Success is the result of our genuine talent, sincere effort and strong decision to not give up before we achieve our goal. Yes. But then how is it that only few succeed while many do not, despite of the talent, effort and determination?
We do reflect- oh the timing was not right, or some stroke of bad luck...etc.
I feel above and beyond the obvious, there are four more things- our success is attained as it is:
First, God is answering someone else's prayer.
Two, our success is fruit of our ripened past good karma.
Three, our success is a blessing recieved.
Four, our success is pre determined, our path calls us, as we are chosen to be instrumental in accomplishing larger designs for the larger good.
So is our success something to be proud of, or not? I think actually it is better to keep our grace and have a gratitude-filled heart towards a universal supreme energy and understand our success as a rich and truly humbling experience when we count how many people indirectly or directly helped us get this success, get us here. So ours, is then, the role of an instrument and to be chosen as an instrument we may feel gratitude, exercise detachment and show affection. We must do what we do to feel alive with excitement while doing our work, feel alive with joy when we accomplish, live in that moment fully and then detach and move on to something different and new- for a rolling stone gathers no moss, and well, we cannot cling to one success forever just like we cannot keep on eating sugar forever!
Taste success, devour it, savour it, then 'gargle' with humbleness and gratitude, cleaning your mind, heart and soul and keep moving on...
Sometimes for no obvious Or explicable reason, You may just feel Your heart is heavier, Your mood is low, Your reflexes are slow.
Usually around this time, Same day, same time, In the past, You have faced, A devastating setback.
The heart has not forgotten, The mind has not overcome, But you have moved on.
At such moments, It helps to do Pranayam. Meditate. Be gentle with yourself. Do some new artwork. Read a new poem. Smell the flowers. Direct your attention To chanting or prayers And observe meditation.
Reward yourself With care and compassion. Instead of avoiding The feeling, be with it. Accept it. Improve on self-preservation And self-care.
This too shall pass. Hope you have a good life ahead.
'You can never expect life to be as you would like life to be. But you can always expect the most carefully thought of ways to deal with what is thrown at you. So how you respond is the key to your own well being. Do not rush into a reaction immediately. Take your time. You choose to be a highly inflammable chemical or not, in the moment. Be gentle to yourself.
Increase your self control. Score high in it. Self control is a challenge. Score atleast 70% and aim 90% in 5-10 years".
Hold your positive thoughts longer, It makes your words Sweeter and stronger. Hold your peace longer, It makes your words calmer. Hold onto truth forever, It gives your words Power. What thoughts you keep, That far you'll reach, Your intent, your thoughts Into your words will seep, And find a place In your speech. Be word-conscious today onwards! Be April 'Wise' Not April fool, Be 'Word-wise', Relaxed and cool.
Walk down any hospital ward. You will find patients of all shapes, sizes, ages with different maladies. A sportsperson has a spine surgery, so does an accident victim and so does a housewife bending to pick up toys - spine surgery when she has had a slip disc. A person who religiously did Yoga, went to the Gym, also ends up with cancer like an obese person who suffered genetic obesity or hormone imbalance. None of us can escape pain.
So, in the end, do reflect and rethink how far one ought to be obsessed with one's shape, size, diet and lifestyle?
Reflect on health in being accepting and content as well as realistic. Live life's each moment fully in how you enjoy little things, have fun, do some mischief, sing a song along, walk on the beach,and enjoy your midnight snack with a grin that is a mile long.
That is NOT to say do not care or be mindful of your diet and exercise.Please DO CARE.
This is to say, do NOT be obsessed and fret about it. Have your Que sera sera moments and follow your heart.
At times, its ok to leave alone some issues for time to mend, its ok to accept life with all its discomforts- physical, mental and emotional.You have to choose your battles.You need to tred light on your own heart.
Sit with your heartache. Sit with your sadness. Feel your feelings. Grow closer to yourSELF.
And then, hum-que sera sera, whatever will be, will be, the future's not ours to see.