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Wings of thoughts

Thought is the only propelling force in us that decides our destiny. One must fill the mind with the highest thoughts, hear them day after day, think them year after year

india Updated: May 28, 2010 00:02 IST

Thought is the only propelling force in us that decides our destiny. One must fill the mind with the highest thoughts, hear them day after day, think them year after year. Whatever we think, that we become. There is no point in telling oneself, “I am a sinner” time and again. We must learn from our mistakes, confess it openly, never to repeat it again.

By declaring we are weak, we indeed become weak. As they say, think of the devil and the devil appears. This famous aphorism has groundings in the same principle. Mind cannot sit idle. It has to think something or the other, so why not fill it with beautiful thoughts. Pondering over a single thought can give rise to a great invention.

Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam is a living example. In his biography, Wings of Fire, he says, “To take an example from my own life, I had been fascinated by the mysteries of the sky and the flight of birds from childhood. I used to watch cranes and seagulls soar into flight and longed to fly. Simple, a provincial boy, though I was, I was convinced that one day I too, would soar up into the skies.”

All through his period of boyish years, Swami Vivekananda retained his admiration for the life of the wandering monk. Pointing to a certain line on the palm of his hand, he would say to his friends, “I shall certainly become a sannyasi. A palmist has predicted it.”

Hence, the need is just to dehypnotise our minds, which have come under the spell of weakness. None can harm us when we are firm in our own thoughts. It is everyone’s innate desire to rise and become perfect in life because God has actually made us in His ever-perfect image.

And this is a proven fact that transformation is just a thought away. If negative or low depressive thoughts come to your mind, don’t blame others or circumstances. Own them since they are your own creation.