" When you clearly envision a victorious outcome, engrave it in your heart and are firmly convinced that you will attain it, your brain makes every effort to realize the mental image you have created. Then, through unceasing efforts, that victory is finally made reality. You are the playwright of your own victory."
By President Ikeda
"By developing one's life-condition, sufferings that may have once been a heavy burden when you had a lesser state of mind will appear minor, and you will be able to calmly rise above them. I hope all of you will lead lives in which you show splended proof of this mystic function of the mind."
By President Ikeda
When We encounter challenges it is better to use our concentrated energies towards solutions/Victory instead of concentrating on the problems. When focusing on victory, we are making a cause that will result in such victorous effects/outcomes & needless to say when focusing on problems, what effect we will get. Visualization is a powerful tool we can use to create favorable outcomes, along with our Buddhist practice, believe & envision your victory and it will be ours. Even though we can get shaken & sent into twilight zone experiences, we can keep in mind that challenges make way for great opportunities...yeah easier said than done @ "times". But overcoming challenges does get easier with practice and the strengthening of our faith...consider it done, and have appreciation. When we elevate our life condition......life will start to unfold right before us and we will gain wisdom with every step. The bigger the challenge, the bigger the victory, I want pictures of victory in my mind no matter what.
Thank you for sharing this wonder discussion. I am going through some family issues presently. it has been a overwhelming issue for 17 yrs. However, I am determined to make myself happy from now on and move forward leaving this family issue behind me... I already feel the joy of my decision when I made my determination I could not go to sleep.... it was like the next day was Xmas!!! The joy of that decision was like a present being opened at Xmas time.... Yea!! Cara
Wow!!! Cara Lyn, you look amazing in your new pic....very very beautiful. :)
Does your family practice Buddhism?
It's our choice how we view things/causes, that makes a big difference on everything that is....especially our own lives & those around us. Making yourself happy is a great choice, it is a cause that will produce an effect of it's kind. Our practice really does help us feel happy, by giving us faith to do our human-revolution; confident that everything works out in it's proper "timing".
It's funny I've used the term.....I make myself happy.....a few times....LOL....it is......a choice.
Sometimes there are things that we can't change...like weather, so we can move to a warmer climate or just accept the conditions gracefully. And daimoku will give us the grace we need anytime, what a good choice you made to untilize your "time" chanting. Hang in there sister Jacqueline, you are in control of what you think...choose thoughts & words wisely, they are causes that bring effects of it's kind. Your brain is clear & vibrant no matter what circumstances try to dictate to you.
Thank you for all the inspiration & encouragement that you bring to this site.
Very good Dhruba, I'm happy to read your words this fine morning as well. We can think & visualize what outcomes we want in our daily lives. That is how we control our minds, instead of our mind controlling us. Do you know that every thought is energy vibrating & every thought that goes through our pituitary gland ( located at the back & bottom of our brain ) distributes thoughts to every cell in our bodies...that's amazing.
We can get frazzled sometimes in our twitlightzone moments. As we continue our practice...we do gain more wisdom & strength to handle challenges. We grow & our obstacles seem to shrink ( Really in perception ). Thquah, you lead in example when you say "no matter what continue to chant"...after the difficult challenge you just went through with Lyn Si....you are very strong indeed my friend, in the face of the most difficult circumstances you maintained your faith.
Thank you for showing that, with your example...you are speaking with your heart in your hands.