Human mind is being subjected to excessive development of the intellect by hyper activities, making life more and more practical, and logical, but less and less human. In this blind rat race called life people who are able to keep their cool will be really superior beings Modern society will require and appreciate people who can think than people who can act because actions are being mechanized. The excessive use of intellect does not, however, affect people who are above 50 as they have seen the transition, experienced it, and have prepared themselves to adopt the changes around them, but not the youth who are forced to face it head on almost abruptly.
The irony, for example, is in the fact that a doctor who is a heart specialist is becoming heartless. He says “my fees is this if you can afford I will save you”. To a modern mind this doctor is intelligent and his action the efficacy of his professionalism. To me he is not human and I am sure that most of you will also carry the same feeling. It creates a dryness in the profession of a doctor. A doctor is for the service of humanity, and if the profession is only useful to the self, what is the meaning of that profession?
Today’s youth is like that intelligent doctor. High salary in accordance with the so called intelligence but with equal amount of work-load. What is left is a stressful life with no job satisfaction making it necessary to seek other avenues to chill out by partying, socializing, and also being addicted to gadgets. Someone has rightly pointed out that in good old days one phone used to unite a family and even the neighbors, but today 10 phones are dividing the same family and neighbors.
The latest trend is that the youth is bored with partying, socializing, and the gadgets, because as we go along we become sort of used to with anything. Our intelligence is so much engaged in meeting the deadlines that we hardly find time for human interaction, and without human interaction man is always lonely. We are forced to submit ourselves to endless external pressures to such an extend that we are unable to cope up with life, and ultimately even think of putting an end to life while forgetting one important thing that the targets, multi tasks, the goals, and even the job or profession are not important than life itself.
The latest research outcomes reveal that one out of 10 youngsters, and two out of 20 elders are found to be depressive. On an average 60,000 thoughts are going through a human mind every day. There is an urgent need for an emotionally balanced life. The emotional balancing can take place only and only by introspection or meditation. Modern science has proved that meditation can rewire brain cells. If you are depressed and are likely to get into psychic issues, your own capability to introspect, engage in communication with yourself, adopt an attitude of “come what may”, and detach yourself from the problems which will come and go as a part of nature, will save you and nothing else. Medical science can do wonders with the body but not with he mind.
The past is a dead body, you can’t do anything with it, except may be you can learn from some of the experiences. Future is always uncertain and not in your hands. The present is aptly called a “Present”, it is really a gift nature has given to us Yet we either live in the past or future, and always fear the future. Tell yourself “this is what I can do today, let me do it” and such habit of consoling yourself will save you from guilt feelings. Meditation will help you to engage in such communication with yourself.
Don’t worry about the methods of meditation. It can be counting your breaths, listening to your own voice in prayers, listening to music, a motivational speech, following your own thoughts, concentrating on a God or a Guru and feeling His presence inside you, or even have a run down of the events of the day while you are in bed and just before falling asleep, or any other methods by which you are able to detach yourself for some time from the routine. Continuous meditation for a few days will change your life for sure, you will start living in the present, it will make you calm, emotionally balanced, you will start flowering, you will start loving the world, and the world around you will start loving you. Try it for 45 days at a stretch at a fixed time ideally in the morning after a bath because in the morning thought pollution may not affect you much. Sit for meditation before the thoughts engulf you. Nevertheless you can meditate at any time of the day, there is no hard and fast rule.
Courtesy: Life Management …HH Shivkrupanand Swamiji…www.bspmpl.com