The Meaning Behind “How Are You?”
When someone asks, “How are you?”, we often respond by recounting all the problems we’re facing, mistaking a simple inquiry about our well-being for an invitation to share the complexities of our life. This reaction reveals a deep connection between our state of mind, ‘Haal’, and our actions, ‘Chaal’. Our mental state directly influences our behavior, and this is not just a psychological concept; it is visibly manifested in our physical appearance, particularly on our faces. Each morning, a glance in the mirror can become a moment of profound introspection. This isn’t about scrutinizing physical flaws but rather assessing the reflections of our inner state: are we at peace or troubled, humble or egotistic?
The Mirror of Our Soul
This mirror of the soul shows that our thoughts are powerful creators. They shape not only our mental and physical health but also our relationships and the environment of our homes. Every thought influences the people and even the plants around us, ultimately crafting the world we inhabit. Who, then, is the creator of these thoughts? In every circumstance, especially the challenging ones, we hold the power to generate positive thoughts. Rajyog, an ancient spiritual practice, exemplifies this, particularly in facing life’s ultimate challenge: death. It teaches that even in grief, we can maintain high vibrational thoughts.
Influencing Departing Souls with Our Thoughts
Our thoughts have profound effects, even reaching souls departing from this world. When engulfed in grief, thoughts of attachment and longing can impact the journey of the departing soul. Stories from real life reinforce the belief that positive thinking and blessings can aid in a soul’s peaceful transition. In the face of death, letting go with love, rather than clinging with attachment, becomes vital. We should focus on bidding farewell with gratitude and blessings, appreciating the shared love and moments, rather than succumbing to the pain of separation.
Preparing for Life’s Ultimate Transition
The importance of the final moments of life is significant. Our state of mind at this time reflects our lifelong attitudes and thoughts. Clearing our mind, forgiving, and making peace are essential in preparing for life’s ultimate transition. This perspective teaches us the importance of living each moment positively, seeing life’s challenges as opportunities for growth and enlightenment. Embracing self-love and acceptance, valuing relationships over ego, and maintaining a positive outlook are key to living a fulfilling life.
Living and Leaving with Ease and Dignity
Life, with its impermanent nature, urges us to appreciate every moment and relationship, understanding that everything is transient. We should live fully, letting go of entanglements while alive and as we prepare for the journey beyond. This approach to life and death teaches us to be prepared, at any moment, to leave with ease and dignity. There should be no unresolved issues or emotional baggage. Can we live in such a way that if we were to leave at any moment, we would do so with ease? Closing our eyes for a moment, let’s imagine there’s only a short time left. If there’s anything to be forgiven, any apologies to be made, now is the time. We don’t know who will leave first, and once these knots get carried into the next life, they become much more complicated. It’s easier to resolve them now. Letting go of grudges, forgiving others and ourselves, cleaning our mental and emotional space — these actions are not just for our peace but also for preparing for a graceful departure from this world.
Embracing Every Moment with Positivity
So, let’s live life with the mantra of “Wah, Wah!” – embracing every moment, every situation, as beneficial. Let’s stop dwelling on the negative, which only harms our bodies and minds, and instead see the good in everything. This way of living is not just for ourselves but also for those around us, influencing the energy we spread and the legacy we leave behind. As we journey through life, let’s travel light, unburdened by emotional weights, ready to move forward with ease and grace. This is the art of living and, ultimately, the art of dying — leaving this world as peacefully as we lived in it, surrounded by love and positive vibrations.