BRAHMA KUMARIS list 10 spiritual lessons each of us must learn from our smart phones
Switch off your phone at night
Shut down your cell phone at night to avoid unnecessary radiation. Similarly, switch off from everything in our mind at night and go to sleep peacefully without the buzzing and pinging of random thoughts intruding into our minds. Just as we give the cell phone a break, so we need to rest the brain and enjoy some downtime to properly function the next day.
Keep the phone on silent in meetings
In accordance with cell phone etiquette, keep the phone in silent mode in meetings. The same applies to personal conversations. Silence the ego and the chattering mind for a moment and focus on the person in front. Giving someone your ear, and your full attention, will go a long way towards getting the outcome you both want.
Be selective about clicking photos
Exercise restraint when taking pictures or videos, otherwise, much time will be spent on searching and deleting. In the same manner, it is wise to take on board only those experiences we would like to record within the soul. Too many impressions and imprints mindlessly registered can overload memory capacity. Plus, holding on to unnecessary data can cause pain and distress at a later date. Learn to discriminate.
Keep the phone away from your body
Doctors say that keeping a cellphone in your pocket close to your body can be detrimental to your health. In life too, it is important to have space in relationships and not ‘wear’ them around your neck. Attachment, possessiveness and jealousy are often the culprits that spoil good relationships. This applies even to close relationships.
Don’t speak loudly on a cellphone
It is not considered good manners to talk loudly in public places when on the phone. Similarly, we must practice restraint and quiet in our life, respect our space, and that of everyone else. Not everyone needs to hear our stories, complaints and tales of woe.
Setting reminders is an effective way of tracking what needs to be done during the day. Likewise, set spiritual alerts in our mind for our own peace of mind. Stop for few minutes hourly to check the quality of your thoughts. Shut down negative chatter and activate the positive. In this way, your days, weeks and even your life will run more smoothly.
Install useful Apps
Some applications that we recommend are Peace, Happiness, Kindness, Respect and Wisdom. These can be kept running in the background at all times and will improve your life experience and capacity to manage your life.
For optimal functioning, recharge regularly
Daily plugging into the power source is absolutely necessary. So, if you wish to avoid low energy, Revitalise the battery of your soul at regular intervals. Connect your personal device constantly to the Supreme Power Source.
Manage your storage effectively
Create a place for everything and put everything in its place, and you will find your information easily. In life also, to avoid wasting time and energy, sort out, deal with, and file away our problems, fears, and cautions appropriately. This will ensure we do not waste time looking into wrong folders for what we need. And avoid certain folders altogether.
Recognise your world beyond the cellphone
The phone may bring the world to you, but it is not a substitute for real life. Used wisely, the cellphone is a great asset and an almost indispensable device. Used recklessly, it can fry your brain and seriously damage human relationships. Regardless of how many contacts you have on What’s App or Facebook, try making real conversations with your friends. You can make God your friend. He’s waiting for your call!
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.
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Very useful tips on prudent use of Cell Phones which have almost become like our extended hands and brains. This very way they are posing a threat to our freedom so much so that so unaware we are becoming slaves to them.
We have become so used to cell phones that often involuntarily our hands move towards them to update ourselves. It’s high time we need a stocktaking and control our impulses from being overdependent on cell phones so that the natural intelligence embedded in us does not become dormant and redundant just due to that.
What else could be a better New Year Resolution than this resolve to refrain a little from being overdependent on Cell Phones and it’s alluring virtual world!
It is an irrefutable fact that no device is astute, intelligent, delicate, lovely, lively and loving enough than the personal device that we are which as such has become dull and dreary due to our over dependence on devices like cell phones, tabs and laptops which are inexorably drawing us to the dark cells of the virtual world, cutting us off from the vibrancy of human relationships which can be enjoyed by relating ourselves only with the real world!
Thank you Oswald ji for sharing this very timely post from The Brahma Kumaris, which has touched my heart. Happy New Year & All the Best 🙏