The first sutra “Recognize that the other person is you.” If you take time to recognize that the other person, your partner, parents, children, friends, colleague, boss, stranger, is you…. You will find yourself acting very differently towards them. Remember, everyone is someone, someone with thoughts, feelings and emotions. I challenge you to be mindful about this for a day. Really spend a few moments seeing the people around you, recognizing them as people and seeing them as a reflection of yourself.
The second sutra, “Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times”, overlaps with the previous one but focuses on compassion. The world has had enough greed, we need to focus on compassion. Compassion for ourselves, for others, for all sentient beings and for the planet, our home. When we practice compassion, a whole new world opens us to us; a whole new world with limitless possibilities. Being mindful and practicing compassion in your everyday life, will really be a game-changer, not just for you but for those who you interact with too.
The third sutra, “There is a way through every block.” Often when we are fixated on a problem, we do not see they way through it. We often need to have faith, take a deep breath and take a step back. When you do this, you will see the bigger picture and you will find the solution. Next time you are faced with a problem, step back, take a few beautiful breaths, go for a walk and when you come back the solution should present itself. You can also practice meditation to help you tap into your creativity.
The fourth sutra, “Vibrate the cosmos, the cosmos shall clear the path” refers to the Law of Attraction. When we function in gratitude and love, this is what we will receive. When we function in fear and scarcity, this is what we will receive. The Universe delivers to us what we are putting out into the Universe. Like attracts like. Try practicing gratitude in the morning and evenings, list three things you are grateful for and see what happens.
And the final sutra, “When the time is on you, start and the pressure will be off.” In life, we are often faced with daunting tasks and we avoid them, for a wide range of reasons! Once you actually start the task, it is often less daunting because our imaginations fuel our anxiety making the task seems monstrous when in fact, it isn’t. If you are faced with a daunting task, I recommend breaking it up into smaller projects which are more easily achievable. Also, do some smaller tasks first, to you give yourself some quick wins. This way you will already feel like you have achieved something, so tackling the big task will be easier.