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Positive thinking

Directing the mind the right way

The mind can be compared to the intelligent driver of the body-vehicle. Thus it is important to direct it advisedly by positive thinking so it can make out the journey’s right destination as well as the way leading to it. Positive thinking develops higher emotions like courage, love and contentment, which are step by step substituting negative impulses like fear, anger, jealousy or impatience.

Subdue negative thoughts

Learn to subdue, to purify, to order all your thoughts. Fight against all negative thoughts and doubts. Let sublime thoughts come to you from every side. Thoughts of depression, failure, weakness, darkness, doubts, fear etc. are negative thoughts. Cultivate positive thoughts of strength, courage, love, contentment and cheerfulness. The negative thoughts will disappear.

Laws implied in higher thoughts

As you think, so you become. As your thoughts are, so must be your life. Improve your thinking. Better thoughts bring better actions. Learn to see the positive everywhere. This is real food for the eye. Purity of thought depends on purity of food. You can see better, hear better, taste better and think better when you entertain positive, uplifting thoughts.

Thoughts have tremendous power

Thought has got tremendous power. Thought can heal diseases. Thoughts can transform the mentality of persons. Thought can do anything. It can work wonders. The velocity of thought is unimaginable.

Thoughts can change one’s destiny

Man sows a thought and reaps an action. He sows an action and reaps a habit. He sows a habit and reaps a character. He sows a character and reaps a destiny.

Man has made his own destiny by his own thinking and acting. He can change his destiny. He is the master of his own destiny. There is no doubt of this. By right thinking and strong exertion, he can become the master of his destiny.

Swami Sivananda