The Power of Now, Belief and Happiness

— Dr Mukesh Batra

All of us connect to two kinds of action. One is ‘pro-action,’ the ‘positive’ part; the other is ‘reaction,’ the ‘defensive’ aspect. All of us, likewise, possess a trait called homeostasis. Homeostasis relates to the inclination, or predisposition, to live with existing conditions and avoiding change. This is paradoxical, because any resistance to change challenges the fundamental laws of nature and also the laws of the universe.

Picture this — weather or seasons, economy, power, technology and also our biological age. It all changes every moment of our life. Similarly, millions of cells that reside in our bodies are always in a state of constant flux, or change — right from our birth. As ‘aged’ cells wither away, fresh cells are formed — call it ‘ringing out the old and ringing in the new,’ or what you may.

Homeostasis is the definitive defence element against taking action. This explains why most people resolutely oppose change, particularly key changes. It is a different thing, though, that most of us ‘invent’ pretexts to justify why we are not able to take action yet — because, ‘the time is just not right.’

Most of us also feel that one would be in a better position to take action at a later date, or when the time is right. For example, fulfilling our dreams, starting or working on a new, big project, giving up junk-food, exercising regularly, taking care of our health, or writing a daily journal that we’ve always believed in — to keep track of what we are doing and can do better.

Postponing things, or procrastination, is not a prudent approach. It is actually delusion — of trying to mask ‘waiting for the right time’ as a reliable approach. This is erroneous. Remember, you just can’t dream of travelling in a fairy-tale train, chugging persistently down the track and reaching your destination. This is because the ‘perfect moment’ never quite arrives. You need to board on the ‘reality train of life’ and arrive at the destination. You just can’t wait for things to happen. You have to make things happen.

The bottom line, therefore, is — do not postpone things for another day. The best day, or time, to begin is `now’. So, ‘seize the moment’ to go ahead — and, you will do well.

Belief Effect

All of us have read, heard, or watched Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not’ — a collection of unusual and bizarre acts of people doing the incredible, or the astonishing. Many of these feats, or images, seem ‘unbelievable.’ It is also difficult to believe them, even after ‘witnessing,’ or ‘seeing,’ but they are, all the same, true.

Many of us have gone through such a process in our own different ways too — more so, when something happens in our life that seems unbelievable. The fact is — you didn’t believe it was possible, but it emerged. Believe it or not, it just happened. This is all part of life, one that leads us away from where we thought we were going onto a totally different new path.

This is connected to two things. On one hand, fear keeps us away from our dreams. Faith, on the other hand, moves us towards them.

In simple terms, belief opens us the door that we might not have even known existed. More so, when you know what you want and why you want it. Or, believe you will get what you want.

Life can take a lot from us, just as much as we can give to it. It can’t take away your dreams, unless you want it to. This is because we have complete control over our thoughts, attitudes and actions. Remember, you owe it to yourself to make yourself feel worthy. Likewise, you owe it to make yourself feel depressed, or rejected.

While it always helps to believe in oneself, it also helps to feel powerful. All you need to do is tell yourself that you have power. Or, that if you want to be successful, start following the way successful people work. You have stirring instances of innumerable people you know, or read about — people who have overcome great odds and achieved, or fulfilled, their dreams.

When you believe in yourself, you will be able to keep that spinning wheel turning. When you, likewise, believe in your dreams, you will find yourself always moving forward. This holds good for your life, career, optimal health and well-being.

Thought Effect

Thought is power-personified. It is a simple concept; it is also profound. To understand thought is analogous to understanding everything in the cosmos. Thought, in simple terms, is energy. It is also the interpretation of energy pulsations.

To put it in perspective — when energy is intense, you see a firm object. When it is not, you are not likely to see the object.

There is energy in everything we see — although vibrations differ with each object. Our thought energy is, of course, diverse. Likewise, the energy inherent in things, small or big — from the chair, or table, to your mobile phone and automobile. Each vibration, as you’d know, has a frequency; the higher the frequency, the more powerful the object is.

Our thoughts have extremely high frequencies — this is one reason why we cannot see, hear, or smell them like roses. What one can always feel is — thoughts have the ability to express themselves, because they are endowed with ‘thinking power’ for purposeful outcomes.

Now, the big question — how do we use thought power to express itself? It is not easy; it is also not difficult. To begin with, relax. Next, think of an object, wish or experience that you’d like to have. For example, doing a good job at the workplace, taking care of your and family’s health, focusing on your academics, or playing to your potential in sports, as the case may be. Once, you have processed such thoughts, try to visualise the object you have in mind, for as long as you can, but without distractions.

Also, remember one thing. If you allow any negativity to creep into the skin of your thought, at this point, you will ‘push’ your original expression behind. When this happens, a different expression may emerge, or nothing at all. This could turn your earlier optimism upside down.

Don’t be hasty. Have patience. Because, if you’d visualised and recalled your wish, you will not resist, but actually ‘embrace’ your expression, and allow it to act. The result is your expression will work for you in quick time.
Practice makes it perfect. When you practice the whole idea, on a regular basis, you will become good at thoughtful expression and action. This will help you to achieve better objectives and goals.

Happiness Effect

Happiness is not just a state of mind; it is emotional and spiritual balance. Happiness has got nothing to do with material success. As the ‘pioneer of positive thinking,’ Norman Vincent Peale explained, “Anyone who desires it, who wills it, and who learns and applies the right formula (can) become a happy person.”

Happiness is not as simplistic, or complex, as it sounds, or appears to be. This is precisely the reason why it makes most people ‘fall short’ of understanding or valuing its true importance and essence. This happens because we are always impressed and enamoured with complex formulae and their usage, even when we know that most of our so-called difficulties or problems can be managed, or overcome, with some simple, effective answers we already know, or have. The best response to the whole happiness puzzle is how happy we are as we are — because, happiness is nothing but ‘walking on your two feet.’ It is not a formidable connotation that needs the armchair psychologist, or neurologist, in us to analyse.

We all know how things can go wrong, in spite of meticulous planning and execution. There is no need to fret, or pull the alarm bell. Because, no matter what goes wrong and no matter how wobbly things get, you will prevail. All you need to do is stay calm and in control. Act with the situation and don’t react — this will help you to tide over problems with poise.

It is a routine for some of us to ‘invent’ our own unhappiness. This happens because we allow despondent thoughts to get the better of our emotions, not to speak of ‘stoking’ wrong attitudes towards life. What also amplifies our unhappiness are the following factors — bitterness, hostility, hatred, apprehension and worry. They all lead to what is called as the frustration and disappointment ‘hub,’ not to speak of illness.

The moment you come out of such fixations and ‘let go,’ you will regain your ability to be happy, all along — not only in terms of your health and wealth quotient, but also career, family, and relationship index.

About the Author
Dr Mukesh Batra, LCEH, FSRH (MED) P (LON), MDH (USA), FBIH (UK), a homeopath of international repute, is Founder & Chairman, Dr Batra's, the world’s first and largest corporatised homeopathic healthcare group.

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