As I get older , I feel “mind over matter” gets harder and harder.
As silly as this may sound, its the Navarathri season , again, and I have observed being a vegetarian ,annually , as long as i can remember. And that counts for nearly quarter of a century ( and a bit more – maybe quarter of a century plus 10++ years) – obviously denial sets in as I age as well.
Its never really mattered before . Being vegetarian was so easy as I was growing up.Funnily now , the nine days feels like the longest nine days of my life. Eating vegan has been impossible, I think I even cheated with having an egg or two . Sigh. And really , food isn’t that big a deal to me . I don’t need meat , its just that I feel like I suddenly need it when I cant.Urghhhhh.
Besides Navarathri, I also feel keeping to something , be it exercise or being more productive has just gotten harder as I age. Shouldn’t it improve with age or is it just me ? I keep telling myself I NEED to try harder , and its for the betterment of me , but yet I do get lazy most days.( focus Pho, focus!stop giving excuses)
I do procrastinate way more than I should. I do get lazy most days. I do give excuses all the time.
Dear Shakthi , Please guide me .Tomorrow is Vijayadashami , like how You conquered the evil, help me conquer this horrid habit of mine.
As we celebrate this joyous occasion, let us also remember , the purpose of it.To learn to eliminate these traits that cause more evil than good:
- Kama vasana (Lust)
- Krodha (Anger)
- Moha (Delusion)
- Lobha (Greed)
- Mada (Over Pride)
- Matsara (Jealousy)
- Manas (Mind)
- Buddhi (Intellect)
- Chitta (Will)
- Ahankara (Ego).