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Simple keys for blissful living 4 - Be Unclutched!

posted 14 Mar 2013, 17:02 by Sri Nithya Atmeshwaran   [ updated 4 Aug 2013, 09:11 by Ma Nirvikalpini Nithya ]

Liberate yourself from the problems of your mind.

Do you know that the mind is not a solid thing, as you imagine? What you call ‘mind’ is no more than a constant flow of thoughts, where each thought is being swiftly replaced by the next. You hardly have any control over what thought is going to enter your mind next - because thoughts themselves flow in an illogical, chaotic manner.

But we give too much importance to this chaotic mind! For instance, we start connecting a few thoughts that run through our mind, and start giving profound meanings to them. If you believe that your whole life has been suffering, you unconsciously collect and connect only the painful incidents of your life, which strengthen your belief that life is suffering. This is called creating a ‘pain shaft’ – making an imaginary connection between disconnected painful incidents, which gives the impression that life itself is painful. Sometimes, very rarely, you believe life is joy! Then you connect all the joyful incidents and start believing life is joy. But whether you create a pain shaft or a joy shaft, please understand that both are not true, because the shaft itself does not exist outside of your imagination!

When we learn to disconnect or ‘unclutch’ from our thoughts, we become free of the play of the mind. We start living in the moment, without preconceived ideas. When you live above the play of the mind, you are living enlightenment.