Mind over matter

mind over matter

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:

  1. Kama vasana (Lust)
  2. Krodha (Anger)
  3. Moha (Delusion)
  4. Lobha (Greed)
  5. Mada (Over Pride)
  6. Matsara (Jealousy)
  7. Manas (Mind)
  8. Buddhi (Intellect)
  9. Chitta (Will)
  10. Ahankara (Ego).

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Sivaghami says:

    A lil evil does no harm .. keeps it all lively.

    😉

    Liked by 2 people

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