The distance people travel. The family people leave behind and the way they engross in the course wholeheartedly was truly remarkable. The gratitude at the end of course. The dry venue on day one suddenly turns into flowery,colorful,beautiful, lively place on day three. Even after we left some one had planned cake cutting in Just Bake and we sang song to thank ourselves.
Intensity to break habits
You can hide/ignore certain habits of yours for a little time. Then a time comes when nature exposes your weakness in full public stadium view and you are left clueless. It is a divine justice that you get opportunity to overcome these habits through courses like this. Before the habit breaks it you learn to break it.
You will have to work to build relationship. Just stepping into a house do not expect royal treatment. Work on getting the respect to strengthen relationship. Your pain and stress will only increase if you only expect and not give in relationship. It will only be mutual exchange of blame from time to time. Your growth is not complete if you cannot grow people around you. Period.
Realizing holistic growth
Your growth is not complete by your growth alone. Your naturalness to do padma sadhana does not mean you have steadied your mind. To steady the mind you need to reach out. Reaching out means becoming more social. It means to attract solutions to social errors like corruption, dyning lakes, female inanticide etc.,
Your grand-father did not pay for water or milk. Your father paid for milk. You are paying for father. your progeny will pay for oxygen if you dont ACT NOW.
Knowing versus Doing
You can know a lot of concepts about life. If not put to practice they will die with your remains. If put to practice they will immortalize you. So focusing on DOING can channelize your life energy and give it a purpose.
You need to focus on your acts when you do with awareness. Else you are like the chicken who cannot go in a straight line. Sometimes they do pak pak here and sometimes there.
Work repeatedly on the mental pain till it diminishes. Just knowing the causes and avoiding it or suppressing it deliberately either through choice or medication will not clean it.
Do you continue to lead life rolling like a stone gathering no moss OR do you want to stop, set goal and start working towards repeatedly achieving them?
I know you know all the above. I also know that you did not WORK on any of the above.
Line of gratitude and gratefullness.
The article was inspired after undergoing a Divya Samaj Nirman workshop with Mr. Vinod Menon ji, an Art of Living Teacher for 21 years.