“If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished – mountains can be crumbled into atoms.” – Swami Vivekananda


Mind over matter on a massive scale? Perhaps reminiscent of the phrase about mountains and Mohammed, in this case the mountain ending up being pulverised – now that’s taking one’s will to the limits and beyond!

The strength of the mind is something we should never under-estimate. There’s a reason we combine the words “will” and “power”, for willpower is a driving force many of us will surely recognise in our own lives, in terms of things we have achieved that were, at first, thought of as impossible, yet we did it……

Whenever the odds seem stacked against you, whenever the mission you face seems like a sheer, insurmountable cliff face, preventing you from reaching a goal you want more than anything else you have ever wanted, or when it feels like your energy reserves are depleted and you have nothing left but you still want to keep going, it’s willpower that gets us there.

And yes, it’s more powerful than our muscles, stronger than our bones, more resolute than that mountain. In our imaginations, we can envision any outcome we wish and then tap into a reservoir of eagerness that is fuelled by thought and courage alone.

So, the next time you are facing a challenge, remember the willpower you drew from to overcome the last one. If the mountain won’t crumble for you, then break it into pieces yourself because you have that strength……

What situation faces you today that can be resolved by your steely resolve to overcome it? 

Love and light,

Jim Sharman


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