When you start observing your mind, one of the first things you might notice is that you don’t really control it…or do you?
Okay, let me ask, how many times you have read something and really tried to concentrate on the subject, but you catch yourself wandering off and thinking about something completely different at the same time? So I ask the question, do you sometimes observe your mind?
In the ancient Vedic scripture Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna says to Arjuna “One must deliver himself with the help of his mind, and not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well. For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.”
Manifesting What You Want
To manifest what you want, you need to control your mind. Concentrating, meditating and visualizing often is a way to “control” your mind and learn to focus on the things you want to manifest. I generally have to first be still and silence myself so that I can put myself in the position and posture hear the word of God. If I don’t, my mind jumps freely from one subject to another and therefore takes me a much longer time to achieve my goals.
Living in the NOW
One aspect of this is the importance of living in the NOW. Have you ever noticed that when we think about the past, we tend to think about the “good old times.” The truth is, they are not truly “good old times,” we simply forget about bad times that were associated with those days and think only about the good times. Mostly, because it allows us to escape from the present reality and live in a happy illusion. The point is that the past, happy or sad, is no more. We can’t remake it, redo it or change it. It also doesn’t have any value for our manifesting purposes. Hopefully, we can learn from our past mistakes, but that’s it, otherwise dwelling on the past is just a waste of time.
Making the Future
If we don’t think about the past we usually think about the future. Often we are anxious, scared or afraid of the future. Other times, we look to the future with hope. But the future is made in the present. We are best if we live in the present and concentrate on what is in the present. We need to be happy now. If we are happy now, we build our happy future. Because of that, it is very important to gradually control the mind and live in the now; do everything you can to be happy now.
State of Mind
We can change our mind’s states. For example, we can read scripture or listen to music we like. We can think of someone we love or look at something beautiful. Whatever helps you to feel happy, and most importantly, visualize the things you want in the future as already achieved. I create digital vision boards and watch them several times a day and keep a gratitude journal to actively practice gratitude for the things I have and the things I would like to have. You know, it’s hard to feel unhappy when you feel grateful. There are many different methods, but to start manifesting the things you want easily and quickly it’s good to find a good mentor or course, and follow the instructions. Reading about manifestation, the law of attraction and self-improvement is always good, but the best is to take action and apply what you have learned.
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Lynn F Austin, MBA is an author and speaker. Her messages reflect her courage and commitment against fear, doubt, and disbelief. She is dedicated to serving causes impacting domestic violence and at-risk youth.