Wednesday, August 16, 2017

AT WORK/IN LIFE.. A TRUE STRESS BUSTER!

  • A bad workman quarrels with his tools.. I'm the No 1 tool at my work and when I'm stressed up, I'm eternally linked to this quarrel. Let me be a good workman first and then only find out I'm stressed or not! 

  • A problem shared is a problem halved.. Being stressed out is a problem and no doubt I am 100% bottling it. Let the safety valve be opened to let off this pressure thru' talking to some one open! 
  • A stitch in time saves nine.. The extra steam has to 'go' soon; else more to repent later! 
  • All is well that ends well.. The end for the day is just to be happy' and nothing else; It doesn't matter how my day went on if I really work for this end! 
  • Better late than never.. I may be a sum of 100 averages but glad that I am a single piece today.. Let me not try making all these averages 'the best' at the cost of myself becoming 100 pieces out of that stressed situation! 
  • Failure is the stepping stone to success.. Then why a big 'cry' here? 
  • Haste makes waste.. Why not I truly relax for a while? 
  • Health is wealth.. Should I lose this 'Precious Wealth' to all those flimsy worries? 
  • Make hay when the Sun shines.. Why am I very much blocking the same Sun through my worry? 
  • No man can serve two Masters.. Why am I serving this second Master called the 'Monster Stress' with me? 
  • No one died of hard work.. Yes.. Sure never died but many times were made themselves 'Living Corpses' by being stressed up all along! 
  • No pains, no gains.. As lots of pains have already been taken up in this direction, why should I throw away all that materialized straight into the trash bin by keeping worried? There's no so much energy to re-gain all this! 
  • Opportunity knocks at every door.. Some think it is nuisance! What am I doing to my this one Opportunity that knocked my door long ago when I was in dire need? 
  • Practice makes perfect.. Sure very much correct but which practicing am I aiming at.. My job skills or worrying? 
  • Rome was not built in a day.. So why should I worry beyond for meeting my time schedules too? 
  • There is a trick in every trade.. Why am I delaying in mastering the trick of managing my stress? 
  • There is no substitute for hard work.. As worry stands no where in the queue of even the substitute, why am I valuing this one so much and stopping my hard work? 
  • Time and Tide wait for none.. Is it wisdom to be preoccupied with worry when burning issues are in front? 
  • Time is Money.. Since worry is a negative money with fortune going on Medical bills, why not I wake up and straight away save this fortune right at this point of time? 
  • Where there's a will, there's a way.. Can't I become 'Stress Free' through this 'Will?' 
  • Work is Worship.. Instead, am I worshiping my 'Worry' by being pre-occupied with it? 
  • Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.. Am I ever the culprit here in blowing up this shadow? 
  • You never know what you can do until you try.. Have I tried to be stress free at work which is one hundred percent possible by seeing others around me so jovial as the 'Living Proof' of same? 
  • At work, no one is indispensable.. My Boss very much knows this.. Let me not crave for consolation in this matter, instead let me be stand to the requirement! 
Keyword: stress

Saturday, August 12, 2017

SURE A COMFORTING THING/THOUGHT DOES THAT JOB TEMPORARILY, BUT WHY NOT LOOK FOR A BETTER SOLUTION?

### The people of a small town were constantly afraid of robbers. They appointed a night watchman for their safety in the night. Daily, the night watchman on vigil at midnight used to repeat the words,

  • 'Hoshiyaar.. Jagte Raho (Be alert and be awake)!' 
All at the back of their fears used to get up from their sleep, check the doors for security and go back to sleep.

A young man thought one night,

  • 'Am I coolly sleeping off in my life with this monster fear of losing/failing never leaving me? Why not drive it out once for all and be at peace instead of living with many alternate things/thoughts?'
He thus got an Instant Awakening, opened the doors at that midnight itself and walked off into jungles for Meditation and Penance for ultimate Peace!

Thus, any failure or unbalance in my emotions produces unknown fear in me and to fight it out, I get into a belief by substituting the most comforting thought in mine at that point of time and start doing related actions instead of directly looking at that fear as much possible.

