Move The Mountain Stalling Your Mind

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR

No one is exempt from stress, difficulties, or adversities. Such pressures help us to learn and know ourselves. We evolve, or grow, to reach a new level from them. Yet, most of us like to play the role of a victim to perfection. We crave for sympathy and overstate things to clasp at straws, or float on gossamers — to manage life. After a while, we look like a damaged CD, finding new ways to grumble about.

The cycle goes on and on — sometimes without respite. We also complain in our own ways — the difference being of degree. Just look around — family members, friends, and colleagues — and, you will know how the role of a ‘sufferer’ is portrayed. Now, listen to your inner self. You will notice that you too are playing the same role, in one way, or the other.

We just need to move ahead and discover ourselves. Else, we will only continue to stay where we are. It’s only when we travel through a given, or not given, situation gracefully, without displaying any protracted silhouette of bitterness, ill-feeling, or acrimony, can we grow, shine and paint a picture of our true selves — a portrait that radiates.

We have such people around us — not necessarily gurus, or god-men, or women. These are people, like you and me, going through the humdrum of day-to-day life. We all like to be with them, because they emote a happy, contended feeling. They are people who are just as human as we are — fallible. They have their moments of annoyance and umbrage too. Yet, they have overcome, or risen, above situations, or circumstances. They have stopped wallowing in self-pity. They have moved on to another plane, with conscious effort. They have accepted the fact that everything is fleeting, also impermanent. They have resolved to be what they are. In so doing, they have emerged powerfully in thought and spirit. They have not allowed themselves to be stuck in the swamp. They are like birds — they prefer to ‘fly’ with liberty.

You’d call them the ‘risen up’ — people who transcend and echo blessings. They have managed to consciously grow up. Life for them is, indeed, the best thing that’s ever happened. They are victors; not victims. They have learned and developed the ability to go forward with each situation. They have worked on their rough edges — large and small. They are like polished granite, or emblematic gemstone, that has become silky-smooth and alluring to ‘stroke’ with their own hands.

Research avers that we all use only a small part of our inherent talents. In other words, we barely tap our true potential in a life-time. Imagine this — if only we employ all of our inner resources, we would not only astound ourselves, we would probably outdo the element of what it means to be just human, a mere mortal ‘being.’ We’d, in our own ways, be as extraordinary as the great athletes, or architects, or scientists. We’d, like them, draw from our deep reservoir amazing degrees of dynamism and inner staying power. We’d make everything that seems impossible possible. Yet, how strange things are, even when we know. We accept from others that great achievements are possible. But, we tend to forget that we too can accomplish them.

They are, in reality, our ‘companions’ who help us to beat, reduce, or surmount problems, or troubles. They also relate to our spirit of enterprise grounded in inner peace and inner achievement. Well, the best part is — we are all endowed with such internal resources. It’s up to us to seize the initiative and move the so-called mountain stalling our minds.

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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