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IN Lifestyle ON 19 Sep, 2016
My soul is yelling and I'm wearing an inner mask made out of my ego, hypocrisy and what not!
To be able to control our thoughts is of utmost importance, at least this was what the legendary naturalist, Charles Darwin believed. Today, forget about control, human souls are least serious about listening to their inner self.
What we do in the world outside, is nothing but a reflection of our unique inner personality. Be it the friends that we choose, the decisions we make or the form of spirituality that touches us, it is all inter-connected to the person hiding inside us.
This person doesn't have a voice and hence we fail to listen to him but this negligence is leading to something, that we need to find and change.
Dear oxytocin, we need you. Have a good read!
Talking about human psychology and our decisions, in particular, we are prone to let them get affected by what others believe or tell us. The reason behind this is not the strength of our decision making but the psychological mistrust that develops when someone shows us the negative side of our decisions.
Taking a lesson from the wisdom of the greatest souls to have ever lived on earth, the only decision that satisfies humans is the one that's not negatively influenced. And this is independent of the result!
There are TEDx videos and then there are other popular motivational speeches that 'try' to tell you 'how to realize your passion'. I myself am one of the regular visitors/viewers of such vids and the best takeaway that I can give you is to try out everything that you feel.
''What if I don't feel anything?" Well, to answer that, I would say that once you indulge yourself in an activity, be it a choice of yours or an influenced one, your heart, in a matter of few days understands whether it's your inner call or not.
*Only if you listen to your heart*
Human is a social animal and it can't always be that s/he does everything that's independent of how others will judge it. But it is often seen that in order to fill that void of social acceptance, people lose track of their inner voice that yells for none to listen.
When it's about choosing something, a research paper from The University Of Tennessee suggests that the factors like economic stability, white collar vs blue collar and etc. come to mind but if you ask the real you, the answer always lies in HAPPINESS, the happy hormones secretion.
You're emotional and your workplace/classmates don't approve of that dramatic side in you. You start to keep your emotions up to you and develop a fake personality. Over the years, your reality fades and there's nothing unique in you that is left.
This is as horrendous as it sounds. In the real world, the more expressive that you are will fetch you more in life. The world would've been boring if not based upon the strong foundation of emotions as this is the most important trait that makes you stand out and make decisions.
''What if I fall, Oh my darling what if you fly?" Osho had to say this on the inferiority complex. Being flamboyant is a quality that attracts the most divine of the powers in you and when you doubt yourself, it all vanishes.
Self-harm is existent and its prevalence itself is a danger to the society. How can people love you if you don't love yourself?
The best way to live is to pay gratitude, for all that you have.
When you win, you win but when you loose, you improve your chances to win better. The world is not all goody-goody and the circle of life happens to push us towards the difficult times. But should that stop you from living or smiling?
The answer is there, eject yourself from negativity and listen.
When does one lie? The answer to this will come naturally to you when you try to contemplate the times when you lied. The more open you are to the world, the more can you elude from the negative aura.
Yes Man was a 2008 movie where a person chooses to say yes to whatever comes up and the results were amazing. Say NO to lying and see what happens to your life.
A decision made in anger and a promise made in ecstasy are equally lethal. Anger is such a devil emotion that never solved anything for anyone. What if a NASA scientist gets angry over a mission failure and corrupts all his researches? The same is the outcome, only in a different way, when we act out of anger.
Don't practise anger, you'll die a slow death!
Last but not the least, the self-proclaimed good souls who put their wishes last in their wish-list are the ones that often go under stress and depression before anyone else. While it's good to help others and not be selfish, there is a very thin line between being selfish and being 'fair to oneself'.
At times, we see parents killing their wishes to fulfil the 'demands' but I myself being one of those kids, feel that my parents should do something about their wishes now.
..a high time to change. Isn't it?
P.S. It's never too late for you to be 'the change.'