No doubt, any type of belief is just a matter of time and I am sure exposed to the danger of totally feeling helpless again when that my belief is questioned at the root making me again embrace another belief.

My life thus goes with a series of beliefs, there is no end here as well as there is no go too for me as I am an ordinary man of no great Insight unless I firm up to do my bit in this context which no doubt, is well possible for a personality of my level.

### A crow got a piece of meat but in no time, a dozen crows attacked it together. The crow flew branch to branch to escape from the attack but the dozen crows equally followed.

It was restless for a while and finally in a total helpless state dropped the piece of meat to ground. The chasing crows instantly left the original crow and went after the piece of meat fighting within themselves. The original crow rested peacefully on the branch of the tree. A Sage passing by saw that and thought,

  • 'The only way to be at Peace in this world is to drop off the possessions / attachments with me!'
Seen thus, no single thought of self protection will do good ultimately unless I get into a mode of
  • Certain concrete actions of self sacrifice whatever
and
  • Start serving the humanity at large to the extent possible
Which actions alone stabilize me in my life and make me stronger day by day to face such failures if any in future.. 

Of course, the end of this is never known and equally that is not my aim too here this moment except living a life of fullness all along doing what is

'Right!'

to the max extent possible!

The Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt When you are down with emotions and failures... what would be the one thing or thought which would lift you up.. push your failures behind and bring you back on track #onething

Keywords: sacrifice, serving

Thursday, August 10, 2017

MAKE USE OF PAST; LIVE IN PRESENT!

A man simply believed 'Beyond' in a situation in front. In no time, his 'Belief' was questioned / threatened to some extent. For a while, he got confused and was unhappy not knowing the reason for it.

He tried to question 'The Other Man in Picture' in a soft way. 'That Man' had 'No Go' and had to say politely,

  • 'Sorry for troubling you. But my interests are different and tell me shouldn't I live my life out of that freedom?'
Forced to agree with what the other man had said but invariably hurt within, he tried to see if there was anything he could do with the 'Material' involved in the 'Process of his Belief.' But soon he found there too
  • The 'Material' remaining 'Inert' with no change feasible!
Finally, he looked at himself, the 'Believer' and straight away put a question to himself,

“Why did I believe here 'Beyond?'”

There was an instant Answer and he was lucky to perceive That.

“Yes! That was the 'Mistake' done by you.

  • An 'Experience of Earlier Times' which never belonged to the 'Present' but 'Similar in Nature' and gave a 'Positive Result' firmed up a 'Belief' in you that if the 'Same actions' are repeated again, the results would sure be 'Positive!' 
But in the process, you had forgotten that
  • 'The Man' and 'The Material' 
In picture, even though had a 'Reference' to the 'Original' belonged to the 'Present' and

Thus your 'Repetition' of the 'Same Actions' at this point of time gave not the 'Positive Results' of 'Pleasure' but only a 'Certain Pain!'


The man instantly felt better and firmed in himself,

“Yes! From now onwards, I try to discipline myself and act in such a way that

  • The 'Present' alone guides me as much as possible 
and
  • The 'Past' remains as 'Reference of Knowledge' at the back interfering least with the 'Present!' 
Thus done, I would many times be coming up with
  • A 'New Experience' in my life which may be 'Bitter' on the face of it 
But
  • Sure embedded with 'Peace' and 'Harmony' at the core which ultimately give a 'Meaning' to my life 
As the 'Comparisons' are very much minimized in such a 'Scenario!'

Keywords: Past, Knowledge, Present, Action

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

MAY BE TOUGHER AND HARDER BUT NEVER IMPOSSIBLE!

A young man was traveling in a city bus.. At a stop, a busy individual got into the bus with an on-going call on his mobile phone. He sat in front of the young man and started talking and laughing on the phone making wild hand gestures instantly attracting the attention of other passengers in the bus.

