It is your responsibility to create positive references for yourself. If you don’t have a positive emotional reference to a situation or don’t recreate one, the mind will automatically take one from the emotional memory which could be either a positive or a negative one.
THE POWER OF FAITH
Faith on your self and the divine or invisible power is the immunity for the Mind. It is scientifically proved that when you lose faith or live a life of fear and anxiety, your mind is disturbed which in turn disturbs the harmony of the body and creates stress hormones. Mental immunity is satisfied only by the faith; it is not the superstitious faith, but the understanding of the invisible power within your self. Faith is the ultimate power that allows one to act with full confidence even in the absence of evidence. During tough times, the power you receive is not from God; it is your faith in God that gives power to your God. That’s precisely the reason why the God that works for you might not work for others.
STAY AWAY FROM NEGATIVITY
Take this simple metaphor. An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. A ship is safe as long as it is floating in the sea. You can happily enjoy the voyage watching the nature around you. But once water enters the ship, you are in danger of drowning. No matter how big the ship is, once sea water starts getting into it, the same sea has the power to drown the vessel. It’s the same with our lives too. You may find a lot of negativity around you but never let it enter your mind. Once you allow it inside you, then it has the power to destroy you. Take the effort to do simple things to avoid negativity entering you. This will not only create positivity but will also make sure that you are happy. After all, you can keep others happy only if you are happy. You shall have the ability to raise others only if you possess the ability to raise your self.
HEALTH IS LIFE
Failing to maintain good health is like failing to live a life God has blessed us with. Always remember this. Consider a simple example, in a cricket field when it rains during a match, they will stop playing but will make sure that the pitch is protected with proper covers. At the time of rain, it is understood that nobody can play in the field but the field is protected to make sure that once the rain stops they can play again. In other words, to resume the match after the rain, the fields need to be protected during the rain. Consider yourself as the only field with which you are going to play the game of Life. So you must protect your mind and body at the time of uncertainties. If you fail to cover the cricket field during the rain, you will not be able to resume play even after the rain stops. It is the same with life, if you fail to maintain your body and mind at the time of uncertainty, you will not be able to start living the life you want.
As I always say: Train your mind to see God in everything and every time. Take the effort to remind and remember that God in you is the only God for you.
— 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