Two elderly couples were enjoying a friendly conversation when one man asked the other, "Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?"
"Outstanding," Fred replied. "They taught us all the latest psychological techniques - visualisation, association - it made a huge difference for me."
"That's great! What was the name of the clinic?"
Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn't remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, "What do you call that red flower with the long stem and thorns?"
"You mean a Rose?"
"Yes, that's it!" He turned to his wife." Rose, what was the name of that clinic?"
Is this just a piece of joke to smile away? I think, ‘no’, because it contains a great moral. As New Year dawned in, we reassured ourselves that we have learned many things and are going to make corresponding changes in life. The fact is that most of us are no better than Fred. The memory clinic could install in him, a belief that it is the best establishment of that kind. But Placebo does not cook! Human mind is loaded with thousands and thousands of similar believes, to which we are precisely enslaved to. It is clear that unless we are aware of this fraud business within, our destiny could even be worse than that of Fred.
Nobody has banned anyone from accessing one’s own mind-capsules and learning what sort of believes are hidden there. This attempt but requires much patience and enough expertise. Observing the environment and evaluating its’ response to our presence at distinct situations is easier. Both are same, because the rule is that what appears to you is just the reflection of what is within. If you experience love all around, assure yourself that it is love that you radiate. If you could locate a man who hates you, just realise that there is hatred within yourself. Saintly persons, who might consciously invite negative passions for transformation and healing are exceptions. The problem with those who could locate the crisis area could be another inner program that warns him/her to wait for the most appropriate solution. But alas! The best book is yet to be written and the best advice is yet to be pulled out.