Friday, March 22, 2013

Set the Clutter Free

If you keep on trying to meditate, you'll fail terribly. Meditation is the art of letting go - to stop thinking, to be at the centre of everything, with the universe revolving around you, to be one with your soul, one with God.

The tranquillity and self actualisation achieved during mediation is next to none. And all this only because for a brief instant of time we decided and actually succeeded in letting go.

I have clothes in my closet which I haven't worn for years. My children have toys that are just lying in a corner. I have friends, whom I can barely call friends now. We all, in our lives have so many things which are there but still aren't there in the sense that they are meant to be; but we want to hold on.

There is a clutter all around us. For some of us it is in the house, for the  others in the workplace - maybe at both the places. A few of us may actually be clutter free too.

However, the only certainty is that all of us, for the major portion of our lives have clutter in our minds.

Once we reconcile to the fact that we have to clean the mess, the physical and tangible clutter can be done away with easily. We can either throw it away or give it to someone else who may need it more. The bigger problem is the emotional clutter - you can't give it away to someone else. You just have to let it go. The things you don't need any more, the pain of yesteryears, the heartbreak, the betrayal - all your negative emotions.

We have all have borne the brunt of these circumstances once - why re-live it everyday.

Remember that in life, contrary to physics, negativity attracts negativity and positivity breeds positivity. When it comes to look upon the past, the Good memories are de-amplified and the bad memories are amplified multi-fold. A life experience which has been 30% unhappy and 70% happy, when looked back upon shall always be an unhappy one.

Do you recollect the other day when you had a particular productive day at work but got a 5 minute mouthful from your superior or the other one where during an amazing social evening you made a faux pas. I am sure you understand the de-amplification and amplification of positive and negative. Unfortunately this is the way our brains are tuned to process negative and positive inputs.

If we want a better life, we don't have a choice but to make a serious and conscious effort to let go - free your mind.

Most of us are either watching a repeat telecast of our past or fantasising about the future. Both of which is fictional - the reality is just now and we are unfortunately letting it pass.

Start living in the now - this is the reality.

Embrace life, embrace the moment and set the clutter free.

1 comment :

  1. Well said my friend...well setting the clutter FREE........



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