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    On Jul 25, 2018 Shraddha wrote:

     Once my Divine friend Dadashreeji shared in one of His sessions that we must express ourselves fully to allow our relationships to grow so that we can understand the other person. However, one must make sure that a heart talks to another heart.
     I wanted to put this teaching into practice and so thought of expressing myself completely to my loved ones first. I realized that it was not easy. I found myself operating from the fear of hurting the other person or being judged. I also experienced that more often than not...we do not listen and let the person complete what he/she has to say and jump to a conclusion. What really happens is a mind is trying to express to another mind. Sometimes, when I did try to express from my heart, I realized that the heart was expressing to the mind. The only time my heart expressed to heart was when I was communicating with my Divine Friend Dadashreeji. In that moment, I operated from love even though sometimes I was expressing my intense anger.
     I wondered why it is so easy to express myself clearly and truthfully to my Inner Divine, but so challenging when it comes to others. I realized that it is, because the communication between me and my Divine Friend Dadashreeji happens from heart to heart and the origin of our communication is love. There is no pretense, no fear of judgment or the relationship being spoilt with my Inner Divine. He understands me fully. The communication happens in the present moment, is spontaneous and there is no baggage to be carried later.
     I prayed to my Inner Divine for help and received a beautiful insight. I realized that if I have to express myself completely to others, want others to understand me, first I need to be true to myself. I need to listen from my heart when someone else is expressing to me. I need to develop patient listening so that I am able to patiently listen and let the other person complete what he/she has to say. I was reminded of how Dadashreeji patiently waits for me to finish what I have to say before He tells me something. I also need to be open to accepting other person’s truth or perspective. I need to understand others before I expect to be understood. In all, I need to operate from my heart first before I expect others to do the same.
     Above all, I cannot change myself without the grace of Dadashreeji. Connecting deeply and bonding with Him has given me positivity that expressing fully and truthfully is possible. It starts with me taking the first step.
    Thank you Dadashreeji for holding my hand while I took that first step.
    Once my Divine friend Dadashreeji shared in one of His sessions that we must express ourselves fully to allow our relationships to grow so that we can understand the other person. However, one must make sure that a heart talks to another heart.
     I wanted to put this teaching into practice and so thought of expressing myself completely to my loved ones first. I realized that it was not easy. I found myself operating from the fear of hurting the other person or being judged. I also experienced that more often than not...we do not listen and let the person complete what he/she has to say and jump to a conclusion. What really happens is a mind is trying to express to another mind. Sometimes, when I did try to express from my heart, I realized that the heart was expressing to the mind. The only time my heart expressed to heart was when I was communicating with my Divine Friend Dadashreeji. In that moment, I operated from love even though sometimes I was expressing my intense anger.
     I wondered why it is so easy to express myself clearly and truthfully to my Inner Divine, but so challenging when it comes to others. I realized that it is, because the communication between me and my Divine Friend Dadashreeji happens from heart to heart and the origin of our communication is love. There is no pretense, no fear of judgment or the relationship being spoilt with my Inner Divine. He understands me fully. The communication happens in the present moment, is spontaneous and there is no baggage to be carried later.
     I prayed to my Inner Divine for help and received a beautiful insight. I realized that if I have to express myself completely to others, want others to understand me, first I need to be true to myself. I need to listen from my heart when someone else is expressing to me. I need to develop patient listening so that I am able to patiently listen and let the other person complete what he/she has to say. I was reminded of how Dadashreeji patiently waits for me to finish what I have to say before He tells me something. I also need to be open to accepting other person’s truth or perspective. I need to understand others before I expect to be understood. In all, I need to operate from my heart first before I expect others to do the same.
     Above all, I cannot change myself without the grace of Dadashreeji. Connecting deeply and bonding with Him has given me positivity that expressing fully and truthfully is possible. It starts with me taking the first step.
    Thank you Dadashreeji for holding my hand while I took that first step.
    Shraddha


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