Start Taking Care Of Your Mind - An Inner Factory Of Thoughts

Suppose we own a factory that manufactures 50,000 garments a day, it is not wise if only a fraction of them is useful while rest of them are of no use. Our mind which is our inner factory creates around 40,000 - 50,000 thoughts a day. Every thought has the potential to be transformed into a powerful force through words or actions. As owners of this inner factory, we need to ensure every thought is useful. Our life is a long chain of thoughts which come into words and behaviours. Just as a farmer thoroughly checks the quality of seeds before sowing them, we need to check our thoughts which are seeds that bear fruits as words and actions. In other words, we need to take ownership of our thought factory.

1. Your every thought has 4 impacts – it creates your feeling, it affects every cell of your body, it reaches the person about whom you think, and it radiates into the environment. So, your thoughts are connected to your emotions, health, relationships and environment.

2. Observe your thoughts for a minute after every hour and classify them into 4 categories - Positive thoughts which are thoughts of peace, love, happiness and acceptance. Negative thoughts are of ego, hurt, anger, hatred or jealousy. Necessary thoughts are related to day to day activities, without the emotions of worry, irritation, fear or anxiety. Waste thoughts are about the past, future or about other people – all of which are not in our control.

3. The first stage to empower yourself is to create pure thoughts and good wishes for everyone. Study spiritual knowledge to slow down the mind and inculcate new ways of thinking in your subconscious mind. Every thought becomes a product of your spiritual charging, since information is the biggest source of your thoughts.

Message for the day

Success comes through maintaining self-respect.

Expression: Where there is self-respect, there is naturally a stable state of mind, even in the most challenging and difficult times. This in turn brings right judgement at all times, which allows discrimination between right and wrong. Right judgement leads to right actions. So there is constant success for such a person.

Experience: Self-respect is the state of mind where I am able to appreciate my own uniqueness and give regard to myself. When I am able to be in my stage of self-respect, I am able to be stable in all situations. This seat of internal stability keeps me light and easy under all circumstances. I am also able to experience constant success even in the most difficult and challenging times.

Thought for Today - 01-07-2024

Banish Sorrow

Don’t be sorry, be content – it’s a choice not a chore. Never identify with others’ sorrow or you will go down with them. Be with them, but stay up, so you can uplift them. Help them put things in perspective. But first do that for yourself. You’re feeling sorry? Why? Have you lost something? It’s an illusion – you have nothing to lose. Everything that comes to you comes to pass, literally. So let all things pass and you will turn the illusion of loss into the reality of liberation…and sorrow will be a distant memory