Be aware of your­self

The Sun (Malaysia) - - GOOD VIBES -

WHILE pos­i­tive thoughts are slow and light, and con­nect the self to its im­per­ish­able strengths, neg­a­tive thoughts are fast, repet­i­tive, heavy, drain­ing and lead­ing into dark­ness.

It is at the com­mand of the self that the senses op­er­ate. The hand could be used to hit or help, the eyes can be used to grat­ify temp­ta­tion or to read a good book, and the tongue could be used to ut­ter a bless­ing or break a heart.

It is this con­scious choice of what a hu­man cre­ates and sus­tains in­side that makes all the dif­fer­ence.

While we are cau­tious about safe­guard­ing our­selves from oth­ers, we are of­ten obliv­i­ous of the en­emy in­side.

Some­times, we cre­ate a pic­ture of the fu­ture so scary and plunge our­selves into vi­su­al­is­ing it over and over again that we doom our present for some­thing that may not even hap­pen. Or, we turn melan­cholic by re­call­ing old sad hap­pen­ings gone long past and ig­nore the good op­por­tu­ni­ties at hand.

And as these chains of thoughts con­tinue to drain us of our en­ergy, we be­come hol­low in­side.

But all that is re­quired is a con­scious ef­fort to break this loop of neg­a­tive thoughts by in­tro­duc­ing a pos­i­tive and pow­er­ful one – one that is based on truth and not false­hood. The ex­er­cise de­mands alert­ness and a con­scious de­ter­mined ef­fort for days till the thought pat­tern turns pos­i­tive.

In sim­ple words, a per­son who is aware of these pow­ers and mas­ters the art of us­ing them ac­cu­rately is his own friend, and the one who is ei­ther un­aware of them, un­trained to use them or lacks the hon­est will to do it, be­comes his own en­emy.

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