June 8, 2013 Comments Off on Beautiful Mind
We are mesmerised by the outer world, the great drama of life. Seldom do we spend time to think about the glory and the potential of the mind, of the universe within.
We tend to think first of the downside. The mind is passionate, prejudicial, fearful and jealous. Maybe it’s hereditary entrapment. Rarely does one try to find out: Is it the outer world and its allure that i have to enjoy and rejoice in, or is there something even more wonderful in the inner world?
Take a fresh look, cultivate a new outlook. The mind is a wide panorama; it’s expanse is infinite, as is its power. Don’t get bound by negative thoughts. Understand that the mind is capable of spinning and weaving enormous confidence, creating incalculable loftiness, impenetrable depth and immense magnitude. When you start dwelling upon these positive, pleasant and benevolent features of the mind, your fear about the negative will disappear.
The beauty of your face you cannot always see. If you want to see your face, you will have to carry a mirror right in front and that means you won’t be able to do any other work; you can’t even walk.
Only the beauty of the mind becomes experiential and enjoyable. You are fortunate that you have a beautiful mind. Start unfolding the possibilities. Imagine your potential once you know how to master your mind.
If I grant you an empire, and say: “Now, you are the monarch”, will you not jump at the offer and sit on the throne? In the same way, try to think of the empire of the Self. Sit on the throne. Feel the potential. Make the shift from negativism to positivism, from self-condemnation to self-elevation.
Start thinking about the beautiful, pleasant and expansive nature of mind. – by: Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha [Published in the ‘Speaking Tree’ column of The Times of India, 1 Apr 2009]