It was such a gloomy day yesterday.
This is how university looked like with the dark gloomy clouds running on sky.
“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.