Today, we all are so dependent on the internet. It is almost impossible to think about a life without it. If one observes the similarities between humans and the internet, there would be many. To start with, our brain is the computer terminal, or the CPU, which has everything stuffed into it. What do we store in this computer? What do we download on the screen of our mind from one moment to the next? What happens when we download something negative or positive? When we download something heavy and negative, we use up a lot more bandwidth from our mind. After downloading something negative, anything positive seems untrue, but when we download something positive, negative thoughts seem ridiculous.
So what looks true is being determined by the state of our inner being. To be on the safer side, we must always have an anti-virus that would help us with what to download and what not to. Also, we must keep our mind fully equipped with a safe search engine that would take us to the right addresses which are free from pop-ups and malware.
For that, our aim and object should be clear as to where we want to go. We may each be a stand-alone terminal, but we are all networked with each other by mother nature (the ecosystem). In an ecosystem, each entity puts something into the system that is of value to others, like trees release the oxygen need and we release carbon dioxide which trees need. Each of us has something unique to contribute to this ecosystem.
Hence, when we contribute our gift to nature, we tend to feel lighter, positive and happy, and have natural self-esteem resulting in a complete virus-free and stress-free system from within.
The writer is an international speaker, spiritual educator and experienced meditation teacher.
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