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Route to tranquility

india Updated: Mar 26, 2010 01:09 IST
Barkha Dhar
Barkha Dhar
Hindustan Times

Every morning when we look at the glowing sun, a piece of our mind tingles to halt the morning rush to admire the artful sketch of God. Every night while going to bed, a piece of mind spurs at the thought that few things happened well during the day while others just didn’t seem right.

Time passes by with this piece of mind grumbling between day and night hurting our cognizance that this piece of mind is nothing but peace of the senses. Achieving a tranquil state of mind is cessation from warring thoughts and negative emotions that save us from being an easy prey to mental health concerns or hysteria.

When Deepak Chopra discusses on mind and its invaluable contributions in spiritual awakening, he differentiates the mind from the brain. He asserts that mind is different than the scientific functioning of our brain that often channels what our mind wants. He articulates the mind-brain debate by saying that brains of depressed people are no different than un-depressed people.

It is the choice that our mind makes to regulate or relate to bad situations in life that actually makes the brain used to certain state. This simply means that our mind has the sartorial powers over our brain and like a conspicuous commander it dictates its will.

So if we held our frail neighbor’s hand to take him to the doctor, saved our home maid from domestic violence or fed a poor family who didn’t have the money to buy food, we evolved the effulgence of mind that strives to show love and compassion.

By sharing someone’s pain through virtuous deeds, we make tremendous accomplishments in enhancing our lifestyle with genuineness and generosity. Such pleasures of the mind can eminently relieve us from mental pressure and emotional ailments.

Concentrating on seeking felicity by living the moment of companionship and bliss in relationships gives our mind the needed rest from counting miseries. Such taming promotes quietness inside to extinguish negativities outside.