s. Paramahansa Yogananda, when in America, enjoyed a cup of coffee. The following day, when he travelled down the hotel's stairs to breakfast, he looked forward to drinking coffee. At the dining table, he rebuked himself and refused to drink coffee. Although for Westerners, that might seem extreme, it illustrates how Yogananda perceived the invisible enemy (coffee) and stamped it out before becoming a slave to it.
Suppose you suffer from a chronic condition, such as asthma, arthritis, emphysema, etc. In that case, you will be all too aware of the daily slog of putting up with your symptom. From the moment you get up, your enemy is ready to pounce. Some days are worse than others. There is no relent. Even if you have a good day, the foe is waiting to punish you for enjoying a pain-free day. This constant fight against symptoms dictates the kind of day you will have. We have our morning drug ritual involving an asthma pump, swallowing various pills, and attending to our wounds. We visit the hospital and undergo uncomfortable examinations and tests. We hear our consult informing us that our condition has deteriorated, we need more drugs or surgical procedures.
Should I get out of bed today or lie here with the pillow over my head? Dare I turn on the news to discover the next stage of terror to face me? Can I look at my children in the eye and make myself appear normal? What is the best way to tell my children grandma had disappeared from the face of the planet? These thoughts are all too familiar in the world in which we are surviving today.
Are we in control of our mind? Are any of us free-thinking or is our brain-traffic being manipulated? For much of the wakeful time, yellow-coloured subtitle reruns like Sky News think for us. The organic computer (brain) is typing syntax as we work, rest, and play. Feeding information to intelligent body cells, each one a… Continue reading ARE WE IN CONTROL OF OUR MIND?
Imagine if you could walk up to somebody, and say, here are all my troubles, in my rucksack. Take them. Imagine the load taken off you! You think, well that is a lovely idea, but of course it is not possible. But wait, if I had predicted what you would have to go through in… Continue reading UNIVERSAL INTELLIGENCE
Mind Lantern When we wake up in the morning, we have hopes and plans for the day. We have set things to do, and we have dreams about things to do. For instance, we might hope to marry our loved one, find the career we are looking for, become a champion of the sport we… Continue reading Mind Paralysis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pUVem6NQSE Fantasising is like dreaming while you are awake. It is independent of the cold, harsh world of reality. Fantasising is woven into our genetic infrastructures. A child’s mind is alive with fantasy. A boy thoroughly believes his toy train is real, journeying through signals, tunnels, and in and out of railway stations. A girl… Continue reading Fantasying
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mET_fbHqoqA When we were small children our senses were inundated with novelty. Throughout the process of growing up we get familiar with sights, sounds, and smells, etc., we experience generation loss. The flavour of an orange becomes ordinary to the brain. ‘Crazy ideas’ is a way of restoring all-new ideas which can stimulate the brain… Continue reading Crazy Idea
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