Motivation & Mind Control
Posted 13 Dec 2019, Editor's Desk
We keep on doing some kind of nonsensical things that we know, we shouldn’t do; but, we are still doing them.
Any person who is addicted to alcohol, cigarette, illicit sex, gambling, etc. he knows that he is doing something wrong.
When he is absolutely addicted to it, he regrets for the day when he has started it.
Now, if he wants to leave that, how he will do it?
Bhagavad Gita discusses in detail how to change bad habits.
Lesson from Bhagavad Gita on Changing Bad Habits
Bhagavad Gita is a book not on information; it’s a book on complete transformation.
तस्मात्त्वमिन्द्रियाण्यादौ नियम्य भरतर्षभ |
पाप्मानं प्रजहि ह्येनं ज्ञानविज्ञाननाशनम् ||
With the help of this Shloka, Lord Krishna has suggested ways to change habits.
The Shloka means:
The understanding of the above Shloka is:
If you control on the kind of association you have, i.e. the books you read, the movies you watch, the television programs you see, the friends you keep, or whatever the association you are around, you will be able to change your habits.
One of the ways to change habits is to regulate the kind of programs that you watch on television.
Garbage in, garbage out
Good in, good out
Positivity in, positivity out
Negativity in, negativity out
If you control the kind of association you are living in, you can influence upon your future automatically by creating good habits and actions.
Watch your thoughts, your thoughts become your words.
Watch your words, your words become your actions.
These actions will create your habits; habits will form your character, and that creates the destiny.
So, everything starts with thoughts.
Where do these thoughts come from?
These thoughts get reinforced with the kinds of programs you watch.
So, create a good association in life.
Power of Habits
If you regulate your senses, you can regulate your actions.
When you regulate your actions, you can regulate your habits.
When you regulate your habits, you regulate your character and destiny automatically goes up.
So, this is the power of habits. Your habits can change your destiny.