Gloomy Clouds And Mind

It was such a gloomy day yesterday.

Dark gloomy clouds

This is how university looked like with the dark gloomy clouds running on sky.

NSBM Green University on a gloomy day

“Gloomy clouds and mind”

Different patterns of thoughts present themselves in mind just like different patterns of clouds present themselves in the sky. Some of these thoughts that enter the mind are like gloomy clouds. They steal the brightness and stillness of the mind. Gloomy thoughts such as hatred, fear, discourage, hopelessness, anger, tiredness and insecurities.

When we get such negative thoughts, we sometimes keep feeding them with more similar negative thoughts that results in expanding the negativity and making ourselves even more frustrated, depressed and anxious. This can keep continuing for hours.

What a waste of time and energy?

Pause! Next time you catch yourself lost with a troubled thought, ask yourself,

“Does this thought really serve my life?”

“Is it positive?”

“Does it benefit my purpose?”

“Is it about something i can control?”

“What is the best thing i can do over this matter?”

“How should i shift this thought into a productive, positive thought?”

These questions may help to understand the real nature of the gloomy thought and make it easier to positively respond towards it.

On the other hand, it’s absolutely normal to get such gloomy thoughts time to time. All of us face that. What’s crucial is, not letting gloomy thoughts control the mind.

And when such gloomy, negative and unproductive thoughts are cleaned off from the mind, it ultimately makes the life more brighter, clearer and colorful, just like the warm, soft and wide beautiful sky.

Peaceful blue sky with beautiful white clouds
Peaceful blue sky

49 thoughts on “Gloomy Clouds And Mind

  1. Easily said than done.. but very true.. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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    1. Agree! It takes some great practice to be able to observe the gloomy thoughts at the very first place. Then only we can eliminate the gloomy thoughts as they arrive.

      Thank you for reading!
      Have a nice day ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Very well said.
    As I always like to say, we are the master of our minds. And you rightly stated – โ€œWhatโ€™s crucial is, not letting the gloomy thoughts control the mind.โ€ People who easily get affected or directly influenced by the things happening around them often tend to lead a gloomy, unsatisfied life. And as you say, with a burden of negativity.
    Thank you for sharing, and happy Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your words of wisdom โ™ฅ๏ธ yes, mastering the mind is just essential to reach stability, happiness and success in life.

      โ€œEyes are useless when mind is blindโ€

      Have a great day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. We must remember who we essentially are is like the sky, open and expansive, not affected by anything that appears within us. We experience bad thoughts but we arenโ€™t bad, we experience good thoughts yet we arenโ€™t good, we just are.
    Anything we can observe canโ€™t be us so we shouldnโ€™t let things affect us too deeply.
    Great post Vihani keep them coming

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    1. Thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜Š I totally agree with โ€œwe just areโ€! When we have come to that realization, itโ€™s easier to observe the patterns of our thoughts and mind.

      โ€œWhen thereโ€™s no enemy within, an enemy from outside canโ€™t harm or drag us downโ€

      Have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. I actually like the cloudy sky ๐Ÿ˜… Mine is very dark and stormy today. I enjoy the energy of it and the sense of something greater than us going on.

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    1. Itโ€™s pretty cool that you like the cloudy sky ๐Ÿค— and yes when we start to enjoy such energies, our lives get much brighter and fulfilled!

      Have a nice day ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Always stay positive ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I have nominated you for the 3, 2, 1 Quote Me https://popsiclesociety.com/2019/06/12/3-2-1-quote-me-tag-expression/
    Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank you very much for the nomination! Iโ€™m all excited! ๐Ÿค— Have a nice day filled with positivity โ™ฅ๏ธ

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  6. Easier said than done. Though,your post has lifted my mood. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Really glad it helped you ๐Ÿ˜Š And yes putting it into action is way more complicated and difficult than putting it into words, it requires mindfulness and continuous practice to observe the thoughts as they enter the mind.

