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Time, a phenomenon, is more of convenience than the reality. We invented time to answer our own questions, when we failed to understand the flow of life and everything around us. When we realized that we are trapped into this mortal body and have no visible means to defy it. When we understood that we have to breathe anyway and we really could not make choices on certain aspects of our own life. When the unbroken chains of events were having significant impacts of our life and every event was tightly integrated with other events as we felt. When an absolute event did not make sense or could not be felt by our limited knowledge.
According to me, Universe never created time. It has only created consciousness, a pure awareness. An awareness of being fully aware and just remain. Not for forever but for NOW. For the moment and this is the only important thing. They are no need to keep traces of moments but just let the moment pass through you. Universe is in the eternal state of NOW and free from the shackles or prison of time.
Time is the worst trap, we invented for humanity. By not allowing ourselves to feel completely in moment but to pacify our ego in the name of unfolding the secrets of Universe, we needed another parameter, which could keep track of events .Time was the most obvious candidate.
Lucy, a 2014 movie clearly explains the time as a mere perception to comprehend the reality around us. Since reality is changing every moment and this is the same reason, moment is the only important thing, we should feel.
Alert Einstein invented Relativity Theory for the understanding of humans. He showed that time also moves (time dilation) and this was again an effort to analyze time in order to capture and control but not to impart real knowledge.
Unfortunately, humans have always been ignorant of one thing that real knowledge can come only from experiencing the truth. To know and feel the truth, one must have to go and look beyond time as all the answer lays there when you breach your own perception of time and become one.
I must say that our knowledge is driven by our convenience to know and understand and not on the absolute truth. Until, we feel and acknowledge these facts, we shall always be imprisoned in our false identity with respect to time.
Everything is energy but how many of us really understand this reality. At the microscopic level, matter reality unfolds itself and reveals a completely new truth. By going deeper and deeper, matter starts dissolving itself and finally leads to a point, where it existence mere become an illusion as we encounter something new. A new state of mind, a pure consciousness, free from ego or sense of I, emerges. In this state, only thing one can feel, is profound peace and knowledge of everything. Nothing is secret anymore and every law reveals its own fundamentals. In this state, one does not die or leave for some imaginary geographic place called Heaven or Mokhsha. It is the state of bliss, in which Nature fondly embraces and allows you to be pure consciousness with infinite level of awareness.
If it is so pure and profound then why are we not reaching to this stage? Why are we still suffering? Most importantly, why are we allowing ourselves to suffer?
According to my opinion, it is lack of awareness. It is the unawareness about our own sense of being and letting us to forget the same.
We evolved from Apes and learnt to do many things. Slowly Nature helped us to construct or develop our abilities of being aware of our reality. As we kept on progressing on the evolution path so our abilities of exercising free will.
Probably as trade off, Nature somewhere kept the balance and exposed us to divine and evil both in the same space.
Free will did wonder to us as it gave us the abilities to choose. Some chose divine and rest chose evil and both flourished.
Society started forming and we as humans started building more and more matter. Because, we did not develop so much in knowledge by then that we could perceive the fallacy of matter. Also what we could see only matter all around us so probably we took it as ultimate reality.
We also found new trait in our behavior led by greed and power and race of acquiring more and more matter settled in us. Matter was interpreted as ultimate truth and possessor of more matter was the supreme entity i.e. God as we named it.
Later societies were conditioned according these false principles and kept growing rapidly. There were hardly few, who understood this illusionary world and looked deep inside to know the real truth.
Situation started getting worsen and now we stand in situation, where suffering has become integral part of our societies. We are now conditioned to suffer no matter whatever we have. We are all bound to suffer as we have built societies in this way, where suffering is inherent.
To come out from this suffering, one must at least acknowledge the state of suffering. However, with having so much in mind and constantly being fed by society, it is almost impossible to shed this state.
However, I am still hopeful that one day entire human race shall understand their grandeur and shall work towards freeing themselves.
But somehow, we have already paid too much for our evolution and still paying more constantly.
Around a year ago, I watched Darren Aronofsky movie “Requiem For A Dream”. This movie had many disturbing scenes and perfectly portrayed mind capabilities to draw a different reality using its extraordinary imagination power. This different reality drove one particular character so much, that it started living with this reality all the time, ignoring every other thing.
After watching this movie, a very obvious question re-surfaced with intense desire to explore the answer. What is the actual power of human mind? What is it always moving? Who is watching the mind and who is being watched?
We often hear that one must have power to control the mind. But to me, it looks like great fallacy. Flow of thoughts is like strong and ferocious water waves forming in deadly sea storms. It is entirely foolish to hold such waves. Even if we try to hold then we would be the only one to carry all damage.
At one side, we have such astoundingly powerful machine capable of doing anything (literally anything) but on the other hand, we are the biggest victims of this power.
Constant flow of thoughts does not let us in ease with life and is always demanding something.
Probably to my own understanding, our approach is incorrect while handling this vast force of mind.
Whenever we are trying to control the mind, it implies that we are holding on to this energy and suppressing it. This situation leads to the blockage and generates a very restless state in mind. No matter how hard one can try to control, it is bound to be broken in aggressive manner.
I believe, we must channelize our mind. To do this, we must find the right direction wherein we can train our own mind to adopt new ways of exploration, new approach towards life and new possibilities.
We should also never force positive thinking on us because if mind is at peace then it will only think harmoniously or in other words peacefully and positively.
