How do you feel when you are facing the below scenario:
When you are sleeping, you heard about the dog barking…
When you are doing meditation, you heard about the child crying or phone ringing or quarrelling…
When you are doing your work, you are being disturbed by your colleagues’ voice volume…
When you are taking a nap, you heard loud volume from your neighbor’s TV/ Home theatre…
How do you react?
Are you angry? Are you annoyed? Are you still stay cool?
Are you being disturbed by noise?
Some of us, we might be complaining that “I can’t sleep well as loud noise from the fireworks or dog barking or…………”
Is it true? Who are inviting the noise to your mind? Who are opening the door to the noise?
Think about it! You, Yourself!
There is a profound teaching from Ajahn Chah,
“It’s not the noise disturbing you; it’s you disturbing the noise.”
Next time, when you hear about noises, just don’t attach with it, you are not going to be disturbing by the noise.
The same apply when you listen to some of the negative wording, like “stupid”, “loser”, “Failure”, “mad”, “Crazy”, …
Imagine, if you treat all this negative wording as “noise”, not to use your perception or past experience, you are totally fine and not going to cause emotional turmoil.
So, why are you inviting unnecessary “noise” to your life?
Why are you asking trouble to your life?
Why not live in peace and mind and let not be influenced by the noise!