In my quest to understand the universe, I started delving deep into the world of Metaphysics. The first step in understanding the cosmos is to comprehend the basic elements that it (universe) reinforces. This meant my primary goal was to understand human life. The more I read/researched on life, the more I realized that my knowledge was similar to the tip of an iceberg.
There was more to life than I could ever imagine. As I couldn’t resist my urge to know the remainder of the iceberg which is submerged in water, I enrolled myself for a master’s degree course in Emotional Intelligence and Life Coaching hosted by one of the leading universities in Mumbai called The Mumbai University. The prime goal of this course is to make the students get in touch with their real / natural self. So, the next time we look at ourselves in the mirror, we just don’t decry the reflection of our physical self but also our conscious persona. A few weeks into this course has made me discern the significance of Emotions in our lives. We are so conditioned to conduct ourselves in a particular pattern that we miss out on Acknowledging how we truly feel or our thoughts in general.
The first step in understanding myself is to start acknowledging everything that I feel or sense. I interact with multiple people on a day to day basis and what I discovered through all of this was that most of us don’t acknowledge our thoughts/feelings. Due to this, there’s a major rift within the person. In some cases, the person’s thoughts are not in line with each other which actually affects the social life of that person. Hence, it’s extremely important to acknowledge every aspect of our lives as it helps us be in touch with reality. Also helps us in building awareness about ourselves and the nature around us.
It struck to me that, I could never attain self-awareness unless the basic fundamental was perceived in the right manner. The basic fundamental in our lives are the emotions that we experience as well as the thoughts that come along with them. Without awareness of who I am or my existence, I can never attain my final objective of understanding the universe in its totality. Similar to the world that we live in, there’s a different one within us and it’s imperative to explore it. To travel inwards (look within one’s self) is something that we should all inculcate and practice. Through what I’ve experienced with acknowledging my thoughts and emotions, I can guarantee that the journey inwards is one of the most distinctive experience that you’ll ever have. Advancement in technology and science comes with a baggage of its own. Even if it helps to cover the gaps between people from different countries or help ease their lives, this also creates a void/space within us.
As everything turns into virtual reality, there’s one thing that unfortunately cannot which is our emotions. Because of us investing most of our time on the internet, the acknowledgment part which I mentioned earlier goes for a toss. This results in augmenting the hollowness within a person which later snowballs into something very serious.
Having said that, there’s no denying that we need technology to support our day to day lives but it should be prudently used. We should invest more time on ourselves because eventually, everything else falls into perspective if we exist. If we take our existence out from the entire picture, everything else would seem void.
With this, I wish to sum up my blog by sharing this one powerful question that was asked to my batch mates and me by one of our professors. The question was “Who are you?”. As simple as it sounds, it was one of the most difficult questions to answer. I knew that this was more than just my biological identity. Most of the students came up with unique answers. I’ll take this privilege of sharing mine. I answered, “I’m an unconscious being who’s added like a drop in this myriad ocean called the universe”.
Siddharth Bantval can be described as a Realist, Analytical Thinker, Sociable, Nature lover, multi-dimensional, psychologist. He has always been keen to understand various aspects of human life, right from biology to psychology and that is how he landed here. He carries balls of energy with him which he hands over to people for them slacken down and live in the present. He believes that he is here to add value and make a difference in people’s life. | Batch 2018-2020