This post is written by our guest blogger, Darshana Sarmah Bhagawati
Sometimes, some words or phrase, or maybe a few lines, proves to be so powerful, that they completely capture your mind and consequently succeeds in occupying a front seat in your mental space. This is exactly what I am experiencing right now, words which made me think and rethink until I am here penning down the same, how to develop your inner strength.
BK Shivani (the name needs no introduction, of course), in her message on the eve of Navratri and Durga puja, highlights 8 powers, (that also forms the basis of their teachings), to cultivate or realize within us. As her message says ‘Emerge your 8 Shaktis… Destroy your evils’. I found them so powerful, in the true sense of the term. Though the thoughts may sound spiritual, they bear profound practical utility. Yes, the evils of fear, anger, frustration, insecurity, greed, intolerance, the attachment that robs us of our inner strengths and fills us with all sorts of negativity. So, let us try to practice and cultivate the following powers to fight our inner evils and invoke our strengths.
Power to decide
It is the power to decide our priority in life, rather than giving space to not-so-necessary things, both in our inner and outer world. This power helps us to focus on our goals, to decide the important or unimportant.
Power to discern
The power to find out the good and bad, right and wrong, without being getting distracted or mislead. The proper use of our mental strength, to help us grow in a positive way.
Power to withdraw
It is preparedness to safe oneself as well others, in any unwanted happenings.
Power to tolerate: it is the power to tolerate any sort of negativity, no matter in words or actions that we encounter in our daily lives, without losing one’s mental stability.
Power to face: It is power to face any obstacles, barriers, any kind of fear. To deal, confront and resolve day to day internal as well as external obstacles.
Power to let go
The let go attitude is the power to leave behind past events or grudges, to move ahead towards a happier future. Often we remain to entangle to our sad moments of our past. We fail to understand that it is not the past that defines our future, but surely present moment does. A good present will definitely lead to better future.
Power to accept
Power to accept people and situations as they are, and avoid wasteful thinking. It is the power to understand that neither our surrounding people nor situations will act according to us. We are in charge of only our behaviour, so by avoiding being judgemental every now and then, it is the acceptance power that helps us strive well.
Power to cooperate
It is the power and ability to keep one as well as our surrounding in a positive web. To be in selfless service of others as per our capacity and capability.
With all wishes of a powerful and victorious life ahead …!!