At times we become disillusioned with this world, more so when troubled or sick. Physicians and psychologists do not hold the key to body and mind harmony; commonly, we feel like driftwood following a sea storm. The world is such a crazy place.
What if we left nature to her own devices for five years? I am talking about no construction work, no felling CO2-absorbing trees, or releasing extra carbon and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and no pesticide use, etc., a complete human standstill.
Break life's mundane mould by expanding the Mind in deep meditation.
Paramahansa Yogananda, when in America, enjoyed a cup of coffee. T
One day, driving home, a 'Leggett Removals' lorry pulled out in front of me. Had I not just been thinking about a girl, Susan Leggett, for the first time since my school days, I would not have thought anything of this event. The coincident haunted me. What are the odds of a lorry, bearing the girl's name I'd just thought of, crossing my path? I'd say 1,000 000 to 1.
Suppose you suffer from a chronic condition, such as asthma, arthritis, emphysema, etc. In that case, you will be all too aware of the daily slog of putting up with your symptom. From the moment you get up, your enemy is ready to pounce. Some days are worse than others. There is no relent. Even if you have a good day, the foe is waiting to punish you for enjoying a pain-free day. This constant fight against symptoms dictates the kind of day you will have. We have our morning drug ritual involving an asthma pump, swallowing various pills, and attending to our wounds. We visit the hospital and undergo uncomfortable examinations and tests. We hear our consult informing us that our condition has deteriorated, we need more drugs or surgical procedures.
I watch negative news and think about what is really important. I contemplate unfair parallels in life, and that keep things in perspective for me. We have a TV interviewer earning multimillion dollars for a TV company. Her guests live in a multimillion-dollar mansion, with multimillion-dollar deals with Spotify and Netflix, complaining about distasteful remarks made to them and how living in the spotlight gives them mental trauma. At the same time, the show they are on goes out to seventy countries around the world.