My elder brother is seven years older than me and I could never win against him, not even chess. We used to fight hard and I would end up losing all fights. One day before he left for work, he fought with me as usual and in my fit of rage, I tore his martial art certificates and hid it in the cupboard. To my dismay, he found it but, as he was running late for office, he scolded me and said, “I won’t spare you when I return home in the evening.”
I thought to myself, ‘I am going to be toasted when both Uncle and he would return home.’
It was late in the evening and Uncle returned home earlier than usual. He seemed to be in a good mood and I told him, “Alwyn and I had a fight and I was no match to him. So, I tore his certificates in anger.”
He raised his voice and said, “I don’t recollect teaching you this, so where did you learn this?” Then after seeing how worried I became, he looked at me and said, “Don’t worry and sit down. You can’t undo what you have done.”
I said, “No, no, I can fix it.” He looked at me again and I sat down quietly next to him.
He replied, “Our body generates energy from the universe, the food that we eat and the people that we meet in our daily lives. Our reflection is a direct correlation to this equation and some people enlighten us with their thoughts and actions while others drain us out. More importantly, our body produces only so much energy daily and so, it’s important to channel your energy in the right direction.”
What would happen, if you used rotten onions/tomatoes while cooking your food? If you don’t use proper ingredients, then your food becomes bad.
Well, the same goes for the human mind. If you surround yourself with people who share a negative view of the world consistently, what would be the final outcome of your view?
If you need to succeed in life, challenge yourself with people who are more intelligent than you. This will stretch your brains and compel you to become competitive. You could do nothing but then, don’t sit and complain when you see others progress in life.
With passage of time, you will build an energy field around you. This will help you in deflecting negative elements and ease you in embracing positive energy. Use that energy for the betterment of others instead of harvesting anger and hatred. Initially, making the switch would be difficult but once you learn to switch zones within the brain and heart, you will experience a new flow of energy. It takes years to master but once you attain it, don’t become selfish and learn to share it with others.
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