“In the matter of support and encouragement necessary from people, as an imperative for realizing our dreams, passion and ambition. I’d say “mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a sound body).
The first and most important people we have to diligently seek support and encouragement from are the the ones that live within our city. The vedas descibed us as ” beings that live in the CITY of 9 gates”.. My emphasis here is on the CITY.
The human body is analogous to a city with openings such as ears, nose, etcetra as gates. Then there are the senses of which the mind is the principal.This is your city, YOU ARE THE SOUL. Imagine then, yourself being a king to a savage race which is analogous to your unguarded senses. or not paying adequate attention to your territorial integrity in terms of border checks and efficient immigration control. If it is so free for anyone with criminal tendencies to enter and have domicile in your city, could any Ruler’s life be more miserable?
This is analogous to allowing the aforementioned gates of your city, such as your ears, nose, etcetra open to any malefic external infiltration. Because indeed some sounds cause agitation to the mind. Similarly some foods disturbs not just the body but have the ability to cause emotional upheaval as well. Understand then, that the gulf that separates a dream from it’s realization lies then primarily in how disciplined we can make the body, how supportive we can make our senses. As the wise says ” if a man conquers the whole world, but not his senses, he should understand that his enemy lives within”.
In Lord Krishna eternal wise song, the Bhagavad-gita..”A man must elevate himself by his own mind, not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well”.
In the matter of realizing your dreams therefore, what i say to everyone i say to you WATCH: Seek ye first the support of your body and mind and every other support will be added”
Excerpt: Sermon of the Shepherd by Abi Durojaye
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