Move on! Come on board
As you keep repeating, certain segments of your life, over a period of time, you must tell yourself that it is now time to move on. The largest and hugely active segment of one’s life is our Middle Life. There is a tendency to carryon with it, because it has all the social domains around us, because it helps us to compare, it helps us to feel acceptable and also acknowledged by what is called as Society, which to many gives a recognition and legitimacy.
Hence, we keep doing the same things over and over again, our journey turns repetitive. I call it the Segment2 of our lives. But if you care to look back at your inquisitive self, your childhood expectations, your learning curve, you may find its time to travel further. The devil in us, holds us back and more often than not, we fall prey to that Devil. The Society keeps talking about mediocrity, repetitiveness, social obligations, commitments in a hugely glorified way, with only one objective — to keep us tied down to routine, with little or no self-development. We are happy in a world where we can control for the ‘Power.’ Lesser questions will be asked.
But where is the freedom to move on? For hundreds of years, humans have been kept under leash, without realising that they have been controlled by a thought or Power, which wants to control them, yet make them feel everything is happening around them. Funny, isn’t it?
For one would then never learn the fun of growth, unless one dares to take the NEXT STEP, towards Freedom. When you do that, everything around you starts to look and feel different. All the people around you in Segment2, look mundane to the same ‘You,’ a lot of space gets created for you to absorb new things, look at them in a new way, show you the path to make a significant impact on people and yourself and above all you feel FREE. You are with people, who have done the same travel one day, maybe earlier and then together a new journey, a new destination, a new way to eradicate miseries of people and create a new Leadership dimension happens. Life suddenly becomes worth living and then you wonder ‘Why didn’t I do this earlier?’
This concept of taking people to the next level is a continuous process. WE ALL GROW DIFFERENTLY. So there comes a time, depending on the decisions you take in life, you discover yourself in a very different way.
There is of course a huge set of intelligent, extremely well read, educated people who understand this but defend their decision to remain in the well by holding onto things like, culture, value, social embargo, some kind of education, to find answers for their actions/inactions or decisions/lack of it. Since when did, not doing and statusquobecome a wise thing? You do meet Gurus in your life, who change your complete perspective, the way of looking at life, with some convincing stories. They bring that dynamism that you see in a flowing river. Imagine a river with a dam on it, it forgets to flow over the boulders on its own sweet will. Instead, it gets sluggish.
Buddha taught us the way to look at life. But trust me, even societies, culture, do change or move, albeit very slowly, but like the politicians do, it is always advisable for the mind to keep the intelligent people under control, through fear, religion, invoking the self-created concept of right and wrong and continue happily. Mostly the so-called mind ‘rulers’ win, if you see it over a small period in time.
But people like us, who have ventured to discover ourselves, experimented with experiences thrown at us in life, used those experiences, absorbed them and created new dimensions of life and growth, have this hope that one day, people who we wanted to be with us, in our lives today, will come, maybe they are on the way, maybe they will realise what the hell are they doing by leading a stereotyped controlled life, of right and wrong, after God has given them so much of intellectual understanding. They will surely come onboard soon.
We badly want them here. We always wanted them. We are missing them hugely today. We are told today, that this will also pass, and you will grow over it. But I ask, ‘WHY?’ We did not want it to pass. We did not want to grow over them. We wanted to grow with them, together, on a very different scale and dimension today. So, let us not justify. We don’t want to miss them.
They must come on board.
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