Failing to understand this, we will just keep on discussing about peace and the reason for absence of happiness in this world. We will be cheating ourselves just by talking more about the philosophy of peace, success and happiness.
Experience the real peace
Actually, there is a simple science and truth behind this. Peace, success and happiness exist only for human beings. Animals never take effort to discuss about all these because they don’t have any preparations for their future. They live with full awareness about the present and don’t plan for the future. The very essential truth about the creation of God is that only we humans have the ability to create external peace through our effort to enjoy more comfort and pleasure. But we fail to understand that with all our knowledge, skill and creative intelligence, we are only able to create comfort and pleasure which can never give us peace, success and happiness. Many think trying to live without a problem is a way to achieve peace. It’s wrong. Peace is not the absence of problem. It is the presence of problem in which you feel you can face it. This is the first degree of peace. The second degree is when you not only face the problem but will also be confident about easily overcoming it. The third degree of peace is real peace which everyone has to reach. It is when the problem which you thought as a problem is no longer one. This is possible only with spiritual understanding. The highest failure in life is failing to understand your own power. This is where spiritual knowledge is essential. The only solution is to face any given situation with strength. Failing to understand this is the reason for your unhappiness and inability to achieve success in your career, relationship, business, or in any field. Putting it simple, not knowing your own self is the highest sin as per the Vedas. The highest sin is not treating or insulting someone, rather it is the inability to be a good person to your own self. Without knowledge about the self, you can never appreciate your own self and you will be in a situation to commit the highest sin which is self-depreciation.
Let’s discuss this in depth. Firstly, you need to have a clear vision to achieve success or happiness. This is very easy to speak but not that easy to achieve. Once you achieve this, it’s then your spiritual understanding which will make you realise that you are the only mentor and creator who is the source to achieve your vision. Nobody can create a vision for you. God must have created the entire world but you are the only creator and mentor of your life. Failing to understand this, you have no other choice but to consistently go through a life filled with fear and failures. And the reason is very simple. No one is responsible for your failures. If you don’t take a conscious effort to be your own creator and mentor for your future, it is the fate and the fact of human life that consciously or unconsciously, you will be your own traitor and tormentor for your fear and failures.
How to make use of the power within you?
Once you decide to become the creator and mentor of your life, you will understand that the power of all powers is not outside of you but within you. There are three steps involved in this:
Accepting that without God, nothing can exist in this world. Spirituality is not only the scientific way to achieve success, but it’s the smartest and easiest way to achieve success from now, and forever. So make sure you place God above all. This is the highest practical way to bring the real change you want to see. Here I am not using the word ‘God’ on a religious term. You can also call it as the power which has created the entire universe.
In spite of believing and accepting God, why are you not able to see the power of God? There is no use of having faith or belief in God outside you unless you realise the power of God within you.
Taking effort to establish connection with the God within you is the only way to gain all the power to create a life you really want to live. This is called as meditation. In meditation, that which you see as a vision has to be experienced as your manifestation. This is the simple science of achieving peace, success and happiness in every aspect of life.
Own your future
When you fail to understand that you are the person responsible to establish connection with the God within you, knowingly or unknowingly, you are extinguishing the power of God in you. This is the reason in spite of having God in you, you still go through pain, struggle or suffering. But no matter how big your problem is, with this simple understanding and fundamental approach, you can rise above the situation to a level you had never even imagined. Once you are in contact with the power within you, or surrender to that power before you involve in any action with respect to the vision you hold, life will unfold miracles in every possible aspect and manifest all your desires more easily than ever before. So understand this fundamental truth of life and make sure you always live with the awareness of God within you to create a life you want to live. Always tell yourself that the best way to create your future is to own your future.
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)