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What we are missing in Life?
We are too much busy in our daily activity, we are busy in earning, we are busy in spending, we are busy in so many other similar activities. We forget to ask the basic question to our-self- What is Life? What we are missing in Life?
When most people say “LIFE“, what they mean of it?. Normally, They mean the accessories of Life. What are this accessories? These are the work they do, their family, their relationships, the home they live in, the cars they drive, the clothes they wear, or the God they pray and the religion they believe. Right!
The fundamental thing that we miss is- LIFE. We miss the life process itself, the essential life that is YOU.
Why Life is a struggle for many-
The moment you make this fundamental mistake of identifying something that is not you as yourself, the life become an unnecessary struggle. Right!
We normally struggle for the things that is not us. If something align with our-self then no need to struggle for it. We must know our inner nature to know the outer world reality.
The foundation of peace is not about attending to the external realities of your life, but in accessing and organizing the inner nature of your being. Once you know, your inner realities, then the life will be easy for you.
What you are capable of?
We know only the things, that we can sense. You are capable of experiencing only that which is withing the boundaries of your sensation. But if you expand the boundary of your sensation, then you can experience everyone as your self. Like, Lord Krishna, shown the entire cosmos to maa Yashoda, when she asked Krishna, what is in his mouth.
Enlightenment is not an attainment or an achievement. It is a home coming. When you realize that all that you experience is withing, that absolute homecoming is enlightenment.
you’ll only get to know your capability by pushing yourself beyond limits.
What is the problem?
The problem is that human beings have lost a fundamental distinction- between inward and outward. Between their way of being and the way they interact with the external world. We forget our inward world, and with it, we forget our-self. We live outward world and for others.
But when we know our inner nature, their is only one governing principle : border-less unity. We are constraint with boundaries. Our physical and social worlds are restricted with boundaries. But our inner world needs none. It’s boundary less. No restrictions.
Who solve your problem?
When we face any problem, we look towards god, towards up and expect a solution or help. If you believe that someone “up there” is going to rescue you and solve all your problems. In this regards, we must remember that we are living on a round planet- The earth. And It is spinning every moment. So, whenever, you look up for help, you are obviously looking in the wrong direction. In this cosmos, we don’t know what is up? and what is down? We have no clue. The only distinction we know is what is outward and what is inward. Right!
What is the solution?
Up and down, good and bad- these are all assumptions. We are surrounded by stories, which are told us from our childhood and made a deep impression on our subconscious mind. We stopped thinking beyond the stories. If we talk about the world history then we can see that the most of the believe systems are not that much old. We are only sure about- inward and outward. And this is only the one thing that we must work on.
We must remember –
The only way out is IN.
If you go outward, it is an endless journey. If you turn inward, it is just one moment. In that one moment,everything changes. In that one moment, you are not in pursuit of joy anymore. Instead, your life becomes an expression of your joyfulness.
The post is inspired from the book – Inner Engineering: A yogi’s guide to joy by Sadhguru. Please read the book, it is full of wisdom of Sadhguru.
For the readers of the blog, i am adding few posts below:-
- On stop wasting your time on waste things. Read here.
- What a tree can teach you. Read here.
- On the problem of having only one idea in your mind. Read here.