A dialogue between HE & Me !
This one worth sharing is again from dear brother Chesstyrant's mail !
God: ----- What are you so busy with? Ants are busy, too.
I, Me, Myself (IMM): ----- Don’t know. But I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic. It’s rush hour all the time.
G: ---- Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
IMM: ----- Tell me, why has life become so complicated?
G: ----- Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analyzing it is what makes it complicated.
IMM: ---- Why are we then constantly unhappy?
G: ---- Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because the act of worrying has become a habit. That’s why you are not happy.
IMM: ---- But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
G: ---- Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.
IMM: ---- But then there is so much pain due to uncertainty.
G: ---- Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.
IMM: ----- If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
G: ---- Diamonds cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials. With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.
IMM: ---- You mean to say such experience is useful?
G: ---- Yes. Experience is a hard teacher; though she gives the test first & the lessons afterwards.
IMM: ----- But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can’t we be from problems?
G: ---- Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons to Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle & endurance, not when you are free from problems.
IMM: ---- Frankly, in the midst of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading.
G: ---- If you look outside, you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.
IMM: ---- Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction.
G: ---- Success is relative, quantified by others. Satisfaction is absolute, quantified by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than you rode ahead.
IMM: ---- Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here? I don’t know the answers.
G: ----- Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a discovery but a process of creation.
IMM: ---- How can I get the best out of life?
G: ---- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
IMM: --- Sometimes my prayers are not answered.
G: --- There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO.
IMM: ---- Thank you for this wonderful advice. I’ll try to be less fearful.
G: ---- Keep the faith & drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.