Monday, September 7, 2009
What's in your mind?
This post was inspired by a discourse from Shri Satya Sai Baba beloved Guru of millions across the world
A few years ago, I had been on a trek to the Himalayas along with a group of colleagues. We trekked for about 8 days with a backpack which weighed about 14 Kilos and felt much more!! We covered over 100 kilometers on the mountains and slept in tents braving ice cold winds. On the last day, we had to climb a steep mountain without back packs. Oh, what a relief it was !! The climb seemed like cake walk and we could do it easily without much effort.
Our journey in life too can be a cakewalk if only we shed our burdens and unnecessary backpacks. Over the years, we tend to accumulate a lot of baggage in the form of negative emotions like anger, hatred, envy, grudge etc. and negative memories. While we may have perfectly logical reasons for having these, in reality these become a burden on ourselves. The people whom we envy or hate are not in the least affected by it. They drain us of our energy and end up weighing us down. If we try to live a few days without these accompaniments, we will realise how peaceful life can be.
On the other hand, positive thoughts and feelings are like the walking stick or other forms of support that helps us in the arduous trek of life. When we harbour positive feelings like love and kindness in our minds, we feel lighter and fit enough to take on the world. They give us strength and courage to face any situation. They also give us friends for life who support us through thick and thin and make our journey truly enjoyable.
So, what's in your mind?