To start off, life drives everyone crazy but there are life skills that can be learned.
Okay, let’s do a small excercise.
Remember a time when your body was down sick. Try remembering how you felt when your body was unable to act to your needs.
Remember how weak you felt when your body had to depend upon some body else. Remember how that time went slow and with that how you felt your recovery was close to impossible.
Remember? you told yourself that even this shall pass. Remember how you needed some body to validate that for you.
Do you remember?
I do 🙂 That is the effect our body has on our mind and it’s true. But you do remember however long and tiring that time may had been, you did tell yourself that even this shall pass.
Because you knew life has to flow and with that the weakness too has to disappear.
Regardless of how faint that thought of recovery been, you still knew there was hope. Because nothing can stay still here. Although we forget to remember the same when something makes us too happy.
And that is exactly what Gita in chapter 2, 14th verse reminds us to remember that anything that makes its appreance has to disappear one day. Agaama Apaayina Anithyaah.
Gita says, Endure them- anything that appears has to disappear. Pleasure or sorrow is alike w.r.t. it’s brief duration. Because they are transitory, like travellers. Those travellers can be emotions/moods, the sense objects, the body or the mind.
They may give you pleasure or may make you totally sick to your stomach. Yet, remember that everything that appears has to disappear too. Can life overwhelm you then? Yeah, it is true it doesn’t come overnight.
Two words, practice and discipline. If you somehow get yourself to understand that any object that comes in contact with your sense organs have to resonate in either of the above said two ways. And neither of them are going to stay then life will not drive you crazy 😜
This is not difficult to understand. Is it?