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deleting_memoriesHow hard is it to erase somebody’s existence from your life? We can choose to cut off all the social networking ties yet remain largely unsuccessful in deleting a person completely from our lives. We need to put in real efforts in doing so, if we are not the people who do not feel anything even when they meet or greet their friends with whom they have fallen out. I belong to the race which does not believe in keeping any kind of contact whatsoever with the one who has cheated on me, taken me down, hurt me for a longer time than we remained friends, etc. 

Saddest part of this reality is the fact that deleting images, notes, texts and contact details are not enough. We need to erase their memories. I consider myself to be a considerably calm person and my efforts have been so far a bit of a success. I have started blocking my own thoughts whenever memories come by. This is one hell of a process. These are people and moments we are talking about, not some random stranger talk. Our effort in deleting someone from our life is solely to let ourselves enjoy peace and the sheer happiness of existence. Life is a constant commotion and why do we need to keep hurting our inner peace? We must release ourselves from all forms of memories attached to these people who have made us feel low in life at some point or the other. 

We are tiny parts of the bigger universe and we have significant roles to play in our lives. We must not hinder that process by crying over past moments and memories. I am not suggesting to avoid memories but what I am trying to say is the fact that we must not think of the bad things. We must let go of all things negative as they hurt US.

WE, US, ME, – These are important as long as they do not make us shallow individuals. Pride and ego are important to make a character stronger, bigger and mightier. We have arrived as sole (and supreme too) entities and our life path will determine our  liberation. A soul is what matters and our only goal is to liberate it from the clutches of negativity, evil, bad blood and bad intent. Only then shall we attain enlightenment. 

what-goes-around-come-aroundKarma is a *^&^*! But there is no way escaping the route. Our actions sow the seeds for the results we witness. No matter how hard we try not to think bad about people who have done bad to us but past actions and thoughts will bear the results (and these results will be in line with our deeds, vibes and thoughts we spread). ‘What goes around comes around’ is a tried and tested cliche.

There are good people on earth who never pray or hope bad for ones who do bad to them. But then again there is no turning around from the path of ‘Karma’, that is our own actions. The cosmos rules our lives. Cosmic energies are related and everything that exists are co-related. In order to attain a scar-free life we must strive each day to aim higher and do better. Aiming higher is to believe in the fact that if we are unable to do good to anyone we should not do bad either. It does not matter whether there is any bodily harm intended or not. Even a bad ranting or an out of place sentence might unknowingly hurt a person who is probably in deep need of comfort or soothing words.

To release ourselves we must release our ego, our everyday needs and greed. We own nothing. Without a name or our existing fame we came with nothing but our birth. We were born to pursue a noble deed – to attain the ultimate goal of enlightenment as there is nothing else to pursue. Having a palace, a hot wheel, a good looking spouse or a comfortable life are ‘things’, sheer material pleasures. A human’s birth cannot be complete solely by achieving material feats. A soul’s ascent is as important as a body’s.

We work hard to reach physical world goals, heights. In doing so we forget that our physical world dreams are futile as the more we get attached to this world the more fearful we will remain. Remaining fearful will make us permanently attached to a non-existent environment. What truly matters is to realize the dreams and pleasures experienced (or to be experienced) by our soul. We are nothing without the active enlivening of our true self, which is nothing but our soul.

Each day we must keep in line with our positive thoughts and intent to do good or think good. Positive vibes will not earn us more money or material pleasures but they will earn us ‘real happiness’.  There are days when we often sit down all by ourselves and think of the actions and things or pursuits that failed us to be happy. Then why is it that we are not happy in spite of attaining things that should have made us happy. This is where the  soul searching comes up. An individual ignores his soul’s wants and desires. When these are pointed out road to enlightenment starts shaping up. Enlightening is an everyday process. Life has no material goals other than to raise oneself in line with her/his actions.

What is true awakening? Is it seeing, letting one’s thoughts flow or is it never forgettingawakening our very self in each deed we do throughout the day? There will never be anyone around to teach how to awaken our soul, the true territories of consciousness as one has to find his own path.

Let us take an example. Taking a long walk (more like the one taken by P. D. Ouspensky in Saint Petersburg) while never forgetting our own existence will do the trick. At some point or the other we might lose our very intent of ‘not to forget our existence’! What I want to say is the very fact that we tend to forget ourselves while doing everyday chores starting from chatting, house-cleaning to working at office or eating, drinking and other trivial or important works. Even while we think we forget our existence. It is an everyday process (more like a practice) to remember our existence.

When we start remembering ourselves (every single moment) we will get close to awakening our souls. We must observe our senses, watch our minds, track our emotions, feelings, realize our pain and happiness, observe our instincts and impulses in order to remain conscious. We tend to see an object or a place and start connecting with it. In doing so we forget ourselves. We must never get fascinated or attached to any occurrence in our lives. If we attain this we will attain the feat of being awakened.

Controlling our mind is more like an exercise and an everyday pursuit and I am sure with earnest efforts we will ‘not forget ourselves’. This is our ultimate goal as nothing else matters. Realizing and enlightening our souls require hard work – harder than loving, talking, leading our lives, working, taking care of relationships and our families. For humans living in the troubled times like today it will be difficult to focus on this exercise but we can can chant this everyday – ‘Let’s not forget ourselves as we inch towards Awakening’ and we will never fail ourselves!  🙂