“All the powers in the universe are already ours.
It is we who have put our hands before our eyes
and cry that it is dark.
We are what our thoughts have made us;
so take care about what you think
Words are secondary.
Thoughts live; they travel far
When an idea exclusively occupies the mind,
it is transformed into an actual physical
or mental state.
We reap what we sow
We are the makers of our own fate
None else has the blame, none has the praise
There is no help for you outside of yourself;
you are the creator of the universe.
Like the silkworm
you have built a cocoon around yourself…
Burst your own cocoon
and come out as the beautiful butterfly,
as the free soul.
Then ALONE you will see TRUTH.
In one word, this ideal is that you are divine
God sits in the temple of every human body.”
~ Swami Vivekananda
(1863 – 1902)