Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 10 - 4 - 2020

The first thing you have to do is to develop self-confidence. It is such people who have no confidence in their own self who begin to wander about and waver, and take to various different paths. When you take your body to different places, and when you go about moving aimlessly, the mind also goes to different places. The first thing is to steady your physical body. If you have a container filled with water, if the container is continually moving, then the contents will continually be moving. So we should not continuously move our body and our limbs in an aimless manner; this is a very essential part of our practice of meditation. We should sit quiet and the body should be steady. Why do we ask people to sit straight and to sit quiet in meditation? Because when the body is straight and quiet, the mind inside is also straight and quiet. The first thing is to control your body by ensuring that all the limbs and body organs are steady. - Divine Discourse, Mar 28, 1975
- Baba