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Mind Over Matter BY YASH

Updated: Sep 4, 2021

Being a slave to one's own thoughts is a disempowering act.

We are the directors and producers of our lives, and unlike most people, my life didn't have the best of beginnings. Unable to figure out where I was going wrong, I was simply following through the motions of everyday life and what life threw my way.  Schools and colleges teach us how to make a living in financial terms.

We study, work, and move up the corporate ladder in hopes of making more money.

In the pursuit of materialistic comfort, the realization dawns upon us late that it is not just money that makes us happy. 

The truth is, it is the journey, the act of pursuing our life's mission, and it is this realization which leads to true joy. 

Confusion is a normal part of life, and when we're chasing after societal expectations, we get lost somewhere in the rat race.

Thankfully, I realized this, and it led to me quitting my job. Of course, my mind was always insatiable, which meant I'd hopped across 15 jobs in a decade, looking for a promising career.  

After travelling to the Himalayas and spending time reflecting deep within with the help of meditation, I encountered wonderful mentors and friends who helped me redefine my life's purpose.

Taking the time to unplug from the world and truly look deep within gave me profound clarity. 

It made me realize how I was the architect of my own journey, and it was simply a matter of shifting my mindset. Time was there, and all hope was not lost.

Negativity isn't a productive emotion. It hinders the power of thought and blocks creativity.

There have been scientific studies done on this, and there exists evidence that proves how a growth mindset is what really changes the outcome of your results. Your mindset matters more than you think.

It's not just wishful thinking that gets us places. Thought has to be powered by hard work, dedication, and smart strategic planning. You cannot reach your destination if you don't know the direction.

It's similar to how someone orders a meal using a food delivery app.

You have the menu, prices and delivery options laid out in front of your phone screen. And you're the architect, the one in control. With just a few taps, you make a decision and reality happen after that.

Life's work takes a similar approach. The act of manifesting your dreams and desires - this is how it's done.

Before I end this, I want to leave you with a thought that empowers your mind. Think about what you went through to get to where you are and look back at the challenges you've faced. Ask yourself if the hard times you faced made you grow.

That should be a yes. And there lies the beauty in the answer. Challenges and adversities make us grow, and happiness is what lies outside our comfort zones.  

It may seem like hard work is a lot of effort, but that is what makes progress. And progress is key to living life to the fullest and not living with regrets.

Have a wonderful day. 

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