The mind is such a jukebox that it contains thoughts, feelings, emotions, all the things we have seen, smelled, tasted, heard, and touched. All these impressions are there in the mind and we find sometimes the mind just throws different emotions and it gets very difficult for us to concentrate.
Students complain that when they study they feel like playing and when they’re playing they think about the exam they have tomorrow. It is very difficult to control our minds. If the mind is controlled it is our best friend and if it is not controlled it is our greatest enemy. Our scripture explains this mind is like a knife if it’s in the hand of a surgeon it saves a life and if the same knife is in the hands of a killer it takes a life. So the knife ( mind) is not good or bad but the utility of the knife is good or bad.
The mind creates stress and sometimes managing stress could be a task.
Here are 3 types of people who generally deal with stress –
1) Control freaks: These types of people want to control everything people, things, emotions.
But can we control these things? Nature has its own rules and what is destined to happen
will happen no matter what. Therefore it’s futile to waste your time on something which is not in
2) Perfectionists: These types of people want everything in their life to be 10/10. Their wife should be 10/10, her Husband should be 10/10, her job, salary, kids, car, savings, neighbours everything should be 10/10. But it’s a life full of ups and downs and everything cannot be 10/10.
Perfectionist people may have trophies and certificates to flex but they also have several
disease reports because they’re not grateful for the 9 things they have but stressed about the ones which they don’t.
Remember perfection isn’t perfect. Take steps towards blissful imperfection.
3) Enjoyment Maniacs: These types of people are the most unsatisfied people. The problem here is not enjoyment but the other word associated with it ‘Maniacs’. They work only for the sense of enjoyment. They want fun from anything and everything and when they don’t get that enjoyment or satisfaction they become stressed. They don’t like taking responsibility, they have no duty toward anyone. They’ll keep on switching jobs thinking the next one will give them satisfaction.
At last, they remain unsatisfied in the quest for enjoyment. They work for
satisfaction but remain unsatisfied their whole life. People who are dealing with stress should immediately leave these habits.
The only way one can control the senses permanently is if one can experience a
“higher taste. That comes from selflessness and keeping the senses always engaged.
We should understand that there’s more to life than just a sense of enjoyment.
Practice mindfulness to live a stable life.