Is Your Soul Breathing?
God made humans
in his image but these days very few of them lead a God fearing
life. Environment is the main cause of changes in a human
being. People you meet on a day today basis and the surroundings
you are in contribute in the making of your mental structure.
apathy, unreliability, attitude and behavior of each and every
human being affects the nation. Every human should strive
for self-improvement. This is an exercise of the mind.
These are a
few steps, which I believe can help us improve our mental,
emotional as well as physical capability.
1. Self Worth Ė
The first and foremost step
towards self improvement is self worth. A person who cannot appreciate
his or her self can never be expected to lead a purposeful life.
God has sent us to this world as his emissary and thus one has to
believe that he or she is the best. So love yourself, appreciate
yourself first and then you will see it in others too.
Be God fearing - The second step to follow is to lead
a God fearing life as much as possible. Believe and follow the adage
that if you do good to others it will be returned to you and vice
versa. As much as possible keep away from lies, cheating and any
other negative act. Try to remember the Ten Commandments once in
a while. It is for your own good.
3. Never Condemn
Yourself - There will be
times when you will commit a wrong doing or make mistakes. Well,
donít hang yourself for it. Face your negative act bravely and vow
to try and not repeat it.
No Regrets -
Half the time in our lives we keep relieving the past and
trying to think what went wrong at that point. Well, the past
is gone, the future is unknown but the present is here with
you. So please donít dwell on past mistakes but learn from
them and enjoy the present because its really a gift from
God. Concentrating on regrets spoils your present as well
as your future.
Be Positive and Optimistic - I know it is very
difficult to be optimistic when things are going wrong in
your life but give it a try anyway. You just might be able
to pull your mind away from negative thoughts. Be alert and
vigil and guard your negative thoughts constantly. Let your
mind graze the green grass but keep them away from thorny
bushes. Many a time when circumstances are absolutely going
haywire and you are lost in the meanderings of a confused
and dejected mind, one positive thought and the right attitude
is enough to banish all pessimism and negativity and thus
any or every problem.
6. Control Your
Anger - Anger is the worst
of your enemies. It spoils both your physical as well as mental
well being. So hey, whatís the problem, you just have to keep it
under lock and key. As soon as that bitter feeling of resentment
starts gnawing at your heart and mind, donít try to control it because
it is too strong for you to handle. My suggestion is to start praying
to God for help and believe me you will get it because nothing is
stronger than God.
Mind Power - Increase your mind power by spiritual devices.
You can try meditation, reiki, yoga or simply praying to God. Remember
prayer needs no speech. Connect yourself to God and have a chat
with him. Believe me, he is wise, he will show the path. You can
call him on his cell anytime, it is never switched off. In times
of stress find a quiet place sit and talk to God. This really helps.
8. Be a light
to yourself, take refuge in yourself -
Lastly, when faced with a problem, trust your instinct. It is the
best bet. Do what your heart tells you. Become your own beacon instead
of asking others for a helping torch. When upset, take refuge in
your inner self. If needed, cry inside even outside if it makes
you feel better. Remember, no one can help you more than your own
self and surely you are clever enough to know that God is forever
dependable. He is more a friend to you than you are to yourself.
So nothing can go wrong when you have such a wonderful friend, supporter
By: Amita Sinha, a
homemaker, she loves to write articles on Spiritualism. Have a writing
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