Time for Reflection

We all need time for reflection. I think every human being needs to sit back for a little while and find that inner peace; it is possible to do this every day. When our minds are agitated or restless and when we are too active, we are not tapping the source that lies deep within us. That source is our intuition. It gives us correct thoughts and confidence. So, a few minutes of silence, a few minutes of reflecting on the truth, on our lives, would be extremely beneficial. We need the clarity and awareness it brings.

What are the ways and means to achieve that inner peace? We need to find an answer to this basic question that crowds our hearts and minds.

Observing that everything is changing, in our world, in our lives, in our society, will give us a clue that there is something that remains unchanged. That reference point, by which we observe that things are changing, is something that is not changing itself. And this non-changing aspect of our consciousness gives us enormous strength, courage, and creativity. A few minutes of experiencing that still aspect, deep within us all, energizes our body, focuses our mind, frees our intellect from inhibitions, frees our memory from trauma, and gives a joyful flavor to our disposition. We are able to get in touch with the joy we are seeking. It is not enough just to be able to experience responsibility or peace within ourselves. We need to bring it out in the open in our society. This can only be done by educating people in human values, by rejuvenating human values in society.


By Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

First published in the book ‘Management Mantras : Key To Effective Management &leadership’.