ONE IS ONLY POOR IF HE THINKS HE IS

What a controversial topic!!
I know by now you probably be thinking that the author of this article is insane. But I put it to you, you are where you are today because you have chosen to be there either consciously or unconsciously through the thoughts you have allowed to dominate your mind.

And I will prove that to you before the end of this article.

The Theory of the Mind

Proverbs 23:7. For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

Proverbs 4:23. Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thought.

To start with, our mind is the store house of creation. It is where everything created came from.

By developing an awareness of the functions of the human mind, and establishing a solid belief of your ability to utilize them, it is possible to consciously and purposefully utilize human mind power to dramatically enhance any area of your life, whether financially, physically, emotionally or otherwise.

The human mind has power beyond human imagination and if you learn how to harness that power, you can achieve great things and even be your own miracle worker.

The fundamental aspect of creating our lives the way we want is to direct our thoughts and feelings towards that which we want our lives to shape and blossom into. The essential part here is to use the power of the mind to make it happen. Manifesting and creating what we want in our lives is fundamentally and essentially dependent on how our mind and emotions are focused. This power of the mind needs to be developed so that everything in you is naturally driven towards it because the way you think is the way you feel, the way you feel is the way you act, and the way you act is the direction your life will naturally go. So the power of the mind which is the basis of almost everything that human beings have created on this planet has to be harnessed.
Almost everything that is humanly made on this planet was first created in human mind. So how we organize and focus our minds within ourselves will be the basis of how and what direction our life flows. If one looks at this carefully, for most human beings 90 per cent of their thought process happens haphazardly, without any particular purpose or focus. When the mind is happening in such a haphazard and unfocused way, naturally life will also happen in the same way, because what you see as life, what you see as the world around you is just a magnified impact of human mind. The human societies are just magnified manifestation of what’s happening in the human mind. We talk about big issues like peaceful world, beautiful world and acquiring wealth when there is no peaceful, beautiful and rich mind to create them. Unless we make this happen within ourselves, manifesting this on the outside will not happen. Using the power of the mind or manifesting the power of the mind is traditionally called chit shakthi by the Orientals. Today, modern science is proving that the whole existence is just a reverberation of energy. What you call a thought is also a reverberation. If you create or generate a powerful thought and let it out, it always comes true. The problem right now is there are so many contradictory thoughts which are killing each other or fighting with each other within one’s own mind that manifesting what you want seem to be so difficult

There is a beautiful story in the yogic lore. A man went for a walk and accidentally walked into paradise. After the long walk he felt a little tired and thought, I wish I could rest somewhere. He saw a beautiful tree beneath which was wonderful, soft grass. So he went and slept on the grass. After a few hours, he woke up well-rested. Then he thought, Oh! I am hungry. I wish I had something to eat. He thought of all the nice things he wanted to eat and all of them just appeared in front of him. After he had the sumptuous food, the man thought, Oh! I wish I had something to drink. He thought of all the drinks he wanted and all of them appeared in front of him.

In yoga, the human mind is referred to as markata, or monkey, because of its nature. The word monkey has also become synonymous with imitation. If you say you are monkeying someone, it means you are imitating someone  this is the full-time job of your mind. So, an un-established mind is referred to as a monkey.

When this monkey became active in the man who went to paradise, he thought, What the hell is happening here? I asked for food, food came. I asked for drink, drink came. Maybe there are ghosts around. He looked and there were ghosts. The moment he saw them he got terrified and said, Oh there are ghosts around here, maybe they will torture me. And the ghosts started torturing him, and he started screaming and yelling in pain. He said, Oh these ghosts are torturing me, they are going to kill me. And he died.

The problem was, he was sitting under a wishing tree or a Kalpavriksha. Whatever he asked for became a reality. A well-established human mind is referred to as a Kalpavriksha. In this mind, whatever you ask for becomes a reality. In life, you are also constantly sitting under a Kalpavriksha, so you need to develop the mind to a point where it becomes a Kalpavriksha, not a source of madness.

You see the story above illustrates the life most of us live. Majority of humans on earth live accidental life, whereby the cause things to happen to them without actually knowing that they are the one engineering the outcome of their lives, whether negative or positive.

Nothing in life happens by chance, the due process of creation which starts from the mind must be observed before anything can take a physical form.

The man in the above story, was having a good life which was a product of his thought, but because he was unaware of the power of his mind and because he does not believe that he is the architect behind his life. He started doubting the possibility of his present condition and once doubt sets in, his mind starts emitting negative thoughts and vibration and this takes holds of his reality.

Just as in the bible (Mathew 14:29-30), as peter was walking on the water because he thought he can and believed in it, but immediately his thinking changes to the negative, his reality changes also to the negative and he started sinking.

One might be wondering: if we do get what we focus on, why do we get so much of what we don’t want? That’s because we often focus most passionately on what we don’t want, and Mother Nature always grants our greatest passions either negative or positive in nature. That’s to say if you wish to be wealthy but you preoccupies your mind with pictures of poverty and how much you detest it, you still get to be poor. Because your mind is still emitting vibrations of poverty although you desire wealth and because Mother Nature is not learned enough to understand the sentence you are trying to make, she still goes further to provide you with enough poverty that can serve you. Mother Nature only understands the words in your thought and not the logical sentence.

So you have to be clear, precise and consistent with your thought if you want Mother Nature to work on it. If you want wealth, fix your mind with images of wealth and expel from your mind all poverty related thoughts whether negative or positive, as long as it has poverty in it. Mother Nature understands only the core terms in our stream of thoughts.

So you see, nothing about life is accidental, you might not be aware of it, but you definitely have your signature on all that happens in your life. Even those things that are outside your jurisdiction, like natural disasters, cannot affect you without your approval. They might happen without your consent but they cannot affect you without your consent.

Life is a result of the series of choices we make in our everyday life; the choice to believe in oneself and the choice not to, the choice to think richly or poorly, the choice to see life from the positive angle and the choice to dwell on the negative aspects of life, the choice to choose what affects you and be in charge of your life and the choice to leave everything to luck and take whatever that comes your way. The choice is always yours to make, if you think life is beautiful and nice or full of evil and wickedness, either way you are right because life is of both. But one thing is certain, the way you picture life in your mind will determine your experience with life.

I will leave you with this last stanza of Coat of many Colors by Dolly Parton

But they didn’t understand it

And I tried to make them see

That one is only poor

Only if they choose to be

Now I know we had no money

But I was rich as I could be

In my coat of many colors

My momma made for me

Made just for me.

Life is truly beautiful and you have no reason to be poor unless you chose to be.

“WE ARE WHAT WE THINK, ALL THAT WE ARE ARISES WITH OUR THOUGHTS, AND WITH OUR THOUGHTS WE MAKE THE WORLD “.

~GAUTAMA BUDDHA

Suggested readings on how to control your mind and be rich.

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