Can you use the power of thought as you wish? At the present time, scientists have estimated that each of us generates 60,000 thoughts a day and that 95 to 98% of those thoughts are the same ones we had yesterday and the day before…and the same ones we will have tomorrow! However, apparently we are aware of only about 200 of those thoughts.
Each of these thoughts is releasing a shower of chemicals at the physical level. The brain, which has 100 billion neurons – each with about 1,000 connections, fires on average of 200 times per second, resulting in 20,000 trillion calculations per second! All of this activity consumes loads of life energy.
If we can reduce the quantity of our thoughts by even a small percentage, it can have a huge impact upon the quality of our life. Practicing silence for a few minutes every day gives you back the power of that conserved energy.
As we become proficient in reducing the quantity of thoughts, we will start observing a remarkable improvement in the quality of our thoughts. For when we reduce the number of thoughts, the thought congestion also reduces, and we are able to hold each thought a little longer. A thought gains power and potency, the longer it is held.
Every thought has creative power and the longer we hold a thought, the more powerful it becomes. We send out the essence of ourselves with every thought. Our essence mingles with other essences and creates and re-creates our physical environment. When understood in this light, one can see that life is not our master, but our child, our creation. Practicing silence for a few minutes every day gives you more power to create your surrounding environment.
Silence, in essence, is vibration at its highest frequency. Silence can be compared to the blades of a fan which as they rotate at a high speed seem to disappear. Likewise, silence as vibrations moving at the highest frequency, appears to be like nothing. However, it is from these highest vibrations of silence that all other lower vibrations originate. What can be easily deduced is that everything is born out of silence.
There is much scientific truth to the statement, “When a thought is released from the seat of silence, a mere wish becomes a command to the universe.” So make your mind and intellect like a genie who says: ‘your wish is my command’. Command thoughts such as I am a peaceful, loving soul to emerge even in the throes of difficulties. Impact your world with your vibrations of peace. Think of how the smallest pebble is able to cause endless ripples in the still water of the greatest lake.
Vibrations are transferred via a state of non-doing. That is the significance of sitting in a state of meditation. By sitting in such a state of non-doing in a space of high vibrations or in the presence of a person of high vibrations, those vibrations will be transferred to you. The power of non-doing is that it enables you to tune in and imbibe the higher vibrations. In the presence of higher vibrations, all things are possible.
Perhaps that is why the great writer, Franz Kafka said: “You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
Imagine yourself, sitting alone, at this table in this cobblestone street. What would you like to create? The Highest on High, the One who exists in the Abode of Silence, called Nirvana- which translates as “no sound” has said that: “the easiest way to bring about world benefit at present is by stabilizing in the most elevated thoughts, thereby stabilizing the wandering intellects of all other souls…Transform the atmosphere with your attitude.”
Churn on this for awhile in silence.
Om Shanti. Om Shanti. Om Shanti.