Feeling Captive?

Updated: Apr 25, 2020

You are sitting in the comfort of your living room, relaxing on your sofa, probably with a glass of juice or tea and enjoying your time a home. Close your eyes and recall the Jurassic park movie, I am sure everyone must have seen it and if not then please do so.

Okay, so imagine yourself standing in the middle of a dense forest and two gigantic dinosaurs are having a grueling fight among themselves. You are standing amidst them with no clue what to do next. Suddenly one of them lost focus from the fight and started gazing at you. You are terrified and started to run for your life. Run as faster as you can and as harder as you can. Now open your eyes, do you feel your pulse racing? In case you have a decent imagination or concentration, you might also experience sweaty hands and legs.

So what just happened? From the relaxing and cozy comfort of your living room, you were transported in the middle of a fight, from where you had to run for your life.Some say that “human mind/thoughts travels faster than Light”. Though scientifically this has been proven wrong, but yet it is the fastest mode of communication that human can look up to.

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your THOUGHTS about it.” - Eckhart Tolle

Isn’t it beautiful, how our mind can time travel? Using this power you can visit the wonders of the world in no time. Yet we are feeling captive, bored, helpless and frustrated during these unusual times. Isn’t lock-down a state of mind? We can be sitting on the sea shore under bright sunny sky and still feel captive. Yet there are famous books like The Travels of Marco Polo, by Rustichello da Pisa , which is a travelogue, describing Marco Polo’s travel to Central Asia and China, written inside a prison.

Can we not use the power of our mind to experience life? Being grateful for what you have and counting your blessing at every step of your life, is the most effective way to find happiness and solace.Stop feeling captive and imagine a beautiful, peaceful and harmonious world.

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