Monday, February 16, 2009
Lately I’ve been thinking about the subconscious mind.
Like a monkey that never stops swinging from one tree of thought to another, the subconscious never stops thinking! For example, it goes something like this: “I want to eat this, yummm…ohh, this tastes like the time I shared food with so and so, that day it was nice and warm! I wanna live somewhere closer to the tropics coz I like it hot!! Hm, must visit the travel agent to enquire about ticket prices, oh also to the post office to buy that stamp. Damn economy! Aussie dollar so low, can’t go anywhere....” It’s like a meat market full of noisy people, random and it goes on all day long…amazing when you actually pay attention to your own self talk!
I’ve decided this year that I want to practice meditation. Imagine the possibilities if I can truly master my mind, quiet it, and change the way I react to the same situation in a more constructive way.
In some ways, we’re not too different to the chimpanzees. In more ways than we’d like to admit, our primitive brains respond directly to the outside stimulus: eat, drink, sleep, sex. The conscious mind may exert some degree of control through logical reasoning that stops us from acting out certain desires. We pride in being humans, we pride in the ability to think before we react, but to what degree is that control? Unresolved past experiences are like painful mouth ulcer that get continuously licked by the tongue of our subconscious. We brood over the same thoughts, the same obstacles over and over. Until a breakthrough happens, can you truly break out of that pattern of thought?
A good friend lent me a book I’ve enjoyed reading immensely. It has become my nightly ritual to read a few chapters of a woman’s self discovery journey, and learn from the wisdom she teaches me everyday. The strength of one’s character can truly be tested during one’s darkest hours. Mind mastery equals life mastery. If you can control and dictate the way you view and react to the world, every dream and desire are within your reach. A philosopher once said that everything you are looking for already exists in this world, sometimes we don’t see them materialize in their complete form because they are in their fragmented versions for a reason. It is funny how only when we recognize and appreciate its existence, that it materializes in the real world.
xiao ying @ 8:17 PM.
Name: Xiao Ying
Year of birth: 1982
Star Sign: Scorpio
Goal: To capture moments in life, and share it with those who matter
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"NOW" is a gift, that's why they call it "THE PRESENT"
Travel life has the essence of a dream.
It is something outside the normal,
yet you are in it.
It is peopled with characters you have never seen before
and in all probability will never see again.
It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness,
and pangs of longings...
But you are like the vikings who have gone into a world of adventure,
and home is not home until you return.
But home is where the heart is.
So where is home?
Dance like no one is watching
Love like you've never been hurt
Sing like no one's listening
Live like it's heaven on earth
Chocolate flows in deep dark, sweet waves, a river to ignite the mind and alert the senses...
Unexpected events in our daily lives are like different flavors that lie waiting beneath each chocolate cover.
Just like Forrest Gump explained:
"Life is like a box of chocolate, coz you never know what you're gonna get"