We are afraid to lose. We are afraid of our hopes not being fulfilled. We are afraid of people who might let us down. We are afraid of taking a risk.
Some times we are afraid to lose our repute against the benefits reaped. In Eastern cultures this is so common. Some times despite all the liking, we do not move forward because of the fear of disapproval of those who are close to us.
Whatever the reason, we fear love because we simply do not know what it is or is capable to do? Any price for receiving genuine love is nothing.
While speaking to a group of audience a phrase slipped my tongue. It was “activate your subconscious” and it was received warmly, yet with a flux of questions. It was rather one question asked by many:”How can we activate our subconscious?” Before answering to this, another important question needs to be addressed:”Why it is important to activate our subconscious? What does an activated subconscious do?”
The weather is changing here. I have always been a lover of nature. I have spent quite some time writing about it in my works in Urdu language. I do love to observe the skies and the weather and the trees and their leaves, but this year I had decided to take particular time for it i.e. just to observe. It all began then.
When all else fails, step back from all that you want to do. Take a deep breath. Take a few steps back again. Till you are able to feel that you are no more a part of it. It is similar to taking a few steps back from a crowded place till you can only see it as a larger picture.
Look at the word: Inspiration, it originates from the word ” in spirit”.
We do things, many strange weird things just because we feel inspired from some thing else. We watch a movie and act like that hero, at least in body language. We wear a make up because we have found it wonderful on some one else’s face. We buy a watch or an expensive car because it looks great with whom we have just seen in an advertisement.
In fact, the whole theme of advertising goes on this phenomenon: to make people feel motivated to buy some thing by becoming inspired.
Yet truly it lacks one thing : our spirit.
I ask young graduates:”Why you want to work with me? The most common answer I get is: “Sir, I want to learn”. Then I tell them, “Learning itself is nothing, unless you put it to use. Knowledge is not power, it is potential power; it becomes power only when you put it to use and do some thing with it that makes your life and lives of people better”.
Have you ever thought what does the word discipline exactly mean? Though most common meanings associated or linked with this word are those linked to a concept of military life style characterized by every thing or activity strictly set in routines, schedules and the dogma like: place for every thing and every thing for a place etc.
The act of walking takes two components. Us and the earth. We cannot imagine walking without Earth or soil or ground or path or a road or call it whatever you may.
We do not exist without our environment. We cannot live without our environment. Can you imagine breathing without air?
There is only one journey, the journey with in. Most of us do not opt for this wonderful odyssey.
We keep on preferring to stay where we are. It takes much effort to leave a town or a city and start traveling and then dwelling to newer places. It takes much more effort to start traveling with in ourselves.
It may seem uneasy, time consuming, effort-full, many a times painful, taking immense amount of energy from us, but believe me its worth it !
It has been some time that I had written my last at love redefined. It was not perhaps that I was not in a particular state of writing, which all writers sought. Neither it was because I did not want to write. But that I had been exposed to some thing which made me forget everything else.
I count myself among those few blessed beings who know their purpose of being i.e. why they are sent to this life. For the past some months, I have been giving my total time to the purpose I have with me. The purpose, which I live for.
The bliss and joy of life is hidden in three things.
1. To know your soul purpose of being here and of living a life.
2. Doing some thing you love to earn a livelihood.
3. Genuine service to others.
Contrary to the above most of us try to find joy and bliss every where else. Shopping, overeating, over sleeping or waiting for sleep, trying to go for career jumps, in relationships, at dancing, at bars, in driving muscle cars, in wearing brands, in vacations. Its a long list.
The fact is different. The bliss is reached only when we do some thing different to ourselves inside of us. All the activities that we think can make us happy are in fact, in the long run our reasons for disappointment, which after accumulating one over the other let us lose hope and faith in our future.
Do totally and absolutely with faith what you are here for.
Engage in some thing that you love to do and use it to earn.
Do any act of genuine service to people around. Help a sick. Visit a hospital. Teach an illiterate to read. Give a single dollar in charity every day. Provide a counselling to some one who needs it. Help some one at a grocery store. Do an act of kindness towards a stranger.
You shall find yourself immersed in a bliss. Begin doing that but first find your soul purpose of being here.
Wish you all the luck !