The gurgling river is never quiet, yet there’s a “soothing quietude” even in its flow!
Such is the Power of a “Thinking/Thoughtful” Speaker and Doer.
And, when one speaks or does something, one really ought to think. Because the impact that is consequently framed is enormous.
And hence, it becomes important to have Integrity when you choose to think aloud. If you don’t mean it, then don’t say/do it.
Just as troubles are halved through heartfelt soothing talks, problems are just as easily multiplied by blaming, gossiping, manipulating or even by modulating the tone of speech from the ‘calm’ mode to a ‘yelling & hollering’ one.
Because, Cacophony is neither a solution nor an alternative. It simply contradicts harmony in life!
And when I say cacophony, it would mean anything from the noises around us to the chaos of ideas and thoughts of the mind.
You can really be in a crowd and CHOOSE to be irritated by the glaring sounds or looks or comments around you OR you can be in a world of tranquility even in their midst. It’s just a matter of the state of YOUR mind!
You can be appreciated for a job well done OR criticized for a task gone awry, but actually, both situations could be faced with equally serene temperament.
More importantly, CREATING cacophony reasonably or unreasonably is sure short cut to Total Mayhem. Unless you are someone who is deliberately on the lookout to create discord in not just your own life but also in the lives of others, I would call that option “subaverage”.
If one really can manage to pluck the petals AND thorns with equanimity, I would call that an achievement. Because, not only does it show how marvellously the self has evolved in attaining equilibrium, but it also reflects an ever-enigmatic facet of the personality to friends and foes alike. And it’s one hell of an attractive attribute!
Some people say and do what they really don’t mean at heart. Some others speak and act ONLY when they actually mean it!
And as human beings, no one possibly can reckon everyone else “exactly” as is known between him/her and the Lord/ the Cosmos.
And that is specifically why at the end of the day, there is a prayer/thought which you might like to follow:
“May the Lord/ the Cosmos take care of each person and his/her doings.”
Thereby, neither are you being ungrateful to the ones who meant well nor are you bothered about someone’s ill intentions or doings, if any. Plus, you would try being more conscientiously responsible for what you do or speak to others. Smart, eh!?
Some matters are better let go not just for the sake of others, but for own selves as well!
Because, the important thing finally is: even in the face of a storm, the River shouldn’t overflow its banks to lose the “tranquil essence of its flow”.
Just like the way we would prefer our thoughts and speech STAY in the enchanting flow of “soothing solace”, no matter what kind of people we happen to encounter!
There is nothing more beautiful than being grounded in disposition. And nothing can make you happier and contented too!