Manifesting our reality

Manifesting our reality

I am thinking, who am I and why am I here? I am thinking, what is my purpose in life? I am thinking, am I only a puppet or do I have any control over my life and my environment?

Most of the times events in life make us feel that we are merely acting out a script, with little, if any, scope to change anything. But then there are those life-changing moments that force you to think otherwise. We are living, breathing miracles. We have the power to shape our destinies. We have forgotten that we have this gift, this remarkable ability to manifest our thoughts into matter.

I have, several times in my life, experienced miracles. Real Magic. I label them as miracles because they do not have a scientific explanation and they were not “mere coincidences”, which is what narrow minded scientists would have us believe.

When I think about those miracles, I realise that I am more than just a puppet with a pre-ordained destiny. I am capable of changing, influencing my life and my environment too. In tangible terms.

The question then arises: Does thought influence matter?


At the sub-atomic level, all that appears to be matter is empty space and energy waves vibrating at a certain frequency…controlled by an unknown, but intelligent force.

When German Physicist Max Plack received his Nobel Prize, he said this in his acceptance speech: “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research into atoms this much. There is no matter, as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of the atom to vibration. I must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter”

I like the phrase “conscious and intelligent mind”. If Planck is right, then isn’t it possible that thoughts might have to power to create matter? With the current levels of scientific understanding, it is difficult to answer how. But I have experienced its truth in an incontrovertible way. That’s why I am confident that my thoughts are potent. And so are yours. The choice lies equally with every individual…we can use this power to bring about a positive change in our lives and the lives of our loved ones…or use it to succumb to fear and worry…or worse still, use it to manipulate and victimise vulnerable others.

At the larger level, whether you’re beggar or a king, a poor farmer or a rich businessman, a politician or a terrorist, a spiritual man or an atheist, each of us have the choice to influence this world through our thoughts. If enough of us direct our thoughts towards world peace, for instance, then lasting peace may no longer be a dream.

6 Replies to “Manifesting our reality”

  1. Very beautiful essay, Manoj. I agree that the mind has the potential to influence the plane that contains it, or its progeny. This can be the reason also for the power of literature that extends the reach of the thoughts of its authors to the populace. And if we write about peace, positive aspirations and emotions, and warn of the dire consequences of irresponsible actions, I believe the conclusion you’ve made shall indeed be manifested.

  2. Thanks Tom. Yes, the written word has tremendous power. Which is why I am saddened that newspapers (and other media forms) focus more on violence, corruption, politics and all that is wrong, and much less on the good that takes place.
    For five years I wrote a weekly column in one local supplement of The Times of India…and covered “good” news 🙂
    You may read one sample here.This piece also explains how we impact our world with positive deeds, which emanate from positive thoughts.

  3. Quantum mechanics seem to be in powerful agreement when they suggest that all matter and not matter is at the core energy, as are thoughts. We have more say in our lives than we think we do, we just may be oblivious as to how to drive this machine that is us. These books I’ve read have been very helpful to me in my spiritual/search for answers quest:
    Power vs. Force
    I, Reality and Subjectivity
    The Power of Now
    A New Earth
    Unconditional Life

  4. Amazing!! If you’re referring to “Power vs. Force” by David Hawkins, then I have read small portions of it and have been trying to locate the book here! Have been wanting to read it for some time.
    I like the title “I, Reality and Subjectivity” and it’s gone into my list of aspirational books 🙂
    After I read “The Dancing Wu Li Masters” by Gary Zukav, I was convinced about our “non-local intelligence”. Have you read it?

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