I believe our action stems from our thoughts and that is the most important place to safeguard from any evil or negative thoughts from penetrating our mind. The desires we want will make us feel good, intense and emotional. If it is not, it may not be a strong want or you may need to rethink about what is it you really want. Spend time finding out what is it you truly want. Take time away from work and current commitments and quiet down your mind.
Another area is doubt and fear! You could possibly want something but doubt and fear always seep in and influenced your thoughts! Over time, you are afraid to think of what you want, fearing it might not be fulfilled. Do the pruning exercise as I had mentioned before. Your strong desires is like water in the kettle and as temperature increases, your intensity or motivation will drives you to take some action. Read my post on the chin up, I was compelled to do another 11 chin ups on my way to the supermarket. I had no idea why I did it. Avoid rationalise how it is done and when the goal will be achieved. Leave that to the Higher Force, they had their natural way of fulfilling your dreams. Just focus on your desires and that alone can be a challenge for many people. After all we lived in a place with too much noise out there, we tend to follow what others had , we become confused.
Some said it is the proximity that we stayed in this city, blaming that for the circumstances in our life. We envy what others had and pass comments on those who had things too easy and assumed they had not worked for it while we worked so hard yet received so little. The Law of Nature never fails. It is the same as the Law of Gravity, anyone jump down from the building will go down ,whether the person survived or die is another question. The falling down is certain, no question about it. The same with the Law of Nature. We become what we think about all day long.
Our actions done day in nights out become our habits and some of these habits may not be useful nor contributing to the fulfilment of our wishes. Say you want to lose weight and contradicts your action by eating unhealthy food, not doing exercises, etc. The desires if strong enough like the boiling water will drive the actions automatically to cut down on some unhealthy food eating habits and/or increase the exercise.
In my case, I had quit coffee, dairy products and meat for a simple reason. I want to live till age 120 , radiant and healthy. Most important of all, I promised my son I would be there for his wedding and his kids' as well, haha. To do that, I eat lots of vegetables, tofu, kefir and picking up on my exercise (both physical and mental). The healthier and fitter I feel, the more exercises I enjoy doing and the diet too become healthier. I have also added moringa powder into my breakfast, yummy.
To your health, cheers !!!!