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The will to win
PP Wangchuk, Hindustan Times
May 20, 2013
First Published: 23:27 IST(20/5/2013)
Last Updated: 23:28 IST(20/5/2013)

We as human beings have tremendous potential and also the means to unleash the potential within us. Yet, we are either unaware or too lazy to exploit this potential to do things that could make a huge difference.

We need to ignite your minds to bring in the change that makes a difference. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s book, ‘Ignited Minds’ addresses issues we face today. Any kind of education is not good enough until one integrates it with spirituality to realise one’s higher self. And that alone can enable one to exploit one’s dormant inner energy and guide one in doing things that will bring peace, prosperity and happiness.

One’s belief in the ability to face the hurdles in life helps one discover such hidden abilities. Gandhi had said if you think you can’t do a thing, you can’t because your ability to perform remains dormant. But if you think you can, then you automatically acquire the ability to do it. And there is no limit to one’s ability to perform a task; only that one ought to know how to and when to use it.

Einstein puts it so nicely, “I would like to recall my friend Werner Heisenberg’s view, ‘You know, in the West we have built a large, beautiful ship. It has all the comforts in it, but one thing is missing. It has no compass and does not know where to go. Men like Tagore and Gandhi and their spiritual forebears found the compass. Why can this compass not be put in the human ship so that both can realise their purpose?’ ”

The oft-quoted cliché, ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’ is nothing but an expression of one’s higher self in action and execution of a task undertaken by a man of strong willpower. And only your spiritual compass can help you ignite this willpower.

That is why Adolf Hitler said, “If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate it with willpower.”


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