Friday, February 18, 2011

Arise! Awake!

Eisha Sarkar
Posted on Hello Wellness on Feb 18 2011 1:02PM

Everybody's got an attitude. But not everyone has it right. With the amount of stress we undergo we end up angry, frustrated, unsatisfied and even harm others. "What makes you weep, my friend? In you is all power. Summon up your all-powerful nature mighty one and this whole universe will lie at your feet. It is the Self alone that predominates and not matter," Swami Vivekananda once said.

Though the potential strength is hidden within us, we are often unable to tap into it. Having the right attitude, thinking positively and unshakable faith alone can help us manifest our hidden strength. According to Swami Vivekananda, "Three things are necessary to make every man great, every nation great:

1. Conviction of the powers of goodness.

2. Absence of jealousy and suspicion.

3. Helping all who are trying to be and do good."

Believe in your inner strength
We often shy away from accepting challenges and responsibilities because we doubt our capacity to perform. We underestimate ourselves and lose wonderful opportunities in life. Never doubt your inner strength. Believe that you have infinite power and that will come out when you sincerely call upon it by way of positive attitude. As Swami Vivekananda said, "Great convictions are the mothers of great deeds."

Work hard for your dreams
Nothing great can come unless we work for it. Vivekananda said, "To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will.’ I will drink the ocean, 'says the persevering soul,' at my will mountains will crumble up.' Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard and you will reach the goal."

Will yourself to take on challenges
We make promises and break them easily. Weak minds search for excuses. Those who possess a strong will and are determined to make their minds work for them to achieve higher things in life. Vivekananda advised, "You must not say that you are weak. How do you know what possibilities lie behind that degradation on the surface? You know but little of that which is within you. For behind you is the ocean of infinite power and blessedness."

Let go of negative thoughts and live in the present and your outlook and attitude towards will change for the better.

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