The positive image you hold in your mind is the highest source to bring the positive change you want in life.
You are holding a cup of coffee and relaxing in your garden. Suddenly, someone comes and bumps into you, your body shakes and you lose control over your arm which makes you spill the coffee. But why did you spill the coffee? Was it your intention to spill it? No, it’s because somebody bumped into you and you accidentally spilt it. The answer is as simple as that. Apparently the right answer is you spilt it because the cup was filled with coffee. If the cup had tea, you would have spilt tea and if the cup had orange juice, you would have spilt orange juice. Obviously you are going to spill what is inside the cup. It is clear that spilling will happen for sure but what spills out is decided by you. Similarly when we encounter any unexpected situation in our relationships or in workplace, we tend to get frustrated and angry. This means that deep within we are filled with these negative emotions like irritation and anger. But do we have a choice? Yes! Though we don’t have a choice to keep our cup empty, we do have a choice to decide what to be filled in our cup. So, no matter how much ever bad a situation you encounter or whoever bumps into your emotions, you will spill out with only what you are filled with.
Hence take an effort to fill your cup with utmost gratitude for all the things you are gifted with today. We see many visually challenged people around us. We also come across mentally challenged people. Despite having everything, many people may not have a vision for their future which you possess. So, it’s time to feel grateful for whatever you have. It’s time to drop all the unwanted emotions from the past by cultivating a habit called ‘Forgiveness’. We will never be able to forget things that gave us a bad experience or people who betrayed us. Forgiving is not forgetting. It’s an emotion which will not disturb our present activities. It’s not easy to forget and it’s never going to happen because they are memories; but you can definitely forgive. Then you can fill your cup with humility, gratitude, kindness and so on. To fill the cup with what you want, you should first empty the cup with what you don’t want. So, take an effort to fill your cup with love, peace and everything that you want.
Sit in meditation. Meditation in many ways helps us eliminate unwanted emotions and fill ourselves with peace and tolerance. When you do so, in any unexpected situation you have no other choice but to behave in the most wonderful way with peace and love. It’s possible and it’s simple but it’s not easy. Self-effort is the only way to achieve this. It is definitely possible. And once this is achieved, you will see every impossible things (in personal and professional lives) becoming possible.
Wishing you a life Full of Peace, Success & Abundance.
Atmayogi Shri Aasaanji Aham Brahmasmi ! Atmayogi 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