Updated: Mar 24, 2020
Do you ever feel like you have truly identified your own weaknesses and shortcoming. You invest the necessary time and effort in addressing them yet, you keep failing. At times, you even feel like the harder you try, the harder it gets and the weaker and desperate you become?
If you ever feel like giving up the fight, I would like for you to simply change your mindset and try to fight the good battle, the way nature educates us. Some may wonder what is another type of battle that is left if I have already invested so much time and efforts for so long?
Well, let me suggest something different, something simple and natural that you may already know but never truly paid attention to its power.
Take two plants in good health and put them side by side. To one plant you give all the necessary nutrients and water and to the other, you do nothing. Keep doing this for a month or two, and observe. The obvious fact is that the plant that wasn't fed will wither and die over time. This is a simple manifestation of the Law of Nature. To live and survive, everything on this earth needs the energy to grow, strive, and blossom.
Before drawing any conclusion, let me start by saying that many things in this life come in binary. For instance up and down, good and bad, strong and weak, so on and so forth. Imagine that you have identified a weakness that you want to address or overcome.
To every weaknesses there is its counter or opposite. Say, you lie too much and want to change therefore the counter of lying is being truthful. Imagine these two options lying and truthfulness as your two previous plants. They both need your energy to strive. You can feed them both or only one of the two. You feed each one by giving it your your attention whether by thinking about it, taking about it, or acking on it. As opposed to wanting to stop lying, you can choose to start being truthful and shift your thinking to become truthful or honest. Even if you catch yourself lying, you should not think in terms of lying but failing to be truthful. Don't dwell on it but act as a child who falls while learning how to walk, gather yourself and keep trying. Basically, do your best to remove lying from your way of thinking, talking, and acting and replace it with truth or being truthful or honesty. Over time, being truthful as a virtue or quality will grow, strive, and blossom as to become the new norm for you.
If you've been in any type of relationship or a situation where two individuals are trying to have a conversation and one simply ignore the other by not acknowledging their presense or paying attention to them, this simple shift of attention will drive the person being ignored crazy. I will be writing another article to touch on this but this also illustrates the power of your attention and intentions.
Generally speaking, everything needs the energy to grow, strive and blossom. Energy is not a physiscal thing therefore it needs be enveloped by matter with a similar density as the plane upon which it needs to have an impact. Here on earth, human as spiritual beings, are the dispensers of spiritual energy which is the highest form inside matter until the divine energy incarnates on earth. The tools in our possession to dispense this energy are our thoughts, words, and actions.
The proper way of using this energy is towards a cause and not against something. For instance, as opposed to fighting against war, you must stand and be for peace in your thoughts, words, and actions. If everyone or even the majority was to genuinely stand for peace, there will be no energy for war and it will vanish. The same goes for nearly anything.
God's power is neutral but we are the endowed dispensers of it inside this matter. This is why the scriptures say "For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust". Being endowed as a dispenser is a noble task with an enormous responsibility. This power can only be oriented towards good or evil. Everyone knows in their own conscious the difference between right and wrong, good and bad, truth and lies. How we choose to use this power is the foundation of our karmic responsibility and spiritual growth.
We are living some incredible and challenging times during these cosmic changes. The entire planet is struggling with this global pandemic. While we can only wish a quick end to this, we must brace for desperate times. It is important to take care of the wholistic self meaining physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. These times will also test our spiritual maturity. More today than ever, we are compelled to fight the good battles.