  • The talk was quite loud and continuous with bursts of laughter in between causing disturbance to others. As the bus conductor approached him for issue of the ticket, the man without stopping his talk, signaled to him on his destination and gave a Note. Murmuring within, the conductor issued the ticket and moved on.
  • The loud talk and laughter continued for 5 mts but to the astonishment of every one around all of a sudden, it changed to smiles with a lowered intensity but continued.. 
  • Another 5 mts passed thus and suddenly, every one around heard him saying ‘Hello…. Hello…. Hello….’ and it looked the party on the other side of the phone had disconnected the call..
  • The man still continued talking in himself in a further reduced tone.. Subsequently, he was found muttering within and soon was seen cursing the man who was on the phone at the other end a few minutes back.. 
  • In another 5 mts, the man's stop came up, he got down from the bus silently and slowly disappeared from the scene with his head totally bent down!
Seeing the incident the young man thought,

"If I really want to live happily in this world, it's ever my duty to see that
  • I interact exact to the requirement in a situation to the max extent possible, 
  • I carry on this interaction to the extent the other party permits with certain cool and beyond just manage the situation for the completion of work 
and
  • In the process, I'll take care to see that other people around me who are not a party to this action are never inconvenienced or put to trouble! 
And ultimately, this discipline alone is going to be ideal for me at any point of time in my life as in such a scenario, none can really point me out and nothing can truly affect me..
  • Of course, this discipline would never make me really happy in my life unless I ready myself to forego a few of my own assets and facilities too in a limited way to help control the above activities instead of holding on to mine.. 
Done in this way, I would be truly identifying myself with my 'Original' as is to the best of my knowledge!”

Concurring with the young man's thoughts, Slokas 23 and 24, Chapter 2 of Srimad Bhagavad Gita were heard being recited melodiously on the distant loud speakers with the meaning explained in parallel..

'Nainam chindanti sasrtani nainam dahati pavakah
nacainam kledayanty apo na sosayati marutah

achhedyo yam adahyo yam akledyo sosya evaca
nityhsarva gatah sthanur acalo yam sanatanah!'


'Weapons cannot harm, fire cannot burn, water cannot wet, wind cannot dry up the Soul..

It is (just) indestructible, incombustible, insoluble and unwitherable, eternal, all-pervading, immovable and primordial!'

Keyword: soul

Sunday, August 6, 2017

MY TAKE ON FRIENDSHIP!

From the ancient times to the modern digital age, forever the reference to the true friendship in life at the highest level goes to the story of Damon and Pythias.

When Phythias was awarded the death sentence by the dictator King for plotting against him, he requested the King to permit him to visit his home town before taking up the death penalty. The King said that he could never believe that he would come back but Damon came forward and requested the King to permit his friend go home and in case he could not return, himself would take up the death sentence on him.


The King left Phythias and it so happened that he could never come back in the promised time. Damon readied himself for taking up the death sentence and was about to be hanged when Phythias came back and asked the King to hang him. 

Damon objected to that saying that as his friend's appointed time had crossed, as per agreement he alone had to be hanged and requested the King to do so. Equally Phythias did not agree for that as he was the original man to be hanged.

Seeing their true friendship, the King got pleased beyond and left both free.
  • This story of our olden times upholds a certain sacrifice required in keeping up good friendship else there is no meaning to that as in good times all will appear very much of helping type!
As we scale down measuring the friendship from the highest mentioned above, the next level is defined thru' the well known proverb
  • 'A friend in need is a friend indeed!'
Very much confirming to the fact that unless one rises to this requirement it can't be called the true friendship.

If further scaled down, it settles at an average give and take policy and such relations are often better defined as

  • 'Acquaintances rather than the friends!'
Further down the ladder if the friend starts becoming more average, it's better remember the precept in all such dealings that
  • 'The gap between average friends and enemies is too less!'
As that friend can turn out to be a threat too in no time with the additional strength of knowing the certain secrets of his once upon a time friend.

