Be aware of yourself
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.