You Can Fly

The main difference between men and the animals are the difference in their power of concentration. All success in any line of work is the result of this. Everybody knows something about concentration. We see its results everyday. The difference in their power of concentration also constitutes the difference between person and person. Compare the lowest with the highest person, the difference is in the degree of concentration.

Swami Vivekananda quotes, “How has all the knowledge in the world been gained but by the concentration of the powers of the mind? The world is ready to give up its secret if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration. There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point, that is the secret.”

Everybody’s mind becomes concentrated at times. We all concentrate upon those things we love, and we love those things upon which, we concentrate our minds. What mother is there that does not love the face of her homeliest child? That face is to her the most beautiful in the world. She loves it because she concentrates her mind upon it.

The great trouble with such concentration is that we do not control the mind; it controls us. We hear melodious tones or see a beautiful painting, and the mind is held fast; we cannot take it away.

Somebody interested in reading this content, and some are not. You love it reading if your mind becomes concentrated upon. This information draws your mind away from yourself and holds it upon the subject in spite of yourself.

On the ethical side there is danger in the development of the power of concentration. Because after that we are being unable to detach at will. This state causes great suffering. We become sticky to the things. So along with the development of concentration we must develop the power of detachment. This systematic development of the mind enables you to act free. Your mind will start flying once you have developed the power of concentration and detachment from it at you will. When you have attachment you will sense the happiness, but when you (mind) start flying, you will sense the ecstasy.

So you can fly if you are able to attach and detach at your will.


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