It is not difficult to defeat the enemy outside you; the real challenge is defeating the enemy within you.
Right Focus Can Transform Your Life
Many people think spirituality is a concept or a philosophy. It’s actually a science, a science with which you strengthen your mind to create a future more beautiful than what you imagine. Your future manifestation can never be more than your present expectation. That is the ultimate rule of life. Your present expectation is decided by your mental perception and your mental perception is decided by the strength of your mind. Many do not understand this truth. What is the meaning of mental strength? Everybody is blessed with a heart but not all are blessed with a healthy heart. A healthy heart is maintained by exercise, never achieved. Similarly, what you do with your lungs decides the condition of the body part. Some smoke and spoil it, while others do breathing exercises and maintain their lungs in a healthy condition. It’s the same with the mind as well. What you do with the mind decides what you do in life, and exercise for the mind is meditation. Reading about God, accepting or talking about God, or realising and understanding the truth about God is not going to change your life. Your relationship with God and experiencing God alone will help you strengthen your mind. Otherwise the mind will surrender to all physical pleasures, negative thoughts and all unwanted emotions. You are subjected to anger, fear, lust and all unexpected temptations in the present world. But with the strength of the mind, you can still focus on what you want. This is where meditation comes into place. It takes the role of Krishna when you become Arjuna in the war of life. One has to understand that this will not only help you transform your mind but will help you transform your life.
The Untold Truth About Spirituality
In spite of all these, as human beings, you will worry if someone talks bad behind you. It’s natural for one to live with fear and doubt, but once you are insulted by someone, you can’t take it. Animals don’t go through this because they don’t wait for recognition or appreciation from others.
But we humans do, it’s the food for our soul. This is where meditation gives you the emotional strength. One who is spiritually evolved will never try to prove himself to be right in front of a person who is trying to find fault in you.
Realise the ultimate truth that if someone is finding fault in you, it’s not because you are wrong but because they are not able to fix the fault in them. Do not focus on others’ criticism, rather focus on the path and vision that you have decided. So, choose the path, know the self and practise meditation and the rest is magic.
Wishing you a life full of peace, success and happiness.
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