Steep down this relation is the stage when the only reason of appearing as friend seems to be thru' the oft remembered/mentioned precept

  • 'If additional money is sensed, new friendships surface in no time!'
Finally, to the bottom most of this relation such interactions stoop down to the last level of dangerous friendship which forever asserts the statement
  • 'If dishonest levels match, new friendships appear in no time!'
The Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt Your take on 'Friendship in Digital Age'. 30 Jul is International Day of Friendship. #friendship

Keyword: friendship

Saturday, August 5, 2017

TRULY THE BOSOM FRIEND OF MY LIFE WHO NEVER LEFT ME TILL DATE!
  • No doubt, he was the best friend of my life, many times he came into my life and never he left me a day alone.. 
  • Whenever he was with me, forever he was in great need but never left his smile a single time as he interacted with me.. 
  • He never became impatient just because I was in a hurry and couldn't pay the required attention towards him even though I might have felt irksome to see him daily and a few times might have cursed myself as my patience ran out.. 
  • Wherever I used to go, he invariably happened to follow me forever giving certain specific works to me never keeping me idle.. 
  • He never expected me to treat him in a particular specified/royal way and whatever I could deliver in his case, he used to take it wholeheartedly..
  • I might have not noticed his presence often but ever he was by my side appearing in various styles..
  • He never robbed me, I never became poor in my life just because I constantly helped him and in fact, I was rich the other way..
  • His patience, politeness, obedience and a certain discipline were forever commendable..
  • This life is nothing but a golden chance given to me by the Almighty to serve such a friend and to see myself truly rise in my life and I don't know, how much I really did my portion of duty in this context..
  • Whatever I might have done till date to this my best friend of life is forever less only as God expected me to act sure at my level which is truly given to me to discharge this sacred duty keeping aside all those usual murmurs and protests for a while for not getting something in my life and help this very unforgettable friend of mine..
The 'other man by my side' in my life!

‘This post is a part of
Write Over the Weekend,

an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Keyword: the other man

Thursday, August 3, 2017

MY WISHES AND PLANS 
Vs
THE GREATER WISH AND THE GREATER PLAN!

I always carry a wish with me and will constantly be trying to implement my plan in my life to satisfy the wish. In parallel exists a Greater Wish and a Greater Plan in this Universe and the Almighty Takes Care of that!

Whenever there is a contradiction between my wish and God's Plan, it sure results in confusion and sorrow. Thus seen, it's ever my duty that I take cognizance of the Greater Wish and Greater Plan and as I busy myself with my wish and my plan.

But my mind is sure such a fickle entity with me which sooner or later makes me forget this Truth, propels me to rule as if I am all and makes me content with a lip prayer offered to the Lord as a ritual at the end of each day.

No doubt, it's humanly impossible to bring my 'wish and plan' close to the Almighty’s 'Wish and Plan' but I can definitely start working for it as ultimately there alone lies my Sacred Duty. And that Duty basically comprises of
  • Taking care of my physical body well.. 
Without which all my wishes and plans have to be straight away put into cold storage at one stroke,
  • Myself playing safe to the best of my abilities.. 
Without which I at this point of time may wish and plan meticulously but accidents happen only once in life,
  • Working for my living..
Without which all my wishes and plans will sure carry the curse of the hard working souls of the world who indirectly support me there,
  • Taking care of my family needs..
Without which many of my wishes and plans ever linked to my family welfare and never less of that at any time are sure at stake,
  • Working for a good social rapport..
Without which my wishes and plans can never go thru' smooth as people around me ever support in that task and
  • Doing the rest of the activities which more or less confirm to my own Nature but surely result in welfare of the other man with a heartfelt Prayer offered to the Lord at the end of each day..
Without which my wishes and plans can never start rising towards the Greater Wish and Greater Plan of the Almighty!Doing these works with all sincerity, basically sure establishes certain stability in my life.
  • Rest depends on my own personality the back ground of which is truly unknown to me at this moment and further to say that the same cannot be altered through any known method to me 
Unless the Lord's Grace Descends on me!

Keywords: wish, plan