One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life
by Mitch Horowitz
Returning to Krishnamurti’s dialogues with Indian youths, the spiritual teacher responded this way to a student who feared being thrown out of his home if he violated his father’s wishes and pursued an engineering career:
If you persist in wanting to be an engineer even though your father turns you out of the house, do you mean to say that you won’t find ways and means to study engineering?
You will beg, to friends. Sir, life is very strange. The moment you are very clear about what you want to do, things happen. Life comes to your aid — a friend, a relation, a teacher, a grandmother, somebody helps you.
But if you are afraid to try because your father may turn you out, then you are lost. Life never comes to the aid of those who merely yield to some demand out of fear. But if you say, “This is what I really want to do and I am going to pursue it,” then you will find that something miraculous takes place.
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