If you think something outside of yourself is the cause of your problem, you will look outside of yourself for the answer and never really find it.
The path of looking inward, deep into our mind, can well be compared with the long stillness before day break. There is frequently nothing to mark it, but a quietly increasing light. The gradual dawning of a new world in our consciousness comes silently. it is a secret inner thing we can never fully share with others.
For looking inward we have to completely relax the body and the mind. This increases the capacity to cope with stressful situations and the consciousness has more clarity. The first step is to strip the ego which is totally responsible for our inability to see things more clearly and in their true perspective. One by one, we must try and strip those weak areas of ourself which the world has taught is to cherish i.e. attitudes, stubbornness, prejudices, fears, revenge and hates. These are not really you. You have to look for yourself beyond the ego and the qualities that shape it, and which constantly work against you.
We do not hear the sunrise, so too the greatest moment in our life comes quietly. In that stillness ALONE is born the knowledge of the self. Therefore, in absolute quietness, free from the presence of other people, noise and distractions we have to try and become one with our self. We start with discovering our conscience and then the sub-conscience and then the true Power of our mind.
The bottom of the lake cannot be seen when the surface is covered with ripples. It is only possible for us to catch a glimpse of the bottom when the ripples have subsided and the water is clean. If the water is muddy or is agitated all the time, the bottom will not be seen. If it is clear and there are no waves, we shall see the bottom. The bottom of the lake is our true self.
Again the mind is in three states:
- Darkness- Found in brutes and idiot; it only acts to injure. No other idea comes in to that state of the mind.
- Active- This state of minds chief motives are power and enjoyment.’I will be powerful and rule others’.
- Serenity- Finally, there is a state of serenity and calmness, in which the waves cease and the water of the mind-lake becomes clear. That is where the real and strong power of the mind emerges, and it can be within your reach.
I also like to believe that a little bit of God lives within all of us. We shall discover, how fortunate we are, only, when we are at peace with our true selves and are able to communicate with our mind. The powers of the mind are like rays of light dissipated; when they are concentrated, they illumine. This is our only means of truth and knowledge. The world is ready to give up its secrets, if we only know, how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration. There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point; that is the secret.
The concentrated mind is a lamp that shows us every corner of our inner-self and the little bit of God that lives within us. Here no speech is needed; silence will carry the truth and you shall accumulate the immense power of your mind, in silence. It will then become a means for developing our own human potential, thus enabling us to devote ourselves with greater totality and clarity to whatever we undertake to do; and to commit ourselves more fully to finding joy and happiness and spreading the same to others whom we associate with.
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