Discovering The Lake of Tranquility

Control the fickle mind by restraint of breath. Then it would like a tethered animal, cease to stray.  –  Ramana Maharshi

Hello friends, I have heard somewhere that there are three monkeys whom are needed to be tamed in order to find lasting peace in life. They are mobile, money and mind. All the three can play as mischievous  and truant with us as a naughty monkey, robbing the peace of mind entirely.

I shall talk about mobile and money some other time. The more pressing subject to seek happiness in life is, training the most fickle of them all, that is mind.

In fact, our minds can act as our closest friends as well as the worst enemy. It  depends entirely on how we negotiate the various dark alley of the mind and reache towards light and positivity.

In today’s world, very few people can say that their minds are not bogged down by the burden of stress, anxiety and unhappiness. They are like the toxic pollutants which makes the atmosphere of our mind unhealthy, disturbing the peace of mind.

There is a pristine tranquil lake of profound relaxation and bliss, hidden within all of us. Unfortunately, we are unable to experience it as our mind remains covered with above mentioned toxins and pollutants, thus obscuring the view.

It is quite an arduous journey to discover that blissful and tranquil lake. The endeavor for it, precisely has three stages – concentration,  meditation and mindfulness.

If we can concentrate or discipline our mind on  something, as simple as exhaling and inhaling our breathe, dropping the other pressing thoughts from it’s vicinity, it can become an act of meditation.

It’s indeed another universal truth that our mind is a wanderer, can travel to far off places in a moment and can loose itself in myriad thoughts without ourselves being aware of it. In fact, it’s as difficult to contain it as the passing wind.

Regular focusing on the meditation, leaving the turmoils of daily lives behind, can generate the awarenessΒ  of the presence of that elusive lake of peace and calmness within us, and it’s the mindfulness.

The mindfulness while doing our daily chores can also provide us the pure awareness. We don’t need to sit idle to be mindful. If our minds can concentrate on anything, it’s awake. All we need is a strict resolve to practise it and unfold the obscure.

Friends a little exhertion on our part, we can discover that lake of tranquility within us,  diving into which can give us respite from turbulent storms of distressing thoughts and circumstances.

Afterall regular practise, patience and perseverance is the key to all success we seek in life  including winning over our minds.


Let the quest begin in the right earnest!

Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

18 thoughts on “Discovering The Lake of Tranquility

  1. Wow. This is a fantastic post, Mousumiji. It could not have come at a better time because I have been contemplating to seek better mind control. What a lovely description of a tranquil lake within all of us! Really loved this one and it’s a pleasure for me to read your blogs that speak of great wisdom. 😊😊😊

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    1. Thank you Aparna for your appreciation 😊 Happy to hear that you are contemplating better mind control. One who wins over his or hers own mind is the true winner. My best wishes to you ❀

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      1. Thank you so much, Mousumiji. 😊😊😊. I always find your blogs very inspiring and beautiful.

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  2. This is a charming and beautiful piece, Mousumi. I love the description of the lake of tranquillity. I totally agree with you about mindfulness and meditation. I practice both, although, perhaps, not as often as I ought or would like. I find mindfulness can be done any time – while I’m washing up, hanging up the washing to dry, cleaning my teeth, etc. Sometimes, the most tedious chores can become an ideal opportunity to practice this art. Meditation, I find particularly beneficial. It can take me away from myself, away from troubling thoughts and anxieties, into a place of calm and peace. It is proven that regular meditation can benefit us physically, too – it’s good for the heart, our muscles, and our brains and helps reduce stress and prevent age-related memory loss. Thank you so much for this wonderful and informative post. It has encouraged me to remember to practice these arts more often. Xx β€πŸŒΌπŸ’œ

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    1. Exactly Ellie, mindfulness can be done any time. This post is as much a reminder to myself as to you all about finding the inner peace.😊
      Thanks to you for your meaningful inputs. My regards to you. ❀

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  3. Very often we can’t control our mind and that’s why sometimes people do some insanity! It’s absolutely a practice to keep mind calm! Beautiful article.

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