October 30, 2020 / Leave a Comment
“Being too nice? It may be worth thinking twice”
October 30, 2020 / Leave a Comment
“To see a world
in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wildflower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
A robin redbreast in a cage
Puts all heaven in a rage.
A dove-house filled with doves and pigeons
Shudders hell through all its regions.”
― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
“What are some things that look easy but are difficult?”
Following these 6 steps:
Wake up at 7:30 am.
Don’t check your phone.
Put it on airplane mode.
Hide it in another room, under a pillow.
Do work for the entire day.
Go to sleep.
If you do this successfully – you’ve got incredible self-control.
We’re entirely addicted to our smartphones.
Notifications, pings, emails, messages. We get a tiny rush each time we see what’s behind that red number.
Those who can resist are now in the top 1% of the developed world.
Become aware of your addiction and deal with it.
Turn off every push notification – it can wait.
Respond on your time, not someone else.
“If you can give me only one tip to improve my life, what would it be…”
King Solomon, considered one of the wisest men of his time, gave his advisors a task. He asked them to find a way in which he could make himself happy when he’s sad or makes himself sad when’s happy.
His advisors thought for a long time and eventually found a solution. No, their solution wasn’t an elaborate machine or something physical, instead, their solution was a quote.
“This too shall pass.”
The advisor’s solution worked. Whenever Solomon found himself to be too happy he remembered that the moment he was enjoying was fleeting. At the same time, when Solomon found himself sad, the quote reminded him that his sadness was temporary.
What is the lesson from this story? The quote teaches you to enjoy the moment. You may be at the happiest point in your life, but that happiness isn’t permanent, so you should enjoy it while it lasts. But, if you feel miserable, the quote shows you that your sadness isn’t indefinite. Soon you’ll be back to normal.
Thinking is indeed addictive. What makes us get addicted to thinking? The mind is a vast space where any number of stories can be created. You are your own director of your own story.
For instance – when I start to dream or think of something that I want it to happen, I virtually start to create a story in my mind. Thereafter I create my own instances related to the circumstances and always tend to give a happy ending to my story.
However, when the circumstance doesn’t support my story to end in a positive way – I continue to create a new story depending on that particular circumstance. This goes on to link stories in a row which then leads me to over-thinking.
So in order to reduce over-thinking, I will have to first reduce creating stories on my mind. I will have to constantly convince my inner self to accept reality. Once I bring my mind under my control I can then command my mind to do what exactly has to be done.
Believe me – my mind is under my control from the moment I decided to accept the reality and least expect or predict as to what’s going to happen further.
Am sure this isn’t as easy as it sounds. It requires a conscious effort in order to do so. Am also sure that it’s highly “Possible” to do so.
Never attempt to stop doing something which is natural. Stopping to think would make your mind useless. Never think of stopping to do so. Instead, think of balancing your thoughts by using techniques either psychologically or spiritually.
All the best!
See you soon to pick up another wisdom, solution, information, education, or simply a happy moment…