You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.
Why did you spill the coffee?
“Well because someone bumped into me, of course!”
You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.
Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.
Whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.
Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It’s easy to fake it, until you get rattled.
So we have to ask ourselves… “what’s in my cup?” When life gets tough, what spills over?
Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility? Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?
Today let’s work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation for ourselves; and kindness, gentleness and love for others.
This was one of the wonderful message which was circulated on whatsapp.
Why is it tough to be natural?
Why do people need a wall of defense to hide their emotions? Why do they think showing emotions will prove them weak? Why? Emotions are the best gift bestowed on humans and why are we so afraid of expressing it. Artists, singers, writers…and all those who are related to some form of art are still able to express it through the form of art, but not everyone. Why are we so busy in meeting both the ends of life that we usually forget our own emotions..
Keeping this view in mind let’s put some thoughts on the emotions and their expressions. These days people are running towards stress management sessions conducted by many societies and organizations. They claim that they will be able to relieve you from stress, agony, frustrations of life. People are joining these organizations where it is claimed that they are going to teach you smiling.
Have you ever given a thought, that a child who is just born, is like a blank page to us but then also he/ she knows to express. Though they do not know any language but they know how to express it. How is it possible that as we grow we tend to forget our natural things and later we want to relearn from someone who doesn’t even know us.
We are losing our natural Self, the real Self and is living our life in an illusion of happiness.
Kaam, krodh, lobh. Moh and Ahamkaar are the five vikaars of our life. They are known as “thieves” because they steal a person’s common sense. These five thieves are kaam (lust), krodh (rage), lobh (greed), moh (attachment) and ahankar (conceit). It is always expected that ones’ action should be above these 5 inner evils. Can it really happen?
Will you be able to achieve it every time, being a part of a world which is full of competition, agony, greed and lust of success in the form of positions, money, respect from others and sense of accomplishment. Is it really possible? I know many of you will say ‘No, it is not possible at all’
Lets make a conscious effort to figure out our HOPE i.e. Higher Order Purpose of Existence. (Concept of HOPE is given by Prof. Subhash Sharma in his book Western Windows Eastern Doors)