Belief that I can’t do it
We often think, “I can’t do it. if I try, I’m bound to fail,” and so we don’t do it.
But is that really what we can’t do? Isn’t it just that you are restraining yourself and preventing yourself from exercising your power? I think that is quite common.
I think one of the reasons for this is that we don’t believe in our own power. Why can’t we believe in ourselves?
What we can’t do in ten years, we can try in a thousand or ten thousand years
For one thing, if you have tried and failed in the past, you may be timid, thinking that you will fail again. The past failures come back to haunt them and they are unable to take the next step. In a way, I think this is natural. There are many things that can hurt you if you fail, and it is human nature to not want to be hurt in the same way again.
However, a failure is not a failure if you learn from it. The original goal may not have been achieved yet, but if you have learned something new, it means that you have taken one or two steps toward it, and that you are improving and evolving.
If you can see it that way, you will realize that it has definitely been a positive experience for you. If you have that positive experience and the courage, you can challenge yourself again and again. Even if you can’t do it right now, you will be able to do it eventually.
Even if you can’t do it now, you will eventually. Even if you can’t do it in this life, there is always the next life. Life is not a one-time thing. Don’t you feel that you can do what you think you can’t do in ten years, if you spend a thousand years, ten thousand years, and are born again and again? The time we are given is eternal, not limited.
If you think about it, there is nothing that you cannot do. Everything that seems to be a failure is in the process of evolution and improvement, and is fertilizer for the soul.
Experiences in past lives are stored in the wisdom of the soul
Secondly, although this is related to the fact that we are living in eternal time, I think that we do not know who we are.
Some people may think that humans are ephemeral beings who happen to be born into this world, live for a few decades, and then die. Everything you have learned in your current life is all that matters, and if you think about it in that context, you can only think of yourself as a completely worthless person. Some of you may think so.
However, our life experience is not only limited to our current life. Even before we were born this time, we have lived different lives in different times and under different circumstances, and we still have all of those experiences in our souls.
Even if we can’t remember the memories of that time, the experiences and memories of our souls are buried in our hearts, and we have gone through hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of different experiences to get where we are today. What you think you can’t do may actually have been done thousands or tens of thousands of years ago in a past life.
We have already learned a lot from our countless experiences in past lives, and the wisdom of our souls is buried in our hearts. This is called “Paranya Paramita” in Buddhism, and if we can utilize and apply such soul learning, we should be able to solve the problems that we seem to be facing this time.
The soul is reborn many times in eternal time, evolving and improving
In summary, we do not live a single, limited life, but in eternal time, we have experienced many things over and over again, and that wisdom is stored in our souls. What seems to be a failure can be reborn and redone many times. In this way, our soul follows the path of evolution and improvement.