Hey how has life been friends?Good,Bad or Ugly…..I hope its been good.Well today wanted to share with you an idea.A simple one but real difficult to follow or practise.
How many of us have an ideal pinned close to our hearts.An ideal/s that we nurture through our high or lows that we face through out our lives.
What ideals am I talking about here?Well here are a few examples: being selfless,being kind,being compassionate,being full of love etc.Now it is easy to talk about these ideals but real hard to practise them.If you are all alone with not a care in this world then perhaps it might be easy to bear the burden of ideals but if you are running in the rat race then well, its kind of difficult.
But come to think, of it at the end of the day, it all comes down to making a choice.A choice between life and race.I feel we at times willingly or unwillingly forget to live our lives and find comfort in the pseudo life of rat race that we are so very habituated to.If you choose race then you choose results and results only (like winning and loosing ).But if you choose life then you choose the various experiences that lie between living and dying.These experiences are life.They represent the very essence of nature’s gift to us (our life).
The ideals that I speak of help act like torches of light that guide you on your path if you choose life.For example:consider that you choose the ideal of being compassionate to everyone. Then please try to follow it.For at least 3 days practice compassion towards everyone. Try and understand other person’s feelings and the reasons or thoughts behind their actions towards you before reacting.Do vegetable shopping and surprise your mom.Offer a seat to an elderly person while traveling in a train or a bus.DON’T SPREAD ILL NEWS ABOUT OTHERS etc.We all have these various values inculcated in us by our parents,teachers and others who care for our well-being since our childhood.All we have to do is just reach out for them.
It is very difficult to practise such value/s when you are submerged into running the rat race and hence I requested you all earlier to choose life.Take a break from the race and try to relive this values.I am sure many of you might perhaps already be doing this.Fantastic! But for all those who haven’t please give it a try.You have absolutely nothing to lose but a lot to gain.
All this and more is easier said than done; but definitely worth trying and doing.
That is my simple Idea about Ideals which I wanted to share.Hope you like it.Please let me know how did you find the blog entry.
Thanks a lot for your time.
Take Care and Be Good.