How to Curb Distractions

“The distractive mind trails on the path to destruction, but power of concentration can help surge its restoration.”
-Pacesetter Abbey

Bhagwad Gita says that the brain traps you into distractions, makes you dance to its tunes and you end up being sad. Your 5 senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch) are like horses of a chariot. The charioteer is your mind. The owner of the chariot sitting behind and above the charioteer is your soul. The distractions will be there forever and your senses will keep running to them. This is only possible till the soul doesn’t become a master of the mind. Controlling of the mind is the toughest task and once that is accomplished all other tasks merely require patience. Once the mind is concentrated it’s like a magnifying glass focusing energy to a spot.

There are two weapons you can attack distractions with to control it – Knowledge and Discipline.

Knowledge gives you the incentives required to curb distractions. Discipline perpetuates your innate zeal in setting your mind on a specific task, in other words, it makes you become unwaverable (this word doesn’t exist, but I hope you get the message). The question now is, what kind of knowledge is needed to curb distractions. Well, just as they say, “experience is the best teacher.” Instead of going on the quest in search of psychological books that teaches concentration, why not purge your own mind, dig deep within yourself, and uproot those treasures of knowledge. There you will find ways to subdue your distractions. [My reason for not giving a direct solution is that we are all different, what worked for me might not work for you].

Secondly, DISCIPLINE. Finding the right knowledge is easy, but putting that knowledge to practice is where the difficulty lies. Practice how to concentrate, make it a daily routine, an habit, a lifestyle. “Once your mind is on the right track, you need to make sure it does not veer off course by the endless calling of distractions. That’s where the discipline comes in. All these distractions – infatuation, anger, porn, movies, cat videos on youtube, etc are all just worldly pleasures and are illusions. The purpose of these things is to not let you accomplish your purpose in life. When you understand and remember this you won’t be afraid of them. You’ll start becoming disciplined towards avoiding them and not giving them much value.”

“This will take patience, daily practice and a willingness to fail, get back up and try again. You might get exhausted doing this but don’t lose determination and hope because once you are a master of your mind, you’ll be able to direct your chariot to your dreams.”

-Pacesetter Abbey
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Take Little Steps

Theories and Practicals must go hand in hand for you to make constant progress in your academic/professional field of study, irrespective of its difficulty or easiness.

The study of theories makes us overlook the need to practice, because of its vague and deceiving simplicity.
Just as we all quote “things are easier said than done.”
This all comes down to understanding the profound concept of “words without action.”

A new year resolution is more or less like an aspired THEORY, but a theory needs to be fed with constant practice before it becomes effectual, worthwhile and a little productive. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.” Don’t wait for the perfect time to start making plans towards achieving your goals, there is no such thing as ‘perfect time,’ we only have TIME, and it keeps going without caution.

“A little step here, a little step there, and pretty soon all steps will end up becoming a big heap.”

-Pacesetter Abbey
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Tick Tock Tick…

Tick Tock Tick..

Time ticks me off guard as I tock in haste
Time says “be quick,” even after reaching my peak
Time is a friend that seldom cares as I spend
Time speeds through the night, as I wake thinking I never slept
Time crawls on a boring day, but quickens on a day of merry
Time, also called “life,” kills without strife
Time is money, but money isn’t time
Time is a friend to the diligent, but an enemy to the slothful
Time is present, and simultaneously, past and future

Tick Tock Tick…
-Pacesetter Abbey
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