We all are different individuals with diverse opinions and perceptions. Yet, there are a lot of commonalities among us.
We all breath the same air, eat, sleep and also smile! The first three are a 100 per cent certain for each one of you reading this, if not then you surely are not a human being!
We are all living to maximise our happiness.
Smiling is the best part in life. If you are in a mess, yet if you are able to smile then you are happy.
Though everyone lives with an aim to maximise their happiness, be it through acquiring wealth, fame, recognition, feeling loved or serving the society. In their pursuit of the goal, problems become an integral part of it.
Problems in life
You want to earn lots of money and have the perfect business plan but don’t have the finances, there is a Problem! You want to become famous and recognised like Michael Jackson but you are pathetic at singing – problem. You are madly in love with a girl/boy but she/he is getting married tomorrow – certainly a very BIG PROBLEM!
In short problems are a everyday part of life. Be it professional career, relationships or personal life, a lot many problems arise and an equal number subside.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN A PROBLEM COMES UP?
First is that you panic- ‘OMG! Where did this come from.’
Slowly you start accepting the reality and come into acceptance. You realise that yes, There is a real problem!
Then you try to find a solution to the problem. But do you really find it?
You don’t need an answer!
It is true that it takes a little time for us to find the answers/solutions. But do they really help us to achieve maximum happiness. No!
Our mind keeps on running hither tither. We are happy when our mind is relaxed. An answer does not bring an end in itself. For it has solved the puzzle but has not yet silenced the mind. To achieve the latter you need to move beyond the answer.
How do you come to that state? Through Yoga and Meditation. Meditation is the best way to relax your mind. During meditation the mind withdraws from the five senses and reposes within. That is where the solution to all the problems lies. DEEPER WITHIN!
Only solving a mystery won’t bring an end to a problem. You need to be in that plane where being in contentment and happiness makes the problem irrelevant.
Suppose your mother asks you to get a box of chocolates, that would be given to the guests who are coming on the weekend. You just like a sweet little kid, drive straight to the supermarket and walk up to the chocolates section. You look around and find so many varieties to choose from.!?!
‘Should I get an Hershey’s? Or should I buy the local handcrafted ones?’
Problems, confusion and a hanging decision. How you wish your mother would have told you which one to buy!
However, if you would just pick on anyone and be calm and composed with the belief that – ‘ They will love this.’
Ta da! The problem just vanishes.
But does it happen that way? No!
Practicing meditation takes you to that state where you overcome the confusion and the problem.
That’s when you won’t need an answer and silence would become the answer to all your problems.!