‘Listen to your heart’, the adage is a little incomplete. ‘Listen to your heart and get involved with your mind’.
Too much too little can throw us off balance. We put emphasis on one thing and soon forget that there is another world too. It’s not easy to snuggle both the worlds but it is very important to create a balance. It is similar to the balance that you create between your personal and professional life.
The more you reside in one world, the less you have remembrance of the other. Without the understanding of the balance, you may have money but you will always lack peace. Similarly, when you follow your heart but neglect the sound impulses of your mind, your life won’t be content. A mind in equilibrium is a mind at peace and a peaceful mind is the key to a successful life.
You need to learn when to run, when to stop, and when to simply walk.
We move towards the things we like and away from the things we don’t. Consciously or subconsciously, these polarities influence our decisions or behaviour. We behave nicely with the people we love and brutally with the ones we don’t care about.
But sometimes without our willingness, life throws us into situations that we have always tried to avoid. The journey of life has a multitude of emotions and experiences to offer. Some of these are good and some aren’t.
Training our mind to attain equilibrium towards all circumstances in life isn’t a cakewalk.
You must believe that your mind and your heart can walk on the same path together.
Be aware of your thoughts:
What consumes your mind, controls your life. There is always an infinitely immense internal overlap going on inside our minds. Thoughts are always conversing amongst themselves in an unending debate.
All the answers are already present, but to know them you have to first be able to listen to the conversation inside your head. Any reaction that you choose to project towards any imbalance in life is the result of that inner combat. You must always converge inwards before you can propel outwards.
Witness yourself, the people around you, and most importantly your thoughts. Embrace the open skies, breathe in the cool air, and watch your surroundings. Your heart attaches to the vista and your mind swallows the experience; you stay silent guiding your approach to the detachment.
Soon, you become one – there is no mind, no body, and no separation. You will have the clarity to perceive your thoughts. This is the state of awakening.
Silence is the perfect sign of equilibrium. Follow the calmness and the absence of pride. Pride is the parent of destruction. Practice humility and swallow your pride.
Change your approach towards life:
Life isn’t as serious as our mind makes us think it is. Over-thinking and negative emotions like hatred destroy our peace of mind.
Choose your existence rather than cruising through life. Peace of mind is better than being right all the time. It’s about finding your unique balance. Write about your philosophy of life. Don’t make an excuse that you’re too busy.
You will always be getting praise and blame in life but do not let either affect the poise of your mind.
The mind and body are not separate. What affects one affects the other. Your mind can be your strongest muscle and your worst enemy, train it well. Good and evil grow up together are bound in an equilibrium that can’t be surrendered. The most we can do is try to tilt the equilibrium towards the good. A mind at equilibrium has the strength to weigh every situation and act accordingly. Choosing extremes is always easy, you must strive for balance!!
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