Human life is precious. Our life is our capital. Our physical and mental strength is our passage money in the journey of life. We have to protect our life. If we have a sound body and sound mind, then we will be able to serve more to others. We have no right to destroy our own life – which is a gift of God. So, protect yourself – physically and mentally.
Increase your physical strength by regular physical exercises. You know the benefits of physical exercises. Make a habit of walking either in the morning or in the evening. Start from today. Walk as much as possible in your daily life. You will get fresh energy.
Another important item is `food`. Food makes our body and mind. Food items and drinking water must be neat and clean. Don’t take food here and there, specially the uncovered food. Try to avoid too much spicy food. Eat according to your capacity. There must be a certain time for your lunch and dinner.
But remember, food means not only the eatable items, but also what we are absorbing through our five senses. Our eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue are always absorbing food from the external environment. No network is busy here, network is always active. Suppose, when you are reading a good book (which is giving you mental strength), you are eating positive food. Our five senses are very strong. Remember this and act accordingly.
The holy books and the lives of great men will give you mental strength. If you read the letters of Swami Vivekananda, you will certainly imbibe by his sprits. If you read the students life of Iswarchandra Vidyasagar you will certainly get mental strength to overcome your own problems of student life. Positive reading will give you positive results and vice versa. Use your local library.
Be neat and clean – externally and internally. All your work will be neat and clean. All your thoughts will be neat and clean. Your conversation will be cordial and sweet. Your behaviour will be cordial and hearty. You must have an unalloyed love for your friends, neighbors and colleagues. Gradually your heart will be expanding and you will feel the unlimited joy of oneness.
When you are going to protect your life, you must leave the negative thoughts and ideas. But the question is what is positive and what is negative? Swami Vivekananda gave us a formula: ``anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject as poison; there is no life in it, it cannot be true. ``
If your surrounding environment is not healthy or unfavorable for your growth, don’t sit idle and blame your fate. Create your own environment. Ultimately that good and holy companion will protect you.