Meeting Life’s Challenges

Neville Hodgkinson

To be able to generate and sustain inner\power you need a change of attitude, vision, and perception. This has been my own experience and it has made a huge difference to me. But it is no small matter; you are talking about radically changing your outlook on life. It’s a conceptual shift to understand that there can be space between you, the observer of life, and the part you are playing in it.

When you see yourself as a physical being, then, because the material world is in a state of constant flux, keeping up with change becomes progressively draining. You suffer, because your sense of who you are is defined by those things that can be at risk - like your job, your partner, your health. You lose power in the sense that you lose equanimity, happiness and clarity of judgement. You also lose your compassion, your ability to be sensitive to others, because of being needy yourself.

My understanding now is that we’ve all come from the Seed, a Source of goodness, peace and compassion - which is our original nature too. When we let go of the thinking patterns that create selfishness, we start to experience that original nature and this puts us on the same wavelength as the Source.

Divine protection isn’t about helping us pass our exams or earn more money, let alone win a war; it is at a level where what is protected is the flow of goodness, unselfishness and joy that human beings experience when they feel able to live true to their innermost nature. Right now, the world seems to be re-awakening to the need for this kind of power.

When we learn to align with Divine purpose, it is as though we ride a wave that carries us over what might otherwise have seemed like insuperable obstacles. This is a powerful way of thinking to help us in our everyday efforts to live by our highest values.

Neville Hodgkinson is a writer and journalist, specialising in health and science
issues. He has been practising Raja Yoga meditation for 30 years.

#17 2018-08-29 09:47 - Kaushik vaishnao
I just have a query that how to survive in a noisy place were things are coming from all direction?
#16 2015-03-01 14:16 - santosh kumar singh
i feel very light and my mind is empty
#15 2014-06-09 07:16 - Ganesh
great article
#14 2013-03-26 08:55 - keyur soni

Amazing article...Today i get my life's Aproach way......!!!

#13 2013-03-02 10:28 - Ray Edwards
If we study war no more it will cease,conversely by studying peace it will
Persist.Sounds so easy doesn't it Neville but as you say it is no small matter
and takes a radical change of outlook on life.Om Shanti.
#12 2013-02-27 05:25 - Arminder Singh
I really felt shanti to read this article.
#11 2013-02-07 09:30 - iris Webster

When I read words that come from a God-filled heart, I am overjoyed, for we are all one family, sharing one nature, which is light and love. God's blessings on the writer of such words. May we all drink daily of the ambrosial wine of God.

#10 2012-08-10 12:23 - JKA
Good article
#9 2012-06-10 11:05 - sumeet
very well explained.I totally agree with this article.Thanks for clearing the doubts regarding divine protection.
#8 2012-06-08 21:30 - Meenakshi
This is the true knowledge of God's way of favouring us.Thanks for creating consciousness.
#7 2012-05-20 10:50 - BIPIN SHINDE

Om Shanti. This is the need of the time. Everybody should understand truth of universe. I am absolutely in agreement with you.It is really a wonderful article. One day it will bring a miracle.

#6 2012-05-07 04:07 - Amita Tiwari
We need to be under the protection of supreme soul.This brings an overall improvement in our outlook toward life.
#5 2012-04-23 06:50 - Manel Devendra

I have also realized about our life in the same manner; in fact I think a basic feature of our life is wisdom & compassion.[infinite intelligence & universal love ].When you realize that-- you can be happy & peaceful no matter what, where, or with whom you are dealing. Thank you Neville for showing this greatest divine nature of our life.

#4 2012-04-21 19:05 - Anuradha
I am also in the same wave length of whatewver being said in this article.I belong to auspicious hindu family. we in the sense my sister,brother and me have been taught how to relate ourselves with god at all times right from childhood.We owe our gratitude to our parents who live in our memories.
#3 2012-03-29 09:22 - BK Boni

I appreciate the self now as a being of light; not a take of life from material dimension. Rather a Child of the Source of life ( THE SEED of humanity) whose life is to share Peace; Love & Happiness.

#2 2012-03-25 14:09 - Ingrid
Wonderful article! I wish I could feel like you do! Thanks
#1 2012-03-25 11:16 - B.K.Gajen

om shanti ! i do agree with you Neville..divine protection is not about helping us to pass exams or winning wars.thank you so much for your wonderful words.

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