Experience: Since I am able to relate to others’ positivity, I find myself enriched with it. I subconsciously imbibe what I perceive. I get a chance and a space to learn and progress. The journey towards success in itself is a joyful experience and there is harmony in working with others. Thus I find success too easy to achieve as there is the contribution of each one’s speciality for the task.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 23-02-2019
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To be wise is to enjoy the beauty of life.

Contemplation:Wisdom gives the understanding that life does not function haphazardly. It teaches that everything that happens in this theatre of life has deep meaning and significance. Wisdom also brings the understanding that what is reaped today is a result of what was sown yesterday. So whatever actions are done now are filled with positivity and beauty – for, there is always the desire to reap better fruits.

Application: When I have the true understanding I find myself satisfied and content with everything that is happening in my life. Yet there is the desire and the urge to go on being creative and using my resources for the benefit of all. I go on planting beautiful seeds of positivity and power. So I continue to enjoy the fruits of the seeds I plant. I never stop with obstacles but move forward with confidence.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 22-02-2019
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You can fulfill your responsibilities well when you work in coordination with others.

Contemplation:Responsibilities can be fulfilled well when there is the recognition that each one can contribute something to the task. It is also essential to create a cooperative rather than a competitive environment. Then there would be no feeling of superiority or inferiority in anyone.

Application: When you are responsible to complete some task, involve all the people who can you help in it. When you do this you will find your task finishing faster. Also you would find that you would get the good wishes of all the people involved in the task.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 21-02-2019
—————————————–The one who is responsible is the one who is satisfied.

Contemplation:When responsibility is taken up and fulfilled with commitment, there is efficiency and effectiveness in the work. This results in satisfaction and contentment at having made a significant contribution.Application: Each day take up the responsibility of contributing something significant to any task. When you continue this you will find that you are content with whatever you are doing.In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 20-02-2019
—————————————–Responsibility is best fulfilled by the one who is detached.Contemplation:When one is attached to the task that he is responsible for it leads to worry, doubt and fear. This can have a crippling effect on decision-making and result in difficult situations.Application: When you have to take up some new responsibility tell yourself that you will do your best in fulfilling the responsibility. Become detached from the result of the task and you will find yourself doing your best because there are no negative thoughts.In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 19-02-2019
—————————————–The one who is responsible changes first before he expects others to change.Contemplation:The one who is responsible is a leader. He would take up the responsibility to change himself first instead of waiting for others to change. With the change that he brings in himself he inspires others to change too.Application: Think of one situation where you are expecting someone else to change. Now think of one aspect in this situation in which you can bring about a change in yourself. Take up the responsibility of changing this and you will find yourself progressing and others taking the inspiration to change too.
In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 18-02-2019
—————————————–Responsibility is to honor the role that has been entrusted and to perform it to the best of one’s ability.Contemplation:Just as the actor accepts whatever role he is given and performs to the best of his ability, in the same way taking up responsibility for one’s life is to accept and honor the role so that the performance is the best under all circumstances. The result is that time and resources are utilized to bring maximum benefit.Application: Each day remind yourself that you are a good actor who brings out the best of whatever role you get. Instead of thinking of what you don’t have start using in the best possible way what you have.In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 17-02-2019
—————————————–Where there is humility and self-respect, it results in selfless service.Contemplation:When there is a combination of humility and self-respect you become a giver. Your humility enables you to put others forward and your actions will be ones that give happiness to others.Application: When you are involved in some major task remind yourself of your humility and give the ones around you a chance. When you put others forward you will be able to ensure your own progress too along with that of others.
In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 16-02-2019
—————————————–Respect for others enables them to strengthen themselves and progress.

Contemplation:When you have respect for others you are actually creating an environment in which they can strengthen themselves and grow. You are not caught up with their weaknesses but are encouraging them to use their specilaities.Application: When you see someone working with his weakness think of one speciality in that person and relate to him with this speciality. Also draw his attention to it and slowly you’ll find him getting stronger.In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 15-02-2019
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Where there is true respect there is humility.

Contemplation:The more respect is measured on the basis of something external, the greater the desire for recognition from others. The greater the desire, the more one falls victim to ego and there cannot be humility.

Application: Start the day with a thought that brings self-respect. Tell yourself that you are special and you will use your speciality throughout the day. You will not dominate or limit the freedom of anyone.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 14-02-2019
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You’ll be able to do your best when you have respect for the tasks that you are involved in.

