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Are you trapped in a mindless flow?

"A mindless flow is a recipe to a meaningless life, a life that is squandered without a thought. You need to revoke the alertness of your mind. You need to take back the decision making power that you have happily given up. And you need to start thinking"

Life is long. But that holds true only if you hold yourself for a moment, break the flow and feel it. And if you are caught in the loop, following a routine like a machine, life will pass in a jiff without giving you a moment to actually live it. Being in a flow is one integral part of today’s life. A body which is used to following a set pattern every day is absolutely necessary in work life. You don’t want to force yourself out of bed every day and developing a routine helps to get your day kick-started. But one thing that you should ask yourself is if you are controlling the routine or the routine is controlling you.

We are all born with ambition. Right from childhood we dream to do big things. Your childhood goals may appear silly to you now. No one becomes superman when they grow up. But the most quintessential element of every childhood dream is its grandeur. We all dream of a highly successful and happy life. But let’s face it as we grow up, the challenges that are thrown in our way make most of us weak and ‘practical’. We accept the ordinary and learn to live with it. And that’s another discussion to be had. The acceptance of ordinary is a very difficult to make. That strong childhood desire battles really hard deep inside our heart. And what do we do? More often than not, knowingly or unknowingly we squelch it with a mindless routine. The flow becomes an escape route from the bitter truths of life and we just stop living.

A mindless flow is a recipe to a meaningless life, a life that is squandered without a thought. You need to revoke the alertness of your mind. You need to take back the decision making power that you have happily given up. And you need to start thinking. Take time out every day, probably first thing in the morning to reflect on how you are going to spend the day. Think and think hard if your schedule is in alignment with your life goals. Question yourself on every meaningless thing you have planned for the day. Ask those tough questions to yourself. Decide before you do. Don’t just submit to a flow that you ended up in because of some kind of pressure or your own choice. Just think if you still want to do it or your heart lies somewhere else. You have the power to think and you must use it because without thinking, without carving out those moments of solitude and reflection, you will never be able to absorb the bliss that life is.