Again we sit together, do conversation and listen to each other. We communicate in silence. In deep silence. We are together but at times very distant. I keep on entangling myself in different activities at the same time it keeps itself busy in some other manipulations and we have different directions and different energies. However, we do wonders whenever in synergy.
I and my mind.
I actually don’t know what I should name this “I”, Soul, Spirit, heart or Intellect. Though many learned people have significantly differentiated these terms in big words, however, I don’t want to go with the set definitions and their different versions and variations. Having my own understanding and observations I have realized for years that if the inner conflict is there then certainly different forces are working on us.
Important to realize that the mind wants something and something (“I”) wants something else.
Today morning at 4.00 AM when the surrounding was still and calm when the only living object I could see and feel with my physical eyes were the beautiful half-moon, the calm blue sky, twinkling stars, and a soothing breeze. It was so alive as if they were enjoying their existence, talking to each other, smiling and dancing naturally. The brightness of that tiny looking stars and moon was pouring on the whole sky and the earth and making them brighter with glory and grace.
I could see few mortar buildings, small bulbs lighting inside, a long road, branched in many directions, few moving vehicle and noise and heat of human innovations- Air conditions. Indeed a great difference in God gifted pure nature and man-made objects.
I and mind sat together today, had a conversation with each other. I had many questions and the silence was in our favor. With closed eyes and focused energy, the conversation started….Questions are mine and answers are coming from within…
Who are you?
A part of your existence. I am what you want me to be. Your controller, an untamed animal or your follower or the one with you.
Why are you restless?
Because you don’t give me rest. You are always so engrossed in your daily mess that you have made me like this. Tell me when did you last silent your mind? You always talk about things, people, issues, and much more. You have loaded me with unnecessary thoughts and demands. Every moment your desires change, your focus shifts, your energy distract. Therefore, there is a lot of noise and chatter. The noise of not only your own but also the noise of people who want to drive you. I am divided into fragments. I am also a garbage box. Everything is coming to me. You don’t practice to filter what you should give to me. Hence, I am so restless.
What is to be done?
Decide and Focus. Decide what do you want and focus on that. Think about that. Give me that filtered vibrations to activate my cells accordingly. For instance, at this very moment, sitting in this morning, talking to me, deep inside you must be feeling a sense of peace and serenity. Be focused in every moment whatever you are doing. Concentrate on every act every moment. Your concentration actually generates immense power. Your focus on anything energizes me. Whatever you feed me, you will get the results accordingly. Don’t let other’s noise scattered your concentration. Let them pull our leg. Don’t hear them all the time. Therefore you have to be a Deaf Frog. It must be remembered that once you are decided what you will do, your restlessness will start diminishing.
(There was once a bunch of tiny frogs, who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants.
The race began…
No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. They shouted, “Oh, way too difficult!!! They will NEVER make it to the top” and “Not a chance. The tower is too high”.
The tiny frogs began collapsing, one by one except for those who, in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher….
The crowd continued to yell, “It’s too difficult! No one will make it!”
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up… But one continued higher and higher. This one wouldn’t give up! And he reached the top.
Everyone wanted to know how this one frog managed such a great feat. His secret? This little frog was deaf!!)
Why are you so negative sometimes?
As I told you, I am what you want me to be. My health depends on the kind of food you give me. So you give me healthy food, in a result, you will get healthy vibrations. It is just like the food you give to your stomach. If you take a healthy diet, your body will reciprocate you good health.
Try to observe the quality of your spoken words, the quality of people you are surrounded by, the quality of text you read, the quality of conversation with people, quality of content on social media, the food you intake and you will get many answers. Your surrounding comprises of everything. The more you are surrounded by positivity, the more positive energy you give to me and the more positive thoughts will be empowered. I am not negative in fact, you feed me with negativity sometimes.
Observe deeply, where are you channelizing your energy and where are you spending your time? Choose wisely. Your selection will decide the quality of your life.
Are you more powerful or I?
Whosoever is more stubborn and determined. Determination decides the powerful one until there is a conflict.Once you and I are in harmony, we are one as in we are at this very moment. Here and Now.
For example- You want to wake up early morning and do Yoga, exercise etc. and then you make an excuse with yourself and your purpose get defeated. Who is more powerful here?
Next day, again your mind gives you some excuses but you make some efforts, shut your mind up and wake up. Who is powerful here?
After few days, notably, you are very comfortable with your routine without excuses, conflict, and pain. Now you start loving this even more. In this case, we are one and we are in great harmony.
Indeed you need to have an extraordinary willpower to overpower me and to be in harmony with me. It’s not going to be easy. But at the same time, it’s not going to be impossible.
Are you my friend or enemy?
I am one with you if you understand. It ultimately depends upon you, either you want a demon or an angel. I am multi-dimensional. I will be what you want me to be.
What should I do to be happy?
Be Happy….Simple. Why complicate simple things? In fact, happiness is the most accessible asset and it’s free. Don’t attach it with conditions.
For example, you always say If I get this, I will be happy and If I get that, I will be happy. That achievement is a temporary sense of fulfillment of desires. Don’t confuse it with happiness.You can enjoy that but you can’t feel the Joy in it. Happiness is eternal, not external.
Tell me the different ways to find happiness and peace?
Happiness and peace can’t be found. It is not only to be felt but also to be realized. You have actually to feel it by yourself. You may feel it in reading and writing, traveling, conversing with people, by keeping yourself fit or you may feel it in physical fitness, meditation, and Yoga. You may feel it in gratitude and helping people or in maintaining a harmonious relationship with family and friends. It may also be felt in some activities which give you an adrenaline rush. Everybody has own ways to feel the eternal bliss. So don’t fight with me to find it. Whatever you do, do it with full internal force.
By all means, Keep a smile on your face, as you have right now.
I truly had that. Moon was set and a new sunrise was waiting for me to open my eyes and see everything in this new light. It was a stunning sunlit within. It was relaxing and refreshing just like the blissful green leaves waving in breeze immediate after a rain.
Immediately after this conversation I wanted to capture the maximum I could:
- You are what you think you are. You are what your mind is and you are there where your mind is.
- Feed mind with healthy and positive thought food to get a contented being in the result.
- Be decisive and focused and don’t distract from the goal you have set for you.
- Be a deaf frog.
- It’s about you, not people. If there are 5000 people in your circle, there are 5000 minds around you. Don’t let their noise reach to yours. Take their suggestions, not decisions.
- Whatever happens, to be happy, your mind has to be conflict free.
- Find out what excites your soul and put your whole energy to accomplish that. As a result, you will be astonished to see the wonders.
- Peace is your basic instinct. So don’t rush anywhere to find it. Just start removing the layers of sorrow, negativity, worry, and doubts.
- Faith has enormous power to change the fate. Therefore, have faith in yourself, your efforts, and the almighty.
- Keep smiling and keep shining. Love yourself. Love your body, mind, and soul. Nurture it with good habits and keep yourself physically and mentally fit.
(Talking to the self is one of the best healing exercises I have realized through my own experiences in life. It takes you in a different state of mind. A very calm and meditative state. You will get most of the answers there. )
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