Dear Baba, According to your suggestion, I have gotten a copy of "Making your mind your best freind" and am trying to follow the practices in the book. However, I have a problem with maintaining any routine. Due to laziness, I can not meditate regularly. Often I set up a routine but after a week I can’t follow the routin anymore. A recurring pattern of my life is that I start with a lot of enthusiasm and vigor but fail to finish it well. What is the root cause of my failure?Pronam,Milton
I don’t see it as a failure, as long as you have the mind and heart to recognize it as an area which needs light and focus. First and foremost give up the idea that this a problem with you. As long as you see any trait or tendency of your nature as a problem you basically aggravate the negative force and it gradually takes root in your subconscious.
From now on,try to understand the need of anything in your life with more depth. Once your mind understands its need, you will be drawn to it. One who has a tendency to be wealthy also has a tendency to feel more and more need for money. It is the felt need that drives you toward a goal. Once you feel the need to befriend your mind and manifest the higher potentials of your mind rooted to its innate Divine Source, you will become aware and alive to every situation which is opportunity for you to realize the higher goal of being happy and successful.
Meditation is just being mindful of what you are doing, if i am conscious at this moment that i am writing to you and the Writer is the Witness of this writing which is flowing, then this is my meditation. Of course my eyes are open!
From moment to moment you always get the opportunity to witness the Witness, know the Knower. Just become more mindful of everything that is happening around you. You will grow in awareness and along with it you will realize that God is ever with you.
Don’t find fault with yourself. Just try to bring small changes each day one at a time and feel deep sense of gratitude toward God for helping you to help yourself and opening the gateway to realize that God alone is truth and everything else is but steps towards that final goal of life.
The root cause of failure in any one’s life is Self forgetfulness, i mean forgetfulness of who You are. Once the journey toward the realization of the Self begins, you start to taste the success for the first time in life. For it is not success which is dependent on external objects of life, but success that flows from the very fountain of Inner Life. All successes of the material mundane world of changes, are but shadows of the true success which is to realize the Self within and without.
My love is ever with you, do contemplate on these thoughts, munch and munch till you start to get meaning that has relevance to you and your life alone. Let any knowledge be yours through your own contemplation and meditation and experiencing.
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