Be the master of your thoughts and actions
The ease of action, which characterizes our age, hides a certain danger, because it favors impulsive, hasty actions in all areas of life; it leads to superficial improvisations on the level of initiatives and makes us take hasty, often irrational decisions, which we will regret later on. So you need to be the master of your thoughts and actions.
In yogic conception, the art of thinking justly in all circumstances of life is an important chapter. To think is to judge properly, by appealing to reason to establish if what we believe is the truth. In addition, thinking places us instantly in resonance with certain mental energies in the Universe, with which we establish telepathic contact. When we engage in reasoning, the mind and its thinking is the one that doubts and criticizes, compares and controls, before affirming a belief, a position of judgment, a plan of action.
The thinking controlled by reflection or caution wonders about what is true or false, right or wrong, while hasty instinctual thinking only deals with what is immediately desired, what the individual likes to believe from the angle of his own limited egotic logic. However, life experience shows that egoistic logic often tends to sink the human being into error, in the case of common exercise of thinking, because it has its roots in the primary sensations and in the primitive feeling of the individual dominated or even seduced by a personal interest.
Considering things from this point of view, we should not be amazed by what the yogis have repeatedly said: that the greatest disturbance of the mind occurs when we do not see the things and the beings around us as they are in reality, but just as we want them to be. This situation arises because the reflection activity is carried out under the pressure of our instinctual mental activity, driven by the innate need for explanation and certainty.
which involves a commitment to act in accordance with the conclusions that the reflection led us to. However, an important part of the beliefs that the human being asserts do not result from the free exercise of reflection; it comes from the credulity, the inferior form of thought that makes us think something is true.
Thus, we suddenly adopt certain opinions or remarks because it is pleasant, convenient and at hand to do it under the pressure of a subconscious desire, without reflective thinking participating in them; and also because the conjugated telepathic influences of the environment in which we find ourselves lead us to share an opinion unanimously accepted by the social group we are part of.
The Yogi, in his capacity as a rational human being, controls lucidly and weighs his claims, he further formulates the idea and stops here with the reserve of a future engagement. The impulsive man is driven by a sudden idea or a passionate desire he keeps for a moment, rejecting it sometimes even the next day, to adopt a reverse attitude.
People of such different types can never understand each other, because the rational, calm and weighted man attaches himself to rational, clear judgments that have been confronted with the facts; while the unstable impulsive man in his ideas and conduct, changing from day to day, listens only to his delusions and fantasies and delivers fatal errors both in thought and in action.
In the yogic conception, the main cause of error in thought resides in the passion that results from a violent desire, based on selfishness, the impulsive desire, more or less hidden and darkening the right judgment.
The transition from idea to action
In the yogic conception, in order to act effectively, it is necessary to move from reflection to movement, from idea to action, using in turn s to speak the accelerator and the brake.
Brake is the stopping power that allows us to see clearlywithin and around us, to examine the situation and to take that action that needs to be taken to deal with different situations.
The huge importance of decision making
Many people reject taking action, or they feel an indefinite and unjustified fear of acting. All of them feel a certain difficulty in moving from decision to action; and many do not even even to make a synthesis of the reasons their thought suggests. They fall into laziness or inertia because they remain undecided and can not come out of it because of the lack of an inner deliberation.
In order to overcome the usual state of indecision, yoga claims that a mental workout is required. It allows us to choose our guiding ideas, then translate them into affectionate images, thanks to the resonance with the subtle energies in the universe. In this manner we easily instill our conviction , enthusiasm and ardor that lead us to action.
The results of training our mind
The beneficial automatism, resulting from consistent mental training through proper holistic yoga exercises, ensures effectiveness in the actions of the mind as well as in the actions of the body. The reflective thinking becomes an intuition close to the instinct, resulting in greater ability of correct judgment, as well as a better ability to act quickly and accurately.