      Thanks for spending time on reading the post, have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Negativity amplifies negativity. Itโ€™s easy to be sucked into that trap where the cycle keeps churning away without ceasing. Itโ€™s powerful to stop and just look around. And really question how much control we ultimately have. When we really think about it, itโ€™s not much. Control is just a manifestation of resistance and, as is said, what we resist…persists. โœŒ๐Ÿผ

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    1. Exactly! The importance part is to stop and really look around, a little too deeper into things! Thanks for reading and your words of wisdom! Have a nice day ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. Good article! It’s true that we all experience our share of gloomy days and sometimes we just need to accept that experience until it passes ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š and I totally agree with you. We have to accept it, itโ€™s easier for us to move forward when we have accepted the truths.

      Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. We live in a tough world and it’s hard not to feel sad or down occasionally. The thing is, not to stay down. Great post

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    1. Indeed!! Have a beautiful day ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒบ

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  10. This post is very true. Personally I have a hard time keeping a positive mind when it’s a gloomy day. But with time it’s getting better and I try to look forward to good times in the rainy weather (such as sleeping :P) or curling up with a good book, or enjoying a hot cup of tea if it rains. Sometimes it’s the little things that help so much! Thanks for the post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Exactly! Enjoying the little things helps a lot. Iโ€™ve even written a post about it, check it out if you like ๐Ÿ™‚ https://vihani.home.blog/2019/06/04/why-enjoy-the-little-things/

      And lol yeah sleeping is a good refreshment sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a wonderful day and thanks for readying ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Thanks, you too! And great, I will definitely check out the link! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much. Have a nice day ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. i actually like an overcast than sunny humid weather

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    1. Ohh thatโ€™s interesting!! Have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. This is soo true, a good realization indeed. Sometimes it’s very scary when I’m always happy, looks like a big storm is coming. Which is soo weird. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Ohh Iโ€™ve had the same feeling! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ but I donโ€™t feel that way anymore. Ups and downs thatโ€™s what life is anyway. So letโ€™s enjoy our days to fullest and be grateful for all that we have right NOW ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. True thatโ€™s what life anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Reminds me of the mindfulness course I did. Sometimes we cant change our thoughts but van choose whether to engage with them or give them power

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    1. Exactly! ๐Ÿ˜Š Have a wonderful day Eliza ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒน

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      1. Thanks. You too
        Love light and glitter

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      2. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒน

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  14. Very good advice, even if it’s not always easy to follow! ๐ŸŒธ

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    1. Exactly! And itโ€™s always the beginning thatโ€™s the hardest, therefore we shouldnโ€™t just give up when things are not so easy. We can eventually make it easy with practice, focus and time ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  15. We all have to work at keeping those gloomy clouds far away. It helps to close our eyes for a moment and see the warm sun glowing inside us.

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    1. Thatโ€™s right Michele ๐Ÿ˜Š more we focus on eliminating gloomy clouds, more beautiful and peaceful our mind sky gets!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒน

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      1. I definitely will ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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  16. You know I do love the gloomy clouds they are so interesting to me. I also love that they give us a break from the heat of summer. I love your positive words and encouragement. It’s beautiful like you โค

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words Michelle โ™ฅ๏ธ itโ€™s cool that you find gloomy clouds interesting, and yes itโ€™s all about how we choose to look at things. Mind is a place that can create a hell out of heaven and a heaven out of hell. Stay positive, life is a great gift ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’›

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      1. I love the way you think! So beautiful! xxxx ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you for reading and dropping a comment.
      Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. My favorite thought is I can’t control it so let it go. Once I conquered that feeling everything else fell into place. Life is good and this was an inspiring post Thank you!

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    1. Thank you very much for the lovely comment my friend ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™m so glad that you have found a way which works for you and makes you feel good. I follow the same, letting go of things that I canโ€™t control. Sometimes the relief I feel after letting go of things Iโ€™ve been holding on for so long is just amazing. No words to explain the relief and peace that comes with letting go!

      Have a nice day my dear ๐Ÿ˜Š

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