It’s 3:00 in the PM right now and weather is pretty good today and I’m sure it’s going to rain. So, today is like 43rd day that I haven’t set a foot outside the boundaries of my house and it has been a nice experience to know the walls of my home so closely. (hah..joking) The one of the many good things that I have learnt while spending my time indoors is being grateful. Okay, so a little bit of basics before I start getting into the details of it. Have you heard about Emoto’s experiments? If you have then feel free to skip this next paragraph and if not then continue reading to know about it.
Dr. Masaru Emoto conducted an experiment which involved exposing glasses of water to various words, pictures and music and then he froze the water to examine the frozen crystals under a microscope. Upon examining the frozen crystals he concluded that positive words and emotions, classic music and positive prayer directed at the water produced beautiful crystals, while negative words and emotions and crude music, such as heavy metal produced ugly crystals. Basically it proves that our good and bad thoughts or words have a drastic effect on the things around us.
Now, coming back to being grateful. We always talk to the living beings around us which includes our family, friends or colleagues or literally anyone. With some people we have a happy and positive relationship, while with some other people we have the direct opposite of it. But what if I say that we do have a certain type of relationship and effect on things around us. Your bed, your phone, your laptop, your books. Basically, everything which is not living and used by you. There are many instances when we end up throwing some bad energy at things too. For example, maybe whenever you look at your phone, you say in your mind that ugh, when will I get to replace this stupid phone or whenever you look at your furniture you say that this is so old and useless. Leave the things aside maybe you look at your house and say that it’s so old and you hate it. That’s us throwing some bad energy on our things or we can say maintaining a bad relationship with our things. I’m no scientist but what if our words and energy changes the energy of things around us and even if it doesn’t and you don’t want to believe it, I will tell you that saying negative things effects the person who is speaking those things negatively too. So, if not anything else saying nice things will give you a peace of mind.
In this quarantine season I made a habit of thanking things around me. Thanking my bed for a comfortable sleep, thanking my water bottle for storing clean water for me, thanking my house for keeping me safe in tough times and so on. So, look around and tell the things you use that you are grateful for their presence around you and they are appreciated. I think that’s what we all need to hear sometimes.
Written by Rebekka Kaur
Picture credits : Mayra Arvizo on Instagram
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