We don’t see what a humbug we are. We talk at great lengths of how to be caring and all but within we all know that we are too Self-Absorbed, even if we are helpless at that.
Yeah, I agree that many would have lived or are living their lives pretending that they are not. And sadly, few would have done living without even taking a sneak peek into their deepest personality. But if you do then you know it doesn’t come easily to shift the mind from your story telling to others.
Oh, the Mind browbeats your every act, emotion, or for that matter, every thought: The mind is busy looking after you, watching you to stay sane – keeping you within the societal boundaries that you are allowed to experiment. Always ensuring you wear your mask even before your so-called close-knit. Often, reminding you that if you got to survive here then you have to keep it together. It prompts you that every other living or a thing here is only adding to your story and only YOUR’s is the only one to be Protected or to be Told.
I know when the insides come out, it doesn’t look all romantic and nice but you cannot deny the workings of the mind. And strange it may seem, the more we are aware of this, the more we have to fight that natural state of the mind, and the more it resists.
Yet, it’s worth fighting for. In fact, every facet of our life is trying to teach us to let go off this very thing without us even noticing it.
- As a child, when we ourselves are much like a kite without a string fighting the winds is when life decides to teach us to respect others’ perspective.
- Marriage teaches us to share the space with the other individual yearning for expression(do it only if you want it to work 😉 )
- Parenthood teaches us to let go of a once clinging child who now wishes to fly by himself
- Old age teaches us to let go the healthy strong body that we once identified with.
So Nature does its thing to move the mind from its fixed self centered expression to a more inclusive one. But we should try ourselves to remedy it before Nature takes us to task because we know it is a tough master at that 🙂
Okay, before we end it, let’s look at what Bhagavad Gita says.
It says in chapter 6, verse 4 Mind is self centered because it is drawn invariably towards the sense objects by our senses. One either we can deviate it to another thing but it can come back easily so Gita prescribes to uplift the Mind by giving it something more serious and nondual, Existence.
Yoga-arudhah(elevate or establish in Yoga(not the yoga we know of 😉 )