OPINION: In life you are never alone

2016-04-21 06:00
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I find myself in much mental turmoil these days. My thoughts tend to lead me in valleys of darkness, to which I don’t want to go. And yet I seem to be headed that way in full force.

Sometimes it is good to remind yourself that no matter what, you are not going to allowing your thoughts to take you to the valley of darkness. You know how it is these days.

Things don’t look up in some ways. “Things are tough!” we say. Or, I say as my mantra. Do you have a mantra? What is it? I use to stay with people that used to like to say, “We are suffering peacefully.”

That’s infectious! If you are not careful, you will be saying it yourself. And you will suffer peacefully. Most people suffer peacefully. They have accepted their lot. And they think it is normal.

To suffer! Is it normal? “What can we do?” they ask. You see, when you tell your mind you are defeated, it will make sure you become defeated. There will be no hope. There will only be darkness.

Hence the valley of darkness! Here’s the trick; if you are defeated, ask, “Who is defeated?” The truth will come out. The ego is defeated.

Not you, the child of the universe.

In life you are never alone, although you think you are. To think like that helps you not to sink in despair. Because no matter what happens, you are never defeated. Why? Because you are never alone.

You know that. You are the child of the universe. But you should be a deep thinker to know that. How can a child of the universe ever be defeated? If you are defeated, then the universe is.

And the universe can never be defeated. This does not mean you should never try anything. Just fold your arms and sit back. No. Do try. Keep on trying. And have fun while doing that.

If you “fail,” try again. But never give up. If you do not make it, you will make it. That is how to think. And that is how you should think in life. Keep giving yourself hope. Don’t have an enervating mantra.

It will drain your energy. You do not want that now, do you? To be weak is all it takes to sink into the valley of darkness. And all it takes is thought. Really. Seriously. Think. Think good thoughts.

And you will come out of that valley of darkness. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that. Look, I’m not super human. I’m like you. I suffer blackouts. But I come out of them, as I did this time.

And I’m grateful for that. Stay positive.

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