Clarity is a quality we all aspire towards. When one begins a spiritual journey, it is usually done with a certain amount of initial clarity. Clarity is a prerequisite for walking such a path and usually associated with the opening of our third eye, the eye of understanding or often known as the divine intellect. Without clarity the ‘third eye’ is blinded.
A divine intellect has true discernment; hence it doesn't get caught in the mire of such questions as what, when and why. It also sees the truth and is not easily fooled. It knows that all that glitters is not gold.
A clear mind comes from a clear intellect. Clarity of mind should not be misinterpreted as an “empty mind. " An empty mind is just that, one empty of its truth, of its power. And a clear intellect, on the other hand, is balanced with the wisdom of knowledge (sound) and the purity of yoga (deep silence).
A soul with inner clarity can see its own role, its own destiny, its strengths and weaknesses. When I know my strengths, then I am able to build on them and when I know my weaknesses, then I can transform or manage them. A soul with pure insight and a clean and honest heart will focus on personal transformation and empowerment and not on the defects and weaknesses of others.
An intellect which is not clean will tend to be drawn to that which is negative and be filled with impure motives and intentions. The judgement is then impaired and will inevitably be reflected in words and actions; feelings of envy, dislike and prejudice will be created. Due to the influence of such feelings, the intellect loses the power to discriminate as well as the power to reason.
With clarity we are able to understand and accept the significance in each scene of the drama, allowing us to find the strength to put a full stop to our own thoughts or actions if necessary. Clarity is wisdom in its simplest form. As we experience it and develop it within, it's our strength and protector. To empower our self through clarity is to indeed open our third eye, that is, to live in awareness and not be blindfolded.
Om Shanti (I am a peaceful soul)
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Aruna is an international management development trainer, a teacher of meditation and a freelance writer currently based in Bahrain. She is also the director of the Bahrain Meditation Centre, which is administered by Brahma Kumaris, London, an international organisation with over 6000 centers in over 85 countries (http://www.bkwsu.org.uk ) and she continues to coordinate various activities for them in the Middle East.
Aruna has spent the last 22 years focused on learning, living and teaching the art of self-development. As a lecturer and teacher of meditation she gained a wealth of experience working with the Brahma Kumaris, teaching meditation, values and ethics, positive thinking and creativity seminars.