~ Every mind enters the phase of an existential crisis at some point… It is the clarity of having to look beyond what is, that aids the answers ~ ©Aanjeli
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Wisdom is something you are born with. It’s also something you learn with time. But most importantly wisdom is gained. Why do I say you are born with it? It is because you awaken the wisdom that is already within you. Why is it something you learn with time? Cos experience acts as the catalyst which awakens you. But why did I say most importantly it is gained? Because once true wisdom is collected you cannot possibly lose it. You may lose sight of it at times, but the minute you decide to slow down and take a minute for yourself, there it will be inside of you, placed softly like a beautiful pearl in an oyster.
Can I tell you something?
When I walk on the street sometimes
I suddenly feel like the way people are
looks like they’ve been planted there.
And then I know that’s my Crazy talking.
I also know it happens
‘cos I know how Crazy works
Which is why I let my own thoughts scare me
even for a second.
Then I simply avert my thoughts.
I know just ‘cos I have a random thought
it shouldn’t define my entire personality.
I know the greatest of us
will have a little bit of Crazy within us.
And there lies the problem
within calling it Crazy itself.
It should be called otherwise.
People have mucked up
and misused words so much
that sometimes when the appropriate word is missing,
wrong wordplay end up causing collateral damage.
i.e. the insecurity we get of our own thoughts.
No. Don’t let a vocabulary label you.
I want you to be confidant about who you are.
In the meantime
tell the family history of Crazy genetics
the abusive piano teacher
the inappropriate father figure
and the sniffy social standards,
to sod off.
To feel the pain of a pin prick, or feel the pain of sorrow. To feel the pressure on your body in an over crowded bus, or feel pressured down by stress. To feel cold-rain drops trickle down your face, or feel cold, yet human with envy. To let yourself feel someone’s touch, or be touched by simple happiness. To feel the warmth of the blazing sun, or the warmth of gratitude…
Did it ever cross your mind, that our emotions are so closely related to the exact sensory modalities felt on our skin. To feel skin deep with a phantom limb or accept the paralysed one.
“Manushya” in Sanskrit refers to Human. “Manas” – which means Mind, “Iisha” – meaning master. A master of the mind. All living beings have four basic survival needs: Hunger, Rest, Protection, and Reproduction. Both man and animal share this in common. Additionally the human race has evolved to express “civility” – Kindness. Compassion. Consideration. Respect. Politeness. He can also express the opposite. All of which corresponds to the “worldly” aspect of survival.
What distinguishes Manushya or human from the rest of the animal kingdom? His ability to cultivate the Mind. One who spends his entire life responding to his survival needs, is animal. Where do you stand?