By controlling the mind, we can naturally control our body. Gaining control of the mind is similar to driving an automobile; we are attempting to control a machine 1000 times more powerful than ourselves.
We’ve learnt in physics that a molecule always tries to attain the lowest energy level possible. In the case of our mind, the hampering state of mind is the lowest energy level because it de-motivates a person to do work making him lethargic and thus in the least energy level possible, whereas the assisting state of mind is the highest energy level possible. Energy has to be spent not only to attain the state, but also to maintain it.
In fact, the origin of these newsletters can be traced back to this very principle of switching states of mind. I needed to engage myself in activities that would bring my mind to an assisting state, to get rid of the frustration I was amassing due to my nature of work. I had to come out of that negative state because it was ruining my self-esteem and enthusiasm. I decided to gather immense energy by reading books and listening to audio programs that I would then redirect for a better cause. Now every time I am bored with work, I relax and write these articles and get back to work feeling a lot better!
Just like that, each one of us needs to find out ways to switch states. Since it’s only through an energy addition that you can bring yourself into an assisting state, you need to find out the tools for that. It can be some good music, a tête-à-tête with a friend, a touch from your loved one, a good book but, don’t misinterpret me; it cannot be a pack of cigarettes.
We all should put in an effort to bring ourselves into the assisting state, so that we’ll be helping ourselves as well as others. If we can achieve this, we become natural enthusiasts or putting it very simply, happy!!