A Thought #4: Our mind
That morning was not a different one. I got up early, dressed in formals and prepared to go to my office as usual. I normally take public transport as it is convenient and budget-friendly. I boarded the bus which was full with people standing and talking with their acquaintances. With some difficulty, I also found a small area to keep my foot in. It was a peculiar situation I was facing every day – standing amongst the chattering crowd, listening to their stupid and useless conversion and rants, and failing to ignore those talks even if I wanted to. Soon enough the bus was packed as it was the office time for most of them. Many held the iron bar of bus for support. While doing so they raised their arms. At that time, the strong odor of their exposed armpits coupled with their foul-smelled-mouth created a nice aromatic atmosphere in the bus. Neither could I complain nor could I leave the bus. This routine had become a part of my life without me realizing it and now I tend to ignore it.
That day was also not different. It was a Friday. I was also doing my hanging job in the bus. It was at that moment that I saw her. She was standing near the bus stop in a yellow shirt maybe, with flowers splashed over it wearing sunglasses. Her skin was white and she was looking unusually hot. I didn’t know if she was actually beautiful, or her shiny attire made her look more beautiful or it was just my mind accepted that she was attractive. But in my mind, I got a really nice mental picture of that girl even if I saw her for a second. After that day I never saw her (may be I didn’t recognize her) again. She seemed to be a charming girl in my mind and I would like to keep it that way.
Please don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t ogling her neither I like staring at girls. It so happened I realized one thing that day. Our genius mind, however brilliant it might be, it always wants to run to a safe and good position. I was in the bus, squeezed between smelly men in the crowded bus. I can say I was in distress. The sight of that girl distracted my mind from all this and I forgot about the tiring conditions I was facing while going to my office. In the office also I always try to find a quick solution to any given problem. My conclusion is our mind always tries to run towards comfort as if it doesn’t want to get in trouble. Instead of accepting the challenge, it wants us to run towards comfort . In our lives also we do the same. Unless it is absolutely necessary, we tend to avoid the problem. We don’t accept the reality, we don’t work hard to realize our goal, we always want shortcuts.
At a matter of fact, I was planning to write a poem about that girl, but it turned out to be this philosophy about the human mind (which might be illogical and irrational, which you may agree to disagree).
Just a thought. 🙂