Leading a balanced life is what is a common Goal for all of us but we need to continuously watch our thoughts, actions and ensure we are on the right path, it is extremely important to maintain a healthy balance in Life. If we notice, everything that exists in this universe has an opposite component, day & night , light & dark, black and white, truth & lie.... Certain things have a very clear demarcation and it is easy to differentiate and understand the nature of the opposite component...But when it comes to human nature somehow everything gets way too complicated !
Our physical mind & our conscious loves to play with anything that is there to be used to manipulate it for it's benefit no matter how temporary it is and no matter if the mind is certain the game is going to be short termed.
When it comes to human thoughts and behaviour and the outcome of them it is then that we need to be brutally honest with ourselves and be very watchful in what we are doing as the line between the two opposites becomes so thin that we often miss it. Maybe below examples would help us identify most common deceitful mind games :
- People usually do not know where to draw the line when it comes to self respect and ego, they react to honest criticism or situations and later justify their extreme reaction as defending their self respect whereas the reaction is mostly result of a false ego .
- Or when someone hurts a person by the words he speaks and he justifies his action by saying I am very upfront and honest , yes , it is good to be upfront and honest but was it necessary to use the language in manner that can be hurtful ? was it necessary to use harsh pointed words ?Or could there be other ways of conveying the message?
- People move out of a hurtful relationship and continue to hurt each other , they justify that it is out of extreme love whereas it is the result of a hurt , destructive ego.
We often mistake healthy competition with jealousy and envy too. It is important we compete but with our own selves , we should watch other people and learn from them and then see as per our own capability where we can use those learnings to enhance our performance. however usually people end up envying each other or being jealous of another person's success and then they would try and justify their behavious in many ways.
I also often come across people who are so involved in their professional career that they ignore family or even their own selves or we have the other type of people too , who are so involved in themselves that they no more give time to any productive activity and not even to near and dear ones....to be obsessed with anything or to overdo anything is wrong , it is against the law of universe.
If you study the nature carefully or anything that is universal you would realize the entire Universe is working on a very balanced formula ....when something goes out of balance then we witness disasters, similarly excess of anything , even work & exercise is bad .............Life needs to be balanced , it is when we practice to live a balanced, harmonious life that we achieve a balanced mind which would lead us to our higher conscious .