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The Race Called Life

Cover – Neeraj Chopra

When you live in your heart, even if your worst rival wins the race, you will not feel miserable. To your wide surprise, you will find that his joy quite unconsciously and unexpectedly will enter into you and widen your heart. Then you will feel almost the same joy that the winner feels. – Sri Chinmoy.

Hello friends, the above quote has great relevance in our lives. As the Olympics are going on, the bronze medal miss by the whiskers, of Indian Women’s Hockey team, golfer Aditi Ashok ( they came fourth)and host of other misses are sending grief pangs amongst the Indian sports lovers. Sometimes the supporters of loosing side go berserk and resort to hooliganism as happened following the England’s defeat to Italy in the UEFA final last month. It’s true that emotions runs high during the race of any kind, we indulged into, be it political, business, academic or career oriented or even winning the heart of a girl!

Feeling miserable or dejected wouldn’t going to serve our cause. If we have the heart to rejoice at our rival’s win, the pain of losing would lessen to a great extent and it will also become the strength to pad up ourselves for the next race with all our vigour. Merely sulking over the lost opportunity will only prolong the heartache hindering the process of moving on to the next challenge.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

After all, the life is all about racing. You win some you lose some. If we find peace and dwell in our hearts and eternal happiness cannot be as elusive as it may look. The wins and losses would not affect us as they usually do. Being magnanimous and humble in our wins is also very important. It will keep us rooted instead of going overboard and lose our way for the upcoming competitions.

If we can imbibe the sports man spirit, a lot of jealousy and ill will can be wiped out of human to human equations. The healthy competitions are the best ones, as we have witnessed in the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Both have emerged heroes on their own right, while the bonhomie between them, always remained.

Friends, while I was summing up the post an ecstatic piece of news came from the Tokyo Olympics. It’s that, India has finished her campaign with a winning note. Neeraj Chopra has won the gold in javelin throw! It’s India’s first gold in athletics !! Congrats to him for his stupendous feat.

You see, we win some and loose some. But the show must go on! It’s applicable to our lives also.

Remember King Bruce and the spider and it’s moral! Try and try again untill you suceed. Success will come eventually with sincere effort, perseverance and stong determination.

I wish success to you all in your respective lives . Stay happy and blessed.

Adieu for now.

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Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

30 thoughts on “The Race Called Life

  1. Yeah loosing sometime is very fine. There must be a fair balance between both and we should always remember to stand back again after failing and to keep learning after getting success. Beautifully expressed. Me after india’s win-India India..πŸ˜πŸ˜….πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  2. I completely agree with you here. You win some you loose some, but the show must go on.
    Losing isn’t about envy or intense emotions, rather rejoice the moment and must know that you were capable enough to be here and even more capable to go further.

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  3. Life isn’t full of wins alone. Sometimes we have to take a loss too. I’m glad that India’s wait for a gold medal has finally been rewarded. Hats off to Neeraj Chopra! Beautifully expressed, my dear

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  4. Wonderful topic with some life lessons Mousumi. Winning and losing is all part of a game / life. You rightly pointed out that jealousy and ill will are root causes of rivalry and enmity.

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  5. Sporting events are conducted to foster bonding between nations and athletes and it is also a showcase to help us to take life sportingly winning over our challenges and neighbour’s…

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