If you really wish to develop your life, you must first develop your mind. When you listen to any teaching, you first have to relax totally and open up so that you will receive something. Any sort of container has to be open in order to get something inside. – Gyalwang Drukpa
Hello friends, we are in the tail end of March, let’s ruminate about our respective, set goalpost and assess its progress, however miniscule it may be and ponder on the ways to achieve them eventually. Right from our childhood we tend to make plans for our future and what we want to be. Till reaching adulthood the address of the prospective goalpost changes many times, then gradually it takes a concrete shape and we start putting in extra efforts to reach there. So, we see that to develop our lives, a mind has to develop first, to comprehend what is the best way forward for us.
In the journey from cradle to the grave, we come in contact with so many people and get enriched by their teachings and thinkings which ultimately help us to chart our own course in life. The main criteria should be that we must keep our minds open for newer and fresher idea to come in. If keep the doors of our minds wilfully closed and think that whatever our perception of life, is right and unchangeable the stagnation may set in and we may find ourselves unable to move forward.
But, keeping our mind open doesn’t mean, we must be amenable to indoctrination in any which way, absolutely not. The ideas and teachings entering our minds must be thoroughly processed before building a solid foundation, then strive to implement them. The ability to decipher good from bad is very much essential to make our lives a resounding success.
Sometimes we go with the flow and allow ourselves to be manipulated by others and compel ourselves to do the bidding of other people just to please them and regret the actions and decisions for the rest of our lives. We must learn to say a resolute ‘no’ if our mind and heart advises against it. Afterall its our life on the line!!
So friends, we must keep our minds open and learn newer aspects of life. It may be from reading books, interacting with teachers, family and friends. Sometimes a casual exchange with a stranger or people employed under you can be instrumental in opening new vistas for you. We must accumulate knowledge in whatever medium it may come and build our repertoire of experience. It can prove a very worthy tool to negotiate the ups, downs and unseen bends in life, quite commendably.
Our life is a long series of classes and we’re the students. Now its up to us wether we pass it with flying colors or remain stuck in any of them. Open the door of the mind and go ahead confidently and relentlessly towards what you are out to achieve. Afterall we all get to live a single life then why squander it by just doing nothing and then regretting that I could have done this or that.
Let the frog jump out of the well and see the world outside and leap forward to it’s destiny.
I wish you all, health and happiness.
Adieu for now.