This post is especially written to enhance our awareness and becoming more and more conscious of the nature our mind to create.
At first it’s important to ask ourselves few questions that will lead us to this elevated consciousness level.
1. Are we creating our life situations based on the inner direction of will and clear desire? or our mind is simply reacting to the environmental influences?
2. Is our mind taking instructions from our inner will and desire or its mechanically reacting to the environmental influences?
When we ask these critical questions to ourselves we will realize most of the times our mind is reacting mechanically to the environmental interactions whether with some person or an object. We are conscious at initial stage but this consciousness does not continuously remain with ourselves until and unless we are putting a lot of physical and mental efforts to remain conscious of how we behave in the social atmosphere.
Observing our mind we will also know how our mind is a big creator. It has the capacity to recall and recreate from the past that which is in memory again in front of our eyes and also that which does not exist in present or in future with the help of its imaginative power. As far as the mind is intuned with the reality and obeys instructions from our inner self all the creations from this stable, still, serene, calm, and peaceful mind will be in elevated consciousness levels and perfectly aligned. However, if the mind is working independently of the consciousness then all the beautiful creations from the mind will make us miserable.
Whatever we see through our mind it’s our own creation. Once we realize this we will create only that which is truly valuable to us and overcome all the chaos that we might create by scattering our time and energies in doing multiple things that are not our top priority.
A question that might come to our mind is why to make so many efforts to understand our Mind and raise our consciousness?
Because It is our choice to live life the way it is or understand and experience life in the deepest possible ways. Choosing to explore our mind and increasing consciousness levels so as to become more evolved man seems to be the main purpose in any persons life.
Two most important elements that’s determine the quality of our lives are:
No. 1 How we manage our thoughts and emotions and our life holistically!
No. 2 How are our relationship with our close, near and dear ones, friends, colleagues and other humans beings in the surroundings! In this article we will be talking purely about our relationship with fellow near and dear ones and other individuals.
I would like to share a story about my personal deep realization about what it truly means to be available in a relationship!
I have always been relating myself with others mostly through emotions and little of thinking but for sure with being absolute non-judgemental, call it becoming attached to someone, call it becoming over caring about someone, or call it becoming too intimidating! This to me was a very vulnerable but an intense and a compassionate way of living my life. This also turned out to be one major reason why I choose to become a physician. But to realize what I have just written it took a lot of reading and self-observation. I always did so and am doing it at present also but now this is more conscious process unlike before when it was spontaneous and inadvertent. As I became more and more conscious in relationships it made me realize that to fulfill other persons real needs it requires more than just complete mental and physical presence, it requires one to understand other persons life situation, state of mind, nature and other tendencies to become available to the other person. Once at least one of the person become genuinely available in a relationship with such absolute mental and physical presence it leads to a very healthy and a joyful relationship. Just the awareness of becoming available in a relationship is such a life transforming way of living that we would never have to suffer or become miserable ever again, because when we become aware we start transcending ourselves to an optimal level of awareness in which there is complete joy and bliss. We will never have to expect any one to be available when we ourselves are available in a relationship regardless of other persons state of mind, beliefs, ideas and approach in a relationship.
As I mentioned it took a lot of reading and self-observation to reach this state of awareness but eventually all my efforts to cultivate this awareness about becoming available in a relationship turned out to be fruitful and transformed my inner self to a more joyful and blissful state because I know how much available I am in any relationship.
I always observe the impact of hygienic atmosphere and orderly arrangements of things in the surrounding environment on my mind. So much so that someone could mistake it for an obsession. If we connect spiritual principle to this observation, all spiritual leaders, saints and enlightened beings say whether we want it or not, the reality and truth is the moment we are born on this planet we are in a relationship. Relationship of our inner world with the external which cannot be separated by our will as it is the nature of how life is operating on earth. Therefore, whats going on in the external world impacts our inner world(mind) and vice versa. Same is true with hygiene and orderly arrangements of things in our physical environment.
What happens when I notice some dirt or garbage in my surrounding, the appearance of it, the smell of it? and how my mind is reacting to this particular situation. To the readers I would ask if they have observed this in detail, but I assume most folks’ mind would react in a similar manner. Lets say we try and divert our attention from this situation and surrounding, what happens? Still there is a inner wish that the surrounding be clean and things be orderly. And what emotions and thoughts are being generated? I guess they need not be described in detail. But what I am trying to say is every thing in the surrounding good or bad creates impact on our mind, as there are some inborn instincts that we are born with and its always nice to be aware of this instincts and live in-tuned with them for pleasant experiences in our life. Same is true for orderly things, somewhere back of our mind orderly things create a pleasant experience in our mind and unorderly things could be disturbing.
Why do people choose addiction as a way of living? Does it really make people stronger? Does it give people euphoria or lets ask what do people achieve by becoming an addict?
Today, I while I was waiting for the train near the platform and studying for my exams side by side, I was forced to think about these questions when I saw a young drunk man, aggressive, and verbally fighting with 3 policeman and 1 policewoman for unknown reasons. Very soon the team knocked down the guy and handcuffed him. After they tied him on the ground a bottle of alcohol dropped out from his jacket. I saw this bottle and got compassionate for the enforcement team, the young chap and the people around.
Was the young man conscious of what he was doing and saying?
I got carried away by this sight looking at foolishness and stupidity of this young chap to rise against the law and order enforcement team for unknown reason. What could be the reason? From the way he was aggressively saying bad and insulting words to the policeman it appeared he needed the freedom to do something which the team consider inappropriate in that public place. In my past experience of my home country, when a drunk man is caught by a police personel he completely surrenders and apologize even when he is drunk. To compare the systems of a developed and developing country, the freedom given by the nation to a person in a developed nation is supreme as compared to a developing nation. This freedom when unconsciously and consciously misused due to addiction reasons or egocentric ideas, leads to all the rubbish thoughts and emotions like anger, frustration, hatred, enemity, etc etc etc, and as a consequence fights, conflicts and continuous friction among people. Probably it was the same situation here, where this chap had misued his freedom inadvertently. What we can observe is consuming alcohol, drugs or smoking has tendencies to become completely unaware and aquire inappropriate and illusionary ways of living wherein a person gets dismantled from the real world of living such as the example here.
This scene was a little disturbing so I thought to pen it down to transform my experience into a beautiful one.