Our mind is just not limited to subjective and objective feelings. It is also not just the seat of intelligence. It loves amusement as much as rest, juxtaposed by habitual periods of activity. Get the point? People, especially night workers, who deprive themselves of adequate sleep show signs akin to psychosis. This also demystifies the seven-eight hours benchmark of sleep, which most people living in cities fail to achieve. In other words, the quantum of sensory stimulation and information processing we do each day compels us to find enough time for physical rest — to uphold mental strength and balance. The fact is modern living does not allow us to tweak our senses to process an endless flow of stimuli. The paradox also is we are recompensed for it. What, therefore, takes a pounding is our ‘turning inwards.’
There’s much in common between life and cricket. The two have a precise, regimental routine. Like the way, you hit the road in the morning to reach your office desk, or Virender Sehwag, in his playing days, attempting to stroke the ball sweetly from the word ‘go.’ It sets the rhythm. If anything goes off-beam with the tempo, one gets edgy. You go on doing your job, all right, but the flow somehow takes the backseat. For all you know, everything could change, for the better, the following day. But, not all of us think in this manner. Isn’t it time we all did — for our own good and for everyone’s good?
Think of yourself as a tennis player on the centre court called life. Strive to be a part of Wimbledon in your mind’s compass. This will help you get ‘centred.’ Also, focused. Most people are out of sync and balance because they don’t give enough time to ‘centre.’ Just place yourself at the ‘centre.’ You’ll see how things work for you — not against you. In so doing, you’ll also not get subjugated by the pressure others put on you — or, you self-inflict upon yourself. ‘Centring’ is the key to open the mind-body-soul door of life.
‘Centring’ is the process of soul-searching. It’s the catalogue of our thoughts, feelings, insights, and attitudes. It’s the one that provides us the means to explore our soul. It’s as good as silent reflection, or being in meditation. It’s a small step, all right, but a giant leap for your mind and also consciousness. Well, it isn’t easy to fine-tune your mind, body, and soul, without concerted endeavour. Nothing in life is — there’s no free lunch in this world.
You don’t have an over-the-counter product that can tug your mind and galvanise you to reach your ‘centre.’ Nonetheless, there are a few things which all of us could do — without much ado. Just keep at it; and, explore an array of modes. Select the one that appeals best and also works for you. When you discover a method that makes you feel good, patent it as your own. Next, integrate it into your daily schedule. This holds promise — the promise of success. It animates you to reach your goal faster. It isn’t certainly a magic potion, but a ‘to-do’ well thing.
The world we all live in is a stage, or a means, to experience as many things as possible. It is not a location for us to get isolated by the songs of our own burden, or difficulties that tend to hamper our journey in life. Troubles are nothing, but interruptions — they are the spice of life. They are the condiments that give success its flavour, down the line — if only we try harder and go the full distance.