The Morning Magic
By Joseph Mattappally on 20-10-2017
Once, a British man asked Swami Vivekananda why he does’t wear proper cloths to look like a gentleman. Swami Vivekananda smiled and replied, “In your culture a tailor makes a gentleman; but in our culture character makes a gentleman.” In core and substance, the Indian sub-continent always differed from the outer world. If the West suggested ‘know thyself’, the East proposed ‘be thyself’. Where India stood for hundred percent responsibilities on all individual manifestations, the West shouted for 50:50. If it is the evenings that are important in the West, it is the mornings that are precious in India. I cannot think of a morning skipped without a silent meditation or some thinking over the mud I need to remove that day. It is in the mornings that we plan our days’ works.
It is said that every morning we have two choices, continue to sleep with our dreams or wake up to chase them. If we choose to rise up and chase our dreams, we will have two more choices; chase our dreams until we reach them or until we are totally exhausted. Those who believe that they deserve those dreams only are likely to keep chasing and reaching them. A few years back, I was listening to a discourse in which the Master said, “Imagination is the most powerful force in the Universe. Much before a huge building is built, the designer brings the probable shape into his imagination and then only he draws the skeleton on paper which passes to structural engineers for construction procedures. Imagination (thought), word, action are the three steps of all manifestations.” If this is the key that opens to chances, mornings are the most important time slot in our days because it is the best time to imagine. It also is the best time to will our dreams into comfortable time frames of creation. As we proceed, it is this clarity that is going to help us access a perfect manifestation. A day without a morning is virtually dead.
About The Author
Sri. Joseph Mattappally, Founder and Director of Indian Thoughts, is a writer and social worker. He is also a Reiki Master (RIRC Mumbai) and licensed Amateur Radio Operator ( VU2JIM). He has authored 'Success Secrets', a book detailing basic life management principles.