TODAY -

Let your mind sing freedom at will

Dr Sumedha Kushwaha *



"Smart people employ hardworking people, give their minds problems to solve and keep them busy"!
This statement might be a mirror for so many of us. Re-read if you like. This single sentence opened my third eye.

Persistently, being caught up in brain activity of carrying out daily chores, checking boxes on 'To Do' lists, striving harder to make people around us happy and satisfied, solving the same problems with more efficiency and putting a strong face to all problems. And if time permits, somewhere in this daily upheaval, we also live for our own selves !

"Living" and doing what we want to-which is precisely the reason why we made a difficult journey on this planet and now to this gift-we only give 0.01% of our attention and time. Most of us, don't even know what do we actually want from life ! We are so influenced by external circumstances, experiences, people that we do not even try to look into our consciousness and seek any answers to this question.

Being in act of doing something or being busy or creating something new isn't a bad thing at all. In fact, it's the most constructive and purposeful use of our limited time here. Every time, we are dead and born again, we get a new life-God puts a new version of us for use-updated with new features.

In science, people call it evolution. But the seed that germinates-already has the elixir of all the past lives, it has lived. Imagine now, how many times were you already dead and born. And now think-what all do you already know ?

This might seem gibberish to many but bear with the fact that we are all creations of the same mother- Mother Nature ! That which created the dinosaurs, chimpanzees, volcanoes, giant oak trees also created you. We aren't separate from anything around us. When we consider ourselves superior to someone or something- it is nothing but our Dear "Ego" which fools us.

Construction and destruction are laws of nature. Till the time you finish reading this article- millions of cells in your body would already be dead and billions formed !

In this ordeal of surviving through life-making and breaking everyday knowingly or unknowingly-spend some time alone, stay still for some time and power charge yourself. Know thyself and make peace with the fact that all the universe-the solar system, galaxies, sun, moon, mountains and ocean are nothing but a part of you and you are a very powerful living entity with a gift called the mind.

In the haste and chaste of being busy-you have forgotten that all superpowers are lying with you-dormant. You have the capability of doing big things.

Let intuition guide you. A week back, while speaking with a dear friend, a casual comment came- "Flow with life"! It got me thinking-we often times keep guiding life with our rational minds, how many times do we let life guide us ?

How many times do we with all our heart, surrender to life ? How many times do we give life a chance to speak with us ? We are so objective in our approach to living that we think-why isn't this moving according to me ?

Doing what our hearts really desire is an art-believe me- not many people have that skill. So many of us keep cribbing and shedding tears and act victims to life. Often blaming our circumstances on outside events. And believe me, we are happy to play this role vigorously everyday. New avatars, new costumes, newer sets and co-stars–but the plot of the story remains the same .

I am a victim ! Oh my dear Lord- Why is this happening to me ? What have I done wrong ? Mind is a powerful tool- which knows one skill and that's repetition. If you do not intrude- it will keep playing the same song on a loop and you wouldn't even know when you turned from 26 to 31.

Don't be just a hard worker and slave to your ambitions and goals. Be a smart worker- training your mind to be positive and handling circumstances in life with wit and humor, knowing that it's an act that we are all putting together. If you understand this, all your anger will be from the surface, jealousy and hatred fake and made up.

And you will also learn to cherish moments with all your heart- the laughter will come from somewhere beneath the diaphragm, when you smile, you will smile so hard that your eyes will close, when you love-you will do it from all chambers of the heart and you will be kind and compassionate beyond comprehension of your white matter.


* Dr Sumedha Kushwaha wrote this article for The Sangai Express
The writer can be contacted at redcaprigal(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This article was webcasted on June 26 2021.



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