American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said that “you become what you think about all day long”. Thoughts come to mind, some of which are negative that generate jealousy, anxiety, fear, and frustration. Negative thoughts are responsible for all sort of crimes in the society.
On the other hand, there are positive thoughts that emanate peace, joy and love. The society with more positive minds is peaceful and prosperous.
Our society, as clearly evident from the increase in crime depicts that most people are involved in useless negative thinking. The negativity brings negativity.
Dr Murphy says that what you think is stored in the subconscious mind and soon it becomes reality and you experience it physically. He further says that all great scientists have used the subconscious mind for achieving desired results. What you believe becomes reality and that is the reason behind your answered prayers.
Dr Murphy calls its universal law of attraction: what you implant in the subconscious mind is attracted towards you. You think chronically about certain fears and it always happens to you in reality.
It is a historical reality that ancient spiritual masters applied the technique of using the subconscious mind for treating diseases and it worked. The patients were told to think that he is hundred percent normal and was repeated by him many times in a day. Dr Murphy has analyzed it scientifically.
For looking towards the spiritual dimension of the law of attraction, we should put light on greatest mystic and Sufi Jalaluddin Rumi.
Rumi explains law of attraction in these words, ‘’what you seek is seeking you’’. Rumi also said that get inside right, the outside will fall into place. Make your thoughts positive and you will attract happiness, joy and success.
There is another spiritual author Eckhart Tolle who has written the best selling self-help book,The Power of Now,in which he has highlighted the importance of the present moment. According to Eckhart Tolle, life is always in the now – there is no future and past. Even the future will be in the now.
Tolle believes that all forms of fears, anxiety, and depression arise from too much past and future and less present. He did not say we should stop thinking altogether, but says that most of our thinking about past and present is useless. We concentrate too much on past and future and therefore miss the now and eventually waste our whole life which is only in the now.
According to Eckhart Tolle, “Your mind is an instrument, a tool. It is there to be used for a specific task, and when the task is completed, you lay it down. As it is, I would say about 80 to 90 percent of most people’s thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is also harmful. Observe your mind and you will find this to be true. It causes a serious leakage of vital energy. This kind of compulsive thinking is actually an addiction. What characterizes an addiction? Quite simply this: you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop. It seems stronger than you. It also gives you a false sense of pleasure, pleasure that invariably turns into pain.”
The Pakistani youth, which is the bulk of the total population, has been engaged in unnecessary thinking and has lost all confidence and positivity. It is true that Pakistan is facing daunting challenges,but every developed nation has faced this and overcome it by transforming there positive thinking into reality.
The Pakistani youth needs to think positively and remove all negativity form their minds. Furthermore, the minds should be utilized in the right way so the youth can fulfill their dreams of prosperity, good health and happiness.
Useless thinking about past and future will take away present from us; the only thing in which we can do something is present. Do whatever you can do best, be it painting or playing sports or anything – just do it in the now.
Life comes once.If you have in your mind that you want to do something for Pakistan, then just do it –if not now, when?
It is the masses that build nations.Come out from your comfort zones, remove your fears and change the discourse of Pakistan.
It is the youth that will build Pakistan.