Contemplation:Even the smallest task that you do becomes special when you understand why you are doing it. It then enables you to have respect for whatever you do. When you work with this respect you’ll automatically do the best.Application: Check what your feelings are in all the tasks that you are involved in throughout the day. In case you find any task as unimportant don’t do it. Also tell yourself at the beginning of the day that today you will take the time to do everything properly.In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 13-02-2019
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You get respect from others when you have respect for yourself.Contemplation:Every human being has innate worth which is pure and virtuous. Faith in the self brings out the potential within and this brings respect for the self. Self-respect makes you self-reliant and makes others respect you.Application: In order to get respect from others, increase your own self-respect. For this find something unique in yourself and each morning remind yourself of this speciality. Also make sure you work at least once with this speciality throughout the day.In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 12-02-2019
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Respect is to recognize and appreciate the unique role of each and everyone.

Contemplation:Each one is unique with his own specialities. When you recognize the role of each one, you can understand that he is playing his part accurately. Then you can acknowledge even the smallest contribution and you’ll be free from expectations.

Application: When you find yourself having negative thoughts towards any one, make the practice of looking at one speciality in that person and relate to it. Also tell yourself that without the role of this particular person the drama would not be complete.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 11-02-2019
—————————————–When you look at the specialities in each one you can easily cooperate with others and receive their cooperation.

Contemplation:Each and every individual has something special. If you make the habit of seeing these specialities, you will find that others are able to relate to you with these specialities and you can easily get their cooperation. You will also be able to cooperate with them easily.Application: Think of one person you are not able to cooperate with. Now think of one speciality of that person. Make sure you relate to this speciality whenever you come into contact with this person. As you continue this practice you will find your negativity vanishing away and cooperation becomes easy.In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
Message for the day 10-02-2019
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When each one is working towards a common task, cooperation becomes easy.

Contemplation:To get others’ cooperation you need to share the task and the information regarding the task with others. When you communicate your motives using easy and simple language, everyone can understand and feel a part of the whole and they would naturally contribute their best.Application: Any new task that you take up make sure you inform all the details to everyone related to the task. Even the minutest details when communicated to others, helps in creating a priority in them to give their best to the task.In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 09-02-2019
—————————————–You receive cooperation from others when you have a clear aim.Contemplation:When you are doing something with a clear picture in your mind others will naturally cooperate with you. If you are not sure of what you are doing and why you will not be able to receive their cooperation.Application: When you want the cooperation of others in what you do make sure that you are sure of what you are doing. Be clear in your mind of what you want to achieve and you will find others helping you.
In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 08-02-2019
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Perform every task while in your self-respect and others will continue to cooperate with you.

Contemplation:When you are doing something and you are in your self-respect, it creates cooperation. On the other hand if you have ego because of which you expect others to recognize your work and appreciate it, it creates competition and jealousy.

Application: When you find someone not cooperating with you, check within yourself why you are performing that task. If there is the slightest feeling of trying to prove yourself, remove it. Let there be the thought in the mind that you want only success in the task and nothing else.

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Message for the day 07-02-2019
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Cooperation comes when there are pure feelings and good wishes for all involved in the task.

Contemplation:When you are working for something and that task is for common benefit, you will find that others will easily cooperate with you. Also their good wishes help in the success of the task.

Application: When you take up something new and important, make sure there is some benefit for everyone involved in the task. When you do this you will find that everyone will cooperate with you.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 06-02-2019
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Your trust in others makes you get their cooperation.

Contemplation:When you have faith in others, they will have faith in themselves too and this creates enthusiasm in them. This further serves to increase self-confidence in the one you are working with.

Application: When you find that someone whom you are working with is not cooperating with you, make the practice of telling yourself that you have complete faith in that person. Slowly you will find that person cooperating with you.

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Message for the day 05-02-2019
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The more you are humble, the more will be your success.

Contemplation:Humility gives you the wings to fly. It gives you enthusiasm based on your inner truth and you can easily move forward. When there is no humility you will find yourself being pulled back again and again.Application: When you do something, remind yourself of how much you are enjoying it. Let there be no desire for recognition or praise. Then you will find yourself succeeding in the task that you undertake and you will be appreciated too.In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 04-02-2019
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Honesty inspires trust.

Expression:The one who is honest is clean and clear within. He is aware of his resources and uses them sincerely for his own benefit and that of others. Honesty also means to speak what is thought and to do what is spoken. So there are no discrepancies in thoughts, words and actions. So others are able to trust the one who is honest. Each action of an honest person becomes an inspiration for those around.

