Mind That Is Fooling You Around

Mind that fools you

We always run behind the things that are shiny by nature despite knowing the truth -“All that shines is NOT Gold.” You may have been learning the quote since childhood. You may have recited it in your class or school assembly or even share it with your friends. You help your dear ones understand the real meaning of the quote but when it comes to your own self, the quote vanishes from your mind. The mind always fools you around and you are always trapped in its voracious game. Let’s see how else our mind fools us around –

1. Getting attracted to Alluring Stuff –

Most of us are working day-night to earn enough money to fulfill our desire. Which desire? The desire of buying an iPhone, a car, a big house, watch movies, go outing etc. It’s not the desire of life but the desire of your mind. Your mind attracts you towards materials that are shiny by nature. However, at the end of your life, what you have actually achieved is nothing but some junks in around you, that are not even ‘with’ you.

2. Creating a negative thought inside you –

You do not know what’s wrong and what’s right. Who is honest and who is being dishonest? Your mind tells you everything and you keep on believing what it is passing on to you.

Why? The answer is obvious – Ego. Our ego is larger than the universe and our mind takes advantage of it. The moment your mind comes to know that you have even a small particle of ego inside you, it begins to feed it with all negative thoughts and ideas and the ego keeps on growing.

3. Demoralises you at every step

You are so much dependent on your mind that you do not even peep inside yourself to see your real capabilities. God has bestowed each of us with equal abilities – the type can be different howsoever. But, your mind is the one who always pulls you back to do the right or tough tasks in life. “Why to choose the tougher path when there is a path welcome you with glam and glory?” – says brain.

Remember, the hard you fight the most you will get out of it. Supreme teachings of Gautam Buddha also states – “The one who wins himself is the strongest of all.” Hence, win yourself first to win over the world.

See also: 10 Teachings of Gautam Buddha That Are  Life Changing

What to do?

Find your happiness first, then order your brain to listen to you instead of you listening to it. Your brain will listen to you only when you are happy and strong.

Happiness is not a car to buy from a showroom. It’s neither an iPhone that you can order online. Even google cannot find you your happiness. It’s no one but you and your peace of mind that will give eternal happiness.  Get rid of the negative thoughts. Release the imprisoned ego out. Do not compete with others but yourself. Recite the following three affirmations to yourself every day.

1. I welcome the new beginnings by heart.

2. I am grateful for what I have today and I don’t think of past or future.

3. I am at peace and happy with my personal best

These affirmations for happiness are nothing less than a holy grail. Keep on saying it and enjoy every little moment of life. Don’t get fooled around by your mind.