“The art of being Wise is the art of knowing what to overlook”
It is often observed that the wisest of people will overlook almost anything that is not necessary. They would see and then pretend that they never saw it. It is a sacred art believe me. The person who doesn’t know the art of overlooking fills the brain with lots of unusual stuff, that makes it difficult for them to distinguish between what’s important and what is not. It is often seen that most people complain that they are feeling brain dead or they do find time to meditate or even if they do thoughts keep coming back to their minds. It is because the more unusual tasks that we store in our brain the more it recalls and works on it. The normal day is filled with every kinds of problems small and big, unexpected meetings coming up, to-do lists not been completed this all creates a bad image on one’s mind. To avoid this we must practice Overlooking of things. To focus on the important stuff and giving ample time for brain to rest.
Eckhart Tolle in “The Power of Now” explains that the more thoughts we put in our brain the more we occupy ourselves in past or future, but that has positive outcome. We must live in Now. There is no salvation in time. You cannot be free in the future. Presence is the key to freedom, so you only be free now.
The Art of over looking can be learned but as every art it needs practice. I learned the art by the following rules.
- Whenever telling people something always be ready for a Negative comment. Process how you can improve from it and then completely forget it. Like throw it away from your brain.
- Try not to be a Messenger between two people. It will just give you more burdens nothing else.
- When your employees do a mistake never from the start taking action. Stay clam, and think how you can convey the message in a tone that will not be hurtful.
- The think that immediately strikes to your mind as a unproductive task, leave it altogether.
- Be kind to people and practice solitude.
Hope this helps to make you more awesome.