“When you want something, the entire universe con
“When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”
The dialogue is not just a cheery line in a Bollywood romcom. If you think about it, its really deep. Lets take a dive.
When you really want something, all your thoughts and actions are focused on that one single thing. The Universe acknowledges how intensely you are committed towards what you desire. The actions that you do keeping that one thing in mind, set courses in motion in the Universe that would eventually make it possible for you to get to it. To understand this, we have to begin with - how the Universe works. The science of the universe is a very mysterious topic to tease. The way the entire mechanism works is actually very simple but it gets very hard to understand when our human mind is clouded by our emotions and sentiments.
If we talk about the above notion, it was first used by Paulo Coelho in his book “The Alchemist” and later in the movie “Om shanti om” by Shahrukh Khan. We will talk about the later, this statement was made by a boy to his friend in reference of a girl with whom the boy was deeply in love with and was willing to do whatever it takes. In the movie, the girl played by Deepika Padukone was a movie star while Shahrukh Khan was an ordinary boy. She was his dream girl, who was unaware of his existence. She was always under the spot light while he walks around her invisible. In the movie, it shows that both of them dies unexpectedly on the first part. Since its Bollywood romance, it has to have an happy ending and so both the characters were reborn on the same place, around the same time, even with the same faces and out of all the possible odds, they ends up finding each other. The message was simple, it was not possible for them to end up together in their previous lives but since they were meant to be together the Universe gave them another chance. Because in his life all he wanted was her, she was his entire world and he somehow knew that they will end up together. So according to the movie, what’s meant to be, will happen eventually and the universe will work on its own way to make that possible.
They say everything that happens, it happens for a reason. When you want something, its true that all of your energy is focused on one single thing. Your thoughts, your actions and all that you do in your life and how you influence people around you, all the energy are in motion flowing towards the one single result. Directly or indirectly, it will set a course of a chain of events that will follow leading to the ultimate result. Take a moment and walk through your life’s flash back, it will show you how everything that we have done so far in our lives has led to the exact moment where we are right now. Even if it’s just a teeny tiny small action like missing a bus, pick-up the phone or not; taking the day off; going for a walk etc.. etc... ! The thought that what if we had done something differently. We would have ended up in a different place, in a different situation. The choices that we make, effects not just our own lives, it will also make difference in all the people’s life who will get effected by your action. For example, when you missed the bus, that would allow someone else to get into the bus, it would be him to meet all the people in and out of that bus instead of you and that sets a different course of actions leading to an entirely different outcome. You see the purpose of our lives is not just one, our life has several purposes through out our lives. Our purposes are not meant to complete our lives only, it involves all the roles that we play in the life of all the people that we meet and keep the flow of energy to the right direction.
Once we understand this, we can actually organize our thoughts and actions to set the course right. And that’s why it is very important to be aware of ourselves, our words and actions. Our beliefs also play very important role in our lives, beliefs are very powerful. It is belief that builds up a person spiritually and our morals as well. Our beliefs might be our religion, traditions, own principles or just a person whom we trust or follow. But it is us, we are the one and the only one who is responsible for what happens to us. It gets easy when we expect others to take the responsibility or put the blame on time or fate, running away from our responsibilities with a careless attitude. But in reality its us who decides our fate by our own actions. We need to understand that not all of our actions are made in full consciousness or are thoughtful decisions, and so, we tend to put our fingers on either, only our success or only our failures. This is what results in if a person is happy or not. Its not actually possible for a person to be happy all life long. You see the universe has to keep the balance. In Chinese terms its called “yin and yang’. So don’t go hopeless if it’s a bad day, because remember there will always be a tomorrow. And how you want your tomorrow depends mostly on you. And ‘tomorrow’ becomes real when it becomes ‘Today’ and today is the most important time of our life. You see the moment that you are living right now is your life. The trick is, to understand that every tomorrow will be a new day but live every today as your last. Future is what we want to be and our past is our experience and today, today is who we are.
So now once we know how we are and what we can do, it gets easy to figure out what exactly we want. The focus should be in feeling peaceful and not happiness. Happiness is temporary, but peace stays with you. It’s the feeling of satisfaction being yourself. Happiness consist mostly of the materialistic things that the world has to offer but peace is solely a personal concept. Peace doesn’t need anything else except our own consciousness. So now if you remember the last time you felt at peace, you will know how satisfied you feel whenever you look back at that exact moment. But not all the moments are peaceful, its about what we want and what we need, the battle between our heart and mind. The moment when we are struggling with ourselves, confused, …………. be patient, take your time and wait for the universe to show the right way. The time will come when the ultimate consequence of all the courses that were flowing all this while, working parallelly to result that exact moment. Till then, patience is the key and so just remember that in-time everything falls in place exactly how and where its supposed to be. So believe in yourself and trust on your instincts and when it’s the right way you will just know it, you will feel the energy of being complete. The entire universe works as a whole to keep the balance of positive and negative energy and we, we are only a small part of it. But our actions can actually alter the entire course, even the small one’s. Keeping that in mind, consider kindness. Kindness is what the world needs that we can give without much side effects and guess what, it costs nothing. So, stay strong but with kindness and the universe will make everything else possible for you.
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