Even though the lockdown is relaxed at a few places, it continues at many more.
The anxiousness continues for many who look at the four walls around them everyday and it is natural to feel that way too.
At the same time, there are some (I’ll include myself in this) who have come up with various activities filling the day and don’t feel that way like many others do.
Nonetheless, here’s a quick suggestion for them – how about you change the perspective for yourself?
How about you think you’re staying in with choice, and not because of the current crisis? How about you devote your staying in with a reason and then continue to pursue that?
The perspective matters and a small step like this can change your emotions, your behavior and your following days.
Let’s start with what steals our inner peace?
What are those elements of our life that have the ability to steal our inner peace?
Well, your anger towards someone else, ego, jealousy, competition, other people’s opinions towards you or your opinions towards them, same goes for judgements as well, failure (if you let it affect you) – these are some of the top things that affect the majority.
The question is, how can you let anyone else steal your inner peace?
The above-mentioned elements come into power when someone else is involved in that equation.
That means, you, yes you, are giving someone else the power to steal your inner peace.
Once you understand this, once you understand what inner peace means, what is in your control, what isn’t, what elements have the power to change that, then you can start practising towards controlling them.
You can start working on your traits, what pinches you, what doesn’t, what sparks your emotions, what doesn’t and ultimately, be in control of your inner peace.
In such a way, that you have the power over it and no one else can steal it.
When you tell yourself, that I’ll do this ‘later’, what are you actually telling yourself?
In simple terms, it means that you don’t want to do that something right now and you’ll do it at a later point of time.
Although, if you break it down, it means, that certain something isn’t a priority for you to take care of it right now.
Well, in that terms, what is the priority of that thing on a scale of 1 – 5? 1 being the highest and 5 being the lowest.
Well, if its anything beyond a 3, then the probability of you taking on that thing at a later point of time seems unlikely.
A simple reason is because, one, its not that important to you, second, on a day-to-day basis or a weekly basis, there will be something that is going to replace things on the priority scale of 1 and 2.
On the basis of which, things beyond 3 aren’t going to be taken care of at all.
What’s the alternative?
Either take on only one or two things at a time, so there’s no point of pushing something to ‘later’.
Or being well-organized to a point that you complete that entire list of 1 – 5, irrespective of how many other tasks or things come on to your plate.
Either you know this already or reading this might change a lot of perspectives for you.
We look for answers everywhere.
If someone could solve everything and just tell us the answers to it all.
And sometimes even while listening/ reading them, you still think this is what everyone says but how’s this different?
Well, the answer lies in between the lines.
This is a game of really listening and then understanding between the lines and finally understanding what the answer actually was.
Until you don’t stumble upon the path of self-improvement, you never know you needed to improve.
Until you don’t stumble upon the path of positivity, you never know you needed it.
Until you don’t stumble upon the path of growth, you never know you wanted to grow.
This is such an interesting game of choice and chance.
Sometimes you stumble upon something by chance, and sometimes by choice.
Either ways, if you get the chance to stumble upon it, appreciate it.
It’s a path that you always wanted to walk on, but never knew you wanted to.
What We Think
What We Say
How we Act
What we Eat
What we consume
What type of people do you attract around you
What goals do you want to pursue
Why do opinions bother me
Why do people compare
Why do people have egos
Why are people happy with materialistic things
Where does the real happiness lie
Why can’t you be happy right now
What is my purpose in life
What is life all about
It’s all connected.
Everything in life
Everything is something that you either hold on to or you let go of it.
It’s more of understanding whether that certain something is adding to your life or taking away something.
If it’s adding, then it’s a definite hold.
However, if its the other way round, if its taking away something – anything – energy, peace, calmness, then its time to let go it.
It could be easy, it could also be difficult, but that choice needs to be taken so you could be more balanced, more peaceful, instead of holding onto things that weigh you down.