Human beings are not just human beings. They are the most powerful species.
Why am I insisting on this? Everybody has got a future but animals don’t have any pressure about their future because they don’t have any special preferences for it. But we humans always have an expectation, preference or a perception about our future. There is nothing wrong in this. In simple terms, a lion will live and die as a lion in this world. Regarding humanity, not all humans live the same life. For example, every human being at the age of 40 may not live the same life. Some may be rich, some poor. A few would have got married while a few remain unmarried. One person may be healthy at 40 but another could be leading an unhealthy lifestyle. Their experiences and life situations can never be the same. And their expectations for their future can never be the same. This is never going to change. And we need to accept this fact. What can we do about it? We are not born in this planet to change the life of others, but to bring the change you want in life or to create a life you want to live. To do this, you need to understand the process and preparation. Spiritually, it’s called karma. I am going to talk about the practical need of spiritual power not just to create a future, but to create a fortune; not just to come out of an existing problem but to live a life without problems till our last breath. How to do it? Ask yourself whether you have a choice to change your future. All your fear, doubts and worries are not because of your present situation; it’s because of you believing that the existing problem is going to continue in the same way and that you are going to suffer in the future. It can also be the thought that you will not be able to live a life which you desire. But this is not the reality. Your life experiences are decided by your karma but you have the power to rewrite your karma. By nature, God has blessed every human being with this power. It’s just that we fail to realise this power within us. With this awareness, we have two choices for our future. Either you can continue to live with all the fear and doubts or take an effort in the present situation to create a future you want to live. It’s either you face the future with all the uncertainty and doubts or take an effort to do some preparation in the present to create a future of your wish. Is this possible? Yes, this is definitely possible-only when you understand the process of creating a future.
There are two things involved in this process. Firstly, have a dream which I call as a vision. Secondly, you need to have the power to remove the obstacles which are not allowing you to live your dream life. These are called negative karma. Now how to remove it? You have all the power, only when you connect with the divine power. Human power alone cannot change the karma but with the oneness, with the divine power within you, you can remove the negative karma and create a life you want to live by creating a positive karma. This truth will never change. Failing to understand this, no matter how much ever intelligence you possess, you may not reach the place you desire. You suffer because it’s written beforehand in your karma. There may be various reasons like relationship problems or health issues which is stopping you from your growth.
Once you accept this reality, it’s your responsibility to take time to connect with the divine. This process is called meditation. Meditation is not a spiritual practice; it’s a practical requirement to receive the spiritual power to bring the physical changes in your life in all possible aspects. If you want to see the change, change your karma and to change your karma, connect with the divine power within. Once you start practicing it, no one can stop the positive changes that you are going to see. Life is all about living the life you want to live. With this understanding, now you all know the importance of meditation. Your success and achievements are all interconnected with your spiritual practice. But above all, there is a magical word called ‘peace’ for which every human soul is longing for-which will be achieved in this process along with success. You will effortlessly achieve and enjoy success without spoiling your peace.
Meditation and vision are the two core things required for this process. So make sure that you meditate with a vision. Otherwise, all powers which you attain become direction-less. Whether you meditate or not, the power of God within you can never be removed from you. Meditation is not to create God within you; it’s to make a conscious connection and to experience the presence of God in you. No doubt that meditation will give you power but you need a vision to bring the change in life. You need to accept the fact that without a vision, the meditation you practice is not powerless but directionless. So going forward, make sure you have a vision and a clear meditation by which everything has to change in life. Your life is ‘pre-written’ but with a clear vision and the power of meditation, it can be rewritten.
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