When we were young we used to shake the guava tree so that the ripe guavas would fall down and we would eat them.
I also remember a time when someone in my life said: “We should continuously stir the psychology of people.”. I asked why then he said “When they are stirred then the weak ones would fall from place or fall from grace “
I compare with the piggy bank shaken and when it is shaken then some coins would fall off. The coins that were present in the wrong place at the wrong time.
People shake the one with money or the one with power or just about anyone else who they can shake. I don’t have some brilliant science reason so as to answer why they do it but I think they just like to see what would fall off him. If something falls then voila, now they have found a weak spot. If nothing falls they like to move on thinking about the sour grapes they could not have.
I think the more fruit a tree has the more shaking it will get. The more money a person has, the more power he has, the more beautiful friends he has the more shaking he will get. It is just like other people wanting to have what you have.
People are in habit of stirring everyone’s mind. Some do it consciously while others do it unconsciously. But nevertheless, they do it. We can do nothing about the stirring they do. It is in their nature. Even we ourself might have done some of the stirring of weak ones in our life. It is a common human nature.
So what can we do about it?
One of the best thing that we can do is just be aware of such doing of people. We can just be aware of that stirring. When people do that and when we are really aware of that stirring then, it is like we are immune to that phenomenon. We are totally immune only if we are not taken away by such action of people. Even we are not totally immune to that we can certainly gain some perspective and cultivate some detachment to the incident.
You see the hardest part is not people or their action. It the internal justification that we have for such actions. One of the hardest things to cultivate is absolute detachment. A high level of detachment grants of immunity. It is how you master the art of not giving a f***.
There is another side to this thing. When we think we are shaken or people are intentionally stirring our calmness then it only means one thing. “Maybe we are loaded with guava.” We might be loaded with what the person who is shaking wants.
It is very hard not to taken back by a temporary phenomenon. If it was easy then everyone would do it. Only we can master this detachment from the action of people then most of the other things are easy after that.
We can easily navigate through the ocean of life if we are not attached to the waves occurring in the ocean. It is the Bhava Sagar. The ocean of becoming which truly drowns us.
Thank you for reading this far
May peace be with you.