Sometimes, there come times in life, we feel extremely overwhelmed with everything and try hard to isolate from the world. Be away from all the hassle and dazzle and take a break. To switch on an isolation effect. But the problem is that to take such an isolated break, you need to work more in the hassle. Finding a quiet place with absolute isolation is the different stress you have to undergo. I am sure you have experience searching for places and fail. Finally, you make up your mind to take a break and move on despite the overload. The isolation effect canceled before you carry it out.
If I tell you, it is possible to isolate yourself and enjoy the break you yearn so much, from right where you are? Obviously, the idea itself would destress you to a greater level. In fact, it is possible to enjoy the isolation effect while you are stuck in a noisy traffic jam even. There is no hair-splitting logic or rocket science in creating the isolation effect. You just need to train your mind to isolate. So here is how you can create the isolation effect. Once you switch it on, it will be for life.
A sensation of the isolation effect
In a deeper note, isolation is a sensation we enjoy. Thus we feel it in our mind only. So technically, it should be possible to enjoy isolation. Thus we create the isolation effect in a purely non-scientific method. You train your mind to stay non-responsive to the useless inputs we get from the environment. This is the first step. This does not mean that you become a dumb person who ignores the surroundings. But instead of responding to everything that happens around you, apply a filter to your mind.
Indeed this is easier said than done. The mind is used to peep out always. You simply cannot help noticing so many events and incidents around you. That is absolutely fine. The problem is not noticing the environment. But holding it on unnecessarily for long times. Train to let go of everything you capture. Holding these captures in the mind bothers the switching on of isolation effect.
How we lose it?
For example, suppose you saw a traffic accident in the morning while driving to work. Your mind automatically analyzes the situation of the incident. You try to sympathize with the one-party involved and agitate with the other party. This is where you start losing the isolation effect. The accident has already happened when you saw it for the first time even. It is bygone and thinking about it would not change anything there. Still, you let your mind worry about something that does not exist right now.
Then you take it up to the next level of losing the isolation effect. That is by sharing the tragic news of the accident with your office friends. Now you add your analysis to what you saw. Then present a combines story of your captured incident plus this analysis. Then each of your colleagues adds up their analysis to the same non-existent event. It becomes a drama now. The next mounting happens on your way home. Seeing the evening traffic brings back the memory of the morning accident. Your mind performs more analysis. Now the isolation effect is nowhere to be seen.
This can go into the end of the universe. Just imagine, how many hours did you lose, lost in the accident? It should have been a maximum of five minutes when you see it. The point is you are always in isolation. But you never realize it.
Initializing the isolation effect
To get a vivid idea of the isolation effect, consider the following scenario. Someone points you a room and asks you to see who is in that room. You check it out and see there is no one except yourself in the room. So you come back and report, “There is no one in that room”. But, when you went in to check the room, you were in the room. Yet, in your report, there is no one. The point is, your mind is strongly attached to “yourself” and manipulates it aggressively. So at times, we completely ignore the existence of “Self”. Alternatively, there are times we stick to the “self”. Both these happen in a rather undue manner.
However, the ideal scenario to create the isolation effect is to accept the non-existence of “self”. The key to this is to identify that “Yourself” is just a thought originated in your mind. Just like any other thought the “self” is created and destroyed. However, our super manipulative mind makes sure we feel a permanent “self” residing in us all the time. Once you train your mind to see through all your thoughts, you will see that “yourself” faded away at some point.
Getting rid of yourself uncovers the isolation effect in its purest beauty. Now you enjoy the absolute isolation where there is no one. Not even yourself to bother the solitude. You are independent of the world, others, thoughts and even the difficult “self”.
It is not possible to stop or suppress our thoughts. But it is always possible to watch them. They may be good or bad or ugly. Just keep watching and try applying the filter when you get carried away. Do not go downstream with the tide of thoughts. See-through them and stop before they form into cyclic streams. Hence you can switch on the amazing isolation effect. Enjoy the isolation while you dance in a DJ.