Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I was just taking a stroll through the corner of my mind with my friend Gautham and came across some ideas that I wanted to think more about and would like you to think about too. After reading this post, I would like you to sit back and find the answer to a question I would ask at the end.

“Our mind is a unique combination of thoughts, feelings, facts, interpretations, imagination, creations, innovativeness, tactics, ideas and a wide range of similar aspects. These aspects when looked closer fall under the genre of ‘invisible features’ that are present in our day to day life. The mind is in a way an ‘invisible being’ that lives with us. The decisions that we make are the processed results of the minds activity. It conditions itself to certain tactics and rules from the very beginning of our growing period. A person behaves in a particular way in a particular situation by applying the various rules the mind has kept set. Sometimes mistakes are committed knowingly. In such a case, the mind warns the individual that it is doing a mistake, yet the person indulges himself/herself in the act. In a way, the mind is the machine that is capable of solving the problem it creates in the most apt way. Once it realises the mistake, if one takes an effort to correct it or at the least regret, the act would be ‘forgiven’ by one’s self. That is the self defence that the mind gives to its owner.

Ones identity depends on the way he/she portrays himself/herself in the milieu of others. An individual who has complete control of mind would never have an identity crisis within himself/herself. It is most important for one to be true to the self. At the end of a day when you lie down on your bed, ask your conscience who you are. If the acts that you did in the short span of your life suddenly stand out as thorns that would hurt your mind’s ethics, then you should help exercise yourself to redefine/explain yourself in the court of your mind. The answer to who you are is there only within yourself. As long as your mind is able to sustain and keep up with its ethics, I would say, you have complete control of yourself.
In a situation where all the norms of the mind are violated, (unknowingly in the beginning and knowingly towards the end), the self of the person begins to weaken. It is a state when a human mind that was once a palette with the many ingredients in life starts to become null and void and in the end lose its self consciousness. The question as to who you are when asked to a person in such a situation would be answered in such a way that the mind has tuned itself to act in ways against its own ethics. I believe this is a particular situation where one loses his/her identity and conscience, resulting in a state where the negative aspects that creep into the mind overtake the normal state of mind. One should be successful in his/her life by being able to revert to the right conscience.

Now that you have read this post, I would like you to sit back and ask your conscience the question- ‘Who you are’. If you are able to come out with an answer that is true to yourself, then I believe You are so far a successful human being.”


hari said...

hi winnie.. your writing has touched some where in my heart. this similar thought has came to my mind a way long back.. in addition let me add "if you find the answer for your question "who you are? " there will be a situation in your life where there is nothing else to find. i personally think that the whole life is a rush to find the real "U" . when you lie down ur bed nd think for an answer for "who u r" may be u will find one. but the very next day as u said "invisible features" changes your life again.. there r some other factors which influvence the invisible features likely, the people you meet, the idea u share, the things you see and the experience you gain each and everyday, it deviates the answer for what you are. its experience in life which adds in you life subliminally which ultimately leads to the state of mind called nirvana, where you find answers to everything. i remember reading somewhere 'there is place where you get answers to all your question and that iswith in you'. as you look back to your life we find that our life is a sequence of incidence linked together. as mohd ali said " The man who views the world at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." its the incident that change the persons perspective of everything. the word "conscience" means "with knowledge". You can say that a judgment of conscience is a judgment made with knowledge & knowledge comes with experience. there is one question i would raise , what is right and what is wrong? where is it all described?,
lets remember the words of Robert frost..
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Winnie Panicker said...

Hi Hari...
thanks for the comments...when we find an answer to what you are, its true we have found everything...what i had mentioned is that we should witihin ourselves know what ew exactly are and not let ourselves delve into activities that go against us...
what is right/wrong is decided by us. it depends on our logic. do not harm anyone..and anyone would include us ourselves which may come under the category of 'intrapersonal communication'.. hope i was able to clarify the comment and the question you have raised... :)

Arpita said...

Life is a prism of perpectives... I mean, the views that we hold today are what we see from the frame of yesterday. And that is what detremenies who we are. With new experiences that we assemble as we walk down the road of life, our definitions of ourselves change and grow... Life is transient, and so are we.

John said...

Hi Winnie -

Very insightful and thought provoking. Humanity I understand in general errs toward 'bad' - your 'self check' should be useful to us all.

Best regards,


Winnie Panicker said...

thanks for the comment..:)



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