MindYourBusyNess: July 2010


Life is full of sea-saw motions. In fact the very (biological) definition of life and the difference between live & dead object is based on two such motions or vibrations- -The pump in /pump out motion of the heart, and -The inhale /exhale motion of of breath In the sea-saw type of motion first you travel one side up to a point and then you travel just opposite and this pattern repeat itself continuously. That is what we do all of our lives. Like our heart organ and respiratory system we oscillate between one extreme and other. We run after the objects, persons & positions but when we acquire these, the charm vanishes soon and we start living away from these. We live a disciplined life but after too much of discipline there comes a point where we want to be free at any cost. After availing lot of freedom we start respecting discipline. The opposite poles are the realities of life in every sphere and we can not get rid of one extreme permanently. They are the two faces of the same coin. So when someone suddenly changes the direction at one point of time it is natural not abnormal. Our ‘line of action’ & ‘stream of thoughts’ do take many U-terns in life. The direction in which your efforts are focused now is not much important (for it can also change at some point). It is more important that you feel like a better person after doing all that efforts.

All you need is a burning desire with clarity

It is very common to hear the remarks like, ‘if I had money /power / time / position … etc, I would have definitely fulfilled my desire of …..’ You must have wished perhaps many times like that. We all have a never ending list of desires. But very few of these desires have the honor to become reality. We carry the rest in the hope of situation being favorable or accomplishing by the grace of God or by luck. Have you noticed the difference between the desires which becomes the reality and which remains as desire only. One element witch differentiate between these two categories is, ‘clarity’. If we are able to visualize with clarity & minute details, half the battle is won. But many times we are not very clear about what we really want. The picture in the mind is hazy and we are not very much inclined to asses the price to be paid for achieving this desire. The situation is compounded by having many desires which counter each other on some account or other. Such desired are never picked up by us voluntarily unless there is some external force or compulsion. The other important element in this regard is our conviction of that desire being the,’most correct thing to posses’. In other words, we value this desire honestly and sincerely through our value system. Lack of money /power / time / position … etc are the excuses we find to justify our stand to ourselves or others. The simple method of dealing with desires is analyzing these one at a time, starting with most valuable one. Visualize in complete details how will you feel and appear after achieving that desire. If something is disturbing, sort out that. If you feel you are not comfortable in that position drop that desire and pick up next. Once you have identified with clarity your most valuable desire(s), just have faith in yourself to achieve that irrespective of your present circumstances. The universe is changing at a very fast pace and you may event not realize how required money /power / time / position … etc are made available to you by new circumstances. All you need is a burning desire with clarity and a firm belief in yourself nothing else is required. If you have these two qualities, you will acquire the other required ingredients effortlessly. Image -courtesy www.freedigitalphotos.net