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Calm is one of the most precious treasures forour mental balance but also one of the most elusive, especially in a society that advocatesimmediacy and where hyperstimulation reigns.
Calm is a state of tranquility and serenity. Itdoesn’t imply that problems have disappeared but that they don’ affect us, theyare simply like clouds on the horizon: we know they exist but we’re also awarethat sooner or later they will disappear.
Calm allows us to respond with equanimity toprovocations and helps us maintain control in the midst of the storm, so we canmake the best decisions possible and learn to respond instead of just reacting.
Therefore, it’s not strange that calm plays aleading role in Buddhism. This philosophical proposal doesn’t refer only toenvironmental calm but fundamentally to mental calmness. It refers to quietingthe mind, so that emotions and thoughts don’t unleash inner storms.
Our mind is not fixed, it’s rather a process in evolution;a mental stream. If mind would always remain on a thought, it would get stuck, frozen.Mind is always moving because it’s dynamic. The problem is that as thoughtspass through our minds, continuity is assured. That is why the uneducated mindcontinually jumps from one concern to another. That flow of negative thoughtsdoesn’t end, never.
These mental habits add us in a state ofconfusion and agitation far from calm. This habit is very, very strong. Ourmind is restless and is one of our main impediments to achieve inner peace.
This “problem” is solved by trainingthe mind in tranquility. This Dalai Lama ode to calm will help us give it theplace it deserves in our life:
It’scalled calm and cost me many storms.
It’scalled calm and when it disappears … I go out for searching it again.
It’scalled calm and teaches me to breathe, to think and rethink.
It’scalled calm and when madness tempts it are unleashed brave winds difficult todominate.
It’scalled calm and it comes with the years when the ambition of youth, the loosetongue and the cold belly give place to more silences and wisdom.
It’scalled calm when we learn to love, when selfishness gives place to giving andnonconformity fades to open heart and soul, surrendering completely, to whoeverwants to receive and give.
It’scalled calm when friendship is so sincere that all the masks fall down andeverything can be told.
Itis called calm and the world evades it, ignores it, inventing wars that nobodywill ever win.
It’scalled calm when the silence is enjoyed, when the noises are not only music andmadness but the wind, the birds, the good company or the noise of the sea.
It’scalled calm and with nothing can be paid, there is no coin of any color thatcan cover its value when it becomes a reality.
It’scalled calm and it cost me a lot of storms and I would go through it a thousandtimes more until I found it again.
Shimeji Da Not Calma
It’scalled calm, I enjoy it, I respect it and I don’t want to let it go…