In the present world, it is impossible to live without ‘4G’ and there isn’t a hand that hasn’t held a handphone.
Today, I will discuss the 4Gs that human beings need to know and apply to experience a great and grand life forever. There is enormous joy in knowing what a human is capable of only when you realise the power of the self. Not everybody can live a self-realised life, but one can still know the ultimate gift of the power of being human. These 4Gs are simple and highly effective disciplines which bring phenomenal changes in life. I insist on the word ‘discipline’ because to follow these individuals don’t need physical or mental strength, but self-effort to commit to a decision.
Gratitude: One should take conscious effort to show gratitude for all one possesses and for all that is given to him/her. Think of this example, Lord Krishna had a 5-horse chariot, but we have vehicles of at least 90 horsepower; meaning 90 horses pull us with great comfort!
Above all, we need to show gratitude for the highest quality we possess, we alone can feel God and be with God.
Good wish: A physical gift may, or may not bring changes to human life. However, everyday taking the chance to create a good wish for someone else will. Take time and self-effort to consciously wish 11 good wishes everyday. This will bring drastic positive changes in life. These wishes could be for your family, friends, your boss, your maid, anyone! You needn’t share this with anyone, just create a good wish.
A good wish for yourself will keep you away from negative thoughts.
Guidance: One thing that sets us apart from animals is that we alone have the ability to guide others. In every loving relationship, people won’t need your constant presence, but they need your guidance all the time. A relationship where this is not understood will always face conflicts.
Not love or protection, but guidance is necessary for a good life. Because guidance ensures your loved ones enjoy good things and keeps them away from the bad. All knowledge and wisdom is guidance that eliminates bad experiences and gives a good life.
Greatness: The first three Gs are under your control, the last is a divine gift given to you by nature. When you follow the first three, greatness and every great thing automatically follows you in life. The highest joy of being human is knowing you can bring joy to another life. Following the 4Gs will bring joy to you because others will receive joy through you!
Wishing you a life of Peace, Success and Happiness.
Wish you a very Happy Tamil New Year!
— Shri Aasaanji is a non-religious, contemporary Spiritual Master and the founder of the Atmayoga Foundation (Institute for Inner-Science and Self-Transformation) www.atmayoga.in