Ask your mind to stop thinking for a bit? At the precise moment, innumerable thoughts will come up to keep you engaged. Well, this is the nature of our mind.
Mind is the master.
Majority of us identify ourselves as our mind. What we lack to realize is that mind has It’s own identity. Just as our body is a tool to hold our soul, our mind is a tool to navigate this world.
Think outside the box.
Our mind offers solutions, analyses situations based on past experiences. We are thus trapped in our past patterns thinking, “Why does it always happens this way?”. Little do we realize that our mind is letting the past rule us and we are unable to fathom new ideas and solutions.
Everything is logical.
Our mind adds logic to everything based on the limited knowledge it has. We stick to it because we are afraid of the unknown. We fail to recognize that we are just a spec in the universe and there is so much that we don’t understand.
Losing our mind.
Our mind is afraid to lose it’s superior position. Whenever in panic, it makes up random stories and situations to draw our attention. Notice how many baseless worries and thoughts run through our mind in a day. Count the times where your mind was actually in the present moment without thinking of the past or the future.
When used right, our mind is a powerful tool. They key is to become it’s master. This takes a lot of practice and awareness since we have been conditioned to give our mind priority. It’s a journey in itself. But unless you start, you will never achieve!
“What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.”― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
Words are all I have,
And words are all I can give;
May it be an expression,
Or be it a piece of advice;
To act or not to, is your decision.
The meaning of my words will change for each,
Based on your perspective and experience;
What I mean to say is not what
You end up understanding;
Yet, Words are all I can give.
My actions are my own,
My reasons for them are different.
You interpret them based on your understanding,
And draw your own conclusions;
Yet, only I will know the true intentions.
My life is my own to live,
Your opinion of it may or may not
Make a difference to my living,
Your judgment of who I am is not me,
Beware, I am not who you think I am!
We are all kids inside wrapped in a veil
Of maturities and responsibilities
Not to be judged and looked upon,
Appreciated and accepted we need to feel!
Oh! Mistakes! – I should not make any,
And failures – there shouldn’t be many.
Do people like me? Do I look good?
Be accepted – oh I simply should!
All the gossip groups and talks,
I have to definitely be a part of!
But wait! Let me wrap myself first
With my ego – let’s settle that thirst!
Yes, I have been hurt and played with,
And boundaries and walls I have built around,
Trespassers will be prosecuted,
This is no longer a myth!
My past experiences define me now,
Oh, I am afraid to open up anymore;
I really can’t let go of it,
I just don’t know how!
The playful kid that resides inside,
Has been shoved aside and forgotten,
The one who was open to new things,
Sits in the corner feeling rotten!