Friday, July 16, 2010

Whatever shades your glasses are, you meet that colored people !

"While I do love travel and don’t want to discount it as a way to experience some personal growth, I want to point out something that you should ponder: Wherever you go, there you are. It’s the title of a book by Jon Kabat-Zinn, although I’m not sure where the quote originates from. The point is, it doesn’t matter what you are doing or where you go because wherever or whatever it is, there you are. Whether you’re sitting on a mountaintop in India or sitting in your cubicle, you are the same person. The question then becomes, ‘Who are you?’
So, our first job and maybe our only job here is to get back in touch with who we are. What is it that we want to offer to the world? What is it that we want to do? These aren’t easy questions to answer and you may very well not be able to answer them. I’m certainly struggling with these questions myself. One thing you might try doing, which I have done myself, is just accept that you don’t know right now. Certainly keep questioning and pondering, but don’t force doing out of a place that isn’t authentic. When you do decide to take action, I hope the action is coming from the heart because if you follow your heart you will be sure to lead an abundant life."

I was randomly browsing and chanced upon this amazing blog that is a must read for anyone and everyone. This article or post in particular strikes me because of an experiment I did back in 2008. I was visiting India on a summer vacation. So I put forth this task to myself If I had all the money in the world, and all the time in the world, how would I live my life ? Money came by easily since I was staying at my grandmom's place, and she showered the world upon me. Time was not an issue either since I was there for 15 days and had absolutely nothing to do. All I did was meet friends, eat good food, and lazed around. Quite surprisingly, I had thought I would be doing so much better than that. I would be composing tunes for my yet unreleased album, I would be taking notes to write my yet unpublished book, I would be meditating, working out.... However, it didnt matter how much time or money I had... It all boiled down to what kind of a person I was. Sadly, I am the kind of person who tries to relax all the time, because there is always an internal dialog going on....Should I be working towards something, or should I be relaxing ? Guess what ? the dialog in favor of relaxing wins. Maybe I am just relying on my lizard brain, or maybe I am smart enough to realise that in the end it doesnt even matter what you did as long as you did it with people you loved and had fun filled moments in life. 

In words of the wise NateThe point is, it doesn’t matter what you are doing or where you go because wherever or whatever it is, there you are.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I totally understand. I make a point to never wake up without a plan of what to do that day. It doesn't have to be detailed, and it certainly doesn't have to be completed, but it does help channel my efforts to be productive so that I am productive