How to transcend unsatisfactoriness by performing tasks consciously

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All of us are performing tasks unconsciously. Our mind moves on from one thought to another constantly.

performing tasks
performing tasks

Generally, we keep our mind busy either in analysing past events or worrying about the uncertain future.

WORK WHILE WORK AND PLAY WHILE PLAY

The golden rule to enjoy life is to work while work and play while play. But in real life we think about so many other things except the job we have undertaken.

For example we summarise here 2 events:-

Yesterday evening my boss scolded me for no reason. I reached home constantly thinking about that incidence. My wife served delicious dinner. I finished the dinner while doing postmortom of that incidence. Certainly, this avoidable thought process prevented me from enjoying the dinner.

One of my colleague received promotion. Now onward he is going to receive handsome emmoluments. His promotion increased my mental dissatisfaction. While constantly thinking about my mental resentment I attended a sales promotion meeting with vendors. I missed some vital data resulting failure to achieve desired target.

Both the happenings prevented me from enjoying the task undertaken at those moments. Nodoubt, all of us face so many similar incidents in our daily life.

OBSERVE THE THOUGHT PROCESS CONSTANTLY.

Obviously, it is always prudent to observe every thought as a witness. We confront either favourable or unfavourable conditions. We have craving for external objects we like and aversion for disliked ones. By observing every mental feeling arising out of this avoidable thought process we can certainly, reverse this tendency.

ATTACHMENT TO DESIRE IS ROOT CAUSE OF DISSATISFACTION

Whenever we establish a contact with any external object through our sense organs it causes a mental feeling. This feeling may be either pleasant or unpleasant.

Conscious observation of every feeling is required to save us from the trap of dissatisfaction. By doing so we would definitely, be able to accept every external condition ‘as the way it is’ .

Similarly, we shall accept both praise as well as the criticism without any likes or dislikes. This approach will enable us to transform resentment into joy.

Thus, we may achieve the everlasting peace of mind irrespective of the nature of the external conditions. Our full focus shall be on accepting all the situations as a witness.

This constant practice of conscious approach is certain to enable us to transcend the unsatisfactoriness.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Excellent

    Desires promise never quite fulfills with the satisfaction we receive

    Fulfilling desire does not quench it, in fact desire grows as we chase pleasure

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