Just Be You

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR

It is sometimes all right to play ‘god’ with oneself. It not only lifts one’s fortitude and confidence, it also makes inspirational perception of truth possible. It needs ‘practice’ to do so on a regular basis — without showing your ‘trick’ on the surface. Once this happens, you can become what you want to be — no matter the difficulties that we all encounter on the path to success. In addition, such a ‘divine-centric’ act propels us to overcome anxiety, worry and fear — the three bugbears of life.

Philosophers contend that it is impossible for a worried, anxious, or fearful mind to perceive truth. Why you may well ask. The reason is simple — an anxious person does not see one’s own purpose in their mirror reflection. What’s more, they all tend to look at things with a skewed outlook. The result is things become warped — because, fear becomes them. When things get thrown out of their proportions, they are ‘bereft’ of the ‘god particle.’

Worry does not take us anywhere. It heightens our uncertainties. To pick a common example — financial qualms. The more we worry about them, the worse it gets for ourselves and our loved ones. This unfolds enormous anxieties — that things cannot be resolved, until a miracle happens, a miracle in the form of an unexpected windfall, a raffle, or sweepstakes. This seldom occurs in real life — although it happens to a select few. Not everyone is within the ‘select few’ bracket.

There is yet another paradox — there are scores of individuals who are doing their best, at each step, but nothing seems to draw them close to winning the ‘prize,’ be it a pay hike, or improved finances. Well, this is how it all ensues — the difference being of degree, from one person to the other, or which side of the fence you have perched yourself onto.

All the same, there is a way out of such an impasse — if only each of us who ‘wills’ draws our mental and spiritual powers to ‘look’ at the whole, not just the parts. Not merely material wants, or needs, but the extent of simple, prioritised needs — to feel good. This is, in reality, the whole truth — it eases your anxieties and provides everything you need to the best extent possible with realistic portents. On the contrary, if you continue to be anxious, or worried, about your wealth, not just health, it may undermine your purpose — so much so, you may end up sans your inner strength, a prerequisite for all that you wish to do and more.

Hope alone to do well is not enough — one needs simple common sense, supplanted by basic intelligence, not genius, to take one on the path of optimal optimism, besides emotional and spiritual prowess, not power. It also adds muscle to our fundamental requirement — a must in the stressful times that we now live in. In other words, it is your ticket to good health, not illness. Remember, good health and wellness are yours for the asking — provided you abide by the simple laws of life and live right. This should become a habit — the perfect tool to conquer illness and purge every fear out of your mind’s window.

The next step will be not as difficult as you first thought — more so, at the outset when you were wobbled by indecision and anxieties. As you come to grips with realistic resolve that you are doing all right, your inner consciousness motivates that you too can do it and reach achievable levels. This helps you to draw inspiration from the fact — that the greatest of individuals were also once beginners.

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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