The world within

As in the world within. So with the world without.

As you begin to nurture the garden of your own mind – your own thought and being – your circumstances will begin to reflect the same too. If you look out for yellow cars, it will be easier to spot one. If you look out for opportunities and keep at it, it will also be easier to find one. If you consciously look out for happiness and joy, trust me, it will be easier for you to find them too.

While on the contrary, if you expect stress and are subconsciously looking out for it, guess what, that is exactly what you will find. It is only up to you to decide. Take control of your states. Free your consciousness from all the concerning and troubling imaginings and just be present. Be thankful for the present moment – moment after moment – and watch your world begin to change.

It is a tough task to control one’s mind, it is indeed a tough task to control one’s negative thoughts but it is possible – through practice and patience. Your world within holds the power to shape the circumstances in the world without. If you can command the storms within you, then no storm in the physical can do you harm. You shall find solutions to every challenge and overcome them with ease.

Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. Mind them at all times. And make it a habit to only entertain the thoughts and emotions that comply with the highest vision of yourself and your life. Anything else is just not worth it. Your strong and positive thoughts/emotions will yield grand actions, your actions will mature into great habits, your habits will develop a high character – and your character will crystallize into glorious circumstances.

Be mindful.
As in the world within. So with the world without.

Make the world within beautiful and full of love.
And so shall be your world without.

Start with gratitude

Be grateful. There could a hundred things to be bothered about, yes, but instead of focusing them, focus on the many thousand things that are already working out for you.

We often put so much of our attention on the things that are not working that we lose perspective of all the good things in our life. It is important to remind ourselves to be grateful, to have a positive outlook on life, else we’ll just drown in our own ocean of self-pity. And things will only seem to get worse and worse.

If you are suffering in the present, it is difficult indeed to look for the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you are suffering the past or being anxious for the future, you’re just stealing your joy from today. Take a deep breath and be grateful for today. Be grateful for this moment.

If you want your life to change. You have first to make a change. You have to make a change within you. You have to make a change in your thinking. You have to overwhelm yourself with your ideal. You have the power to shape your own circumstances. You have the power to construct your own reality with the power of your own mind.

If you indeed have the knowledge of the power of thoughts. Then why would you ever let negative thoughts rule your mind? It is just a knee-jerk reaction for you, are you indeed the master of your own thoughts?

Take charge. Whenever you catch yourself dwelling in negativity switch to gratitude.
Look for the good things, give them all your attention and focus, and watch them blossom in your life. Lifewise, take away all attention from the negative things and watch them disappear from your life.

Be grateful. Praise the good things in your life, and make your life on earth the heaven you seek. Start with gratitude, and it will help you redirect your focus to a greater life.

Nuggets: Live your fantasy

It will come together. It will all fall into place.
There is a divine purpose that is being unfolded.
Participate gladly in it.

This game of life is an illusion, some say.
So you might as well play it as you wish.
You might as well do the things you dream about.

Bury your fears. Face your rejections.
Take some chances and live your life.
Find out what you love.
Find out what touches your soul.
And follow it with joy.

You can create your life as you please.
You might as well create a life worthy of nothing less than a fantasy.

Start now

Even if you knew what to do, you’d probably find an excuse not to do it. The secret of great achievements does not lie in a great action over the horizon but in consistent daily actions. There is nothing you cannot accomplish, but you must be committed to your goal. Most of us aren’t simply willing to put in the effort. We want results NOW. And if we don’t get what we want, we think ourselves to be incapable, or even worse, unworthy of achieving our goals, dreams, and wishes.

There is this famous quote by William Hutchison Murray which sums it up quite gracefully:

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!

What is it that you want?
Take the first step. One small step.
Even if it feels inconsequential, take it anyway.

Even if you want to lose 100 pounds, that five-minute workout will count. Even if you want to make a living online, that ten-minute investment learning online marketing will matter. It takes time. All good things take time. I wish, as would so many others, that it could be done overnight, but the fruits will only come after seven seasons of effort and care.

Take a small step today.
Start with one pushup.
Start with one page.
Start with one lap.
Start with one paragraph.

Just start.
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”

There is no ideal too big for you.
There is no goal too implausible.

Start small. Start today. And do it every day. One step at a time. And little by little, you will gain confidence and momentum and over time you will break mental barriers to accomplish great things. Sometimes it doesn’t take much – only the willingness to do. Are you willing to commit to your dreams?

Start small.
Start now.

Nuggets: Love despite all

To love is to use yourself for the good of others.
And any human who knows this will be broken, time and again.
But eventually, they will be rewarded with peace eternal.

To love, without conditions, without expectations.
And what could you not be?

Love, despite all.

Learn a little

Now you grow a little,
and then another.
Now you fall a little,
to then stand stronger.

Life will test you lad,
Be ready as they come.
Do unshell you must,
leaving your weak sum.

Your heart may break,
See it as a sign good.
For this suffering now,
will be your soul food.

What after all the pain?
You may even ask.
To have known a bare soul
free of every mask.

Nuggets: When it is time

You can start small.
You can have nothing, and still, hold on to hope.

It might not happen overnight.
But soon, day by day.
One small step after the other.
It will come to pass.

Do not despair.
The struggle is there to make you stronger.
But keep at it. Be patient.
The Universe will yield to you.

Catch every vision thrown upon you.
If it came to you, it came for a reason.
Follow it. Believe in it.
And your life shall be a gentle breeze.

If you have a greater vision.
Water it, take care of it, live with it.
It will do you a great deal of good.

And when it is time. Act.

Nuggets: Believe

You can grieve. You can fall.
You can lose. You can fail.
But no matter what, get back up again.

The real gift is you.
The person you become.
Through hell and high water.
As you recognize the strength of your spirit.

Don’t let circumstances get to you.
You are enough.
You can do it.

Beyond all limitations set in the mind.
You have got to believe in yourself.
Step by step. Day by day.


Nuggets: Ask

If you are living your life in constant anxiety, you might want to take some time out for yourself just to observe the source of your suffering – the conditioning in your mind that makes you seek fulfillment from the outside. It’s a tough battle. Many do not even know the source of their suffering, they just accept it as it is. Living in hardship, pain, fear, and anxiety, they are just blind to hope.

Yet, I tell you now, there is a way. Ask for it. Pray from deep within your heart.
Ask for a miracle that will heal your anxieties, so that you may truly live your life.

It’s possible.
Ask for it.