“Everything we as human beings have created on this planet was essentially first created in our minds.” – Sadhguru.
I’ve always been called ambitious. I believe that what I desire is on its way to me. Call it the power of intention, manifesting, or faith – this mindset has pushed me forward and helped me create the life that I strive towards.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not sitting in the lap of luxury, fanned and fed by Greek men wielding palm leaves and ripe grapes. I need to conquer battles just like the rest of us do, and my intentions to manifest often get smothered by the weight of survival, especially during times of struggle. Cue the rising cost of living, war, climate crisis – the list goes on.
Luckily, you can always pick up on the right mindset again. It was in times of struggle that I discovered just how powerful creating resilient, unwavering thoughts can be.
Sadhguru, a guru whose words often resonate with me, says the following:
“All that you see, which is human work on this planet, first found expression in the mind, then it got manifested in the outside world. The wonderful things we have done on this planet and the horrible things that we have done on this planet, both have come from the human mind.”
Sadhguru explains that to manifest the life you want, you need to start by training your mind. Learn how to hold on to the thoughts that will help your vision grow, and let go of the thoughts (no matter how small or grand) that impede this desire from happening.
He uses this example:
“Let’s say you want to build a house. If you start thinking, ‘Oh I want to build a house. To build a house, I need fifty lakhs but I have only fifty rupees in my pocket. It’s not possible.’ The moment you say ‘not possible’ you are also saying ‘I don’t want it.’
The seed for what you desire is smothered under another belief that what you want is not possible, for reasons x, y and z. A powerful tool in overcoming this loop is to have faith. Sounds a tad cliche, but it’s a truth I stick by.
“A childlike person who has a simple faith in his god, in his temple, or whatever – he goes to the temple and asks ‘Shiva, I want a house. I don’t know how, you must make it for me.’ In this mind, there are no negative thoughts. ‘Will it happen, will it not happen, is it possible, is it not possible’ – these things are completely removed by the simple act of faith. He believes Shiva will do it for him, and it will happen.”
Learning to create our minds the way we want is the basis of creating the world the way we want.
Once we are empowered to hold onto the positive thoughts and not give merit to the negative ones, our physical actions, emotional actions, mental actions and energetic actions must be controlled and properly directed towards your desire.
But, what is your desire? Before you can create the life you want, you need to know what you want.
When you know what you want, reflecting this intention through your emotional actions, mental actions, and energetic actions is the next step you need to work on. This is where affirmations and acting as if you already have what you want, become your besties.
Instead of saying: “I hope x opportunity happens for me,” you’d rather tell yourself “x is happening for me, what can I do now, with my thoughts, actions and energy, to prepare myself for it?”
Connecting your desires to reality through your thoughts and actions, will help the vision pull through.
“So if life has to happen the way you think it should happen, how you think, with how much focus you think, how much stability is there in your thought, and how much reverberance is there in the thought process, will determine whether your thought will become a reality or just an empty thought.” says Sadhguru.
This, along with not creating negative thought processes, is how to manifest what you want.
As Sadhguru says:
“What is possible and what is not possible is none of your business, it’s nature’s business. Your business is just to strive for what you want.”
Watch his talk here:
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