Experience: When I am honest I break internal barriers. I am not caught up with the seeming negativity of the situation, nor do I feel helpless by the limitations set out by the situation. I am able to enjoy the gift of each moment and use it to the fullest extent. I find myself becoming an example for many, as others are inspired by whatever I do.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 03-02-2019
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Tolerance brings the ability to enjoy the fruits of the moment.

Expression:When there is tolerance, there is the ability to understand and accept situations as they are. So there is no reaction to situation and people, but an ability to act in the right way. So the one who is tolerant is able to make use of the available resources and be the best under all circumstances.

Experience: Even during challenging situations if I am tolerant, I am able to experience success each moment. I have the satisfaction of using the present moment in a fruitful way. Tolerance brings humility in me and I constantly keep learning and progressing, with every challenge that I am faced with.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 02-02-2019
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Tolerance brings stability.

Expression:When one is faced with defamation or is accused of something, tolerance gives the power to remain stable and calm. So there is the natural ability to smile even when there is negativity that comes. Tolerance brings the recognition of the actual situation and the ability to see beyond the insults. This is possible because of being in a state of self-respect constantly.Experience: When I am in my state of self-respect I am internally stable, whatever the situation outside may be. This is tolerance, which also brings humility. It is this humility that enables me to be a constant learner. So I find that in my stable state of mind, I am able to experience constant progress. Even insults do not stop me from moving forward.In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris
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Message for the day 01-02-2019
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The breath of a true life is enthusiasm.

Expression:To live life, to live each moment with enthusiasm is to really live life. The quality of life, the quality of the work done, the quality of relationships, everything is enriched through enthusiasm. Where there is enthusiasm there is maximum recognition and usage of everything available. Enthusiasm spreads to others too, gives them the courage to do their best and enrich their lives.

Experience: When I am enthusiastic, I am able to enjoy everything that comes my way. The biggest obstacle seems like a game for me, and I pass it by easily, without experiencing any difficulty. Confidence builds up in me and gives me the courage to be the best in all I do. I slowly increase my own potential and steadily move on towards success.

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Message for the day 31-01-2019
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The biggest gift is the gift of virtues.

Expression:Through out the day, each individual is involved in a series of activities. A simple thought to give the gift of virtues makes even ordinary actions special. Each act becomes special and the fragrance of this speciality spreads around and touches the lives of others too. Such an individual is able to contribute to every task with his own speciality and bring success in the task too.

Experience: When I am able to express and give the gift of my virtues, I am able to attain satisfaction with whatever I get to do. This satisfaction brings in me the inner urge to contribute some more. I achieve success outwardly too since I have actually been able to experience inner success. My relations with others are also harmonious and whatever task I do along with the others brings a productive result.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 30-01-2019
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The one who is responsible is the one who constantly has good wishes.

Expression:To be responsible means to recognise the importance of one’s own role. That means there is the understanding that others’ transformation is dependent on one’s own transformation. When there is the recognition of one’s responsibility, there is naturally alertness. This alertness brings good wishes for even the ones who are not being positive.

Experience: When I am able to maintain good feelings for all those I come into contact with me, I find my relations gradually improving. I also find that I am ready to take up the challenge of changing myself before I can think of changing others. Due to this, others continue to take inspiration from me and bring about a change in themselves too.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Message for the day 29-01-2019
To finish waste questions is to find a solution.

Expression:When a difficult situation comes up there are waste questions in the mind either about the past or about the future. Questions like ‘why did it happen like this?’ or ‘What will happen now?’ are very common. But to keep the mind busy with waste questions is to block it from using its capability of finding solutions. On the other hand, to finish waste questions, means to keep the mind free for finding solutions.

Experience: When I keep my mind free from waste questions, I am able to be alert and find the right answer to every problem. I have the confidence and I know that every problem has a solution. When I keep my mind in the present by freeing myself of waste questions, I am able to quickly and easily find the solution and find myself moving towards success even in all challenging situations.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 28-01-2019
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To be a master means not to be cheated by one’s own weaknesses.

