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We Are Our Destiny October 4, 2010

Posted by Carole Lynne in Carole Lynne reads Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, nature, practical action, Spiritual Education.
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Sometimes we like to blame fate, destiny and just about anything else we can find to blame when we are not happy with actions we have taken. Here is a quote by the Mother, one of the two founders of the Sri Aurobindo Society. These words are very helpful!!!

“There are mistakes… one knows they are mistakes, but still it is as though one were pushed into making them. Then?
Pushed by what? Ah, this is exactly what happens! It is the lower nature, the instincts of the subconscient  which govern you and make you do things you should not do. And so it is a choice between your will and accepting submission. There is always a moment when one can decide.
. . .And it is a choice between weak submission and a controlling will. And if the will is clear, if it is based on truth, if truly it obeys the truth and is clear, it always has the power to refuse the wrong movement. It is an excuse you give yourself when you say, “I could not.” It is not true. It is that truly you have not wanted it in the right way. For there is always the choice between saying “yes” and saying “no”. But one chooses to be weak and later gives oneself this excuse, saying, “It is not my fault; it was stronger than I.” It is your fault if the thing was stronger than you. Because you are not these impulses, you are a conscious soul and an intelligent will, and your duty is to see that this is what governs you and not the impulses from below.”

– The Mother [CWMCE, 6:343-44]

Psychic Medium and Inspirational Author Carole Lynne

www.carolelynne.com

www.sriaurobindosociety.org.in

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