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October 2007

Law of Attraction: Secret

Planets use their gravitational force to keep things together and stay in equilibrium. In life we use the law of attraction to attract things and hold on to them. It is an outstanding power we all possess in equal degree. We can use it positively and unconditionally to achieve our goals and dreams. We can use it regularly to empower our thoughts and emotions and move towards our goals. This is an effortless way. It is the way of the wise and the higher. It is an ancient practice with a proven track record. You can call it moving with the flow or manifesting your destiny.

The human mind has many latent faculties. One very important faculty which many do not use for one reason or the other is the power of manifestation. The mind harnesses this power through the power of intention and attention. In this earthly life you are but a sum total of what you have attracted towards yourself using your thoughts, emotions, hopes and fears.

You attract what you think and what you want. You also attract what you fear and want to avoid. Hidden deep within the layers of your mind is a far deeper reality, a superior consciousness which can manifest your thoughts and desires. You can call it by any name you want, God, super mind, angel, guardian angel, subconscious mind, alpha mind, hidden self, over mind, real self or whatever. For better clarity, I call it the higher consciousness.

Your subconscious mind manifests your reality on the basis of unconditional love. Which means it works for you unconditionally. It attempts to give you whatever dominant thoughts you entertain in your conscious mind. In proportion to the intensity of your thoughts and emotions it creates results for you. If you entertain positive and empowering thoughts, it will try to create a positive and bright future for you. If your thoughts vacillate or lack conviction, or are driven by doubt, anger, envy, fear or such negative emotions, your subconscious mind would manifest the same confusion and negativity in your life.

Such is the nature of your higher mind. It is love unlimited. It does not question you. It does not judge you. It does not apply standards of its own. It knows of no guilt other than your conscious guilt. It neither filters your thoughts not tries to change you on its own. It accepts you as you are. Purely and entirely higher and beyond all categorization and classification, and without discriminating the positive and negative, it acknowledges your wishes as its commands and tries to manifest them with unquestionable loyalty.

This is one reason why many people find it difficult to harness its true potential. A great deal of training and mental discipline is required to overcome doubt, despair, negativity and conflicting thoughts before expecting positive results from your higher consciousness. The following suggestions may be of some help in this regard.

1. Use positive affirmations to clean your conscious mind of any negativity and allow your higher consciousness to know what you truly desire.
2. Have faith in the ability of your higher mind to manifest reality. If you think it cannot do it, it will not do it. It is as simple as that.
3. Begin your day with positive thoughts and positive images. So also before you go to sleep.
4. Be grateful for all that is happening in your life. Even for those happenings that are seemingly undesirable express gratitude for the lessons learned and progress made.
5. Make your goals and dreams as specific as possible. The greater the clarity the better for you,
6. Know what you want and make that wish or goal as clear as possible to your higher consciousness. Using pictures, words and emotions let your higher consciousness know what you truly desire. Spend some time everyday to visualize your goals.
7. Focus on your strengths and potentials, the skills and talents that are helping you to stay on course towards your goals.

Finally, let your conscious mind focus on what you wish to manifest rather than when and how to reach there. Your higher mind knows what to do and how to manifest your goals and it will do so when the time comes. The higher mind does it usually at its own speed and according to its schedule. Meanwhile keep yourself engaged in thinking positively and affirming your faith in your higher consciousness to deliver the results.

The World is Flat

I listened to Power Wave CD where Bill was talking about Thomas Friedman's book “The World is Flat”. It's all about globalization and a leveling of the playing field by emerging economies. Excellent book. The title made me think about a totally different topic though - the value of perspective.

The world isn't flat - the world is small. Here's the point I'm trying to offer to you: we live on a small planet in just one of a vast array of galaxies in a gigantic universe. And you and I are just one of billions of people here. Are the problems we face as we walk through our days really so big? A little dose of perspective makes life easier to manage.

A question I sometimes ask myself when I'm facing a struggle is this one: “will this matter a year from now?” If not, I move on - fast. Another great question to share with your team at work or your family at home is “has someone died here?” If not, things settle down and calmer minds generally prevail.

Keep perspective. Most of the problems we think are the end of the world turn out to be blessings, in hindsight. I've faced things in my life that seemed so painful at first. But with the passage of time, those evolved into the very things that made my life better and happier and more rewarding. And I'd guess the same holds true for you.

So I invite you to do some inner work around perspective today. Count your blessings. Focus on the good. Smile and laugh more. The world is small and life is short - but I've also learned it's also really really wide. Keep shining.

Nobel Prize award Chemistry-2007

-Karthik Gurumurthy

Today Nobel Prize in Chemistry was announced and will be awarded to Gerhard Ertl "for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces." His work laid the foundation for modern surface chemistry, offering a detailed description of how chemical reactions occur on surfaces. This has had broad implications for various fields, from developing catalytic converters to understanding how catalysts work in the Haber-Bosch process for fertilizer production.

Ertl's Education:

  • Born in 1936 in Germany.
  • Earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1965 from the Technische Universität München.
  • Became Professor Emeritus at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin

Determination, Persistence

I just attended the FED in Richmond, VA last weekend. Got a chance to listen to Praveen and Madhu..Their story is all about determination and persistence.

I realized after listening to the stories, goal is what gets you started towards the journey in the direction of your dreams. In the end determination is what carries you towards your goals. If man has walked on the Moon or is going to land on Mars tomorrow, it is the power of determination which takes him where he wants to go. Without determination we cannot make progress. Life being so difficult, with so many twists and turns that seem to be out of our control, we cannot hold on to our dear hopes and aspirations without this valuable talent holding us firmly committed to our goals.

Determination thrives if there is faith and hope, faith in your abilities and talents and your capacity to deal with problems as they arise in the absence of certainty and no guarantees. One may not may not have hope in the future, in things that are not under one's control, but one should have hope in one's abilities and skills to meet with any challenges. Hope is the rudder and faith is the fuel, that keep the boat of determination floating in the sea of life.

If there is one gift that you can give to yourself to achieve success in life, it is the power of determination. Without it you remain a passive spectator in the drama of your life.

If you have the determination to undertake a particular course of action, to achieve a particular dream, to attain a particular status or position of honor or prestige in your life, nothing can stop you and nothing can deter you.

Impediments may come and delay your progress, may disturb you temporarily, may even lead you astray for some time, but they cannot withstand the sustained pressure and energy of strong determination, the power that you generate within yourself to hold on tenaciously to the course of action you have chosen and to your cherished goals.

This is one of the most valuable assets you can have in your life. If you have this, you will have every thing you want in your life. You are successful or unsuccessful to the extent you are determined and committed to your goals.

The human mind can do anything it wants to, but only if it has the unwavering strength of determination, of the certitude to reach the goal it has chosen for itself, of the freedom of choice it exercises in deciding the kind of life it wants to pursue.

With faith in God and confidence in yourself, and with strong determination, you can achieve the impossible, realize the most difficult dreams and achieve incredible success in your life.

Remember this formula, write it down some where in your house or place of work, in your note book or diary, in your memory, or in your computer :

Success = Idea + Determination.

Idea - Determination = Wishful thinking, fantasy, a waste of time and valuable resources.

Take up a project or goal only if you are sure that you have the will and the energy to go ahead with your plans, whatever may be the difficulties, obstacles, and complications in your path.

When a strong mind and a strong character join hands with the power of determination, who can stop such a powerful juggernaut in this world, who can push back such a self assured and determined army of thoughts marching in unison, singing the song of victory ?

So why not start now with the determination to have a strong determination ?