We think, feel, hope and desire „in secret“, and it comes about. The world around us is but an exact mirror of the inner workings of our thinking, feeling, speaking and acting life.
We cannot hide our thoughts, emotions, feelings and desires because thinking, feeling, speaking and desiring set up vibrations in our physical, astral and mental matter (bodies). And sooner or later, these vibrations will become visible in the form of events.
The word „event“ comes from „ex“ meaning „out“ and „venire“ meaning „ to come“ (as in „venue“). So-called events in life are venues by which our „secret“ thoughts, emotions, hopes, fears, worries, desires, aspirations, words and actions coming back to us.
If we want to grow in life and learn to master life, it is essential that we begin to become aware of the relationship between our inner and outer life.
Look at the world around you and compare it with your inner life. What do you notice? Does the one have anything to do with the other? I bet it does 🙂
Learning to get on top our thinking, feeling, speaking and acting life is no easy thing for sure. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. And yet, there is no way around getting serious about it. The sooner we get serious about mastering our mind and learning to think ONLY that which we actually wish to experience in life, the sooner we will learn to live in joy and happiness amidst an increasingly shaky world.
In the Bhagavad Gita, the ancient Vedic classic, Arjuna shares his mind challenge with Krishna: “The mind is restless, turbulent, obstinate and very strong, O Krishna, and to subdue it, I think, is more difficult than controlling the wind.”
Sri Krishna responded to Arjuna’s mind challenge: „O mighty-armed son of Kunti, it is undoubtedly very difficult to curb the restless mind, but it is possible by suitable practice and by detachment.“
Each and everyone of us is Arjuna, and each and everyone of us eventually has to face the „mind challenge“ and solve it once and for all. If we don’t bother to learn this lesson in this lifetime, we will just have to reincarnate and learn it the next time around. But why postpone the inevitable? Let’s face our mind challenge here and now! Let’s resolve here and now to make it a priority for the remainder of our life to learn how to master our mind and make it our faithful servant!
As Krishna said there is no way around diligent practice. And no one but we ourselves can practice for us.
Our mental body is a conglomeration of mental atoms around the nucleus of our Soul. And the kind of atoms that make up our mental body is determined by the thoughts we habitually entertain. Our mind is like a manget, continually attracting thoughts which are congruous with our own habitual activities and repelling those which are not in alignment with our thinking.
So what to do? When a negative thought enters your mind, don’t fight it but remember that the mind can only think of one thing at a time. In other words: When an undesirable thought comes up,
- realize that you magnetically attracted it because of the present nature of your mind and habitual thoughts and
- rather than fight the undesirable thought just turn your mind to a desirable thought, thereby naturally expelling the undesirable one.
Doing this takes joyous vigilance and discipline (at least in the beginning, until a new vibratory rhythm is set up), yet there is no way around this practice. By refusing to harbor, entertain and fight undesirable thoughts and instead perpetually focusing on thinking utterly positive, inspiring, pure and divine thoughts, the mind naturally draws to itself matter which is receptive to divine thought while at the time repelling the undesirable kind of thought.
In other words: Changing the vibratory rhythm of our mind takes joyous vigilance and iron discipline in the beginning, however, after a while it will become automatic to think positive thoughts and repel so-called negative thoughts.
Learning to get the mind under our control takes joyous vigilance, iron discipline, persistence and staying power, yet the rewards will pay off like nothing else you will ever do ever in your life!
„For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.“ – Bhagavad Gita
It’s time to make our mind our best friend.
ACTION STEP: Decide here and now to change the vibratory rhythm of your mental body once and for all. Make thought control the main focus of your life for the next 40 days. When an unsupportive thought comes up, don’t fight it but remember that the mind can only think of one ting at a time, therefore: Just turn your mind to a desirable thought. Your goal for the next 40 days is to ONLY think beautiful, pure, joyous, happy, healthy thoughts. Don’t allow any negative or vagrant thoughts to live in your mental house. Change them at once! For the next 40 days you are the master in your own house. If you forget to practice thought control for a day, start over again with day one. After 40 days you will have set up a new vibratory rhythm that will automatically magnetically repel low thoughts and attract lofty ones.
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