“Let noble thoughts come from everywhere in the world.”
– 1 .89.1 Rigveda
Many of us do not realize that our thoughts are endowed with tremendous power. Thoughts can do wonders. They have the power to communicate without the need for wires. As we think so we become.
Negative thoughts reap negative results. If we think positive, we will get positive results.
“You are what your deep, driving desire is
As your desire is, so is your will
As your will is, so is your deed
As your deed is, so is your destiny”
– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad: 4.4.5
Sometimes, when we meet a person for the first time, don’t we get a nice warm feeling – a feeling of friendliness and trust? It’s also true that sometimes when we speak to a person, we get an exactly opposite feeling – somewhat like disdain or even repulsion. It is because thoughts can transform the attitude and looks of persons. As an old adage goes – “face is an index of mind.”
Thought can do anything. It can work wonders.
The velocity of thought is unimaginable. The person who thinks he is inferior, regardless of what his qualifications are, is in fact inferior. For thinking regulates speech and actions.
Personal power comes from our mind feeling good about ourselves, not really from eating more or sleeping more. If we observe children, they enjoy playing and having lots of fun without concern about eating or sleeping on time. It is possible to adopt the mind of a child so long as we focus our thoughts to be clear and positive.
We all have dreams; we all face challenges; Life is all about how effectively we face those challenges to achieve our dreams. The strength to meet those challenges is within us – in our mind not in our physical body. The proof of this strength can be witnessed in physically challenged people who achieve great things despite their terrible disabilities.
That is powerful positive thoughts overcoming physical shortcomings.
Helen Keller was a deaf and blind person but she earned a degree in arts and became a world famous speaker and author. She said, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.”
Thoughts are often influenced by what we keep listening to. If we keep listening to negative comments, we will tend to develop negative thoughts.
The nature and quality of food that we consume also plays a role in the thought process. If the food we eat is pure, promotes serenity, sharpens intellect and does not agitate the mind or make us indolent or sleepy; if we keep listening to positive words, our thoughts are less likely to be polluted. A person with pure thoughts has better powers to speak effectively and influence others.
A simple analogy will illustrate how pure thoughts work – A stone thrown over water in a pool produces a succession of concentric waves travelling outwards. Similarly, it is believed that a thought, produces vibrations in the mind with potential to reach all around through the medium of ether. Our thinking process developed by our positive outlook, helps us sow the seeds for positive thoughts that have the potential to spread all round.
A pure thought is sharper than the edge of a razor.
Remember: Within you is the Power. If you will unleash even a little of it, you can achieve many things that you thought were impossible.
“Within each individual is infinite possibility and abundance. Like the energy of the atom, man’s potential exists to be used, it is never used up…”
– Paul J Mayer
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
– Marcus Aurelius