It’s been a long time since I have posted something as I got a bit busy with a little trip. So here is a little food for thought along with one of my favourite drawings so far- a lady who sits in the middle of a lotus flower that signifies the world we are in surrounded by fleeting thoughts and disturbances in the form of birds and nature around us, igniting peace from within. I have named it inner peace- but inner is a redundant word in this context in that peace has to stem from inside; peace is not something that we can buy from outside or dig up from the ground. I would love to know your views on the same. Please feel free to comment in the comment section.
Peace is an absolutely important ingredient to live our life to the fullest. Of course, we being humans, it is only natural that we are subjected to circumstantial stresses and tensions and succumb to it. But controlling it to an extent can give us immense relief. Meditation is a great way to attain peace. We do not have to go through any complicated techniques or mumbo-jumbo; even a simple 5 minute relaxation by closing our eyes will do. A simple technique which I did when I was in school was called Jyothi or Light meditation. It involves sitting cross-legged preferably on the floor in a quite corner and obviously closing your eyes. Then imagine a flame of light passing slowly through your body and dwelling in each and every organ and tissue of your body. This is a slow process which helps you relax and breath slowly but steadily in a rhythmic manner. Finally the flame should rest in the middle of your forehead at the position of the third eye which is the seat of wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. Breathe out and slowly come out of it. I am sharing this so that all can benefit from it.
Self introspection is a great way to look into ourselves and to diagnose the problem that is disturbing us or talk it out to a trusted confidante like your best friends or family. Stop criticizing yourself because come on, there are hundreds of others outside at your disposal to do just that. Don’t ever listen to slander- it is just a waste of time. Believe in yourself and you don’t need a stamp if approval from anyone but we being a unit called society, have to adjust at times to fit the norms; we are social animals. We lose peace when we try to impress everyone every time which is not possible. It is nothing short of conquering the Everest for the layman.
Dream, dream and dream, travel to places that call out to you, explore, experiment, try new and bold, expand your territories, push out of your comfort zone and cut the crap out!! For most of us it is easier said than done but still it is worth giving a try for the prize that is peace. Being content is another aspect of peace. When your mind is in turmoil, try to calm the turbulent waters by praying to God for assistance- He is the One who will ferry us across the storms. Soak it all in and bask in the peace. Anxiety coupled with pessimism will lead only to further trouble. We must develop equanimity in these days of increasing insecurity and intolerance. Get a grip on yourself and act as one cohesive unit when in a family which is where our heart will be. Armed with self esteem and copious amounts of optimism, go conquer the world overcoming existential crisis. Prove no one else but yourself by being true to your self and being unique. Leave your mark and signature and cultivate peace!!
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