Human Revolution,in its essence,simply refers to the inner transformation we bring about in the core of our being,so that we can enjoy a truly joyous,fulfilling existence every moment of our lives.
So what is this Inner Transformation ?
Inner transformation comes about when we realise and internalise the following 3 vital aspects :
- We start to take responsibility for our lives and our moment to moment life situation. Taking responsibility means blaming no person,circumstance or our environment – all of which exist outside of us. In doing so,we begin to acknowledge that :“We alone are the Producers and Directors of the movie entitled : ‘ My Life’.
We start to understand that our low life condition,lack of growth or stagnancy and being deadlocked is because we have chosen to direct our movie from the negative side of our life rather than the positive one. And because we invariably direct the movie from the negative side,that our typical responses become : “Oh but I don’t think I will get this job” or “I just cant get along with my spouse / boss” etc . Very simply the reason we fail is because we actually believe that things can’t work out for us.
Thus because we take no responsibility for the causes we make (i.e producing and directing the movie of our life from the positive side) that we continue to perpetuate our disillusioned life condition, get frustrated and conclude – “None of my prayers seem to work”, “I recited so many mantras thousands of times but all in vain” , “I gave so many offerings at the temple and worshipped my God religiously but I am still without any breakthrough” and so on.
In fact the Law of Cause and Effect is working perfectly as it always does. The real cause we are making is through our thought, word and belief system. We may be chanting our prayers mechanically but what are we really communicating to the Universe ? Deep down if our belief is -“my pathetic situation is not changing and hence will remain the same”, then this is exactly the signal we are sending across to the Universe Life-Source, whose antenna picks this up and very non-judgmentally simply relays back the same signal in the form of an effect – which is my unchanged and deadlocked situation.
Our life and environment therefore is telling us completely what we believe every moment. So if we find ourselves deadlocked we need to adjust our internal frequencies -the internal thoughts and the self-defeating belief systems we carry.
- The realisation that problems and sufferings in life are not only inevitable but essential for our self-cleansing,repaying our karmic debts and in fact our growth.
Our inner human revolution is not the absence of obstacles. Its our ability to respond differently to any obstacle we encounter.In fact each obstacle needs to viewed as a thanksgiving because each obstacle is showing us our fundamental weakness.Each problem is showing that part of our life that causes us to give up.
- The critical issue is – How we fundamentally decide to use the circumstances in our lives -using obstacles to perpetuate our weakness and helplessness or as catalysts to bring out our greatness.
An aeroplane cannot fly without the resistance of the air it encounters. A lotus flower cannot bloom if taken away from the filthy,muddy waters it needs for its nourishment. So also with us humans – we just cannot grow without problems and obstacles.
- The realisation that the key reason why we cant achieve our goals nor experience benefits in our lives is because we deny ourselves our true potential.
What we end up doing is to accept our limitation as the reality of our life. We must understand that each one of us has inherent in us limitless potential and infinite possibilities just waiting to be unlocked. The logic for this is simply the fact that we are all manifestations of Divinity or the Supreme Power which nurtures and manages the complex Universe effortlessly.
Once we understand this Eternal Truth, the next step is to consciously change our self-limiting and conditioned programming. Often these will be the accumulation of many Samskaras we carry as baggage from our various life journeys.
When conscious awareness gets layered with unshakable faith in the Law of Cause and Effect and call to action stemming from a positive oriented mindset, we are likely to experience transformations in our external world as well.
Our ability to be happy right here has absolutely nothing to do with anyone or anything outside of us and has 100 % to do with the way we choose to perceive and respond to the circumstances we find ourselves in. At every moment we have two choices – We can choose to use our circumstances as the catalyst to create our dreams or as justification for our failures. The decision is ours – What kind of movie of our life we want to produce and direct.
Ajay Sachdeva graduated in Mathematics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. This was followed by a postgraduate degree in Operations Research from Delhi University. For securing first rank in this course at the university, he is the recipient of a gold medal. He went on to pursue a two-year Management programme from IIM, Ahmedabad. Of late, he has taken to writing on spirituality. Ajay is the author of Is Your Mind Really Yours? and currently lives in Delhi.