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Let Stillness Flow Each Day

By Rajgopal Nidamboor

 

It is a matter of routine; also, clockwork. From the time we get up each morning until the time we go to bed each night, we are like a parched mop.


We are constantly taking in far too much information than required, thanks to a glut, or never-ending tags of information out there. For most part, 65 per cent of information is absorbed by our eyes and brain; 25 per cent from sound; and, the residual 10 per cent from flavour, feeling and smell. During wakeful hours, our brain is, likewise, flooded with sensory information. The drift is so heavy that we can’t think distinctly at times. Call it ‘sensory overload,’ the fact is ‘two’ much data and too much multi-tasking present themselves as our ego’s best billboard. The outcome is cerebral exhaustion, or burnout — a term that is routinely used for top-notch sportspersons.



You’d do well to think of your mind as a TV signal too, with each of your five senses functioning like specific TV channels on the remote. What does this signify? That too much of TV viewing can lead, no less, to mental apathy like excess information. This can twist your thinking abilities, while affecting your best intentions, thoughts and behaviour.


The best way to seek balance between this frenzied state and a serene world of inner peace is to enter into stillness every day and allow serenity to fill your mind. This can be attained by setting aside a little time, each day — and, disengaging from our ‘automated’ world. In other words, you’d turn off your TV, cell phone and computer, for some time, each day. This is not a forced act, but ‘mindful awakening.’


 

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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