How To Change Your Life Completely In The Noblest Way
“The universe favors the brave. When you resolve, once and for all, to lift your life to its highest level, the strength of your soul will guide you. Everyone’s destiny is laid out for them at birth. It is up to each individual to develop the courage to walk this way.”
– Robin Sharma
How to Change Your Life Completely: Everyone in this world is in search of a miracle that can change their life in a night. But life is not a game which goes every time in our desired way. To change life and make it meaningful and joyful, we have to make the continuous struggle against the overwhelming odds which come often whenever we resolve to achieve the best and most precious things in this world.
And only in those moments, we somehow know, what does it takes to change one’s life. In the below lines, we are presenting some great pearls of wisdom by Swami Vivekananda, which we think can be very helpful in changing your life in your desired way. These inspiring words are time-tested and signify the immense struggle of great Swamiji, which made him what he is renowned for today.
1. Realize Yourself as An Infinite Spirit and Live That Way
Realize yourself. Know yourself as you are: an infinite spirit. That is a practical religion. Everything else is impractical, for everything else will vanish. Learn to feel yourself in other bodies, to know that we are all one. The nearer we are to god, the less we will have occasions to cry or weep. The further we are from God, the more will long faces come. The more we know God, the more misery vanishes. Throw all other nonsense to the winds. Always remember; Let us not depend upon the world for pleasure.
2. Remember: Only You are The Creator of Your Destiny
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. Therefore, make your own future. We reap what we sow, we are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise. Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth: Brahman.
3. You Have The Power To Surpass Anyone In The World
The power of purity: it is a definite power. All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are Half-crazy Lunatics, as most of us do now a day. Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love. Stand up and express the divinity within you.
4. A Firm Idea Is The Way To Ultimate Success
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life, think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscle, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced, others are mere talking machines.
5. Do Not Look Back
Do not look back. Go forward with infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience. Only then alone can great deeds be accomplished. Do not look back upon what has been done. Go ahead! When once you consider an action, do not let anything dissuade you. Consult your heart, not others, and then follow its dictates.
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6. Develop A Strong Character To Transform Your Personality
What the world wants is character. Neither money pays, nor name pays, nor fame, nor learning; it is Character that cleaves through adamantine walls of difference. No one should be judged by their defects. The great virtues a person has are his or her especially. But their errors are the common weakness of humanity and should never be counted in estimating a person’s character. It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
7. Uphold Your Ideals Under Any Circumstances
Have you got the will to surmount mountain, high obstructions? If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right? Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work. Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest ideals and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
8. Serve Mankind In A Selfless Way
Help if you can; if you cannot, fold your hands and stand by and see things go on. Do not injure, if you cannot render help. In the world take always the position of the giver. Give everything & look for no return. Give love, give help, give service, give any little thing you can, but keep out barter. Make no conditions and none will be imposed. Let us give out of our own bounty, just as God gives to us. They alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.
9. Always Believe In Yourself
Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; if you think yourself strong; strong you will be. If you believe yourselves to be sages, sages you will be tomorrow. There is nothing to obstruct you. The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourself. You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
10. Beware of The Compromises
Above all beware of Compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others “ fads” thought the greed of getting supporters your Soul is the support of the Universe.
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11. Love Everyone Unconditionally and Wholeheartedly
All love is expansion. All selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Love is always mutual & reflective. The more we grow in love and virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue, and holiness outside. Therefore love for love’s sake, because it is the law of life, just as you breathe to live. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love- selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
12. Learn To See The Beauty In This World
First believe in this world: that there is a meaning behind everything. Everything in this world is good, is holy, and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves. Let us make our heart as big as the ocean, to go beyond all the trifles of the world and see it only as a picture. We can then enjoy the world without being in any way affected by it. This is the royal road to lifelong happiness.
13. Always Be Truthful To Yourself
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better. Remember, everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything. Truth, purity, and unselfishness – wherever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor or thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.
14. Never Play The Blame Game
Condemn none. All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm (which is in your power to do) and the macrocosm will adjust it for you. This is the first lesson to learn: be determined not to curse anything outside, not to lay the blame upon anyone outside, but stand up, lay the blame on yourself. You will find that it is always true. Get hold of yourself.
15. Learn Everyday
The goal of mankind is knowledge. Now, this knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside, it is all inside. Understanding human nature is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing it can we know god. What man learns is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge. Remember, the secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
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16. Make Ultimate Freedom Your Supreme Aim
If you think that you are bound, you remain bound; you make your own bondage. If you know that you are free, you are free this moment. We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. Remember, you are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. This is knowledge, knowledge of freedom. We want to know in order to make ourselves free. That is our life: one universal cry for freedom. Freedom is the goal of all nature.
17. Stand and Die In Your Own Strength
Stand and die in your own strength. Strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, and immortal. Weakness is constant strain and misery; weakness is death. The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet. Spit out your actions, good or bad, and never think of them again. What is done is done. Have no weakness even in the face of death. The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
18. Nothing Is Impossible In This Universe
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve. If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished- mountains can be crumbled into atoms. The will is stronger than anything else. Everything must go down before the will, for it comes from god. A pure and strong will is omnipotent.
19. It Is Your Outlook That Matters Most
It is our own mental attitude, which makes the world what it is for us. Our attitude makes things beautiful, our attitude makes things ugly. The whole world is in our minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. Always first learn to be a servant, and then you will be fit to be a Master. Avoid jealousy, and you will do great works that are yet to be done.
20. Live and Die Like A Hero
Face the brutes. That is a lesson for all life- Face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them. The earth is enjoyed by the heroes- This is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “ I have no fear.” Tell this to everyone- “have no fear.”
“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”
– Swami Vivekananda