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Let Go That Paper Boat

By Rajgopal Nidamboor


The best mode to change, or transform, during tough times, or in the face of pessimism, is to flourish by releasing our piled-up negative emotional energy. This isn’t easy; it is difficult, because a wholly undulating, ever-mounting fussy emotion is around us all the time that it feels like a part of us. This is 'deliciously' evil, so to speak, the difference being of degree from other murky states.

All the same, the more we let go, the more relieved we’d all be from the stranglehold of stress, or anxiety. This course-correcting endeavour, in the midst of chaos, allows us to ‘reinvent’ oneself and also understand our mind, body, and soul in quintessential, tangible terms. More so, when one manages to untangle the deep recesses of certain negative emotions that once defined one’s behaviour, or existence. Philosophers call it the ‘open-minded state’ — the positive framework through which we are able to express ourselves, while reshuffling our thoughts with the autonomy to act, and not react by reflex.

It would do us all a world of good when we think of our emotions as a little paper boat in a puddle of water during rains. The little boat will move freely just as much as you let it go, more so when you tie a strand to it and hold the ‘controls.’ This simile holds good for your emotions too — because, it is only when your mind is propelled to let go fully of old negative emotions that you’ll discard and break out of your comfort zone.


Rajgopal Nidamboor, PhD, is a wellness physician-writer-editor, independent researcher, columnist, author, and publisher. His published work includes hundreds of newspaper, magazine, Web articles, essays, meditations, columns, and critiques on a host of subjects, aside from four books on natural health, two coffee table tomes, a handful of eBooks, and an encyclopedic treatise on Indian philosophy. He calls himself an irrepressible idealist. What he likes best is spending quality time with his family and close friends, and in reading, writing, listening to music, watching cricket/old movies, and mindful meditation. He lives in Navi Mumbai, India.


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