Taming the Mind

Somewhere deep in the corner of all our hearts lies sadness. A little criticism,a life event, sense of rejection and sometimes the lack of inherent meaning of life triggers it all. Then all of a sudden,sadness chooses to reside in us,slowly becoming the permanent resident in our body.So where do we draw the line? Can we choose or learned helplessness it is? What you do with your sadness is a personal choice. I drown my sadness in writing and some drown it in running , exercising.The trick is to find healthy adaptive ways to be mindful of the sadness and yet allow it to pass by engaging with life.Sometimes choose to substitute sadness with pleasant memories and remind ourselves gently how resilient we are. Remember that sadness distorts us and our self esteem.I’m reminded of a song by Coke Studio,Madari Madari, we need not supress the emotions, but we can train the mind to happiness.The key to training our mind,lies within.

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  1. From what I have been reading in the last few weeks about the mind, inner integrity and related topics, I have come to realise that the mind can be tamed by merely watching what is going inside you, being aware of the running commentary inside you, by not judging or condemning what goes inside you, but just ‘being aware’ of it. While it’s not easy, it takes time, effort and a lot of contemplation. But it’s worth considering.

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