Life is a journey not a race. Making this journey beautiful or an ugly experience is totally up to us. Not knowing the direction before starting the journey is okay or to know the entire map but not starting is foolishness. Starting from mid way or to starting from zero all over again, correct ? Do we need to love your creation and be possessive about it or is it courageous to burn everything you created and build from scratch? Is it fine to delve deep or be superficial? Team work is better or being a loner?
In the Bhagwat Gita, Sri Krishna tells Arjuna to keep working with detachment from the fruits you shall reap. True success can mean various things to various people. For some it's a happy family, for some it's building their enterprise, for some it might mean getting top of their class, for some it's to solve problems innovatively. The art of working with detachment is to be able to create and manifest realities with a strong urge to create with positive emotions. But in that process, not getting emotional about it is the real work required which takes you far. When you love something, you will be so drawn to failure because of fear of losing it. Loving what you do but not loving that love is the differentiating factor.
Success has no parameters, there is no comparison between you and anyone else. The bars are created by you and you only. You are a unique creation of this wonderful nature who has been given all the ability to make something powerful and different, the problem is we kill that ability in us unconsciously. You see how children build up stories of monsters and dragons, they are scared of them and then they kill them also in their own imagination. The question is from where does that imagination come and that where does the same creativity go as we grow ? We get too close to realities and burn alive that passionate desire to dream and be different. We start thinking things like : I don't have enough money to start my venture? What if I fail? What if that my heart gets broken? What if I take a leap and fall straight to the ground? Oh no, that's not practical at all! So on... The list is endless. Our mind is a fertile ground. You sow seeds of sunflowers, they shall bloom in that garden. You sow weeds, they shall bloom in full swing too. Now it's up-to you, which thought you want to make your reality. Fear is good only when you want order and discipline. Otherwise, for everything else, it's good to have a free flowing creative energy. How do you tap that? Get connected to the source from where it's generated, your soul. Stop looking for answers outside, look inside. Stop finding faults, find goodness. Stop finding excuses, find reasons.
You are the writer of your life story. If things have not been good so far, you have the capability to change the ending. You are the director of your story, you can change characters. You are the producer of your life. You have the capability to change the energy and effort you have put on yourself. You are also the hero, you have all the ability to take action whenever you want.
Jokes apart, take that leap of faith without fear. Take the jump without hitches and glitches. It's better to die once by doing what you want rather than dying everyday by not doing what you wish. Try doing what you fear the most. Face your fears and stare them in the eye by taking complete responsibility of your life. Living a risk-full life ain’t that bad, try it.
The writer is a major in International Business Marketing from Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada. He can be reached at [email protected]