“𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙨.”
Things look ugly or beautiful based upon the thought they provoke.
The thought that already exists inside the brain, defines things as either pleasant or abhorrent.
Things that your mind sees differ greatly from the ones that your eyes do.
For example, a painting will be having different meanings for the painter and different for the admirers.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘆𝗲𝘀?
There can be many factors that affect the perception of something including past experiences, mindset, grooming, knowledge, exposure, environment, and emotional or mental state of the person.
These and many other factors influence the colors that are given to something.
𝗗𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘃𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆?
Whatever we see, we only see for it has its presence. So, our experiences are real.
But the meaning given to them has no ultimate authority of being true or universal.
Hence, if you spend more time in the perceived thoughts about things, then you live in virtuality.
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿?
Because it gives strong evidence that our mind is not free or in our control.
Simple, if your mind would have been free, unbiased, and uninfluenced you wouldn’t be having different perceptions about the same thing.
Couldn’t get it?
Let’s try this.
𝕀𝕞𝕒𝕘𝕚𝕟𝕖 𝕒 𝕔𝕣𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕖𝕥 𝕓𝕒𝕝𝕝…
What was its color?
If you haven’t played cricket yourself enough, chances are it will be “red” because the ball your mind has seen so far in pictures or on TV was red.
But if you have played yourself, obviously you can’t ignore the green-colored cricket ball.
Actually, on apparent grounds, you have the freedom to imagine either red or green ball.
But, do you really?
Because the first thought or image of the ball your mind painted was completely without your choice or influence.
Based upon your past exposure or experience, it presented a red or green cricket ball in your head without asking for your permission.
𝗢𝗸, 𝗹𝗲𝘁’𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀
1) Imagine you are at some party or event or gathering of friends. Now, if all of a sudden your favorite song played in loud, you will either start moving your legs or arms (as an attempt to dance) or singing yourself with music and song.
Didn’t that happen without your influence? Had you any control over your body or lips when those favorite energizing sweet lyrics hit your ears?
2) Wouldn’t a hot picture of some pretty girl or handsome boy will catch your attention when scrolling through some app, even for a few seconds? Won’t it be happening without your control?
3) Of course, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) gas inhale will cause you to laugh madly without any influence.
4) Harsh words or someone’s bad behavior will instantly make you angry or worried. And even if you were told to be calm, relax or ignore your mind won’t allow you to be.
5) Don’t we keep scrolling on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter without conscious control? Doesn’t the likes and comments on our post or picture cause a reaction in us (again without our control)? The constantly updated new stuff keeps releasing dopamine hormone in your body and you keep scrolling mindlessly.
𝗡𝗲𝘂𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱…
That human mind functions in specific patterns.
There are patterns for what you feel, what you think, like, dislike, how you respond, react, and almost everything. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀.
They are formed or developed by different factors and never remain the same. (that’s also the reason we falsely think that our mind is free. But in reality, it’s the patterns that get evolved or changed).
𝗜𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁?
Understanding this basic thing can help us differentiate between reality and virtuality.
It can help us be in more control of our own behavior. For instance, if you unnecessarily feel the urge to buy unaffordable things like the latest iPhone, a new car, new dress. You can calmly sit and see why your mind is giving birth to such desire in the first place? Is it influenced by (fake) social status attached to luxury items?
Similarly, if you are worried or stressed, try to see what causes your mind to go to those lengths?
Because ultimately, it’s the mind that is doing all, on its own (influenced by something) and (of course) not by you.
𝗧𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗻𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹.
Like you are a car but in the driving seat, it’s your mind sitting, that constantly keeps looking at traffic, turns off the road, speed breakers, or your destination.
And every break, reduction, or increase in speed, turn, or takeover you (as a car) experience is nothing but the driver doing his job.
Anytime you feel stressed, worried or things seem out of control.
Just try to calmy see why your driver is doing that?
Is it the road turns (talks, remarks)? Speed breakers (failures, hard lessons)? Traffic (unclear situations, brain Fogg)? Or there is something else?
𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿: The mind is never FREE and not in your control fully. It is always influenced by something. Find that something and manipulate it if you want desired actions from your driver (mind).
𝓔𝓷𝓳𝓸𝔂 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓳𝓸𝓾𝓻𝓷𝓮𝔂…