Beat The Odds

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR

Each of us is endowed with extraordinary internal strength. Not all of us always summon, or employ, it though, thanks to our own frailties. In like manner, we all aim to reach the top with everything we do — but, just a select, or a handful, few among us achieve what we seek, or aspire for. The most successful people know, or grasp, what makes the ‘best’ path to accomplishment and fulfilment. There are, of course, no ‘best’ paths; there are several paths. Yet, the road less travelled constantly offers a different, or tangible experience. It all depends on how precisely you choose the ‘ideal’ path that meets your needs, or purpose, best — a path that you’d walk through with intensity and focus. The ability to weigh options and hone your talents, or skills, represents your path, no less, just as much as it does for a virtuoso classical vocalist to improvise during the course of a concert, or recital.

Whatever we do, or anything we don’t do, mirrors our mind, our aspirations, our intensity and our goals. Our mind is not only our principal associate, but also the ‘medium’ with the message. It represents our subconscious. This is epitomised by symbols, metaphors, or similes. It shows us the way, or leads us to our purpose, while helping us to fulfil and sustain our dreams, our imaginations, our fondest aspirations and also the past — the dance of the shadows. It is only when we beat, or surmount, and re-emerge with our strength, sans the shadows of the past, would we be open-minded to accepting life as it is, without being submerged by the trauma of ‘old’ wounds. It is such a stance that endows us with a powerful healing effect. It realigns our emotions and inspires us to be one with oneself — or, live in the present-moment, where everything is happening and re-emerging, with a fresh, new ‘mindfully’ restored, compelling intent. That we can not only do well, and achieve what we want to, but also uphold our best in the long run.

This is the basis of harmonised contentment, happiness and accordance. It relates to re-establishing our emotions and purging the troubled pangs of the past. It is akin to a new gush of cosmic energy, which symbolises our actions, wisdom and freedom to be what we want, not just wish to be. It connotes our spiritual backdrop without bringing renewed stress, the song of our burden. It provides us with the capability to beat the odds without losing the strength of our objectives, whatever the hardship, or difficulty that comes in the way. It propels us to lift our spirits. It stirs us in a manner born to be the best, provided we are as focused as we were at the beginning of our purpose — the vision we possessed in our mind.

Focus gets the best out of everyone — the talented, the average, or the pedestrian. It is up to us to keep ourselves focused.  Focus powers our self-awareness, our self-conscious, our conscious-alertness, our dreams, or aspirations. It brings to us a sense of incredible intelligibility, transparency and precision, provided we stay resolute and persistent, while keeping our ‘mindful’ compass and radar in place — without being overwhelmed by the wobbly, undulating waves of day-to-day life.

When you think of difficulties as an ephemeral haze in the billows, you will emerge victorious, because you have already perceived with your mind’s eye the silver lining — the key that can open the lock of every complexity, whatever the odds. This is nothing short of a refined aptitude that makes you realise your abilities, your resilience and also your dreams.

Dr RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR, PhD, is a wellness physician-writer-editor, independent researcher, critic, columnist, author and publisher. His published work includes hundreds of newspaper, magazine, web articles, essays, meditations, columns, and critiques on a host of subjects, eight books on natural health, two coffee table tomes and an encyclopaedic treatise on Indian philosophy. He is Chief Wellness Officer, Docco360 — a mobile health application/platform connecting patients with Ayurveda, homeopathic and Unani physicians, and nutrition therapists, among others, from the comfort of their home — and, Editor-in-Chief, ThinkWellness360.

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