I just finished reading this amazing book “Guiding souls – Dialogues on the purpose of life”. This book has been structured as dialogues between Dr AP.J Abdul Kalam and prof. Arun Tiwari his friend and co-author of “Wings of fire”.
An amazing extract from this book:
A. T asks A.P.J – Sir, our internal world is so chaotic, clouded with confusion. Indeed a kaleidoscope of feelings and emotions, constructing images, now this, now that. On the other hand, our external world (The Universe) moves in a very systemic manner
A. P. J answered – The Universe moves in a systemic manner as there are laws governing the external world, like the law of gravity, the laws of aerodynamics. But what man has to understand is that there are laws governing the inner world as well. One can understand the experiences better by observing these laws.
This sounds so profound yet simple! With all due respect, Kalam Ji, It’s easier said than done for people like us!
In this day and age of WhatsApp and Instagram stories, we all read, get impressed hence inspired we share and it is auto changed the next day by another quote. But this time I felt like digging a little deeper into this matter. As I know my inner world is more tangled than this cup of noodle which am having right now or the best example would be: How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) Put headphones in your pocket 2) Wait one minute. Oh, this works with me every time.
Who can make you understand these Laws better than The Lawgiver Himself!
Once my father gave me a book and said, “In this journey, this would be your guiding light – The Bible“! I took the same and started reading with an eagerness to know my Heavenly Father more, understand His laws and decrees which He has commanded pertaining to my inner and outer world.
Yes, Most of us read it but seldom apply these laws into our inner world. Though every Word Is a Lamp to my Feet and Light to My Path. I would like to share a few of them here for reference:
Deuteronomy 30: 19 – I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live
Will and choice are real and scientific facts proved by epigenetics
Proverbs 23:7 – For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
When you think you build thoughts and these become physical substances in your brain
James 1: 21 – “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
Good thinking = Healthy Thoughts = Good choices
Toxic Thinking = Toxic Thoughts = Toxic Choices
What we wire into our brain through thinking is stored in our nonconscious mind. The nonconscious mind is where 99.9 per cent of our mental activity is. It is the root level that stores the thoughts with the emotions and perceptions and it impacts the conscious mind and what we say and do.
In this journey, an attempt to explore my inner world and understand the will of the Lawgiver Himself and imbibe the laws!
God bless you all!
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