Life gives us many choices to choose for ourselves, but choices made in unawareness are mostly not meant for us. Have you ever observed the chirping sound of a bird, the rustling of leaves, the earthy smell after rain? If you did, you were just “being” in the most simple yet natural experiences of life. The time slips away like sand from the hand in a blink to notice the beauty around. We rush through our days, so engrossed in our work, weighing, assessing, judging, lingering in the past, or anticipating the future, and repeat it every day like a robot devoid of feeling the nature in and around.
When you start doing an activity that makes you uncomfortable, you don’t like it, but still, you work upon it. This helps cultivate consciousness that slowly seeps into our lives; in one way, it is the reality, experiencing the very moment. More than being aware of your actions, it’s about appreciating life as it unfolds. Sadhguru, in his speech, once said-“There may have been some moments in your life when you truly felt compassion towards someone or something. In those moments, all your personality, who you are, what you are, everything would have melted. Nothing would have been there. You are simply there in the moment”.
So, consciously following your action, “your bliss” is what follows you; it’s nothing extraordinary. It’s as simple as dancing to your favorite song, lingering over a loving message, enjoying a beautiful piece of music, cycling to your favorite place & doing all that your heart says in that very moment. When this happens, our perceived idea of unhappiness dwarfs, and our disappointments look smaller than we thought. The negative chatter in our mind takes a back seat. You consciously become aware of your actions & thoughts, reconnecting to the moment; you’re in, to the beauty and the bliss around you.
I see treacherous mountain peaks gradually rising above zenith, to my left. I have covered some good distance wandering in the low-lying region surrounded by exquisite flora and fauna. In the journey, I was tested to survive with each breath. In contrast, some of my engendered fear born out of trepidation drove me to some places which were even more daunting to cross. It seems tempting to explore at times, but often the cost of going against our instinct is severe and irreparable.
Finally, I pull myself and carried my gears to embark on a new journey into the mountains. I stumbled upon the rock with my first foot forward and looked back to see the deep void I left. I thank my guiding star for being my constant companion though very distant. But I feel merely the presence of something or someone significant energizes us to overcome any untoward events, even it’s you who have to face it. I kept walking and thinking about the past when I realized that I am just encircling the place. I already left the turn behind, as what my navigation says. Dangling in the past has lead to emotional hijacking, thus causing aberration. One has to be cognizant of the nature of their thoughts lest they may not become contagious.
The sun will set in a couple of hours as I can fixate my gaze to see the astonishing reddish sunny halo. I aim to cover as much distance so that I have enough time to fix my shelter before the night falls. Since the way is gradually turning uphill and narrower. So I think to rest at some decent spot during the night and start early the next day. But if that is the case, I would have rested on the bank as I haven’t covered much distance from there. I think I made the wrong choice, but I can’t detour either, so let’s make a course correction. The more I think about more insecurity broods. Your thoughts have a powerful influence on your psyche. It lets you believe which doesn’t even exist and creates a surrounding for the manifestation of such nasty thoughts. There is nothing wrong or right; it’s all about perception. However, thinking about all the aspects before making any decision is important. If you believe in yourself, then you will be able to control the outcome at any moment.