It is always the outlook that counts


At 10 A.M., a nurse named Mrs. Schreiber disclosed certain fears to Baba, saying, “I am so tired of life and very unhappy. I don’t see how I can improve.”

Baba reassured her, “Everyone is unconsciously tired of this life, because everyone seeks happiness, but knows not how to get it. But life is so beautiful! It is meant to be happy. I will help you. Then things will appear changed. You will see it.

It is always the outlook that counts, and not the object. Today, you feel tired, upset, seeing nothing beautiful in things around you in life. If tomorrow, you do not feel bored but cheerful in the same things that appeared so black to you yesterday — it is all due to changed mentality and outlook.

The easy way is not to make so much of things. Take them lightly. Say to yourself, ‘I am meant to be happy, to make others happy,’ and gradually you do become happy yourself and make others happy, too. Don’t suggest to your mind, ‘I am tired, haggard, depressed,’ et cetera. That will make it worse. Always say, ‘All is well and beautiful. I will be happy.’ “

Baba added, “I will help you spiritually. I can and I will. You will feel it.”, p1631
July, 1934; Zurich 
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