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It is all in the mind

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My wife was at the hospital, in between some pain as a result of a minor surgery. The medicines and the drip were all in action, however, the pain did not subside. I was sitting next to her, consoling her for it, and said in a flow, ‘It’s all in the mind’. Although quite true, this really upset her in reference to the context.

All of us have various experiences from our daily life when we get upset or dejected in specific situations, and react based on our mood thereafter. Needless to say, the results are not very encouraging. The entire responsibility for the same lies on us, since we reacted to the situation based on our mindset, that we arrived at, as a result of getting upset. It seldom gives rise to an amenable situation. The situation amidst us would not change, however, the way we react to it, could certainly alter, provided we pause and then think about it for a moment. Each one of us has the wisdom and intuition required to react, what is required is just going that additional mile. It is difficult and unusual but very effective. It is all in the mind. 

Each one of us become wiser day by day as a result of our interactions at work and otherwise. The knowledge capital of our surrounding world has been continuously improving it's worth owing to the digitisation and content, through creative and deliberate effort of our fellow beings. There is the contribution of the education system as well as the industry, whereby innovation is at its best. Environment protection is being considered more important now and hence being viewed with increased focus and severity, that is enabling sustainable efforts to also bring favorable results. We all should be proud of our achievements, although they may still not be enough. Efforts need to be put by all concerned in a continual manner.

When we read and converse in this beautiful world, we get exposed to such accomplishments and try to hone our abilities. This improves our reactive power to some extent. We need to be alert and aware of this nourishment and seek this potential input in our day to day interaction. It would make us sustain the enhanced wisdom which would be of assistance when required. Let us always pay a conscious attention to this change. Whenever we practice an improved patience and make better use of logic, our reaction to every situation is unusually different thereby rendering useful results and lower chaos. Resolution of the problem and accomplishment of goals is a result of it.

An alert and aware mind leads to critical and lateral thinking. If we can make this a habit, majority of our reactions would be guided ones, enabling us solace and happiness.

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    Avinash Chabukswar

    Manoj you expressed it in proper words I have personally expirianced but you have put in proper words. It is simple but difficult to practice for many people Keep on writing !! We love to read. Regards Avinash.

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    Avinash Chabukswar

    Manoj you expressed it in proper words I have personally expirianced but you have put in proper words. It is simple but difficult to practice for many people Keep on writing !! We love to read. Regards Avinash.

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    Avinash Chabukswar

    Manoj you expressed it in proper words I have personally expirianced but you have put in proper words. It is simple but difficult to practice for many people Keep on writing !! We love to read. Regards Avinash.

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    Ramesh Sigamani

    Nice thoughts, Manoj. Ideally most of is miss to think in this manner. Experience teaches over a period..

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    Harish Pant

    “It’s all in mind”, is relative and when we relate to this truth we are more mindful! An operation and the pain associated is a fact, and how we take it is psychological and how we interpretate it is our way of dealing with the various experiences in life. .

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    Saravjit Singh

    A very good article, with a key lesson that can lead to a constructive outcomes and success. I am saying this with reference to something undesirable that has happened. What has already happened can not be undone. The way you react makes all the difference. If you focus on what has happened and react negatively we become a part of the problem and the resulting blame game can only make matters worse. The way we react makes all the difference. I will take a personal example two weeks ago. My younger son and his family were visiting us. He had borrowed my Lenovo laptop to do some work, After some time, he came to me and in a sad voice told me that his wife had dropped my laptop, A part of it was broken but it was still functional. I told him not to worry. Even if it does not work it is OK, because I work on my MacBook most of the time. Then his wife came to the room and apologised. Very Kindly I told her it was OK. I will get it repaired. Not to worry. I could have dropped the laptop too. My reaction was totally unexpected. They probably expected me to become unhappy and maybe even scold them. When I was quite unconcerned about what had happened and consoled them the whole situation totally changed. There was happiness all around! In fact, during my work life, since 1968, I followed the same approach. When anyone working under my supervision made a mistake on his assigned job and came to me, I always said, "That is all right. Let us now see what we can do to correct what has happened." If what had happened could not be undone, I told him/her "Never mind. Just forget it. If a superior asks why you did it this way, which led to a failure, just tell his that Saravjit had asked me to do it this way. I will set things right." Even in 1968, on my first job after getting a degree in Mechanical Engineering, I believed that we learn only from our mistakes and should look for solutions within ourselves. One of my favourite sayings, that I told people working with me, was "Never ask your boss a question unless you already have the answer!" I always believed that those doing the actual job know more about it than the managers. They were the ones who could come out with better answers. Even today, everyone I worked with still remembers me with. love and kindness. .

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    Samarth Harel

    Excellent article and inspiring!.

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    Debolina Dutta Ghosh

    Fabulous , nitty gritty compact of complex thoughts...Sir.

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    Rajesh Angadi

    Excellent and Nice Article.

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    Chandrasekaran

    Very well written Manoj. Keep the thoughts and ideas coming!.

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    Laxmikant Bhakre

    Excellent article .

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