Friday, December 09, 2011

Controlling yourself

Like a bike does not have a reverse gear, the spoken word also has just one direction viz. ahead. Hence be careful when you speak. Do you know why God has given us 2 ears and 1 mouth? So that we can hear more than we talk. Similarly your body language can reveal a lot about you. What you think affects your emotions and emotions control the body language.

Your body is a temple. Let only positive feelings radiate out of it. Feelings of cheerfulness, joy and love. Let them be your foundation. Like a river that whispers the same sound to everyone, your temple should be the same to all. Let it not be partial. Some people also call it your character. Yes, that can make a difference. A strong ship does not rock.

While you may be in the grip of many different emotions in a day, only let the positive ones linger. For example, if you are angry, cut it out. Think of a place that brings solace to you. Like a beach or mountains. If something spreads a beautiful smile on your face, well, go for it. People around you would also feel elated.

While much of life is spent in emotions, do not make them the cornerstone of your life. Instead, learn thought control. Take off some time and watch your thoughts without prejudice. You will come to know that thoughts are running a riot in your system. Keep watching them. Soon they will subside and you will feel peaceful. Thoughts trigger emotions. Hence root out the negative thoughts.

Slowly and steadily, you will be able to do it.



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