Meditation is not only a way to stabilise the mind; it is also a process of introspection and of learning how to live with the countless of thoughts in our heads. It is only through embracing all the different thoughts can we attain the desirable peace in the mind. This piece is a recording of my mental state during my time of quarantine earlier on this year. It is an expression of the ebbs and flows in the mind. By utilising the different paces and dynamics in this video, I hope to showcase the fluctuation of the mind during a short, 10-minute meditation, as well as the ever-changing nature of our unpredicted minds. Life is full of ups and downs. There would always be ripples in a cup of water, out-of-control spins of the fan, loud flushes of the toilet, and constant thoughts roaming in our heads. But it is through a moment like meditation can we start to be more attentive of our inner thoughts and learn to be still and be the observers, instead of the participants.
Anger & Rage
Although anger and rage are synonyms, there are actually distinct differences between the two. Anger could mean a specific expression of emotion at a certain time; it usually is pertained to the event that is happening at that moment. Rage, however, could mean an intense and extreme reaction towards someone or something; it usually encompasses all the events leading up to the present. If expressed in a relatively reasonable way, anger could be a healthy form of communication. On the other hand, if these feelings are being suppressed all the time, they'd accumulate into rage, which means that even a trivial event can trigger a massive reaction that could cause damage with people's relationships. In the video, I've portrayed people's respective degrees of tolerance and limit as garbage cans. Anger is when a person is diligent with throwing out the trash regularly, while rage is being expressed as the amassing trash that eventually goes beyond the limit of the can. I hope to use the video to show that the way we express such emotion truly dictates the kind of effect it has on both ourselves and others. Music provided by: HearWeGo Artist: Liam Thomas