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Master your mind

No one can escape it. Each one of us has been a victim of this vicious whirlpool of feelings leading you to a state of mind full of emptiness called depression.

india Updated: Nov 23, 2011 01:17 IST
Simi Bajaj

No one can escape it. Each one of us has been a victim of this vicious whirlpool of feelings leading you to a state of mind full of emptiness called depression. Life is like a roller coaster ride with so many ups and downs. We have to buckle up and face it with a positive spirit.

Each one of us has our own destiny, which is set before our birth. Many times, one gets the feeling of being helpless, when faced with situations that are beyond your control. This is the time when God is testing you; this is where your inner strength guides you to search for the right cure.

Always remember, when God shuts down your favourite window, he opens another door. It all germinates in the mind. Thoughts generate actions, which invoke reactions.

The great philosopher, Montaigne, had observed that "the great and glorious legacy of a human being is to live with purpose."

The secret of ever-lasting happiness is to first accept the fact that happiness is a journey and not a destination. To be happy, first you have to savour the beauty of your life and live every moment, as if it was your last day on earth.

Let go of the burdens of the past and do not worry too much about the future, appreciate the present and live for today.

Mahatma Gandhi had said, "when I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the creator..."

God has given us so much. We must bow our heads down with gratitude. Life is not perfect, there is grief and sadness everywhere, but our minds have to accept this fact that setbacks should not crush our souls, but should inspire us to surge ahead in life with clear vision. Humanity is the biggest religion above all. Love and kindness should start at home where tender brains should grasp the importance of being kind. And remember these words of Winston Churchill, "the price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts."