When we examine life around us, we have a dilemma in figuring out ‘how-to’ extend our empathy to others and attain harmony. This isn’t as complex as it appears to be, if only we embark upon and expand the fundamental core of our subconscious mind. This is because our subconscious is suggestible and accessible to our thoughts and actions. It’s favourable to humanistic expression and ‘ideation’ through contemplation and optimistic thinking. It represents a cascading influence that is far more persuasive than our individualistic temperament, background, or fostering. You get the idea. When you integrate your subconscious mind for a higher purpose of just being yourself, you will be able to bond with your conscious element — one that is several notches greater than your own sense of self.
Your conscious mind is nothing but the capacity to do better and better, progress, lift the bar, as it were, and make things work. It’s also the celebration of the strength of our soul that dwells deep inside us. It is about life’s infinite questions — of learning, understanding, knowledge, the ability to finding our feet, growing and keep going. It is about grasping the essence of our biorhythms too — including the ability to living in thoughtful contemplation, reflection and accord.
While it is obvious that each of us is distinctive, or unique, from all others, none of us, likewise, does, or likes, the same things as others. You’d call it your own reflection as a trans-empirical entity — of your own uniqueness with others, if not just difference, or peculiarity, with oneself and others. This is essential to understanding and appreciating the real meaning of empathy, while acknowledging things as they are — not what you’d want them to be. After everything else, yet not the least, the whole idea reduces the monotony of your ‘load’ called annoyance and disappointment — because, you’ll have no real expectations from others. When you expect something from someone, be it a friend, or anyone else, it leads to disappointment. When you have less, or no, expectation from others, you are much better off with oneself and others — because, they cannot be what you’d want them to be in your difficulties. You’ll now be in a much better position to accept them. You’ll not judge them from your own previous standpoint — of subjective prejudice.
What does this deliberation convey? That we are all by ourselves the tyro, and specialist, of our own thoughts and the counsellor of our minds too. This is what wisdom is all about. It teaches us the one, big fact of life — that real knowledge cannot surface without sublime endeavour, or perception. The best thing to do is to awaken our god-given, intuitive ‘micro-chip’ that resides within our insentient mind, because what we think as something we know, or are proud of, is not knowledge or wisdom.
Also, remember — it’s only when we stir ourselves, in a purposeful manner, can we surmount reality — the real challenges of life that everyone, born or unborn, has to go through. In other words, it is imperative that we place our feet on solid ground to reveal our true self — our essential personality. This will propel us to make our mind up and live a full, vibrant life, while tending to our relationships, our values and finding a meaningful purpose to living, not just for oneself, but for others too. This is also like tilling one’s own fertile mind, gently, and purposefully, while sowing the seeds of righteousness and harvesting them. It nutures and supplements the core of our being within — while making us mindfully healthy, wealthy and wise.