11 Abilities of the Mentally Strong Individual

As human beings we all have special talents and abilities that are unique to us. And as individuals we have talents and abilities that we may also share with others. Today we will be discussing some of these abilities that can be both unique to you, and shared by everyone. These abilities may seem as though they are the secret powers of a mighty superhero, but in reality, they are simply the abilities of the mentally strong individual.

 

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson

The Abilities of the Mentally Strong

 

  • The ability to Let Go. There are many lessons to be learned as we progress daily through our lives. The key here is to be able to release any baggage or hangups that you may have so that you can move on to your next life lesson. Not letting go will only hamper you and hold you back from the potential benefits of your next life lesson.

 

  • The ability to Embrace Change. As the old saying goes… the only thing that is constant world is change. Since we live in an ever changing world it is important to be able to embrace the changes you will face on a regular basis. This rule follows the ability to let go, as embracing change is the next step in the process.

 

  • The ability to Stay in Control of your Emotions. Living in your emotions is easy. The hard part (at first) is staying in control of your emotions and not allowing them to control you. When used properly your emotions can enhance any experience you may encounter. The trick is to use them properly and not allow them to control you in your life.

 

  • The ability to Evaluate Core Beliefs. The ability to evaluate your core beliefs and adjust them as necessary is an important tool. This doesn’t mean your a wishy washy person constantly changing with the flow of the wind. However it does mean when new information presents itself, that you are open minded enough to reevaluate your core beliefs and to adjust them according to the new information that is being presented to you. This one is really about adaptation and growth.

 

  • The willingness to Take Calculated Risks. There will be times where everything is going smoothly and there is not much required from you as far as making changes is concerned. However, there will be other times where taking a calculated risk is the most beneficial route to your overall growth. The key word here is “calculated“. When one takes the time to weigh out your options out ahead of time, you will be able to have a better view of what lies ahead and can therefore take a much smaller risk than if planing was not part of the equation.

 

  • The ability to Enjoy Time Alone. Spending time alone might seems scary at times, but ultimately that alone time can be a very healthy for your mental health. Spending time alone away from large crowds gives you the personal time needed to focus and reflect on your thoughts and actions. From here you can build and grow from past experiences without having to worry about the influence of others affecting you. Me time is good time.

 

  • The ability to Celebrate the Success of Others. It is important to remember it’s not just about you. Life is also about sharing and growing right along side others. When you can release a bit of your ego and embrace the success of others, you can find out how much happier you can be. As they say…sharing is caring, and celebrating the success of others is all part of the growth process.

 

  • The willingness to Fail and Learn from Mistakes. Since life is about change, there will be good times and there will be bad times. The important thing is to learn from those bad times or mistakes that will occur along the way. Instead of brushing aside the mistakes you make, how about taking the time to reflect and learn from past failures. It will make you a much stronger person overall and allow you to grow and stretch past the previous circumstances you have encountered.

 

  • The ability to Accept Full Responsibility for Your Actions. This is a big one. It is far easier to point the finger at others and blame them for mistakes that take place as you travel your path. However it is the mature person that realizes they have a part to play in every circumstance they encounter. You may not control every challenge you face in your life but you can control how you react to it. And always remember when you are pointing your finger to place the blame upon others, that you will always have three fingers pointing back at you.

 

  • The ability to Expend Energy Wisely. This is an important ability as we only have so much energy to expend throughout the day. It is important to keep your energy high with proper sleep, nutrition, and other tools like meditation. Ignore people and circumstances that will drain your energy and keep you down. Using your energy wisely is an important tool in your arsenal for your ultimate success.

 

  • The ability to Reflect on Accomplishments. Some may just see this as gloating and inflating ones ego but there is much more going on here. When you take the time to reflect on past progress you can evaluate the good and the bad. You can see what went right in a certain situation and what went wrong. From here you can make more informed decisions on anything that may present itself in the future. Reflecting on past progress is also very helpful in building your confidence and resume of accomplishments which can always be looked back upon when you need a jolt of positivity!




The Great Cycle of Yugas

Before we begin it is important to note that in this reality, everything moves in cycles. The Sun and Moon bring us visual proof of the cycles of day and night. The four seasons provide us the cycle of a full years time through Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. As human beings we are born into this world and when it is our time to go, we eventually pass on. These are cycles every human being is aware of and lives through regardless of their age. Today I would like to discuss another cycle that you may not be aware of. The Great Cycle of Yugas!

