17 May 2012 - QA 8

I am sincerely doing all these practices, but I am not sure that I have changed. I still see myself getting upset and that makes me unhappy.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Listen, how are you now? Are you happy now? Forget about the past. Are you happy to be here? Are you enjoying? That is it.
Inside each of us there are two things. There is one thing that does not change. There is a constant flow of a consciousness that doesn’t change. Many other things around that keep changing. So, when you look back in your life, you are not the same person that you were. But at the same time, when you see, you are the same person. Both are there simultaneously.

When do you feel that you have not changed? When you get upset.
Suppose somebody pushes a button, and you get angry, you say, ‘Oh, I have not changed, I still get angry.’ That is the problem, right? That is not true. In the past, you got angry, but the anger stayed in your mind for months and months. You get angry even now, but it just stays for a few minutes, or till you do one short Kriya, and then you become fresh again.