We all know that ‘thoughts are things’ and we also understand the fundamental equation of life
‘Change your thoughts and your life will change.’
During my travels, a long time ago, I happened to chance by an old scientist. He was also a great luminary of mind science. My question to him was
“What exactly is the mechanics by which thought alters our reality, if at all it does?“
He explained really well.
“To put it simply. Remember always that there is only one source, the creator and sustainer of all. The Omnipotent reality of pure love. We obtain our very existence from that source. If you’ve ever been to older movies, think of that source as the light which shines into the film projector.
We have ‘free will’. Hence that light does not by itself create anything. It just shines.
Each thought that we think becomes a snapshot and is stored in our memory. This is like a translucent slide which goes in the film projector. Sometimes, later thoughts overwrite this memory snapshot, creating a different slide or altering the existing picture. Deeper thoughts like our beliefs create a whole series of pictures.
Once the light shines through the translucent slide, what is projected on the screen is the content of the slide. If its a happy slide, the movie screen will have a happy picture. The movie screen may be thought of as the physical, manifest world of ours.
This is how every moment we create new slides in the factory of our mind, sometimes rewriting old ones or reinforcing them. Our circumstance is really us.”
Then how do we change our movie of life. By simply inserting new thoughts in our minds? How exactly do we do it? How do we know which thoughts to change?
He was calm. With a smile he spoke
“Of course we can inject new thoughts by imagining an outcome, by voicing something etc. However, mostly what we need to rewrite is our enduring beliefs. These are the ones which create the genre of the movies of our lives. Whether my life is a tragedy or reflects failure or is it a love story. It really is only a reflection of my enduring beliefs.
We cannot know every belief system embedded inside of us as there are many of them.”
Then what is the method of altering this genre of our lives?
He spoke these very profound words
“The source of light is not just a passive luminescence. It is a living subconsciousness. When we let go, surrender; in that stillness as we stop doing and allow ourselves to receive, the perfect thought of that omniscience awakens inside of us.
Our scriptures say that this superpower rests inside the ‘dehi’ or the human body. As we surrender, practice the yoga of letting go, ‘rangan’ or the dynamic process of awakening happens inside of us. The supreme thought, which is perfect in every way permeates deeply, burning away anything which is incongruent in our thinking world. Replacing millions of imperfect slides with perfection.
Then the very genre of the movies of our lives changes.”
His final words
“We keep on doing meditation for years with our minds and bodies. Focusing here and there.
The moment we stop doing, effortlessly receive as in the ‘Sunn Samadhi’ , we are truly one with the eternal. Try ‘dying unto yourself to be reborn’.“