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As years pass we see technology and our lifestyles changing, but sadly most humans haven’t grown very much in a positive, meaningful direction. Physiologically we may be the peak of evolution – starting from an egg+sperm into a human baby within a span of 40 weeks.
But how far have we developed in our mental ability? The mind is still an unknown alien which we interact with day in and day out. Staggering mind power is the one and only faculty that distinguishes us from rest of the creation, and if we haven’t focused on developing that potential, I wonder how we can call ourselves evolved beings.
The ancient seers of the Eastern hemisphere focused and developed the mind to a high degree; they understood that it is the ONLY means through which we interpret everything inside and outside of ourselves. One of the main branches of yoga, Raja Yoga, is a tool to regulate and explore the mind itself.
In today’s world, no matter how far we have developed in technology, not one of the fundamental issues faced by humanity has been resolved, eg. Health Issues, Poverty, Racism, Terrorism – the list goes on and on. It’s because the issues are in the mind – not outside. One who resolves to improve/evolve themselves can only do so by focusing on his or her own mind – working toward understanding and mastering it. Some of the tools to regulate the mind are Meditation, Mindfulness, Stillness, Contemplation, Reflection and Pausing.
If a person can incorporate any one of these to help regulate their mind, surely they will see the results in their own life! The quality of their life will improve tremendously.
A sound mind can resolve conflicts and confusions; can perceive things beyond mere appearances. The Mystic Show is solely dedicated for this purpose. That is what YOU are capable of – that is the definition of a HUMAN Being – a person, especially as distinguished from other animals or as representing the human species.
On this Beginning of the New Year, we wish you will take a step towards becoming a master of your own mind.
A society or generation is evaluated by how they lived their life in harmony – not by how much they acquired.