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Mandela on Meditation

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Nelson Mandela and Meditation

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In a letter published in his book Conversations with Myself, he wrote to his wife, Winnie Mandela, who had just been imprisoned in Kroonstad Prison, saying  “Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve others – qualities which are within easy reach of every soul – are the foundations of one’s spiritual life.

Development in matters of this nature is inconceivable without serious introspection, without knowing yourself, your weaknesses and mistakes. At least, if for nothing else, the cell gives you the opportunity to look daily into your entire conduct, to overcome the bad and develop whatever is good in you. Regular meditation, say about 15 minutes a day before you turn in, can be very fruitful in this regard. You may find it difficult at first to pinpoint the negative features in your life, but the 10th  attempt may yield rich rewards. Never forget that a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.”

Furthermore he speaks of balancing the external world with mastering the Self and the power of love:  “The cell is an ideal place to learn to know yourself, to search realistically and regularly the process of your own mind and feelings. In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one’s social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education. These are, of course, important in measuring one’s success in material matters and it is perfectly understandable if many people exert themselves mainly to achieve all these. But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one’s development as a human being.

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite.”

Perhaps we could all learn some lessons in Self Mastery, Emotional Intelligence, and self responsibility from Mr. Mandela.  © 2013 Keith E. Hall and Inner-Tranquility.com All rights reserved.

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Tips for examining your Spiritual EQ

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Here are a few simple tips for examining your Emotional-Spiritual EQ:

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• Do an honest self-assessment. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

• Witness how you react to stress. Do you become anxious, upset and irritable? Do you withdraw, or do you take a breath and transmute?

Take responsibility for your emotions, actions, and your words. Are you able to apologize?

• Walk a mile in the others’ shoes. Intuit how your behaviors and actions will impinge on others before you act.

It is not our intent here to try to objectively quantify your emotional state for purposes of “grading” your development. Rather, it is more desirable to do a self assessment of your current level of discernment of these qualities and observe how they may change over time as you grow. © 2012 Keith E. Hall Inner-Tranquility.com All rights reserved.

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Emotional-Spiritual Intelligence

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Emotional-Spiritual Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) assessments are now a common pre-employment test often required by corporations. In its current popular form, emotional intelligence tests and processes are used to a large extent in determining who will be successful in business, in certain job descriptions, and other external situations.

As defined by the business community, Emotional Intelligence (EI, EQ) is the ability to identify, assess, and control one’s emotions, and those of others.  This is quite a third chakra agenda.  A less yang definition I have developed would be “An adroit facility in identifying and understanding one’s emotions and the ability to regulate emotions to promote personal growth. The ability to transmute negativity while integrating emotion, thought, and action in a positive manner for the benefit of one’s spiritual development and, in certain cases, that of others.”  I call this ability “Emotional-Spiritual Intelligence®.”

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Rather than enrolling the powers of Emotional Intelligence in the agendas of the lower chakras, it would behoove the individual interested in spiritual growth to transmute their negative emotions, issues, and desires of the first three chakras while activating and balancing the higher chakras, just as we do in Chakra Qigong.  First we awaken the third eye to activate Witness, and then we bring Cosmic Consciousness and Qi into the lower chakras. Once this is accomplished, we use Earthly Qi to further connect the heart chakra with the lower chakras, and the throat, third eye, and crown with the heart. With these chakras more balanced and connected, the Earthly Qi will further stimulate and awaken the entire column of chakras.

Another key in developing Emotional Intelligence is to consciously stay focused in the present. When you are able to let go of old pain, anxiety, and resentment, you can recognize the reality of the current situation as being independent of personal history.  Thus, every new potentially triggering situation becomes an opportunity for resolving stuck feelings, conflicts, and karmic patterns. © 2012 Keith E. Hall Inner-Tranquility.com  All rights reserved.

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Monday, August 13th, 2012

Personal Responsibility

At times, we seem to be a nation of victims. We try to pass off our discomfort, our negative reactions, and our malaise onto others. During a time long ago, when we were infants and helpless children not fully grown into our personal power, we were at the mercy of adults and the greater world around us.  We depended upon others to make a safe place for our survival and happiness, and any threat to us was a very real karmic event. In truth, all of us have experienced this to a greater or lesser degree.

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This is not to say that there are not real dangers in the world to our physical, mental, and emotional selves, but rather that as consciously evolving adults, the responsibility for our safety and well-being rests largely upon ourselves.  If you choose to remain in victim consciousness, you will never be free of your karmic patterning and your past limitations, and no authentic growth can be possible.

The 90 – 10 Rule

A good rule of thumb for those wishing to consciously evolve is the 90 – 10 rule. This rule states that your experience is 90% your responsibility and only 10% that of an outside triggering person or other agent.  This, in essence, is a succinct summation of two of the “Four Agreements” of Don Miguel Ruiz: “Don’t take anything personally” and “Don’t make assumptions.”  We assume someone is out to hurt us in some way and we then take it very personally. A summation of these two agreements:

Don’t take anything personally – Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Don’t make assumptions – Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.

I consider these two precepts to be absolutely crucial to the process of attaining self responsibility, freedom, and spiritual awakening.

By definition, your feelings, perceptions, thoughts, and sensations are yours. Yes, someone outside of yourself may trigger these, but once they are experienced by you, they are your responsibility. You may hold on to them, or you may transmute and let go of them. By accepting this responsibility, we take back our power to create the experience of our lives, our ability to be free of past patterns and limitations, and anxiety about our future.

This precious moment is all we have; let us create it with as much joy, freedom, power, and consciousness as possible.  © 2012 Keith E. Hall and Inner-Tranquility.com. All rights reserved.  Get a podcast of this article.

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