Every object here looks dull and drab. Dust seems to be creeping everywhere stealthily, slowly and steadily enveloping every object with layers. It sits on leaves of trees where it becomes so thick that it begins to drizzle when leaves are shaken by the wind. It crosses the windows of houses and sits on chairs, tables, clothes and utensils.There is no escape from it. It is all pervading like God almighty. It has flown above the soil surface and hangs day and night in the sky. It hangs above the surface along with the fog in the morning. Winds cannot… Read More »My Mind Still Yearns
Breathing is our life. It goes on unnoticed until we are having some problem with our body. It is our constant companion from the time we are born and till the time we leave this world. Following our body breathing can calm our mind. One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, and peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh has led an extraordinary life. Born in central Vietnam in 1926 he joined the monkshood at the age of sixteen. He tells us about breathing like this. The breathing is a stable… Read More »About the Power of Breathing
It has been days I have felt peace and tranquility of mind. In fact it seems that I am living in a state oblivious of my state of mind. Neither do I ever feel that I am calm, neither do I feel very much excited. What is peace after all? Some say it is the state of mind when your body is in agreement with mind. There is no struggle between two. They seem to merge into one another. In the turbulent state of mind, mind it seems is detached from the body and hovers outside. Body and mind are… Read More »What is Peace?
Peace, the most cherished of human desires, eludes me. Humans go to any lengths to find solace. Day in and day out, I find myself in the labyrinth of thoughts from which there seems to be no escape. I am very poor at solving puzzles and always avoid and try to find the easy ways out. Life’s challenges scare me. This tendency is called escapism. But now the differentials of the neglect have become gathering into indefinite integrals and it seems that confounding solution is near. The droplets have collected to become dam and dikes are becoming weaker and any… Read More »Peace Eludes My Mind
In one of his dreams, he feels so frustrated and helpless. He fails to find the presentation in his pen drive. Where has it gone? Got deleted? or did he copy it at all? His Embarrassment is so great as the audience is waiting, fretting and fuming. He is standing with his head down. He is so angry with himself, his whole body shakes and he wakes up all nervous, beads of perspiration on his forehead . His hands are clammy. He jumps out of the bed and goes to computer table and grabs the pen drive, inserts it into… Read More »In dreams we act out our fears
Whereas the Body is a physical entity, the mind is too complex to understand. Definitely it is not a physical entity like our body. We can consider it a metaphysical thing. Yet it is a fact that they are interconnected. The mind resides inside the body. The condition of one influences the other. Everyone must have heard things like that if the mind is strong then it has a positive effect on the body. The mind is more powerful and directs the body actions most of the time. If the mind is strong, it can make the body achieve the… Read More »Mind and Body
Most of us are the slaves of our mind. And where does the mind gets its power to control the body of which it is a part of? It is the master and feeds on our fears, anger, happiness and all other emotions. In turn, it generates another responses which may be necessary to defend our body from dangers or may be harmful to our body.