Mind: A beautiful servant, a dangerous master – OSHO
This blog came to life with my intention to emphasize the power of psyche or the human mind. I cannot stress enough about the influence the mind can have on one’s life. Every aspect of the very existence on this planet is an outcome of one such human mind. It has the capacity to think above and beyond anything real. Every revolution or the mind boggling advancements in technology are mere examples of the greatness of the human mind. While the world is busy with the wildest and the craziest inventions, a normal person like you and me, often fail to realize this influential element within ourselves.
Whatever good or bad is happening to our lives, it is an outcome of how our psyche functions. The good part- We are bestowed with the ability to tune our mind and our thought process to make our lives better. The worst part- Our ignorance of this very fact or the laid back attitude of considering it trivial. It’s never too late to willingly change anything we wish to about ourselves. All it needs is the magic of the mind!
Determination is a gift! The greatest gift anyone can ever have. A determined mind has the power to overcome and achieve anything and everything. It is definitely not as easy as it sounds. Determination has to be born out of weird madness and stubbornness. There will always be something that we want or can get better at. But our inability to stay motivated and determined for the very change, makes our life miserable. How many times have you wished to change some aspect of yourself, yet failed? How many instances have you tried being happy, but felt happiness never came to you? How many times have you prayed to get you out of your troubles? There can be innumerable examples that portray the lack of mental strength to overcome agony or stay determined. Strong will power needs stubbornness to practice it over and over again, despite failing to do so. Again, the mind is the flexible tool here that needs to be put into practice.
Enough is said or read about being positive. Anyone with a depressed mind or a hurt soul has definitely read or heard about being positive. Because that is when we are weak and try different ways to overcome pain. ‘Stay positive’ always sounded impossible to me. Not everyone can really think and act positive all the time. Even this needs intense determination and practice.
Happiness is not an outcome of favourable situations happening to us. But a state of mind that can be controlled and achieved. External factors do not determine happiness, our mind does. I see live examples of people who are not rich monetarily, but live happily. While the real wealthy people are always craving for something more from life. The difference is not money here, but their state of mind. Their mind’s ability to count blessings and lead a content life. Even the rich can attain this, by making up their mind to practice gratitude, before it’s too late. Rich here may not necessarily mean monetary wealthiness, but having anything worthy enough!
The mind is always an answer to every problem, irrespective of other factors. Tuning it for self improvement or turning into it’s slave for sorrow is definitely in our own hands!