Today, I’m feeling a little unsettled, disturbed. I lack focus, I’m not feeling like to study or to work. Sometimes there are stages of feeling confused, lack of temperament, lack of eagerness, emotionally unstable, lack of sentiments, mood swinging.
Youth passes through known and unknown mental turbulences and they don’t know how to overcome them. Such turbulences waste a lot of time and invaluable moment of life. One needs to understand and treat them accordingly. If one doesn’t control and check their direction of thoughts during such psychological turbulence, youth becomes aggressive, self-harming, confused, suspicious and weak. Repeated mental turbulences are dangerous for the self, the family and the society.
It is also seen sometimes past painful experiences, failures, situations, back stabbing etc create mental turbulences spontaneously.
It is also seen that youth takes such intellectual turbulence as natural; they think it happens and accepts it. But reality is something different and unknown. Flying away from such state or situations by drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, watching movie, or chatting are not the solution. It is a kind of over confidence. Over confidence to cope with mental turbulence with negative distractions harms one profusely. One should check it with all humbleness. Short term pleasure or happiness can destroy long term peace.
One needs to put effort to understand the kind of mental turbulence that comes, when it comes and under what situations. Engage the self actively and aggressively in good deeds. Here, aggressive does not means impatient but with complete passion and energy. Develop and enjoy some of the positive hobbies, habits and your liking preferences. Identify them.
Positive intellectual engagement, diverting the mind towards meaningful positive thinking, introspection, analysis, synthesizing new aspects of life will give new direction to the self.
As per the teaching of Shiva Baba in Brahma Kumaris, we should think less. Excessive thinking leads to negative thinking and waste actions. Make your thinking slow, positive, calm and unflappable. Even Swami Vivekananda stressed on self-talk and introspection with the saying “Talk to yourself”at least once in a day. Otherwise, you may miss a meeting with an excellent person in this world”.