Why are you here in this world doing all the necessary things daily without saying anything to anyone? What should you have done and what you are doing? Are you good or bad? Whatever you did 10 yrs back was right or wrong? Are you analyzing your mistakes correctly? Are you making good choices in your life? And in this way, the list goes on.
Over-analyzing and calculating life will only lead to frustration.
The purpose here is not to make you busy in calculating your life but to make you feel free from these questions. But if you’ll not analyze what you’ve done and what you’re doing, how will you move forward? even the greatest of philosophers have said to learn from the past mistakes and analyze life, find the true meaning of life.
Here it’s essential to understand the meaning of ‘life’ then the meaning of ‘truth’. Well, many philosophers had died in search of these two meanings. Truth and life, to be more complex they made it ‘ true meaning of life’.
It seems a little bit hard but it’s accepted among us all. And what gets accepted in this world becomes the truth. I don’t want to make it more complex. Let’s see a common family having two children and a couple working on farms living in a village with a minimum income. They smile even after getting 200 rupees more than usual, The father has just brought a doll and a bar of chocolate for his children and the whole family is celebrating the day like a festival.
What if I say they are living ‘life’. What if I say that this is ‘true’ happiness. Actually, whenever I’m stuck with complex and subjective concepts I make my own definitions, to be more specific if you’re searching for purpose of life and what life is? Then the simplest solution is to create your own version of life, no need to find it just create one. That’s it! Cool? Yea it is!
Are you observing how simplicity is making even the hardest concepts easier? The thing is people don’t need to search for the best things like the ‘ultimate truth’ or anything similar but they need to make everything ‘just better’. Even the crux of every call you’ve made with your people is that they want to make things better. The key to this is not necessarily another self-help book full of complex information, then what? Just a break! Some memories and peace.
What people really don’t understand is that it is their own life and no one is here to judge them on how intellectually or sophisticatedly they are dealing with themselves sitting in corner of a room with all lights off. Actually, simplicity is the new sophistication. How? Thoughts are like a web of spiders, the more you think about unnecessary things the more you’ll end up making it complicated for you just like the spider.
The more the spider weaves, the more complex becomes the web. For example, If you think ‘whatever I did was wrong and I’ll die in guilt for the rest of my life’ then stop and listen! Whatever you did is past and it was not intentional that’s it. Forget it and move on! If the phenomenon is a simple way to make it more emotional and complex unnecessarily? To torture your simple and sophisticated mind?
In this world full of information clattering from newspaper social media to the minds, an average person can’t afford to keep each and everything intact. And because of so much information, the mind creates unnecessary complications making a web resulting in depression and anxiety. The problem that most of the youth is facing today may be the reason is young people want to know so much as compared to a 50yr old man who just wants to enjoy and count his days of life.
Actually, some things are better not to be understood, some things are better to be untouched. Every kind of knowledge is not worthy enough to gain, at the cost of your simple yet precious smile. Why older people are simple? Because they know overthinking would manufacture a cheap depressed man with suicidal thoughts and nothing more. Seriously? Well Yeah! This is the side effect of knowing so much.
Influencers and people on social media often paint everything bleaker than it is.
Does remaining minimalistic means ignorance or dumbing down things? Definitely not. It isn’t about not noticing and ignoring everything but it means observing and noticing everything, then consciously choosing the right and healthy things. This is the need of the hour. we as a human race are constantly losing the art of simplicity.
Even today you’ll not hear good people uttering that someone gave them 1 lakh Rs. or so but the stories of ‘someone made my day’ can be heard among the richest people, just a better day than usual and some relief makes them happy because simple things make life easier.
On Instagram stories the self-declared ‘intellectuals’ would pretend that:
People are hard to understand, the world is becoming worse, life is complex. Have you ever wondered, where these perceptions are manufactured, packed, and distributed among the retailers? It’s the mind that is full of complexities and not the world, It’s the mind that thinks that people are becoming complex to understand.
How about taking a cute nap? After the nap things will be better and if not at least you’ll feel relaxed. But in place of that people will talk to other people for sympathy and condolence for their feelings which are not even permanent in nature and eventually they make it bigger and every time you repeat a bad feeling with each increasing number it will get worse and even sometimes that original feeling seems smaller than the one which is created with space of time. However, the newly created feeling which is not even 50% of the original starts dominating the scene, and life really becomes hard.
Feelings are our own possessions and we can keep them simple by just not allowing the concrete dangerous knowledge to enter into our hearts. For the sake of understanding the power of simple feelings let’s get back to childhood days and remember licking ice creams, having fun on swings in the park, playing and laughing, getting angry over lame issues, sleeping on mom’s lap, etc. You’ve re-lived those memories right? My sentences are simple but the feelings they’re emitting are priceless and so powerful that this can make your day.
This example is not rocket science but little things make huge differences. If everyone in this world would decide to make their lives better, then the so-called complex world will eventually get easier. Here our purpose is not to change the world but to simply make it better and for that, we need to start with ourselves.