We all have strengths and we all have weaknesses. We are not just weaknesses. We are not just strengths. One of the decisions is to accept yourself with all your weaknesses and strengths. Accept yourself. A major problem in our life happens because of resistance, non-acceptance. We don’t accept many things about ourselves. We don’t accept many things in the society. We have a lot of resistance to so many things and that causes a lot of anxiety, fear… So why don’t we just accept ourselves as we are? It will make things a lot easier for us and life will flow.
Likewise, we make a lot of comparisons. We compare ourselves with other people. We have too many comparisons, which prevents us from experiencing life in its completion.
One more thing which you can very well follow, is to respect those who really love you. There are so many people in this world who really care for you and love you, there will be somebody – respect them, don’t take them for granted. Because we usually chase love from somebody who does not care about us, and we forget or we ignore the people who love us. That’s the irony of life. Instead, we should not worry about those people who do not care for us and concentrate on the people who love us. That’ll make your life much brighter. Your focus, your concentration will be on those people who will give you companionship, who will stand by you through thick and thin, good and bad times. These are the people who are your real relatives. They have to be taken care of. They are your blessings of this life. That you should understand. Always follow that. And ignore those people whom you really want to love you, like you, but they don’t care. That’s ok. You don’t have to be approved of by everybody. Not everybody may approve of you. Not everybody may accept you. This is how the world is. Not everybody likes you, not everybody dislikes you.
So, let us understand that this world is as it has been offered to you – as you interact with it or as you are. Your world is around you and it is what you can interact with. That’s your world. The world is very large, it’s multifaceted, multidimensional, but we don’t have that world. What world do we have? The world where we can experience something, the world which we can interact with. Nowadays, in the internet age, we have a much larger world. Through the internet we can experience so many things, but essentially we have our limitations and boundaries. Within those limitations and boundaries, how much you accept yourself, how little you resist situations, and how much you love the people who love you, or take care of the people who love you, and those who reciprocate, care for you the same way, that much you will be able to make a great 2020 and the next decade.
Respect is very, very important. Respect should start with yourself. You have a body, you have a healthy body, you are breathing, and you are able to sleep. You are able to eat and the food is getting digested. You are reasonably healthy. All these things are extraordinary things. Be grateful. Have respect.
What can be the highest prayer? The prayer of gratitude. Those who are grateful are also graceful. They are filled with Grace.
All the great Masters have spoken about eka grata (the steady concentration). Steady concentration has to start with you. You have to concentrate on yourself. Assimilate yourself. What is this thing called you? Understand. Try to understand.
You will find that you are multifaceted. You are amazing, you are supremely amazing. Why? Because you are a synchronicity of so many factors, flavours, variations performing together in unity. We always fail to see it, because we look outside. We always look outside, so we fail to see the thing called us, this unit called us. That is something that we must really take care of. Use this next decade to understand yourself, be with yourself, assimilate yourself, accept yourself, respect yourself and then give forth or give to this world around you extraordinary love: kindness, acceptance, compassion.
Make sure because of you no being is harmed in the next decade, the 2020s. Make sure that because of your need nobody is punished. That nobody is harmed, nobody has pain because you exist. Nobody should be having any pain. No greed, no competition, no comparison, because these are all things which drain you, which really, really drain you. And also, when you compare – you’ve already divided yourself; you are not accepting yourself. When you compare, you can’t accept yourself. When you do not compare, you are also accepting yourself, and accepting the other person. This is the whole thing. Next decade is a very important decade. We have seen a lot of unrest around us. Unrest for the sake of divisions which the minds have made. We have no divisions. There are no religions, there is only humanity. Humanity is the core religion. We are a species. The species as a whole has got a value, relevance on this planet. But when a species is divided into countries, cultures, classes, religions, various denominations, we are scattered. Mind is scattered. We don’t understand each other. We don’t respect each other. We don’t love each other. That’s not to be. That should not be the case to finish with.
In fact, in the next decade we should all concentrate on unifying. Making ourselves a unit, where we are complete: body, mind, intellect, ego, spirit, all together as a complete unit. Fully accepting ourselves and unifying all the diverse creations into one aspiration of love. Just be love.
We don’t need to complicate this whole thing. Every being responds to love. Every being becomes rich by sharing. That’s what we should do. Share what you have. Share everything that you have. We will never have enough, because of the mind factor. Mind always asks for more. We have a desire, we ask for fulfilment. After the fulfilment, mind asks for another fulfilment, another desire, another fulfilment… Like that, we are in a circular motion: always desire and fulfilment. That’s never-ending.
Take a step backwards, look at what we can give to this world. We have plenty to give. We are a multifaceted Universe, not just a unit. You are a Universe. We have a lot of dimensions. We have numerous expressions, so let our expressions be the highest, because we have that talent. Nature, God has given us imagination. God has given us great intellect, which created this whole world, all the things we use on the Earth, in the water, in the air. Everything is created by the human imagination – intellect. We all have intellect, products of intellect. We are amazing, we have great capacities. Let’s use that capacity to give more happiness to this world, more contentment. We need this whole
world for our own experience. Human species is just one species, we have numerous species.
We can’t overpower all the species of Earth. We should not. Everybody, every species has the same right on Earth, just like us. So what should we do? We should share, care and integrate. Make everything inclusive: every plant, every tree, every being, every bird, everything in the sky, everything on earth, everything in the water. Everything is important. Every being is important. This is exactly what we should be concentrating on. We should be concentrating on unifying all these things; making sure that every being is peaceful; every being is happy. We should also be happy. We should be contented. We should be contented with what is given to us, for which we must be grateful. We should be really grateful. And also, do not compare, do not criticize; do not judge, do not betray, that’s very bad. These are all the things which drain you, which diminish your frequency, which reduce your energy. Please understand, whatever you do which is negative by nature, like comparisons, anger, hatred, jealousy, criticism, betrayal, gossiping, character assassination, all these things drain you, and make you less. It’s very difficult to increase the frequency if you go down to that frequency. This is the drop, that reduction in frequency.
What we need to do is to enhance the frequency through kindness, compassion, love. You should be careful about all these things. Let us unite, let us be together, let us love, let us be understanding, let us have awareness, let us be One. Let the next decade be that of Oneness, not of divisions. The time for divisions is over, I believe so. I believe that the time of divisions is over. We are not separate. We are all One. We are all one family. We have the same aspirations. We have the need for love, we have the need for togetherness. We have the need to experience life together. This is all part of us. So, let us use this time, this space, and this awareness, for creating a better world. I am with you. I am walking with you. I am giving what I can within my capacity, for an enhancement of your life, and together we are a powerhouse. We are strong. I am empowering you as much as I can, likewise, you should empower the world as much as you can. Together, we have lots to do.
We have great things to do in this life. Don’t just exist and die. Live and let everybody live. We have no enemies. There are no enemies. “Enemies” is an aberration of mind. How can there be enemies? There are only disagreements. We consider some people or things we do not agree with, as not our cup of tea, so we look at them as enemies. But these are all distractions. Don’t look at them. We have the right to be peaceful. We are peace incarnates. What we need to do is bring together like-minded people, positive vibrations and spread this around the world. We are One. We are together.