Well imagine, the day starts perfect with a beautiful morning, bright sun and some beautiful music lifting your spirits higher. And then comes the call from office about a disaster situation or the nanny calls up to take a day off!
What happens to your blissful state of mind? What emotions do you go through? Did these situations / or any other manage to disturb your peace, your calmness? If yes …then why?
Why do some situations become so powerful that they manage to take our peace away?
Do they take it away or do we hand it over to them?
Let’s have a look at a paradigm. In Mahabharata; Surya putr Karana, (Lord Sun’s son) was blessed with a Kavach (Breast plate Armor). As long as he had it on, he was well protected. It is believed that nothing could harm him. So, in a way this was his power.
Now let’s imagine that all of us have a Physical/tangible Kavach too. If this is with you, then nothing in the world can harm you. This Armor protects you and gives you the power to deal with everything that comes your way. Tell me; now that you operate out of this paradigm: Would you want to give this Armor/Power away? Consciously / Unconsciously?
We all possess ‘The power’ to be in control of ourselves and our emotions. Every time we get angry or upset out of compulsion, we are actually handing over our Kavach to someone else. Visualize, you are ‘actually’ handing over this armour to someone else. Because at this point of time you are responding not as you would want to, but as they want you to.
And we don’t even realize!
Typically ,we lose our peace when things don’t go the way we want them to, when we try to control what others are doing or saying , when others don’t do the stuff we ask them to in the way we want them to do.
So, basically you lose your peace, thinking you can’t control others. And the reality is that they are actually controlling your mood / your state of mind?
Isn’t that really a point to ponder on!