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Try this experiment. Choose one area of your life in which you would like to accomplish. Take a period of 30 days. Choose your impossible dream, that is, what you believe would be extraordinarily lucky for you. Apply yourself for 30 days, meet the essential conditions listed earlier, and see the result.

First you have to conceive of what it is you want to accomplish. When the Divine conceives of what it wants to accomplish, Sri Aurobindo calls it a ‘Real-Idea’. We have ideas also, but most of them do not become real. What is the idea that you want to accomplish in your life? When the Divine wants to accomplish something, it concentrates its energies on that. We have a force of consciousness too. For 30 days, concentrate the force of your consciousness, your will, on making your dream a reality. If we rely on our human force, we may succeed or fail. When the Divine concentrates its force, there is only one possibility: it accomplishes. Having concentrated your force, shift your faith and reliance to Mother’s Force. For three days, pray nonstop. Do not pray for the fulfillment of your idea. Pray for the realization of Mother in your life. Mother is greater than any idea in your life, She includes that. This is a formula for bringing unfailing success into your life. This is exactly the process of creation described in The Life Divine.

So we start from an aspiration. The first thing we notice is everything that contradicts our aspiration. That is the method of creation. Normally we would think how to get rid of those contradictions, but the more we try to get rid of them, the less we accomplish. What we have to understand is, those oppositions have come as essential conditions for our accomplishment. The greater those oppositions are, the greater the sign and sanction for our achievement. We should not try to avoid them. The purpose is not to run away from the field of life, but to perfect the field of life.

What does this mean practically? Five hundred years ago a man named Martin Luther felt that the Catholic Church in Europe was so dogmatic and authoritarian that when he read the Bible and listened to the priest, it did not seem to have anything to do with God anymore. So he tried to change the whole structure of the Christian religion, which led to a whole new religious movement called Protestantism. I do not think any of us could have a contradiction as great as that in our lives. What about Gorbachev? What was the courage he needed to tell the Russian people that democracy was better than communism? Look at your oppositions and ask, “What progress do I need to make to convert those oppositions into opportunities?” That is the formula for unfailing success.

book | by Dr. Radut