“I have not achieved what I am truly here for.” Does such a feeling give you a hard time? Do you
brush such thoughts away and go on with what you are doing only to find yourself on bed with them? People speak of certain feelings as positive and certain others as negative. How do you describe the above feeling; positive or negative? It entirely depends on where a feeling leads you to. And that place you are led to has nothing to do with the feeling itself, but it has everything to do with your view of life.
How do you want your life to be? What do you want life to give you? Do not be surprised to hear that most of the people do not have a clue on these. Ask yourself those questions and hear what your mind comes up with. The best answer people could come up with has consistently been “I want a good life”. There are a few who have added peaceful to good life. When asked to define good life, the common response has been “you know; I don’t know”.
What is your answer? If there are no answers barring the aforementioned sentiments, your initial feeling will not prove to be anything more than nagging. It will only make you more agitated as each day pass. Instead of having a good life, you will begin to despise what you have. This should never happen. If you cannot find answers, stop the nagging immediately. After all, it is your own mind.
Did you find a worthwhile answer? Do you really want to have it? If you have any doubt, stop right there and join the clueless people and hold your peace. If your answer is yes, you will find yourself filled with enthusiasm to have that. To win a marathon, you have to run the length. To run such a distance, you have to keep replenishing your energy. That’s not enough; you have to re-evaluate your strategies and improvise your techniques accordingly as you run. Can you do the above three?
You will find yourself in the company of what you are truly here for.
Swastham Shantam Sampurnam