What can you do to become more aware, work at your full potential, and realize your goals? What will allow you to choose positive thoughts even in gloomy situations? It is your level of awareness.
Joining an esoteric study circle is a fast way to psychic development because in a circle there are other folks on the same path as you. There is the power of group energy at work and it propels you forward. You have the friendly encouragement from associates on a similar path. It helps.
Have you ever played a tournament game with official rules such as chess clocks, time constraints, and high-level players? You can only play one of those games a day because it will exhaust your insanité esprit. In fact, I have played in several tournaments and have felt more exhausted after 2-3 hours of chess than 2-3 hours of basketball. Now, will playing chess make you more physically fit? Indirectly, when you exercise your brain such as playing chess, you are tapping into your mental capacity and potential. Then, by exercising your physical body in addition to your brain, these are conducive to building you up as a person- the mental aspect and the physical aspect. You will need to continually challenge your physical and mental fitness to grow and become physically and mentally fit.
Each Guru, perhaps, is addressing the dictum, Know thyself. The Western Guru was teaching that one has to cut impaired mental faculties through the confusions and discern what one is really about what one’s needs really are what question one is really asking. The Western Guru does not question the existence of the self; rather he demanded of the disciple that the disciple correct his ignorance of his self. This approach is more of utilitarian origin. Making use to the maximum utility is the aim of any knowledge.
Do not attempt to go off of this drug alone. Make sure there is someone with you at all times to monitor your behavior, and make sure that they have all of your appropriate medical information available to them. This goes double if you are on multiple medications.
In four years of psychotherapy, I learned, among many other things, that the real “Establishment” was something in my own head. I also opened up mental abilities I didn’t know I had-creativity, intuition, and will-that is, my own free will to be myself. And most important, I learned disciplines that enabled me to continue my psychological growth after I left the psychiatrist.
Most people do not face life in the right way. They neutralize a large part of their effort because their mental attitude does not correspond with their endeavor. They discourage and drive away the very thing they are pursuing by holding the wrong mental attitude towards it. To be ambitious for wealth and yet always expecting to be poor, to be always doubting your ability to get what you long for is destructive.
14. Tear it apart – you have a nicely bound new book; but the size is so dreadful that you hardly touch it; so it remains new for years together. Total wastage! Remove its binding, convert it into small manageable pieces, may be 5, 10 or 15 pages. Pick up one at a time and handle it with a smile. At the end of it, even though short of a showpiece in your book shelf; you will be happy about this loss, I am sure!