Mindful Harmony Is Soulful Serenity

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR

You are cool, calm and collected when you comprehend your own feelings. All of us can attain such a state without being Zen masters by accommodating our and others’ sensitivities and sensibilities. This is because our fellow beings are just like us, our likes, dislikes, moods etc. When you begin to be appreciative of all your and others’ internal workings by the ‘act’ of cause and effect, you will reduce your annoyance and worry. You will reach a state of mindful calmness. You’d say that this sense of ‘perfection’ is only for ascetics, not for us ordinary folks, for whom catching the 7:47am metro is everything that keeps us going. It need not be so. You and I, in our own modest ways, can learn to deal with and learn to understand our and others’ feelings.

When you extend a helping hand to the unwell, for instance, it will boost your spiritual quotient. You’ll feel that you’ve absorbed the song of your inner voice. The more we travel within our mind, the more we go ahead; the more all-embracing the hug, the more you go beyond. We all know it — that within the world of matter is the body, even though our essential psyche goes beyond matter in several ways. Our feelings and emotions distinguish a world. They also blend consciousness, the past and the future, even when the body is at rest — in slumber.

When we explore deep within our mind, the mind becomes still: there’s also endless tranquillity. And, as the soul begins to speak softly, we materialise into a state that we may never have imagined existed. It is a condition far beyond constancy and judgment. It is a ‘sound’ intersection where the mysterious infinity breathes life into fragile time — of the timelessness of happiness itself. It’s also something that is transpersonal, beyond individual identities; a means that is always within and beyond. You may have experienced such peak experiences: of both wonder and allure, without knowing its core. You may call it a distinctive stage: a point in time where the soul begins to expand enduringly into consciousness. It may not be all-encompassing, yes, but, the fact is, the soul can grasp the collective territory of mysticism and fathom its own depths of spiritual fervour.

It can confer, in so doing, a new connotation to life and express purity to every aspect of our psyche. Remember, the calmer you are — without losing your touch with the diverse demands of life — the greater will be your success, power, and influence to be good and doing good. Just imagine you are manning a sales counter. You have a nice, friendly smile enveloping your face. People will quickly realise this — they will prefer to deal with you, thanks to your warm, affable disposition. This is agreeably contagious; it spreads happiness around.

When you are calm, you are much loved and appreciated too. You are like the tree, or extended portico, during a downpour. Nothing matters, even the ups and downs of life for a person who reflects calm blessings. You feel secure in their presence — because they express nature’s magnetism, accord, serenity and acceptance.

Our ancients — saints, seers, philosophers, mystics and others — connected balance of mind, character and morality, to self-control. Even in our present age, the epoch of upheavals, our harmony of mind is considered the ultimate idea of culture, the summit of our soul. It is also as valued as wisdom. And, perhaps, much more priceless than the most expensive jewellery — because what provides the spiritual element to our life is rectitude under calm waves.

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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