“The Magic of Thinking Big”
It’s about the importance of having 100% Mr Triumph working in your mind for your benefit, and to boot out Mr Defeat.
This story also tells how fundamental is being aware of your thoughts, and another very key and important principle, which is “Attention Brings Energy” whatever you focus your attention on, will be amplified and nourished by your energy.
As Henry Ford said: “If you think you can, or you think you can’t, either way you are right, it’s the thinking that makes it so.”
This story is a FANTASTIC example of how our perceptions can be shaping our “reality”. In my experience and personal observation, the best “antidote” to the “veil of illusion”, is having an attitude of kindness, compassion and no judgement.
Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are.
The measure in which we judge others is the same measure from which we feel the weight of judgement from them.
When we are critical to others, we are shaping our perceptions and our mind to be critical to ourselves, because ultimately, there is no other.
By itself nothing has existence. Everything needs its own absence. To be, is to be distinguishable, to be here and not there, to be now and not then, to be thus and not otherwise. Like water is shaped by the container, so is everything determined by conditions (gunas). As water remains water regardless of the vessels, as light remains itself regardless of the colours it brings out, so does the real remain real, regardless of conditions in which it is reflected. Why keep the reflection only in the focus of consciousness? Why not the real itself?
“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself”
“What you call the external world, is as much you as your own body. Your skin doesn’t separate you from the world, it’s a bridge, through which the external world flows into you, and you flow into it.”