Do not let pain stop you - Mahagathe

Do not let pain stop you

शमथ। Samatha

“I can’t take it anymore; why should I be the one to suffer“, voices you often hear from yourselves. You may think that you are the only one among your friends, colleagues, etc who is suffering. Take comfort in knowing that the person sitting next to you too is asking, “why me! why me!” Is there anything wrong with this? No, it is quite normal to feel pain. But if you are going to let pain prevent you from experiencing and contributing to life, the whole world will come to a standstill, for there is rarely a person truly free from all pains.

Pain is an indication that your life is not going in the direction it is meant to be. Do not jump into conclusion and think that it is quite true as you are stuck in a job you don’t like, not having the
relationship you like, not having the luxury of all the money you want, etc. It is not the meaning of direction of life. Life always looks for fulfilment, and fulfilment is not available readymade. You
have to work towards it.

One of the most common difficulties faced when someone is working towards something is the lack of resources. This is the first point of frustration. Isn’t that exactly what you thought when you said you don’t have the luxury of money. Money too is a resource. As you begin to employ what you possess in the right direction, more resources can be created. You can summon an army to build your little bridge only if you are a king. But if you had the will to be a king, you know that it was the most laborious of all efforts, not only to reach there, but to continue being the king.

It is easy to be where you are and wish for a lot of things and wish to be many things. But wishes don’t become real unless you are ready to give all you have to it. Wishing without action will only lead to more pain, and it is a destructive tendency. Perform action with whatever little you have. Do not be stubborn and think everything has to be the way I planned. You should be ready to embrace and be accommodating. Many unexpected helps will come your way and support you. Get out of your idle thoughts first.

Feel Blessed
Swastham Shantam Sampurnam