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It’s all in the mind

Our mind controls us, our thoughts and the consequences of our actions.

entertainment Updated: Oct 05, 2010 00:49 IST
Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta
Hindustan Times

The human mind being such a complex thing, churns out messages and signals every nano second. There may never be a time in the day when we can be still and not allow our brain to think and tell us what to do. Our mind controls us, our thoughts and the consequences of our actions.

The way we react to a situation can change in a fraction of a second by simply changing our thoughts from negative to positive. As the entire nation waited for the Ayodhya verdict last week, expecting another unleashing of communal violence, the calm and peaceful reaction by the people of this nation indicated a tremendous positive mind force. It is possible to generate this positive energy, to enhance its powers and create an environment of peaceful coexistence.

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It happens to all of us. We perceive a situation in our life in a certain way, where it seems that this is the end and nothing can be done to change it. But by making a small change in our mental attitude, the situation is favourable once again. Here lies the power of positive thinking, just shifting our thoughts from the negative to a more positive one makes a tremendous difference in our world.

It may just be a simple thought to smile instead of a frown that can change the entire perspective. Living in a world where it is all about instant gratification, the power to accept failure and turn it into the life we want is all in the mind.

In life, that’s what it is all about — the perspective, may be up or down, the power to control it is in your mind. It only takes a very small and subtle change to achieve this. That is what mindful thinking is all about. As I watched the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, I felt this positive and exuberant energy displayed as a nation, despite the deluge of negativity and blatant corruption leading up to these games, it was truly an ‘India Shining’ moment, the energy of the performers and spectators created a powerful and engaging force. The power to do this is within each one of us and is there to harness. Living a life with a little more mindfulness and awareness will create a world that is more peaceful and cohesive.

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First Published: Oct 04, 2010 17:43 IST