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Past and Future: Two Streams of the Soul, by Rudolf Steiner

FaceBook  On May 16, 2012 Riddhi wrote:
After meditating i realized my mind constantly had cravings leading to  anxiety or aversions leading to fears. Eventually practicing surrender,acceptance,tolerance,patience - I am more tranquil as compared to past.

Just listing 4 simple steps that have helped me:
1.Surrendering and accepting that you have fear/anxiety
2.Being aware and putting efforts to know the roots of both
3.Fear arouse from a failure-leading to an aversion-Now if we just observe it and take failure as learning and not failure, simply observing it, not reacting to it and being  open enough to accept the result the way universe offers and having faith what ever happens, happens so that I blossom helps overcome fear
, Anxiety - arouse from Insecurity-not being grateful about the abundance you already have and you crave and seek for something you don't have - so Being grateful for whatever you have and enjoying the present moment  and working hard for future help overcome anxiety.
4.Eventually realizing that everything is impermanent - aversion or craving, fear or anxiety :)

As jayeshbhai mentions' work hard to spread love as if today is your last day w intense action but do not expect results do not expect things and the world to change as per your expectations'- have patience of 5000 years'

Science As Spiritual Practice, by Adam Frank

FaceBook  On Apr 3, 2012 Riddhi wrote:
 This  passage took me back to my dissertation period where my hypothesis -'relative truth' of the proposed project was different from its result 'absolute truth'. Throughout the process, inspite of all the knowledge my guide had and wisdom already available from past research, i used to be open enough that the results would be quite different from what we had expected. Also, since the fungi species I worked on had undergone a lot of mutation since the landfill site from which i picked my sample was heavily polluted. In the same manner,every human  throughout their life undergoes unique experiences and are nurtured in unique environments. So the truth they perceive would be different and relative from which others perceive. And each one seeking the absolute truth should hold to the relative truth, as Gandhiji said ' But as long as I have not realized the Absolute Truth, so long must I hold by the relative truth as I have  concieved it'