Tao of spiritual mindfulness

The thrusting action behind all action is a compelling yearning to do better, also one’s best, at every step. This sublime idea works on that dynamic loop called conscious values. The result is simple — a robust impulse to become unambiguously useful to oneself and also others. This attribute may not so much appeal to most politicians — although they often, thanks to their wily verbiage, manage and present themselves as perceptibly “useful” to us, even when we, in our own mental compass, don’t believe one word of it.

There are good people all around, some of them with great individual, or personal, capacities and qualities. They are folks with amplified awareness — the power to be what they want to be. It is this great strength of mindfulness that places them at the “controls,” or the drivers’ seat. They accomplish, because they envisage and decode what they distinguish into action. When you are in their comradeship, or company, you are also elevated to a refined level of awareness.

This whole process plays a pivotal role in the upkeep of our optimal health and well-being, primarily because any, or every, change in our consciousness brings with it physical, emotional and mental subtexts. From good perception, attitude, and positivity to forgetfulness, confusion, loss of perception, anxiety and hyperacidity, aside from other functional and systemic disorders, like diabetes and high blood pressure, or hypertension. Such functional changes usher in a drift in every tissue and cell of our body too. This could trigger a plethora of cascading secondary effects. The resultant upshot is apparent — a breakdown in our activity pattern, or flow of energy. When this subtle variation happens on a chronic footing, it leads to loss to health. This is why the whole process of recovery, or restoration, of health may, at times, take a long time. The more one gets stuck with long-term health issues, the more difficult it is to resolve them. The result is protracted therapy, including its inevitable spin-offs — depression and frustration.

The best thing that any of us could do is making, not just attempting, a constant and resolute effort towards good health, while heeding to our body signals and improving the quality and depth of our conscious awareness. In other words, we should learn to disengage ourselves from pointless contemplations and anxieties. To achieve this outlook isn’t easy. We have to use our instinctive and intellectual mind with better judgment, forethought, and perception. This will take us to a new plateau — it will empower us to disentangle ourselves from our fabricated emotions and moods. It also helps us to realise ourselves as spiritual entities — not just a physical body with a mind and soul. The rest is predictable — when our sense of self-consciousness expands, it elevates us to a higher form of consciousness. Call it cosmic or spiritual consciousness, or what you may.

Spiritual mindfulness is the most potent therapeutic force that exists within each of us. It complements and propels every function and process of our body. It “ups” our normal healing processes with a gush of curative energy that directly defeats every bit of illness. This leads to nothing short of what we call as “miracle” cures — while heralding the surging influence of our expanding spiritual consciousness that encompasses everything in us. This also includes our thoughts, thinking, tissues, cells, or anything that you’d relate to — within us and outside of us. It reflects our conviction too — not just a feeling, but a vision that each of us has in full measure. For our own and also society’s good.

(The writer is a wellness physician, independent  researcher and author)