You are on a vacation. You go to a hotel to book a room. The hotel staff is very prompt and offers you a choice between two rooms.
You want to have a look at them before deciding which one to take. So, the manager accompanies you with two keys in his hands.
He takes you to the first room. As soon as he opens the door, a foul rotten smell fills the air. You don’t understand what’s happening. The manager asks you to enter the room.
The room is in the state of utter chaos. There are used smelly towels on the floor, some used utensils on the table, fruit skins on the table and bed linens crushed, crumpled and unfolded.
You are appaled by the place and you want to get out of it as quickly as possible. You start shouting at the manager and run out that room.
He politely asks you to go see the other room. You have started considering another hotel by now. But the manager convinces you to stay and look at the other option.
Reluctantly you follow him and enter the next room. The first thing you notice is the absence of the foul smell. You walk in a little relieved. You then enter the room and you are stunned.
The room is big, bright and serene with a lot of daylight. It has white walls with beautifully contrasting teak furniture. The bed linens are soothing white and ocean blue.
The french windows give you a nice view of the ocean. You step outside in the balcony and the cool ocean breeze grazes your hair.
The manager asks “Which one do you prefer?”. And without thinking even for a second you choose the second one. And who wouldn’t?
Now think about it. What if these rooms are your brains? The first one is the chaotic monkey mind and the other one is the serene meditative mind.
Every day you have a choice. Which one will you choose?
Chakshu is a US alliance certified yoga teacher, a biotechnologist and an Ayurveda evangelist. Her passion is to help people live a toxic-free life, emotionally and chemically. She loves reading self-help books. When she is not writing, she is busy thinking about life.