Keep faith even in trying times

Published on April 23, 2015 12:18:18 PM
Ashwini Sarabhai Gourmet cake chef, dream cakes A mind that isn’t swachh will pollute the environment in more ways than one. Negative thinking gives way to anger, which creates much trouble for the person in question and the people around him. It is important to promote cleanliness of mind before promoting cleanliness of the environment, which is why the Swachh Soch, Swachh Bol campaign is an excellent idea. All actions of an individual are products of the individual’s thoughts. This implies that we can do no harm to anybody without having an unclean mind. If the heart is truly swachh only good will come out of it.

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. "
- Epicurus

When life is abuzz with so much to do, only a calm mind can get things done properly. You have to be positive when everything in life seems to be going wrong. Sometimes, all traffic signals turn red just when we are really running late. It is easy to lose our minds and hate the world in such a situation, but that only attracts more negativity and mishaps. It is difficult to have clean thoughts in trying times, but it is the surest way to avoid trouble and find solutions. With access to the Net and TV, youngsters are susceptible to a lot of impurity and evil. At such times, it is very easy for the youth to get influenced by ills of society. It is important that youngsters put their trust in their elders and pay heed to the advice of parents and teachers, since they know better and hope to only protect young ones from trouble.