Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Controlling Your Thoughts

“Do you know who I am?” Last night I heard someone shouting these words at a glossary store. The speaker of these words was a tall man who looked like someone from a very rich family, and he was shouting at a boy aged 14-15 years. This man was so full of ego that it overflowed in his every action. Someone interfered and sorted out the matter within the two within minutes.

Just after 10-15 minutes I saw the same man driving away his car rashly, as if wanted to show his anger to the world around and the boy on the other hand was back to his cheerful jokes.

Time and again we come across people who are always ready to pick up an arguments or fights. They only need a slight indication. These so called ‘hyper sensitive’ and ‘temperamental’ people can be seen at every corner– in the departmental store, on roads, within movie halls, at parties etc. They do not have a control on their feelings do have tendencies to burst out with anger on others. Our reaction, when we see a incident like these, is often none. And chances are, that we will react in the same way under a similar situation. So the result is that we do not have a control on ourselves and give out the ‘remote control’ of our mood to others. We react and not act within circumstances. Now how much correct is that approach?

1 comment:

Padma said...

Nice Post.

This is the most common form of reaction when one identifies oneself with mind, body and senses. In other word "Ego I". Bhagwat Geeta's chapter 2, shloka 62 and 63 describes man’s plight very beautifully. Thoughts cannot be controlled, it has to be understood. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has written a book on anger called “Anger”.

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