Once a music teacher was approached by a young lady to inquire about music lessons. That young lady displaying her intent, since, nowadays it is a fashion to learn music, asked the teacher, “How long this course will take”? She also asserted that she wants to learn something that must be quick and good enough to be recognized. The music teacher was shocked and told her that it would take a lifetime of dedicated and meticulous practice to learn music. The young lady was so disappointed that she never came back. Why don’t we understand that life is everything, but not at all a cup of “Instant Coffee”? It is a slow and steady process that can’t be manufactured or grown. Life is no less than self-realization through a long process of evolution”.
It requires the planning of nature and the tenacity of a mother to go through nine months of physical, mental, and emotional preparedness, pain, and courage to bring a life to this world. Only then one sets foot in this physical world. But today we forget the very basis of this process of life and mostly try to put ourselves in a fast lane. Every day there are too many people running and pacing to achieve certain unrecognised goals in life. They all want instant success in matters related to their physical, social, and economic aspirations. This speed may help us meet our aspirations, but in the process, we ignore the fact that life is not meant to be like that. We forget that in the process we end up fighting and hurting each other for no apparent reason. We can’t take control and speed up everything in life. There has to be a balance between what we want and how to reach there.
Life is too short and there’s not enough time to do all those things which we want to do. Today, because of advancements in information technology, life has been put in a fast lane. Most of us want the results quickly. We have forgotten the words Patience and Perseverance and made them irrelevant in life. Haste attracts and invites so many unwanted things that they cut down the time and space for better things in life. Today our life is too short to get hurt and offended all the time, to make comparisons with others, not to believe in ourselves. It is also too short not to forgive and move forward, not to speak our mind openly, to worry about the uncertain future, to regret the past that has passed, to live in fear that is not real, to always remain unhappy which is infectious, to waste time on trivial things in life. It is also too short to seek recognition, validation, and appreciation.
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Whenever any challenge comes into life, we get upset, and dejected and shortly reach the stage of giving up. We want life to be convenient, comfortable, easy, and in a straight line. Uncertainties and indefiniteness are an integral part of life. We always question, “Why do things take too long to be concluded? Why our efforts don’t give the desired results”? Then we tend to compare our current situation with others. Generally, we dismiss their achievements as pure luck or think that they might have achieved through some connections, approach, or use of mala fide practices. Finally, we end up giving up our efforts. This serves no good because it does not solve the problem. Every endeavor of ours, whether in the profession, business, academics, music, becoming a writer, sports, relationships, physical fitness or even attaining spirituality, is always a long arduous journey.
If we are willing to put in time, make painstaking efforts, and work with impeccable faith, only then we can hope to get the desired results. If we don’t accept this long, arduous, and difficult process of life, our lives will be far from happy and satisfying. The major problem with these “Instant Coffee” solutions is that they are invariably short-lived and evaporate instantly. If we just pause to analyze what we have been doing, we will realize how much time we are wasting on searching those magical solutions that simply don’t even exist. Only the simple and proven methods of walking straight, in the narrow and bumpy lane of life will help in reaching the destination we always cherish.
Life is like a VIBGYOR having all the shades of consciousness which are the mesmerizing beauty of the infinite universe, unscalable wonders of nature, unbearable weight of worldly responsibilities, unfathomable stress of professional commitments, burdens of social obligations, envy of competition, jealousy of comparisons, and all that we can think of, but nothing close to instantaneous. Life is not an easy walk in the park, but it’s not a horrible torture chamber of hell also. Life is a mixture of good and bad, happy and sad, success and failure, limited time and infinite tenure. We have to find a way to maximize the good ones and minimize the bad ones. We must find a way to look at the better side of our existence and must ignore and forget about the worst.
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