Each 'Choose-day' we will investigate the process by which we can reassess our activity and interaction with the world of plurality and become more congruent within our personality.
Another of Guru-ji's articles which brings forth the need to think and choose wisely, the retain determination before acting.
Controlling or mastering the mind has nothing to do with one’s stage in life - age…education…prosperity…poverty. It works according to its own set of rules. If it were possible to control the mind by just changing one’s clothes, becoming a sannyasi, life would be a 'cakewalk'. Very easy, very simple.
We see the world through our various sense organs and then react according to our own inherent tendencies. Controlling the mind does not mean not using the sense organs. It means utilising them wisely by giving them beneficial areas to roam in.
IT CAN AND SHOULD BE DONE.
Once a young man went to a renowned musician and in all seriousness asked him, “How long will it take to become a famous musician? The maestro replied, “It can be done overnight.” The amazed young man remarked, “OVERNIGHT! How is that? How can that be?”
The musician asserted “Yes, overnight! Only…you have to practice for twenty years before that!”
Controlling the mind is not contingent on our outer circumstances. It depends on internal strength which increases surely and steadily by constant and alert practice.
– – Swami Tejomayananda.