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Clear Your Mind

by Afrinah Ahmed on 30th March, 2012 at 11:41 AM CEST

"A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While master quietly served the tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor's cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself. "It's overfull! No more will go in!" the professor blurted. "You are like this cup," the master replied, "How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?" 


Wisdom is simple; it is the knowledge that creates complexity. One of the main factors of stress is not having clear life directions. So often we are caught by the burning things in our lives- the day to day never ending struggles, that they create their own wicked cycle in our minds. This is what we call ‘tension’.    

The 'tension’ confuses life’s important goals. Just like a computer, the mind process data from several different sources. The time, computer spends switching from one program to another, makes the computer runs slower until it completely stops. The mind works in the very same manner. It becomes so involved by the number of things that it has to do, that it spends most of its time switching from one to another, moving us further apart into the superficial stuff and further away from the basic things. We then find that we cannot concentrate on for very long, we feel we are scattered.  For instance, worries, I believe are the most corrupt of all the negative thought patterns. They create stress, and bloom up when an end point of a person is reached, making him hate his life.  

We need to identify these negative thought patterns in our lives and to kick them in the trash can; or to convert them into the positives ones. This 'tension' can also be permanently kicked away by calming the mind and allowing a deepening of our thoughts.  

So, on an ending note, the real problem is not tension or stress, but it is that we have confused “busy-ness” with our life goals. We need to learn to be aware and conscious of our consciousness, and we will find who we really are. Let our problems starve, while we feed wisdom and opportunities.   Always remember, every moment can be an opportunity to discover your real self no matter what circumstances you are bearing. It’s all a matter of where your consciousness is. So, EMPTY YOUR CUP and rock the world! 

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Maxwell Marfo

Maxwell Marfo

I love this. Critical Thinking.

30th March, 2012 @ 6:55 PM CEST



Hmmmm interesting article.

30th March, 2012 @ 6:56 PM CEST

Dharmesh Bhadja

Dharmesh Bhadja | Action team

Very nice thought. Be clear. And why it is tough, because once you aspire for clarity, many confrontations are on this path.

Nice images...

Good work writer Afrinah

31st March, 2012 @ 7:41 AM CEST

Samuel Duru

Samuel Duru | Action team

Yes, when we relieve ourselves of tension and clear our mind, we think and act more clearly - and produce the desired results.

Well done Afrinah!

31st March, 2012 @ 11:30 AM CEST

Tanja Ribarska

Tanja Ribarska


1st April, 2012 @ 9:11 PM CEST

Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi | Action team | CF Chapters


1st April, 2012 @ 11:40 PM CEST

afrinah ahmed

afrinah ahmed | Action team

Thankyou people :)
Your appreciation means alot to me.

4th April, 2012 @ 11:16 AM CEST

Hina Hazrat

Hina Hazrat | Action team

I have exam tomorrow :) Your write up took my whole attention and I read it whole :)
Awesome written piece :)

4th April, 2012 @ 2:30 PM CEST

Zhai Shujuan

Zhai Shujuan

Awesome!!!I should clear my mind from now on .~~~

5th April, 2012 @ 4:02 AM CEST

Rifat Sagor

Rifat Sagor | CF Chapters

Nice thinking Afrinah....:-)

Wisdom is really simple...I can feel the same confusion and clutter which block my mind while switching the thinking.

Reinstalling computer programs and the mind switching analogy is the catch of the write up...Great one...:-))

5th April, 2012 @ 8:40 AM CEST

Hajdi Kostova

Hajdi Kostova | Action team

Lovely article, I read it with a smile on my face :) We all must clear our minds from time to time and rock the world!

5th April, 2012 @ 4:08 PM CEST

afrinah ahmed

afrinah ahmed | Action team

Thankyou again People =D
i love you guys :D

8th April, 2012 @ 8:54 AM CEST



Human mind at some point needs to be edited and recycled.

Nice One!

17th April, 2012 @ 2:31 PM CEST

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