From: The Essence of Spiritual Life
By Swami Rama
Reprinted with permission of the Publisher
Copyright Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust
YOU ARE THE ARCHITECT OF YOUR LIFE
When a human being learns to seek religion not in gods, but in his
own potentials, then he will know that he is great and that within
his greatness lies his happiness. When he rapidly unfolds the
chapters of life's manuscript, of which he himself is the author, he
begins to realize who he is.
You are the architect of your life. You build your own philosophy and
construct your own attitudes. Without right attitudes, the entire
architecture remains shaky. Once you realize this fact, you will look
Once you turn your focus inward, the process of transformation will
begin, and naturally you will become aware of many levels of
consciousness. You will find that the capacity to know yourself is
within, and this realization will become a source of fulfillment to
you. The sages in the past have experienced this fact, and have
documented their experiences.
Unfortunately, people in the modern era do not know how to benefit
from the wisdom of the sages. As a result, people are still searching
for happiness in the external world.
If you study life's journey, when you start unfolding yourself and
experiencing life and its necessities, you will find throughout that
life is full of changes and modifications. Let you learn to enjoy
life from moment to moment and do not worry about the future. If you
take care of your present, the future will be at your disposal, and
one day you will find out that you are the architect of your life.