“As long as you think there are negative forces, you’ll never be strong. Your thinking is wrong. Nobody is interested—not even the so-called negative forces—in coming to you. Why should negative forces come to you? Perhaps you label the challenges or pain in your life as ‘negative forces.’ Yes, pain and suffering may come to you but not to be a negative force in your life. In fact, just the opposite: Pain and challenges come to help you grow and purify yourself. That’s where faith comes in: ‘Until I get rid of all the things that are not good for me, God will continue to purify me.’ If at all there is a prayer, let it be, ‘God, please give me strength to face it.’ You should never think negative about the positive.”
~H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda
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