Expression:When there is any weakness working within me it means that the internal power is not working at that time. To be a master means there is total control over all the internal powers. Whether it is the power of concentration, or the power to decide or the power to be stable, whatever power is required is used according to the right time. So no weakness is expressed but only inner strength is revealed.Experience: When I am able to use all my powers at the right time, I experience mastery – over situations and over others. But most of all I find that I am a master of myself and my own feelings and emotions. I am always in control of my emotions, however challenging the situations outside may be. So I find that I am never cheated by my weaknesses.
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Message for the day 27-01-2019
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There is magic in each day for those who have the eyes to see.Expression:The ones who are happy, always find something new. Even in the most ordinary and routine situations, they are able to find something interesting. So they are able to use everything that is with them in the best possible way. They are the ones who bring newness with enthusiasm and make the best use of the resources available.Experience: When I have the eyes to see the magic of each day, I have the ability to appreciate even small beautiful things of life. I constantly find myself content with whatever is happening and whatever I attain in my life. My contentment also brings creativity and I am able to experience progress by making use of all that is with me.
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Message for the day 26-01-2019
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The first step of courage is to consider oneself fortunate at every step.Expression:The one who is courageous never has a doubt of being fortunate. Even if there are difficult situations and challenges, the faith of being fortunate never fades away. This faith enables such a person to recognise and use the available resources in a worthwhile way. Even during difficult situations, there is never a need to stop as faith gives courage to move on.
Experience: When I consider myself to be fortunate I never experience fear inspite of difficult situations. I am always happy with whatever is happening. Along with it I also have the enthusiasm to make effort to better the situation. I never worry but am able to enjoy each and every moment and make the best use of it.
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Message for the day 25-01-2019
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To have love for God means to have love for all.

Expression:When there is love for God, there will be automatically love for all human beings, the children of the One God. There will be recognition of the speciality of all who come into contact and so words and actions will be beneficial both for one self and others. There will not be love for only some or love only sometimes.Experience: When I am connected with the seed, God, I naturally find myself becoming an instrument for God’s love reaching out and touching the lives of others. I will not have love only for a few people, but will have equal love for all. I will then be in a position to help others too, to get rid of their negativity.
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Message for the day 24-01-2019
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When you are humble you can bring benefit to many.

Contemplation:Like the tree laden with fruit bows down, the one who is full is the one who is humble. Such a person can bring benefit to all those around. Your humility makes you a giver in all situations, also making it easy for others to take what you have to offer.

Application: In all your interactions with others, see what you can give them, instead of expecting from them. Then, even when you have to follow others’ directions there would be no difficulty. Your humility will help you give in very easily.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 23-01-2019
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When your heart is open and clean you will be humble.

Contemplation:Humility needs a good home to dwell in. When the mind is filled with negative feelings or biased ideas towards anyone, you cannot use your humility. So fill your mind with positive thoughts towards everyone.

Application: If you have negative thoughts towards anyone, make an attempt to remove them. Tell yourself that you don’t like one particular aspect in that person and not the person himself. In this way you will help the other person also to bring about change.

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Message for the day 22-01-2019
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Your humility enables people to realize their mistakes and correct themselves.

Contemplation:Real humility results in so much power of truth that you don’t need to say anything at all in words. The very power of your inner state of being will make the other person realize the error of their ways.

Application: When you are giving directions or corrections to someone, check your own attitude, remind yourself of the humility within and then say whatever you have to say. With humility your words will be for their benefit and this will enable them to learn.

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Message for the day 21-01-2019
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Your humility makes you a learner in every situation.

Contemplation:Where there is humility there is willingness to learn. When humility is lacking, ego comes which doesn’t let you learn from all situations and people. The power of humility enables you to learn and move forward.

Application: When you face any criticism from someone, see what you can learn from it, instead of feeling bad about it. Even things that go wrong have something to teach, for the ones who are willing to learn. With your humility continue to learn.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 20-01-2019
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True humility comes when you are in your self-respect.Contemplation:When you are full and in your self-respect, you will be able to remain humble in all situations. When there is no self-respect, any comments or criticism hurts your ego and you tend to lose your humility.Application: When you find yourself getting affected by criticism, check whether you are sure of what you are doing. Increase your own confidence in whatever you do and you’ll find yourself humble.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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Message for the day 19-01-2019
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The power of truth is such that you need never be concerned about proving it.

Contemplation:Truth is always revealed at the right moment and at the right place. You don’t need to be concerned about proving it. You need only to be concerned with being it and living it. Trying to prove truth reveals stubbornness.

Application: When you find that someone is not believing what you say, ask yourself if you believe in it. if you do, then you need not be concerned of proving it to others. Where there is doubt in yourself you’ll want to prove it to everyone.

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Message for the day 18-01-2019
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When you are always truthful, you’ll have nothing to fear.

Contemplation:True courage comes when there is the power of truth within you. When you are constantly truthful, you will have nothing to fear. In all the challenges you face everyday you will be able to maintain your courage because of your power of truth.Application: Make sure your actions are based on truth and when things go wrong, you will still be able to maintain your courage. Keep reminding yourself that you have the power of truth with you and you will be victorious, whatever the challenges that come your way.

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