 

“The Tapas and the other hard Yogas that were practiced in other Yugas do not work now. What is needed in this Yuga is giving, helping others.” Swami Vivekananda

What is the Great Cycle of Yugas

According to the Hindu religion there are many different ages going back all the way to the beginning of time, both large and small. The smallest of these cycles is called a Maha Yuga which is approximately 4,320,000 years. A single Kala consists of 4 Yugas or an epoch in time. The first Yuga is the Satya Yuga. Second is the Treta Yuga. Third is the Dvapara YugaSatya Yuga. Second is the Treta Yuga. Third is the Dvapara Yuga. And the fourth is the Kali Yuga. One complete cycle of the four yugas is approximately 4.32 million years. Each maha yuga is subdivided into four ages lengths with ratios of 4:3:2:1

Satya Yuga (Golden Age) approx. 4,800 years [Great Year Cycle] / 1,780,000 years [Cycle of Yugas] – Also known as “The Age of Truth” or “The Age of Unity” the Satya Yuga is a time where the absolute best ideals of humanity reign supreme. The highest of all the ages, this age represents divine consciousness. Space and time is seen for the illusion it is and human beings strive to be their best, living up to our maximum potential. There is no need for fighting or wars as we are all living at peace with one another. No one has to work or struggle to survive as thoughts are easily manifest. Living in complete harmony with nature, it is believed that death during this age only comes when one so desires. The Satya Yuga is 100% Light and 0% Dark.

Treta Yuga (Silver Age) approx. 3,600 years [GYC] / 1,296,000 years [COY] – Also known as “The Mental Age” is a period that consists of much more light than it does dark. We live in service to others as telepathy, intuition, clairvoyance and empathy are present and available to all that are willing to access it. During this period we become a bit more materialistic and slightly less spiritual than we were in the previous age. With an life expectancy of 10,000 years, the Tetra Yuga is 75% Light and 25% Dark.

Dvapara Yuga (Bronze Age) approx. 2,400 years [GYC] / 864,000 years [COY] – Also known as the “Age of Energy” or the “Electrical Age” is an age where spirituality and physicality are split between the two. With the loss of our higher facilities, machines are used to manipulate matter to our desires. Divine intellect is much more difficult to obtain, and we become pleasure seeking creatures. Because our connection is more severed during this age than previous ages, illness and disease come into play within our lives much more than before. With an life expectancy of 1,000 years, the Dvapara Yuga is equally 50% Light and 50% Dark.

Kali Yuga (Iron Age) approx. 1,200 years [GYC] / 432,000 years [COY] – Also known as the “Material Age” or the “Dark Age” the Kali Yuga is the lowest of all the ages as we become even more separate from our divine nature. During this period humanity sinks to the nethermost form of itself, allowing wickedness to be expressed in many ways previously unseen. The Immoral Age of Iron is the shortest and and darkest time of the Yugas. With a life expectancy of 100 to 120 years, the Kali Yuga is 25% Light and 75% Dark.

 

“Kali yuga is so much saturated with vicious habits that there is a great fight at the slightest of misunderstanding.” Radhanath Swami

 

Once this cycle is complete it begins again, however this time instead of going form top to bottom we now go from bottom to top. So rather than a decent into increased darkness from the Satya Yuga down to the Kali Yuga, we now move from the Kali Yuga up to the Satya Yuga in stages of increasing consciousness. Down from light to dark and then up from darkness to the light. Similar to a sine wave, going from highest to lowest energy then back from lowest energy to the highest. This coincides with the original point that everything moves in complete cycles. Always repeating itself, The Great Cycle of Yugas is no different.

What can we expect from The Great Cycle of Yugas?

You may notice the negative aspect of the yugas only consists of one third of the time within The Great Cycle of Yugas while the positive aspect consists of two thirds of the time. I believe the idea behind this is that darkness always loses eventually, but is never completely defeated. Winning a few battles along the way, but ultimately losing the war in due time.

The Great Cycle of Yugas is a continuous cycle descending from light into the darkness and then ascending up again from the darkness into the light. Polarity is one of the key factors in this reality we find ourselves engrossed in. It is our job live to the best of our abilities regardless of which age of polarity we may reside in. Like any belief system it is up to you to come to your own conclusions on The Cycle of Ages and how this knowledge will affect you personally. Wishing you all the best to you and yours on this journey of life family. Peace.

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Sources:
Yuga WIkipedia
Satya Yuga
Treta Yuga
Dvapara Yuga
Kali Yuga
The Divisions of Time in Hinduism