If you yearn, want or wish for something badly you must have the ability to acquire it or it goes into the subconscious burial ground of unfulfilled desires corroding the heart. There is no similarity between wishing for something and willing it. In wishing yourself to be a millionaire or the president of a country or things equally impossible are wish desires you know will never happen. Every time you wish for something or think I wish for this or that you defeat yourself as you would affirm to your self, I am in good health, I am well, while at the same time you are thinking in the back of your mind it’s just not true. If you had trouble sleeping would you take two cups of strong coffee at bedtime with a sleeping medication that would counteract its effects? Never counteract good thoughts with contrary thoughts. For any thoughts to be effective they have to be understood and properly used.
Erase This Word Out of Your Dictionary Says The Master
Erase the word wish from your mental dictionary. Why sabotage your desires, hopes and dreams and make them wishes when you can use the words intention or will. These words are much stronger than the word wish and with deep conviction your desires can be fulfilled where as the word wish has no value. It’s all right to wish upon a star for luck but that’s about it. Righteous prayers and desires guided by wisdom and willpower can be materialized if every contrary thought is resisted. Every opposition will be vaporized when you depend more on willpower and mind which are the real creators but unless will is directed by discrimination it becomes partially paralyzed.
Wishing is a hopeless desire that you know will not come true and when you desire something it is just a wish that is followed by efforts to make it materialize. Determination is a much stronger desire that is powerfully used to manifest a definite purpose, however even strong determination can be discouraged when frequent efforts end up failing. There are reasons why people fail. The main one is they give up. If you hypnotize yourself as a failure, no one will be able to convince you that you can be successful. When your will is spellbound with failure you become paralyzed and lazy.
Failure and successes are interrelated but success does not always come. Unhappily struggling is better than being like an ostrich with its head buried in the sand. When failure comes learn by it because you are your own creator and director of your own will. Forget the past it’s gone forever; the present is here now; now is the time to start.
You know the colossal difference between wishing and willpower.
One step above a wish is desire with intention. But when you will something applying willpower and energy with focused action, your desire will be achieved as long as your mind is made up on what you want. Don’t give up even if the ground underneath you gives way. Willpower should be so positively set that you will attach to it until you succeed. The master tells us volition is the answer that unlocks and initiates the will power that will continuously revolve around a desire until the result is produced from relentless concentrated energy. All these explanations come directly from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.