We humans are not born to struggle. That’s not the way we are designed by God, but why do we still struggle? If you really want to live a great life, one has to have a definite answer to a question and this is the fundamental and important change that has to happen in one’s existence to live without struggle.
GOD WILL NOT WORK FOR YOU BUT WILL WORK WITH YOU
As I said, no human is designed to struggle. Then why do we struggle? The answer is very simple: you think the solution to your problem or a life situation is outside of you, or you think the reason for your suffering is someone else or something else. But that is not the fact; you are the sole proprietor of your present situation. This will never change or this can never be changed even by God. It may not be easy to accept or digest, but this is the fact. Don’t expect God to change your life until you are not clear about what is the life you want to live. Once you know, here are the steps you need to follow.
YOU DIE NOT BECAUSE OF A SNAKE BITE BUT BECAUSE OF THE VENOM YOUR BODY ACCEPTS
Accept that no one is responsible for your suffering or the struggle that you are currently going through. If you don’t accept, try to understand this simple situation in life as a metaphor. It’s like you have a headache or a stomach pain, and you have all your near and dear ones beside you, and when a doctor prescribes a medicine for your pain, all your loved ones are ready to take the pill for you. Needless to explain as you know, you will not come out the pain or suffering until you take the pill. This is the second thing that you need to accept, even though sometimes you are not the reason for the pain, the solution for the pain has to start from you. You can’t expect people to change for you or you can’t say that I am not happy because someone is not good or I am like this because he did this to me. In fact, Veda says nobody ever dies because of the snake bite. People die because of the venom that their body has accepted. That is ultimate truth of the puranas and shastras, because millions of people those days have been saved after snake bite. And there are thousands of people who have died because of bite from a snake which is non-poisonous. It’s a big topic and let me cut it short: tell yourself that people die not because of the snake bite, but the venom that their body has accepted. Even after a snake bite, if you take an action to reverse the poison in the body or to stop the spread of the poison in the body, you will not be affected. This is what you need to know, the event and incidents that you are going through in life cannot be decided by you all the time. But the experience is under your control all the time.
TRAIN YOUR MIND TO BE RESTRAINED
It is easy to understand the above points but not so easy to put it into practice. Always remember that the mind has to be trained if you want your mind to be restrained. A mind which is not trained can never be restrained, and a mind that is not restrained can never be trained. This is where meditation plays a major role. Consider you have a powerful car like a Ferrari and when you are put yourself on the road, you enjoy the drive. The acceleration and super power are unbelievable but if you don’t have a brake, it’s very dangerous. That is precisely the situation of the mind which is not trained. But to train the mind, it has to be restrained. No matter how powerful a car you possess, it’s the ability to apply the brake at the right time which will decide a safe journey. Many people instead of controlling the mind cease the function of the mind or keep themselves away from the process of the mind through drinking or some other entertainment, etc. This is like having a powerful car and you never take the foot from the brake pedal and the car is not going to move even an inch. And they keep nagging in life that they don’t see progress, that nothing is happening in their life, and why is it happening to me, etc. This is where meditation helps you. It gives you the power to apply the brake at the right time and now you can enjoy the drive with all the power that you have.
YOU ARE INCREDIBLE & INVINCIBLE WITH THE POWER OF MEDITATION
People may think why meditation is essential. It’s time to realise that everyone is enjoying everything in this world which is created by God. God says you are enjoying life with things that I have created, but you fail to enjoy me. Spirituality is nothing but insisting you to take time to possess things to enjoy life. So as you enjoy your possessions and power, it’s time to enjoy the real source of every creation which is within you and this is possible only by meditation. Once you start enjoying with the creator who has created everything for you, the creator promises that he will create everything that can give you joy in every aspect of life. Now with this understating, your commitment towards meditation will give you the power to deliver all the commitment you have in life and in your profession. You will then understand with a clear vision and clarity about what you want in life and start accepting that you are responsible to bring those changes in you. With the power of meditation, you will realise that you are incredible and invincible.
Wishing you a life full of peace, success and happiness.