Maitri for all
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Maitri for all

Mind your brain…

When we don’t know the way out of any crisis or situation, we often use our brain to think about it. Our brains, in the way they evolved, create risky models of the world to ensure our survival — what can go wrong, where will our next threat come from etc., If you’re an antelope, lying down and thinking about the delicious grass you had recently won’t get you far. An antelope always have to look for a snake in the rope. For a tiger, in the yellow straw.

We often tend to our brain to solve our issues, but we fail to include our ears, our eyes, our hands and our entire being in the process. This may sound ridiculous and that is because we think that the entirety of the reality is populated only by words and concepts and that there’s nothing beyond that. It is not entirely true.

I learned this by in staying in a monastery. Given the huge language barrier, I had to almost rely on my limited body language to exist and it is then that my being started to appear. By cutting the vegetables, cleaning the floor and fixing the bulbs, I learned about life far more than I ever could, by reading about it in books or reflecting about it in an armchair.

Sometimes we need to dim the flame so that we can look at the things in a gentle way. When we silence our thoughts and give voice to our being We hear melodies we never heard before. We think that silence is not speaking. But silence is to speak with our entire being but without any words. Next time we can invite our eyes to speak. Or ears to speak. They’ll tell us about the things we never have heard or seen before. By letting our being speak: we learn the language of cosmos because our being, like the Mother Earth, speaks the language of the Cosmos~

#MyReflection

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Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Independent researcher - Interdisciplinary approaches @ Foundations of science. Albert Einstein Fellow 2020. Member of Brazilian academy of philosophy.