Our life feels so fulfilling when our mindset is positive, whereas negative thoughts and feelings drag us into suffering. So if our mindset is already negative, we should look at changing it into positive, at the earliest.

What can we do to bring about this change? Let’s see…

1.Fight against your negativity.

Imagine this situation: You have just stepped out of an interview for your dream job and the first thought that emerges is ‘what if they don’t appoint me? What if something goes wrong and I end up being jobless forever?’ The thinking goes to such an extent that it completely swallows you, stealing your peace of mind too.

In such a situation, hold your negative thoughts for a moment, take a deep breath and try to ponder on the following words of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, “Who is the doer? The circumstances are the 'doer'. All these scientific circumstantial evidences come together and an event takes place. So the control is not in our hands. We must simply observe the circumstances and see what they are. Once the circumstances come together, the work gets accomplished... All the circumstances must come together. Man is dependent on the circumstances, but he believes that he is doing something. The portion of whatever he 'does' is also dependent upon circumstances. If one of these circumstances were to fall short, then he will not be able to do that particular work.”

This is the real science. Therefore keep reading these words and try to understand what Dadashri is trying to emphasize.

2.Do not avoid negative thoughts.
When one does not like his negative mindset, the natural reaction is that the person fears it and tries to avoid it. Now do not run helter-skelter to do away your negative thoughts. Instead, face the fear eye-to-eye by keeping the awareness of everything that you feel inside when negative thoughts crop in your mind. Just observe within, without getting emotional and you will soon experience that the fear has dissolved and the negative thoughts no more haunt you now.

3.Do not indulge in negative either.
While it is wrong to dread the negative thoughts, it is even more wrong to remain absorbed in negative thoughts. If you are really keen at changing your negative mindset to a positive one, you have to constantly keep breaking the chain of your negative thoughts by trying to involve yourself into some positive work. Also keep a watch on your speech too. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan states “Any good thing will be ruined by talking negatively about it. Similarly bad thing will improve by speaking positive about it.” So even forcibly, say positive; this will gradually help you build a positive mindset.

4.‘No one should be hurt in the slightest’ – Make this the motto of your life!
Say this prayer at least 5 times a day, “May no being be hurt the slightest by my mind, my speech or my body.” And every time you realize that someone’s got hurt by you, immediately pray to God saying, “Oh God! I have made this mistake. Please pardon me and give me strength to not repeat this mistake ever again.”

5.4 steps to change the negative mindset to a positive mindset

a.Make a firm decision that a negative mindset is indeed wrong to keep;

b.Next, analyse and list down all the points that suggest how negative mindset is harmful to you, and in what way is the positive mindset helpful in life;

c.Hereafter, whenever you see your negative mindset in action, close your eyes, remember God and ask for forgiveness for the same. In case, you happen to hurt someone following your negative mindset, repent over it with a sincere heart and apologise for the mistake before the God that resides within the person whom we hurt.

d.Last but not the least, we will never take side of our negative mindset in any talk or argument with someone, for doing so will only protect this mindset and will thus hinder a speedy migration to the positive mindset, that we aim for.

6.Attain Self-Realization
The real effort actually begins only after Self-Realization! This happens when Gnani, the Enlightened One, brings us in awareness of really ‘Who am I?’ by giving us the knowledge of Self. Thereafter, we realize, ‘Yes, I am not this body or the name by which I am identified. Really, I am a Pure Soul.’ Once, with Gnani‘s grace, the separation between the Self (Soul) and the non-Self (worldly identity) occurs, we directly arrive at the real positive. This is something that one can understand through experience, for it is difficult to comprehend otherwise. Therefore, make it a point to attain Self-Realization from the Living Gnani, as soon as you can…

Please visit https://www.dadabhagwan.org/path-to-happiness/self-help/positive-thinking/

Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.