Defragmentation of the mind every few years helps one to discard the garbage collected from social media and intercourse with others. It rearranges one’s values and helps fine tune the senses. It reduces static (inane collection of dialogues with all and sundry) and jettisons grudges.
So how does one do this?
Here is a checklist that may help you:
- Time out: Remove yourself from your comfort zone of home, family and friends. Go away to a place where Nature and its creatures are in abundance (not humans).
- Change diet: Eating vegetables instead of non-vegetables helps cleanse the body. Drink lots of water. No alcohol. No Smoking. No drugs of any kind. No electronics of any kind. No books. No cameras. No TV. This is called self-discipline.
- Maintain silence as much as possible. And the best way to do this is to take long walks in forested areas or along a river or beach. This will help you to listen to the many wonderful sounds of Nature. It will have a curative effect on your bruised senses.
- Write down all your worries (don’t cheat) on a piece of paper, then burn it. And while doing so tell yourself that you are getting rid of negative energy.
- Pray by all means but don’t recite the standard prayers. Speak to your God in your mind, like you would talk to a trusted friend in person.
- Go to sleep early. Rise early.
- Every morning before you rise from your bed take a small mirror and look into it. Concentrate on your eyes. The first few instances would be distracting because you would be pandering to your vanity. But after this you will begin in earnest. Soon, very soon, you will observe that there is someone looking back at you. Someone living within you. This, as some say, is your soul. It will be a sobering experience. You will then see how other people see you and not how you think other people see you. You will get a perspective of yourself. And it is from here that the defragmentation of your mind begins.
- Remember: There are no gurus, no special exercise regimes or lectures or massages or bilious green health drinks or sex or communal hugging or colon cleansing. It is just you confronting yourself and dealing with it, in silence.
The effectiveness of this lies in whether you lie to yourself or not.
Life is for living, not existing. The question is – Do you want to Live or merely survive like a wounded animal?
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om
© Mark Ulyseas