“Life is following you. Your destiny is in your hands. Whatever you think and feel will determine your life.”
We all have heard about water, air and noise pollution but ever heard about Thought Pollution? If you’re anything like me, then the answer is no, but it is the most common pollution we all encounter daily. You could go to a place with the cleanest air and water with solace running through its veins but still be haunted by thought pollution. Just as air pollution means impure air, thought pollution refers to dirty, disturbing and unwanted thoughts which is more hazardous to your well-being than these environmental issues. The statement “It’s all in mind” isn’t a cliché. It most certainly holds true. The number of times that we obsess over unhealthy, unrealistic scenarios in our mind and unknowingly overthink our way to a disturbing inner being is devastating. What clean air is to our lungs is exactly what pure thoughts are to our soul. To be the healthiest, happiest and most sanguine version of ourselves, having a clear thought process is an utmost necessity. Especially in the current times when the world has become this large overwhelming bubble of appalling happenings, having our mind flooded with grey clouds of anxious, disturbing and detrimental thoughts is becoming the new normal. But we mustn’t let that happen. If we can’t keep our thinking in check and stop ourselves from becoming a demented pig, then for what good has we, humans, been blessed with this cerebrum? We must train ourselves to see the silver lining in every situation, and clearly, it’s easier said than done. Since it’s not an overnight process, we need to practice establishing a clean, calm and healthy thought process and put it into use as often as we think. We need to stop contaminating our inner piece by our atrocious thoughts to see ourselves and this world in a better light. We all have two lives, and the second one starts when we realize that we only have one. And the only thing hindering us from living our best life is we. This continuous, vicious cycle of negative, self-depreciating thoughts that live in our mind rent-free is poison to the soul. Our studies have frequencies to attract similar ideas. We become a magnet for things that we are and for being a positive ray of sunshine from whose presence the world can only benefit. We need to think in the same sun-kissed way. Our thoughts manifest our reality, and to have a positive fact, we must have positive, satisfying and grounded reviews whose existence in itself heal our soul from all the negativity that we get hold of. Since self-care these days has finally gained the momentum it deserved long ago, try pampering your soul with positive thoughts whilst you indulge your body with a bubble bath; both are equally rewarding. As soon as we touch our feet on the ground in the morning, we should flood our mind with positive and thankful thoughts to set the tone for the day. Remember that only after clouds disappear can we see the beautiful stars.
Written by – Radhika Ahuja