To ensure that we make progress on our spiritual path, we need to create an environment of pure vibrations around us. We must decide not to create anger, hurt or hatred, but we often fail to do this because our samskaras are influenced by the low vibrations around us. Vibrations are created by people. To empower ourselves and to transform, we need to be surrounded by divine vibrations. Here are 10 points to remember so that we remain on the spiritual path.

1 We are reducing our inner strength by worrying. We require this inner reserve to face challenges in life. Every time you find yourself worrying, stop and tell yourself, ‘This story might never happen.’ This way, you can think positively again.

2 Be aware of certain patterns of thinking which drain your energy. These include things like criticising, worrying, controlling and obsessive thinking. Awareness means observing, checking and then gently changing.

3 Controlling people and situations create a series of negative thoughts. Controlling means we are not happy with things as they are and that we want them to change. This creates an internal struggle. With awareness, start accepting people and situations.

4 Acceptance means no disturbance internally and then giving our suggestion, or instruction. Focus should be on controlling our own thinking before trying to bring about a change outside.

5 We should keep reminding ourselves that ‘Every thought I create whether I am awake or asleep, creates my energy field, and this is the energy I offer in every interaction’.

6 Ask yourself whether you are thinking too much. What is the quality of your thoughts? Whenever you want to change any thought, are you able to do it easily?

7 When the quality of your thoughts is right, the speed is slow. When it is negative or centres around wasteful thinking, the quantity of thoughts increases. The mind thinks too much, and we feel that it is not in our control.

8 Let us start building a beautiful relationship with oneself. Check what are the critical thoughts we have about the self. Gently change the quality of every critical thought to acceptance and love.

9 The more we criticise ourselves, the more we are reaffirming that part of our personality. We want to change our samskaras, and so our internal conversation needs to be positive, loving and empowering.

10 We are what we read, watch and listen. The next time we receive a message on social media, check if it is the right diet for our emotional health. If not, delete it without reading it.

Reading and sharing information about crime, criticism, biases, and satire creates a deep karma of negative energy.

When you follow these 10 important pointers, you will lead a happy, healthy and fulfilled life.

Brahma Kumaris is the largest spiritual organisation in the world led by women. It was the founder, Prajapita Brahma Baba, who chose to put women in the forefront. Founded in India in 1937, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 140 countries and has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO. However, their real commitment is to helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual.