Skills to lead happy life. “Clean the house within” strategy
Have we ever looked into what all is there in our minds?
Now let us come to our inner ‘SELF’. We will find – jealousy, hatred, greed, bad memories, desire to beat others, anger, malafide intentions, cheating and so on……
There is no end to it. Deep within our mind, we know all these exist and like agarbattis, these ingredients in our mind reflect in our thought process, our way of looking at life and in our dealings with others. But with these ingredients within ‘our mind’ can we find happiness?
So here is the skill that we have to develop to bring happiness in our lives.
We have to clean the mind. To clean the house within, first we need to be aware of our thoughts. When a negative thought arises , when jealousy takes birth, when greed precipitates, we need to be aware of the presence of these toxic thoughts. Just as we find a snake in the house, attempt to kill it and throw it out, in a similar way we need to tackle these thoughts which are like snakes, lizards, cockroaches housing in our mind.
First, we need to be aware of their presence and then make a conscious effort to throw it out one by one. As the toxic dirt goes away, pleasantness starts blossoming and doors to happiness start opening.