Let us first understand that no animal in this world is born with a purpose; a tiger never says that it is born for a purpose, whereas we humans tend to believe that we have a purpose for our lives. But they fail to understand the fundamental requirements that they need to maintain, because the real purpose of all purposes is to achieve happiness, without harming yourself and others, in the present and in the future.
for human success
You don’t need to have a great purpose; just have a purpose and God will make it great. You can even live without a purpose but not without some fundamental requirements. Maintaining good health is not a purpose, but a requirement. Maintaining a state of happiness is not a purpose, but a requirement to maintain an energetic mind to avoid psychosomatic problems, mental depression or fear. Happiness is equal to absence of unhappiness, which can be anything viz. fear, doubt, depression, anxiety, frustration, etc. Every physiological problem doesn’t need to have a psychological impact, but every psychological problem will immediately create a biological change because of the change in biochemicals in the body. Financial abundance is not a purpose; it is a requirement to take care of yourself and others. We are designed in such a way that we cannot make use of nature and its resources alone to take care of ourselves; like a bird building its nest or ants building its own house. We have the legacy of sharing the wealth that was created for us which can then be shared with others with our consensus during our existence. Maintaining good health, state of mind, harmony in relationships and financial abundance are the requirements which every human being should achieve. When all these fundamental requirements are satisfied in best condition, whether you want it or not, nature by itself will choose you for a greater purpose. The best driver will choose a car which is in the best condition; it’s the same with human life. God will choose you if all these conditions are satisfied. So you can live without a purpose, but you are designed in such a way that you can never live without satisfying these required conditions.
Fear has no face when you face the fear
Many people may have a purpose with that not satisfying the requirements, which is of no use. When you satisfy these essential requirements, nature by itself will choose you for a great purpose. The word called ‘fear’ is never a possibility for animals. They can get scared by loud noise or any unexpected physical events. They can be trained to do what we want them to do through pain and pleasure, but there is no such thing called fear in animals. But we humans have fear, because we are always in expectation with the experience that we want to experience in the future. The conflict between the desire and your knowledge is the fundamental reason for all the fear. You want something and you also feel that what you want cannot be achieved or experienced by you. But remember the fact of nature, the very presence of a snake will shake any powerful animal-be it an elephant, lion, tiger or even gorillas. However, the snake has fear for the tiny mongoose. Nature is teaching us the biggest lesson-a snake that has no fear for any giant animal fears the small mongoose only for one reason; the mongoose never has fear to face the snake. When a snake is faced by a mongoose which has no fear for the snake, the snake has to fear the mongoose. It may sound simple but it is the same in every life situation. Even though you are grown physically, until you die, you are still a child in the mind. You may have many unexplainable fears because of which you will not get into action. But never stop living your life because of fear; it may be a small fear like getting into a dark bathroom during the night or not being able to see an ailing person even though you want to help them, etc. Let the fears remain, but never stop living your life; at some point of time, you will gain the power to face your fear. When you face the fear without a fear, the fear has to have the fear for you.
Real happiness is not in leading a powerful life, but a peaceful one
All this is possible only when you have the mind power to realise your own power. Many people speak about mind power to learn new things, to face fears, to live with confidence or to come out of stress, etc. but you need to have mind power not to face tough situations, but to realise your own power. Anything which you call as mind power but is not helping you to realise your real power is of no use. Why am I insisting on this? This is one of the fundamental and essential requirements to live with happiness on this beautiful Planet Earth. Once you realise that you are not just a physical body, you are that invisible, non-physical power which is appearing with a physical body and the realisation of the self is not realising the power that is outside of you but the power within you. This will help you to gain the real mind power to face fears and eventually to live without fear in every possible situation. One has to realise the ultimate truth that the presence of happiness is equal to the absence of fear and the absence of fear is equal to the power of the self. Certain things can never be explained logically. And one such thing is this virtual truth: real happiness is not leading a powerful life but living a peaceful one, and real peace is possible only by leading a fearless life and not a powerful life. It’s simple and easy to read but not so simple and easy to understand and realise. The highest responsibility of all responsibilities that a human can take is taking efforts to understand this simple truth which will make you experience unstoppable positive changes in every aspect of life.
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