Controlling anything means forcing it to submit but channelizing means helping it to find new directions, new paths in this infinite consciousness.
If you are having the below mentioned state of mind then do watch the wonderful video just below the text. You may probably get the direction for the right answer.
What is real purpose of life? Who are we actually? Where are we heading for? Are there others like us?
My heart start sinking with these questions and I find myself trapped with the uncertainty of life. I can not help thinking about these questions and feel constant companionship these unanswered miseries of my own life or for that matter every one of us lives.
I may pretend to be busy by avoiding these questions but for how long and why. I don’t think, I shall be honest to myself by doing so.
Sometimes, I feel stuck as if end has arrived and nothing seems to going to anywhere. It may sound that it has something to do with all the material stuff; I have accumulated or still accumulating. But it certainly does not.
Unfortunately society also does not seem to be helping in this quest. Rather it has fed me with so much of conditioning that I am trapped. I know I should be moving but I can not.
I am inside a cage, which is made of gold. I feel suffocated and want to move out to roam around to experience my grand existence. But I can not come out because I have to prove myself and defend my false ego of being big and dominating.
I have all the reasons to come out but I know I won’t and my legs do not have strength to wander into unknown.
I am in cage and I am trapped. But funniest part of this social show that door of the cage is open and I am aware about it.
I hate to admit that but I feel like loser sometime.
Whenever I look around, I always find faces with tremendous unease, angry with themselves and in most of cases, having multiple complaints with life and its pace.
I am no exception to this when I see myself in the mirror.
I am compelled to think as to how and when this shall cease. Shall there be any logical end to this mental agony? Our social environment is full of demands and life has finally turned into plethora of compromises.
Shall there be any day, when I am harmonized with myself? Shall there be any moment, when everything is detached from me or rather I shall detach by myself?
Truly speaking, like a true seeker, I definitely do not have any right or appropriate answer to this. But I think there is a medicine to this deadly disease.
It is SILENCE.
If you observe carefully then you’ll realize that our problems do not lie with the events of external world but our reactions of those events internally.
Our upbringing has been difficult in regard to fact that we were fed with the information and opinions. We really never had the choice to choose or express our liking or disliking due to our high level of dependency socially.
We wanted to be in control of our own life and by the time we realize this, we are trapped with so called responsibility stigma.
Ultimately it results in the stagnation of every sort of personal growth. Whatever information was programed in childhood has actually become the basis or foundation of every decision we take or intend to take.
Noble silence is definitely an effective tool to fight and overcome difficulties by maintaining it. Noble silence means that your mind is not indulged in any mental activity but just witnessing everything. You are a mere observer to your thought and not reacting or acting on these.
Thoughts come and go. You are a mere spectator completely detached from yourself.
This is probably mediation in deep and true sense.
To me, silence is only the tool I find to live in harmony.
Let me tell you a story.
Once upon of time, there lived a wonderful painter, who knew nothing but language of colors. He saw his life through colors, beautiful and wonderful colors, rainbow colors. He did not earn because he needed not to. He was the king of imagination and god always fed him in some or other way. At one such time, god decided to test his endurance and faith in him, so he did not give food to this painter for few days. Painter remained hungry and lay on ground almost lifeless. A devil was passing by and saw him. He realized this as an opportunity to break one more potential and wonderful soul, and offered him food and water. But in exchange he asked his colors, canvas, brush and all older paintings. This painter was taken by his weakness and hunger that he readily agreed to exchange. This time god was shattered and had tears in his eyes because he was about to provide food and water to this painter but then devil made his offer first. Painter lost it all. He did not believe that god was still there and just testing him. Though god forgave him later but could not do anything to get his colors, brush, canvas and old paintings from devil. Painter died in oblivion though he had the ability to turn into great painter but he could not sustain the test of god.
We may think that life is unfair to us and give up our dreams and aspirations in exchange for the convenience of the life. Convenience is our greatest enemy and it kills you even if you may still be breathing. This devil is none other but fear, who is present everywhere in our society to exchange your dreams with so called convenience and security..
Do not die before living the life fully. Dream big and have courage to take on unknown path to realize those. After all, you are just traveler on earth like every one of us.
It is a pity that we are all running and not even realizing this. We are chasing a moment of happiness unaware of the fact that this moment is NOW.
I defined the importance of love and moment in this short poem in my book.
This moment is the moment I have
I could feel and see you in this moment
I know no past and no future
I love to love in this moment
Oh, Naina, moment of undying love and purity
This is what I demand and seek
I feel the moment in this moment
We are always either in past or in future. But from the creator perspective, our definition of time is not only funny but meaningless too. A moment, which has already been buried or has not arrived yet, we devote all our focus ignoring our momentary NOW.
According to quantum theory, everything in this infinite consciousness is being reborn and destroyed billions of time in a fraction of seconds. Even Vipassana meditation fundamentals are based on this principles. It is said that Buddha and other great sage understood this mystery and propagated the same.
Because of the same reason, slow breathing techniques are outstanding stress buster. When one breath deeply,focus is diverted on life force, which is flowing from your body NOW. Our brain stops releasing stress hormones and then entire body feels easy and relax.
Unfortunately, our beliefs are more of destroyer of our peace. Since childhood, we are conditioned to live in past and future and constantly ignoring present.
I know, it needs to be stopped. This nonsense chain of conditioning must be broken before it devour and kills the peace from our true experience.
Live in the moment, because this is what you have.