My weekend thoughts have been revolving around “impurities of our mind” and thinking about how they hinder our internal growth! Have you ever given this a thought ?
Here are a few pointers that I couldn’t get past without a deeper reflection at every stop:
> Expectations and/or associated Jealousy often lead to unnecessary comparisons and further expectations. The attitude leaves us with being unhappy with what we have, and reach out to uncontested discontentment. Eventually it destroys the inherent concentration to self-focus and improve upon what’s best for us.
> Anger allows us to fall into a vicious cycle of reactions. We tend to react than respond being a victim of anger. The impact of the situation lessens when compared to the state of anger itself . It mounts unpleasant feelings and destroys not only internal growth, but a social attitude. Anger pulls us into the quagmire of hatred without having to feel sorry to problem solve. Respect that we hold for each other is destroyed completely when anger erupts.
> Ego becomes the chain reaction of anger and other impurities. The statement “Edge God Out” certainly is second to no other statement, even to those that believe in a Supreme Power of some sort! When the internal balance is lost, everything fades away in life. Ego edges our own calmness away and leads to misengagements.
> Materialistic Attachments beyond comprehension leads to skewed thinking. We tend to attach ourselves to results even before completely performing our due course of duties and responsibilities; and react emotionally should the results not favor our thought process. Materialistic attachments are false attachments that make us move away from why actually needs to be done. Possessions are common; however if that possession goes beyond a descriptive limit, it spoils and skews not just our thinking, but it throws eagerness waves to amass possessions from all angles. There is growth, however the “why” element is completely lost.
Is there a solution that can be thought of?
YES! Origin of all these impurities leads to losing our identity. The solution is to identify ourselves with what we actually gain in the end by associating ourselves with these impurities.
Once we understand our true goal of this life in its entirety, and start to de-associate with these impurities, we embark on a journey of spiritual and/or growth.
Being conscious and reliant upon our powers and abilities to think, speak and act purposefully will help us to believe that we have the inner strength and courage to succeed in that “journey within the self”!
Have you taken your journey inwards yet ?
Have you pondered upon what your impurities are ?
Are you ready to take that first step of being conscious and share your resilient thoughts in the comments below ?