Tuesday, September 20, 2016

After the darkness of each night, the golden rays of morning fill our life with lots of hope, enthusiasm, energy… … Isn’t it?
If you see the sky at dawn and dusk time, if you see the birds flying in herds in the sky with lots of conversation among themselves, if you see the new leaf, new flower in small plants in your terrace garden, if you could see the whole life coming out for day long activity and struggle whether in the fields or factories, you would definitely feel the beauty of life all around you.
Come out of your own "self" some time every day to live like an ordinary human being and feel the fulfilling difference.

It is, no doubt, equally true that life is full of ups and downs, but if we open our hearts, say an emphatic "Go to Ego" and embrace the changes of life, believe me, even in most difficult situations, we can feel that life is full of suspense and splendid things. And after all who has all the goods and no odds in life. So, complaining and grumbling all the time have little meaning.
Swami Vivekananda says this in his own simple way, "we find ourselves in the position for which we are fit, each ball finds its own hole; and if one has some capacity above another, the world will find that out too, in this universal adjusting that goes on. So, it is no use to grumble.... Always grumbling he will lead a miserable life and everything will be a failure. But that man, who does his duty as he goes, putting his shoulder to the wheel, will see the light... When you are doing any work, do not think of anything beyond. Do it as worship, as the highest worship...."
And, by the way, happiness is not a happening; it is a state of mind. You can have everything in the world and still be miserable or you can have relatively little and feel unbounded joy. See around you and you will appreciate the truth of these words. 
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being?   -Swami Vivekananda

It's all knowing, life is very precious and hope is the main driver. Everyone passes though different phases of life from childhood to senior citizenship, but no matter, how young or old you are, you can still be creative and influential, provided you have faith in yourself and a conviction to do what you think is right.
The great Hindi poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar expressed these sentiments in the following lines:
खम ठोकता है जब नर / पर्वत के जाते पांव उखड़ /
   मानव जब जोर लगाता है / पत्थर पानी बन जाता है
(When you try fearlessly with a firm resolve, even the mountains give the way; when you put your best of efforts, success comes running.) 

So, just do your best and enjoy life. Believe me, it has many better and exciting moments in store for you. Undeniably, life is very challenging yet very beautiful. Believe, you do agree. 
As always, I'm keen to know what you think on this subject. Hence, request you to post comments to share your views and experiences.