There are three aspects to an individual. His persona as people think he is, as he himself thinks he is and what he actually is. People judge you mostly by your outward manifestation in terms of your personality, attire, the way you carry yourself and your status in society. You judge yourself by what you think you are capable of doing, while others judge you by what you have already done.
An individual’s perception about himself is mostly coloured by the twin conditions of self importance and ego albeit in varying degrees. Very few are keen to find out the real self hidden within to ascertain ones true identity. Knowledge of the self is one of the most important fundamentals of philosophy. Whosoever departs from this world without having realised his own inner world, to him life has been of no service. It remains unlived like any other undone deed.
In self-awareness there is immense joy. The self is consciousness, supra consciousness the knowledge of pure existence. All the pain and misery is a result of not knowing the self. The divine in us manifests itself only when we subject ourselves to certain discipline. The divine operates in us, but it requires an effort to make it shine forth. The epistemological corollary is that man gets knowledge by looking inward either at his own consciousness or at the revelation it receives from another superior consciousness. Condition of the mind is the most important theme of Indian Philosophy and the first step towards realisation.
Meditative attitude is an aspect of life. Simply closing your eyes and thinking is not meditation. In meditation you are always with yourself. When you are close to yourself, you are in meditation. If you are doing meditation you will go farther away from yourself. To awaken your meditative nature there are certain set of practices and one such powerful practice is that you observe your breath. If you cannot observe your breath, then count your breath. Make a permanent habit from today that you will never spend a day without counting hundred breaths. Count your 100 breaths and you will awaken your meditative nature.
What does it mean when your life becomes meditative.. That means your life will be full of power, creativity and strength. The environment is full of vibrations. When vibration touches your system it transforms into thought. Thought is power. I have the power to think and to create thoughts. We never use that power to think and to create thoughts. What we call thinking is not thinking. The power to think is the power of creation. With wisdom, we can think and wisdom comes with consciousness.
Discover higher consciousness by cultivating meditation. All matter is energy, energy is consciousness. When you are positive you feel healthy. When you are destructive, you start feeling different and weak. When your thoughts are positive and healthy, you feel strong. Don’t confuse your thoughts with ego, Positive thoughts are when you feel positive not just about yourself but about everyone around you. That again is born only with meditative attitude