Our eyes are open… nearly 16 hours a day… implying that you sleep for 8 hours.. Elementary my dear Watson 😉

Continuously observing.. continuously looking…scanning… and triggering a multitude of thoughts…and judgements….and inferences…and reinforcing prejudices…beliefs…opinions…..

We after-all live in a fast moving age… an age dominated by faster cars and continuously evolving “I” and “eye” phones and internet and bill boards all meriting the attention of our eyes… The Primary trigger mechanism to our Thoughts…

Folks who have not been blessed with sight too have better developed sense organs.. to serve as thought trigger mechanism….

Luckily sleep happens of its own accord… with eyes closed…

If it were possible to sleep with eyes open… perhaps most of humanity would opt for this option….A thought for pondering….

Eyes continuously scanning the horizon induces certain mannerisms and mechanisms… It tends to develop a  outward focus… an outward gaze.. a focus on the other…riveted on the other…and obviously the other creates our world… A style of life… lived on the surface…ripples on the lake…… turmoil on the surface…undercurrents of tension.. The world as such lives in this manner…

Perhaps the eyes need some rest…provide it rest… when ever you feel like..

you are typing away to glory on the computer… work or blogging…Whats-yapping…Temple Running….whatever… and all of a sudden ….drop it all… close your eyes… apply a gentle pressure of your finger tips on your eyes… and for the next few mins… rest your eyes… and listen to the chatter in and around you…an in you….

If in office… listen to the non stop chatter (a.k.a business value) criss-crossing…yak…yack… and yuck..shuck….*uck #!%

If at home.. listen to the occasional traffic…listen to kids yelling in the distance…to the gyrating washing machine… or to the music playing…

or if you stay in a remote area… with not much of noise… listen to the ticking and tocking of the wall clock 🙂

If in a park.. listen to the chirping of the birds, barking of the dogs, rustling of the leaves, screeching of the kids…

But for this duration of 5-10mins… just keep your eyes closed and let your ears listen…

confuse your senses… make them alert…shake them out of your predictability…

Try it out…You would find yourself more relaxed… without having gone to church… or a temple…or any other POW….(not prisoner of war… rather place of worship)

In material terms, you stand to lose…or rather there is nothing to gain…

In non material terms… your eyes are rested… your ears are more alert.. plus a more peaceful you.. a more sensitive you…a more relaxed you..

 

 

 

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