Switched off the noise

Noise…there is so much of it now, that it actually has no effect.

There are gazillions of tweets, Facebook updates, Instagram posts, articles, blogs, vlogs, newsletters, emails and so on.

We hope that if we make enough noise someone will notice and project us into the limelight. We want things to go viral, we want to have millions of followers, we want everyone to know about us. The reality is no one cares.

It’s actually better to be genuine, to be heard by those who matter and they are small in number and they are the ones who will love our story for what it is, not like us because we’ll like them back or follow for a follow back.

Noise is about manipulation and the ones who you are trying to reach that might be interested in what you have to say have switched off the noise. Don’t be noisy be genuine.

Being you

The best thing in the world to do is be you.

Yet strangely it is the hardest to achieve.

It requires us to let go of our internal self-image that the mind will protect at all costs.

This requires taking a step off the highest diving board with no experience. But gradually it gets easier. It requires us to observe our mind and what that inner voice is saying without any judgement, simply listen to it.

Like a toddler throwing a tantrum, the less we react the more the tantrum subsides. So with the thoughts in our minds, which are primarily engaged with the past bad things that happened to us or invented bad things that are going to happen to us, if we leave them alone and simply listen, they subside as we feed them no energy.

If we give recognition to the negative thoughts of our mind and it’s constant effort to preserve this image we have created of ourselves, so it continues. Let go of this image and we can be truly ourselves.

It’s a hard path but one worth trying as real peace and happiness come when we are just us instead of being controlled by our minds.