Youth is energy. Youth is motivation. Youth is drive. The young can walk, talk and do anything without getting tired. There is a lot of pure energy and inspiration inside youth. They cannot be depressed for long even if they try. They also constantly get great ideas just like that, and they have the zest to implement them. The co-ordination between their brain, mind and hand is very good and fast. That is why they can type text messages so quickly on their mobile phones! The only drawback in the young is that they cannot focus for too long. Older people have a lot of focus, but not much energy and inspiration. Mind is the Maker, Mind is the Creator; an oscillating Mind if not stilled at an young age, and if left unevolved, breaks their life itself from peace, happiness and contentment. That is why it is important to inculcate tradition and spirituality in the youth. Catch them young, because their minds are not set in concrete like that of adults; it is easy to mould them and guide them on the path of success. Spirituality helps the youth to remain focused in life, organise their thoughts and still the mind. Spirituality gives children discipline. Discipline gives them dedication. With discipline and dedication, they can achieve anything in life. Spirituality teaches them to tune into the blissful energy of the Soul — the energy inside them. Thus their body, mind and soul work in perfect tandem.
I advise youngsters to develop the habit of chanting ‘Om’. ‘Om’ is neither religion nor ritual. Whichever religion they belong to, their source is God. They can even just listen to the chant on their MP3 players through headphones. Chanting ‘Om’ improves their power of concentration and comprehension, enhances the intellect, heightens memory and boosts attention span. Their insecurities go away, they gain in confidence. Their thoughts become clear and sharp, their inner energy organised and they will be capable of taking bold decisions. ‘Om’ will fill them with energy, strength and power. Chanting ‘Om’ will bring out the painters, orators, musicians hidden in them, ridding them of excessively sense-based desires, cravings, and vasanas (past tendencies) and giving a protective shield around them. All this put together, their life will start vibrating to a different frequency to become smooth and effortless. Even before they can think of it, whatever they want will be in their hands. They will be infused with the power of achieving their dreams.
It’s no use being one among a million. Each child should be one in a million — something special and exceptional. Whatever they touch should turn into gold. Whatever they do, they should be 100 per cent successful. They should be the activators, motivators, and generators. This is my wish.
I wish to see the world populated by more such children and youth, empowered with spirituality so that the next generation can enjoy the Golden Age, the kind of which we have only read about in our history texts and story books.