It is such a blatant truth that most of us donít even know our own
strengths and our weaknesses. In some cases even if we know our
weakness we donít wish to eliminate it from our system due to our
reactionary attitude against any change. Our perception about
ourselves is so myopic that we donít ever bother to dig deep enough
in to our sub-conscience which is the core of our true creation. Our
mind actually works on some set ideologies and we fail miserably to
improvise and evolve ourselves out of them. Human mind possesses
enormous potentials and it continues to be an enigmatic concept to
those who donít attempt adequately to understand it from various
such factors that influence it. Some such significantly influencing
Good and the bad experiences of life
Efficient and inefficient Mentors
I.Q AND THE E.Q balance
Self-control or the endurance power
Determining and discerning abilities
Capacity to construct a golden future for oneself
Willingness to indulge in self-development.
It is believed that
the kind of food we eat impacts our behavior. One can not expect an
alcoholicís mouth to smell good or a chain smokerís breath to smell
of freshness. Our daily routine ablutions and the food and the sleep
habits should have a rhythmic balance.
To ensure this
rhythm in our life-style we need to recall the significance of the
three sutras of life.
THE ENERGY OR THE STRENGTH: We should be aware
of our Physical, mental and spiritual powers. We should know how to
put these strengths to good use.
AWARENESS (take cognizance of): Our senses
should always be alert. Our concentration should be 100% so that we
are alert and aware of our immediate surroundings and the events
happening around us.
BALANCE-: We should be fully conscious of the
activities we take up. What ever we are doing we should be fully
aware and conscious of the action as to in what proportion we are
doing, where and how we are doing it. One can not be in a distracted
state of mind. We should not under play or over play what ever role
or action we are performing. Nothing should be done in excess. It
should not fall below the limits either. Every act should be
performed in right proportion, just like the right amount of salt
adding taste to our food, if it is excess it is not edible and if
too less then the food turns insipid.
endowing us with physical, mental and emotional strengths she has
also bestowed us with immense spiritual strengths. Some have more of
the some of these strengths and some others have less of the some of
these strengths. The question arises as to when, how and how much of
these embedded powers we allow to surface and whether these are put
to adequate use. Let us attempt to explore the mental, emotional and
the psychic powers within us to realize its potentials.
We are endowed with
infinite psychic energy. We donít seem to know how to put our own
mental energy to good use. We actually use only 1/10th of our entire
psychic power. We often tend to blame it on our existing
circumstances or we transfer the blame on to others for our
failures. The important truth is that like the huge universe, we
contain within us a huge world of infinite powers. We need to
understand its importance if we need to taste complete success.
Merely desiring success wonít be sufficient; we need to put in right
efforts in right proportion. To achieve something we need at first
to set a goal for ourselves, and then make ceaseless efforts with a
sincere attitude. Whatever vocation is close to oneís heart, one
should take up so that one enjoys doing what ever one does. Only
then can anyone accomplish a task with complete sense of
Now let us try and
concentrate on our mind factor and the psychic energy. Mind at times
does not take cognizance of the truth. It possesses the immense
power of the sun. This mind again has two phases.
1 The conscience
A conscious mind works only at the awakened state. Whereas the
subconscious mind works even when one is asleep. It is this
subconscious mind that helps us to experience material fulfillment,
prosperity and goal achievements.
The conscious mind
is guided by our intellect and our sense organs. This functions from
the left side of the brain. This gets expressed in the following
forms of the qualities of the mindís act.
Our choices or preferences
Our decision making prowess
Our I.Q ( intelligent quotient)
Our logical abilities
The Sub-conscious mind
Sub-conscious mind organizes our creative abilities. It possesses
infinite potentials. Its vistas are unlimited! This exists on the
right side of the brain. This form of the conscience does not
recognize logical concepts and it does not entertain humor. The
sub-conscious mind in fact directly impacts the following areas of
Voice of the inner conscience
To know the place, date and time through contemplative
To possess a reservoir of memory and treasure house of
A disciplined poised self
To have a desired form of death
Spiritual and creative powers
Self control, tolerance and Wisdom
To possess control over the circumstances
Ability to find solution to the conflicting issues
To organize and make successful plans for a future
Our emotional quotient (E.Q) consists of two aspects.
POSITIVE ASPECT NEGATIVE
Hatred or Despise
Fear and Doubt
Charitable or large heartedness
Stinginess or thriftines
Have a detached demeanor
Always obsessed with oneís own rewards
It is absolutely
necessary to understand as to how we can expand the potentials of
our sub conscience. For this we need to abstain from the stifling
negative aspects of our energy and embrace only the positive aspects
mentioned above. Read books on wisdom and writings of enlightened
people, Keep Company with people with positive qualities, learn to
practice positive criticism by observing and praising generously
peopleís positive potentials, we should try and imbibe the best of
their qualities. We can actually condition and program our
sub-conscience to inculcate this positive power, if we pay attention
to the following concepts.
Primarily one should have set a goal for one- self, for this,
one should have the determination power and a strong desire to
attain oneís goal.
Have firm intentions and develop a faith in oneself.
Load your mind with brimming positive thoughts. Never be
gullible to otherís misguidance and succumb to such sapping negative
To develop the capacity to be discerning and if need arises
one can re-consider the objectives set for oneself while retaining
the power to take the final stand for oneself.
Devote some time daily to do yoga and in deep contemplation,
see a mental picture of the achievements one wants to attain, thus
visualizing the kind of success one wants.
While keeping your eyes shut you command the sub conscience
to carry out the functions you assign it can actually carry out the
command for you.
Never to accept failure or defeat but keep making efforts
undauntedly without giving up.
Have enormous patience to wait for the ultimate success.
Concentration, prayers, silence, contemplation, dedicated
efforts, yoga and self-control, a tranquil mind, presence and
practice of all these factors contribute in enabling the Ďsuccess
factorí to catch on people very quickly.
One has to have
objectives and goals set for living a life of purpose, or else life
turns out to be like a sailing ship without an anchoring destination
on a shore less uncertain voyage. Only then we can stand out from
the mundane and the ordinary manís life. We can establish our own
identity make it possible ďto set our footprints on the sands of
timeĒ You get to live this life only once, so we really need to make
efforts to overcome all the impediments and transcend the
limitations posed by the material world without wasting any time.
Success once obtained, it is important to be able to sustain it.
Self respect like the money is earned. What ever is earned is to be
spent in a worthwhile manner. Fame and money along with respect are
the adorning factors of this life. While in pursuit of the
realization of oneís objectives it has to be borne in mind that all
our intentions are creative forces directed from the sub-conscience
towards a motive that embraces the benefits to humanity as a whole.
Every individualís contemplated dreams towards a set goal are the
ultimate aim meted out to expand the vistas and dimensions of the
exploration of the universal truth. So let each one of us enjoy
exploring the realms of our deeper powers which are latently hidden
in the core of our subconscious mind. In the words of a less known
If you canít be a
pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub
in the valleyóbut be
The best little
scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush,
if you canít be a tree.
If you canít be a
bush, be a bit of the grass,
highway happier make;
If you canít be a
Muskie, then just be a bassó
liveliest bass in the lake!
We canít all be
captains; weíve got to be crew,
something for all of us here.
Thereís big work to
do and thereís lesser to do
And the task
we must do is the near.