The philosopher Plato proposed the idea that there’s a higher, intangible ambit sited above our world. This realm, he advocated, was the true, also better, and the more exquisite opus than anything else we may “perceive”. The fact is most of us “see” nothing beyond a mirror image of what exists in the ideal realm of “Platonian forms”, or ideas of things that actually exist. This epitomises what each individual thing is supposed to be like in order to be “that” specific thing. The “form” of human, in the context, relates to qualities that one must have to be human. Likewise, when one thinks of a lotus blooming as beautiful, one is distinguishing in that object the idyllic configuration of beauty in which that object partakes. One could apply a similar exemplar for concepts such as “good,” or “true” — or, anything that appreciates the fact that a thing of beauty, as the poet John Keats said, is a joy forever.
The inference in our framework is obvious. It takes time to hone and propel a higher purpose in life, just as much it takes leisure to mature, or mellow. This may not be all too easy to attain in our frenzied, fast-paced world. The whole thing is nothing short of a clued-up précis in our mind’s eye too. It holds the power to draw and allure us, like a hypnotic sitting, within and outside the perimeter of our conscious dimension. It gives us, in the process, a new connotation to life and living a meaningful existence. In other words, to emerge as winners when we are happy, elated, and buoyant; or, get into a tizzy and be diffident, or gloomy.
It is only when things are not loaded in our favour that brings the best in each of us — the difference being of degree. The whole resolve gets amplified when we cast a “spell” on ourselves — to garner the power to break out of the tangle. This is where the sublime forte of mindful meditation, or the strength of self-affirmation, plays a substantial role in augmenting a form of vibrant, divine, also sparkling energy. This looks simple. In reality, it is profound — a form of kinetic vitality. This is also not just the functional gamut of neuropeptides, or our molecules of emotions, being “fired” from our brain cells, the infinite reservoirs of conscious energy. It is akin to a million-piece ensemble playing to the pulsating beats of our life, or life experience. It allows us to spend a little time, or what is called as “me time” to grasp, observe, imbibe and embrace our thoughts, feelings, sensitivities, sensibilities, and also idiosyncrasies, without getting swamped by the jaded, negative side of things.