Your mind is affected by what you ‘Look Forward’ to. It is not the situation, it is only the feeling created by your own intellect.
If you feel imprisoned, what will you do? Mind is a programmed machine. What you like to eat is what you are used to eating. If you eat Punjabi food regularly, you will like to eat Punjabi food only. Mind is a programmed machine. So if some other food is given, the same Punjabi will shout, “This is no food for me”. But to some other person it is the best and mouth watering food.
Creation and the Intellect
So the mind, is a programmed machine, which depends on the past. But the intellect is not a programmed machine of the past. It is something with which you can create what you want, right now.
Most people in this world live programmed lives. They are suffering because they are more attached to the mind than to the intellect. They are more driven by their mind than the intellect. Mind wants the old thing but the place is changing so they are always in trouble.
Using Intellect Over Mind
Only the person who is able to use his intellect will enjoy the world not the person who is using the repetitive mind.
All of us are caught up in the repetitive mind, it is called being ‘Karma Bound’. Very, very few people in this world use their intellect. I would say 99.99% of people in the world are all fools. Because you don’t use your intellect and use only your programmed mind and hence are karma bound.
If you want a happy life you can create a happy life immaterial of what the situation is by using your intellect and ‘Looking Forward’ to anything. Use your intellect.
It is the intellect which begins to manifest what you want. But you can enjoy the manifestation before it has manifested by simply ‘Looking Forward’!
So immaterial of the circumstances you are in, immaterial of what is going to happen also, if you just create and ‘Look Forward’ to what you like: however simple, small or ridiculous it may be, you will get the lift. And life becomes wonderful, so you will feel wonderful.